Aaron Paley is president and cofounder of Community Arts Resources, which is dedicated to Los Angeles’ cultural scene, and founder and board chair of Yiddishkayt Los Angeles, the largest organization west of the Hudson devoted to Yiddish culture. He is on the board of directors of CicLAvia
Paley has 30 years’ experience in production, administration, and planning for the arts and has directed seminal Los Angeles festivals, including the 1987 Fringe Festival, the Festival of Masks, the 1990 Open Festival, and the Getty Museum’s ongoing Family Festivals. His company launched the public performance series at California Plaza and wrote the plan for programming and use of the 16-acre Civic Park, part of the Grand Avenue redevelopment. Paley received the 2008-09 Stanton Fellowship from the Durfee Foundation and, in 2010, Cornerstone Theater’s Bridge Award.