Wexner Heritage Program participants

Two of our congregants, Angie Dalfen and Joan Laguatan, were just selected to participate in the Wexner Heritage Program!

The mission of the Wexner Heritage Program is to expand the vision of Jewish volunteer leaders, deepen their Jewish knowledge and confidence and inspire them to exercise transformative leadership in the Jewish community. The program fulfills this mission by educating up-and-coming Jewish lay leaders in the history, thought, texts and contemporary leadership challenges of the Jewish People. Several CBS members have completed this program in the past. Join us in congratulating Angie and Joan!

Angela (Angie) Dalfen was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She completed a law degree in 2001 and has worked as an attorney and graduate school administrator in a variety of settings. She currently serves as Director of Alumni Relations at UCSF, overseeing programming and community outreach for alumni nationwide.

Angie and her partner, Liz Noteware, have a son enrolled at the Brandeis School of SF, where Angie is a volunteer on the Admissions and Marketing Committee. In 2017, Angie completed a three-year term on the CBS Board of Directors. She is active in her professional organizations, as well as a number of Bay Area Jewish organizations including Kevah, Camp Tawonga, the Jewish Community Relations Council, Honeymoon Israel, and the Diller Tikkun Olam Awards.

In 2013, she was selected as one of the inaugural JCF/Keshet Pathways to Jewish Leadership Fellows. Angie is fluent in French, semi-fluent in Hebrew, and enjoys boating, swimming, skiing, and the New Yorker.

Joan Laguatan grew up in San Francisco and has been a real estate broker since 2003, after having earned her degree in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco. She owns Canvass Properties and her most rewarding work has been helping numerous non-profits, foundations, religious organizations, businesses and families in the Jewish Community with their unique real estate needs.

Joan is a Filipino-American, Jew-by-choice, mother of two children, and a wife to a husband who has dedicated his life to public service. She is also an animal welfare advocate, vegan, an aspiring piano player, frustrated painter, licensed scuba diver, and expert challah and sushi maker.