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Women's Division

The Women’s Division was founded in 2002 in an effort to bring younger community members to support The Guardians and prepare for future leadership. The GWD holds activities geared to their interests as well as providing leadership opportunities and social activities for members in their 20s and 30s.

The Guardians of the Los Angeles Jewish Home Women’s Division is committed to creating a community of strong female leaders dedicated to volunteerism, philanthropy and ensuring the legacy of our Jewish future through intergenerational relationships.


We are honored to be co-chairing The Young Women’s Division (“YWD”) for the 2015-2016 year and have an amazing board in place! We are hard at work and actively planning what will be an outstanding year for our division and The Guardians as a whole. Our primary goal this year is to build upon YWD’s success from last year and continue to educate others as to the true meaning behind being a Guardian while strengthening our role in the Jewish community to benefit The Los Angeles Jewish Home.

The YWD plans on rebranding to better educate others as to our mission and collaborating more with the Young Men’s Division for the sole purpose of creating awareness, support, and raising money for The Los Angeles Jewish Home. We will be working on creating new programs geared towards professional development and home outreach, in addition to planning more fun and inspiring activities for our young women and young divisions combined.

Volunteering with The Guardians has been an eye opening experience in that we have had the opportunity to see how we have touched the lives of the Home’s residents and those it supports in the community through community-based programs. Interacting with the residents, hearing their stories, and seeing them smile….they are the reason we are Guardians. The residents inspire us to do more for them and the surrounding community.

We are very excited about our upcoming events and programs this year and hope you join us as we are always looking for volunteers and new ideas! Our doors are always open and we encourage women to be a part of our organization and attend meetings to learn more.

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2017-2018 WOMEN’s Division Leadership

Danielle Kitzes
Ilysa Cooperman

Vicki Goldman

Jewish Home Liaisons
Alison Pasternak
Stephanie Nygard-Palenzuela

Debra Amona

Social Chair
Sara Imberman

Community Leadership (Professional Development)
Michelle Leibowitz

Member at Large
Natasha Neufeld

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