Board Chair; Member 2013
Stephen Kaufman is a family law attorney and partner at Kaufman Steinberg, LLP in Irvine, California. Steve is the proud father of Chana Dina Kaufman, (TVT’s Class of ’16), now attending Duke University.
Steve has been privileged to serve the Board of Directors of Beth Jacob of Irvine in several capacities, including as President, Vice President and Secretary. Steve worked with Irvine City Officials to complete the permitting process, construction and maintenance for the Irvine Eruv. Steve’s wife and Chana’s mom, Adina Kaufman, z”l, passed away in 2010, and they are proud the Irvine Keilim Mikvah is named for Adina.
Steve has served JFFS for many years, recently as Executive Vice President and chair of the nominations and governance committee. Steve has also been active with Solomon Society, a major philanthropic supporter of JFFS. Steve has been recognized by JFFS for his pro bono legal work serving its clients. Steve is also a founding member of the Orange County Jewish Bar Association, and currently serves its Board of Directors as a member at large.
Steve volunteers regularly at Human Options, a shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence, consulting with their clients on their legal proceedings. His band, Judios Locos, (Crazy Jews), performs original Jewish music at charity events and simchas in Southern California, where Steve sings and plays guitar, bass and trumpet.
Steve also serves as a chazzan at Beth Jacob. Steve enjoys swimming and skiing for outdoor recreation, and has been an active member of the JCC OC since it opened.