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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.

Here is our 2017 guest list. This year's coming soon!
Tobyn Aaron, Morrison & Foerster LLP
James Abrams, Greene Radovsky LLP
Sasha Burstein, K&L Gates LLP
Deborah Dab, Blue Shield of California
​Aaron de Toledo, The Boston Consulting Group
Jill Feldman, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Stephen Feldman, Feldman Law
Arthur Friedman, Sheppard Mullin LLP
Howard Garfield, Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP
Liza Garfield, Puglia Investments & Nerium
Elena Gekker, ReedSmith LLP
Sam Geller, Geller Law
Dana Genshaft, San Francisco Ballet
Matan Goldberg, Agriculture Capital Management
Ari Hersher, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Traci Hinden, Hinden Law
Ori Katz, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Alex Kaufman, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Casey Kaufman, The Brandi Law Firm
Dan Kramer, Dan Kramer Law Group
Liora Kulik, Cooley LLP

Esther Lerner, Lerner Poole, LLP
Barry Le Vine, Sidley Austin LLP
Doug Mandell, Nauto
Einat Meisel, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Nicolas Mindel, Trail Post Ventures
Brad Newman, Cooley LLP
Fred Prager, Prager & Co., LLC
Ian Prager, Prager & Co., LLC
Susan Rabin, Law Offices of Susan Rabin
Seth Rosenberg, Emergent Law
Debra Schoenberg, Schoenberg Family Law, PC
Jonathan Schwartz, CareZone, Inc
Josh Seidenfeld, Cooley LLP
Aaron Shapiro, Carlson Calladine & Peterson LLP
Diana Stern, Orrick
Todd Strauss, PG&E
Tracey Thomas, Writer
Peter Volz, Silicon Legal Strategy, P.C.
Nathaniel Weiner, Shartsis Friese LLP
Jason Yurasek, The JY Law Firm, PC
ndrew Zacks, Zacks, Freedman & Patterson, PC
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