Chivas USA faced off against hometown rival the LA Galaxy during Golazo Israel, a night to honor the Jewish state at Home Depot Center, sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles and Chivas USA. Before the start of the Oct. 3 soccer game, Consul General Jacob Dayan presented team captains Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA) and Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy) with the Israeli emblem, a sign of goodwill and friendship. The Galaxy beat Chivas 2-1.
Sunflower Dancers, an Israeli dance ensemble, performs to the sound of “Havah Nagilah” during the halftime show.
Consul General Jacob Dayan greets Chivas USA captain Jonathan Bornstein and LA Galaxy captain Landon Donovan. Photos by Peter Halmagy.
Dayan meets LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham.
Croatian President Ivo Josipovic delivered the keynote address at the Sept. 26 opening of “Croatian Righteous Among the Nations,” an exhibition at Hillel at UCLA that tells the story of brave Croatian citizens who, living under the Nazi puppet Ustasha regime, resisted fascist oppression and risked their lives to save Jews from persecution and murder. The exhibition, which runs through Dec. 10, is co-sponsored by the American Jewish Committee and the Croatian government.
From left: Ilija Zelalic, consul general of Croatia in Los Angeles; professor David N. Myers, UCLA history department chair and UCLA Center for Jewish Studies co-director; Seth Brysk, American Jewish Committee regional director; Croatian President Ivo Josipovic; Gene Block, UCLA chancellor; and Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, Hillel at UCLA executive director. Photo by Morris Kagan
Michael Forman, an American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science board member, hosted a Sept. 15 dinner at The Regency Club for David Baltimore, director of The Baltimore Laboratory at Caltech and a member of the Weizmann Institute’s Board of Governors. Baltimore, a Nobel laureate, discussed the future impact of biomedical research in the 21st century.
From left: David Soleymani, Don Schwarz, Dennis Weiss, John Schwartz, Vera Schwartz, Barry Rosenbloom, David Baltimore, Tom Ryloff, Ilene Nathan and Jeff Nathan. Photo by Bill Aron