John Magoulas

Lecturer in Advanced Fundraising
john.magoulas [at]
(310) 440-1279
Photograph of John Magoulas

MBA, American Jewish University
B.A., Business Finance, American Jewish University


John Magoulas has spent a lifetime in awe of the limitless benefits of Jewish camping. John spent 25 years at Camp Akiba where he started as camper and grew through the ranks to Program Director. He has helped raise thousands of dollars to support Jewish camping.

A native of Los Angeles, John joined Camp Ramah in California the summer of 2016, bringing a depth of financial resource development and relationship building skills to the leadership team. Prior to joining Camp Ramah, John was the Associate Chief Development Officer of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. In that role, John oversaw a team of committed community builders and development professionals who continue to shape the landscape of the Jewish community in Los Angeles, Israel and around the world.

John worked for The Jewish Federation for more than 17 years, and began his career in Jewish communal work more than 20 years ago in youth programs, resident and day camps, and teaching children and adults at Temple Akiba in Culver City and Temple Menorah in Redondo Beach. John enjoys working with talented young people and continues to be inspired by the graduate interns who work with him each year. To date, John has supervised and mentored a total of 15 graduate interns from prestigious Jewish institutions of higher learning around Los Angeles, many of who have gone on to serve the Jewish community as distinguished professionals in their own right.

John received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Finance and a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Judaism (now American Jewish University). He proudly served on the executive board of Temple Akiba for over 10 years as well as on various committees. He recently received the Mickey Weiss Award for Outstanding Alumni from American Jewish University. In 2015 John was awarded The Bobbi Asimow Award for Professional Mentorship on behalf of The Jewish Communal Professionals of Southern California. In addition, he received The Jewish Communal Professional Award for Excellence in Fundraising in 2011.

In addition to his work in the Jewish communal field, John is passionate about travel, and he has visited many Jewish communities around the globe, including Poland, Cuba, Ethiopia, Amsterdam and of course, Israel, where the Ben Yehuda shopkeepers know him by name.