Thursday, February 21, 2019
J. (SAN FRANCISCO) -- This year’s San Francisco Hillel gala will be held Sunday, February 24, at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Featured presenter is the JCC’s former CEO Barry Finestone, now president and CEO of the Jim Joseph Foundation. SF Hillel will honor community members Deborah and Larry Stadtner and present the first Paul J. Cohen Award for Student Leadership to San Francisco State University senior Sasha Presley. As Hillel student president, Sasha advocated for Jews on campus and gave media interviews to bring greater attention to their concerns. Originally from Placerville, Sasha is a Dance major and Jewish Studies minor who intends to work as a Jewish communal professional upon graduating.