J Street Los Angeles Annual Celebration

Sunday, November 5 , 2pm | La Casa de las Campanas
Hancock Park, Los Angeles

Home of Dr. Patricia Gordon and the late Leonard Hill

with special guest Dr. Colin Kahl
Former Deputy Assistant to President Obama and National Security Advisor to Vice President Biden

This year at our annual J Street Los Angeles celebration, with Israel’s 70th birthday and J Street’s 10th anniversary fast approaching, we’re taking stock of all that we’ve accomplished – and preparing to go above and beyond to safeguard our values and fight for a better future for Israel, for our country and for the American Jewish community. We’re celebrating the powerful political home that we’ve built, and envisioning what we can accomplish as we continue to grow.   

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2017 has been an unprecedented year for Israel, the United States and our pro-Israel, pro-peace movement. The Trump administration’s agenda threatens many of the values we hold most dear. We’re working to expand our political impact over the next year, gearing up to help build a new Congressional bulwark against dangerous actions by the Trump administration. Join us for a conversation about what’s next for the Iran deal, Israel and policy in the Middle East under Trump.
Ticket levels:

CHAMPION: $10,000 (12 tickets, public listing, full-page ad)
AMBASSADOR: $5,000 (6 tickets, public listing, full page ad)
HOST: $1,800 (2 tickets, public listing, half page ad)
SPONSOR: $1,000 (2 tickets and public listing OR half page ad)

For questions or to RSVP, please contact Southwest Regional Assistant, Hannah Nayowith, [email protected].

Colin H. Kahl is an associate professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and a Strategic Consultant to the Penn-Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. In January 2018, he will join the faculty at Stanford University as the inaugural Steven C. Hazy senior fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.

From October 2014 to January 2017, he was deputy assistant to President Obama and national security advisor to Vice President Biden. From February 2009 to December 2011, Dr. Kahl was the deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East at the Pentagon, with responsibility for Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel and the Palestinian territories, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen, and six other countries in the Levant and Gulf region. In June 2011, he was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service by Secretary Robert Gates. In 2007-2009, he was a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), a nonpartisan Washington, DC-based think tank, and he directed the CNAS Middle East program from 2012 to 2014. He previously taught at the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D in political science at Columbia University and his B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Event Co-Chairs

Irwin Levin and Sanford Weiner


CHAMPIONS ($10,000+)

Edythe and Eli Broad • Stanley Gold • Arthur N. Greenberg • Lois and Dick Gunther • Anita and Allen Kohl • Irwin and Rachel Levin • Monica and Philip Rosenthal • Len Schneiderman • Sanford and Karen Weiner



Elaine Attias • Abby Sher • David Thorpe


HOSTS ($1,800+)

Yuval Bar-Zemer • Roberta and Peter Braun • Barbara Cohn • Irving Cramer and Barbara Balaban • Elias Davis and Gail Block • DeeDee Dorskind and Bradley Tabach-Bank • Michael and Marcia Halperin • Keri and Stan Hausner • Ellie and Mark Lainer • Dennis Levitt and Jane Gordon • Thomas L. Safran • Dan and Joyce Sandel • Ellen Shavelson and Larry Title • Jackie and Manny Silverman • Sarah Timberman and Ed Redlich


SPONSORS ($1,000+)

James N. Adler • Rita Chotiner • Yudie and Jane Fishman • Jerald and Madelyn Jackrel • Sylvia Lezak • Paula and Barry Litt • Beth Meltzer • Catherine and Robert Ross • Jack Suzar • David Weiner and Marieke Oudejans •  The Hon. Alan Sieroty


Honorary Rabbinic Host Committee

Rabbi Joshua Aaronson • Rabbi Sharon Brous • Rabbi Steven Carr-Reuben • Rabbi Kenneth Chasen • Rabbi Hillel Cohn • Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels • Rabbi William Cutter • Rabbi Elliot Dorff • Rabbi Marc Dworkin • Rabbi Lisa A. Edwards • Rabbi Dara Frimmer • Rabbi Miriyam Glazer • Rabbi Laura Geller • Rabbi Susan Goldberg • Rabbi Steven Jacobs • Rabbi Susan Laemmle • Rabbi Stanley W. Levy • Rabbi Laura Owens • Rabbi Arnold Rachlis • Rabbi John Rosove • Rabbi Suzanne Singer • Rabbi Sam Spector • Rabbi Ron Stern


Honorary Congressional Host Committee

Senator Dianne Feinstein • Rep. Adam Schiff • Rep. Judy Chu • Rep. Mark Takano • Rep. Salud Carbajal • Rep. Scott Peters • Rep. Ted Lieu • Rep. Judy Chu • Rep. Julia Brownley • Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard • Rep. Pete Aguilar • Rep. Raul Ruiz • Rep. Susan Davis • Rep. Alan Lowenthal • Assembly Member Richard Bloom • US Senator Kamala D. Harris  • Rep. Karen Bass • Rep. Linda Sánchez • Rep. Grace F. Napolitano • Supervisor Janice Hahn • Supervisor Sheila Kuehl


J Street LA Leadership and Event Planning Committee

Elaine Attias • Peter Braun • Gerald Breslauer • Eli and Edythe Broad • Irv Cramer and Barbara Balaban • Toni and Bruce Corwin • Elias Davis • Stanley Gold • Michael Goldstein • Abner Goldstine • Dr. Patricia Gordon • Virginia Gordon • Arthur N. Greenberg • Lisa and Joshua Greer • Lois and Dick Gunther • Janet Halbert • Keri and Stan Hausner • Irwin M. Jacobs • Jane Jelenko • Marta Kauffman • Gideon Kracov • Ellie and Mark Lainer • Lee and Luis Lainer • Lyn and Norman Lear • Matthew Louchheim • Rachel and Irwin Levin • Burt Levitch • Mike Medavoy • Marsha and Mark Novak • Richard Plepler • Robert Price • Monica and Philip Rosenthal • Thomas L. Safran • Abby Sher • Jackie and Manny Silverman • Michael Skloff • David Thorpe • Sarah Timberman and Ed Redlich • Larry Title • Matthew Velkes and Liza Chasin • Karen and Sanford Weiner • Ken Werner and Noreen Bagley