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Los Angeles Jewish Home Support Group Continues High-Profile Speaker Program With Noted Legal Scholar and Expert Laurie L. Levenson
Date:10/3/2007

RESEDA, Calif., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Executives, a support group of nearly 500 prominent business, community and political leaders dedicated to raising funds to support the Los Angeles Jewish Home, has announced noted legal scholar and expert Laurie L. Levenson will be the latest speaker in the organization's continuing breakfast programs featuring high-profile speakers of local interest. Levinson's topic will be "What to Expect from the 5-4 Supreme Court."

The gathering will be held on October 18 at 7:30 a.m. at the El Caballero Country Club, 18300 Tarzana Drive, in Tarzana. Admission is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. The pre-registration deadline is October 12 via telephone 818-774-3332, fax 818-344-8564 or email afr@jha.org.

While in law school, Levenson was chief articles editor of the UCLA Law Review. After graduation, she served as law clerk to the Honorable James Hunter, III, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In 1981, she was appointed assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Section, in Los Angeles, where she was a trial and appellate lawyer for eight years and attained the position of senior trial attorney and assistant division chief.

Levenson was a member of the adjunct faculty of Southwestern University Law School from 1982-1989. She joined the Loyola faculty in 1989 and served as Loyola's associate dean for academic affairs from 1996-1999.

"It is imperative that the community stay abreast of issues and topics that unfold on a national stage that can affect us in our own backyards. Speakers like Laurie help us understand and communicate about these imperative matters," said L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine who is currently The Executives president.

The Executives, founded in 1992, is comprised of the San Fernando and Conejo Valley's most prominent business and community leaders. Their mission is to raise funds to enhance the quality of life and care of the residents of the Jewish Home. The Executives host a number of monthly and annual events that provide support to the Home while offering the reward of friendships and associations through philanthropic endeavors. The Young Executives provides leadership training and social activities for members in their 20s and 30s. Through volunteering at the Jewish Home and sponsoring social events, they help to provide for the Home's residents' immediate needs.

Founded in 1912, the world-renowned Los Angeles Jewish Home is one of the foremost continuing senior living facilities in the United States and is the largest single-source provider of senior housing in Los Angeles. In total the Home annually serves more than 2,200 seniors through an extraordinary continuum of services. Each year, more than 1,500 senior women and men are supported through in-residence housing on two village campuses (spanning 16 acres), with services featuring independent-living "Neighborhood Home" accommodations, residential care, skilled nursing care, Alzheimer's disease and dementia care. Another 700 seniors are served through the Home's community-based programs which include Skirball Hospice and community clinics. Healthcare professionals from around the world consult with the Jewish Home in an effort to improve eldercare in their home countries. The Home is a nonprofit organization that relies upon donations from individuals, corporations and foundations to continue its remarkable work. Further information regarding the Home can be found online at http://www.jha.org or by calling 818-757-4407.


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