At Jewish Household Service of San Diego 2023 Annual Assembly & Awards Luncheon, held June 27 on the Museum of Up to date Artwork San Diego Jacobs Corridor, the nonprofit introduced its subsequent board chair, Deborah Bucksbaum, together with new board members, whereas honoring key employees for his or her contributions previously yr.
Bucksbaum has served as a JFS board member for almost a decade. She fills the place of outgoing board chair Emily Jennewein whose steerage over the previous two years has been important to the group’s success.
Bucksbaum’s background consists of 28 years of enterprise litigation. Throughout her tenure as a JFS board member, she has advocated for inexpensive housing in the neighborhood and shaped a JFS housing committee, which might be additional developed throughout her time period as chair.
New board members sworn in embrace:
- Nadia Farjood, litigation affiliate, O’Melveny & Myers
- Seth Krosner, trauma and important care surgeon, Scripps Mercy Hospital
- Adam Rosenthal, accomplice and employment lawyer, Sheppard Mullin
Outgoing board members Kira Finkenberg, former board chair Adam Welland and Karin Toranto had been additionally acknowledged.
Awardees at this yr’s luncheon included:
Henrietta Rubenstein Employees Award: Tania Garcia Aguirre, Protected Parking Program Web site Supervisor
Aguirre started her work at JFS 4 years in the past within the Optimistic Parenting Program, which trains mother and father to seek out options to frequent childhood habits points. Now, Aguirre oversees two Protected Parking Program tons the place 120 people and households discover shelter, security, hope and a plan to maneuver ahead along with her compassionate care.
Henrietta Rubenstein Employees Award: Luis Gonzalez, Directing Legal professional of Immigration Authorized Providers
With greater than seven years of immigration regulation expertise, Gonzalez oversees a group of attorneys that has helped tens of 1000’s of asylum seekers with authorized assist and steerage as they navigate the U.S.’s complicated and difficult immigration system.
Charles Zibbell Board Management Award: Sheldon Derezin, Board Member
As JFS board treasurer, Derezin, CPA, CFP, supplies fiscal oversight and works carefully with JFS CFO Bernadette Griggs to maintain all sides of the group working easily.
Board Chair’s Award: Welcome the Stranger Division
The Welcome the Stranger Division consists of the San Diego Speedy Response Community (SDRRN), Immigration Authorized Providers and Refugee Resettlement – all sides of JFS. Welcome the Stranger has helped over 142,000 asylum seekers previously 4.5 years by offering them with respite shelter, case administration, meals, monetary and journey help and authorized assist, in addition to COVID-19 testing and total medical screenings and assist. The JFS resettlement employees has additionally made the mandatory preparations to welcome 380 refugees into our group since October 2022. Throughout their preliminary 90-day interval, the group supplies core companies to help them on their journey towards self-sufficiency, akin to discovering them housing and furnishings/primary requirements, employment help and translation companies.
To get assist, volunteer or assist JFS, go to jfssd.org or name 858-637-3000.