With gratitude, great respect, and some bittersweet emotions, we invite you to the upcoming Celebration of Leadership Honoring Jay Sanderson as he prepares to leave his post as President & CEO of our Federation at the end of this year. Join us to revel in his strong leadership, partnership, thoughtfulness, and vision that have guided our community for the past 12 years.

A Celebration of Leadership
Jay Sanderson

Sunday, October 17, 2021
5:30 PM Cocktails and (Non-seated) Dinner • 6:30 PM Program

Stephen Wise Temple
15500 Stephen S. Wise Dr., Los Angeles 90077

Couvert: $500 • $250 under 35 or Jewish Communal Professional
Dietary Laws Observed • Business Attire

This event will be held primarily outdoors, weather permitting.

RSVP by Friday, October 1st.

Purchase tickets below or make a donation in Jay’s honor.

For sponsorship opportunities, please view the event sponsorship form.

For more information, please contact Katie Weiss at (323) 761-8158 or Celebration@JewishLA.org.


Online registration is closed for this event but tickets are still available. If you would like to join us, please contact Rebecca Webb at Celebration@JewishLA.org or (323) 761-8357.



Les Bider • Julie Platt • Albert Z. Praw • Richard Sandler • Orna Wolens
Celebration Co-Chairs

Thank you to our sponsors and honorary committee (as of 9/10/21):


Lynn & Les Bider,* Julie & Marc Platt,* Heidi & Albert Praw,* Ellen & Richard Sandler,* and Orna & Keenan Wolens*
Real Estate Principals Organization of The Jewish Federation
The Simms/Mann Family Foundation*


Beverly & Herb Gelfand*
Maimonides Fund — Mark Charendoff, Jim Joseph Foundation — Barry Finestone, and Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies — Lisa Eisen
Martha & Barry Berkett,* Judy & Tom Flesh,* and Helen & Moshe Sassover*


Herta Amir*
Debbie & Mark Attanasio*
Carol & Jerry Coben*
Ilene & Stanley Gold*
Bram and Elaine Goldsmith Charitable Trust*
Caroline & Michael Hackman*
Jewish Community Foundation*
Neil Kadisha
Lisa & Victor Kohn*
Virginia & Frank Maas*
The Marcus Foundation
Milken Family Foundation*
Lisa & Brad Mindlin
Heidi & Jon Monkarsh*
Harriet & Steven Nichols*
Sandra & Larry Post*
Allison & Bennett Rosenthal*
Rita & Jack Sinder
Terri & Michael Smooke*


Joli & Andrew Altshule
Howard Bernstein
Alan Berro
Lynette & Derek Brown
Andrea & Barry Cayton*
Cheryl & Brad Cohen
Alyce & Philip de Toledo*
Max Factor Family Foundation*
Janet Farber & Families*
The Feder Family
Field Family Foundation*
Helgard & Irwin S. Field*
Patty Glaser and Glaser Weil
Sharon & Herb Glaser*
Roslyn & Abner Goldstine*
Dorothy Goren
Susie & Bruce Goren
Joelle & Daniel Gryczman
Ada & Jim Horwich*
Nancy Stark & Stanley Iezman
Roneet & Ken Kahan*
Corie & Michael Koss*
Lee & Luis Lainer*
Sheila & Aaron Leibovic
Jill & Steven Namm*
Jane & Marc Nathanson
The Younes & Soraya Nazarian Family Foundation*
Teresita & Shelby Notkin
Dennis & Deedy Oberman Family Fund*
The David and Janet Polak Foundation*
Sheryl & Ken Pressberg
Lisa Shamus & Jess Ravich
Kirsten & Brian Shirken*
Samuel & Helene Soref Foundation*
Elizabeth & Michael Soroudi
Anna & William Tenenblatt
TruAmerica Multifamily
Meryl & Michael Tuchin**
Jonathan Victor
Heather & Alex Weingarten
Gail & Irv Weintraub
Lesley & Jeff Wolman
Diane & Michael Ziering
May & Richard Ziman*
*Hineni Society donors to The Jewish Federation
**Sponsoring staff and communal professionals tickets

In recognition of Jay’s vision to engage and inspire young adults and his communal success with lay leadership, funds raised at the Celebration will go towards the establishment of the Jay Sanderson Fund for the Jewish Future. The Fund will make investments in nurturing and expanding The Jewish Federation’s innovative young adult engagement and leadership development programming.

Our COVID guidelines:

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is committed to ensuring a safe workplace and guidelines where our community gatherings may be held. We have continually cited the safety of our staff as our guiding principle in our reopening plans at 6505 Wilshire and have required proof of vaccination from our employees. For the safety of both our employees and the community, we wish to ensure all who gather for meetings and functions are fully vaccinated. By attending, you are attesting to the fact you have been fully vaccinated. Thank you for your consideration of our safety protocols.

For the safety of our guests, we will ensure this event is compliant with the CDC, local and national guidelines at the time of the event.

By signing up to attend this event, you agree to irrevocably grant to The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles — and to their employees, agents, and assigns — the right to take your photograph, record you, or use your image, silhouette, and/or other reproductions of your physical likeness, as well as your voice and/or words, for all purposes related to marketing and promotion of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, across all media. These rights are granted in perpetuity. You hereby certify and represent that you are of at least 18 years of age and have read the foregoing and fully understand the meaning and effect thereof.