Learn more about our programs:
Like most non-profit organizations, our Board of Directors plays a critical role in defining vision and acting as the governing body for policy. Additionally, and most importantly, our Board is the pivotal driver behind our fundraising efforts. We are always seeking strategic thinkers to join our Board and continue expanding the impact we have on the Jewish and LA communities. The sense of fulfillment and accomplishment that comes from being a Board member can be seen on the faces of Board members as they glean with pride at our Scholarship event, knowing their individual efforts are paying off in helping serve 1500 children each year.
Our Current Board of Directors as of January 1, 2018. The Board President, Officers and Board of Directors listed are voting members.
Shoshana Himmel, VP
Jonathan C. Lurie, VP¹
Sandy Sigal, VP¹
Matthew Nelson, Secretary
Aaron Cohen, Treasurer
Robert C. Aronoff
Lloyd “Eric” Cotsen
Daniel L. Dworsky
David A. Fenton
Glenn S. Goodstein
Marshall B. Grossman
Scott R. Isdaner *¹
Arnold S. Nelson¹
Brad Rosenberg *¹
Dan Rosenson *¹
Stephen M. Saltzman *¹
Thomas R. Schiff
Michael H. Sendowski¹
John Shane ¹
Daniel M. Siegel
Lee I. Silver *¹
Gelena Skya Wasserman
Gary N. Stern
Karl M. Sussman *¹
David L. Swartz *¹
Robert A. Waldorf *¹
Lewis M. Wallensky
Marshall J. Wax *¹
* Past Board President
¹JBBBSLA & FCBW Board Member
Megan Koehler, LCSW Vice President of Mentoring Services
Lynn M. Greenwald, MA, MFT Match Support Specialist
Shelby Ilan Enrollment and Matching Specialist
Paul Iskin, MA, LMFT Match Support Specialist
Irene Saiger Enrollment and Matching Specialist
Laura Schickling Mentoring Specialist
Kathryn Vischjager, M.Ed Match Support Specialist
Zach Lasker Director
Rose Levenson Assistant Director
Emily Lassman Assistant Director
Amalia Shifriss Camper and Community Outreach Director
Alba Arzu Camp Registrar
Sofia Varona Assistant Registrar
Rick Vargas Registration Intern
Dale Sapp Facilities Manager
Brian Sapp Assistant Facilities Manager
Lynn Duston Maintenance
JBBBSLA Inclusion Statement
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles embraces the richness and diversity of the Jewish and secular communities. Our leadership, staff and volunteers are committed to creating an environment where all voices are heard and respected, irrespective of gender, socio-economic status, level of Jewish observance, race, religion, ethnicity, gender identification and/or sexual orientation.
Department: Program Services
Status: Full-time (38-hour work week), Non-Exempt Professional, Union Employee
Join a forward-thinking organization that has been proven to make a positive impact on children’s lives. Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (JBBBSLA), celebrating over 100 years of service in the greater Los Angeles area, is seeking a dynamic Mentoring Specialist to join our innovative and collaborative team. JBBBSLA provides mentoring services, teen empowerment programs, college guidance, scholarship support, and year-round camp experiences at Camp Bob Waldorf. JBBBSLA is proud to have achieved a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, their highest level of distinction. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Our vision is that all children achieve success in life.
The Mentoring Specialist (MS) is responsible for interviewing, assessing, matching and supporting the volunteers and children that are matched in the one-to-one mentoring program. The MS will ensure child safety, promote positive impacts for youth, foster constructive and satisfying relationships between children and volunteers, and cultivate a strong sense of affiliation with Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles on the part of the volunteers.
We are seeking a candidate with a strong belief in the Mission and Vision of JBBBSLA, as well as the following:
Competitive salary, paid vacation and sick leave, paid federal and Jewish holidays, 3 additional personal days, and early Friday closure. Medical/vision/dental insurance, retirement plans (403(b) and Defined Contribution Plan), Life Insurance and Employee Assistance Program.
The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf was established in 1962 to provide ongoing operational funding for Camp Bob Waldorf. Thanks in part to The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf, more than 60,000 underserved children have attended our camp and its existence ensures that the camp will remain open for many generations to come.
The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf is a California 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID 95-6127224) that operates as a restricted endowment fund. The Board approves monthly allocations to cover camp operating expenses, and also raises money to fund camp programs.
Sandy Sigal, VP of the Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf and former camper
JBBBSLA is proud to share information about our programs and our people through an annual impact statement and a biannual “Snapshot.”