Jewish Family Service to honor CEO Jill Spritzer at La Jolla gala


Jewish Family Service will hold its annual Heart & Soul gala 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.

The theme, “A Legacy of Service,” celebrates Jill Borg Spitzer, the organization’s longtime chief executive officer, who will retire after 26 years of service.

Spitzer joined Jewish Family Service of San Diego in 1984, when it was a small organization dedicated to providing counseling services and care for the elderly. Today, under her leadership, Jewish Family Service has 15 sites in San Diego County and Coachella Valley, employs approximately 280 staff and has an annual budget exceeding $17 million.

The organization has more than 50 programs that provide a full range of social services for the very young to the very old.

The Heart & Soul Gala is a major fundraiser for Jewish Family Service, which has addressed the significant increase in members of the community who need help due to the economic downturn. Last year’s gala raised $850,000 to support the agency’s programs.

For more information or to register for the gala, call (858) 637-3034 or visit