Kids & Teens

Family Resources

East Bay
North Bay

Makor Marin

Hiking, farm tours, Havdalah and S’mores, and more! Every month, enjoy a vibrant outdoor experience that incorporates a Jewish nature-loving curriculum for kids and adults.
http://makormarin.org/
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Bay Area
Peninsula
San Francisco

Educational Resources

East Bay

BimBam (formerly G-dcast)

This community supported, 501(c)(3) new media studio creates digital content to raise Jewish literacy and provide opportunities, from childhood through adulthood, to use Jewish values, customs and rituals as a blueprint for bettering the world.
http://www.bimbam.com
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Bay Area

Moving Traditions

Inspiring Jewish teens to openly explore fundamental questions of identity and society. Promoting self-discovery, challenging traditional gender roles and celebrating a diversity of voices to help teens think critically about social norms and challenge narrowly defined stereotypes.
http://www.movingtraditions.org
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Peninsula

Preschools & Day Care

Santa Cruz / Monterey
East Bay

Gan Mah Tov

Year-round preschool (2-5 years) and infant and toddler program (6 months-2 years). Full-or part-time care available. Emphasizing social development, emotional expression and Jewish values/traditions.
http://www.ganmahtov.com
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North Bay
Peninsula

Chai Preschool

Offering positive and constructive Jewish early childhood experience. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, the school believes in an experiential and intentional approach to teaching and learning.
http://www.chaischool.com
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San Francisco

Day Schools & High Schools

East Bay

Tehiyah Day School

Jewish community day school, Bridge K-8th grade.Inspiring love of learning, social-emotional growth & vibrant connection to Judaism. Progressive academic approach serves the whole child in a diverse, nurturing community.
http://www.tehiyah.org
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Peninsula

Harker School

A coeducational, independent, college preparatory day school that educates students in preschool through grade 12. Its four campuses offer outstanding facilities, leading-edge technology and space for students to learn, play and grow.
http://www.harker.org
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San Francisco

Afterschool, Arts, Sports & Recreation

East Bay

Edah

A high-quality Hebrew language, Jewish experiential learning program in Berkeley offered after school and during select school breaks for children in kindergarten through fifth grade and their families.
http://www.edahcommunity.org
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Peninsula

Club J

Enriching afterschool experience for K-5. Transportation from many local schools, crafts, sports, community service, swimming, electives, academic support and Jewish programming. Satellite program at Sand Hill School in Palo Alto.
http://www.paloaltojcc.org/clubj
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San Francisco

Special Needs Support

East Bay
Bay Area
Peninsula
San Francisco

Hebrew Free Loan – Chapter 7

Interest-free loans, up to $15,000, to help Jewish residents of Northern California cover costs related to emotional, behavioral, developmental or physical disabilities. Includes educational assistance, medical equipment, physical rehabilitation, travel.
http://www.hflasf.org
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Hebrew & Sunday Schools

Listings below include only independent Hebrew and Sunday schools. Many Bay Area Chabad locations offer independent Sunday schools with no membership required. For information on congregation-affiliated schools, call individual synagogues listed under Religious Life.
East Bay
Peninsula

Midrashot & Havurot

Midrashot and Havurot (community high school programs) offer classes and service opportunities for teens.
East Bay
San Francisco

Teen Programs

Most JCCs and congregations have programs for youth and teens. Check the Congregations heading under Religious Life and the JCC heading under Agencies & Organizations.
East Bay
North Bay

NCSY NorCal

NorCal NCSY provides programming for hundreds of local teens from diverse Jewish backgrounds. Our programs include weekly learning, monthly social events, and summer programs.
https://norcal.ncsy.org
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Bay Area
Peninsula
San Francisco

Day Camps

Santa Cruz / Monterey
East Bay
North Bay
Peninsula
San Francisco

Overnight Camps

Santa Cruz / Monterey

Camp Ramah in Northern California

An innovative Jewish summer camp located along the beautiful shores of Monterey Bay, California. Offers an overnight camp experience that combines the excitement of specialty programming in ocean exploration, performing arts, and adventure sports with the cherished traditions, nurturing environment,.
http://www.ramahnorcal.org/
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North Bay

URJ Camp Newman

An overnight summer camp where youth in grades 3-12 form lifelong friendships, develop new skills, discover the joy of Judaism and participate in sports, visual and performing arts, adventure experiences, and other activities.
http://www.CampNewman.org
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Peninsula
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