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Beth Israel’s Annual Fundraiser 2019 – Berk’s Diner & Comedy Club

Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Please join us for Beth Israel’s Annual Spring Fundraiser, Berk’s Diner and Comedy Club!

We are excited for our Annual Fundraiser, Berk’s Diner and Comedy Club. We will honor Rabbi Michael Berk as we celebrate his retirement.The event will feature great food and an impressive silent auction, and the program will showcase a fabulous stand-up comedian, Joel Chasnoff. Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien will be our emcee for the evening. Following the program, enjoy a dessert reception and an afterparty with a DJ and dancing. Dress in casual attire and come prepared for a fun-filled evening! Start bidding NOW on exclusive silent auction items. Click HERE.

Evening Line Up

6:00 PM Cocktails, Dinner and Silent Auction in the David & Dorothea Garfield Social Hall

7:15 PM Program in the Glickman-Galinson Sanctuary Featuring:

Emcee Sam Zien
   Sam the Cooking Guy is an everyday guy who has found a way to make cooking casually understandable.
Despite winning 15 Emmy Awards, Sam insists that he is just a regular guy.
Raise the Paddle for Caring Community
Comedian Joel Chasnoff
   Joel is an American stand-up comedian and writer with stage and screen credits in eight
countries. He’s a former IDF combat soldier and author of the comic memoir The 188th
Crybaby Brigade, about his service in the Israeli Army.

8:30 PM Dessert reception, DJ and dancing in the David & Dorothea Garfield Social Hall

Tickets Options

6:00 pm start:

HONORARY COMMITTEE $5,000 and above
Please click here for details regarding the Honorary Committee levels

MANAGER $2,500 for two adults
Includes cocktails, dinner, two reserved priority seats for performance, dessert and
dancing, listing in program, recognition in event publicity

COOK $1,000 per adult
Includes cocktails, dinner, one reserved priority seat for performance, dessert and
dancing, listing in program, recognition in event publicity

HOST $500 per adult
Includes cocktails, dinner, one priority seat for performance, dessert and dancing

CASHIER $180 per adult
Includes cocktails, dinner, one performance seat, dessert and dancing

Tribute book submission is included with the above packages

7:15 pm start

CAR HOP $72 per adult
Includes one performance seat, dessert and dancing

Other Sponsor and Non-Profit Community Partner opportunities are also available. These underwriting opportunities provide a variety of participation levels and benefits. For more information, please contact Beth Israel today or go to cbisd.org/programs/berksdiner. Your RSVP is requested by May 7, 2019.

Casual Attire • Self Parking • Accommodations for special needs

For more information contact Sara Harelson: sharelson@cbisd.org or 858-535-1111, ext. 2517

Online RSVP is now closed. You can still buy tickets at the event.

Tribute Book – Share your best memories of Rabbi Berk!

To celebrate Rabbi Berk’s retirement, we are creating a tribute book to give to him as a gift.
Please share your memories and good wishes by submitting a tribute.

We are no longer able to take submissions.

Thank You to Our Honorary Committee Sponsors & Community Partners:

Karen & Jeff Silberman

Dan & Phyllis Epstein & Family
The Allison & Robert Price
Family Foundation
Ernest & Evelyn Rady

Judy & Bernard Briskin
Esther Fischer
Susanna & Michael Flaster
The Foster/Bersin Family
Andrew & Kathryn Garman
Lisa Braun Glazer & Jeff Glazer
Lee & Frank Goldberg
Alan Haubenstock, Lori Shearer & Brian Haubenstock
Marcia Hazan & Mark Cammell
Betty & Dr. Leonard Kornreich
Lawrence Krause & Susan Sobel*
Ava & Michael Kurnow
Anabel & Ted Mintz

Elizabeth & Mitch Siegler and Lorne Polger

Ellen Potter & Ron Evans
Anne & Ron Simon

*Of blessed memory


Thanks to CEG Interactive for providing the photo booth rental at Berk’s Diner & Comedy Club. All guests received a beautiful photo keepsake as a memento from the evening.


Saturday, June 1, 2019
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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858 535 1111