JOIN The Children’s Lifesaving Foundation
Saturday May 6th
12:00-3:00 pm at the Malibu Jewish Center
For a Springtime Champagne Brunch in Malibu!
with Special Guests: Senator Henry Stern, Malibu Mayor Lou La Monte, Rabbbi Judith HaLevy, Harriet Rossetto and Susan Stiffelman
Benefiting the CLF’s Summer Camp4All & Vita Network Programs
for Homeless Youth in LA!
Delicious Champagne Brunch
Get Ready to be inspired, enjoy an incredible afternoon in Malibu, meet some truly wonderful people, and know you are benefiting a really great cause!
VIP Ticket Holders get an awesome GIFT BAG
from L’Oreal Paris!
Our Special Host- actor A. Martinez!This will be a beautiful, inspiring brunch at the Malibu Jewish Center. Enjoy champagne, a delicious brunch, as we throw the best Spring Party in Malibu for the Children’s Lifesaving foundation’s Camp4All & Vita Network Programs * Proceeds of all ticket sales, sponsorships, and Wonderful Live Auction will benefit these great programs for at-risk and homeless youth & families. *Your tickets are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.
*Discounted Group Tickets and Corporate Rates Available! PLEASE CONTACT US FOR EVENT SPONSORSHIP LEVELS, TABLE OR INDIVIDUAL TICKET SALES (we can easily process over the phone for you), DETAILS OR QUESTIONS! CALL FRANCESCA AT: 310-508-1651
Special Guest Speakers:
Senator Henry Stern
Malibu Mayor Lou La Monte
Rabbi Judith HaLevy
Guest Speaker Bios:
Senator Henry Stern:
Senator Henry Stern is a sixth-generation Californian and native of this district. He credits his passion for public service as a family trait, whose diverse history includes farming and ranching, music and film, and a steadfast commitment to helping young people fulfill their potential. Senator Stern was elected to represent the 27th Senate District, which includes parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, on November 8, 2016. Prior to his election, Stern worked as a senior policy advisor to former California State Senator Fran Pavley. As a staff member, he helped Senator Pavley pass common sense policies to improve the quality of life and economic sustainability of California. Together, they advanced bipartisan measures to balance the budget, respond to the drought, revitalize our education system, ensure safer communities, and update California’s energy policy for the 21st century. Senator Stern has also lectured at UCLA and UC Berkeley, enjoys volunteering at his local Boys & Girls Club and is a member of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Advisory Committee, the Jewish Federation, the American Jewish Committee, and the Truman National Security Project. He is an alumnus of Harvard University and UC Berkeley Law.
Mayor Lou La Monte
Lou La Monte was elected to the City Council in April 2010 and re-elected to a second term in April 2014. His term will expire in November 2018. He served as Mayor from August 2012 to June 2013, and again beginning July 2016.Mayor La Monte previously served as a Public Works Commissioner and, for eight years, he was president of the Big Rock Mesa Property Owners Association, one of the largest homeowners associations in Malibu.Since 2013, Mayor La Monte has served as a presidential appointment to the League of California Cities’ Housing, Community and Economic Development Policy Committee. In May 2016, Mayor La Monte was elected President of the California Contract Cities Association, a position he will hold for one year. Also in May 2016, on a recommendation from the President of the Los Angeles County Division of the League of California Cities, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appointed Mayor La Monte as a member of the Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs for a term expiring January 1, 2017.In his professional life, Mayor La Monte is a director and producer. He has produced and directed over 3,000 commercials in more than 40 countries for major national and international clients. He has also achieved success in Emmy winning long form dramatic projects and Award winning children’s programming. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Rabbi Judith HaLevy:
Rabbi Judith HaLevy is the Rabbi of the Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue. She holds advanced degrees in International Relations from both Rutgers University and Columbia University, and spent her early years in international education in Mexico City and Tel Aviv. Returning to New Mexico in 1976, she continued her work in the field of bilingual education and cultural diversity. She spent ten years as the director of the Taos Arts Association, and in that capacity served on the Board of the National Endowment for the Arts from 1988 to 1992. She began her Rabbinic studies at that time, and was ordained in 1992. Her student pulpit was in Santa Fe, New Mexico, her home for more than a decade. She came to Los Angeles to co-found Metivta, a Center for Jewish Spirituality, and Sarah’s Tent, a community based on Judaism and creativity. In 1996 the Rabbi became the spiritual leader of MJC&S. Rabbi HaLevy has been a member of the executive committee of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California since 2002 and is immediate past president, after previously serving as president from 2011 to 2013. She is a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, having completed three years of intensive study in the Rabbinic Leadership program in 2010. She is known throughout the Los Angeles area as a gifted teacher and speaker.
Harriet’s belief that addiction is a malady of the soul requiring spiritual healing inspired her to create a thriving community that has supported addicts of all kinds in the process of recovery. She has become something of a Relationship Guru, nurturing budding and fragile families. For Harriet, the greatest reward is witnessing and participating in the miracle of transformation. Her living message is that everyone is capable of redemption, which is why she empowers the residents of Beit T’Shuvah with employment, hiring 90% of her staff from within. Today they are the lifeblood of the organization. Harriet is now a much sought-after speaker in synagogues and community groups. She received her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota. She is now a trainer for the National Association of Social Workers, teaching classes about the treatment and philosophy of the “dis-ease” of addiction. Harriet’s latest noteworthy project is her book Sacred Housekeeping, a spiritual memoir.
Susan Stiffelman is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child therapist, a credentialed teacher, an educational therapist and a highly respected public speaker. Her parenting approach focuses on helping parents build deep connection with their children, managing their reactions (regardless of how their kids are behaving) so that they can be the calm Captain of the ship they naturally cooperate with, confide in, and respect.Susan embodies a unique blend of professional therapist, teacher, beloved auntie and down to earth mom. Her first book, Parenting Without Power Struggles is based on her work with thousands of parents and children, from celebrities to everyday moms and pops. Her newest book, Parenting With Presence guides readers through a variety of insights and exercises to help them use the challenges of parenting to grow and transform.
*Get Ready to be inspired, enjoy an incredible afternoon in Malibu, meet some truly wonderful people, and know you are benefiting a really great cause!
We can’t wait to see you there…