JFCS Holiday Toy Drive Needs Your Help!
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Help make the holidays bright for children affected by the North Bay fires and for low-income families. This is a great way to involve your children in the meaning of tzedakah and in helping others during the holiday season. What’s Needed? New toys for children of all ages (unwrapped please) Gift cards—often great for all ages, (ToysRUs, Target, Amazon, etc.) Wrapping paper, ribbon, and gift tags Deadline is December 8 We will wrap and distribute toys for the holidays to families who need them most. JFCS Drop Off Locations and Times 2150 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94115 Mon. –… Read More

Posted by Admin on November 10, 2017
International Holocaust Education Led by JFCS Holocaust Center
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Plucked from the ashes of Auschwitz and published in 2014 by the JFCS Holocaust Center, Rywka’s Diary: The Writings of a Jewish Girl from the Lodz Ghetto has been an international sensation, sold alongside The Diary of Anne Frank. The tattered school diary written in Polish by 14-year-old Rywka Lipszyc has captivated readers around the world and has been translated into 15 languages. It is now being published in its native Polish tongue. This month Rywka’s powerful words became available throughout Poland. The new and beautifully designed edition was published in partnership with Austeria Publishing House in collaboration with the… Read More

Posted by Admin on November 9, 2017
JFCS Partners with the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow on a New Exhibit Featuring Rywka’s Diary
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When the JFCS Holocaust Center first received an old and tattered school notebook written in Polish and pulled from the ashes of Auschwitz, JFCS Executive Director Dr. Anita Friedman suspected the power the mysterious volume contained as she turned each carefully penned page. Since the manuscript’s publication in 2014 Rywka’s Diary: The Writings of a Jewish Girl from the Lodz Ghetto has been an international sensation, sold alongside The Diary of Anne Frank and, at last count, translated into 15 languages worldwide. Dr. Anita Friedman worked with the Galicia Jewish Museum to create the exhibit based on JFCS’ book, Rywka’s… Read More

Posted by Admin on July 6, 2017
Young Leaders Find Community, Give Back, and Help Shape the Future of JFCS
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Jewish identity is changing in America, and that’s especially true for many Bay Area Jews in their 20s, 30s and early 40s, some of whom are recent transplants with busy careers. So how are these millennials finding meaning in being Jewish today? JFCS has four different programs that answer this very question. Young Professional Community Connection: Behind the Scenes Amanda Merriweather, a technology company recruiter in her twenties, volunteers every month through JFCS’ Young Professional Community Connection. “For me, the community around the culture is how I connect with Judaism,” says Amanda. “The opportunity to give back with like-minded… Read More

Posted by Admin on June 7, 2017
Tradition and Change—Passover Greetings from JFCS
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There are about 14 million Jews in the world today—and so, as the saying goes, there are 14 million different ways of being Jewish. Making its way across this wide expanse of Jewish identity and affiliation is the Passover seder, which finds its way into millions of homes, more than any other Jewish ritual. In spite of the Jewish People’s great diversity, the seder continues to enjoy widespread appeal. Why? The Passover seder was established a little under 2,000 years ago, in response to the urgent existential question that arose in the wake of Roman destruction of the Jerusalem Temple:… Read More

Posted by Admin on April 10, 2017
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