AFHU Opens OC Office
As part of a strategic expansion of its Western Region organizational presence, American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) opened a new office serving Orange County, San Diego and Palm Springs. AFHU, which is headquartered in New York City, has seven offices throughout the U.S.
The office will be located at 18340 Yorba Linda Blvd. Suite 107, Yorba Linda. Caron S. Berkley, former association director of the Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California (JPAC), is the director of the office.
AFHU’s renewed focus on this area will further the organization’s mission in support of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Through an array of activities, the new office will showcase the University’s achievements, state-of-the-art research and expertise in a broad spectrum of scientific and scholarly fields.
For more information, contact Berkley at (949) 407-6547 or (800) 916-9998 x214.
Annual AIPAC Dinner
The America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Orange County annual dinner will be held Sunday, February 12, at 6 p.m. at the St. Regis in Monarch Beach.
Speakers will include Stephen M. Berk, currently professor of history at Union College in New York and former chair of the department of history, director of the program in Russian and Eastern European studies and faculty adviser to the Jewish Student Organization there. Berk was a scholar in residence for the Orange County Community Scholar Program last year. He is the author of Year of Crisis, Year of Hope: Russian Jewry and the Pogroms of 1881-1882 (Greenwood Press, 1985) and is writing a book entitled, Our People Are Your People: American Jewry and the Struggle for Civil Rights 1954-1965. In 1996, Professor Berk received the prestigious Holocaust Memorial Award from the Holocaust Survivors and Friends Education Center. He has also been a consultant to the Wiesenthal Holocaust Center in Los Angeles.
Also speaking at the dinner is Bakari T. Sellers, a House member in the South Carolina General Assembly. When Sellers was elected in 2006 at the age of 22, he was the youngest member of the Assembly and the youngest black elected official in the United States. A Clinton Fellow with the Democratic Leadership Council and a member of the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus, Representative Sellers is an attorney at Strom Law LLC.
Cost of the dinner is $125 per person. For reservations, click on www.aipac.org/OCdinner2012 or call (323) 937-1184.estions or
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