Agencies & Organizations

Community Service

By providing service locally, in Israel and throughout the world, Jews can put their energy and skills to work, making a difference in the lives of others.
Bay Area
North Bay

Hadassah

Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, promotes health care, education and youth institutions in Israel. It enhances American Jewish life through education, advocacy and health awareness.
http://www.hadassah.org
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Peninsula
San Francisco

Environmental/Nature

East Bay

Urban Adamah

Organic farm and education center offering a three-month residential fellowship for young adults; summer camp; hands-on programs for youth, families and adults; Jewish festival celebrations.
http://www.urbanadamah.org
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Bay Area
North Bay

Alma Retreats

Offering customized Shabbat retreats for congregations and communities. Complete retreat planning, consultation, education and facilitation are offered for a meaningful Jewish journey through nature.
http://www.almaretreats.org
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Federations

Based on the traditions of tzedakah (righteous behavior) and communal responsibility, the Jewish Federations are volunteer-based, nonprofit organizations that raise funds to support social services, culture and education. As umbrella agencies, the Federations allocate dollars in their geographic areas, Israel and elsewhere around the world. Federations play an important role in community planning and leadership development. In addition, Federation endowment funds help to ensure the financial security of the Jewish community.
East Bay
North Bay
Peninsula
San Francisco

Holocaust & Tolerance

Taking an active role in keeping the memory and the lessons of the Holocaust alive, a number of Northern California organizations provide educational programs and offer support to survivors and their families.
East Bay
Bay Area
North Bay
Peninsula
San Francisco

Holocaust Memorial

Created by sculptor George Segal to memorialize the Holocaust. Represents a survivor standing in front of a tragic scene in a concentration camp. Open daily. Entrance at Clement and 34th Ave.
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JCCs & Campuses

Local Jewish community centers play an important role in building and sustaining Jewish life in the Bay Area. They are places to play and socialize, to find friends and even romance, and to learn. Northern California JCCs offer an extensive range of services and programming, from lectures on Israel to ballroom dancing, from women’s support groups to writing workshops. Many JCCs also offer the latest in fitness and recreational facilities. They provide camps and afterschool care for kids of all ages, special events and services for seniors, and numerous other programs and services. Contact the JCC in your area.
East Bay
North Bay

Osher Marin JCC

Offering a newly renovated fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, summer and vacation camps, performing arts center, classes, Jewish life programs and classes, and year-round preschool.
http://www.marinjcc.org
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Peninsula
San Francisco

Public Affairs

A number of organizations champion Jewish interests and human rights in the wider community, offering opportunities for political and social activism. Participants serve on boards, staff programs and take an active role in supporting their goals.
East Bay
Bay Area

Reboot

Affirms value of Jewish traditions, creates new ways to engage. Inspired by Jewish ritual, embracing the arts, humor, food, philosophy and social justice. Events, DIY toolkits, films and recordings.
http://www.rebooters.net
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San Francisco

AIPAC–American Israel Public Affairs Committee

Helping to educate members of Congress, candidates for public office, policymakers, media professionals and student leaders about the importance of the U.S-Israel friendship. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the organization has 10 regional offices focused on bringing its message to legislators throughout the country.
http://www.aipac.org
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