Speakers

A

A

David Altshuler  |  David Altshuler Company Inc., President
Lisa Armony  |  Jewish Federation & Family Services, Director, Rose Project
Bill Aron  |  Bill Aron Photographer, Sociologist
Bradley Artson  |  Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies of American Jewish University, Roslyn and Abner Goldstine Dean’s Chair
Amy Asin  |  URJ, Vice President/Director of Strengthening Congregations
Nicole Auerbach  |  Central Synagogue, Director of Congregational Engagement
Aryeh Azriel  |  Temple Israel, Rabbi Emeritus

B

B

Lewis Barth  |  Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Professor Emeritus of Midrash and Related Literature
Laura Baum  |  CJP
Mark Borovitz  |  Beit T'Shuvah, Senior Rabbi
Shira Brown  |  California State University, Northridge, Director and Lecturer

C

C

Simone Campbell  |  Network, Executive Director
Kenneth Chasen  |  Leo Baeck Temple, Senior Rabbi
Mari Chernow  |  Temple Chai, Senior Rabbi
Heidi Cohen  |  Temple Beth Sholom, Rabbi
Jonathan Cohen  |  The Temple-Tifereth Israel, Beachwood, OH
Andrea Cosnowsky  |  Congregation Etz Chayim, Rabbi
William Cutter Emeritus Professor, HUC-JIR-L.A.

D

D

Lindsey Danizger  |  Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Ohio Lead Organizer
Benjamin David  |  Adath Emanu-El, Rabbi
Helen Dennis  |  Helen Dennis & Associates, Specialist: Aging and the new retirement
Elliot Dorff  |  American Jewish University, Rector and Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy
Mohamad Jamal Doudi  |  American Muslim Institute, Imam
Larry Dressler  |  Blue Wing Consulting, Consultant

E

E

Rabbi Denise Eger  |  Congregation Kol Ami, Rabbi
Marla Eglash Abraham  |  American Jewish Committee-Los Angeles, Regional Director of Development
Eric Elnes  |  Countryside Community Church, Senior Minister
Tamara Eskenazi  |  Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, The Effie Wise Ochs Professor of Biblical Literature and History

F

F

Steve Fox  |  CCAR, Chief Executive
Karen L Fox Counselor and Consultant, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Joy Friedman  |  Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Director of Organizing

G

G

Michael Gan  |  Peer, Gan & Gisler LLP, Attorney
Eric Garcetti  |  Los Angeles, Mayor
Laura Geller  |  Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, Rabbi Emerita
Evan Goodman  |  Santa Barbara Hillel, Edgar M. Bronfman Executive Director
Nicki Greninger  |  Temple Isaiah, Director of Education

H

H

Scott Hausman-Weiss  |  Congregation Shma Koleinu, Rabbi
Alan Henkin  |  CCAR, Special Advisor to CCAR, Placement Director Emeritus
Mark Hetfield  |  HIAS, President and CEO
Diana L. Ho  |  Management Arts, Inc., President
Zachary Hoover  |  LA Voice, Executive Director
Heather Huszti  |  CHOC Children's Hospital, Chief Psychologist

J

J

Walter Jacob  |  Freehof Institute for Progressive Halakhah, President

K

K

Gilad Kariv  |  IMPJ
Sandra Katz  |  NAJC (Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains), President
Stephanie Kramer  |  Congregation Shomrei Torah, Santa Rosa, CA

L

L

Esther Lederman  |  Union for Reform Judaism, Director, Congregational Innovation
Darren Levine  |  Tamid: The Downtown Synagogue in New York City and Positive-Judaism.org, Founding Rabbi
Ellen Lewis  |  Professional Supervision for Clergy, Certified Psychoanalyst and Rabbi
Janet Liss  |  North Country Reform Temple, Rabbi
Dahlia Lithwick  |  Slate, Senior Editor
David Lyon  |  Congregation Beth Israel, Senior Rabbi

M

M

Avram Mandell  |  Tzedek America, Founding Director
Michael Marmur  |  Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Provost
John E. McDonough  |  Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Professor of Practice
Lydia Medwin  |  The Temple, Director of Engagement
Heather Miller  |  Beth Chayim Chadashim, Rabbi and Director of Education
Evan Moffic  |  Congregation Solel in Highland Park, IL, Rabbi
Joel Mosbacher  |  Temple Shaaray Tefila, New York, NY

N

N

Michael Namath  |  Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Director of Leadership Development
Beth Nichols  |  Temple Israel of New Rochelle, Rabbi

O

O

Cookie Lea Olshein  |  Temple Israel of West Palm Beach, Rabbi

P

P

Maya Paley  |  National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles, Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement
Aaron Panken  |  Herew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, President
Mark Pelavin  |  URJ, Chief Program Officer
Rex Perlmeter  |  CCAR, Special Advisor to Member Care and Wellness
Hara Person  |  CCAR, Chief Executive
Jonah Pesner  |  Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Director
Michele Prince  |  OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center, Executive Director

R

R

David Reinwald  |  Temple Beth Sholom, Cantor
Eric Rosenstein  |  Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, Rabbinic and Education Student
Benjamin Ross  |  Leo Baeck Temple, Rabbi

S

S

Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi Scholar, Author, Public Speaker, Leadership Consultant
Sophie Sartain  |  Katahdin Productions, Filmmaker
Jeffrey Saxe  |  Temple Rodef Shalom, Rabbi
Amy Schwartzman  |  Temple Rodef Shalom,Falls Church, VA
Alyson Solomon  |  Beth Israel of San Diego, Rabbi
Alden Solovy  |  To Bend Light, Liturgist, Teacher, Author
Darrell Steinberg  |  Sacramento, CA, Mayor
Deana Sussman Berezin  |  Temple Israel, Assistant Rabbi

T

T

Yunuen Trujillo  |  LA Voice PICO, Volunteer Organizer and Leader

W

W

Mark Washofsky  |  HUC-JIR, Rabbi, Ph.D
Dvora Weisberg  |  Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (Los Angeles Campus), Director of Rabbinic Program
Lizzie Weiss  |  Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, Cantor
Andrea Weiss  |  HUC-JIR, Provost
Julia Weisz  |  Or Ami, Calabasas, CA
Lee Winkelman  |  Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, California Organizing Director
Liz Wood-Zeller  |  NFTY, Director of Learning and Innovation

Y

Y

Betty Yee  |  State of California, Controller

Z

Z

Sivan Zakai  |  Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Sara S. Lee Assistant Professor of Jewish Education
Mary Zamore  |  Women's Rabbinic Network, Executive Director
Gary Zola  |  American Jewish Archives, Executive Director
Yoshi Zweiback  |  Stephen Wise Temple, Senior Rabbi