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Spring Forward – Virtual Annual Fundraiser

Saturday, May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join us for Beth Israel’s Virtual Annual Fundraiser, Spring Forward- May 1st, 2021!

Join us from the comfort of your home for our first Virtual Fundraiser, Spring Forward. The event will feature Havdalah with our clergy, a short program highlighting our Caring Community, and entertainment by comedian, Joel Chasnoff. Most ticket packages include food and beverage options, and you can bid on fabulous items in our online silent auction.

Evening Line Up


VIP Reception for the Honorary Committee:
Enjoy a cocktail and share in conversation with the clergy and
comedian, Joel Chasnoff.

Mixology Demonstration for all Ticket Levels:
Belly up to the virtual bar for an interactive cocktail making
experience with a mixologist from Snake Oil Cocktail Company.

7:30 – 8:30 pm THE MAIN EVENT

VIP Reception for the Honorary Committee:
Livestream event to include Havdalah, Recognition of our Caring
Community, Raise the Paddle, and Comedian, Joel Chasnoff

Information about the Online Silent Auction to follow.

About Comedian Joel Chasnoff:
Originally from Chicago, Joel is a day school grad and former camp counselor in the Young Judaea and Ramah movements. Joel is the rare stand-up comic who has both opened for Jon Stewart on tour and served in a combat unit of the Israeli army. Joel has performed his unique brand of clean, clever Jewish comedy at more than 1,000 events in nine countries. He’s made numerous appearances on NPR and PBS and has performed live on Israeli late-night TV. Joel and his wife have four children and currently reside in Ra’anana, Israel, where he’s half of the Israeli comedy duo Yoel V’Ariel.

Ticket Packages

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

Cheese board and dessert for 4, Cocktail kit for 4, Written recognition,
Admission to Livestream Event for household


Dessert for 4, Cocktail kit for 4, Admission to Livestream Event for household


Cocktail kit for 4, Admission to Livestream Event for household


Cocktail kit for 2, Admission to Livestream Event for household


Admission to Livestream Event for household

Other Sponsor and Non-Profit Community Partner opportunities are available and include a variety of participation levels and benefits. For more information contact Mila Vasser:
mvasser@cbisd.org or 858-900-2524. Your RSVP is requested by April 16, 2021.

Special thanks to Dan and Phyllis Epstein for their matching grant for Beth Israel’s Caring Community. They have generously agreed to match donations up to $50,000—including money raised during the Raise the Paddle during Spring Forward.  We are grateful for their support.


Thank You to Our Honorary Committee Sponsors & Major Donors:

(As of March 18, 2021)

Lee and Frank Goldberg

Elizabeth and Mitch Siegler, Lorne Polger
Karen and Jeff Silberman

Dori Brown

Melissa and Michael Bartell
Lisa Braun Glazer and Jeff Glazer
Deborah and Daniel Carnick
Phyllis and Dan Epstein
Kathryn and Andrew Garman
Barbara and Richard Gitlin
Shirley Haimsohn
Alan Haubenstock, Lori Shearer and Brian Haubenstock
Marcia Hazan and Mark Cammell
Larry Krause
Barbara Parker and Geoffrey Wahl
Sheryl and Bill Rowling
Susan and Richard Ulevitch
Helene and Allan Ziman

Amy Corton and Carl Eibl
Marge Katleman
Evelyn and Ernest Rady
Barbara and Norman Rozansky
Anne and Ron Simon



Saturday, May 1
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Beth Israel
9001 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
858 535 1111