On November 8, 2009, hundreds of Jewish leaders met in San Francisco for a conference featuring innovators from the energy industry, investment, sustainability, and policy.
They shared ideas and experiences to help advance the generational movement for clean and secure energy.
Jonathan Axelrad is a lawyer in Wilson Sonsini's San Francisco office, where his practice focuses on representing clean technology and renewable energy companies and venture capital and private equity funds that invest in them. Prior to moving to San Francisco, Axelrad lived in Washington, DC, where he worked for an environmental group on a national campaign to educate the American public about possible solutions to combat global warming and for Representative Jay Inslee and the Energy and Commerce Committee on issues related to climate change, energy, the environment and international trade.
Axelrad received a J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 2004, where he was a member of the Georgetown International Law Journal and a B.A., with distinction, from the University of Victoria, British Columbia in 1997 and speaks French and Japanese.
Lom Friedman joined Hazon as the Bay Area Director on August 31st. He will be working half time through June and then become a full time staff person. Friedman’s primary responsibility in his first year will be to create and implement the first California Hazon Ride, and then in his 2nd year, he will build a strategy for growth in the Bay Area which will include the development of strong partnerships, speaking & teaching around the Bay Area, fundraising, and the development of year-round programs.
Friedman worked for 9 years as the Director of Wilderness and Outdoor Education at Camp Tawonga in the Bay Area, has been a trip leader for AJWS and most recently was the Interim Operations Director at Congregation Beth El in Berkeley.
Friedman is in his final year of a MA in Education focusing on Instructional Technology at San Francisco State University.
Jonathan Shapira is an associate in the firm's Business Law Department.
He joined Goodwin Procter in 2008. Shapira is also founder of the Boston-Israel Cleantech Alliance.
Lyuba Wolf is a board member and co-founder of Energy Crossroads, Global. She initiated the inaugural Energy Crossroads conference at Stanford and served as its first Conference Chair. Since her graduation in 2007, Wolf has been involved in the effort to grow Energy Crossroads into a truly global movement and traveled to Copenhagen to assist in the formation of the Denmark Energy Crossroads chapter.
At her day job, Wolf is an Associate Consultant at Bain and Company, a management consulting firm in San Francisco, where she is an active member of the office's Green Team. Eventually she hopes to apply her experiences at Bain and Energy Crossroads in a future career at an entrepreneurial clean energy company.
Wolf has a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University.