Chapel at Congregation Beth Israel in La Jolla
The Foster Family Chapel at Congregation Beth Israel in La Jolla. Courtesy of the congregation

Jeremiah “Jere” Robins, 59, greatly loved by family and friends, passed away on Jan. 16. He was a loving, generous, energetic, gregarious, funny and passionate family man and loyal friend to many.

Born in Philadelphia, Jere grew up in Cleveland and settled in San Diego after college. Jere was Chairman & CEO of Great Pond Management Company, LLC, a U.S.-based Private Equity firm, dividing his time between San Diego and Shanghai.

Jere was a life member of Congregation Beth Israel and served on the boards of Livestrong Foundation, the La Jolla Music Society, and the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, among others. Many local and national non-profits benefited from his generous philanthropy.

He was devoted to his wife and their two children, and loved reading, writing, music, racing, movies, and his two dogs. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Charlie and Mary Louise Robins and his brother John. He is survived by his wife Cassidy, his children Nora and Eli, and his brother Jim (Barbara) Robins.

A memorial service and celebration of Jere’s life will be held on his 60th birthday in the Glickman Galinson Sanctuary at Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, on March 11 at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a reception.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Twin Dragons Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.