Jewish Family Service was founded in 1918 by a consortium of women’s clubs who sought to address the myriad of human needs of the time. Today, JFS is a comprehensive human service organization with eleven locations throughout San Diego County and three in the Coachella Valley serving more than 35,000 people of all ages and faiths annually.

Every year, The Heart & Soul Gala is a major fundraiser for Jewish Family Service of San Diego helping raise the money needed to support these vital programs and allow JFS to meet the ever-growing and ever-changing needs of our community.


This year, The Annual Heart & Soul Gala of Jewish Family Service of San Diego is on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla. This year’s theme, Make an Impact, celebrates the accomplishments of Barbara Bry (Girls Give Back), Judy and Mike Feldman (Pachie’s Place), and Charitable Adult Rides & Services, Inc. (CARS), including CARS CEO Rick Watkins, Board of Directors, and Partners. Chaired by Joyce Axelrod and Leslie Fastlicht Russo, with Auction Chairs April Fink and Karin Toranto, all proceeds from the event benefit the programs of Jewish Family Service.

To purchase tickets and discover patron opportunities, call (858) 637-3057 or visit

Special Thank You To:

Corporate Title Sponsor

Desert View Auto Auctions

Title Sponsors

Charitable Auto Resources, Inc. (CARS) • Anonymous

Presenting Sponsor

Marie Raftery & Robert Rubenstein

Dinner Sponsors

Joan & Irwin Jacobs • US Bank