Starting over in San Francisco
  • Bequests
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Vera Stein’s desire to give back was born from her personal experience fleeing Nazi Germany as a young child in 1939. When Vera was just five years old, her father, Eric Livingston, was taken to Dachau following Kristallnacht. The family had already obtained visas to leave the country, so they were fortunate enough to get Eric out of Dachau and flee to the United States. They traveled by boat to New York, an experience Vera recalls being a miserable, seasick-filled journey, where they spent two months before eventually making their way to San Francisco. Eric had previously visited the city… Read More

Posted by Admin on November 14, 2019
Emergency Assistance for California Wildfires
  • Uncategorized
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With winds escalating, the Kincade fire spreading, and a PG&E shut off in almost a million households, many in our community are being evacuated and many others are losing power. Many don’t know whether their homes or businesses will remain standing. Jewish Family and Children’s Services is ensuring that the most vulnerable members of our community are safe during this time. We are partnering closely with other organizations in Marin and Sonoma counties, and are providing financial, practical, and emotional support to those who need it. If you are in need of assistance you can call JFCS’ on-call number at… Read More

Posted by Admin on October 26, 2019
Oded Hermoni: Building Bridges with the Bay Area’s Israeli Community
  • Meet Our Leaders
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JFCS Board member Oded Hermoni has a very impressive background in the tech industry. However, in addition to his professional expertise as a start-up founder, board member, adviser, and venture capitalist, Oded is uniquely positioned to act as a bridge builder between the American Jewish community and the many thousands of Israelis who live and work in Silicon Valley, as he is now part of both groups. Jerusalem-born Oded began his career as a journalist covering the country’s flourishing technology sector. He soon took an active role in the technology sector himself by founding two start-up companies, one of which… Read More

Posted by Admin on October 16, 2019
JFCS Emergency Services Help Women and Children Rebuild Their Lives
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Emergency Assistance
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A parent’s most important job is keeping their child safe. Imaging being unable to do that. Ellen and her 12-year old daughter Sari, were referred to JFCS by a homeless shelter following a violent attack on their lives by Ellen’s husband of five years. When they married, he promised to protect and care for Ellen and her child, but in a chilling turn, he developed a drug addiction and became their worst nightmare. While much of the abuse was directed toward Ellen, Sari also became the victim of her stepfather’s abuse when she tried to protect her mother. Ellen fled… Read More

Posted by Admin on October 16, 2019
Hurricane Relief Emergency Fund
  • Emergency Assistance
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Jewish Family and Children’s Services and our community in the Bay Area are helping the victims of Hurricane Dorian. Please donate to help thousands of people who have been affected by this devastating storm. The impact is catastrophic and recovery will take a very long time. Those battered by the hurricane face immense flooding and damage to their communities and desperately need our help now and in the months to come. Click here to donate now!Read More

Posted by Admin on August 30, 2019