Please join us at Beth Israel’s Annual Fundraiser as we present the CARL M. ESENOFF MEMORIAL AWARD for Extraordinary Community Service to
Lee and Frank z”l Goldberg. Share in the excitement of this special evening, featuring entertainer and comedian Jason Alexander!

LEE & FRANK Z”L GOLDBERG

Lee and Frank z”l Goldberg joined Beth Israel in 1967. Their children and grandchildren grew up in the congregation, and the family celebrated countless lifecycle events at Beth Israel. The Goldbergs are the embodiment of l’dor v’dor—from generation to generation. Their exceptional philanthropic commitment to Beth Israel was recognized when The Lee and Frank Goldberg Family Religious School was named for them.

Lee and Frank z”l exemplify all that the Carl M. Esenoff Memorial Award represents. Throughout their almost 70 years of marriage, the couple were actively involved in the San Diego community. From the San Diego Opera to Seacrest Village, San Diego State University to Moores Cancer Center and Words Alive (to name just a few from a very long list), their support and leadership have been felt throughout San Diego. The couple’s commitment to making an impact is captured in words they included in their Book of Life Statement: “We have learned that it is not what you gather but what you scatter that matters.”

THE CARL M. ESENOFF MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXTRAORDINARY COMMUNITY SERVICE

The prestigious Carl M. Esenoff Award was established in 1987 by the Board of Directors of Beth Israel in recognition of the lifelong dedication of Carl M. Esenoff, the first recipient. Despite being recognized as one of San Diego’s outstanding civic, professional and communal leaders, it took three trips to persuade the humble leader to accept the inaugural award. Recipients of this unique honor are outstanding individuals who maintain a meaningful membership in the congregation and have been active in, supportive of, and demonstrated leadership in the synagogue and the larger San Diego community.

 

EVENT TIMELINE

5:30 PM Cocktails in the Price Family Courtyard
6:00 PM Seated Dinner in the David and Dorothea Garfield Social Hall
7:30 PM Havdalah, Presentation of the Esenoff Award, and Performance by Jason Alexander in the Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary
9:00 PM Dessert Reception in the Price Family Courtyard

We are thrilled by the overwhelming response to the Annual Fundraiser, L’Chaim to Life! The dinner portion of the evening is now closed due to capacity limits.

Tickets are still available for the performance by Jason Alexander and dessert reception. Don’t miss out on an evening of exceptional entertainment and delectable desserts. Secure your tickets today and join us for a memorable night!

 

TICKET LEVELS

5:30 PM ARRIVAL (DINNER REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED) 

7:00 PM ARRIVAL (TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE)

$180 (per adult)
Includes cocktails, program seating for one and dessert.

$100 (per adult) Rising Leaders/Under 40
Includes cocktails, program seating for one and dessert.

RSVP

 

DONATE TO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Lee and Frank Goldberg Family Religious School teaches core Jewish values and competencies while nurturing Jewish identity, a sense of belonging to the Jewish people, a connection to Israel, and a commitment to Judaism. In essence, we raise Jews.

In the 2023-24 school year, 396 students were enrolled in religious school in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. For many families, paying religious school tuition in addition to their annual membership commitment presents a financial challenge. To ensure that no one is turned away due to financial reasons, Beth Israel offers need-based scholarships. Last year, the school awarded over $50,000 in scholarships, benefiting 57 families.

Given the alarming rise in antisemitism, it is critical for our youth to feel safe and supported while learning about Judaism. The Lee & Frank Goldberg Family Religious School provides all this and more while creating a community for our students and their families. We never want families to sacrifice Jewish education and life cycle celebrations due to cost.

With your support, we can meet the growing needs of our students and their families. Your donation to religious school scholarships will help our students embrace their Jewish identities and become proud, educated Jews.

Donate to Religious School Scholarships

 

HONORARY COMMITTEE SPONSORSHIPS

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  • DIAMOND LEVEL $36,000
  • GOLD LEVEL $18,000
  • SILVER LEVEL $10,000
  • BRONZE LEVEL $5,000

UNDERWRITING OPPORTUNITIES

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  • ENTERTAINER $75,000 – FULLY UNDERWRITTEN
  • CATERING $40,000 – FULLY UNDERWRITTEN
  • DECOR $20,000
  • BAR AND BEVERAGE $10,000 – FULLY UNDERWRITTEN
  • PROGRAM PRODUCTION $10,000