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The Event
Jewish Executive Leadership Connect
13 Nov 2018
#JELconnect is San Francisco's biggest cocktail event and networking mixer for Jewish graduate students, young professionals, executives, and attorneys.

Join SF's best and brightest, including some of the biggest Jewish attorneys and executives in town, for a unique networking experience. Entertainment, Real Estate, Legal, Entrepreneurial, Finance and Technology industry leaders represented. Get connected with the people you need to know in the graduate school, business and Jewish communities.

Enjoy open bar and hors d'oeuvres while you connect with grad students from 7 different schools and community leaders. And here’s the best part: All ticket proceeds go directly toward JGSI's charitable work supporting Jewish life on graduate school campuses.

Be forward. Give back. #JELconnect
VIP Guests
Connect with San Francisco's top Jewish executives and attorneys.

Check back as we add new guests daily!
Rachel Abrams, Levin Simes Abrams LLP‎
Marc Axelbaum, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Avi Bar, Google
Shirley Bartov, Google
Jordan Becker, Perkins Coie LLP
Benjamin Berkowitz, Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
Omer Blatt, Freedom Financial Network
Carl Blumenstein, Nossaman LLP
Claudia Bravo Silverman, Silverman & Silverman
Shannon Broome, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Sasha Burstein, K&L Gates
Adam Cashman, Singer / Bea LLP
Daniel Cohen, Textainer Group Holdings, Ltd.
Andrew Conn, Salesforce
Deborah Dab, Blue Shield of California
Aaron de Toledo, The Boston Consulting Group
Heather Deixler, Latham & Watkins LLP
Mark Diamond, Rimon PC
Charlie Dresow, Ragghianti Freitas, San Rafael Law Offices
Anna Dubrovsky, Anna Dubrovsky Law Group, Inc.
Amy Eskin, Levin Simes LLP‎
Eric Fastiff, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
John Feder, Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn
Stephen Finestone, Finestone Hayes LLP
Manuel Fishman, Buchalter Law Firm
Ben Follansbee, People Analytics at Uber
Arthur Friedman, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Howard Garfield, Haight Brown Bonesteel
Jon Gavenman, Cooley LLP
Aviva Gilbert, Frella Braun + Martel LLP
Stefanie Gitler, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Matan Goldberg, Agriculture Capital Management, LLC
Lisa Greenwald-Swire, Fish & Richardson
Alex Harris, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
David Helbraun, The Helbraun Law Firm
Zachary Hoffman, First Republic Bank
Benjamin Horwitz, Goodwin
Ethan Jacobs, Holland Law
Michael Jacobs, Morrison Foerster
Stephen Jaffe, The Jaffe Law Firm
David Jakopin, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Michael Kahn, Crowell & Moring LLP
Gary Kaplan, Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Alex Kaufman, Morrison Foerster
Jeff Kayes, Baker Botts LLP
Benjamin Kleinman, Kilpatrick Townsend
Lauren Koblitz, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Daniel Kramer, Dan Kramer Law Group
Steven Kronenberg, The Veen Firm, PC

Diana Kruze, Morrison Foerster
Valerie Kushel, VGK Law
Joseph Liburt, Orrick
Anne Lieberman, Cooley LLP
Andrew Lifshitz, Andrew Lifshitz
Einat Meisel, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Joshua Meltzer, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Mark Miller, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Andrew Miller, Clyde & Co US LLP
Nicolas Mindel, Trail Post Ventures
Brad Newman, Cooley LLP
Bradford Newman, Paul Hastings LLP
Michael Nudelman, Google
Martin Orlick, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchel LLP
Shira Oyserman, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Michael Podolny, Latham & Watkins LLP
Neil Popovic, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Ian Prager, Prager & Co., LLC
Susan Rabin, Law Offices of Susan Rabin
David Rosenberg-Wohl, Hershenson Rosenberg-Wohl
Gabriel Rubin, Jackson Lewis P.C.
Steven Sacks, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Michael Saretsky, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Travis Scheft, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Joe Schwachter, Littler Mendelson P.C.
Gerald Schwartzbach, Law Offices of M. Gerald Schwartzbach, P.C.
Josh Seidenfeld, Cooley LLP
Rebekah Shapiro, Selman Breitman LLP
Tracy Shapiro, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Allison Spinner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Ronald Star, Arnold & Porter
John Steinbach, Latham & Watkins LLP
Joachim Steinberg, McKool Smith
Harry Stern, Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, PC
Michael Sweet, Fox Rothschild LLP
Judith Waltz, Foley & Lardner LLP
Harris Weinberg, Harris E. Weinberg Mediation
Tani Weiner, Polsinelli
Peter Weiner, Paul Hastings LLP
Ethan Weiner, Morrison Foerster
Bryan Weiss, Murchison & Cumming, LLP
Michael Westheimer, Ogletree Deakins
Yakov Wiegmann, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
Stephanie Wolf, Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP
Jason Yurasek, The JY Law Firm PC
Sam Zucker, Sidley Austin LLP
About JGSI
JGSI is the only national org dedicated solely to Jewish grads.
The Jewish Graduate Student Initiative (JGSI) was founded in Los Angeles in 2011.

Our mission is to support Jewish life on graduate school campuses and to connect Jewish graduate students, alumni, and young professionals to their heritage and the greater Jewish community.

Our dynamic, multidisciplinary programs are designed to instill the Jewish values of ethical leadership, lifelong learning, and communal responsibility in an atmosphere of open inquiry and mutual respect, in order to shape the next generation of Jewish and professional community leaders.  

From humble beginnings, JGSI now engages in excess of 3000 individual participants at 45 campuses nationwide.  All of JGSI’s on-campus programs are run in collaboration with Jewish graduate student associations in order to empower student leaders.
Jewish Executive Leadership Connect
13 Nov 2018