JFS Signature Luncheon Featuring Rabbi Brous - JFSSD
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JFS Signature Luncheon Featuring Rabbi Brous

Human Connection: Transforming The Way We Think, Feel & Live

NOVEMBER 2, 2023

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
10950 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037

Luncheon & Conversation

Join us for an inspiring conversation with Rabbi Sharon Brous as we explore the topic of human connection and its power to transform the way we think, feel, and live. Drawing from ancient Jewish wisdom and contemporary social science, together, we’ll gain a greater understanding for connection, kinship, and how to create a more loving and just society.

Named as the most influential rabbi in America by Newsweek, Rabbi Sharon Brous is the founding and senior rabbi of IKAR, a leading-edge Jewish community based in Los Angeles. She blessed both President Obama and President Biden at their inaugurations. Her TED talk “Reclaiming Religion” has been translated into 23 languages and her first book, The Amen Effect: Ancient Wisdom to Mend Our Broken Hearts and World, will be released in January 2024.

Linda Janon Behavioral Health Champion Award

In recognition of advocacy, dedication, and support for community members facing behavioral health challenges.

2023 Recipient
Fern Siegel

Thank You To Our Generous Underwriters

Erez (Cedar)

CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services)

Shaked (Almond)

Marcia Foster Hazan & Mark Cammell

Barbara & Mathew z”l Loonin

Meiselman Family

Oren (Pine)

Julie & George Bronstein

Stephanie & Michael Epstein

Futures Unbound

Ed & Linda Janon

Cheryl & Gary Levitt

Mindful Guides Therapy Center

Marie G. Raftery & Dr. Robert A. Rubenstein

Susan Shmalo

Fern & Lee Siegel

Karin & Tony Toranto

Susan Chortek Weisman & Eric Weisman

Caryl Lees Witte

*List in formation as of October 27, 2023

** Per IRS Requirements, no goods or services may be provided for underwriting gifts made through a Donor Advised Fund. If you plan to attend, please contact Josh Lipsky, [email protected] to arrange to pay for the cost of the event outside of your DAF**

To ensure recognition in promotional materials, please return your completed sponsorship form by Thursday, August 24, 2023 and email a high-resolution digital file of your company logo to Diane Voit, Events Manager, at [email protected].

Underwriters will be contacted by a JFS staff member to confirm their guest list and meal choices.

** Please note, the autographed copies of the book will be sent to guests in January 2024, after the book has been printed. **

Important guidelines regarding the use of Donor Advised Funds:
Donor Advised Fund (DAF) grants are prohibited from conferring any benefits that are “more than incidental” to the donor, donor advisor or anyone related to either of them. Donors who wish to receive the underwriting benefits and attend the event will be required to purchase separate tickets using their personal funds. For questions, please contact Josh Lipsky, Senior Director of Development, Individual Giving at [email protected] or (858) 637-3034.

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