Announcing the recipient of the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for Young Leadership

Each year we honor a recipient of the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for Young Leadership. Recipients are consistent leaders in our Federation volunteer community, have great potential for future leadership, and are 40 years old or younger. Please join us in congratulating this year’s recipient, Brett Goldstein.


Brett Goldstein was born, raised and lived on the east coast until moving to San Francisco in ’03.  He began his engagement with the SFJCF in 2006 on the Tel Aviv One mission to Israel.  Since then, he has actively served as a lay leader in many different capacities throughout the Jewish community.  Currently, he serves on the JCF’s Executive Allocation Committee, as well as the Leadership Development Committee.  Brett is very proud to have helped re-establish the Fed-Fellows program this past year.  He participated on the first IGI committee and maintains an active role as a liaison with one of the agencies funded through the initiative (G-dcast).  Prior to his current JCF roles, Brett spent 3 years on the YAD board and as a member of the executive committee where he chaired the annual campaign.  In addition, he spent 3 years working on the Educating & Engaging Commission, as well as a Finance sub-committee that worked closely with struggling grantee agencies.  He currently serves on the board of the San Francisco Hillel on their executive committee and is the 2013/2014 incoming board President.

Brett was married to his best friend Marisa in July 2010. They have a 2-year-old daughter, Billie, and a 10-month-old son, Simon.  Marisa and Brett were married in New Jersey and their ceremony happened to be officiated by 2009 Dinkelspiel award winner Kevin Waldman.


May 13, 2013


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