Register for the 6th Annual Scholar's Event & Online Auction!
February 27, 2022 Live Stream Special 10:30AM PST.
Please join us at our 6th Annual Scholar's Event, where we will present The Legacy of Hope Award to our 2022 Honoree, Jennifer Lopata.
Featuring Liza Wiemer, author of the award-winning novel The Assignment.
This will be a live stream event that raises funds for our innovative, project-based Holocaust education program. Please RSVP today to make your registration donation in support of The David Labkovski Project and receive your Live Stream Link!
Sign-up for the Online Auction Opens February 17th!
Set a reminder! The Online Auction Registration opens February 17th. Make sure to sign-up before the auction officially opens February 24th at 12PM in order to prepare for bidding! The auction will close February 28th at noon.
Keep a lookout for emails about the auction and event details.
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Presenting the Legacy of Hope Award to
With a background in social work and education, Jennifer Lopata has always been committed to educating our youth and giving back to the community. She has deep ties to the Jewish community and feels strongly about the importance of educating young people of all cultures about the Holocaust. As a DLP Board Member and founder of Synergy Academics, she not only sponsors the DLP Student Docent Training program but graciously hosts the meetings at her West Hills academic tutoring center. Jennifer believes strongly in the docent program because she feels “it is vital that young people learn about the Holocaust and are empowered to teach their peers” in order to ensure that it never happens again. Jennifer also involves herself with other community organizations, including American Jewish University, Connecting A Caring Community, and The Fulfillment Fund to name a few. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at UCLA and her Master’s degree in Social Work at USC. She is married to Robert and is the proud mother of three children, Jason, Carina and Ryan.
About Our Scholar
Liza Wiemer is an award-winning educator with over twenty years of teaching experience. Her second young adult novel, The Assignment, was published by Delacorte Press and has received numerous honors, including being named a 2021 Sydney Taylor Notable Book. To date, The Assignment has also been published in Russian, Polish, Italian, and Korean. Liza has had two adult nonfiction books published and several short stories included in the New York Times bestselling Small Miracles series. She has had articles published in various newspapers and magazines and writes a monthly kidlit column for the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle. Liza received the incredible honor of being named one of “The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2021” by the Algemeiner. A graduate of UW-Madison, Liza has two married sons and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband, Jim.
DLP Recognition Award
Los Angeles City Council Member Bob Blumenfield
DLP Courage to Educate Award
Executive Director of the Multicultural Learning Center Gayle Nadler
Previous Legacy of Hope Honorees
Sam Jamieson (2017)
Gabby Vanderlaan and Joshua Shane (2018)
Connie Marco (2019)
Jeffrey Kobulnick (2020)
Lisa Lainer-Fagan (2021)