California Wildfire Disaster 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 the devastating wildfires across California.  Please donate to help thousands of people who have been affected by the recent wildfires throughout our state. We know from the North Bay Wildfires that hit our own community last year that the impact of these the fires will be devastating and the road to recovery will be long. Those who are facing the loss of their homes, towns, and loved ones desperately need our help now and in the months to come. Click here to donate Read More

Posted by Admin on November 10, 2018
William Rothmann: Making a Family Tradition His Own
  • Named Funds
William and Renėe Rothmann and Bill’s siblings, John Rothmann and Susan Rothmann Seeley, were honorees at the 2nd Annual Fammy Awards Gala in 1986, the year the event officially became a tradition. “We are huge Gala goers,” Bill says of the JFCS annual fundraiser. “The Fammy’s are my wife’s favorite. I don’t know that we’ve ever missed one.” Bill has always recognized the importance of family and when it was suggested that he be honored for his leadership he said yes, as long as his family was included too. One of the JFCS areas of service that speaks most to… Read More

Posted by Admin on November 8, 2018
Dr. Anita Friedman Honored with Silver SPUR Lifetime Achievement Award
  • JFCS News
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JFCS’ Executive Director, Dr. Anita Friedman, was recently presented with the Silver SPUR Lifetime Achievement Award, the most prominent award for lifetime civic achievement in San Francisco. Dr. Friedman was honored for her visionary leadership in health and human services and innovative social enterprises across the Bay Area. In addition to heading JFCS’ services and humanitarian work, Dr. Friedman has served on various local, state, national, and international boards and commissions, and served as a consultant to Israel’s Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. As a speaker and author, Dr. Friedman’s expertise includes social policy and programming for diverse populations;… Read More

Posted by Admin on November 5, 2018
Tad Taube: Endowment Gift to JFCS Ensures Jewish Peoplehood at Home and Around the World
  • Donors
  • JFCS News
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When 8-year-old Tad Taube left Poland in 1939 en route to New York via Ellis Island, the Krakow-born child didn’t know that he and his parents would narrowly escape the Nazi invasion. He also did not know that he would never return to the culturally rich and prosperous Polish Jewish community that he knew in his youth, or that this community would be destroyed during World War II. As the war raged on, Tad and his parents would soon learn that Tad’s beloved grandfather had been murdered by the Nazis, along with many others in their family. More fortunate family… Read More

Posted by Admin on November 5, 2018
Talking to Children about Anti-Semitism and Hate Crimes
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • JFCS News
  • Parenting
  • Youth
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Written by Beth Berkowitz, Psy.D, Director of Children’s Clinical Services and Child Training Institute at JFCS’ Parents Place. There is no doubt that the most recent tragedy in Pennsylvania has escalated our fears. With this sad reminder of the painful consequences of anti-Semitism, racism, and hatred, it is normal for all of us—including children—to experience anxiety, worry, anger and confusion in its aftermath. Below is some guidance to help prepare you for conversations at home.Talk to Your Children Avoiding the subject will only increase worry and fears. Encourage your children to ask questions, and do your best to… Read More

Posted by Admin on October 29, 2018