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The Bnai Zion Western Region opened its doors in 1975 with a few dedicated members. Since then it has grown to include hundreds of active members and continues to grow. 

We help support those in the greatest need in Israel.  We sponsor and support homes for mentally-challenged adults at the Quittman Center on Jerusalem’s Israel Elwyn campus. Ahava Village for Children & Youth at risk in Kiryat Bialik is another project we are pleased to support.  We are proud of our contributions made to the Bnai Zion Medical Center in Haifa that was on the frontlines of the Second Lebanon war in 2006, and which has been voted the number one hospital of choice in northern Israel for eight consecutive years.

We hope you will become active in Bnai Zion and support our life-transforming work.

Judy Podolsky

Executive Director, Western Region

818 598 1818 • judy.podolsky@bnaizion.org



West Coast Activities Reach a Wide Audience

MK Limor Livnat Featured Speaker at Cocktail Reception

The western region hosted a cocktail reception in March at the beautiful Beverly Hills home of George W. Schaeffer, the Bnai Zion national chairman of the board.

The guest speakers, Israeli Minister of Culture and Sports Limor Livnat and the Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles, David Segal, briefed the guests about the challenges Israel faces. Serving as master of ceremonies for the evening was the television personality Andy Adler. More than 150 people attended to learn more about the humanitarian work of Bnai Zion in Israel, and to expand the profile of the new west coast region. 

George Schaffer spoke about his dedicated involvement with Bnai Zion over more than four decades, and touched upon the unique capability of the organization, whereby thanks to a perpetual endowment, 100% of all designated gifts to Bnai Zion will be transferred to its projects in Israel. 



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