Home for the Holidays: JFCS’ Food Banks Provide a Lifeline to Local Seniors
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  • Seniors
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David, age 83, is living on a very modest income in San Francisco—the city he has called home for over 60 years. He spends 70% of his income on rent, leaving little for other essentials like heating and food. “JFCS makes it possible for me to continue living in San Francisco,” David says. With fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as canned items and other foods from JFCS’ Food Bank, David doesn’t have to worry whether he can access the nutrition he needs to stay healthy. “The food I get each week gives me energy and a sense of well-being… Read More

Posted by Admin on November 23, 2022
The JFCS Tzedakah Guide: Actionable Ways to Make an Impact This Giving Season
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As a caring member of our Bay Area community, you likely know that many of our neighbors face challenges—from hunger and loneliness to emergencies, like job loss, wildfires, or sudden illness. There are many ways you can help strengthen our community and ensure that no one struggles alone! Through these opportunities, you can help thousands of people solve problems in their lives. Read on and choose your favorite way to start helping—or get involved with them all! Start a Social Media Fundraiser People like to give to people they know. Hosting a social media fundraiser is a quick and easy… Read More

Posted by Admin on November 11, 2022
JFCS Leaders Tapped by Governor Newsom for Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education
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  • Holocaust Center
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At this moment we bear the weight of history. Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the members of his Governor’s Council for Holocaust and Genocide Education, which includes top experts, legislators, and leaders of our State. The Council is co-chaired by JFCS’ Executive Director, Dr. Anita Friedman, and is designed to expand education about antisemitism and bigotry to every school and every student in California. Read the full press release below. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, October 31, 2022 Governor’s Press Office: (916) 445-4571 Governor Newsom Taps Leading Experts and Advocates for Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education SACRAMENTO—In the wake… Read More

Posted by Admin on November 1, 2022
Opening Soon! Ady’s Place and Gerson’s Place, Our Newest Residences for Adults with Disabilities
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  • People with Disabilities
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JFCS’ Gary Shupin Independent Living Community is growing! With the addition of Ady’s Place and Gerson’s Place, our vibrant “urban kibbutz” in San Francisco’s Laurel Heights will now include multiple beautiful residences for neurodivergent adults. We are grateful to The Barbara and Gerson Bakar Foundation for their vision and longtime generosity! Founded in 2009, the Shupin Community includes a robust social program, independent living and job skills, and wraparound services so that adults with disabilities can live full, happy lives and age with dignity. Here are some examples of life in the Shupin Community: “Living in the Shupin Community is… Read More

Posted by Admin on September 23, 2022
August 2022 Update on JFCS’ Ukraine Relief Efforts
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  • Stories & Testimonials
  • Volunteers
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See our Ukraine response resources > Heartfelt Gratitude from a Ukrainian Family The San Jose Mercury News featured the story of a Ukrainian couple, Mariia and Anatolii, that JFCS has been privileged to help—thanks to your generosity. Their daughter, Oksana, shared these words of gratitude for the support our community provided to her parents, who arrived in the Bay Area with serious health issues after a treacherous journey: “When Laura [one of JFCS’ care managers] met with my parents, listened to their story, and learned about their needs, she made every effort to help. She took care of every problem,… Read More

Posted by Admin on August 12, 2022
JFCS’ Delegation to Israel Offers Young Leaders an Eye-Opening Experience
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  • Education
  • Jewish Learning
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“Make your ear like a funnel and acquire for yourself a perceptive heart … “ —Babylonian Talmud, Exodus This wisdom accompanied graduates of JFCS’ New Leaders Fellowship—a year-long Jewish community leadership program—on a uniquely curated trip to Israel this summer led by JFCS Executive Director Dr. Anita Friedman. While in Israel, Fellows learned about the country’s deep-rooted history, the complexities of its history and politics today, and the beauty of its culture, food, and lifestyle. As emerging leaders, it was a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear many perspectives and then take these ideas back to the Bay Area, where Fellows can… Read More

Posted by Admin on July 25, 2022
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