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JACK MAIZEL – Executive Producer
Jack Maziel’s faith and conviction to Judaism and the Zionist philosophy was instilled in him at an early age. Having moved to the United States from Mexico at the age of 8, Jack’s spiritual quest grew through his adolescent years and into his post-graduate adulthood. After finishing his Political Science degree at UCLA, Jack found a position at The Hebrew School in San Diego, CA where he taught cultural-based classes such as Chevra and Jewish Civics Initative (JCI). His association with teaching students about Israel and the culture of their heritage, prompted him to establish the non-profit organization A Culture of Peace and dedicated the organization to promote and cultivate Jewish thought and culture at a grass-roots level – right in our children’s own backyard.

ZEJI OZERI – Producer/Co-Director/Camera Operator
Zeji Ozeri, one of San Diego's most important and well-loved Jewish educators, has more than 20 years of experience teaching music and sharing his knowledge about Jewish tradition with children and young adults of the Jewish Community in California, Mexico and Israel. A co-founder in the non-profit, A CULTURE FOR PEACE, Zeji has produced two CDs of Jewish songs and continues to perform in concerts throughout Southern California.

PEPE STEPENSKY – Executive Producer
Pepe Stepensky began his career in Mexico City as co-founded of his own advertising agency where he won "La Letra Impresa", one of Mexico’s most prestigious advertising awards. In addition, he taught advertising and marketing classes at the Universidad Nuevo Mundo in Mexico City. Since moving to San Diego, he has become one of the area’s premier voice-over talents, the founder of Teatro Punto y Coma (San Diego’s only Spanish-speaking theater group) and establishing a series of retail and fast food stores. In addition, Pepe was honored as the recipient of San Diego’s Channel 10 KGTV 2001 Special “One Voice” Leadership Award and has published 6 books of short stories and poems.

RICHARD BEATY – Associate Producer
Richard Beaty has enjoyed a dual career for over 30 years. A native Texan, he’s adroitly moved from film production/directing/writing to an advertising Creative Director with little difficulty. As a filmmaker he produced “Happy Anniversary” a short film that won him numerous awards, has sold two screenplays and optioned others. As a Creative Director, he’s been awarded numerous EMA awards and one Golden Telly award.

MARTHA ROSTENBERG – Special Event Producer
Martha began her career in Mexico City as a PR Director at Porter Novelli Corporation. She moved to San Diego where she worked as a US Hispanic and Latin American Market Specialist for Procter and Gamble. Martha has been with A CULTURE of PEACE since inception, where she has the opportunity to leverage all of her experience with her love for Israel, Jewish culture, tradition, music and theater. Martha has produced 3 Music CDs – Arvit, Esquissi and Bat58, and 5 concert/performances: Arvit (2002), Idan Raichel (2006, 2009), Bat58 (2006), Kaveret (2007), David Broza (2008)