Moving Forward Together

Heart & Soul Gala

JFS’s Annual Heart & Soul Gala
Planting for the Future

Saturday, April 15, 2023    6:00pm

The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

Cocktail Attire

Gala Honorees

Joan & Irwin Jacobs

Visionary leaders Joan and Irwin Jacobs have transformed San Diego with their philanthropy. Their strategic investments in JFS include naming the campus and providing resources to advance social equity.

Marie Raftery & Dr. Bob Rubenstein

As hands-on leaders, Marie Raftery and Dr. Bob Rubenstein are JFS ambassadors who compassionately guide and inspire others to uplift and strengthen the community.

Honorary Chairs

Evelyn & Ernest Rady

Gala Chairs

Jerri-Ann & Gary Jacobs

Tammy & Louis Vener

Thank You to Our Underwriters

The seven species represented in our theme are sacred fruits and grains grown in the ancient land.
They symbolize our community’s obligations to making sure all people are fed and the land is protected.

As we plant for future generations, we are once again cultivating these commitments to one another and the Earth.



Joan & Irwin Jacobs

Marie G. Raftery & Dr. Robert A. Rubenstein


CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services)

Jerri-Ann & Gary Jacobs


Globalization Partners

Lee & Frank z”l Goldberg

Lois J. Richmond & Family

Karen & Jeffrey Silberman


Marjorie & Sheldon Derezin

Susanna & Michael Flaster

Hanna & Mark Gleiberman

Marcia Foster Hazan & Mark Cammell

Sean Joseph & Mahau Ma

Arlene & Louis Navias

University of California San Diego

Sharon & David Wax


Belmont Village Senior Living – La Jolla

Marsha Berkson

Jamie Carr

Cohn Restaurant Group


Insurance Auto Auctions

Emily & Chris Jennewein | Times of San Diego

Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego

Jewish Federation of San Diego

Jules and Gwen Knapp Charitable Foundation

Meiselman Family

Logo for Gallagher: Insurance, Risk Management, Consulting
TImes of San Diego logo


ACLU | ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties


Barbara Bry & Neil Senturia

Deborah Bucksbaum & Lee Maio

City National Bank

Alberta Feurzeig

Joy Heitzmann & Jack Cohen

Susan & David Kabakoff

Lisa & Gary Levine

Sandy Levinson

Jennifer Levitt

LightBridge Hospice & Palliative Care, Ohr Ami, The Jewish Hospice Program
and The LightBridge Hospice Community Foundation

Sylvia Liwerant

Mathew z”l & Barbara Loonin

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Pioneer Healthcare Services – Dan Rietti, CEO | The Mathew & April Fink Family

Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest

Congresswoman Lynn Schenk & Terry Fechter

Susan Shmalo

Nancy & Alan Spector

Karin & Tony Toranto

Tammy & Louis Vener

Rachel & Adam Welland

Logo for Light Bridge Hospice & Palliative Care
Logo for Light Bridge Hospice Community Foundation


Honorable Jan Adler & Karen Hartz

Sarah Bakhiet

Susan Chortek-Weisman & Eric Weisman

Theresa Dupuis & Gary Kornfeld

Linda Fredin & Gary Frost

July Teper Galper

Allison & Daniel Gardenswartz

Judi Gottschalk

David & Claire Guggenheim

Michael Hopkins & Supreeth Manjunatha

Hilary & Selwyn Isakow

Marge Katleman

Jennifer & Mathew Kostrinsky

Anita & Rabbi Marty Lawson

Legal Aid Society of San Diego

Leichtag Foundation

Danielle & Brian Miller | Geppetto’s

Amy & Edward Nefouse

Beth Goldberg Newton

Linda & Larry Okmin

Safdie Rabines Architects

Seacrest Village & Seacrest Foundation

Lori Shearer & Brian Haubenstock

Fern & Lee Siegel

Elizabeth & Mitch Siegler | Pathfinder Partners

Beth Sirull & Jonathan Shuster

Erin Spiewak & Sid Voorakkara

Jill & Mark Spitzer

Jill Stone

Sheava & Bryan Wax

Wealth with Options

Helene & Allan Ziman

Joellyn & Ron Zollman

Logo for Safdie Rabines Architects
Seacrest Village Retirement Communities logo
Seacrest Foundation logo


Bonnie Foster Productions

List in formation as of 3/22/23