Stephen Kaufman: 2019 Mensch of the Year



Solomon Society of Jewish Federation & Family Services (JFFS) is pleased to honor Stephen Kaufman as Mensch of the Year at its annual Late Night event on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019.


Steve has been active with Solomon Society since the beginning, and is a long-time leader with Jewish Federation & Family Services, most recently serving on the JFFS Board as Vice Chair, Nominations and Governance.


Steve contributes his talents to the Orange County Jewish community at large, as well, having served on TVT’s Board of Directors (where his daughter went to school) since 2013, and is currently in his third year as Board Chair.  Steve has also served on the Board of Directors of his synagogue, Beth Jacob Congregation of Irvine, and was president twice. A life-long musician who has his own band, Steve acts as a chazzan at Beth Jacob and is choir director there.


Professionally, Steve is a family law attorney at Kaufman Steinberg, LLP, and has been recognized for his pro bono legal work serving JFFS clients. He is the proud father of a daughter who currently attends Duke University.


Please use the form to the right to make a tribute donation in honor of Steve.

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Donate by Phone: Call the Donor Services Department and pay by credit card at 949.435.3484 during business hours.

Donate by Check: Make your check payable to Jewish Federation & Family Services of Orange County and mail it to us at: 1 Federation Way, Suite 210, Irvine, CA 92603.

Stephen Kaufman Tribute Form


To make a tribute donation in honor of Stephen Kaufman, please use the form below. To ensure that a card is sent to Steve, please enter the following information in the "Please send tribute to" section of the pop-up you'll see after clicking the button for "Make your gift a tribute."

  • First Name: Steve 
  • Last Name: Kaufman
  • Address 1: 1 Federation Way, Suite 210
  • City: Irvine
  • State: CA
  • ZIP: 92603