Inside the ‘virtual’ room of the Biden fundraiser with Jewish Dems
Approximately 560 attendees, based on screenshots provided to Jewish Insider, participated in Tuesday’s fundraiser with Jewish Democrats on Zoom with former Vice President Joe Biden. An additional two dozen individuals co-hosted the event and appeared as panelists on screen. The first part of the discussion, which focused on antisemitism, was moderated by Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt.
Featured co-hosts included Miami real estate developer Michael Adler and his wife Judy, Karen Adler, Sara Adler, Matt & Amanda Adler, Baltimore developer and communal leaders Josh and Genine Fidler, DMFI board member from San Francisco Sam Lauter, former New York Congressman Steve Israel, former Texas Congressman Martin Frost, Brookings’ Norm Eisen, CEO of snack company Kind Daniel Lubetzky, Chicago’s David Solow, former Obama official Scott Nathan, Florida’s Eric Lynn, Aspen’s Jim Aresty, Israel Policy Forum chair Susie Gelman, and Michele Rosen.
Additional co-hosts included Marc Stanley from Dallas, Bluelight Strategies’ Aaron Keyak and Steve Rabinowitz along with their better halves Avi Goldgraber and Laurie Moskowitz, Chicago’s Jeffery Hecktman, Peter Joseph, Mitchell Berger, Susie Stern, Ivan Jecklin, and joining live from Israel, former U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro and Julie Fisher.
Of note: During the Q&A portion of the Zoom fundraiser, Biden indicated to Shapiro that he would offer him a diplomatic role in his administration. “If I do [get elected], you’re in trouble because I am coming for you,” the former vice president told Shapiro.
Among the other attendees spotted were former co-chair of the Obama Biden 2012 campaign Alan Solow, former AIPAC president Amy Friedkin, Alan P. Gross, former MLB outfielder and U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand Mark Gilbert, ad executive Tom Doctoroff, DMFI co-chair Todd Richman, Tom Kahn, former vice chair of the DNC Susan Turnbull, linguist Wendy Sandler, Chicago Doctor Marc Slutzky, Ken Lipper, Martin Raffel, Rafi Granoff, Stuart Kurlander, Kenneth Bob and Vicki Heyman.