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Join our BGS community for a night under the stars, celebrating the holiday of Sukkot and hearing from local tech start-ups* about their trials, tribulations, and eventual successes.

Dinner and drinks will be served.

Purchase tickets by September 21st at 12:30 PM.

For more information or to make your gift, please contact us at Ben-Gurion@JewishLA.org or (323) 761-8386.


*Featured speakers:


Monica Klausner | CMO & Co-founder of VeestroMonica Klausner, CMO & Co-founder of Veestro

Monica Klausner is an entrepreneur and sales & marketing executive with years of experience scaling businesses from inception to record-breaking sales. She launched her career in sales at ADP and, shortly thereafter, held lead sales positions with innovative media start-ups, including Bizrate/Shopzilla and LAUNCH Media, which was later acquired by Yahoo! Music.

In 2013, Klausner and her brother founded Veestro, a gourmet, plant-based food company that has created major waves in the food technology space with annual sales more than doubling and at a current run rate of several million per year.

Gregg Weisstein | COO, CFO, and Co-founder of BloomNationGregg Weisstein, COO, CFO, & Co-founder of Bloom Nation

BloomNation is the largest marketplace for fresh artisanal flowers and a complete end-to-end SaaS platform (web-builder, CRM, POS) for local independent florists. With thousands of florists and their products in the marketplace, Gregg is responsible for keeping BloomNation a well-oiled machine.

A Business Economics and Accounting graduate from University of California, Santa Barbara, Gregg brings his eight years of consulting an accounting experience into the Los Angeles tech scene.


BGS — Ben Gurion Society — is our donor society for those under 40 years old giving a minimum gift of $1,000 or more to The Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign.

All ticket sales cover the cost of goods or less, and tickets are non-refundable.

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