Annual Gala 2013 - April 24, 2013

Annual Gala 2013

With pleasure, we invite you to join us for 
Hillel at UCLA’s Annual Gala 2013

Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel 

Wednesday, April 24th
6pm - Cocktails
7pm - Dinner and Presentation

Honoree: Vice Chancellor Carole Goldberg
Honorable Menschen: Barbara and Ed Prober
Student Group of the Year: Bruins for Israel

These tremendous individuals will be proudly recognized and celebrated for their commitment to Hillel, to UCLA and to Jewish life in Los Angeles.



Vice Chancellor Carole Goldberg is the epitome of Jewish leadership on the UCLA campus and throughout our greater community. She is a strong and loyal advocate, and we are proud to celebrate her accomplishments at this year’s Annual Gala.

A graduate of Smith College (1968) and Stanford Law School (1971), Carole is the Jonathan D. Varat Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA and UCLA’s Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel. She first joined the UCLA law faculty in 1972, after serving as law clerk to the Hon. Robert F. Peckham of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. From 1984-1991 she served as Associate Dean of the School of Law, and from 1993-1994 she was Chair of UCLA’s Academic Senate. In 2006, she served as the Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School. Since 2007, she has been a Justice of the Hualapai Court of Appeals in northern Arizona. In January, 2011, President Barack Obama appointed her to the Indian Law and Order Commission, a joint legislative/Executive Branch commission charged with recommending improvements in the administration of criminal justice on reservations.

Vice Chancellor Goldberg has written widely about federal Indian law and tribal law, and is co-author of the dominant treatise in the field, Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law (1982, 2005, and 2012 editions). Her most recent books are Defying the Odds: The Tule River Tribe’s Struggle for Sovereignty in Three Centuries (Yale University Press, 2010, co-authored with Gelya Frank), Indian Law Stories (Foundation Press, 2011, co-edited with Kevin K. Washburn and Philip P. Frickey), and Captured Justice: Native Nations and Public Law 280 (Carolina Academic Press, 2012, co-authored with Duane Champagne).

An active participant in Hillel, Carole has been involved since her earliest days as a UCLA faculty member. She has served as President of the Board of Directors of both the Los Angeles Hillel Council and Hillel at UCLA, receiving an Exemplar of Excellence Award from the Hillel International Center in 1999. She has also served on the Board of the ACLU of Southern California and the Wishtoyo Foundation, an organization advancing Native cultures and environmental values.

Vice Chancellor Goldberg is married to UCLA Professor of Sociology, Duane Champagne. She has one daughter, Andrea Ambrose Lobato (married to John Lobato), five stepchildren, and eight stepgrandchildren.



Ed and Barbara Prober are decades-long supporters of Hillel at UCLA and embody the spirit of community, philanthropy and volunteerism.

Natives of Southern California, Barbara and Ed met as teens in Alhambra. Ed studied at UCLA, and after he graduated they married in 1954 and began their lives together in Los Angeles. Ed pursued a successful career in real estate development, and at the same time felt a strong connection to his father’s family shoe business, Prober's Shoes. His commitment has ensured the company’s survival to this day.

Devoted to their community, the Probers have been active with a variety of local organizations including the Mental Health Association, the Zimmer Children’s Museum, Hillel at UCLA and many Parent-Teacher Associations. They offer their support and involvement in ways both prominent and low-profile: Barbara served as the President of the American Diabetes Association Los Angeles Chapter, and as an avid sports enthusiast, Ed bolstered a local high school football field by building a much-wanted concessions stand. Barbara and Ed are steadfast in their Jewish identity and are longtime members of the Stephen S. Wise Temple.

Married for 58 years, Barbara and Ed raised three children and two nieces, each of whom is highly accomplished personally and professionally. They are also very proud of their eight grandchildren, one of whom will be married in the summer of 2013.


Our Annual Gala benefits Hillel at UCLA’s mission: to enrich the lives of Jewish students at UCLA so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. For over 75 years, Hillel has been a vibrant Jewish campus presence. We are the premier Jewish student organization at UCLA, helping students expand Jewish knowledge, hone leadership skills, bolster ties to Israel, and enrich their world through social justice projects. Just as the university establishes a professional foundation for students’ futures, Hillel builds a Jewish foundation for their lifetime.

We look forward to creating a very exciting evening for our honorees, including our Student Group of the Year, Bruins for Israel, and your participation will make it all the more special.


Diane Neubauer and Leslie Gilbert-Lurie
Gala Co-Chairs

Sandy Einberg
Development Chair

Elaine Gill
President, Board of Directors 

Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller 
Executive Director 

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