JEWISH GRADUATE STUDENT INITIATIVE INC

From Graduate School to Executive: Engaging, Cultivating and Connecting Jewish Leadership

Los Angeles, CA   |  www.thejgsi.org

Mission

Our mission is to support Jewish life on graduate school campuses and to connect Jewish graduate students, alumni, and young professionals to their heritage and the greater Jewish community. Our dynamic, multidisciplinary programs are designed to instill the Jewish values of ethical leadership, lifelong learning, and communal responsibility in an atmosphere of open inquiry and mutual respect, in order to shape the next generation of Jewish and professional community leaders.

Ruling year info

2011

Principal Officer

Rabbi David Sorani

Main address

9315 Alcott Street Suite 201

Los Angeles, CA 90035 USA

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EIN

80-0716359

NTEE code info

Unknown (Z99)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Jewish Executive Leadership Conference

The Jewish Executive Leadership (JEL) Conference, sponsored by the Redstone Family, is LA’s largest interactive networking forum bringing high-level Jewish executives together with Jewish MBA and law students, young professionals, and entrepreneurs. Each year, hundreds of graduate students gather to hear experienced executives who are also community leaders impact upon them their career successes and the importance of young community leadership. Past keynotes include: Alan Horn (Disney), Ron Meyer (NBCUniversal), Shari Redstone (Viacom), Les Moonves (CBS).

Population(s) Served
Jewish people

Where we work

Our results

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

JGSI is the national movement for Jewish graduate students and alumni, the only organization solely dedicated to this demographic.

Our mission is to help bridge the gap in Jewish engagement for ages 22-35 by supporting Jewish life on graduate school campuses and connecting Jewish graduate students, alumni, and young professionals to their heritage and the greater Jewish community.

JGSI’s growth has been made possible by our innovative model, designed to simultaneously keep overhead low and engagement high. We train and empower volunteer grad student leaders to create Jewish communities on campus, which funnel club members into JGSI’s signature off-campus offerings, then into our Alumni Community—keeping participants connected with the Jewish community for life.

This decentralized organizational structure harnesses the enthusiasm of volunteers and empowers our student leaders to take responsibility for Jewish life at their schools. JGSI has thus been able to build a large footprint of high impact programs without brick-and-mortar locations and with only a small team.

On campus, JGSI creates Jewish communities on grad campuses through affiliate student associations. We train and empower student volunteers to execute consistent Jewish programs and serve as JGSI reps on their campuses. We provide ongoing operational support, content, and strategic oversight to a united network of affiliate clubs under our banner. Off campus, JGSI runs signature Jewish programs to inspire grad students, alumni, young professionals, executives and attorneys, Conferences, Fellowships, Shabbats, Retreats, Speakers, and Women’s Affinity. Focus on professional development, ethical leadership, Jewish identity, networking,
industry trends, and Jewish education. Following graduation, JGSI continues providing Jewish engagement by creating a community of thousands of alumni across North America. Personalized engagement platform via
meetups, networking, Judaic enrichment, and volunteer opportunities. Alumni forge meaningful connections with
Jewish community leaders and each other.

Financials

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JEWISH GRADUATE STUDENT INITIATIVE INC

Board of directors
as of 07/06/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. James Freedman

Intrepid Investment Bankers, Inc.

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/1/2022

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Leadership

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