Dan Schnur Named Director of AJC Los Angeles 

May 2, 2017 – Los Angeles – AJC has appointed longtime political communications specialist and educator Dan Schnur as director of the global advocacy organization’s Los Angeles regional office. He will succeed Janna Weinstein Smith, who is relocating to Washington, D.C., at the end of the month.

“Dan Schnur's prominence in our community and his sustained history of leadership make him uniquely qualified to lead AJC in Los Angeles,” said Scott Edelman, President of AJC Los Angeles. “We are thrilled to welcome Dan to lead our extraordinary team of staff professionals, and grateful for the many accomplishments of his predecessor, Janna Weinstein Smith.” Please click here to read more. 

AJC LA's 72nd Annual Meeting Honors Ambassador Hideo Sato 

Over 230 AJC members and dignitaries gathered for AJC LA's 72nd Annual Meeting at SLS Hotel Monday evening. AJC Past National President Bruce Ramer presented the Former Israeli Ambassador to Japan, Hideo Sato, with the prestigious Madeline and Bruce Ramer Award for Diplomatic Excellence. Ambassador Sato, Israeli Consul General Sam Grundwerg, Israeli Ambassador to Japan Ruth Kahanoff, AJC CEO David Harris, Regional President Scott Edelman, Regional Director Janna Weinstein Smith, and several others delivered special remarks.  Click here to see more photos from the event.

Click here to watch a video of the Annual Meeting. 

AJC leaders met with the President pro Tempore of the California State Senate, Kevin de León 

Over 50 AJC leaders met with the President pro Tempore of the California State Senate, Kevin de León, at a Marshall Society program on April 30, 2017, hosted by Cathy Unger and Len Unger. AJC LA Past President Fredrick S. Levin moderated the discussion with the Senate leader, which focused on immigration policy, combating hate crimes, the California-Israel relationship, and Latino-Jewish partnerships. 

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