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Please join New Israel Fund in strengthening equality, democracy and a shared society in Israel at the Guardian of Democracy Dinner on Sunday, October 14 at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco. Gather with established leaders and young activists working together to promote religious freedom, tolerance, equality and justice for all of Israel’s citizens. This year it is our privilege to honor Serra Falk Goldman, in memory of William S. Goldman, as our Guardian of Democracy. We are also delighted to recognize our New Generations honoree, Michael Brodsky, and to feature one of Israel’s most highly regarded civic leaders and NIF’s President, Talia Sasson, as our keynote speaker.

For questions and more information, please contact us.

We look forward to sharing the evening with you!

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SUNDAY
OCTOBER 14, 2018

6:00 PM Cocktails
Followed by Dinner

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL
SAN FRANCISCO

757 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Speakers and Honorees

SERRA FALK GOLDMAN
SERRA FALK GOLDMANGuardian of Democracy Honoree
In memory of William S. Goldman
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MICHAEL BRODSKY
MICHAEL BRODSKYNew Generations Honoree
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TALIA SASSON
TALIA SASSONNIF's President & Board Chair
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DR. MUSHIRA ABOO DIA
DR. MUSHIRA ABOO DIAGallanter Prize Winner
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Join us in strengthening equality, democracy, and a shared society
in Israel at the Guardian of Democracy Dinner

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Hosts

Co-Chairs:
Jim & Cathy Koshland
and
David Friedman & Paulette Meyer

Host Committee

Wendy Bear
Mikhal Bouganim
Morgan Buras Finlay
Nancy Goldberg
Leslie Kane
Alex Levinson
Orlee Maimon
Orlee Rabin

Honorary Dinner Committee

Steve & Joanne Abel
Rabbi Ruth Adar & Linda Burnett
Stefanie Adler
Eric Antebi & Marla Kolman Antebi
Deena Aranoff & Adam Berman
Jane Ariel
Rabbi Melanie Aron & Michael Dine
Eileen Auerbach & Larry Burgheimer
Jeffrey & Arella Axelrod
Maia Azubel
Alvin Baum & Robert Holgate
Oliver Benn
Shelley & Daniel Ben-Zadok
Judy & Ed Berne
Eric Berzon & Danielle Ruymaker
Rachel & David Biale
Michael Bien & Jane Kahn
Susan Bluer, Esq.
Ellen Bob & David Waksberg
Shirley K. Bob
Susan & Marc Brodsky
Dina Brodsky
Jeffrey & Stacy Brodsky & Family
Helene Brody & Family
Pamela Burdman
Roberta Cohn
Susie Coliver & Bob Herman
Pamela David
Ilana DeBare & Sam Schuchat
Lisa Erdberg & Dennis Gibbons
Dr. David Fankushen
Rabbi Carla Fenves & Cantor David Frommer
Bruce Fisher & Marlene Litvak
Phyllis K. Friedman
Jonathan Cohen & Eleanor Friedman
Robert Friedman
Elizabeth Friedman Branoff & Steven Branoff
Drs. Jonathan Fuchs & Larry Rand
Sanford & Linda Gallanter
Anna Gatmon & Leon Segal
Jerilyn Gelt
Anne & Nick Germanacos
Marcia & John Goldman
Susan Sachs Goldman
Neil Goteiner & Nadine Joseph
Carl & Gay Grunfeld
Stephen Gunther & Linda Essakow
Mimi & Peter Haas Fund
Lisa Brown & Daniel Handler
Frederick Hertz
Grace Hughes & John Levinsohn
Alex Ingersoll & Martin H Tannenbaum
Valerie & Thierry Jahan
Rabbi Doug & Ellen Kahn
Linda & Thomas Kalinowski
Leslie Kane & Manuel Fishman
Deborah Kaufman & Alan Snitow
Hannah Kranzberg
Doris & George Krevsky
Maja Kristin
Karen & Mel Kronick
Linda & Frank Kurtz
Amiee Kushner
Rabbi Noa Kushner & Rabbi Michael Lezak
Rita Largman
Rabbi Susan Leider

Ron Lezell
Roger M. Low
Susan Lowenberg & Joyce Newstat
Martin Lowenstein & Inbar Telem
Rabbi Brian & Caroline Lurie
Moshe Maler
Rafael Mandelman
David N. Myers & Nomi M. Stolzenberg
Judy & Jay Nadel
Ernest & Eva Newbrun
Louis Newman & Rabbi Amy Eilberg
Raquel H. Newman
Don & Shari Ornstein
Dr. Richard & Martha Pastcan
Allan Pleaner
Lee Labe Pollak
Abigail Porth
Norman Postone & Lisa Fruchtman
Lisa S. Pritzker
Daniel & Maryann Rabovsky
Stephanie Rapp
Lauren Rauch
Alan & Nancy Raznick
Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLC
Sue Reinhold & Deborah Newbrun
Rabbi Dorothy Richman & Michael Steinman
Paul Resnick & Joan M. Karlin
Ben Richeda & Emma Mayerson
Susan Romer & Donald Ungar
Ann & David Rosenberg & Family
Jocelyn Ross & Ben Blumenfeld
Phyllis & David Rothman
Toby & Robert Rubin
Sylvia Sabel & Joel Rubinstein
Louise Adler Sampson
Lela & Gerard Sarnat
Laura Saunders
Debra Schoenberg
Lynn & Paul Sedway
Elisabeth Semel & James Thomson
Rita R. Semel
Maya Shemtov
Amy Shutkin
Rabbis Jonathan & Beth Singer
Arthur Slepian
Gary B. Sokol & Paul Blanc
Lucia & Peter Sommers
Jason Steckler
Joelle Steefel
Vera & Harold Stein
Roselyne Swig
Ingrid Tauber & Frank Taforo
Bonnie & Marty Tenenbaum
Steve Tulkin & Sydney Kapchan
Paul & Dorothy Wachter
Marilyn & Murry Waldman
Alix Wall
Janice & Lanford Weingrod
Heidi Stewart & John Weinstein
Ivy Fine & Rebecca Westerfield
Diane Jordan Wexler & Bruce Beron
Alex Willick & Dalia Shapiro
Drs. Carol & Terry Winograd
Rabbi Peretz & Becki Wolf-Prusan
Robert & Susan Wolfe
Gail Bates Yessne & Peter Yessne

FAQs

Is there parking close by The Four Seasons?
Yes - there are three options.

OPTION A:
The Four Seasons special event rate for this event is $30.
Please let the valet attendant know you are attending the Gala.

OPTION B:
Jesse Square Garage
223 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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$5 per hour, and the garage is open until 11pm

OPTION C:
5th and Mission Parking Garage
833 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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$3 - $4 per hour, and the garage is open 24hrs

Is The Four Seasons accessible by public transportation?
Yes - The Four Seasons is easily accessible by Muni and BART.

Please exit at Powell station.
Walk about 3 mins northeast on Market St.
The hotel is located between 4th and 3rd street.

What is the attire for the evening?
Dress is business formal.

What is the food / menu going to be like?
Our menu for the event is kosher-style and the evening's entree will be fish (unless a vegetarian meal is requested in advance). Please share any other dietary restriction well in advance so we can make accommodations.

How do we get the tickets we purchased?
Are you mailing them to us? Should we print them out?

Your tickets will be held at the door.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions, please call our office at 415.543.5055, or use the form below: