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Eat Pray Sing Fundraiser 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Please join us for Beth Israel’s annual spring fundraiser, Eat, Pray, Sing!

Anticipation is building for Beth Israel’s annual fundraiser, Eat, Pray, Sing!  We will celebrate three very special honorees, Rabbi Berk, Rabbi Cantor Bernstein, and Lesley Mills, for their combined 40 years of service to our community! The evening will feature great food and an impressive silent auction. We will be treated to an interactive and exciting performance by NRG Dueling Pianos. Our emcee for the evening will be Emmy Award winner Dan Cohen, co-anchor of CBS News 8 This Morning and CBS News 8 at 11:00 a.m.

6:00 p.m.

Impressive array of Silent Auction items
Signature cocktails, wine and beer
Delicious dinner by Giuseppe
7:30 p.m.
Program and Recognition of Honorees
Entertainment by NRG Dueling Pianos
Dessert Reception to follow performance

Our Honorees

Senior Rabbi Michael Berk
“Rav Cook” whips up batches of lemon scones and beef brisket (but not at the same time), and is always looking for a new tasty recipe to try. He even found a way to make a healthy version of fries!


Rabbi Cantor Arlene Bernstein
A lover of all types of music and Jewish studies, Rabbi Cantor Bernstein (RC or “Rantor” as she is called by adults and children alike) is still catching up with the world after many years of Rabbinic School. Reading books for pleasure and making up for movies missed, RC is secretly practicing her bassoon relishing the idea that one day she might reemerge as a chamber music player.

Executive Director Lesley Mills
Proprietor and resident artist of Merlin’s Garden, Lesley is passionate about gardening, nature and animals. Through writing and painting, Lesley tells stories of whimsy, laughter and beauty.

We invite you to join us as an auction donor by providing a gift certificate, experience, or item of your choosing.   Your extraordinary generosity is a vital part of this effort.  In exchange for your generous donation, we will acknowledge your organization’s contribution on event related materials. Click here to download the Auction Procurement Form.

NRG Dueling Pianos are high-energy musicians who have created a night of entertainment you won’t soon forget! Dueling Pianos are two piano players/singers with two, face-to-face grand pianos performing all your favorite tunes, from the 1950s-to the present-and beyond! It’s request driver by the audience and goes non-stop. NRG’s hand-selected performers have decades of experience at the keys. It’s the great music hits of all time combined with great showmanship, energy and comedy, for an unforgettable night of entertainment.

Dan Cohen  “Find a job you love doing, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Words to live by…from Dan Cohen, 3-time Emmy award winning anchor of CBS News 8 at 4:30, 5, 6, and 11 AM. Dan considers it an honor and privilege to help the people of San Diego begin each day. He started at San Diego’s #1 TV station, KFMB, in 2002. Dan’s passion, enthusiasm, and energy quickly led to a full time position as morning anchor in 2004. When Dan is not covering the day’s top stories, Dan works to give a voice to several non-profit organisations. Dan is devoted husband and doting dad. He and his wife, Paige, have three children and live in Scripps Ranch.


$1000 per person
Includes cocktails, dinner, reserved priority seat for performance, dessert, and
listing in program

$500 per person
Includes cocktails, dinner, one priority seat for performance, dessert, and listing
in program

$180 per person
Includes cocktails, dinner, one performance seat, and dessert

$90 per person (Under 40 or first time attendee)
Includes cocktails, dinner, one performance seat, and dessert




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 Development Director, Meg Mandel, today!


Saturday, May 6, 2017
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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858 535 1111