Federation recently launched a new community connector program to help families with young children connect to the San Diego Jewish community. Our new connectors are ready, willing, and excited to help connect families to all sorts of new people, places, and things to do in Jewish San Diego.
Under the leadership of Shalom San Diego Program Manager Brenda Silvers, Federation can help those new to the community and looking for more information to explore all that San Diego has to offer. Over the next three years, Federation will expand the number of community connectors who serve as a resource for those wanting help navigating our ever-changing Jewish landscape and searching for more meaningful Jewish experiences.
Jessi lives in Rancho Penasquitos and has been involved in the Jewish community professionally for more than twenty years. Two years ago she left her full-time position to stay home to raise her two boys, ages one and three. Jessi currently teaches at Temple Emanuel for the Community Jewish High program and volunteers as a room parent and PTO member at her son's preschool.
Jessica Soria Korsunsky recently moved to Oceanside by way of New Jersey with her husband, three year-old daughter, and one year-old son. Jessica has a diverse professional background with more than ten years of professional Jewish communal experience in fundraising and marketing. Jessica is excited to meet new people and build a more connected local community.
Shoshannah lives and works in Carlsbad as an Estate Planning Attorney. After Shoshannah's husband converted to Judaism, he expressed concern over the lack of resources available for Jews of Color. Unable to locate the resources they sought, they decided to create the resources themselves; particularly focused on Jews of Color, Jews that belong to the LGBTQ community, and young Jewish professionals of North County.
Heather's involvement with Federation began more than seventeen years ago when she was invited to a breakfast mixer at Rancho Valencia Inn. A proud mother of teenage twins, Heather's role within the community has deepened throughout the years through her involvement in countless events and community activities. Most recently Heather's passion for literacy programs brought her to PJ Library and she is excited to help young families share Jewish stories and traditions with their children. In her free time you can find Heather practicing and teaching yoga at the JCC.