Endorsements

Elected officials and community leaders across Los Angeles and throughout the 5th District endorse Sam Yebri for City Council.

Congressman Henry A. Waxman (Ret.)

“Sam has demonstrated the leadership and character we deserve in an elected official. I am proud to endorse his candidacy.”

Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell

“I am endorsing Sam Yebri for City Council because the fight for justice is central to Sam's character and integrity. Sam has fought for tenants, workers, refugees, and the disabled as a community leader, non-profit board member, and attorney. We need Sam's tenacity and compassion as Los Angeles grapples with unprecedented challenges. I enthusiastically support Sam for Los Angeles City Council."

Holly J. Mitchell

Congresswoman Nanette Barragán

“Sam has demonstrated strong leadership and will bring fresh perspectives to the Los Angeles City Council. I proudly endorse his candidacy."

Hon. Eric Swalwell

United States Congressmember

“Sam will bring integrity and tenacity to tackle the problems of Los Angeles. He is a problem-solver and coalition-builder, whose candidacy I am thrilled to endorse.”

Joe Buscaino

Hon. Joe Buscaino

Los Angeles City Councilmember

“Sam is an accomplished leader with deep roots in his community and a laser-focus on developing solutions to the many challenges facing Los Angeles. He is smart, tough, and compassionate, and will be a force for change on the City Council. I am proud to endorse Sam and excited to work with him.”

Hon. Dave Jones

California State Insurance Commissioner, Emeritus

"Sam has a deep, abiding love for justice and service. He has fought for tenants, workers, refugees, and the developmentally disabled as a lawyer and community activist. He has also built a successful business and founded a non-profit organization with lasting community impact. These leadership skills and experience will make Sam an effective City Councilmember. I am proud to endorse him."

Lili Bosse

Hon. Lili Bosse

Philanthropist, Women’s Activist, and Councilmember and Former Mayor of the City of Beverly Hills

“I’ve witnessed Sam's integrity and leadership for many years.  He will bring a smart, community-first mindset to tackling our region's many local challenges.  He will protect women, families, and the most vulnerable while working hard to build a safer and more equitable Los Angeles.  I enthusiastically endorse Sam's candidacy for Los Angeles City Council.”

Assemblymember Marc Berman

"As a former colleague, I have seen Sam's keen intellect, work ethic, and leadership in action.  He will use these qualities and his 15 years of private sector experience to tackle the challenges facing Los Angeles. I am proud to endorse his candidacy for Los Angeles City Council."

Assemblymember Wally Knox (Ret.)

"Whether it was his work helping build affordable housing for adults with special needs, his decade’s of work in the Jewish community, or his creative drive in bringing thousands of young refugees into our civic life, Sam has shown that he has the talent to bring people together to improve our community.  It is a joy to endorse Sam for City Council!"

Hon. Georgia Mercer

Former President, Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board of Trustees

“The next few years will be extremely challenging for all of us and especially our elected officials. Sam will bring leadership, energy, talent, and creativity to City Hall.”

Elected Officials

  • Hon. Nanette Barragán, United States Congressmember
  • Hon. Marc Berman, California Assemblymember
  • Hon. Lili Bosse, Councilmember and Former Mayor, City of Beverly Hills
  • Hon. Barry Brucker, Former Mayor, City of Beverly Hills
  • Hon. Joe Buscaino, Los Angeles City Councilmember
  • Hon. Kirk Cartozian, Former Mayor, City of Downey
  • Hon. Jay Chen, President, Mt. San Antonio Community College Board of Trustees
  • Hon. Jimmy Delshad, Former Mayor, City of Beverly Hills
  • Hon. Myra Demeter, Ph.D., Former President, Beverly Hills Unified School District Board
  • Hon. Steven Fenton, Former Member, Beverly Hills Unified School District Board
  • Elizabeth Garfield, Former Board of Trustees Member, Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD)
  • Hon. Julian Gold, Councilmember and Former Mayor, City of Beverly Hills
  • Hon. John Harabedian, Councilmember and Former Mayor, City of Sierra Madre
  • Hon. Dave Jones, Former California State Insurance Commissioner and California Assemblymember
  • Hon. Wally Knox, Former California Assemblymember
  • Hon. Georgia Mercer, Former President, Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board of Trustees
  • Hon. John Mirisch, Councilmember and Former Mayor, City of Beverly Hills
  • Hon. Holly J. Mitchell, Los Angeles County Supervisor
  • Hon. Zein Obagi, Councilmember, City of Redondo Beach
  • Hon. Ray Pearl, Councilmember, City of Westlake Village
  • Hon. Curren Price, Councilmember, City of Los Angeles
  • Hon. Eric Swalwell, United States Congressmember
  • Hon. Henry Waxman, Former United States Congressmember
  • Hon. Robert Wunderlich, Councilmember and Vice Mayor, City of Beverly Hills
  • Hon. Sunny Zia, Member, Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees

Commissioners and Judges

  • Donna Bojarsky, Former Los Angeles County Commissioner
  • Marc Carrel, Los Angeles County Commissioner*
  • Victor Cuevas, Former Los Angeles City Commissioner
  • Bert Deixler, Former Los Angeles City Ethics and Police Oversight Commissioner
  • Tony de Los Reyes, Former Los Angeles City Police Commissioner
  • Hon. Bruce Einhorn, Retired Federal Immigration Judge 
  • Gabriel Esparza, Former Los Angeles City Commissioner
  • Joyce Foster, Past President, West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (WLA APC); Past Vice President, Los Angeles Board of Building & Safety Commissioners; Past Board Member, Film LA*
  • Patricia L. Glaser, Blue Ribbon Committee Member, Los Angeles Police Commission; Board Member, Geffen Playhouse*
  • Justo Gonzalez, Former Los Angeles City Commissioner
  • Cathy Gott, Los Angeles County Commissioner*
  • Lisa Greer, California State Commissioner*
  • Daniel Gryczman, Former Los Angeles City Commissioner
  • Dr. Morgan Hakimi, Former Los Angeles County Commissioner
  • Rex Heinke, Board of Governors, State Bar of California*
  • Robert Kalunian, Former Los Angeles County Counsel and Chief Deputy Public Defender
  • Caroline Kelly, Former Los Angeles County Commissioner 
  • Hon. George H. King, Retired United States District Court Judge
  • Robin Kramer, Former Los Angeles City Harbor Commissioner
  • David Lash, Former California State Bar Commissioner
  • Hon. A. Howard Matz, Retired United States District Court Judge
  • Kenneth Millman, Former Van Nuys Airport Citizens Advisory Councilmember
  • Douglas Mirell, Former Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Commissioner 
  • Dr. Sharona R. Nazarian, Los Angeles County Commissioner*
  • David Pollock, Past Executive Committee Member, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation*
  • Hon. Joseph Reichmann, Retired United States Magistrate Court Judge
  • Andrew Ritter, Former Los Angeles City Commissioner
  • Steve Robinson, Former Los Angeles City Commissioner
  • Al Rosen, Former City of Santa Monica Housing Commissioner; Former Member, City of Santa Monica Sustainable City Task Force and Solar Santa Monica Advisory Board*
  • Alex Rubalcava, Former Los Angeles City Commissioner
  • Rob Saltzman, Former Los Angeles City Police Commissioner; Former Los Angeles City Ethics Commissioner*
  • Heidi Segal, Los Angeles County Commissioner*
  • Cathy Siegel Weiss, Community Leader
  • Majib Siddiquee, Former Los Angeles Convention and Exhibition Center Authority Commissioner 
  • Nancy Solomon, Former Los Angeles County Equity Oversight Panel Member
  • Glenn Sonnenberg, Former Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commissioner 
  • Paul Sweeney, Former Los Angeles City Commissioner
  • Howard Welinsky, Former California State Commissioner
  • Adlai Wertman, Former Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension Fund Commissioner
  • Hon. Jeffrey K. Winikow, Retired Los Angeles Superior Court Judge

Democratic and Progressive Leaders

  • Leeor Alpern, President Emeritus, Democrats for Israel Los Angeles (DFI)*
  • Melissa Balaban, CEO and Founder, IKAR*
  • Marc Bauer, Board of Trustees, VoteRiders*
  • Caron Spector Berkley, Co-Chair, Democrats for Israel-Orange County (DFI-OC)
  • Noah Berkowitz, Founder, LA Election Project*
  • Daniel Bral, Appointed Delegate, California Democratic Party*
  • Michele Breslauer, Former Board Chair, LA Family Housing*
  • Susan Brooks, President-Elect, South Coast Interfaith Council; Legislative Advocate, Moms of Black Boys United for Social Change*
  • Rabbi Kenneth Chasen, Community Leader
  • Nancy Sher Cohen, Past President, Bet Tzedek*
  • Philip E. Cook, Past Board Chair, Public Counsel*
  • Andrea Beth Damsky, Democratic Party Activist
  • Scott Edelman, Board Member, Alliance for Children’s Rights; Past Board Chair, KCET*
  • Ross Erlich, Criminal Justice Activist
  • Matthew Finkelstein, Board Member, Progressive Zionists of California (PZC)*
  • Susan Freudenheim, Former Executive Director, Jewish World Watch (JWW)*
  • Jonathan Friedman, Former Vice President & Treasurer, Democrats for Israel (DFI)*
  • Susan George, Delegate, California Democratic Party; Executive Director, Progressive Zionists of California (PZC)*
  • Joe Goldman, Past Board Member, Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club; Past Board Member, The Jewish Film Institute*
  • Naama Haviv, Anti-Hunger Activist
  • Irv Hershenbaum, Labor Leader
  • Pamela Hope, Progressive Activist
  • Ada Horwich, Founding Board Member, Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA)*
  • Moez Kaba, Board Member and Former Secretary, Equality California; Board Member, Bet Tzedek*
  • Cameron Kalunian, Former Delegate, California Democratic Party*
  • Nick Karno, Environmental Leader; President/Founder, Climate Cents*
  • Abby Kingsley, Former Delegate, Democratic National Convention (DNC)*
  • Rabbi Jonathan Klein, Labor Leader
  • Fred Kramer, Board Member and Past Board Chair, IKAR; Board Member and Treasurer, Climate Cents*
  • Paul Kujawsky, Secretary/General Counsel, Progressive Zionists of California (PZC)*
  • Zuzana Riemer Landres, Community Leader
  • Allison Lee, Community Leader
  • Jason Levin, Former Vice President, Los Angeles County Young Democrats (LACYD)*
  • Stanley Levy, Founder, Bet Tzedek; Founding Executive Director, Public Counsel*
  • Micha Liberman, Elected Delegate, California Democratic Party; Vice President, Democrats for Israel-CA*
  • Paula & Barry Litt, Civil Rights Activist/Civil Rights Attorney *
  • Luis Lopez, Board Member, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles; Member, East Area Progressive Democrats*
  • Marcia Weiner Mankoff, Past Board Member, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles*
  • Arya Marvazy, LGBTQ+ Activist and Community Organizer
  • Lisa Mead, Co-Founder, USC Law School Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF)*
  • Alex Menenberg, Board of Directors, Bet Tzedek*
  • Emily Kane Miller, Board Member, OneJustice*
  • Kipp Mueller, Founder, The Resurgent Left PAC; Political Chair of New Lawyers Division, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)*
  • Nicole Mutchnik, Chair, Women’s Political Committee; DNC National Finance Committee*
  • Radmehr Nowroozi, Elected Delegate, California Democratic Party*
  • Debbie Paperman, Board Member, Democrats for Israel Los Angeles (DFI)*
  • Lauren Post, Progressive Organizer
  • Melahat Rafiei, Secretary, California Democratic Party*
  • Stephen Rohde, Past Chair, ACLU Foundation of Southern California; Chair Emeritus, Bend the Arc: a Jewish Partnership for Justice*
  • Ari Ruiz, Former President, Stonewall Young Democrats; Former Executive Board Member, California Democratic Party LGBT Caucus*
  • Joe Sanberg, Entrepreneur; Anti-Poverty Advocate
  • Marc Seltzer, Past President and Board Member, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles*
  • Dan Shallman, Board Member, Bet Tzedek*
  • Nazila Shokrian-Barlava, Alternate Public Defender*
  • Todd Shotz, Board Co-Chair, JQ International*
  • Rasha Gerges Shields, President, Arab American Lawyers Association of Southern California*
  • Adam Sieff, Former Board Member, Los Angeles County Young Democrats (LACYD)*
  • Arthur Silbergeld, Board Member, Human Rights Watch*
  • Rachel Sumekh, Anti-Hunger and Poverty Activist
  • Lawrence Trilling, Progressive Leader
  • Sam Wald, Former Board Member, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA)*
  • Lee Wallach, Environmental Leader; Palms Community Leader
  • Joseph Ybarra, Board of Directors, Liberty Hill Foundation*
  • Reuben Zadeh, Controller, Stonewall Democrats*

Neighborhood Leaders

  • Mark Ameli, Board Member, Save Our Canyon (Benedict Canyon)*
  • Stacy Antler, Board Member, Westside Neighborhood Council (WNC); President, Century Glen Homeowners Association*
  • Dr. Kim Bader, M.D., Board Member, Century Park East Homeowners Association*
  • Brian Bergman, Past Chair, Land Use Committee, South Robertson Neighborhoods Council (SORO)*
  • Linda Blank, Vice President and Board Member, Westwood Homeowners Association (WHA); Board Member, Westwood Community Council (WCC); Board Member and Past President, Friends of Westwood Library (FWL)*
  • Shelby Blecker, Member, Community-Police Advisory Board (C-PAB), Wilshire Division*
  • Noah Bleich, Past President, South Robertson Neighborhoods Council (SORO)*
  • Michoel Bloom, Past Board Member, South Robertson Neighborhoods Council (SORO)*
  • Jeremy Bollinger, Past Co-President, Emerson Middle School Arts & Education (PACE)*
  • Michele Bollinger, Past Co-President, Emerson Middle School Arts & Education (PACE)*
  • Connie Boukidis, Board Member and Past Chair, Land Use & Planning Committee, Westwood Neighborhood Council (WWNC); Past Co-PTA President and Booster Club Board Member, Fairburn Avenue Elementary School; Vice President and Board Member, Comstock Hills Homeowners Association (CHHOA)*
  • Jonathan Brand, Board Member, South Robertson Neighborhoods Council (SORO)*
  • Daniel Braun, Public Safety Committee Member, South Robertson Neighborhoods Council (SORO)*
  • Chris Brooks, Board Member, Comstock Hills Homeowners Association (CHHOA)*
  • Sandy Brown, President, Holmby-Westwood Property Owners Association (HWPOA); Vice President, Westwood Neighborhood Council (WWNC); Board Member, Westwood Community Council (WCC)*
  • Teresa Castelli, Board Member and Past Book Sales Chair, Friends of Westwood Library (FWL)*
  • Lisa Chapman, President, Westwood Neighborhood Council (WWNC); Co-Chair, Westwood Annual Homeless Count; Board Member, Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC)*
  • Ira Cohen, Board Member, Comstock Hills Homeowners Association (CHHOA); Founder, Safe Parking LA*
  • Christopher Combs, President, Friends of Westwood Library (FWL); Past President, Westwood Homeowners Association (WHA)*
  • Sarah Conner, Board Chair, Pacific Palisades Residents Association (PPRA)*
  • Steve Drimmer, President, Mountaingate Open Space Maintenance Association (MOSMA); Founder Board Member, Brentwood Alliance of Canyons and Hillsides (BACH); Member of Board of Trustees, Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation*
  • Gordon Fell, Past President, Westwood Village Rotary Club (WVRC); Board Member and Treasurer, Friends of Westwood Library (FWL)*
  • Joyce Foster, Past President, Westwood Homeowners Association (WHA); Past President, West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (WLA APC); Past Vice President, Los Angeles Board of Building & Safety Commissioners; Past Board Member, Film LA; Board Member, Scenic Los Angeles; Board Member, Westwood Community Council (WCC)*
  • Victoria Frankel, Board Member and Security Committee Chair, Beverlywood Homes Association*
  • Randall Fried, President, Studio City Neighborhood Council*
  • Jonathan Friedman, Past Board Member, South Robertson Neighborhoods Council (SORO)*
  • Philip Gabriel, Board Member, Westwood Neighborhood Council (WWNC); Board Member, Holmby-Westwood Property Owners Association (HWPOA); Board Member, Westwood Community Council (WCC); Board Member, Westwood Village Rotary Club (WVRC)*
  • Shawn Ghatan, Board Member, Comstock Hills Homeowners Association (CHHOA)*
  • Susan Gordon, Secretary and Board Member, Comstock Hills Homeowners Association (CHHOA)*
  • Robin Greenberg, Secretary, Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC); Past President, Bel Air Hills Association (BAHA)*
  • S.P. Harper, Board Member, Friends of Westwood Library (FWL)*
  • Ann Hayman, Board Member, Westwood Neighborhood Council (WWNC); Secretary and Board Member, Friends of Westwood Library (FWL)*
  • John Heidt, Board Member, Westwood Village Improvement Association (WVIA); Board Member, Westwood Homeowners Association (WHA); Vice Chair, Westwood Community Council (WCC); Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Westwood United Methodist Church (WUMC)*
  • David Hekmat, Board Member, Westwood Community Council (WCC); Past Owner, Mary & Robbs Westwood Café*
  • Cooper Jackson, Board Member, Comstock Hills Homeowners Association (CHHOA)*
  • Hanna Abner Kohan, Board Member, Warner Avenue Foundation (WAVE)*
  • Scott Krieger, President, Beverlywood Homeowners Association; Past Board Member, South Robertson Neighborhoods Council (SORO)*
  • Drew Leach, Board Member, Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council*
  • Dina Leeds, Board Member, South Robertson Neighborhoods Council (SORO)*
  • Steve Little, Treasurer and Board Member, Comstock Hills Homeowners Association (CHHOA)*
  • David Lorango, Board Member, Westwood Neighborhood Council (WWNC); Board Member, Westwood Community Council (WCC); Past Board Member, Friends of Westwood Library (FWL)*
  • Cat Lukaszewski, Board Member, Friends of Westwood Library (FWL)*
  • Esther Magna, Co-Founder, Save Hilgard Avenue; Chair, Fourth of July Parade & Picnic Committee and Past Board Member, Holmby-Westwood Property Owners Association (HWPOA)*
  • Carole Magnuson, Past President, Westwood Hills Property Owners Association (WHPOA); Founding Board Member, Westwood Community Design Review Board (DRB); Board Member, Westwood Community Council (WCC)*
  • Eric Maman, Past President, Roxbury Beverwil Homeowners Alliance; Vice President and Board Member, Temple Beth Am (TBA)*
  • Haley McIntosh, Vice President and Board Member, Fairburn Avenue Boosters (FAB)*
  • Kenneth Millman, Former Van Nuys Airport Citizens Advisory Councilmember; Encino Community Leader*
  • Nickie Miner, Past President, Benedict Canyon Association (BCA); Vice President, Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council (BABCNC)*
  • Daniel Monempour, Past Board Member, Palms Neighborhood Council*
  • Kaveh Navab, Board Member, North Westwood Neighborhood Council (NWWNC)*
  • Peter Nichols, Co-Founder and Vice President, Melrose Action*
  • Negar Nikgohar, Board Member, Warner Avenue Foundation (WAVE)*
  • Frank Ponder, Board Member, Westwood Hills Property Owners Association (WHPOA); Past President and Board Member, Westwood Village Community Alliance (WVCA)*
  • Jan Reichmann, Founder and President, Comstock Hills Homeowners Association (CHHOA); Board Member, Westwood Community Council (WCC)*
  • Joan Resnick, Treasurer and Board Member, Friends of Westwood Library (FWL)*
  • Steve Resnick, President, Westwood Homeowners Association (WHA); Secretary, Westwood Neighborhood Council (WWNC); Board Member, Westwood Community Council (WCC); Board Member, Friends of Westwood Library (FWL)*
  • Adam Rich, Past Board Member and Public Safety Committee Vice Chair, South Robertson Neighborhoods Council (SORO)*
  • Stephen Rohde, President, Westwood Hills Property Owners Association (WHPOA)*
  • Lynn Rogo, Past President, Warner Avenue School PTA*
  • Mark Rogo, Board Member, Westwood Neighborhood Council (WWNC); Board Member and Past President, Westwood Village Rotary Club (WVRC); Past President, Blair House Homeowners Association; Past President and Board Member, Friends of Westwood Library (FWL)*
  • Robin Rosemark, Board Member, Comstock Hills Homeowners Association (CHHOA)*
  • David Russell, Vice President and Board Member, Comstock Hills Homeowners Association (CHHOA)*
  • Clinton Schudy, Board Member, Westwood Community Council (WCC); Past Board Member, Westwood Neighborhood Council (WWNC); Past Board Member, Westwood Village Improvement Association (WVIA); Owner, Oakley’s Barber Shop*
  • Robert Schwartz, Past Candidate for Los Angeles City Council – 5th District
  • Des Sedaghat, Board Member, Los Feliz Neighborhood Council (LFNC)*
  • Bobby Shokri, Board Member, Comstock Hills Homeowners Association (CHHOA)*
  • Stacy Shure, Co-President, Westside Village Homeowners Association (WVHA); Past Board Member, Mar Vista Community Council (MVCC)*
  • Adam Sieff, Past Transportation Parking and Streetscape Committee Member, Mid-City West Community Council*
  • Greg Smith, Past Board Member, Holmby Westwood Property Owners Association (HWPOA)*
  • Roz Soudry, Board Member, Comstock Hills Homeowners Association (CHHOA)*
  • Carol Spencer, Board Member and Past Secretary, Westwood Community Council (WCC); Board Member, Comstock Hills Homeowners Association (CHHOA)*
  • Christina Spitz, Vice Chair, Westside Regional Alliance of Councils (WRAC); Past President, Pacific Palisades Community Council (PPCC)*
  • Charlie Stein, President and Land Use Vice-Chair, South Robertson Neighborhoods Council (SORO)*
  • Terry Tegnazian, Past President, Westwood Hills Property Owners Association (WHPOA); Founder, Friends of Westwood Library (FWL); Founder, Los Angeles Musical Salon*
  • Michael Terani, Past Board Member, Westwood Recreation Center/Park Advisory Board (PAB)*
  • Marilyn Townsend, Board Member, Comstock Hills Homeowners Association (CHHOA)*
  • Stephen Twining, President Emeritus, Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council (BABCNC); Past President, Roscomare Valley Association/Bel Air Hills Association (BAHA); Chair Emeritus, Federation of Hillside and Canyon Associations*
  • Wolfgang Veith, President, North Westwood Village Residents Association (NWVRA); Secretary, Westwood Community Council (WCC)*
  • Shelley Wagers, Past Board Member, Beverly Wilshire Homes Association*
  • Lee Wallach, Environmental Leader; Palms Community Leader*
  • Michael Waterman, President, Encino Law Center Condominium Association*
  • Peter Weinberger, Past Board Member, Crestview Neighborhood Association*
  • Scott Whittle, Founding Board Member, Westwood Neighborhood Council (WWNC)*
  • Laura Winikow, Treasurer and Board Member, Westwood Neighborhood Council (WWNC); Board Member and Past President, Friends of Westwood Library (FWL)*
  • Lucie Zimmerman, Board Member, Comstock Hills Homeowners Association (CHHOA)*

Community Leaders

  • Dara Abaei, Executive Director, Jewish Unity Network*
  • Danny Abir, Board Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)*
  • Jason Ablin, Educator, Faculty Member, American Jewish University (AJU)*
  • Aaron Aftergood, Board Member, Temple Beth Am (TBA)*
  • Ron Alberts, Past President, Temple Beth Am (TBA)*
  • Vivian Alberts, Past President, Temple Beth Am (TBA)*
  • Honey Kessler Amado, Past President, Temple Isaiah; Board Member, CSUN Foundation*
  • Scott Ames, Community Leader
  • Jonathan Anschell, Community Leader
  • Lisa Ansell, Community Leader
  • Mel Aronoff, Community Leader 
  • David Aschkenasy, Board Member, Mirman School*
  • Susan Azizzadeh, President, Iranian American Jewish Federation (IAJF)*
  • Guy Bachar, Los Angeles Chair, Israeli-American Council (IAC)*
  • Tom Barad, Community Leader
  • Wayne Barsky, Past Board Chair and Board Member, Public Counsel Law Center*
  • Shervin Behnam, Board Member, Sinai Temple*
  • Donna Bender, Jewish Community Leader
  • Bryan Berkett, Chair, Real Estate & Construction (REC) Division, Jewish Federation; Past Board Member, American Jewish University (AJU)*
  • Caron Spector Berkley, Co-Chair, Democrats for Israel (DFI)*
  • Sanaz Bereliani, WLALA, Board of Directors*
  • Les Bider, Past Board Chair, Jewish Federation*
  • Ron Blanc, Past President, Valley Beth Shalom (VBS); Past President, American Jewish Committee (AJC)*
  • Dena Bloom, Community Leader
  • Ori Blumenfeld, Chair, City of Beverly Hills Human Relations Commission*
  • David Boren, Past Board Member, Temple Beth Am (TBA); Past Chair, Legal Division, Jewish Federation*
  • Michael Bordy, Past Board Member and General Counsel, Sinai Temple*
  • Manny Borookhim, Founder, HOPE Foundation*
  • Aaron Boudaie, Past UCLA Undergraduate Students Association Council Commissioner*
  • Rabbi Daniel Bouskila, Community Leader
  • Siannah Collado Boutté, Former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney*
  • Julie Bram, National Board of Governors, American Jewish Committee (AJC); Board Member, Jewish Women’s Theatre (JWT); Past Board Member, Jewish World Watch (JWW)*
  • Steve Bram, Founding Member, Eagle Scout Association of Los Angeles; Board Member, American Jewish Committee (AJC)*
  • Alan Breslauer, Community Leader
  • Craig Brill, Beverly Grove Community Leader
  • Brandon Broukhim, Past UCLA Undergraduate Students Association Councilmember*
  • David Bubis, Sherman Oaks Community Leader
  • Michael Buchman, Beverlywood Community Leader
  • Meryl Chae, Community Leader
  • Tony Chanin, Community Leader
  • Andrea Cayton, Vice President, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust; Board Member, WISE Readers to Leaders; Board Member, Cayton Children’s Museum*
  • Jerry Coben, Community Leader
  • Baruch C. Cohen, Hancock Park Community Leader
  • Ira Cohen, Founder, Safe Parking LA*
  • Pat Cohen, Founder, Safe Parking LA*
  • Jonathan Cookler, Community Leader
  • Allan Cutrow, Past Board Chair, Jewish Community Foundation*
  • Pooya Dayanim, President, Iranian Jewish Public Affairs Committee (IJPAC)*
  • Bert Deixler, Community Leader
  • Sam Delug, Community Leader
  • Greg Derin, Encino Community Leader; Past Board Chair, Valley Beth Shalom (VBS)*
  • Lauren Eber, Board Member, UCLA Hillel; Board Member, Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH)*
  • Eric Edidin, Beverlywood Community Leader
  • Yvette Edidin, Beverlywood Community Leader
  • David Elghanayan, Board Member, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles*
  • Jonathan Elist, Board Member, Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles*
  • Sharon Halimi Eshaghoff, Board Member, Temple Isaiah*
  • Joseph Essas, President of Open Table*
  • Ali Fakhari, Board Member, Farhang Foundation*
  • Dariush Fakheri, Co-Founder, Eretz Siamak Synagogue and Cultural Center*
  • Elisabeth Familian, Community Leader
  • Bill Feiler, Community Leader
  • Cece Feiler, Board Member, UCLA Resnick NeuroPsychiatric; Co-Chair of Director’s Circle, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Chair, California Jewish Public Affairs Committee (JPAC)*
  • Gordon Fell, Past President, Westwood Village Rotary Club (WVRC); Board Member and Treasurer, Friends of Westwood Library (FWL)*
  • Irwin Field, Past Board Chair, United Way of Los Angeles*
  • Linda Fife, Educator; Community Leader
  • Lorin Fife, Community Leader
  • Yoni Fife, Past Board Chair, IKAR*
  • Jim Finsten, Beverlywood Community Leader
  • Josh Flagg, Philanthropist; Commissioner, City of Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission*
  • Noah Flom, West Los Angeles Community Leader
  • Brian Fortman, Community Leader
  • Lisa Fortman, Community Leader
  • Alex Franklin, Lecturer, UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media*
  • Michael Freedman, Criminal Defense Attorney; Former Assistant United States Attorney*
  • Mindy Freedman, Founder, The SAM Initiative (Sustainability Accountability Movement)*
  • Jerry Freisleben, Past Board Member, Bet Tzedek*
  • Susan Freudenheim, Past Executive Director, Jewish World Watch (JWW)*
  • Glen Friedman, Cheviot Hills Community Leader
  • Joseph Gabbaian, Past President, Sinai Temple*
  • Julie Monkarsh Gadinsky, Board Chair/President, UCLA Hillel*
  • David Garden, Board of Directors, ETTA*
  • Jeremy Garelick, Film Writer, Director, Producer; Beverlywood Community Leader
  • Samantha Garelick, Educator; Vice President, Temple Beth Am (TBA)*
  • Kfir Gavrieli, Board Member, Israeli-American Council (IAC)*
  • Paul Gelb, Beverlywood Community Leader
  • Jonathan Gerber, Beverlywood Community Leader
  • Natalie Gerber, Beverlywood Community Leader
  • Ross Gerber, Past President and Executive Board Member, Guardians of the Jewish Home*
  • Selwyn Gerber, Past Executive Board Member, Beth Jacob Congregation; Co-Founder, LimmudLA; Co-Founder Academy for Jewish Religion*
  • Seth Gerber, Past Regional Board Chair, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)*
  • Julie Gerchik, Board of Governors, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA); Past Board Member, Bet Tzedek*
  • Tzivia Schwartz Getzug, Community Leader
  • David Gill, Past Officer and Board Member, Valley Beth Shalom (VBS)*
  • Alan Gindi, Community Leader
  • Lionel Glancy, Community Leader
  • Rob Glassman, Board Member, Stephen Wise Temple (SWT); Past President, Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers (LACBA); Board Member, Pacific Palisades Community Council*
  • Gary Glushon, Board Member, Encino Little League*
  • Geoff Gold, Board Member, Bet Tzedek*
  • Stanley Gold, Past Board Chair, USC Board of Trustees; Past Board Chair, Jewish Federation*
  • Sam Goldberg, National Board Member, Jewish National Fund (JNF)*
  • Brian Goldsmith, Community Leader
  • Claire Goldsmith, Board of Trustees Member, Wilshire Boulevard Temple (WBT)*
  • Marcie Robinson Goldstein, Community Leader*
  • Dr. Peyman Golshani, UCLA Professor of Neuroscience*
  • Susan Gordon, Past Director of Development, Fowler Museum at UCLA*
  • Moshe Graber, Executive Board, Beth Jacob Congregation*
  • Rebecca Green, Lecturer, USC Gould School of Law*
  • Jason Gruenbaum, Vice President, Board of Directors, Harkham Hebrew Hillel Academy; Head of Finance, Shalhevet High School*
  • David Hakkakzadeh, Board Member, Valley Beth Shalom (VBS)*
  • Gabriel Halimi, Budget Committee Member, Jewish Federation; Founding Board Member, Moishe House*
  • Mark Haloossim, Past President, Sinai Temple Men’s Club*
  • George Haroonian, Community Leader
  • Aubrey Farkas Harris, Political Activist; Arts Advocate
  • Ben Harris, Vice-Chair, Real Estate & Construction (REC) Division, Jewish Federation*
  • Tina Hay, CEO, Napkin Finance; Century City Community Leader*
  • Deborah Heald, Board Member, Temple Isaiah*
  • Aaron Henne, Community Leader
  • Dr. Michael G. Ho, Department of Neurology, UCLA Health*
  • Rabbi Dr. Yechiel Hoffman, Community Activist
  • Samara Hutman, Director, The Righteous Conversations Project*
  • Leon Janks, Bel Air Community Leader
  • Sharon Janks, Bel Air Community Leader
  • Martin Jannol, Beverly Grove Community Leader
  • Shahla Javdan, President, Iranian Jewish Women’s Organization (IJWO)*
  • Paul Jeser, Community Leader
  • Katherine Kahen, President, Iranian American Jewish Cultural Organization (IAJCO)*
  • Stanley Kandel, Community Leader
  • Amir Kashfi, Past Representative, UCLA Student Senate*
  • Richard Kellner, Past Board Member, Shalhevet High School*
  • Sam Kermanian, Community Leader
  • Jeff Kichaven, Community Leader; Mediator
  • Eric Kingsley, Board Chair, Valley Beth Shalom (VBS); Past Regional Board Chair, Anti-Defamation League (ADL); Past Board Member, Los Angeles Jewish Home*
  • Phyllis Klein, Past President, Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH)*
  • Carol Knee, Encino Parent Advocate
  • Barton H. Kogan, Community Leader 
  • Siamak Kordestani, Board Member, Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa (JIMENA)*
  • Ze’ev Korn, Past Director, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS); Past Director, Jewish Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Los Angeles (JBBBSLA)*
  • Michael Koss, Past Board Chair, Jewish Federation; Past President, Jewish National Fund Los Angeles*
  • Dr. Neil Kramer, Dean of Faculty Emeritus, de Toledo High School*
  • Rabbi Zalman Kravitz, Community Leader
  • Jessica Kronstadt, Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney*
  • Eve Kurtin, Past President, Stephen Wise Temple (SWT)*
  • Sharon Lippman Kwechansky, Board Member, Women of Temple Israel of Hollywood*
  • Rona Ram Lalezary, Community Leader
  • Zuzana Riemer Landres, Community Leader
  • Irving Lebovics, Chair, Agudath Israel of California*
  • Dr. Matt Lefferman, Beverlywood Community Leader
  • Justin Levi, President, The Community Shul; Past Committee Chair, Los Angeles Walk to End Alzheimer’s*
  • Fredrick Levin, Past President, American Jewish Committee (AJC)*
  • Murray Levin, Board of Directors, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)*
  • Sarah Levin, Executive Director, Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa (JIMENA)*
  • Cary Lerman, Board Member, Sinai Temple*
  • Norm Levine, Past President, Valley Beth Shalom (VBS)*
  • Dina Levy, Past Board Member, Stephen Wise Temple (SWT)*
  • Micha Liberman, Elected Delegate, California Democratic Party; Vice President, Democrats for Israel-CA*
  • Dr. Sara-Jean “SJ” Lipmen, Educator and Student Advocate
  • Matthew Louchheim, President, Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.; Community Leader*
  • Barak Lurie, Board Member, StandWithUs*
  • Angela Maddahi, Past President, Sinai Temple*
  • Remmie Maden, Board Member, Jewish Federation*
  • John Magoulas, Jewish Community Leader 
  • Richard Mahan, Chief Operating Officer, D.A.R.E. America/International; Member, Mayor Tom Bradley Task Force on Homelessness; Member, California Senate Task Force On Prison Overcrowding*
  • Morgan Mallory,  Board Member, Friendly House*
  • Lia Mandelbaum, Community Leader
  • Avram Mandell, Founder/Executive Director, Tzedek America*
  • Marcia Weiner Mankoff, Past Board Member, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA); Board Member, Jewish Community Foundation; Board Member, de Toledo High School*
  • Peter Marcus, Board Member, Temple Israel of Hollywood (TIOH); Past Board Member, Jewish World Watch (JWW)*
  • Josh Marehbian, Vice President, Sephardic Tifereth Temple Israel (STTI)*
  • Hovanes Margarian, Board Member, Armenian Bar Association*
  • David Mark, Past Board Member, Bet Tzedek*
  • Steve Martini, Board Member, The Los Angeles Jewish Home*
  • Stephen Matloff, Disaster Response Team, Wilshire Boulevard Temple (WBT); Board of Governors, Shaare Zedek Medical Center; Board Member, NECHAMA – Jewish Response to Disaster*
  • Bruce Maxwell, Past President, Beth Chayim Chadashim Congregation (BCC); Past President, Wider Bridge*
  • Alison Mayerson, Retired Jewish Communal Professional
  • Ben Mehdizadeh, Past President, Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel (STTI)*
  • Kathy Melamed, Commissioner, City of Beverly Hills*
  • Shahram Melamed, Former Commissioner, City of Beverly Hills*
  • Frank Melton, Past Board Member, Sinai Temple; Board Member, Bet Tzedek*
  • Sue Meltzer, Past Los Angeles Women’s Campaign Chair, Jewish Federation; Past Board Member, Jewish Family Service*
  • Sabrina Merage, Community Leader
  • Linda Michaelson, Board Member, Bet Tzedek*
  • Adam Milstein, Co-Founder and Board Chair, Israeli-American Council (IAC)*
  • Steven Mindel, Past President, University Synagogue; Past Board Member, Los Angeles Free Clinic*
  • Richard Mirisch, Encino Community Leader
  • Jeremy Mittman, Executive Board, Beth Jacob Congregation*
  • Cheston Mizel, Beverlywood Community Leader
  • Courtney Mizel, Board Member, JQ International*
  • Arielle Mokhtarzadeh, Past UCLA Undergraduate Students Association President*
  • Raamla Mohamed, Hollywood Writer and Producer
  • Heidi Monkarsh, Community Leader
  • Maxine Morris, Cheviot Hills Leader
  • Joseph Nahamia, Past President, Congregation Mogen David*
  • Angella Nazarian, Community Leader
  • Dora Nazarian, Community Leader
  • Sharon Nazarian, President, Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation*
  • Dorit Naftalin Nelson, Board Member, Builders of Jewish Education (BJE)*
  • Harry Nelson, Past President, Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy*
  • Paulette Nessim, Board Member, Holocaust Museum LA*
  • Ron Nessim, Board Member and Past Chair, Sephardic Educational Center (SEC); Board Member, Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF)*
  • Ariel Neuman, Board Member, Bet Tzedek*
  • Jasmin Niku, Associate Board, Aviva Family and Children’s Services; Beverly Grove Resident*
  • David Nimmer, Adjunct Professor, UCLA Law School; Community Leader*
  • Robin Nourmand, Board of Directors, UCLA Hillel; Board of Directors, Jewish National Fund-Los Angeles (JNF)*
  • Avi Oved, Former UC Student Regent*
  • Scott Packman, Board Member, Bet Tzedek; Advisory Board, Creative Community for Peace*
  • Richard Pachulski, Jewish Community Leader
  • Stuart Pardau, Beverlywood Community Leader
  • Josh Passman, Rancho Park Community Leader
  • Mathew Pauley, Sherman Oaks Community Leader
  • Eli Pearlman, Board Member, Temple Beth Am (TBA)* 
  • Amy Peckner, Community Leader
  • Rabbi Cheryl Peretz, Community Leader
  • Rachael Petru, Community Leader
  • Jonah Platt, Broadway Star; Advisory Board Member, American Jewish University (AJU)*
  • Julie Platt, Past Board Chair, Jewish Federation*
  • Dr. Larry Platt, Jewish Community Leader
  • Joshua J. Pollack,Executive Board Member, Young Israel of Century City (YICC)*
  • David Pollock, Past Board Member, Jewish Federation; Past Board Member, Temple Emanuel; Past Chairman, Milken Institute Israel Center*
  • Farshad Rafii, President, Sinai Temple Men’s Club*
  • Gina Raphael, Chair, Women’s International Zionist Organization- Los Angeles (WIZO)*
  • Lary Rappaport, Century City Attorney; Community Leader 
  • Larry Rauch, Community Leader
  • Barak Raviv, Jewish Community Leader
  • Roy Rayn, Jewish Community Leader; Westwood Resident
  • Amitai Raziel, Board of Directors, FIDF*
  • Nava Raziel, Board Member, Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy*
  • Rabbi Ralph Resnick, Community Leader
  • Talia Resin, Beverlywood Community Leader
  • Jeff Resnick, Past Board Chair, Hillel at UCLA; Executive Committee, Stephen Wise Temple (SWT); Past Co-Chair, Chabad Telethon*
  • Rick Richman, Board Member, American Jewish University (AJU)*
  • Naeun Rim, Board Member, Korean American Bar Association (KABA)*
  • Harry Rimalower, Board Member, Bet Tzedek New Leaders Council*
  • Nurit Robin, Board Member, Builders of Jewish Education (BJE)*
  • Marc Rohatiner, Board Member, Jewish Federation; Past President, Beth Jacob Congregation; Past Board Member, Shalhevet High School*
  • Paul Rosen, Board Member, Bet Tzedek*
  • Lou Rosenberg, Encino Community Leader 
  • Bobby Rostami, Board Member, Harkham Hebrew Hillel Academy*
  • John Rubiner, Past President, Beverly Hills Bar Association*
  • Craig Rutenberg, Community Leader
  • Ari Ryan, National Board Member, Friends of the IDF (FIDF)*
  • Debbie Saidoff, National Board Member, American Jewish Committee (AJC); Founding Board Member, StandWithUs (SWU); Founding Board Member, Israeli-American Council (IAC)*
  • Dr. Claudia Wallack Samuels, Community Leader
  • Sandy Samuels, Past President/CEO, Bet Tzedek; Past President, Adat Ariel; Founding Board Chair, Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust*
  • Richard Sandler, Community Leader
  • Scott Sandler, Community Leader
  • Houman Sarshar, Community Leader 
  • Tony Sauber, Past Board Secretary, Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA)*
  • Daren M. Schlecter, Community Leader
  • David Schindler, Community Leader
  • Catherine Schneider, Vice President, American Jewish University (AJU); Board Member, B’nai David-Judea Congregation*
  • E. Randol Schoenberg, Past President and Board Member, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH); Past Board Member, Los Angeles Opera*
  • Dean Schramm, Past President, American Jewish Committee (AJC); Encino Community Leader*
  • Mark Schwartz, Past Board Member, Temple Emanuel; Executive Committee, Jewish Community Foundation*
  • Robert Schwartz, Past Board Chair, Bet Tzedek*
  • Anahita Sedaghatfar, Civil Rights Attorney
  • Jacob Segal, Israeli-American Community Leader
  • Rachel Segal, Past Board Member, Bet Tzedek*
  • Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, Director Emeritus, UCLA Hillel*
  • Rabbi Tal Sessler, Ph.D.
  • Maytal Shainberg, Board Member, Beverlywood Homes Association
  • Lou Shapiro, Beverlywood Community Leader
  • Zev Shechtman, Regional Board Member, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)*
  • Neil Sheff, President, Sephardic Educational Center (SEC)*
  • Shahrokh Sheik, Trustee, Los Angeles County Bar Association; Former Board Member, Susan G. Komen (LA County)*
  • Joe Shooshani, Past Chair, Beverly Hills Planning Commission*
  • Neuriel Shore, Community Leader
  • Mike Silberstein, President, Sinai Temple Men’s Club*
  • Scott Silver, Cheviot Hills Neighborhood Activist; Past Board Member, Menorah Housing*
  • Jack Sinder, Encino Community Leader; Past Board Member, Valley Beth Shalom*
  • Rita Sinder, Encino Community Leader; Past Board Member, Valley Beth Shalom*
  • Jeff Sklar, Board Member, Stephen S. Wise Temple (SWT); Board Member, de Toledo High School*
  • Matt Sloan, Board Member, Bet Tzedek; Board Member, Los Angeles County Bar Counsel for Justice*
  • Greg Smith, President, Westwood Kehilla*
  • Brent Sokol, Past Board Member, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)*
  • Navid Soleymani, Board Member, Casiano Estates Homeowners Association (Bel Air)*
  • Andrea Sonnenberg, Community Leader 
  • Glenn Sonnenberg, Past President, Stephen Wise Temple (SWT); Board Member, Jewish Federation; Board Member, Bet Tzedek*
  • Bennett Spiegel, Past President, Adat Ari El Synagogue; Board Member, Bet Tzedek; Board Member and Past President, Builders of Jewish Education (BJE)*
  • Greg Spinrad, Community Leader
  • Maya Zutler Spinrad, Community Leader
  • Aaron Spiwak, Board Member, Temple Beth Am (TBA); Board Member, Bet Tzedek*
  • Alan Spiwak, Board Member, Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA)*
  • Sheila Baran Spiwak, Board Member, Builders of Jewish Education (BJE)*
  • Laura Stein, Board of Governors, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • Michael Steinberg, M.D., Community Leader
  • Timothy James Stiven, Past Dean, Brentwood School*
  • Cantor Michelle Stone, Community Leader
  • Dan Stone, Board Member and Past President, Westside JCC of Los Angeles*
  • Terry Storch, Community Leader
  • Brian Sun, AAPI Community Leader
  • Yael Swerdlow, Co-Founder, Women’s Empowerment Foundation; Member, Small Business Technology Council (SBTC)*
  • Dubby Teichman, San Fernando Valley Community Leader
  • Daniel Tenenblatt, Community Leader
  • Ernest Tepman, Board of Directors, Shalom Institute; Russian-American Community Leader*
  • Stuart Tochner, President, Temple Beth Am (TBA); Board Member, Camp Ramah; Past Board Member, Zimmer Children’s Museum*
  • Fred Toczek: Past President and Board Member, Shalhevet High School; Past President, Maimonides Academy*
  • Stanley Treitel, Hancock Park Community Leader
  • Melissa Trikiis, Westwood Community Leader
  • Michael Tuchin, Jewish Community Leader
  • Albert Valencia, Past Board Member, Asian Pacific American Bar Association*
  • Avi Wagner, Board Member, Lashon Academy*
  • Perry Wallack, Community Leader
  • Darren Warner, Jewish Community Leader; Encino Community Leader
  • Sam Wasserman, Community Leader 
  • Alex Weingarten, Board Member and Chair of Community Engagement Initiative, Jewish Federation*
  • Sherry Weinman, Chair, Board of Directors, IsraAID US*
  • Lois Weinsaft, Community Leader
  • Joel Weinstein, Board Member, Sinai Temple*
  • Irv Weintraub, Jewish Community Leader
  • Matt Weintraub, Community Leader
  • Pamela Weisberg, Chair, Sinai Akiba Academy Committee*
  • Betsy Weisman, Retired Principal City Planner, Los Angeles Planning Department*
  • Rhoda Weisman, Community Leader
  • Adam Weiss, Board Member, Shalom Institute; Past Board Member, IKAR; Past Board Member, American Jewish Committee*
  • Adlai Wertman, Professor; Community Leader
  • Douglas Williams, Past Board Member, Century City Chamber of Commerce; Board Chair, Jewish National Fund (JNF); Past Board Member, Stephen Wise Temple (SWT); Past Board Chair, Heschel Day School*
  • Dan Witzling, Executive Director, Los Angeles-Central Coast, American Cancer Society; Past Board Member, Faith2Green and Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life of Southern California (COEJLSC)*
  • Orna Wolens, Community Leader
  • Rabbi Arik Wollheim, Beverlywood Community Leader
  • Tehilah Wollheim, Beverlywood Community Leader
  • Raymond Yashouafar, President, Sephardic Temple; Regional Board Member, AYSO*
  • Josh Zad, Founder/Owner, Alfred Coffee*
  • Daniel Zakowski, Board Member, Valley Beth Shalom (VBS)*
  • Jan Zakowski, Past President, Sinai Temple, Past Chair, Sinai Akiba Academy (SAA)*
  • Aric Zamel, Beverlywood Leader
  • Parham Zar, Board Chair, Friends of Sheba Medical Center; Past Board Member, Builders of Jewish Education (BJE)*
  • Julie Zeisler, Past Executive Director, Jewish Public Affairs Committee (JPAC)*
  • Howard Zelikow, Community Leader
  • Marcie Zelikow, Community Leader
  • Lee Ziff, Board of Directors, Congregation Beth Israel*
  • Jeffrey Zimerman, Past Director, Mayor’s Crisis Response Team, Dept. of Homeland Security, City of Los Angeles*
  • Jason Ziven, Community Leader
  • Mahnaz Zoleikhaeian, Past Board Secretary, Nessah Synagogue*
  • Raymond Zolekhian, Past Board Member, Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles*

Business Leaders

  • Ash Amir, Owner, Manchego Restaurant (Santa Monica)* 
  • Madeline Arenas, Owner, Cubrix Photography* 
  • Vicken Bamokian, Owner, Campus Shoe Repair (Westwood Village)* 
  • Mark Beccaria, Owner, Royal Palace Westwood Hotel (Westwood Village), Hotel Angeleno (Brentwood), Gateway Hotel Santa Monica (Santa Monica); Board Member, Hotel Association of Los Angeles (HALA)* 
  • Dr. Elham Behrooznia, Owner, ABC Compounding Pharmacy (Encino)* 
  • Shelby Blecker, Owner, SLB Printing (South Robertson)* 
  • Noah Bleich, Owner, 713 Innovations & The Tea Book (South Robertson)* 
  • Ofer Bleiweiss, CEO/Co-Founder, Everchron (Century City)* 
  • Michael Broukhim, Co-CEO/Co-Founder, FabFitFun (Beverly Grove)* 
  • Charlotte “Charlie” Chastanet, Owner, Muriel Chastanet Fine Jewelry (Westwood Village)* 
  • Simon Cohen, Owner, Simon’s Caterers and Special Events (West Los Angeles)* 
  • Marty Cooper, Owner, Cooper Communications (Encino); Past Chair, Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA)* 
  • Bert Deixler, Co-Owner, Chevalier’s Books (Larchmont)* 
  • Shushana Djavaheri, Owner, Marigold House (Westwood)* 
  • Steve Drimmer, Managing Partner, Iconmobile* 
  • Dr. Mahyar Eghbali, My Pharmacist On Call* 
  • Joseph Essas, President, OpenTable.com* 
  • Ali Fakhari, Managing Director, August Venture Partners* 
  • Chef Rana Farahanipour, Amazing Pastries by Chef Rana (Westwood)* 
  • Gordon Fell, Past President, West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce (West Los Angeles)* 
  • Gerald Freisleben, President, FolFry (Sherman Oaks)* 
  • Jonathan Friedman, Owner, Miller Gems (South Robertson)* 
  • Philip Gabriel, Owner, Scrubs Unlimited (Westwood Village); Board Member, West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce (West Los Angeles)*
  • Kfir Gavrieli, CEO, Tieks* 
  • Ross Gerber, CEO, Gerber Kawasaki* 
  • Stanley Gold, Chairman, Shamrock Holdings* 
  • Sam Goldberg, President/Co-Founder, Lucidity Tech* 
  • Jeff Gross, Owner, Mickey Fine Pharmacy and Grill (Century City)* 
  • Daniel Gryczman, Past Land Use Chair, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce* 
  • Brandon Hakim, Founder/CEO, InsiderSchool.com* 
  • Bruce Hakimi, Chairman, CyberNet Communications* 
  • Daniel Hakimi, Principal, InfoNetworks* 
  • Michael Hakimi, Principal, InfoNetworks* 
  • Gabe Halimi, CEO/Co-Founder, Flo* 
  • Mark Haloossim, Owner, Contempo Floor Coverings (West Los Angeles)* 
  • Melissa Haloossim, Owner, Skin Thesis* 
  • George Haroonian, Owner, The Rug Warehouse* 
  • Tina Hay, CEO, Napkin Finance* 
  • John Heidt, President, Heidt Torres Co.; Board Member, Westwood Village Improvement Association (WVIA, Westwood BID)* 
  • David Hekmat, Former Owner, Mary & Robb’s Westwood Café (Westwood)* 
  • Sara Hendizadeh, Owner, P & K Beauty House (West Los Angeles)* 
  • Rafael Iryami, President, Online Gaming Supplies and Furniture* 
  • Jeremiah Kelman, CEO/Founder, TrialEdge* 
  • Ben Keywanfar, Owner, Palihotel Westwood Village (Westwood Village)* 
  • Roy Kimia, Owner, Kimia Wellness (Carthay Circle)* 
  • Fred Kramer, Founding Partner, Reason Ventures; President, Withoutabox.com* 
  • Fritz Lanman, CEO, ClassPass* 
  • Craig Levine, Executive Vice President, WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems* 
  • Darren Litt, Executive Chairman, MarketerHire* 
  • David Lorango, CEO, Xcellio* 
  • Matthew Louchheim, President, Bobrick Washroom Equipment* 
  • Esther Magna, Higher Education Consultant, (Westwood)* 
  • Marvin Markowitz & Family, Owners, Factor’s Famous Deli; The Mark (Pico Robertson)* 
  • Demetrios Mavromichalis, Owner, The Mar Vista Restaurant, Mavro Coffee (Mar Vista)* 
  • Bruce Maxwell, Principal, Arroyo Insurance Services (Encino)* 
  • Arash Melamed, Principal, 5 Star Wholesale Electric Supply & Lighting, Inc.* 
  • Ben Mehdizadeh, President, Stone Liquidators Group (Mid-City)* 
  • Dan Messinger, Owner, Bibi’s Bakery and Café (Pico Robertson)* 
  • Ken Metz, Owner, Picky Print Production* 
  • Dorna Moini, Founder/CEO, Documate* 
  • Parham Nabatian, Owner, TheDocSites* 
  • Jessica Naziri, Founder, TechSesh.co* 
  • Louis Perry, President/Owner, Kadima Security Services (Encino)* 
  • Dr. Shiva Ghahremani DDS, Owner, Westwood Family Dental (Westwood)* 
  • Frank Ponder, Former General Manager, Bel-Air Camera (Westwood Village); Past President, Westwood Village Community Alliance (Westwood Village BID)* 
  • Ahmad Popalyar, CEO, Succession* 
  • Joshua Pourgol, Owner, Bardonna; Uncool Burgers; Tacos Tu Madre (Westwood)* 
  • Lawrence Rauch, President, Los Angeles Cold Storage* 
  • Gina Raphael, Owner, Mickey Fine Pharmacy and Grill (Century City)* 
  • Kevin Refoua, Principal, Regreen Green Energy Equipment Supplier* 
  • Jason Reuben, CEO, Meet The Jewelers* 
  • Jen Ritchkoff, Past Owner, Cafe Muse (Hollywood)* 
  • Andrew Ritter, CEO, Docbot* 
  • Michael Ritter, Founder/CEO, Maple Media (Century City)* 
  • Bobby Roshan, Owner, Cafe Demitasse* 
  • Alex Rubalcava, Founder/Managing Partner, Stage Venture Partners* 
  • Ari Ryan, Restaurateur* 
  • Nadir Safai, Owner, Orange Furniture (Beverly Boulevard)* 
  • Marie Saltzman, Owner, Café Chez Marie (Westwood)* 
  • Joe Sanberg, Co-Founder, Aspiration* 
  • Tracy Sandler, CEO, Fangirl Sports Network* 
  • Liran Sankesh, Owner, SushiKo (Pico Robertson)* 
  • Clinton Schudy, Owner, Oakley’s Barber Shop (Westwood Village); Past Board Member, Westwood Village Improvement Association (WVIA, Westwood BID)* 
  • Anna Sepani, CEO/Founder, Lil’ Locks Salon (Westwood)* 
  • Wendy and Stan Shane, Founders/Owners, Shane’s Jewelry (Westwood Village)* 
  • Edward Shaw, Principal, Entertainment + Culture Advisors* 
  • Ebrahim Simhaee, President, Crown Poly Eco-Friendly Bagging Solutions* 
  • Max Simon, Owner, Theia (Beverly Grove)* 
  • Alan Spiwak, President, Southwestern Bag Co.* 
  • Gizelle Strohkendl, Owner, Muriel Chastanet Fine Jewelry (Westwood Village)* 
  • Yael Swerdlow, CEO/Founder, Maestro Games; Member, Small Business Technology Council* 
  • Albert Tabibian, Owner, Albert Tabibian Photography (Encino)* 
  • Terry Tegnazian, President and Publisher, Aquila Polonica (Westwood)* 
  • Perry Wallack, Co-Founder, Cornerstone OnDemand* 
  • Nir Weinblut, President, La Gondola Restaurant* 
  • Adam Wergeles, Executive Vice President, Leaf Group* 
  • Adlai Wertman, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, USC Marshall School; Former CEO, Chrysalis* 
  • Geoffrey Wharton, Former Chief Operating Officer, Los Angeles Dodgers* 
  • Scott Whittle, President, Incal Associates (Westwood)* 
  • Doug Williams, CEO, Williams Data Management; Past Board Member, Century City Chamber of Commerce* 
  • Matthew Winnick, Co-Founder, True Classic; Managing Partner, Kilowatt Capital* 
  • Brandon Yadegar, Principal, On-Call Legal (West Los Angeles)* 
  • Sol Yamini, Owner, Pink Dot (West Hollywood)*
  • Daniel Yomtobian, CEO, Advertise.com* 
  • Josh Zad, Founder/Owner, Alfred Coffee (Westwood Village, Robertson, Melrose Place)* 
  • Daniel Zakowski, CEO, Ready, Set, Food!* 
  • Jeff Zarrinnam, Owner, Hollywood Hotel (Hollywood)*
  • Dr. Michael Zola DDS, Dentist (Westwood Village)*

Organizational Endorsements

* Titles are for identification purposes only; no organizational endorsements are implied.