JFCS to hold benefit for kids, elderly and disabled

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Weil is a refugee from Hitler's Germany. Along with her husband, Buchenwald survivor Arthur Weil, she cared for 125 children through Homewood Terrace, San Francisco's campus-style group home for Jewish children and a predecessor of JFCS.

Anita and Ron Wornick have been JFCS volunteers for 23 years. She is vice president of JFCS, chairs JFCS' youth loans and scholarship program and volunteers as an ESL teacher for newcomers from the former USSR. She also serves on boards of the Judah L. Magnes Museum, the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, the Northern California American Israel Public Affairs Committee and Israel Bonds.

Ron Wornick, also an Israel Bonds board member, is president and CEO of the Wornick Company, a global supplier of customized specialty foods for the U.S. Department of Defense; the United Nations; and the American Red Cross. He has given his expertise to the Jewish Community Federation, Jewish Home for the Aged, National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (CLAL) and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Terry and John Levin initiated JFCS' Disabilities Project, which provides counseling, support groups, home care, advocacy and volunteer assistance for Bay Area Jews with disabilities. John is co-founder and chairman of Folger & Levin, an S.F.-based law firm, and Terry is a physical therapist.

For tickets, which start at $95, call Joann Savino at (415) 561-1264.