Democrats for Israel California

DFI-CA is an official chartered Council of four clubs with the California Democratic Party advocating for the defense of Israel, opposition to Antisemitism and for other issues of concern to the Jewish community in the Democratic Party.  

DFI-CA also promotes the liberal and progressive Democratic values to our many communities throughout the state through county clubs and at the state party level, supporting candidates for office and California Democratic Central Committee.  DFI-CA also works other Jewish community groups to organize the annual Ice Cream social at the State Democratic Convention attended by over 300 delegates.

Board of Directors


Andrew Lachman (LA) - President

Andrea Beth Damsky (San Diego)- Executive Vice President

Brigette Hunley (Solano)/Dorene Kastelman (Santa Clara) - Northern California Vice President  (Bay Area, North) 

(Vacant) - Central California Vice President

Michele Elmer (LA) -  Greater Los Angeles Vice President - 

Lauren Klatzker (Orange) - Southern California Vice President

Mike Thaller  (San Diego) -  Controller

Greg Solkovits (LA) - Secretary

Howard Welinsky, Naomi Goldman, Tamara Levenson, David Bocarsly - At Large Members



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