Bay Area

Family Hanukkah Celebration

Join us in celebrating the Festival of Lights at JCCSF. Enjoy dinner from La Mediterranee, a concert by Octopretzel and Isaac Zones, a wine bar, and arts and crafts.

Feel free to bring your own menorah and candles, and consider bringing a book to add to JCCSF's donation to Project Homeless Connect.
Adults: $18 JCCSF members, $20 non-members
Children (ages 4+): $5

Why Jews fought -- and should keep fighting -- for the rights of domestic workers

Jews have, once again, helped working men and women in this country win a great labor rights victory.
Why is it that American Jews, over generations, show such a strong affinity for the labor movement? Many of us are a generation or even two removed from the time when the Jewish community was dominated by working class immigrants. And yet the tradition of great Jewish champions for the working class – from Samuel Gompers, to Sidney Hillman to Randi Weingarten  – continues unabated.

Service Learning at the SF Food Bank

Help sort and package food for SF Food Bank to distribute to food pantries, children's snack programs and soup kitchens throughout the Bay Area – enough for more than 100,000 meals each day. Projects typically involve cleaning fresh produce, repackaging bulk food into family-sized quantities, assembling grocery boxes for seniors, and sorting donations from food drives and grocery stores. In a single shift, help thousands of people get the food they need.

KlezCalifornia's Yiddish Culture Festival

Two concerts, ten workshops, and Finale Music & Dance Party -- the Festival has something for everyone: instrumentalists, singers, dancers, actors, kids 6-12, and more.  Whether you are a musician or can't play a note, speak Yiddish fluently or don't speak a word, want to be active or prefere to watchwe'd love to see you there.

Concerts Saturday night at 8:00 pm and Sunday at1:00 pm

Living in the Shadow of the Cross reading with Author Paul Kivel

Join us for an evening with Paul Kivel, author of Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony. Vegetarian potluck at 6, book reading at 7.

Co-sponsored by JewishYouth for Community Action & Bend the Arc.  Open to the community.
For more information about the book, visit