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Club 18 @ 427 Presidio Avenue
Elias Botto was born in Jerusalem, Palestine. In 1947, due to violence, his family moved to Bethlehem. He is now living in the Bay Area and has an impressive history of work in everything from the garment business to helping those in need in the Middle East.
Gladys Wagman was born in Phildadelphia. Her family fled to the U.S. from Czarist Russia when their village's first born Jews were being killed during the pogroms. Having raised her family, she is now living in S.F.and working with the Jewish community.
Melek Totah was born in Iowa. Her father grew up in Haifa, Palestine in the 1930s and '40s before fleeing in 1948. Melek graduated from Drake University in International Relations, and then got her M.B.A. in International Business. She strongly supports volunteerism.
Jacob Mandelsberg was raised in Chicago as an observant Jew. His father's family fled Germany and the torching of synagogues to avoid increasing anti-Jewish violence. As a youth Jacob went to Israel for a year and ended up staying for twelve. He now builds educational Web sites.