More than $900,000 raised for Jewish Family Service at Heart & Soul Gala


Jewish Family Service of San Diego welcomed more than 600 guests March 9 to its annual Heart & Soul Gala at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla. This year’s theme, Believe in Love, celebrated the extraordinary accomplishments of the 2014 Mitzvah Award Honorees Carol and Rick Kornfeld (Jewish BIGPals, A Mentor, A Role Model, and A Friend) and Karen Foster Silberman (Project SARAH, Stop Abusive Relationships At Home). The event also included a special tribute to remember Alice Cohn (Hand Up Youth Food Pantry, No One Should Go Hungry).

The Heart & Soul Gala is a major fundraiser for Jewish Family Service, which provides vital social services for more than 35,000 members of the community annually. The evening raised more than $900,000 to benefit Jewish Family Service’s work to Empower Families, Respond to Crisis, and Care for Seniors.

The 2014 Heart & Soul Gala was co-chaired by April Fink and Mathew Fink, Karin and Tony Toranto, and Jennifer Kagnoff, with Auction Chair Heather Keith. The event featured an acoustic performance by Grammy-nominated recording artist Matisyahu.

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