Lion of Judah and Pomegranate Luncheon

This event is currently at capacity. Please contact Robyn at 415.512 .6271 if you would like to be added to our waiting list.

Join us for this annual event celebrating our Lion of Judah and Pomegranate communities.

Featuring director, producer and philanthropist Nancy Spielberg as keynote speaker, and honoring Gale Mondry, this year's Judith Chapman Memorial Women's Leadership Award recipient.

12:00 pm Reception

12:45 pm Lunch and Program

Please call Robyn Carmel, 415-512-6271, for late registration.

Attendees make their annual campaign gift at the Lion of Judah level ($5,000 minimum) or at the Pomegranate level ($1,800 minimum). 

December 13, 2017
12:00 AM
St. Regis Hotel
125 3rd Street
San Francisco


Organized By: 
Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
Event Contact Person: 
Robyn Carmel
Nancy Spielberg
Producer Nancy Spielberg grew up immersed in filmmaking, working on her brother's early films as cast and crew. She attended Arizona State University and UCLA and, after moving to New York in 1978, studied film at Sarah Lawrence College and the New School in New York. An accomplished businesswoman, fundraiser and philanthropist, she has in recent years turned her energy and talents to producing documentary films. She served as consultant on the Oscar-winning documentary, “Chernobyl Heart," and is executive producer of “Elusive Justice: The Search for Nazi War Criminals,” which aired nationally on PBS. Ms. Spielberg also produced a project for the Israeli government: “Celebrities Salute Israel’s 60th,” which was featured in Times Square on the NASDAQ screens for one month.

Most recently, Ms. Spielberg produced ABOVE AND BEYOND, winner of the audience award at more than twenty film festivals. Spielberg is the executive producer of Sophie Sartain's documentary, MIMI AND DONA, which was broadcast nationally on PBS in late 2015. She is executive producer of WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY, which tells the story of Warsaw Ghetto Jews who wrote and buried their documents and stories into Polish soil before they were killed by the Nazis, and of ON THE MAP, a documentary by filmmaker Dani Menkin, currently in post-production.

Nancy Spielberg is founder and co-founder of several charities including “A Bid for Charity,” “Children of Chernobyl,” “Project Sunshine” and the American branch of The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.
Gale Mondry
Gale has had a long career as a professional and lay leader in the nonprofit community. Trained as a lawyer, she served as Staff Counsel for Stanford University and then as Vice President for Legal Affairs at California Pacific Medical Center. After 20 years practicing law, she transitioned to nonprofit development and administration, becoming the Director of Development at Gateway High School, and later Chief Program Officer at the Koret Foundation and Vice President of Development at UpStart.

As a lay leader, Gale has been active in both the Jewish and secular communities. She was the Chair of the Board of Directors of the JCC of San Francisco and co-chaired its capital campaign for the new facility that opened in 2004. She co-founded Gateway High School, an award-winning charter school, and served as its Board Chair. She is also a past Board Chair of the Jewish Film Institute and previously served on the boards of the Federation, Contemporary Jewish Museum, and UpStart.

Currently, Gale is Co-Chair of the Board of Urban Adamah and Chair of the Board of Education Pioneers. She is also a board member of Children’s Council of San Francisco and Beyond Differences.

Gale received a B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, from Brown University and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School. She is married, with four grown children, and three grandchildren.