Elliott Dolin acquires and oversees numerous commercial real estate investments as managing partner of Pacific Prime Properties in Los Angeles. Outside of work, Elliott Dolin also takes time to contribute to various charitable organizations, including Ezer Mizion.

Ezer Mizion operates a bone marrow registry for persons of Jewish descent. This group of donors for bone marrow transplants numbers almost 700,000, including many members of the Israeli armed forces. It is the world’s largest pool of Jewish donors. As a member of Bone Marrow Donors Worldwide, Ezer Mizion has facilitated some 1,400 transplants.

Finding the right donor-patient match is difficult, as patients and donors must share the same ethnic background. Fewer compatible donors exist among those of Jewish descent than for those of other backgrounds; therefore, increasing the size of their registries is vital.

Bone marrow transplants treat a variety of illnesses, such as Hodgkin’s disease and leukemia. Donors can contribute the necessary stem cells by a process similar to donating blood.

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A tireless supporter of children in need of aid and the organizations that help them, Elliott Dolin was once described by Rabbi Gavriel Hershoff as “truly inspiring,” in recognizing him for his efforts on behalf of the children supported by the Jewish education and guidance program Aish Tamid of Los Angeles. Elliott Dolin also dedicates time, effort, and monetary support to Doctors Without Borders, Ezer Mizion, and Chabad of California.

Chabad of California is a not-for-profit branch of West Coast Chabad Lubavitch, dedicated to supporting the community through kind acts steeped in traditional Jewish tradition. Now in its fourth decade of operation, Chabad of California consists of more than 200 centers and manages day and elementary schools and summer activity camps. One of the initiatives introduced by Chabad of California is the Friendship Circle, a program that links children with special needs, such as autism, with teenage and adult volunteers who visit, befriend, and support them on a regular basis.

The Friendship Circle works to maintain and expand a strong community based on friendship and support, and it has a volunteer membership base now exceeding 11,000. The network benefits more than 5,000 children with special needs every year, operating out of 82 chapters across the United States. The Friendship Circle is open to all children regardless of their religious affiliation.

Consisting of three novels centering on Stieg Larsson’s unique characters, Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomqvist, the Millennium Trilogy has earned critical acclaim and was recently produced as a film series. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the first novel in the trilogy, achieved publication in 2005, while the sequels The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest went to print in 2006 and 2007, respectively.

The fictional works echo Stieg Larsson’s complete aversion to sexual abuse, and revenge powers one of the strong female main characters, Lisbeth Salander. Salander deviates from the normal constructions of society and enters the story in the first book when journalist Mikael Blomqvist meets her while investigating a murder. Together, the pair works to uncover a mystery that mires them in a long line of complications. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo won several awards, and its publication aided Stieg Larsson in the process of becoming the first author to sell more than one million e-books on Amazon.com.

In the second two parts of the trilogy, Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomqvist find themselves immersed in a dangerous lifestyle rife with murder. The reader slowly starts to learn more about vindictive Lisbeth Salander’s past as the two characters pursue justice. Critics and readers alike tout the Millennium Trilogy as one of the best modern works in the thriller and crime genres, and its crossover into the movie industry established The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest as international sensations. Stieg Larsson released the Millennium Trilogy posthumously, after a successful career as a magazine editor for the anti-racist Swedish magazine Expo. For more information about the Millennium Trilogy, visit Stieg Larsson’s website at http://www.stieglarsson.com/Millennium-series.

Siata 208S

November 1, 2010

An avid fan of vintage sports cars, Elliot Dolin regularly participates in car shows around the country. Elliot Dolin has gained significant recognition for his 1953 Siata 208S Spider Motto Roadster. Siata stands for Societa Italiana Auto Trasformazioni Accessori, which means Italian Society Car Transformations Accessories. Giorgio Ambrosini founded Siata in 1926, at which time it focused on custom tuning and installing various modifications on Fiats. In 1949, Siata released its first proprietary vehicle, the Siata Amica. The following year, Siata began producing the Siata Daina and, two years later, the firm unveiled another vehicle, the Siata 300BC Barchetta Sport Spider. Siata first manufactured the 208S in 1953. The company built only 56 of the 208S versions during the course of two years. Siata also constructed the Spring model from 1967 until 1975, when ORSA bought the Siata name and manufacturing rights. The Siata 208S Spider employed Fiat’s two-liter V8 engine, which Siata helped design. The engine utilizes an aluminum block and aluminum heads to reduce weight with wedged combustion chambers to create maximum power without any form of forced induction. Using 2 Weber carburetors, it achieved a 7.5 to 1 compression ratio, making a base 110 horsepower. The Siata 208S Spider easily reached speeds greater than 100 miles per hour, an impressive feat for the naturally aspirated cars in the early 1950s. The company constructed only an estimated 35 Motto Spiders using the Siata 208S chassis. Elliot Dolin’s vehicle remains one of the most impressive examples of the Siata 208S, combining gorgeous aerodynamic lines with one of the decade’s fastest Italian engines.