Shupin Social Club
A connection to community is vital to everyone’s well-being.
That is why JFCS’ Gary Shupin Independent Living Community created the Shupin Social Club.
The Shupin Social Club is a group of young adults with and without disabilities that come together three times a month to meet, interact, and have fun in the community. Each Social Club activity takes place in the Bay Area and is inspired by the interests of its members. Club members feel included, build self-esteem, gain self-confidence, and create friendships that last a lifetime.
COVID-19 UPDATE: The Shupin Social Club is not currently meeting in person due to COVID-19 precautions. It has been temporarily substituted with the Shupin Social (e)Club.
Shupin Social (e)Club—a virtual meetup for young adults with and without disabilities to participate in interactive activities including game night, dance parties, show & tell, tours of various locations, and more. Shupin Social (e)Club meets Tuesdays from 4:30 – 5:30 pm and Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:00 pm over Zoom. Once a month, participants have the opportunity to participate in an Emotional Health and Care During COVID-19 Workshop where we discuss ways to benefit our emotional health and wellbeing during this time.
Shupin: Delivered! As part of the Shupin Social (e)Club, this hands-on fun and interactive virtual program for young adults with and without disabilities begins with a mystery delivery! Mystery boxes are sent directly to participants’ homes and, unaware of what the exact activity will be, participants open their boxes together to reveal materials needed to complete arts, science, and culinary projects. Participants are guided through a step-by-step process to complete the activity while enjoying a unique experience and socializing with peers.
Learn more about the Shupin Social (e)Club
Contact Ryan Berman, Gary Shupin Residence and Social Club Coordinator, at (415) 449-3805 or [email protected].
We look forward to resuming the following programs post-Covid 19!
Activities and Events
The Shupin Social Club offers an array of exciting and engaging group events. From gardening to yoga, Club members participate in indoor and outdoor activities designed to facilitate social interaction and foster teamwork. We invite Club members to join us for a variety of group activities:
- Community service projects
- Eating at restaurants
- Game night
- Sporting events
The Shupin Social Club pairs neurotypical adults in our community with Club members with developmental disabilities. The pairs spend one-on-one quality time together – enjoying walks, museums, cooking, movies, card games, getting coffee, and other activities that lead to meaningful friendships.
At the Shupin Social Club, we celebrate the Jewish holidays together and enjoy latkes at Hanukkah, apples, and honey for the New Year, and a Family Seder during Passover. We welcome individuals of all backgrounds to join our celebrations.
Learn more about the Shupin Social Club
To become a Shupin Social Club member, please provide the following information and someone will be in touch with you shortly.
Do you know someone who might benefit from the Shupin Social Club? Contact Ryan Berman, Gary Shupin Residence and Social Club Coordinator, at (415) 449-3805 or [email protected].