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The Hub at the JCCSF

The Hub promotes the revolution of Jewish identity through arts and culture, new Jewish ritual, social action and volunteerism, and social networking. The Hub is a space where underground and mainstream Jewish culture co-exists. Its focus is to produce cutting edge events and programs for Jews (and their friends) who are mostly post-college and pre-kids. We are the epicenter of a community that is increasingly mobile, independent and culturally savvy. We see art as the ritual that provides an authentic voice to our young movement re-defining Jewish identity. As we follow the path laid by our grandparents we are re-inventing our traditions for a new generation of Jews. The Hub is for those searching, questioning and celebrating Jewish identity in a modern world.

Progressive Jewish Alliance

Progressive Jewish Alliance is a California (Los Angeles and Bay Area) Jewish social justice activism organization. PJA educates, advocates and mobilizes on issues of economic justice and sweatshops, immigrant rights, criminal justice reform and opposition to the death penalty, marriage equality and young adult leadership in the Jewish community. PJA’s motto is: "To kvetch is human, to act... divine!"

Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El

Temple Emanu-El's Young Adult Community seeks to foster an open and supportive atmosphere for Jewish Bay Area young adults in their 20's and 30's. Temple Emanu-El is committed to providing a spiritual, educational, and social life reflecting the diversity, talents and interests of this community.


24th Jewish Music Festival
March, 2009

The JMF presents innovative programming .throughout the Bay Area that encompasses Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Mizrahi, contemporary music, and music that demonstrates influences between cultures. We bring the best in world Jewish music to audiences of all backgrounds, showcasing top level international as well as local artists, and providing opportunities for them to interact. Since 2006, we have also commissioned and premiered original works. Our School Outreach project, now in its eighth year, introduces hundreds of young people annually to an outstanding variety of Jewish music ranging from beatbox to klezmer to the intricate rhythms of the Middle East and North Africa. The Jewish Music Festival is a program of the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay.

2nd Saturday at the Cellar

2nd Saturday is the longest running party for the young Jewish community in San Francisco! Launched in 2001, and happening on the 2nd Saturday of every month since, the Cellar closes its doors to the public and hosts an exclusive event for anyone Jewish and single, ages 21-40. With a more than 200 people attending every time, you are guaranteed to meet someone new every month!

79ers at JFCS

79ers is a program of Jewish Family and Children's Services that provides community for young adults who emigrated from the former Soviet Union when they were children. 79ers mission is to provide programs that explore and celebrate the richness of Russian-Jewish- American identity and make a lasting contribution to the Russian Émigré and Jewish community.

ACCESS of the American Jewish Committee

ACCESS, the emerging leadership division of the American Jewish Committee, seeks to create a vibrant sense of Jewish identity, expand Jewish knowledge and foster a deep and abiding commitment to the young adult Jewish community. ACCESS focuses on identifying and responding to the social, political, career, and religious issues that challenge young adults today.

Bay Area Tribe

Bay Area Tribe was created to provide Jewish young adults with an alternative to "meat-market" bar night and similar events. BAT's events are unique each month, planned for and hosted by the group's member, always interactive, and never repetitive.

Bay Area Birthright Israel NEXT

Taglit-Birthright Israel provides the gift of first time, peer group, educational trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26. Its founders created this program to send thousands of young Jewish adults from all over the world to Israel as a gift in order to diminish the growing division between Israel and Jewish communities around the world. After the trip, participants learn how they can get back to Israel, how to get involved at home and reunite with friends with Birthright Israel NEXT!

Be'chol Lashon (In Every Tongue)

Imagine a new global Judaism that transcends differences in geography, ethnicity, class, race, ritual practice, and beliefs. Be'chol Lashon (In Every Tongue) grows and strengthens the Jewish people through ethnic, cultural, and racial inclusiveness, advocating for the diversity that has characterized the Jewish people throughout history, and through contemporary forces including intermarriage, conversion and adoption. Be'chol Lashon fosters a Jewish community that embraces the strength that results from diversity.

Bureau of Jewish Education

Bureau of Jewish Education of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties' mission is to create vibrant, effective, and engaging Jewish learning and to make it affordable and accessible throughout the Bay Area.

Jewish learning is a life-long journey. BJE's goal is to make it vibrant and engaging for people of all backgrounds, interests, and denominations.

Congregation Beth Sholom

Congregation Beth Sholom's mission is to make the richness of the Torah relevant to our modern lives. We seek to make Beth Sholom a joyful and inspiring community by joining together to study, worship, and support each other in the continuity of our Jewish heritage. We welcome individuals and families striving to explore, practice, and celebrate our traditions.

Hadassah L'Atid

Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer women's organization, whose members are motivated and inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force in American society.

The Israel Center's TZAVTA Young Adult Division of the SF-based Jewish Community Federation

The Israel Center’s Tzavta, young adult division, brings together American and Israeli young adults who wish to capture or recapture the Israel experience. Tzavta programs, in English and Hebrew, focus on Israeli arts, culture, music and politics. Tzavta is supported by the Helen Diller Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund. Among the ongoing Tzavta programs are Café Ve-Ivrit, a monthly discussion group in Hebrew, Israel in Motion, the Israeli film club (a co-presentation with the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival) and Tzavta parties.

Oy Bay!

Oy Bay! is a blog dedicated to news, groups, events, and goings-on for young Jews in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. It is meant not just to be a communal listing as other sites currently are used, but also as a forum for discussions on events and issues pertinent to you. So, this is meant as a two-way thing. A dialogue. So start commenting!

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

The Dawn 2008 film program is curated by San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, presenting the world’s first and largest festival of its kind, is a year-round media arts organization championing independent voices in Jewish film, video and digital media. SFJFF’s groundbreaking screenings, youth mentorship program and online resources have made it a leader in using media to explore and strengthen Jewish identity and build bridges among communities. The 28th SFJFF takes place July 24 – August 11 in San Francisco, Berkeley, Palo Alto and San Rafael.

Traveling Jewish Theatre

Traveling Jewish Theatre's mission is to reach people from all cultural backgrounds by creating and presenting theatre that shares a generous vision of humanity. The nearly 30 year-old company explores the rich fabric of Jewish experience, history and imagination and a wide range of forms and styles to find the living images and stories upon which its work is built.

YAD (Young Adults Division) of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties

YAD offers young Jewish singles, couples and new Bay Area residents (ages 21 to 40-something) a broad range of social, educational, volunteer, philanthropic and leadership development opportunities. Our events connect young professionals and empower them to become active participants in our Jewish community. Our 3,000 members come from all backgrounds and lifestyles, bringing a wide range of perspectives and experiences

Young Leadership Division of the Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay

The Young Leadership Division of the Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay welcomes young adults (21-40ish) and provides opportunities for individuals, partners and families to connect with the Jewish Community. Our goal is to strengthen our diverse community by providing social events, engaging in Jewish learning, social action, developing leaders, and continuing the tradition of tzedakah.

Or Hadash USA

The mission of Return to Daylight/Or Hadash USA is to build a network of Jewish Americans who are aware of their stake in democracy and democratic institutions in America and are aware of the current peril and erosion our democratic institutions face; and are ready to take action in support of those institutions.

We believe that our tradition demands that we take a stand for liberty and the rule of law, against torture, and against the abuse of power. Or Hadash USA will use the themes already present in Jewish sacred time to help educate and activate the Jewish community.


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Rachel Caplan, DAWN event manager
Anne Cook, DAWN co-chair
Julieta Esteban, DAWN coordinator
David Katznelson, DAWN co-founder & co-chair
Scott Kirschenbaum
Amelia Klein
Rachel Levin
Jessica Mullens
Jennifer Morris
Angela Privin
Emily Scheinberg
Dan Schifrin
Stacey Silver
Amy Tobin, DAWN co-founder
Dan Wolf
Tiffany Woolf, DAWN producer


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