Marks I am honored to serve as a Trustee of Temple Israel of Hollywood. My wife Mara Cohen and I have been members of the congregation for over 13 years. Our daughter, a graduate of the TIOH Nursery and Day schools, became Bat Mitzvah at TIOH, following in the footsteps of her grandfather, who celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at TIOH over 80 years ago. The Temple's deep commitment to social justice and learning have stimulated us in many ways. We have developed close personal friendships with other families through the schools, study programs and social justice groups here. I feel blessed to belong to such a diverse, warm and caring community – one built on compassion, intelligence and integrity.

Professionally, I am a partner at Milbank LLP where my practice covers on a wide range of development, financing and corporate transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors. I am also a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley Law School and Haas School of Business. Thank you to Temple Israel of Hollywood for the opportunity to give back to this wonderful community.