We represent a new group of Los Angeles Jews responding to the unprecedented disruptions of the new administration.
Our aim is to assert a Jewish moral voice in these turbulent times to safeguard the principles and foundations of our constitutional democracy. We represent a broad cross-section of Jews in LA with differing political, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. We believe that our communal and political leaders should act in a manner consistent with the noble Jewish and American values of equality and justice that we hold dear.
Zev Yaroslavsky is a former Los Angeles County Supervisor (1994-2014) and Los Angeles City Councilmember (1975-1994). He is currently Director of the Los Angeles Initiative in the UCLA Department of History and the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
Mel Levine is Counsel at the international law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, where he counsels clients on international and domestic legal governmental strategies. He served as a member of the US Congress from 1983-93, where his principal focus was on U.S. Middle East foreign policy and the California Assembly from 1977 – 82, where his primary focus was on California Energy and Environmental policies. He also serves as President of the Board of Commissioners of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
David A. Lehrer is the president of Community Advocates, Inc. a human relations organization chaired by former Los Angeles mayor Richard J. Riordan. He is a veteran of over forty years in the civil rights field. He served as the counsel and regional director of the Anti-Defamation League for over twenty seven years. He is married to Dr. Ariella J. Lehrer and is the father of four and the grandfather of six.
Mr. Sonnenberg is President of Latitude Management Real Estate Investors, Inc., a real estate investment advisory firm in debt and equity investment for institutional and individual investors.
Glenn serves on the Board of Directors of Bet Tzedek—the House of Justice, Stephen Wise Temple, the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Para los Niños, Wayfinders Family Services, the AJC and Wise Freedom School Partners. Glenn is co-chair of the annual USC Law School Forum on Real Estate Law and Business and serves on the Board of Counselors of the USC Law School. Glenn was awarded the Bet Tzedek Founder’s Award in 2009, the USC Alumni Award in 2006 and the Los Angeles Jewish Federation Maimonides Torch of Justice in 2015.