Sep 12, 2019
Ronnie Diamond
Jewish Family Service

Ronnie Diamond  emigrated from South Africa in 1984 with his wife, Lorna and two young daughters.

Lorna is a ballet teacher and has her studio, The Dance Academy,  at the Children’s School here in La Jolla where she has been teaching for 35 years.

In South Africa, he worked in the wine and spirits industry on the retail side.

Ronnie was very involved in B’nai B’rith, South Africa, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people and communities in crisis, serving on the District Board as Youth Chairman  and worked closely with many Rotary Clubs in Cape Town on large regional projects.

He was the recipient of a B’nai B’rith International Young Leadership award in South Africa, prior to emigration.

He has also twice received the President’s award from the Jewish Federation of San Diego and the Mitzvah Award from Jewish Family Service, San Diego.

Ronnie has been a volunteer and on the Boards of the Jewish Federation and Jewish Family Service, each for appox. 15 years.

He retired two years ago after 25 years in Printing sales and is now involved as a Development Consultant for Jewish Family Service.

He is passionate about  the older adults in our community and was involved in the starting of an older adult program at JFS 20 years ago –an amazing day program operating 5 days a week at the JFS Balboa Campus for clients suffering from Alzheimer’s and various other dementias.

Ronnie looks forward to spending time this morning with you and wants to thank Sherry Fusco for inviting him to join you today to talk about the important role that Jewish Family Service plays in our San Diego community at large.