RSVP: Board of Governors Meeting May 5, 2015

We invite you to join us for the Board of Governors Meeting on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM. 
The meeting will be held in the Koret Board Room on the second floor of the JCF Building. 

Questions? Please contact our Leadership Development department at 415.512.6260 or  

Race and Privilege: Our Community, Our Work, and an Opportunity for Change

You are invited to join a Community Conversation:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am – 1:00 pm Program and Lunch

This event is presented through a partnership between the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, and Be'Chol Lashon.

Anne and Robert Cowan Writers Award 2015 Nomination Form

The Anne and Robert Cowan Writers Award recognizes and awards writers who have made an exceptional impact in the Bay Area through their uniquely Jewish perspective. Awardees must be emerging published (novel, short story, creative non-fiction, memoir, graphic novel) Jewish writers who:

  • reside in the greater San Francisco Bay Area
  • are considered exceptionally gifted by their peers and readers
  • write with a high degree of creativity and intelligence
  • include positive Jewish themes in their subject matter

Passover in the Desert 2015

Passover in the Desert is funded in part by the Genesis Philanthropy Group and Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. Funds will be used to purchase a generator, lighting system, and for the programming content.

We will also be purchasing food for the communal seder meals on Friday and Saturday nights, rent basic human amenities (yes, the potty), and a truck to get it all there.

For this, we kindly request your financial participation of $50 early bird, $60 regular. 

Ringing in the New Year in Israel

New Year celebrations in Israel are always a bit... awkward. With two calendars in use throughout the country – the Jewish lunar calendar and the civil Gregorian one – we typically reserve “Happy New Year” for our greetings at Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish New Year. So when New Year’s Eve comes around you’ll finally find the Israeli population at a loss for words. While Tel Aviv never misses a reason to party, there are no country-wide countdowns, no rampant New Year’s resolutions, and it’s business as usual on January 1.


January 16, 2015

Join the Journey: Becoming a Connected Congregation



Designer and thought-leader of Connected Congregations, a UJA-Federation of New York initiative with Darim Online

Sunday, February 22, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco

Second Workshop with Lisa Colton

We will be offering a second workshop from 2:45 - 4:45 for leadership from SFP synagogues* only.

*Congregation Beth Jacob, Congregation Beth Am, Congregation Beth Israel Judea, Congregation B'nai Emunah, Congregation Emanu-El, Congregation Etz Chayim, Congregation Kol Shofar, Congregation Rodef Sholom, Congregation Sherith Israel, Congregation Shomrei Torah, Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Peninsula Temple Beth El and Temple Israel of Alameda

Board of Governors Meeting Evaluation - December 8, 2014

Thank you for joining us at the December 8th meeting of the Board of Governors. Your feedback will help design future Board of Governors meetings.  Questions?  Please contact our Leadership Development department at 415.512.6260 or


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