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Congressman Ted Lieu Visits The Jewish Federation


From left: Daniel Gryczman, Chair of Community Engagement Strategic Initiative, Andrew Cushnir, Chief Development Officer, Catherine Schneider, Senior Vice President of Community Engagement, Congressman Ted Lieu, Julie Platt, Incoming Chair of the Board of Directors, Ari Eisenberg, Chair of the Israel Advocacy Committee, Jesse Gabriel, Incoming Chair of Community Engagement Strategic Initiative

Congressman Ted Lieu visited The Jewish Federation last week to meet with senior leaders and executives. He learned more about the Los Angeles Jewish community, our Federation’s work, and how we impact the well-being of people throughout Greater Los Angeles.

During his meetings, Jewish Federation leadership reinforced our mission: to convene the community. He learned how, working in Los Angeles, in Israel, and around the world, to care for Jews in need, engage our community, and ensure the Jewish future.

Congressman Lieu took particular interest in the evolving dynamics of the Jewish community and our role as conveners on issues of local concern. A decorated military veteran, he conveyed his strong support for the state of Israel and highlighted his legislative record of support of and advocacy for Israel’s security.

Chairman of the Board Les Bider and Congressman Lieu hear Community Engagement Chair Daniel Gryczman talk about the work we do with our partners in Israel.


Chairman of the Board Les Bider and Congressman Lieu hear Community Engagement Chair Daniel Gryczman talk about the work we do with our partners in Israel.

His visit was organized by the Community Engagement Strategic Initiative, which builds relationships with civic and thought leaders, candidates for office, and elected officials. This program of the Federation encourages civic involvement on behalf of our Jewish community to protect Israel and build a better Los Angeles.

Congressman Lieu has represented Los Angeles’ west side as a Member of Congress, as well as in the state legislature, since 2005. A graduate of Stanford University, he holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. The congressman served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force and received various medals for his service.