Tree of Life Dinner

Sunday October 29, 2017


Loews Hollywood Hotel

1755 Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Guest Speaker


Rabbi Leor Sinai

Co-Executive Director, Alexander Muss High School in Israel

Originally from New York, Rabbi Leor Sinai made Aliyah, moved with his family to Israel, in June 2011. Growing up he was involved in NYC's night life as a club producer and M.C., in 1995 that all changed while he spent the academic year abroad studying at Haifa University in Israel. It was when then Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin was assassinated that Leor realized there were more important things to life. He changed his academic concentration and took a detour thereby challenging himself to focus on more important things. Since then Leor's professional resume includes experiences in the field of leadership development, organizational advancement and consulting. Leor was ordained in 2009 at The Jewish Theological Seminary and works passionately to build networks of individuals focused on making our world better. Leor began his tenure as co-Executive Director at the international Alexander Muss High School in Israel October 2013.


Brett Ratner

Brett Ratner AMHSI Alumnus

Brett Ratner is one of Hollywood’s most successful filmmakers. His diverse films resonate with audiences worldwide and, as director, his films have grossed over $2 billion at the global box office. Brett began his career directing music videos before making his feature directorial debut at 26 years old with the action comedy hit Money Talks. He followed with the blockbuster Rush Hour and its successful sequels. Brett also directed The Family Man, Red Dragon, After the Sunset, X-Men: The Last Stand, Tower Heist and Hercules.


Ratner has also enjoyed critical acclaim and box office success as a producer. He has served as an executive producer on the Golden Globe and Oscar winning The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp, and War Dogs, starring Jonah Hills; and as a producer on Truth, starring Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett; I Saw the Light, starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, Rules Don’t Apply, written, directed and produced by Warren Beatty and the Academy Award nominated Land of Mine directed by Martin Zandvliet. His other produced films include the smash hit comedy Horrible Bosses and its sequel, and the re-imagined Snow White tale Mirror Mirror.


His additional producing credits include the documentaries Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Author: The JT LeRoy Story, Catfish, the Emmy-nominated Woody Allen – A Documentary, Helmut by June, I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale, Chuck Norris vs. Communism, the 5-time Emmy nominated and Peabody Award winning Night Will Fall, and Leonardo diCaprio’s Before the Flood, released by National Geographic. He also executive produced and directed the Golden Globe-nominated FOX series Prison Break.


Ratner is the CEO and Co-Founder of RatPac Entertainment, a film finance and media company, in partnership with Len Blavatnik’s Access Entertainment.


In 2013, RatPac partnered with Dune Entertainment on a multi-year motion picture co-financing arrangement with Warner Bros. for up to 75 films including Gravity, The LEGO Movie, Annabelle, American Sniper, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Conjuring 2, Lights Out, Suicide Squad, The LEGO Batman Movie, Kong: Skull Island, and Wonder Woman, and the upcoming films Dunkirk, Justice League, and Stephen King’s It. RatPac has also partnered with New Regency on numerous films including the Academy Award-winning Birdman and The Revenant. Internationally, Warner Bros. and RatPac have formed a joint venture with Warner Bros., China Media Capital, and WPP to finance local content.


RatPac Entertainment has co-financed 70 theatrically released motion pictures exceeding $13 billion in worldwide box office receipts. RatPac’s co-financed films have been nominated for 52 Academy Awards, 23 Golden Globes and 39 BAFTAs and have won 22 Academy Awards, 7 Golden Globes, and 17 BAFTAs.


Brett is a Board of Trustees member of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Museum of Tolerance. He currently sits on the boards of Ghetto Film School, Chrysalis, Best Buddies, and the Los Angeles Police Foundation, while serving on the Dean’s Council of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts and on the Board of Directors at Tel Aviv University’s School of Film and Television. In 2017, he was honored with a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As an alumnus of Jewish National Fund’s Alexander Muss High School in Israel, Brett has generously sponsored the Brett Ratner Greater LA Impact Fellowship which provides students with a transformative Israel experience.

David Frank

David Frank

David Frank, one of Coldwell Banker’s top producing real estate agents, is a member of his company’s Director’s Circle: A group that represents the top five percent of agents in the country. As a result of David’s strong leadership, his Beverly Hills office is the number one performing branch in the United States. A member of Jewish National Fund’s Los Angeles board for 32 years, David is a President’s Society and Century Council member who is also a past President and current Chairman of the Board; he previously served as Planned Giving Chair and was President of JNF’s Western States region. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Alexander Muss High School in Israel and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the State of Israel Bonds. Having spent four years living in Israel in the early 1970s, David’s connection to our homeland is strengthened through his son Ari who served in the IDF for 18 months, working in Air Defense with the Air Force.

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RSVP Required

Sponsorship Information

Lou Rosenberg, Executive Director, Greater Los Angeles

[email protected] or 323.964.1400 x963

Event Co-Chairs

Gal Gadot, Stanley Black, and David Wiener

Master of Ceremonies

Jon Turteltaub

Veteran Producer and Director known for such hits as “National Treasure.” “While You Were Sleeping.” and “Cool Runnings”

Dinner Entertainment

Stephen Kramer Glickman of Comedy Central

Honorary Co-Chairs

Gary Barber
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.


Jim Berkus
Chairman, Co-Founder, & Director, United Talent Agency


Michael De Luca


Toby Emmerich

President & Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures Group


Jonathan Glickman
President of the Motion Picture Group, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM)


Brian Grazer
Chairman, Imagine Entertainment


Sherry Lansing
Founder & CEO, The Sherry Lansing Foundation


Avi Lerner
Chairman & Founder, Millennium Media


Al Malnik


Ronald O. Perelman
Chairman & CEO, MacAndrews & Forbes


Marty & Deena Singer


Steven Spira
President, Worldwide Business Affairs, Warner Bros. Pictures


Kevin Tsujihara
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros.


Adam Venit

Dinner Committee

Cindy Cowan
Matthew Fragner
Alyse Golden Berkley, Esq.
David Gorder
Joseph Krutel
Judy Levin
Paul Neinstein
Larry Russ
Doug Williams


$500 per person (individual)

Contact the Greater Los Angeles Region

Serving: Greater Los Angeles Operations

Thank You to Our Sponsors*


Platinum Sponsors


Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills North Office

Avi Lerner


 MacAndrews & Forbes, Inc.


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.


Tony Rubin



Diamond Sponsors



David Frank


Judy & Bud Levin**


Robert Margolis Foundation




Marty & Deena Singer


Trina & Adam Venit

Marc Gelman


Harwit Foundation


United Talent Agency


David Wiener



Gold Sponsors



Alyse Golden Berkley, Esq.


*Additional sponsors to be confirmed


**World Chairman's Council

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