Alpert New Leaders Forum

The Alpert New Leaders Forum, made possible by the generosity of Barbara and Ray Alpert (z"l), is a year-long leadership development series for a select group of emerging Jewish community leaders.


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January 13, 2023

From the Desk of Zach Benjamin

CEO, Jewish Long Beach & Alpert JCC


Two weeks ago, 2022 came to a close, and humanity collectively focused forward to 2023. This milestone marks not only a passage for the secular world but also represents a full year since Jewish Long Beach and the Barbara and Ray Alpert JCC formally integrated their operations and governance structures, becoming one agency in service to the Jewish and broader communities of 15 municipalities across the Long Beach-area and West Orange County.


Monumental change processes occur gradually, and by all means, our metamorphosis will continue through this new year and beyond. Effective organizations must remain in a perpetual state of evolution, constantly adjusting to the shifting needs of those that they serve. Jewish Long Beach is unusual in that its constituency is exceptionally broad and diverse, pitching as large a tent as possible not only over the Jewish community but over all who call our catchment area home. In fact, when asked what we do, I often struggle to produce a concise response. Read More.

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