Join us for the largest annual gathering of Jewish men in San Diego!  

The Men’s Event
Underwritten by Jean and Gary Shekhter
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Hilton, La Jolla Torrey Pines
Cost: $50


Guest Speaker:

Ethan Zohn

Former professional soccer player, cancer survivor, winner Survivor Africa and co-founder of Grassroot Soccer


Ethan Zohn gives the word survivor a whole new meaning. He is a former professional soccer player, winner of the hit reality television show Survivor Africa, two-time cancer crusher, sports broadcaster and host, and co-founder of Grassroot Soccer. Grassroot Soccer (GRS) uses the power of soccer and the energy of youth to educate, inspire and mobilize communities to improve health. Ethan has been an important force in driving the strategic direction of GRS and building partnerships that have helped to provide lifesaving education for more than 1.9 million young people in 50 different countries. 



In 2011, after twice surviving a rare form of Hodgkins Lymphoma and two bone marrow transplants, Ethan ran the NYC and Boston Marathon and was named a global ambassador for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, StandUp2Cancer and the LIVESTRONG Foundation, among others. 



As demonstrated by his charitable work, tzedakah and community involvement, Ethan believes that a better and healthier world can be achieved through living by Jewish values. His inspiration to help heal the world stems from being taught at an early age the importance of community, a connection to the Jewish faith and the preservation of Israel. 



Ethan has a deep connection to Judaism that he can put it into terms that are relatable. He sprinkles in personal stories from his time on SURVIVOR, battling cancer, playing and coaching for The United States National Maccabi Team and his partnership with The Jewish National Fund, The Schusterman Foundation Maccabi USA, JCC, Gift Of Life, Camp Simcha, Tribe Fest and The Shabbos Project.




Event Information


From 6:00-7:00pm, enjoy a delicious BBQ buffet with an open bar (cash bar after dinner)!



  • $16 self-parking

  • $21 valet


Dress Code:

Business casual.

Be a Premium Table Sponsor!

For $1,800, you can host a table of 10 at no cost to your guests! You will also get premium seating for your table, and you and a guest will be invited to our VIP reception prior to the general event. ($1,300 is tax deductible).

Interested in being a table captain?

Please contact Janelle Hickey at or call 858.737.7146