Member, Board of directors

Gary Wexler is a struggling novel writer, an ongoing published columnist for the LA Jewish Journal and a reasonably fluent Hebrew speaker, who endures intensive and challenging Hebrew zoom lessons two days a week. He is also a blogger for The Times of Israel and has written several articles on the importance of learning the Hebrew language, its intricacies as well as its necessity for understanding Israeli culture. Gary has had several careers. He began as an advertising copywriter and eventual creative director for major ad agencies winning national awards for campaigns he created ranging from Apple to Coca Cola. Needing to apply his skills to help create a better world, he left corporate America to work with the nonprofit sector worldwide. He created communication strategies and campaigns and facilitated seminars and workshops on team creativity for clients ranging from the Ford Foundation and United Ways to the foundations of Spielberg, Bronfman, Steinhardt, Schusterman and Grinspoon to Jewish Federations, the Jewish Agency and JDC. In his next career Gary became a professor in the Masters program at the USC-Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, as well as Cal State University, Long Beach where he continues to teach classes on Team Creativity to visiting delegations of Chinese