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Coachella Valley
Gala 2024

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Thursday, April 11

The Ritz Carlton
68900 Frank Sinatra Dr | Rancho Mirage, CA

5 PM - Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction

6 PM - Dinner and Program


VIP: $500
Includes VIP reception, photo opportunity with Dennis Prager, and VIP seating during the program.

General: $360
Includes cocktail reception and dinner program.


Please email with any questions.

Keynote Speaker

Dennis Prager

Dennis Prager is co-founder of PragerU, a nationally syndicated radio talk show host and columnist. An author of nine books, his most recent publication is a multi-volume commentary on the Torah called The Rational Bible.

A Fellow at Columbia University’s School of International Affairs, where he did graduate work at the Middle East and Russian Institutes, he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the U.S. Delegation to the Vienna Review Conference on the Helsinki Accords, and by President George W. Bush to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. He holds an honorary doctorate of law from Pepperdine University.

A highly sought-after speaker and frequent cable news show guest, Dennis has lectured all over the world. He is known as one of America's most respected conservative thinkers.

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Featured Speaker

Roz Rothstein

Roz is co-founder and CEO of StandWithUs. The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Rothstein and her husband Jerry, along with community leader Esther Renzer, sought to strengthen Israel’s image by empowering Israel’s supporters worldwide with innovative educational materials, conferences, fellowships, campaigns, missions to Israel, social media, educational videos, and programs. Since the inception of StandWithUs, the Forward has twice named Rothstein one of the 5O Most Influential Jews in America, and the Jerusalem Post has twice named her one of the 50 Most Influential Jews in the world.

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Robert (Bob) Z”L and Sandra Borns have been longstanding pillars in their community. From their involvement in the Robert and Sandra Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University to their dedicated service on synagogue boards, with Israel Bonds, at Jewish community centers and of course with StandWithUs, the

Bornses devoted their lives to giving back to the Jewish community. Proud parents of three and grandparents of six, their commitment to Jewish service and philanthropy has left—and will continue to leave—a lasting impact. StandWithUs will always remember Bob Borns Z”L for his steadfast dedication to Israel and the Jewish people, and for helping to found StandWithUs in the Coachella Valley along with Sandra and others.

Betsy Borns is an Emmy Award-nominated writer/producer of shows from Roseanne to Friends (for which she wrote the iconic song “Smelly Cat”). She is the president of the Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University, a board member of Hillel and Yiddshkeit, a longtime member of AIPAC, and a supporter of the Yiddish Book Center and StandWithUs. She is married to television writer/producer Jonathan Shapiro, the proud mother of Abraham, Sarah, and Ezekiel Shapiro, and the daughter of Robert and Sandra Borns.

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