Our Leadership

Our executive leadership is volunteer-led and composed of prominent Jewish leaders in law, governance and business.
Janice Kamenir-Reznik
Chair

Janice Kamenir-Reznik

Janice Kamenir-Reznik is a retired environmental attorney, the co-founder with Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis (z’l) of Jewish World Watch, and a long time activist in the Jewish and civic community. As a County Commissioner, Janice was a key figure in establishing the Self Help Legal Access Centers for unrepresented litigants in the LA Superior Courts and currently is chair of the Board of Beit Tshuvah, a residential non-profit addiction recovery center.  Janice is married to Benjamin M. Reznik, is mother of three and grandmother of one.

Rabbi Ken Chasen

Rabbi Ken Chasen

Ken Chasen is Senior Rabbi of Leo Baeck Temple in Los Angeles. An outspoken advocate for social justice, Rabbi Chasen’s writings have appeared in numerous books and publications, including the Los Angeles Times, The Forward, Variety, Thrive Global, and The Jewish Journal, among many others. In addition, he is a member of the adjunct faculty of the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, serves as National Co-Chair for T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, is an appointee to Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Interfaith Leadership Collective, and is a prominent Jewish composer whose works are regularly heard in synagogues and schools around the world. He is married to Allison Lee, the Chief Development Officer of TIME’S UP, and they are the parents of three children.

Caroline Kelly

Caroline Kelly

Caroline Kelly is President of Common Sense Directives, a consulting firm with a focus on issues impacting public education, mental health and restorative justice. She served as a consultant to the Director of the LA County Department of Mental Health. She also serves as a facilitator, mediator and trainer.

David A. Lehrer

David A. Lehrer

David A. Lehrer is the president of Community Advocates, Inc. a human relations organization chaired by former Los Angeles mayor Richard J. Riordan. He is a veteran of over forty years in the civil rights field. He served as the counsel and regional director of the Anti-Defamation League for over twenty seven years. He is married to Dr. Ariella J. Lehrer and is the father of four and the grandfather of eight.

Mel Levine

Mel Levine

Mel Levine is Counsel at the international law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, where he counsels clients on international and domestic legal governmental strategies. He served as a member of the US Congress from 1983-93, where his principal focus was on U.S. Middle East foreign policy and the California Assembly from 1977 – 82, where his primary focus was on California Energy and Environmental policies. He also serves as President of the Board of Commissioners of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Zev Yaroslavsky

Zev Yaroslavsky

Zev Yaroslavsky is a former Los Angeles County Supervisor (1994-2014) and Los Angeles City Councilmember (1975-1994). He is currently Director of the Los Angeles Initiative in the UCLA Department of History and the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

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