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JCRC builds bridges with our ethnic and faith community partners through dialogue, advocacy efforts and programming. The following events highlight these partnerships.

JCRC Celebration Honoring Rabbi Doug Kahn's 30th Anniversary:
Thank you to the over 400 members of our community who made the event such a huge success!

    Thank you to the over 400 members of our community who attended JCRC's celebration honoring Rabbi Doug Kahn's 30th anniversary. The evening was filled with heartfelt good wishes for Doug. The audience was moved and uplifted by a special video tribute to Doug, which ended with rousing applause and a standing ovation at the announcement of a $1.15 million fund established in Doug's name to support JCRC's trips to Israel for officials and civic leaders.

    We are grateful for the extraordinary generosity of the founding donors of the Doug Kahn Israel Outreach Travel Fund, and to all who participated in the event. Your support made it a truly memorable night!

Iluminando el Camino (Lighting the Way)

Telling Our Immigrant Stories through Spoken Word
Thursday, December 13th 6-7:30 PM
@ Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.
2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Through creative sharing of our different immigration narratives we hope to foster a spirit of interfaith solidarity for immigrant justice, and gain a better understanding and appreciation for the different traditions we come from. The event falls on Hanukkah, so we plan to make it a festive holiday celebration, with latkes and other goodies. Bring your family, friends and neighbors to share in the fun!

RSVP to Laura Rumpf, lrumpf@jcrc.org or (415) 957-1551

Community Partners: (Partial List)
The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Carecen, Youth Speaks, The American Jewish Committee, (AJC), The Interfaith Coalition for Immigrants Rights (ICIR), United Religions Initiative (URI), Bend the Arc, Moishe House, and the San Francisco Interfaith Council.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
    Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity at the Recession Relief Food Pantry
    Every Wednesday
    Volunteer shifts: 3:00 - 5:00 pm or 5:00 - 7:00 pm

    Temple UMC, San Francisco

    JCRC, San Francisco State University, and Temple UMC have come together to serve food to over 400 families each week. Help combat the increase in need during these tough economic times. For more info contact Jessica Trubowitch at jtrubowitch@jcrc.org or 415.977.7409.

Help a Child * Make a Difference * Change the World

    Come to A Free JCL Tutor Training Workshop

    You have 168 hours in your week.
    She only needs one.

    Inspired by the Jewish values of social justice and Tikkun Olam, the Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) trains, places and supports volunteer reading tutors in underserved public elementary schools throughout the Bay Area.

    SAN FRANCISCO - New Tutor Training Dates for Spring 2014:

    • Thursday, March 27, 1:00-4:00pm
      City College of San Francisco,50 Phelan Avenue (Ocean Ave Campus in the Multi-Use Building 240), San Francisco
    • Wednesday, April 2, 5:30-8:30pm
      Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, 290 Dolores Street, San Francisco

      Register for a San Francisco Tutor Training Session

      For San Francisco training and registration information, please contact Alexsandra Buckner or 415.369.9978 x105

    PENINSULA - New Tutor Training Dates for Spring 2014:

    • Thursday, April 3, 1:00-4:00pm
      Mariano Castro Elementary School, 505 Escuela Avenue, Mountain View
    • Sunday, May 4, 10:00-1:00pm
      Peninsula Sinai Congregation, 499 Boothbay Ave., Foster City

      Register for a Peninsula Tutor Training Session

      For Peninsula training and registration information, please contact Judy Pam-Bycel or 650.847.1718

    EAST BAY - New Tutor Training Dates for Spring 2014:

    • Wednesday, March 5, 1:00-4:00
      Temple Beth Abraham, 327 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland
    • Wednesday, March 12, 1:00-4:00pm
      Congregation B'nai Tikvah, 25 Hillcroft Way, Walnut Creek

      Register for a East Bay Tutor Training Session

      For East Bay training and registration information, please contact Judy Pam-Bycel or 510.318.6474

    JCL is a joint project of the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Jewish Community Federation, managed by the JCRC

Annual Events...
    Jewish Volunteer Day @ Project Homeless Connect

    JCRC mobilizes Jewish community members each year to volunteer their time at PHC - an extraordinary city initiative providing dozens of health and human services to thousands of the city's homeless. Click here for more info.

    San Francisco Pride

    Each year, JCRC marches at the San Francisco Pride Parade to show our overwhelming support for LGBT rights and liberation. Past Pride events have included rainbow kippot making, breakfast, planning meetings, and marching in the parade. Our diverse contingent has been made up of Jewish families, Jewish community members and public officials, Jewish student groups, synagogues, and Jewish organizations.

    For more information or to be involved in next year's Pride celebration please contact Margee Churchon at mchurchon@jcrc.org or 415.977.7419. Juneteenth

    JCRC celebrates Juneteenth with African American faith communities of Marin. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
    For more information contact Suzan Berns. Abrahamic Traditions: Muslims, Jews and Christians in Dialogue

    Abrahamic Traditions brings together Muslim, Jewish and Christian faith leaders and community members to learn about shared valued and divergent viewpoints.

    This ongoing series is presented by JCRC, Pacifica Institute, Interfaith Center at the Presidio, Islamic Society of San Francisco, San Francisco Interfaith Council, United Muslims of America, and the United Religions Initiative.
    For more information, contact Abby Porth.

Click for a current listing of all JCRC events, or visit our calendar of events.

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