Michael Jeser Outstanding Jewish Professional Award


The Michael Jeser Outstanding Jewish Professional Award is sponsored by Jewish Federation of San Diego County in memory of former Federation President and CEO Michael Jeser, z'’l. Michael was a lifelong, passionate Jewish communal professional with a deep commitment to nurturing and mentoring talented young Jewish professionals. This award is in honor of his legacy and embrace of then San Diego's Jewish community. 


The purpose of this award is to recognize a dedicated professional at a Jewish communal organization in San Diego. The nominee must demonstrate outstanding professional work and a commitment to the field of Jewish professional leadership.


Mazel Tov to Lisa Motenko, 2022 Michael Jeser Outstanding Professional!

Michael Jeser z"l truly embodied the gold standard of Jewish communal professionals. Your gift recognizes up-and-coming Jewish communal professionals in San Diego, provides significant funding for professional development, and honors Michael's incredible legacy.