Catherine Schneider is the Senior Vice President of Community Engagement for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. The Federation ensures the continuity of the Jewish people, cares for Jews in need here in Los Angeles and abroad, supports a secure State of Israel, and sustains vulnerable communities across the City of Los Angeles.
Before joining the Federation, Catherine served as the Los Angeles Director of AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee) where she was responsible for pro-Israel political activity and coalition building in 10 congressional districts, and lobbying members of Congress and their staff annually on pro-Israel legislation and resolutions.
She also served as the Assistant Director of the Progressive Jewish Alliance. In this capacity, she served on numerous coalitions with community leaders and government representatives addressing issues relating to health care, housing and Jewish community relations in the city of Los Angeles as well as statewide. Ms Schneider was the first Development Director of Beit T’Shuvah, a Jewish community addiction prevention and treatment center with a 100-bed residential campus in Los Angeles.
She holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a Masters in Business Administration from the American Jewish University. She spent her junior year studying in Jerusalem at Hebrew University. She is also an alumna of the Wexner Heritage program. Catherine lives in Los Angeles and is married with two children.
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