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

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
North Bay
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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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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 and Israeli film festivals, Friendship Circle for adults 55+, and cultural events. An inclusive community center, committed to providing a deeper connection to Jewish life in Sonoma County through cultural, educational cand social opportunities.
http://www.jccsoco.org
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Peninsula
San Francisco
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://www.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

Bend the Arc: Jewish Action Bay Area

Working to create a just and equitable United States free from white supremacy, where Black liberation is realized, and all people are thriving. With a mission rooted in our Jewish call to action, it organizes American Jews to pursue economic and racial justice and civil rights.
https://bay.bendthearc.us
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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://www.rebooting.com
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San Francisco
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