The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has announced that Rebecca Ross, a dual-degree student at the Jack H. Skirball Campus in Los Angeles, is their inaugural Carol Koransky Intern. Rebecca is a student in the School of Jewish Nonprofit Management and the Rhea Hirsch School of Education and is interning at The Jewish Federation Development Department with primary responsibility of the Del Rey Yacht Club.
Among many other awards she is a Federation Executive Recruitment & Education Program (FEREP) scholar. Previous to attending graduate school Rebecca worked for The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland.
This internship was established last year in Carol Koransky’s honor to allow young professionals to develop into leaders who help heal the world, touch lives, and plant seeds for a new generation. The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles hopes that Rebecca will carry the flame forward, illuminating the path for future charitable work and truly inspire others.
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