Agencies & Organizations

Community Service

By providing service locally, in Israel and throughout the world, Jews can put their energy and skills to work, making a difference in the lives of others.
East Bay
Bay Area
North Bay
San Francisco

Be’chol Lashon

Be’chol Lashon (Hebrew for “in every language”) celebrates and prioritizes diversity as a Jewish value—uplifting the historic and contemporary racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the Jewish people, strengthening the entire Jewish community.
http://globaljews.org
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South Bay

Philanthropy and Development

Ensuring a vibrant Jewish community in Silicon Valley while promoting the well-being of all people by providing visionary leadership, philanthropic support and meaningful programs and experiences that are rooted in Jewish values and traditions.
http://jvalley.org
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Environmental/Nature

East Bay

Urban Adamah

Organic farm and education center offering a three-month residential fellowship for young adults; summer camp; hands-on programs for youth, families and adults; Jewish festival celebrations.
http://urbanadamah.org
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Bay Area

Federations

Based on the traditions of tzedakah (righteous behavior) and communal responsibility, the Jewish Federations are volunteer-based, nonprofit organizations that raise funds to support social services, culture and education. As umbrella agencies, the Federations allocate dollars in their geographic areas, Israel and elsewhere around the world. Federations play an important role in community planning and leadership development. In addition, Federation endowment funds help to ensure the financial security of the Jewish community.
Peninsula

Jewish Silicon Valley

Formed by the 2021 merger of Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center, this organization harnesses the power of community to improve lives, build bridges of understanding and strengthen the Jewish people.
http://jvalley.org
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San Francisco
South Bay

Philanthropy and Development

Ensuring a vibrant Jewish community in Silicon Valley while promoting the well-being of all people by providing visionary leadership, philanthropic support and meaningful programs and experiences that are rooted in Jewish values and traditions.
http://jvalley.org
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Holocaust & Tolerance

Taking an active role in keeping the memory and the lessons of the Holocaust alive, a number of Northern California organizations provide educational programs and offer support to survivors and their families.
East Bay
Bay Area
North Bay
Peninsula
San Francisco

Holocaust Memorial

Created by sculptor George Segal to memorialize the Holocaust. Represents a survivor standing in front of a tragic scene in a concentration camp. Open daily. Entrance at Clement and 34th Avenue.
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South Bay

JCCs & Campuses

Local Jewish community centers play an important role in building and sustaining Jewish life in the Bay Area. They are places to play and socialize, to find friends and even romance, and to learn. Northern California JCCs offer an extensive range of services and programming, from lectures on Israel to ballroom dancing, from women’s support groups to writing workshops. Many JCCs also offer the latest in fitness and recreational facilities. They provide camps and afterschool care for kids of all ages, special events and services for seniors, and numerous other programs and services. Contact the JCC in your area.
East Bay
North Bay

JCC Sonoma County

Offers multigenerational programs, Jewish film festival, Friendship Circle for adults 55+ and cultural events. An inclusive community center, committed to providing a deeper connection to Jewish life through cultural, educational and social opportunities.
http://jccsoco.org
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Osher Marin JCC

Celebrating 75 years. Fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, aquatic therapy, swim lessons, summer and vacation camps, a performing arts center, classes and Jewish life programs. Our year-round preschools are in San Rafael and Mill Valley.
http://marinjcc.org
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Peninsula

Oshman Family JCC

Enriching lives. Building community. Inspiring Jewish journeys. The Oshman Family JCC Palo Alto on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life serves the South Peninsula through educational, social, cultural, fitness, sports and other programs.
http://paloaltojcc.org
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Peninsula JCC

Connecting community, inspiring Jewish journeys, supporting vibrant health and wellness, and bringing people together for learning and living more joyfully.
http://pjcc.org
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San Francisco
South Bay

Addison-Penzak JCC Los Gatos

Home to a fitness and aquatics center, tennis and sports programs and a preschool. Offering child care, youth camps and programs, adult education, senior programs and cultural events. Powered by Jewish Silicon Valley (jewishsiliconvalley.org).
http://apjcc.org
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Los Gatos

Levy Family Campus

Home of Jewish Silicon Valley, which provides programs through Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center as well as Yavneh Day School, Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley and the Community Mikvah.
http://jvalley.org
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Public Affairs

A number of organizations champion Jewish interests and human rights in the wider community, offering opportunities for political and social activism. Participants serve on boards, staff programs and take an active role in supporting their goals.
Bay Area

Reboot

An arts and culture nonprofit that reimagines and reinforces Jewish thought and traditions. It brings together artists, entrepreneurs and activists to transform the Jewish experience and society.
http://rebooting.com
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San Francisco
South Bay
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