San Francisco’s Observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day April 23, 2017, 4:00 pm
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Prominent Holocaust Scholar from USC Shoah Foundation, Stephen D. Smith, Ph.D., will discuss a major new initiative that takes Bay Area survivors’ testimonies to a global audience. For Immediate Release: Mon., Apr. 17, 2017 (San Francisco, CA) – Community members are invited to observe Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Sunday, April 23 at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. This community memorial service bears witness to those who have perished in the Holocaust and educates young people about the meaning of their legacy. This year’s observance, titled The Future of Our Past, A Conversation about Memory and Testimony,… Read More

Posted by Admin on April 17, 2017
Jewish Family and Children’s Services to Honor Tad Taube with Lifetime Humanitarian Award
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SAN FRANCISCO—March 6, 2017—Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) will present Tad Taube with the Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award for Lifetime Achievement for the remarkable and lasting success of his philanthropic endeavors. The award will be presented at the annual Fammy Awards Gala on April 1 at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco. The Fammy Awards honor individuals who contribute significantly to the community through service and leadership. JFCS’ highest honor, the Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award for Lifetime Achievement, is reserved for those whose lifelong commitments and achievements have helped improve societal challenges. Tad Taube, Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award for Lifetime… Read More

Posted by Admin on March 6, 2017
San Francisco’s Largest Preschool and Kindergarten Exhibition, Is Set for Sept. 28 in Golden Gate Park
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Sept. 9, 2016 – Overwhelmed with how to figure out the preschool and kindergarten admissions process in San Francisco? You’re in luck: JFCS’ Parents Place has an upcoming event just for you! The 24th annual Preschool Preview Night is on Wed. is on Sept. 28, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. San Francisco parents will be able to meet and speak with representatives from over 100 local schools and children’s services providers. Parents can get answers about school philosophies, costs, pre-admission visits, hours, and more. This year’s… Read More

Posted by Admin on September 9, 2016
“Munich ’72 and Beyond” Documentary from The Foundation for Global Sports Development Will Screen at Jewish Family & Children’s Services in San Francisco
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The film chronicles the tragedy and aftermath of the terrorist attack in which 11 Israeli athletes and coaches were killed at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich. Jewish Family & Children’s Services (JFCS) of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties will host a public screening of the documentary film Munich ’72 and Beyond on June 28 at 6:00 PM in San Francisco at 2150 Post Street. Admission is free, though advanced registration is required. Reserve your spot at: https://www.jfcs.org/munich72. Munich ’72 and Beyond is a searing account of the kidnapping and murder of 11 Israeli athletes… Read More

Posted by Admin on June 14, 2016
Survivor Testimonies from JFCS Holocaust Center to Receive Global Audience
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USC Shoah Foundation Adds New Holocaust Testimony Collection from JFCS to its Visual History Archive More than 900 Holocaust testimonies recorded over four decades by the Jewish Family and Children Services Holocaust Center of San Francisco (JFCS) are now fully integrated into USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive as part of the Preserving the Legacy initiative – an ambitious plan to save recorded eyewitness testimony and bring voices of genocide survivors to a wider audience. Hundreds of valuable Holocaust testimonies—previously on VHS tapes—have now been digitized, archived, and cataloged for researchers around the globe. In a two-year partnership, the JFCS… Read More

Posted by Admin on May 16, 2016