Young Adult Community Connection

volunteersJFCS’ Young Adult Community Connection program provides monthly volunteer opportunities for professionals in their 20s and 30s who are looking for a way to contribute, learn, and connect through service and volunteering. Through one-off direct service projects* in JFCS departments, participants meet to volunteer and reflect on social service and action. Service projects range from work in our Foodbank to connecting with the departments and populations that JFCS serves.

For more information and to sign up for an event, contact Danit Hetsroni, Volunteer and Outreach Manager at [email protected].

To find more ways to participate, visit the Young Adults at JFCS web page.

Upcoming events:

Rhoda Goldman Plaza PortraitsCelebrating Rhoda Goldman Residents!

Sunday, Sep 22, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Join us for a special evening of art and connection as we celebrate our Rhoda Goldman residents!

JFCS young adult volunteers were paired with residents of our assisted living community, Rhoda Goldman Plaza, to create biographical portraits. Then, San Francisco artist Carly Francis volunteered to draw each of the residents interviewed to complete their portraits in painted form.

We’ll unveil Carly’s portraits and enjoy conversation and refreshments as we celebrate intergenerational connection and honor the Rhoda Goldman residents.

This is a Community Connection Event open to all Young Adults in the Bay Area.

Click here to RSVP.

A donation of $18 – $36 to support the JFCS  is suggested. Click here to donate.

Feel free to email Danit at [email protected] if you have any questions!

Making Food for Those in Need!

Sunday, Oct 6, 12:00 – 3:00pm
Join us for our collaboration with Chicken Soupers on Sunday, October 6th from 12:00  – 3:00pm! Chicken Soupers makes meals for Jewish people in need in the city of San Francisco! Join us to help prepare these hot meals and give back to the community. Please reach out to Danit at [email protected] if you have any questions.

This is a Community Connection Event open to all Young Adults in the Bay Area.

Click here to RSVP.

A donation of $18 – $36 to support the JFCS  is suggested. Click here to donate.

Community Connection Events

Past events:

Lion Dancing at Rhoda Goldman Plaza!
Sunday, June 9, 3:00 – 5:00pm

Join seniors in celebrating both Jewish & Chinese culture  at Rhoda Goldman Plaza for an exciting Lion Dancer performance! We need some young volunteers for this fun event which will include a Lion Dancer performance by LionDanceMe, crafts, connection and fun!

Lag B’Omer with Shupin
Sunday, May 19, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Join us for a Shupin House and Young Adult Community Connection celebration of Lag B’Omer! We will enjoy dinner together around the campfire and learn more about this holiday, which occurs on the 33rd day between Passover and Shavuot!

Passover Bag Packing Party
Tuesday, April 9, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Join us for our annual Passover Bag Packing Event, where we’ll be packing around 270 holiday gift bags for JFCS clients in need! We will have lots of yummy *Hametz* snacks to prep for the holiday, along with some other fun activities. Hope to see you there!

Art Project with Seniors
Sunday, March 3, 2:30 – 4:30pm

Join us for an art project with seniors, led by one of our wonderful volunteers—Vavi! We will be building self-portraits using unconventional items, getting to know the seniors at Rhoda Goldman Plaza, and letting our creative side out. There will be snacks and refreshments!

Making Hamentaschen
Thursday, March 21, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Join JFCS and Moishe House Nob Hill to make Hamentaschen cookies for JFCS clients in need! This is a great way to get in the spirit of Purim, and we hope you’ll join us! Note: you do not need to know how to make Hamentaschen in order to participate.

Flower Arranging with Holocaust Survivors for Tu Bishvat
Sunday, January 28, 12:00 – 2:00pm

Join us for a fun, interactive flower-arranging workshop this Tu Bishvat with Holocaust survivors from our Cafe by the Bay program at JFCS. We will make beautiful flower arrangements, learn about Tu Bishvat, the Birthday of the Trees, eat and build community together.

New Year’s Social Mixer with Shupin Social Club
Monday, January 1, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Join the Shupin Social Club for our annual New Year’s Social Mixer. We’ll have facilitated activities and many opportunities to connect with peers. Volunteers will help with setting up, checking people in, assisting with food, and participating in fun-filled facilitated activities. Come ready to mingle!

Hanukkah Gift Bags for JFCS Seniors Packing Event
Tuesday, November 28, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Help bring light to local seniors and families this Hanukkah at our JFCS Hanukkah Holiday Bag Stuffing event! Get in the holiday spirit with other young adults, build community, and help those in need all in one evening. We will start with a light dinner, hear some updates about the work of JFCS and then pack holiday bags together.

Friendsgiving at JFCS
Monday November 20, 6:00 – 8:00pm at Gary’s Place

The Young Adult Community Connection program and the Shupin Social Club are getting together for Friendsgiving! Join us for delicious food, conversation, and a lot of giving thanks for our JFCS young adult communities! The evening will include a light dinner of Thanksgiving-themed appetizers and desserts, socializing, and fun!

Games in the Sukkah with Rhoda Goldman Residents
Sunday October 1, 3:00pm

Join us in the Sukkah for snacks and games with senior residents of Rhoda Goldman Plaza. We will have light snacks and board games—looking forward to seeing you!

Picnic and San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Screening
Saturday July 29, 12:30pm

Join us for a picnic lunch and the world premiere of Rabbi on the Block at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. Tickets are $18 for both the picnic and the movie. Afterward, join us at JCCSF for a special “Soul Vey” Havdalah experience with special guests plus drinks and snacks (free for film ticket holders).

Young Adult Community Connection Lag B’Omer Celebration with Shupin Social Club
Monday May 8, 6:00 – 8:00pm 

Join us for a Shupin House, Gary’s Place, and Community Connection celebration of Lag B’Omer! We will enjoy dinner together around the campfire and learn more about this holiday, which occurs on the 33rd day between Passover and Shavuot!

Young Adult Community Connection—Passover Holiday Bag Stuffing at JFCS
Tuesday March 21, 5:30 8:00pm

Join JFCS’ Young Adult Community Connection as we prepare for Passover! Every spring, our volunteers help to pack and deliver Passover gift bags to our Seniors At Home and JFCS Food Bank clients. We will start with a light dinner, and then pack holiday bags to help our community celebrate Passover.

Young Adult Community Connection—Shupin Purim Party
Monday, March 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Get your costumes ready! Join the Community Connections and Shupin Social Club communities for a joint Purim party. We will celebrate Purim together with costumes, hamentachen, games, and fun!

Celebrate Tu Bishvat, the Jewish Birthday of the Trees with JFCS at Rhoda Goldman Plaza
Sunday February 5, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Celebrate trees and our natural world with JFCS this Tu Bishvat! We will join the senior residents of Rhoda Goldman Plaza to plant and garden together outdoors and learn about this wonderful Jewish agricultural holiday.

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