Steve was executive producer and co-writer of “Meet Me at Brooklyn & Soto,” JHS’s award-winning documentary on East L.A.’s Jewish heritage, which aired on public television. He chaired the intergenerational Fairfax Community Mural Project, which resulted in a photo mural in the heart of the Beverly-Fairfax neighborhood highlighting L.A.’s Jewish history painted by seniors and teens. He has also been a consultant on exhibits at such cultural institutions as the Japanese American National Museum and the Autry National Center. He is Vice Chair of the Los Angeles County Historical Landmarks and Records Commission, appointed by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, is the author of several articles on historic and neighborhood preservation issues and co-wrote the entry on Los Angeles in the Encyclopedia of American Jewish History. A native Angeleno, Steve is a graduate of USC, where he majored in journalism and religion, and of Loyola Law School.
Professionally, Steve is Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs for Home Box Office, Inc., after serving in similar executive positions for Universal Studios, NBC and Comedy Central. He’s married to Dr. Steven Hochstadt, a clinical psychologist.
Daniel spends much of his time being involved in civic activities. Besides his involvement with the Shul, he is the Chair of the Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund, an entrepreneurial giving circle that has donated over $2 million to deserving non-profits. Daniel is also on the board of transportation advocate group Move LA, and a member of the Landlord Outreach Committee for Home for Good, focused on ending chronic and veteran homelessness in L.A. County by 2016.