Community: Charitable Organization – Readers’ Choice 2023

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Hebrew Free Loan

(415) 546-9902 •
Serving all of Northern California, Hebrew Free Loan offers help — available in English, Hebrew, Russian and Spanish — for families facing emergencies, small businesses, the recently unemployed, first-time home buyers, first-generation students who need help affording an education and couples pursuing fertility assistance or pursuing adoption.

Jewish Community Relations Council Bay Area

(415) 957-1551 •
A new ReadersChoice winner this year, JCRC Bay Area mobilizes Bay Area Jews and our allies to counter antisemitism and rising hate, advance social justice, strengthen civic engagement, and ensure a combined response to critical issues we all face.” JCRC has represented synagogues, Jewish organizations, and unaffiliated Jewish individuals and families.

Jewish Family and Childrens Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties

(415) 449-3700
Founded in 1850, JFCS — one of the oldest and largest human service agencies in the U.S. — is considered the problem-solving center” for the Bay Area. The agency works to strengthen individuals, families and communities through more than 40 programs, including home care for seniors, therapy for children, youth volunteer programs and much more.



Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay

(925) 927-2000 •
Supporting and empowering people of the East Bay, JFCS East Bay works toward a community where everyone can flourish with dignity.” More than 7,000 people were served last year, including seniors, other adults, families, children, Holocaust survivors and refugees, all of whom benefited from advocacy and comprehensive support services.

Shalom Bayit

(866) 742-5667 •
Everyone deserves healthy relationships, and Shalom Bayit works to foster social change to eradicate domestic violence. Northern Californias first and only Jewish agency dedicated to ending domestic violence. Programs include counseling for survivors of abuse, community education and Love Shouldnt Hurt,” a dating violence-prevention program for Jewish youth.

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