Readers’ Choice 2018

Welcome to the 14th edition of Readers’ Choice, where J.’s discerning readers choose their favorite people, places and services throughout the Bay Area.

The same great annual Readers’ Choice you enjoy in print is now also online — bookmark this page for easy reference.

Museums, restaurants, Judaica, bagels, florists — you name it, and you’re likely to find it here. This year we have 42 categories, including three new ones: Camps, featuring the best in Jewish area camps, Pet Care, with readers’ favorite vets and animal nonprofits, and Furniture, highlighting great stores where you like to shop.


Many winners are making encore appearances, chosen again and again by our readers who clearly appreciate their excellent quality and service.
Our Synagogue Life, Community and Seniors sections highlight the institutions that strengthen Jewish life, including JCCs, synagogues, charitable organizations, senior residences and care facilities.

Need pampering and self-care? Our readers’ fave health clubs, days spas and dentists are ready for you to check out in the Health, Beauty & Fitness section.
Having a simcha (celebration), like a wedding or b’nai mitzvah? Tried-and-true along with some new favorites can make your event a smashing success. Read about the best venues, bands, florists, photographers and caterers in Time to Celebrate.

Also look to J. readers for recommendations on trusted professionals — their favorite attorneys, money managers, travel agents and more.
And, of course, we’ve included our readers’ top shopping spots for toys, jewelry, books and clothing.
Thank you to all of our readers who participated in this year’s Readers’ Choice, making it easy for everyone to enjoy all that our community has to offer.


Synagogue Life
Have a Nosh
Time to Celebrate
Shop Till You Drop
Health, Beauty & Fitness
Business & Professional