The Corridor

A blog by Dov Ben-Shimon, Federation CEO

In Support of Our Druze Friends

I am continually awed by the dedication and commitment of our amazing Greater MetroWest community leaders. I am proud to share with you the following letter to Isaac Herzog, the newly elected chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, penned by our own Lori Klinghoffer.

My Country

I arrived in Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 5th 2000, extremely nervous and with some degree of apprehension. I had never been to the United States, and like many immigrants, the picture of America was a scary one.

Choosing Life

In the distance of just a few hundred feet and a few minutes’ walk we saw the difference between death and life. Between evil and good. And the question that came to mind was, What can we do about this?


A community bike ride to raise money to help send kids to Jewish summer camp, positive feedback on support of partner agency leaders plus a visit to one agency that has been serving members of our community with special needs for 40 years, and finally, a discussion with some 40 synagogue…


Last week we welcomed a delegation of Druze women and their chaperones from our partner community of Hurfeish. All week we heard stories of new friendships, amazing experiences of cooking together, and incredible art sessions.