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  Resources Family Most synagogues offer family educa- tion resources. For more information, call individual synagogues listed in Chapter 4, Religious Life & Congregations. Financial Aid* Bureau of Jewish Education 639 14th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94118 (415) 751-6983 x107/ (415) 751-6983 x155 finaid@bjesf.org www.bjesf.org Contact: Financial aid director Day school scholarships available through the Community Jewish Day School Scholarship Fund (CJDSSF). However, please apply through your school. Day camp scholarships are avail- able for children ages 3-15. Overnight camp scholarships available for children ages 6-18. Camps across U.S., Canada, and Israel are eligible for financial aid. Jewish Preschool Scholarship Fund pro- vides last money scholarships for Jewish children enrolled in a qualified Jewish preschool. BJE administers these funds on behalf of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund. Apply online. Weekend Family Programs* Jewish Community Center of San Francisco 3200 California St.  San Francisco, CA 94118 (415) 292-1200 Fax: (415) 276-1560 www.jccsf.org *advertisers Family weekends at the JCCSF are a great way to spend time together. Drop-in music and art activities, family fun days, Shabbat morning playgroup, family swim, holiday celebrations, Shabbat dinners, open playground and special guest performances. The Jewish Family Education Project* Bureau of Jewish Education 639 14th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94118 (415) 751-6983 x105 Fax: (415) 668-1816 vkelman@bjesf.org www.bjesf.org Contact: Vicky Kelman Support for congregations, schools and agencies in order to provide Jewish experiences for families to promote Jewish living and strengthen family life. Jewish Single Parent Center Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula,Marin and Sonoma Counties 1710 Scott St., San Francisco, CA 94115 (415) 449-1249 BennaN@jfcs.org www.jfcs.org Director: Benna Norman Peninsula 2001 Winward Way  San Mateo, CA 94404 (650) 931-1855 Fax: (650) 931-1897 allenab@jfcs.org Contact: Allena Barbato Opportunities to connect with other single-parent families; job counseling and professional skills development; support groups; counseling; parenting education; financial management coaching; childcare recommendations; and if qualifying, financial assistance. Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the East Bay Family Justice Center Oakland 470 27th St.  Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 704-7480 x700 Parenting & Youth Services Alameda County 2484 Shattuck Ave., Ste. 210  Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 704-7480 x700 Fax: (510) 704-7494 information@jfcs-eastbay.org Contra Costa County 1855 Olympic Blvd., Suite 200  Walnut Creek, CA 94596 (925) 927-2000 x700 Fax: (925) 927-3131 Parent/child counseling; individual, family, and group therapy for children and teens; parent and teacher consultations and workshops; classroom observation, and preschool on-site interventions and trainings.Multilingual services available. Jewish Welcome Network: Open Hearts,Open Minds,Open Doors (fomerly Project Welcome) 235 Montgomery St., Ste. 1120 San Francisco, CA 94104 (415) 713-7716 Fax: (415) 392-1182 karenk@jewishwelcomenetwork.org www.jewishwelcomenetwork.org Executive director: Karen Kushner,MSW Program manager: Lisa Elgazzar Welcomes interfaith families and seek- ers into the Jewish community and provides resources and consultations to synagogues and agencies on increasing the warmth of their welcome. Resource: A Guide to Jewish Life in Northern California | 79

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Family Resources Most synagogues offer family education resources. For more information, call individual synagogues listed in Chapter 4, Religious Life & Congregations.<br /> <br /> Financial Aid* Bureau of Jewish Education 639 14th Ave.<br /> <br /> San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 751-6983 x107/ (415) 751-6983 x155 finaid@bjesf.org www.bjesf.org Contact: Financial aid director Day school scholarships available through the Community Jewish Day School Scholarship Fund (CJDSSF).<br /> <br /> However, please apply through your school. Day camp scholarships are available for children ages 3-15. Overnight camp scholarships available for children ages 6-18. Camps across U.S., Canada, and Israel are eligible for financial aid.<br /> <br /> Jewish Preschool Scholarship Fund provides last money scholarships for Jewish children enrolled in a qualified Jewish preschool. BJE administers these funds on behalf of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund. Apply online.<br /> <br /> Weekend Family Programs* Jewish Community Center of San Francisco 3200 California St. San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 292-1200 Fax: (415) 276-1560 www.jccsf.org Family weekends at the JCCSF are a great way to spend time together.<br /> <br /> Drop-in music and art activities, family fun days, Shabbat morning playgroup, family swim, holiday celebrations, Shabbat dinners, open playground and special guest performances.<br /> <br /> The Jewish Family Education Project* Bureau of Jewish Education 639 14th Ave.<br /> <br /> San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 751-6983 x105 Fax: (415) 668-1816 vkelman@bjesf.org www.bjesf.org Contact: Vicky Kelman Support for congregations, schools and agencies in order to provide Jewish experiences for families to promote Jewish living and strengthen family life.<br /> <br /> Jewish Single Parent Center Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties 1710 Scott St., San Francisco, CA 94115<br /> <br /> (415) 449-1249 BennaN@jfcs.org www.jfcs.org Director: Benna Norman Peninsula 2001 Winward Way San Mateo, CA 94404<br /> <br /> (650) 931-1855 Fax: (650) 931-1897 allenab@jfcs.org Contact: Allena Barbato Opportunities to connect with other single-parent families; job counseling and professional skills development; support groups; counseling; parenting education; financial management coaching; childcare recommendations; and if qualifying, financial assistance.<br /> <br /> Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the East Bay Family Justice Center Oakland 470 27th St. Oakland, CA 94612<br /> <br /> (510) 704-7480 x700 Parenting & Youth Services Alameda County 2484 Shattuck Ave., Ste. 210 Berkeley, CA 94704<br /> <br /> (510) 704-7480 x700 Fax: (510) 704-7494 information@jfcs-eastbay.org Contra Costa County 1855 Olympic Blvd., Suite 200 Walnut Creek, CA 94596<br /> <br /> (925) 927-2000 x700 Fax: (925) 927-3131 Parent/child counseling; individual, family, and group therapy for children and teens; parent and teacher consultations and workshops; classroom observation, and preschool on-site interventions and trainings. Multilingual services available.<br /> <br /> Jewish Welcome Network: Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors (fomerly Project Welcome) 235 Montgomery St., Ste. 1120 San Francisco, CA 94104<br /> <br /> (415) 713-7716 Fax: (415) 392-1182 karenk@jewishwelcomenetwork.org www.jewishwelcomenetwork.org Executive director: Karen Kushner, MSW Program manager: Lisa Elgazzar Welcomes interfaith families and seekers into the Jewish community and provides resources and consultations to synagogues and agencies on increasing the warmth of their welcome.<br /> Parents Place Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties San Francisco 1710 Scott St. San Francisco, CA 94115<br /> <br /> (415) 359-2454 Fax: (415) 359-2464 ParentsPlaceSF@jfcs.org www.jfcs.org Parents Place director, S.F.: Amy Weiss Education coord.: Lee Ann Slaton Marin 600 Fifth Ave. San Rafael, CA 94901<br /> <br /> (415) 491-7959 Fax: (415) 491-7957 parentsplacemarin@jfcs.org www.jfcs.org Coordinator: Rebecca Wood Breen Palo Alto 200 Channing Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94301<br /> <br /> (650) 688-3040 Fax: (650) 330-0866 ParentsPlacePeninsula@jfcs.org www.jfcs.org Contact: Karen Friedland-Brown San Mateo 2001 Winward Way San Mateo, CA 94404<br /> <br /> (650) 931-1840/ (650) 931-1840 ParentsPlacePeninsula@jfcs.org www.ParentsPlaceOnline.org Contact: Stephanie Agnew Sonoma 1360 N. Dutton Ave., Ste C Santa Rosa, CA 95401<br /> <br /> (707) 571-2048/ Fax: (707) 571-8195 ParentsPlaceSonoma@jfcs.org www.jfcs.org Contact: Diana Klein Family resource center with counseling, parent support groups, educational workshops, consultations, childcare information, drop-in play area, parenting resource library and off-site workplace seminars.<br /> <br /> The PJ Library: Jewish Bedtime Stories & Songs for Families* West Bay Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties 200 North San Pedro Rd. San Rafael, CA 94903<br /> <br /> (415) 499-1223 x8106 Fax: (415) 499-0308 vivienb@sfjcf.org www.pjlibrary.org Contact: Vivien Braly East Bay Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay 300 Grand Ave.<br /> <br /> Oakland, CA 94610<br /> <br /> (510) 839-2900 x238 Fax: (510) 839-3996 Shelley@jfed.org www.pjlibrary.org Contact: Shelley Alexander South Bay Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley 14855 Oka Rd., Ste. 200 Los Gatos, CA 95032<br /> <br /> (408) 358-3033 Fax: (408) 356-0733 RabLeslie@aol.com www.pjlibrary.org Contact: Rabbi Leslie Alexander Sends high-quality Jewish-themed books and music to participating families once per month for two years — and it's absolutely free for families with children from 6 months to 51/2 years.<br /> <br /> Register online.<br /> <br /> Educational Resources Bureau of Jewish Education* 639 14th Ave.<br /> <br /> San Francisco, CA 94118-3599<br /> <br /> (415) 751-6983 Fax: (415) 668-1816 info@bjesf.org www.bjesf.org Executive director: David Waksberg Jewish Community Library, special education, family programs, financial aid for camp and college study. Teen programs include Diller Teen Fellows, Peninsula Havurah High, and Let’s Go: Israel!<br /> <br /> Battat Educational Resource Center 639 14th Ave.<br /> <br /> San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 751-6983 x135 Fax: (415) 668-1816 battatcenter@bjesf.org Director: Michael Lederman Resource center for educators, offering materials and consultations to support effective instruction. Books, music, posters and over 1,000 films available for loan to teachers/educators.<br /> <br /> BJE Peninsula Learning Resource Center 5150 El Camino Real, Bldg. D, Ste. 14 Los Altos, CA 94022<br /> <br /> (650) 938-1843 Fax: (650) 938-1847 sblum@bjesf.org Director: Shlomit Blum Resource center for educators, offering materials and consultations to support effective instruction and curriculum development.<br /> <br /> Books, music, movies, posters for free rental to educators.<br /> <br /> Center for Jewish Living & Learning* 300 Grand Ave. Oakland, CA 94610<br /> <br /> (510) 839-2900 x23 Fax: (510) 839-3996 RabbiBrandt@jfed.org www.jfed.org Contact: Rabbi James Brandt<br /> Jewish educational service for people of all ages and denominations. Community-wide programs; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Alliance; synagogue support services and curriculum library, in-service teacher workshops, special-needs programs, consultation and referral.<br /> <br /> Lends audio and videotapes.<br /> <br /> Institute for Curriculum Services 131 Steuart St., #205 San Francisco, CA 94105<br /> <br /> (415) 369-9978 ext. 101 Fax: (415) 369-9552 acraimer@icsresources.org www.icsresources.org Program development and national outreach: Aliza Craimer Elias National joint initiative by the JCRC and JCPA dedicated to promoting accurate and unbiased information about Jews, Judaism, and Israel in instructional materials, especially textbooks.<br /> <br /> The Curriculum Initiative (TCI) Bay Area Region 639 14th Ave.<br /> <br /> San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 221-2885 Fax: (415) 221-2883 aschrek@tcionline.org www.tcionline.org Bay Area regional director: Adrian Schrek Supports ethics education and Jewish life at independent high schools. Programs include the creation and support of Jewish student groups, assembly speakers, and interschool events.<br /> <br /> The Living Legacy 1267 Townsend Terrace Sunnyvale, CA 94087<br /> <br /> (408) 720-0553 Fax: (408) 481-4774 livinglegacy@chabadsunnyvale.com www.chabadsunnyvale.com Director: Rabbi Yisroel Hecht Holiday and mitzvah workshops for schools, religious schools and youth groups. Students create a mitzvah or holiday article such as matzah, shofar, or tallit at the school location.<br /> <br /> Consists of ten workshops.<br /> Preschools & Day Care Please call individual preschools for times and days of operation.<br /> <br /> SAN FRANCISCO Adath Israel Preschool* 1851 Noriega St., San Francisco, CA 94122 (entrance on corner of 26th and Noriega)<br /> <br /> (415) 759-1195 helen@adathisraelsf.org www.adathisraelpreschool.com Director: Helen Bond Strong emphasis in Hebrew and Jewish traditions through songs, art and activities for ages 2-5. 4/1Teacher/Student ratio, private enclosed playground, pre-care and after-care available. Teachers fluent in English, Hebrew and Russian. Special Friday morning playgroup with Mimi, followed by parent/baby group for ages 0-3.<br /> <br /> Bright Horizons/Marin Day School- Sherith Israel Preschool* Congregation Sherith Israel 2266 California St. San Francisco, CA 94115<br /> <br /> (415) 775-2211/ Fax: (415) 775-1664 On-site contact: Kathleen Herrera-Autumn Offering multicultural early childhood education that is child-centered, handson, experimental, project based, and fun.<br /> <br /> Diverse and inclusive program - all families welcome. Eighteen Bay Area locations.<br /> <br /> Congregation Beth Sholom Preschool Congregation Beth Sholom 301 14th Avenue.<br /> <br /> San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 221-8030/ Fax: (415) 221-3944 Feisenberg@bethsholomsf.org www.bethsholomsf.org Preschool director: Fern M. Eisenberg Preschool for ages 2-5. Innovative family preschool education program.<br /> <br /> Comprehensive early childhood education with a developmental approach.<br /> <br /> Parent/child programs.<br /> <br /> Early Childhood and Family Programs Adath Israel 1851 Noriega St., San Francisco, CA 94122 (entrance on corner of 26th and Noriega)<br /> <br /> (415) 759-1195 helen@adathisraelsf.org Director of early childhood and family education: Helen Bond Contact: Rabbi Joshua Strulowitz Parent/Baby groups for babies birth to 3 years old, Tuesday thru Thursday 10:30-noon, and Friday 10-11:30. Jewish activities, discussion time for parents.<br /> <br /> Music, puppets, parachute, toys and bubbles. Tot Shabbat and Sunday Havdalah programs once per month.<br /> <br /> Emanu-El Preschool Congregation Emanu-El 2 Lake St, San Francisco, CA 94118 <br /> <br /> (415) 751-2541 x118 / Fax: (415) 751-2511 mail@emanuelsf.org www.emanuelsf.org Director of early childhood education: David Worton Early childhood dept. office manager: Maricela Valencia Variety of preschool and early childhood programs. Infant and toddler parent/child programs. Developmentally appropriate preschool, ages 2-5 years 6 months.<br /> <br /> Gan Noe Preschool Chabad Jewish Center - Noe Valley SF 3771 Cesar Chavez, San Francisco, CA 94110<br /> <br /> (415) 821-7046 leah@gannoe.org www.gannoe.org Director: Leah Potash<br /> Home-based preschool in Noe Valley, ages 18 months-4 years. Stimulating and nurturing environment. Songs, nutritious snacks and lunches, yoga, gym, arts. Caring and nurturing teachers.<br /> <br /> Garden of Eden Child Care 423 10th Ave.<br /> <br /> San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 420-5132/ Fax: (415) 668-7015 sarartc@pacbell.net www.RTChabad.org Contact: Sara Hecht Childcare with a heart and soul in a homelike environment. Low teacher to child ratio. Radiating warmth and happiness alive with Jewish values.<br /> <br /> Jewish Community Center of San Francisco – Claude and Louise Rosenberg Early Childhood Education Program* Brotherhood Way Preschool 655 Brotherhood Way San Francisco, CA 94132<br /> <br /> (415) 333-4289/ (415) 292-1283 Fax: (415) 333-4682 jbatlin@jccsf.org www.jccsf.org/ece Site director: Jan Batlin Administrative assist.: Theda Stone Flexible part- and full-day preschool programs and transitional kindergarten for ages 2-5.<br /> <br /> Helen Diller Family Preschool 3200 California St. San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 292-1291/ Fax: (415) 276-1553 adeville@jccsf.org www.jccsf.org/ece Site director: Annette DeVille Administrative assist.:: Christina Kou Part-time preschool and transitional kindergarten programs for ages 2-5.<br /> <br /> Afternoon enrichment program available.<br /> <br /> Rosenberg Early Childhood Center 325 Arguello Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 386-4990/ Fax: (415) 386-1149 ipollack@jccsf.org www.jccsf.org/ece Site director: Ilene Pollack Administrative assistant: Carol Kroot Year-round, full-day preschool for ages 2-5. JCCSF preschools are guided by Jewish values and culture and inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education.<br /> <br /> Lisa Kampner Hebrew Academy 645 14th Ave.<br /> <br /> San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 752-9583 Fax: (415) 752-5851 lisakampnerhebrewacademy@yahoo.com www.hebrewacademy.com Preschool director: Isabel Lipner Traditional Jewish ethical values taught. Small classes. Extended day care available. Snacks and hot lunches provided. Scholarships available.<br /> <br /> Shalom School* 862 28th Ave.<br /> <br /> San Francisco, CA 94121<br /> <br /> (415) 831-8399 Fax: (415) 831-8366 shalomschool@gmail.com www.shalomschoolsf.com Director: Hinda Langer Warm, stimulating learning/ play environment with Jewish values and celebrations. Pre-K teacher won Diller Award. Age groups for 18 months to 5 years. PT/FT.<br /> <br /> English, Russian, Hebrew spoken.<br /> Sherith Israel Early Childhood Program 2266 California St. San Francisco, CA 94115<br /> <br /> (415) 346-1720 x32/ Fax: (415) 673-9439 ndrapin@sherithisrael.org www.sherithisrael.org Early childhood educator: Meredith Reich Executive director: Nancy Drapin Parent/baby groups for babies birth to 2 years. Jewish activities, music, games, puppets and toys. Sherith Israel-Marin Day preschool campus, designated Jewish preschool classrooms, pre-K and K-level religious school, special groups and activities for the parents of young children.<br /> <br /> EAST BAY Beth El Nursery School Congregation Beth El 1301 Oxford St. Berkeley, CA 94709-1424<br /> <br /> (510) 848-942/ Fax: (510) 848-2707 barbara@bethelberkeley.org www.bethelberkeley.org Director: Barbara Kanter Full- and half-day programs for ages 2-5.<br /> <br /> Beth Emek Preschool Congregation Beth Emek 3400 Nevada Court Pleasanton, CA 94566<br /> <br /> (925) 931-1055/ (925) 931-1056 Fax: (925) 931-1054 bethemek@bethemek.org www.bethemek.org Director: Melinda McDonald Developmental program for ages 2 years 9 months-5 years. Children learn about their heritage and their world through arts and crafts, cooking, music and dramatic play.<br /> <br /> Beth Sholom Preschool 642 Dolores Ave.<br /> <br /> San Leandro, CA 94577<br /> <br /> (510) 357-7920/ Fax: (510) 357-1375 www.TBSSanLeandro.org Preschool director: Edna Vaknin Enriching preschool program for ages 2-<br /> <br /> 6. Children not toilet trained accepted.<br /> <br /> Shabbat and holidays celebrated.<br /> <br /> Developmentally appropriate curriculum.<br /> <br /> Congregation Netivot Shalom Preschool 1316 University Ave. Berkeley, CA 94702<br /> <br /> (510) 549-9447 x110 Fax: (510) 549-9448 preschool@netivotshalom.org www.netivothsalom.org<br /> Play-based, developmentally appropriate program rich in Jewish culture, tradition and the Hebrew language for ages 2-pre-K. Supported by a special group of staff and parents in a warm synagogue environment.<br /> <br /> Contra Costa JCC Preschool Contra Costa JCC 2071 Tice Valley Blvd. Walnut Creek, CA 94595<br /> <br /> (925) 938-7800/ Fax: (925) 937-0765 barbarac@ccjcc.org www.ccjcc.org Early childhood center director: Barbara Chotiner Developmentally appropriate play-andlearn preschool, toddler, kindergarten and enrichment programs for ages 15 months-6 years. Full-day and part-time care available. Infant care for ages 8 weeks to 14 months (full-time only).<br /> <br /> Gan Avraham Nursery School* Temple Beth Abraham Mail to: 336 Euclid Ave, Oakland, CA 94610<br /> <br /> (510) 763-7528/ (510) 832-0936 Fax: (510) 832-4930 wendy@tbaoakland.org www.tbaoakland.org Director: Wendy Siver Developmentally appropriate preschool for ages 2-5. Children experience the richness and variety of Jewish life. Fullor part-day available.<br /> <br /> Gan B’nai Shalom* Congregation B’nai Shalom 74 Eckley Lane Walnut Creek, CA 94596<br /> <br /> (925) 933-7633/ Fax: (925) 934-9450 lizbkaufman@gmail.com www.bshalom.org Director: Liz Kaufman Contact: Rabbi Jennifer Flam Part-time developmental preschool program for ages 2-5 years. Providing children a foundation to grow educationally, socially, and spiritually.<br /> <br /> Gan Chabad Preschool Chabad of the Tri-Valley 784 Palomino Dr. Pleasanton, CA 94566<br /> <br /> (925) 846-0700 preschool@jewishtrivalley.com www.jewishtrivalley.com/preschool Contact: Fruma Rosnick Nourishing spirits, engaging minds, harnessing curiosity, and imbues a love for Judaism, God and the Torah.<br /> <br /> Ganeinu Shabbat for Toddlers and Babies Temple Isaiah 3800 Mt. Diablo Blvd Lafayette, CA 94549<br /> <br /> (925) 283-8575 x 342 Fax: (925) 283-8355 ganeinu@temple-isaiah.org www.temple-isaiah.org Contact: Denise Moyes-Schnur Weekly Shabbat-focused play program for children 12-24 months and their caregiver. Skilled instructor offers Jewish education, community-building and a variety of fun activities. Fridays, 9:15-10:45 a.m. Baby group also offered for parents and their infants under 1 year, 10:45-11:45 a.m. Open to the community.<br /> <br /> Gan Ilan Temple Isaiah 3800 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, CA 94549<br /> <br /> (925) 284-8453<br /> <br /> (925) 283-8575 Fax: (925) 283-8355 ganilan@temple-isaiah.org www.temple-isaiah.org Director: Denise Moyes-Schnur Developmental preschool program with an emphasis on the beauty of the Jewish tradition. Early morning and afternoon extended care available.<br /> <br /> Gan Mah Tov* Beth Jacob Congregation 3778 Park Blvd.<br /> <br /> Oakland, CA 94610<br /> <br /> (510) 530-2146/ Fax: (510) 482-2374 ganmahtov@bethjacoboakland.org www.ganmahtov.org Contact: Cheryl Schwarz Year-round developmental preschool program for ages 2 years-pre-K. Fullor part-day available. Emphasizing social development, emotional expression and Jewish values/traditions.<br /> <br /> Gan Sameach Preschool & Daycare Temple Beth Torah 42000 Paseo Padre Parkway Fremont, CA 94539 Mail to: PO Box 6017 Fremont, CA 94538<br /> <br /> (510) 651-5833 Fax: (510) 656-5380 gsameach@sbcglobal.net www.gansameach.org Director: Beth Miller Developmental program for ages 2 years-6 years. Diapers okay.<br /> <br /> Experienced teachers provide extended day care.<br /> <br /> Gan Shalom Preschool Congregation Beth Israel 2230 Jefferson Ave. Berkeley, CA 94703<br /> <br /> (510) 848-3298 Fax: (510) 843-5058 office@cbiberkeley.org www.cbiberkeley.org Director: Laura Lipman Developmental program for ages 2 years 9 months-5 years. Enriched curriculum focuses on Judaica in a play-based, homelike setting. Morning program with extended day care available.<br /> <br /> JCC of the East Bay Preschool JCC of the East Bay 1414 Walnut St. Berkeley, CA 94709<br /> <br /> (510) 848-023 Fax: (510) 848-0170 ronniej@jcceastbay.org www.jcceastbay.org Children’s services dir.: Ronnie Jacobs Full- or part-time developmental preschool and extended care program for ages 2-6 based on Jewish culture and heritage.<br /> <br /> Temple Sinai Preschool<br /> <br /> P. O. Box 13315 #408 Oakland, CA 94661<br /> <br /> (510) 451-3263 Fax: (510) 465-0603 michelle@oaklandsinai.org www.TempleSinaiPreschool.org Director: Michelle Tirella Green For full- or part-time students with extended care program. Developmental program for ages 2-5. Open to members or non-members.<br /> <br /> MARIN/NORTH BAY Beth Ami Community Nursery School Congregation Beth Ami 4676 Mayette Ave.<br /> <br /> Santa Rosa, CA 95405 Nursery School: (707) 360-3030 Beth Ami: (707) 360-3000 Fax: (707) 360-3003 ns@bethamisr.org Director: Jean Rudy Toddler care, preschool and day care.<br /> <br /> Summer program.<br /> Early Childhood Education Center Osher Marin JCC 200 North San Pedro Rd. San Rafael, CA 94903<br /> <br /> (415) 444-8000<br /> <br /> (415) 444-8040 Fax: (415) 491-1235 dburg-schnirman@marinjcc.org www.marinjcc.org Director: Deborah Burg-Schnirman Learning influenced by Jewish heritage and dedicated to the uniqueness and diversity of each person.<br /> <br /> Gan Israel Preschool B’nai Israel Jewish Center 740 Western Ave. Petaluma, CA 94952<br /> <br /> (707) 763-5136 Fax: (866) 482-1990 leslee@bnaiisrael.net www.bnaiisrael.net Director: Leslee Lauritzen Open to all faiths; ages 2-5 years; teacher to student ratio 1:6; additional days and early care available upon request; in-house gymnastics program; kindergarten readiness; 2-5 day program available; hours 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gan Israel Preschool Chabad of Marin 1055 Las Ovejas Rd. San Rafael, CA 94903<br /> <br /> (415) 507-0460 gittel@jewishlantern.org www.ganisraelsanrafael.com Director: Gittel Rice Ages 18 months to 5 years. A developmentally appropriate preschool program that introduces young children to the joyous traditions of Judaism.<br /> <br /> Southern Marin Jewish Community Preschool Cong. Kol Shofar 215 Blackfield Dr. Tiburon, CA 94920 Mail to: Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Rd. San Rafael, CA 94903<br /> <br /> (415) 388-1409<br /> <br /> (415) 444-8040 dburg-schnirman@marinjcc.org www.marinjcc.org Director: Hadassah Goldstein Contact: Michele Gorman Toddler and preschool programs.<br /> <br /> Inspired by Jewish values and traditions.<br /> <br /> Children from all religious faiths and backgrounds are welcome. Values and ethics-based curriculum.<br /> Chai Preschool Chabad of the North Peninsula 499 Boothbay Ave.,Foster City, CA 94404 Mail to: 1670 S. Amphlett Blvd., #125 San Mateo, CA 94402<br /> <br /> (650) 345-CHAI (2424) info@chaischool.com www.chaischool.com Director: Esther Marcus Innovative, serving the Jewish community of the North Peninsula with excellence in early childhood education. Enrichment includes P.E. and music specialists.<br /> <br /> Congregation Beth Jacob Preschool 1550 Alameda de las Pulgas Redwood City, CA 94061<br /> <br /> (650) 366-8481 Fax: (650) 366-4629 ann@bethjacobrwc.org www.bethjacobrwc.org Director: Ann Cauterucci Warm, nurturing environment and community for children 18 months to 5 years and their families. Morning program, small class size, excellent teacher/child ratios.<br /> <br /> Early Childhood Development Center Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center 14855 Oka Rd., Ste. 201 Los Gatos, CA 95032<br /> <br /> (408) 358-3636 Fax: (408) 358-5926 cyndi@svjcc.org www.svjcc.org Director early childhood: Cyndi Sherman Coordinator extended day: Shana Henika Fully licensed Jewish preschool and day care for ages 2-5. Preschool includes Parent & Me classes. Summer camp and extended care available.<br /> <br /> Gan Ami Early Childhood Program Congregation Beth Am 26790 Arastradero Rd. Los Altos Hills, CA 94022<br /> <br /> (650) 493-4661 x256 Fax: (650) 494-8248 srmaleson@betham.org www.betham.org Contact: Sherrie Rose Maleson New program for young children in collaboration with the ALSJCC.<br /> <br /> Parent-toddler groups, a two-day morning class for 2-year olds, and a two-day morning class for 3-yearolds.<br /> <br /> Classes for older children in the following years.<br /> <br /> Gan Aviv* South Peninsula Hebrew Day School 1030 Astoria Dr. Sunnyvale, CA 94087<br /> <br /> (408) 738-3060 Fax: (408) 738-0237 ece@sphds.org sphds.org Director: Barbara Goldstein Developmental Jewish preschool program with learning centers and motivational activities for ages 2-5.<br /> <br /> Extended day care available.<br /> <br /> Ganon Early Childhood Education Center Peninsula Temple Beth El 1700 Alameda de las Pulgas San Mateo, CA 94403<br /> <br /> (650) 349-4911 Fax: (650) 570-7183 bpersin@ptbe.org www.ptbe.org Site director: Barbara Persin Youth director: Kathy Pollack Full-time infant/toddler and preschool center. Ages 3 months-5 years.<br /> Peninsula JCC Preschool 800 Foster City Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404<br /> <br /> (650) 378-2670 Fax: (650) 378-2699 jgarb@pjcc.org www.pjcc.org Director: Judy Garb Assistant director: Ellen Lefkowitz Toddler playgroup, full- or part-time preschool and enrichment classes.<br /> <br /> Specialists in P.E. and music. Schoolyear program and summer camp. High teacher/student ratio, exciting Jewish curriculum.<br /> <br /> Peninsula Temple Sholom Preschool* 1655 Sebastian Dr. Burlingame, CA 94010<br /> <br /> (650) 697-2279 Fax: (650) 697-0531 Preschool@sholom.org www.sholom.org Director: Cindy Common Atractive facility. Bouncing with Babies and Parent/Toddler program. Morning preschool. Extended afternoon enrichment.<br /> <br /> NAEYC accredited. Transitional kindergarten.<br /> <br /> Sinai Nursery School Congregation Sinai 1532 Willowbrae San Jose, CA 95125<br /> <br /> (408) 264-8486 Fax: (408) 264-4316 director@sinainurseryschool.org www.sinainurseryschool.org Director: Miki Gurantz Developmentally appropriate curriculum in small, nurturing environment which models and teaches Jewish values. Ages 2 years to pre-K.<br /> <br /> Full-day or part-time. Extended care available.<br /> <br /> Temple Emanu-El Preschool 1010 University Ave. San Jose, CA 95126-1842<br /> <br /> (408) 293-8660<br /> <br /> (408) 292-0939 Fax: (408) 200-1164 Barbara@templesanjose.org www.templesanjose.org Preschool director: Barbara Smead Award-winning fully accredited preschool, well-equipped facility; professional staff. Provides stimulating program with strong Jewish content.<br /> T’enna Preschool* Oshman Family JCC (formerly Albert L. Schultz JCC) 4000 Middlefield Rd., Bldg. R Palo Alto, CA 94303<br /> <br /> (650) 213-9316 Fax: (650) 213-8136 info@paloaltojcc.org www.paloaltojcc.org Director: Caren Gans Business manager: Jennifer Giobres Infant/toddler playgroups, full- or part-time preschool, Hebrew immersion, afterschool enrichment, summer programs. Award-winning program focuses on individual needs as well as creating community.<br /> <br /> Torah Academy Preschool 3070 Louis Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303<br /> <br /> (650) 493-0146/ (650) 494-2737 Fax: (650) 493-3425 chabad1@pacbell.net Dean: Rabbi Yosef Levin Preschool Torah and secular education.<br /> <br /> Academic achievement, spiritual positive, attitudes toward Judaism, ethics and good behavior.<br /> <br /> SANTA CRUZ & MONTEREY Simcha Preschool Temple Beth El/JCC 3055 Porter Gulch Rd. Aptos, CA 95003<br /> <br /> (831) 479-3449/ Fax: (831) 475-7246 director@simchakids.org www.simchakids.org Director: Silvia Ferguson Full- or part-time. NAEYC and BJE accredited. Parent participation. Ages 2-5 years 6 months.<br /> Day Schools & High Schools SAN FRANCISCO Bais Menachem Day School 834 28th Ave.<br /> <br /> San Francisco, CA 94121 <br /> <br /> (415) 831-8322 Fax: (415) 831-8366 baismenachemsf@gmail.com Judaics director: Rabbi Potash Judaic and secular program for grades K and up. Campus close to tennis, basketball courts and Golden Gate Park. Hebrew language, art and music.<br /> <br /> Brandeis Hillel Day School* San Francisco Campus 655 Brotherhood Way San Francisco, CA 94132<br /> <br /> (415) 406-1035 Fax: (415) 584-1099 tlowenthal@bhds.org www.bhds.org Head of school: Chaim Heller Director of admissions: Tania Lowenthal Coeducational independent K-8 Jewish day school, integrated curriculum, afterschool program and bus service.<br /> <br /> Accredited by CAIS and WASC. Stateof- the art building.<br /> <br /> Financial Aid/Scholarships* Bureau of Jewish Education 639 14th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 751-6983 x107 finaid@bjesf.org www.bjesf.org Contact: Janet Rothman Day school scholarships available through the Community Jewish Day School Scholarship Fund (CJDSSF).<br /> <br /> Please apply through your school.<br /> <br /> Apply online.<br /> <br /> Jewish Community High School of the Bay* 1835 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA 94115 <br /> <br /> (415) 345-9777 Fax: (415) 345-1888 mlevin@jchsofthebay.org www.jchsofthebay.org Admissions director: Marcia Levin Head of school: Rabbi Howard Ruben Provides a rigorous general studies program combined with thoughtprovoking Jewish studies. Emphasizes critical, independent and creative thinking while supporting each individual’s quest for excellence. Dynamic arts, athletics, community outreach, student- run clubs and experiential learning trip throughout the U.S. Lisa Kampner Hebrew Academy 645 14th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94118 <br /> <br /> (415) 752-9583 Fax: (415) 752-5851 lisakampnerhebrewacademy@yahoo.com www.hebrewacademy.com Dean: Rabbi Pinchas Lipner Academic, traditional religious and multilingual educational program with strong ethical and Jewish values. Nursery-12th grades. Scholarships available.<br /> <br /> EAST BAY Contra Costa Jewish Day School* 3800 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Mail to: P.O. Box 195, Lafayette, CA 94549<br /> <br /> (925) 284-8288/ Fax: (925) 284-8289 info@ccjds.org www.ccjds.org Head of school: Dean Goldfein Admissions director: Amy Wittenberg Community day school, grades K-8.<br /> <br /> Academic excellence in general and Jewish studies, including science, technology, music, drama and art. Small class sizes with credentialed, experienced teachers.<br /> <br /> Oakland Hebrew Day School* 5500 Redwood Rd., Oakland, CA 94619<br /> <br /> (510) 531-8600 Fax: (510) 531-8686 office@ohds.org www.ohds.org Director: Mark Shinar Admissions director: Melanie Marcus Modern Orthodox K-8 day school serving families from across the Bay Area. Comprehensive general/Judaic studies program enriched with specialty classes (art, music, performing arts, physical education and computer technology).<br /> <br /> Inclusive and diverse community, afterschool club program, small classes, resource room.<br /> <br /> Tehiyah Day School* Jewish Community Day School K-8 2603 Tassajara Ave. El Cerrito, CA 94530<br /> <br /> (510) 233-3013/ Fax: (510) 233-0171 autstein@tehiyah.org www.tehiyah.org Head of school: Bathea Jam<br /> Instills joy of learning through active inquiry, Jewish values, and diversity.<br /> <br /> Dynamic general/Judaic curriculum is enriched by the arts, athletics, technology, and afterschool program.<br /> <br /> MARIN/NORTH BAY Brandeis Hillel Day School* Marin Campus 180 North San Pedro Rd. San Rafael, CA 94903<br /> <br /> (415) 472-1833/ Fax: (415) 491-1317 Sdenker@bhds.org www.bhds.org Head of campus: Hamutal Gavish Head of school: Chaim Heller Director of Admissions: Sheryl Denker Celebrating 46 years serving students grades K-8 with a rigorous general and Judaic program. Enrichment including physical education, technology, visual and performing arts, library and outdoor education.<br /> <br /> Accredited by CAIS and WASC.<br /> <br /> PENINSULA/SOUTH BAY Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School* 450 San Antonio Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94306<br /> <br /> (650) 494-8200/ (650) 494-8200 x104 Fax: (650) 424-0714 adminssions@hausner.com www.hausner.com Admission director: Aileen Mitchner Academic excellence integrated with Jewish values. Innovative programs in state-of-the-art facilities. Exceptional faculty. Low student-teacher ratios.<br /> <br /> Kindergarten-8th grade.<br /> <br /> Kehillah Jewish High School* 3900 Fabian Way Palo Alto, CA 94303<br /> <br /> (650) 213-9600/ Fax: (650) 213-9601 info@kehillah.org www.kehillah.org Head of school: Lillian Howard Director of admissions: Marily Lerner College preparatory Jewish community high school. State-of-the-art campus. AP and honors courses. Sports, clubs, performing and fine arts. Co-ed grades 9-12.<br /> <br /> Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School* 800 Foster City Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404<br /> <br /> (650) 378-2600/ (650) 378-2635 Fax: (650) 378-2669 info@wornickjds.org www.wornickjds.org Head of school: Susan Weintrob Director of admissions: Judy Thalheimer K-8 community school since 1986.<br /> <br /> Supports academic excellence and Jewish values. Nurturing, child-centered environment.<br /> <br /> Accredited by the CAIS and WASC.<br /> <br /> Member of Peninsula and Jewish Community Day School Network.<br /> <br /> South Peninsula Hebrew Day School* 1030 Astoria Dr. Sunnyvale, CA 94087<br /> <br /> (408) 738-3060 Fax: (408) 738-0237 info@sphds.org www.sphds.org Headmaster: Rabbi Avi Schochet Rigorous Jewish and general studies education nurturing growth in Torah study and identification with the Jewish people; its language, Hebrew; and its state, Israel.<br /> <br /> Yavneh Day School* 14855 Oka Rd. Los Gatos, CA 95032<br /> <br /> (408) 984-6700 Fax: (408) 984-3696 info@yavnehdayschool.org www.yavnehdayschool.org Head of school: Steven R. Bogad Business manager: Melissa Fehl Excellence in general, Jewish and Hebrew studies within a nurturing environment. Grades junior K-8.<br /> <br /> Solomon Schechter-affiliated school open to all Jewish children.<br /> <br /> Accredited by CAIS.<br /> <br /> Special Needs Support Bureau of Jewish Education 639 14th Ave.<br /> <br /> San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 751-6983 x122 Fax: (415) 668-1816 fkupferman@bjesf.org www.bjesf.org Contact: Flora Kupferman Special education opportunities for children with learning disabilities in congregational schools. Judaic and Hebrew curriculum, bar/bat mitzvah training. Consultation, workshops and educational resources for parents and teachers. Shabbat family camp weekend for children with disabilities and their families.<br /> <br /> Shabbat Weekend for Children with Disabilities and their Families Family camp weekend. Activities include singing, arts and crafts, hiking, Shabbat and Havdalah, group-times for children, adults, and families.<br /> <br /> The Friendship Circle San Francisco 834 28th Ave.<br /> <br /> San Francisco, CA 94121<br /> <br /> (415) 624-7192 info@friendshiopcireclesf.org www.friendshiopcireclesf.org Contact: Miryum Mochkin Peninsula 3900 Fabian Way Palo Alto, CA 94303<br /> <br /> (650) 858-6990/ Fax: (650) 493-3425 info@bayareafc.org www.bayareafc.org Contacts: Ezzy Schusterman Nechama Schusterman Unique organization designed to foster relationships between community teenagers and children/teens with special needs through weekly home visits and year-round programs.<br /> <br /> Fun and Fitness with Friends Addison-Penzak JCC of Silicon Valley 14855 Oka Rd. Los Gatos, CA 95032<br /> <br /> (408) 358-3636 Andrew@svjcc.org www.svjcc.org Fitness and recreation program designed for children ages 6-12, with developmental disabilities, who will work one-on-one with trained volunteers to complete various physical and social activities.<br /> <br /> Koach l’Lamed l’Kulam/The Power to Teach All of Our Children Center for Jewish Living & Learning 300 Grand Ave.<br /> <br /> Oakland, CA 94610<br /> <br /> (510) 839-2900 x231 Fax: (510) 839-3996 www.jfed.org Executive director: Rabbi James Brandt Through the CJLL Special Needs Initiative, the Center for Jewish Living and Learning supports special education in Jewish day schools, congregational religious schools and Midrasha community high school programs by providing teacher training, professional consultation, and programmatic and curricular enhancements.<br /> Parents Place Center for Special Needs Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties 1710 Scott St. San Francisco, CA 94115 SF: (415) 359-2454 Marin: (415) 491-7959 amyw@jfcs.org www.jfcs.org Director, SF: Janina Nadaner Director, Peninsula: Nirit Zandman Peninsula: (650) 931-1840.<br /> <br /> Comprehensive services and support for children with special needs and their families.<br /> <br /> Religious School for Everyone Congregation Sherith Israel 2266 California St. San Francisco, CA 94115<br /> <br /> (415) 346-1720 x28 Fax: (415) 673-9439 nsgomes@sherithisrael.org www.sherithisrael.org Contact: Nancy Sheftel-Gomes With the assistance of classroom aides, modifications, individualized plans and specially trained tutors, parent support and networking, special needs students work with the cantor, the rabbis and a special educator to facilitate the bar/bat mitzvah experience.<br /> <br /> Religious School for Special Needs Chabad of the North Peninsula 1670 S. Amphlett Blvd., #125 San Mateo, CA 94402<br /> <br /> (650) 341-4510 emarcus@chabadnp.com Contacts: Rabbi Yossi Marcus Rabbi Moshe Weinbaum Geared toward Jewish children with emotional or developmental disabilities.<br /> <br /> The school meets on Mondays 4-5:30 p.m. during the school year.<br /> <br /> Special Needs Program Temple Sinai Religious School<br /> <br /> P. O. Box 13315 #408 Oakland, CA 94661<br /> <br /> (510) 451-3263 Fax: (510) 465-0603 latrell@oaklandsinai.org www.oaklandsinai.org Contacts: Ophira Druch Sue Bojdak Mainstream special needs program for grades K-7 within a Sunday morning and afternoon religious/Hebrew school. On-site learning specialist and special-needs tutors. Includes bar/bat mitzvah training.<br /> <br /> Youth Programs JVS (Jewish Vocational Service) 225 Bush St., Ste. 400 San Francisco, CA 94104<br /> <br /> (415) 782-6279/ Fax: (415) 391-3617 khickey@jvs.org www.jvs.org Dir. Of youth programs: Kevin Hickey Employment and education programs for youth with disabilities, including job skills classes, paid internships, job placement, higher education, computer skills training, and transition programs for youth exiting high school.<br /> <br /> Afterschool Programs SAN FRANCISCO Jewish Community Center of San Francisco* 3200 California St. San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 292-1200/ Fax: (415) 276-1561 www.jccsf.org Afterschool Sports and Recreation Programs Athletic director: Craig Salgado Recreation director: Suzy Palmer Comprehensive sports, recreational and fine arts programs for children ages 3-16. Sports teams and leagues, classes in art, dance, gymnastics, swimming and more.<br /> <br /> Havurah Youth Center<br /> <br /> (415) 292-1210 mcolburn@jccsf.org www.jccsf.org/hyc Program manager: Mick Colburn Afterschool enrichment for grades K-6. Jewish culture and tradition through a multicultural, arts-oriented program that includes active play and homework time. Connections to San Francisco Unified School District and MUNI. Three-five days per week. Access to JCCSF recreation programs.<br /> <br /> Tikvah School of Music and Dance<br /> <br /> (415) 292-1285 Fax: (415) 276-1554 ztartakovsky@jccsf.org www.jccsf.org/tikvah Contacts: Zhenya Tartakovsky Gina Zhilitskaya Bicultural youth program for ages<br /> <br /> 2. 5-17, emphasizing participation in the performing arts and connecting Jewish identity to Russian culture through weekly Shabbat celebrations and holiday programs.<br /> <br /> Richmond Torah Center of Chabad 423 10th Ave.<br /> <br /> San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 518-1931 Fax: (415) 668-7015 chayahecht@gmail.com www.rtchabad.org Contact: Chaya Hecht<br /> Youth clubs for kids ages 3-15. Special bat mitzvah club. For kids of all backgrounds and schooling. Meets monthly for fun-filled activities with Jewish themes.<br /> <br /> EAST BAY Center Stage Afterschool Program JCC of the East Bay 1414 Walnut St. Berkeley, CA 94709<br /> <br /> (510) 848-0237 x130/ Fax: (510) 848-0170 michelel@jcceastbay.org www.jcceastbay.org Director: Michele Levine Afternoon care, grades K-6 Jewish enrichment program, winter and spring camps. Berkeley, Albany and West Contra Costa.<br /> <br /> Olam Yeladim JCC of the East Bay 4500 Redwood Rd. Oakland, CA 94619<br /> <br /> (510) 530-9222 nancyz@jcceastbay.com www.jcceastbay.org Site director: Nancy Zerner Daily afterschool care with transportation from multiple Oakland schools for grades K-5. Enrichment workshops, holiday programs, winter, spring and summer camps K-9.<br /> <br /> PENINSULA/SOUTH BAY Sports and Recreation Oshman Family JCC (formerly Albert L. Schultz JCC) 4000 Middlefield Rd., Bldg. R Palo Alto, CA 94303<br /> <br /> (650) 852-3555/ Fax: (650) 493-1187 info@paloaltojcc.org www.paloaltojcc.org Director: Jon Ratshin Offers a range of recreation and sports programs for preschoolers - teens.<br /> <br /> Fencing, basketball, martial arts, birthday parties, JCC Maccabi games and Artsfest.<br /> <br /> Sports and Recreation Peninsula JCC 800 Foster City Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404<br /> <br /> (650) 212-PJCC(7522) Fax: (650) 378-2799 rgoldstein@pjcc.org www.pjcc.org Contact: Rona Goldstein Wide array of year-round sports and recreation programs for all ages, offering a fun and competitive environment to learn, explore and compete in a positive, structured atmosphere.<br /> <br /> Hebrew & Sunday Schools Listings below include only independent Hebrew and Sunday schools.<br /> <br /> Many Bay Area Chabad locations offer independent Sunday schools with no membership required. For information on congregation-affiliated schools, call individual synagogues listed in Chapter 4, Religious Life & Congregations.<br /> <br /> East Bay Kinderschul 318 Athol Ave.<br /> <br /> Oakland, CA 94606<br /> <br /> (510) 465-7911 gtenney@earthlink.net Director: Gerry Tenney Secular progressive program, Yiddishfriendly.<br /> <br /> Holidays, history, literature, music and art, bar/bat mitzvah classes.<br /> <br /> At the JCC of the East Bay.<br /> <br /> Jewish Arts & Culture School 1743 Oregon St. Berkeley, CA 94703<br /> <br /> (510) 644-2956/ (510) 704-9687 Fax: (510) 704-1767 moretorah@aol.com www.chochmat.org Director: Cantor Sara Shendelman, M.A. Afterschool, Sunday program. Ages 3-16.<br /> <br /> Bar/bat mitzvah preparation and ceremonies. Toddler group. Holidays, ethics, Hebrew, drama, music. Small, spiritual classes. Non-denominational.<br /> <br /> L’Chaim Hebrew School 2424 Clement St. San Francisco, CA 94121<br /> <br /> (415) 279-4037 sfhebrewschool@gmail.com www.sfhebrewschool.com Contacts: Rabbi Daniel Rabin Sarah Rabin Two-hour programs on Sunday for ages 4-6, 7-10 and 11-13. Holidays, prayer, Torah stories and Hebrew.<br /> <br /> B’nai mitzvah training.<br /> <br /> Palo Alto School for Jewish Education* 4000 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303<br /> <br /> (650) 444-2117 pasje18@gmail.com www.pasje.org Director: Cathy Taylor Independent, non-profit Sunday school for preschool and grades K-8. History, culture, ethics, Hebrew and pre-bar/bat mitzvah preparation. Families celebrate holidays together. Active parent group.<br /> <br /> Interfaith families encouraged.<br /> <br /> Midrashot & Havurot Midrashot and Havurot (community high school programs) offer classes and service opportunities for teens.<br /> <br /> Congregation Sherith Israel High School 2266 California St. San Francisco, CA 94115<br /> <br /> (415) 346-1720 x28 Fax: (415) 673-9439 nsgomes@sherithisrael.org www.sherithisrael.org Principal: Nancy Sheftel-Gomes Tuesday evening high school program open to all Jewish high school students regardless of synagogue affiliation, combining serious Jewish study, social action and social interaction.<br /> <br /> Department of Youth Services Center for Jewish Living & Learning and East Bay Synagogues 300 Grand Ave.<br /> <br /> Oakland, CA 94610<br /> <br /> (510) 839-2900 x234 Fax: (510) 839-3996 erica@jfed.org www.jfed.org Director: Erica Zilbermann Weekend retreats and leadership opportunities associated with the four Midrasha education programs for grades 8-12. Additional programs include winter social breaks, 11th and 12th grade leadership development programs, wilderness camping experiences, as well as trips to Washington,<br /> <br /> D. C., and Israel.<br /> <br /> Midrasha in Berkeley 1301 Oxford St. Berkeley, CA 94709-1424<br /> (510) 843-4667 Fax: (510) 843-4642 diane@midrasha.org www.midrasha.org Director: Diane Bernbaum Midrasha in Contra Costa 74 Eckley Lane Walnut Creek, CA 94596<br /> <br /> (925) 944-4701/ Fax: (925) 944-4703 office@ccmidrasha.org www.ccmidrasha.org Director: Devra Aarons Midrasha in Oakland c/o Temple Sinai at Merritt College 12500 Campus Dr. Oakland, CA 94619-3605<br /> <br /> (510) 201-6692/ Fax: (510) 465-0603 midrasha-oak@oaklandsinai.org www.oaklandsinai.org/midrasha/ midrasha1.htm Director: Kendra Lubalin Midrasha Tri-Valley/Tri-Cities c/o Congregation Beth Emek 3400 Nevada Ct. Pleasanton, CA 94566<br /> <br /> (925) 549-1664/ Fax: (925) 931-1054 midrashatvtc@gmail.com Director: Day Schildkret President: Monica Wolfish Jewish Teen Revolution, with expert teachers, spirit-filled weekend retreats, and fun with Jewish friends. Meets Sunday evenings, 7:15-9:15 p.m. Peninsula Havurah High Bureau of Jewish Education 639 14th Ave.<br /> <br /> San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 751-6983 x111 Fax: (415) 668-1816 djacoby@bjesf.org www.bjesf.org Contact: Debby Jacoby Community supplementary Jewish educational program open to all teens in grades 9-12. Community service option. Meets Wednesday evenings at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.<br /> <br /> Teen Programs Most JCCs and congregations have programs for youths and teens. See Chapter 4, Religious Life and Congregations, and JCCs in Chapter 5, Agencies & Organizations, for more information.<br /> <br /> Some of the following listings are provided as a courtesy to our advertisers.<br /> <br /> B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO)* East Bay 2071 Tice Valley Blvd.<br /> <br /> Walnut Creek, CA 94595<br /> <br /> (510) 676-9067/ ssturm@bbyo.org Program associate: Sarah Sturm North Peninsula/San Francisco 1710 South Amphlett Blvd., Ste. 217 San Mateo, CA 94402<br /> <br /> (650) 627-8560/ Fax: (650) 627-8562 skletter@bbyo.org www.crwbbyo.org Program associate: Shanie Kletter South Bay 14855 Oka Rd. Los Gatos, CA 95032<br /> <br /> (408) 357-7426/ Fax: (408) 358-7311 jpottel@bbyo.org Program director: Jill Pottel BBYO is a pluralistic; open to any Jewish teen in high school with Teen Connection for 6th -8th grade.<br /> <br /> Focus: leadership and engaging teens in Jewish experiences.<br /> Center for Jewish Living and Learning 300 Grand Ave. Oakland, CA 94610<br /> <br /> (510) 839-2900 x234 / Fax: (510) 839-3996 midrasha@jfed.org www.jfed.org Dir. Of youth services: Erica Zilbermann Programs include retreat weekends and social action programming for teens; backpacking and trekking for 8th-graders; Washington, D.C., trip for grades 11-12.<br /> <br /> Chaverim Congregation Shomrei Torah 2600 Bennett Valley Rd. Santa Rosa, CA 95404<br /> <br /> (707) 578-5519/ Fax: (707) 578-3967 sbenson@pacbell.net www.shomreitorah.org/chaverim.html Director: Rick Concoff Provides Sonoma County teens with social, leadership, social action, and informal educational programs for grades 8-12. Bi-monthly activities include trips, discussions, teen services, hikes and family events.<br /> <br /> Club 18 Teen Program* Jewish Community Center of San Francisco 3200 California St. San Francisco, CA 94118 Teen Center Line: (415) 292-1281/<br /> <br /> (415) 292-1261/ Fax: (415) 276-1560 club18@jccsf.org www.jccsf.org/club18 Teen program manager: Alan Scher After-school and weekend programming for grades 6-12. Shabbat, dance, leadership, community service and a free after school Chill Hours program for grades 6-8.<br /> <br /> Diller Teen Fellows* Bureau of Jewish Education and The Israel Center 639 14th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 751-6983 x120 / Fax: (415) 668-1816 ehymen@bjesf.org www.dillerteens.org Director: Erica Hymen Twelve-month leadership development program for 11th/12th-graders focusing on social action, American-Israeli relations, community involvement and Jewish learning; includes a three-week summer seminar in Israel.<br /> <br /> Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties 121 Steuart St. San Francisco, CA 94105<br /> <br /> (415) 512-6432 Fax: (415) 495-2753 robync@sfjcf.org www.sfjcf.org/diller/teenawards Director: Nicole Miller Program assistant: Robyn Carmel Recognizes up to five Jewish teens from throughout California for exceptional community service and outstanding leadership in helping to repair the world. Recipients each receive an award of $36,000 for their college education or to further the implementation of their vision for making our world a better place. Funded by the Helen Diller Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Federation.<br /> <br /> Émigré Youth Program Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties 1710 Scott St. San Francisco, CA 94115<br /> <br /> (415) 449-3858/ Fax: (415) 359-2488 taylore@jfcs.org YouthFirst supervisor: Taylor Epstein Leadership training, tutoring, volunteer opportunities, summer internships, counseling, consultation to schools, social and recreational activities, and college preparation classes.<br /> <br /> Gift of Israel Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties 121 Steuart St. San Francisco, CA 94105<br /> <br /> (415) 512-6237/ Fax: (415) 278-0646 giftofisrael@sfjcf.org www.sfjcf.org Contacts: Sara Bronstein, Merryl Levy Savings partnership plan for Israel experiences for teens who live in the JCF area that includes contributions from family, federation and participating synagogues.<br /> <br /> Jewish Community Teen Foundation Jewish Community Endowment Fund M/SFJCTF - San Francisco and Marin/North Bay 200 N. San Pedro Rd. San Rafael, CA 94903<br /> <br /> (415) 499-1223 saran@sfjcf.org www.jewishteenfoundation.org Marin director: Sara Nesson JCEF dir. Of youth philanthropy: Sue Schwartzman NPJCTF - North Peninsula 800 Foster City Blvd.<br /> <br /> Foster City, CA 94404<br /> <br /> (650) 349-1523 x8303<br /> <br /> (415) 512-6263 Fax: (650) 572-0949 sheilad@sfjcf.org www.jewishteenfoundation.org North Pen. Director: Sheila Devore JCEF dir. Of youth philanthropy: Sue Schwartzman<br /> EBJCTF - East Bay 300 Grand Ave.<br /> <br /> Oakland, CA 94610-4826<br /> <br /> (510) 433-0134/ Fax: (510) 839-3996 sues@jfed.org www.jewishteenfoundation.org East Bay director: Elana Isaacs Dir. Of gift planning: Maggie Harmon SPJCTF - South Peninsula 5150 El Camino Real, Suite D-11 Los Altos, CA 94022<br /> <br /> (650) 919-2100 x8007 Fax: (650) 968-1382 sues@sfjcf.org www.sfjcef.org JCEF Dir. Of youth philanthropy: Sue Schwartzman Dev. Officer/dir. Imprint giving: Judy Bloom High school students passionate about helping those in need learn to run their own foundation, become fundraisers and grant makers, while investigating the Jewish values which motivate their work. This is a year-long experience.<br /> <br /> Jewish Student Union Russian Speaking Jewish Community 3739 Balboa St., #140 San Francisco, CA 94121<br /> <br /> (415) 517-1651 rabbi_margolin@jsu.org www.jsu.org Contact: Rabbi Shimon Margolin Jewish clubs in public and private high schools in S.F. and Peninsula. Weekly meetings, free pizza, ski and amusement park trips, retreats. Leadership development.<br /> <br /> Jewish Teen Alliance (JTA) 639 14th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 751-6983 x125 / Fax: (415) 668-1816 jemden@bjesf.org www.jtasf.org Director: Julie Emden Dedicated to promoting and nurturing a vibrant Jewish teen community that attracts and engages Jewish teens throughout the Bay Area. Collaborative that includes synagogues, schools, and programs, as well as teens, parents, educators, funders, executives, rabbis, and lay leaders.<br /> <br /> Jewish Youth for Community Action (JYCA) 1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont, CA 94610 <br /> <br /> (510) 547-2424 x110 / Fax: (510) 547-2442 jycasara@gmail.com www.jyca-justice.org Program director: Sara Tiras Contact: Talia Cooper Youth empowerment program for high school aged teens. JYCA seeks to build a strong and safe community through leadership development and political education to empower youth to act for social change and justice.<br /> <br /> MAJYC - Marin Jewish Youth Contact Osher Marin JCC 200 North San Pedro Rd. San Rafael, CA 94903<br /> <br /> (415) 444-8050/ Fax: (415) 444-8185 dtuttle@marinjcc.org www.marinjcc.org Youth and teen director: Debbie Tuttle Social, spiritual, educational, community service and leadership programs for grades 6-12. Collaboration with Congregations Rodef Sholom, Kol Shofar and Brandeis Hillel Day School.<br /> <br /> New Frontier, USY and Kadima 1532 Willowbrae Ave.<br /> <br /> San Jose, CA 95125<br /> <br /> (408) 892-2732 newfrontierusy@gmail.com www.newfrontierusy.org Regional director: Mishkie Barnea-Smith Kadima program for youth grades 5-8; USY for grades 9-12. Designed to develop a positive attitude toward Judaism through social, educational and religious programs within the Conservative movement.<br /> <br /> North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Central Western Region 235 Montgomery St., Ste. 1120 San Francisco, CA 94104<br /> <br /> (415) 392-7080 x15 Fax: (415) 392-1182 avared@urj.org www.nfty.org Director: Rachel Marder Provides URJ-affiliated high school youth with leadership training, social action opportunities, social activities, Israel trips and weekend retreats on a local, regional and national level.<br /> <br /> Remember Us: The Holocaust B’nai Mitzvah Project 2773 Yulupa Ave., #273 Santa Rosa, CA 95405<br /> <br /> (707) 570-2883 remember@sonic.net www.remember-us.org Contacts: Gesher Calmenson Elly Cohen Invites children who are preparing for bar/bat mitzvah to remember children who were lost in the Holocaust, and to act in their names.<br /> <br /> Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing!<br /> <br /> 122 Ellert St. San Francisco, CA 94110<br /> <br /> (415) 550-8592 Fax: (415) 550-8592 ccyngiser@roshhodesh.org www.roshhodesh.org Contact: Corinne Taylor-Cyngiser Values-based, experiential and transdenominational Jewish program for pre-teen and teenage girls that strengthens self-esteem and Jewish identity. Over 20 Bay Area groups.<br /> <br /> Call or click for details.<br /> <br /> Shalhevet Bureau of Jewish Education 639 14th Ave.<br /> <br /> San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 751-6983 x106<br /> <br /> (415) 777-9060 x203 ylipschitz@bjesf.org www.bjesf.org Program director: Yaron Lipschitz Director of education: Morgan Blum March 16-30, 2009. Transformative journey to Poland and Israel for Bay Area high school juniors and seniors.<br /> <br /> Teen Services Center Addison-Penzak JCC of Silicon Valley 14855 Oka Rd., Ste. 201 Los Gatos, CA 95032<br /> <br /> (408) 358-3636 Fax: (408) 358-7311 jason@svjcc.org www.svjcc.org Director: Jason Goldstein Attractive teen lounge with many programs for teens. South Bay home of the Central Region West B’nai Brith Youth Organization (BBYO).<br /> <br /> United Synagogue Youth (USY), Kadima and Derech Kadima Congregation B’nai Shalom 74 Eckley Lane Walnut Creek, CA 94596<br /> <br /> (925) 934-9446 Fax: (925) 934-9450 office@bshalom.org www.bshalom.org Contact: Rabbi Jennifer Flam Three youth groups geared for 3rd to 12th graders. Exciting activities throughout the year.<br /> Write On For Israel BlueStarPR 96 Jessie St. San Francisco, CA 94105<br /> <br /> (415) 543-6300 Fax: (415) 777-8525 jc@bluestarpr.com www.bluestarpr.com Contacts: Jonathan Carey Meirav Yaron New free two-year writing and journalism program open to high school juniors to learn about Israel, Zionism and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Includes a free 10-day trip to Israe. Taught by top educators, professional journalists, communications experts, Israeli officials and political leaders.<br /> <br /> Youth & Teen Center Peninsula JCC 800 Foster City Blvd.<br /> <br /> Foster City, CA 94404<br /> <br /> (650) 212-PJCC (7522) Fax: (650) 378-2799 youthandteen@pjcc.org www.pjcc.org Youth and family dir.: Stephanie Levin Programs for grades 6-12 including a free teen lounge (the lounJe) where teens can watch movies, participate in social action activities, meet new people and engage in lively discussions facilitated by teen staff members.<br /> <br /> YouthFirst Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties 1710 Scott St., San Francisco, CA 94115 SF: (415) 359-2454 Marin: (415) 419-3635 Peninsula: (650) 688-3040 taylore@jfcs.org www.jfcs.org Supervisor: Taylor Epstein Marin coordinator: Lorraine Harris Peninsula director: Romina Avram Academic and social support, college preparation, employment, leadership, community service and Jewish learning for youth. Includes BizCamp, an entrepreneurial program for high school students.<br /> <br /> Monthly service-learning program for high school students, includes holiday outreach, visiting with seniors, and delivering meals to adults with disabilities. B’nai mitzvah community service volunteer projects.<br /> <br /> Day Camps SAN FRANCISCO Camp Gan Israel Chabad of SF and Noe Valley 834 28th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94121<br /> <br /> (415) 821-7046/ Fax: (415) 821-7042 camp@chabadnoevalley.org www.chabadnoevalley.org Directors: Chaya Langer Hinda Langer Ages 5-13. Fun, laughter, Jewish pride and new friends. Day trips, drama, arts and crafts, sports, swimming, etc. Financial Aid/Scholarships* Bureau of Jewish Education 639 14th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 751-6983 x107 finaid@bjesf.org www.bjesf.org Contact: Janet Rothman Day camp scholarships are available for children ages 3-15. BJE administers these funds on behalf of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund. Apply online.<br /> JCCSF Rabin Summer Camps* Jewish Community Center of San Francisco 3200 California St. San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 292-1265<br /> <br /> (415) 563-6608 Fax: (415) 276-1561 camp@jccsf.org www.jccsf.org Camp and family programs: Samantha Kelman Summer and vacation camps for preschool-high school including a variety of specialty programs.<br /> <br /> Sports, swimming, visual and performance arts, cooking, Jewish celebration, overnights, lake trips and leadership training.<br /> <br /> Menorah Jewish Youth Program & Camp Russian Speaking Jewish Community Meets at Cong. Chevra Thilim, 751 25th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94121 Office: 3739 Balboa St. #140, San Francisco, CA 94121<br /> <br /> (415) 221-5280 youthprograms@sfrussianjews.org Director: Rabbi Shimon Margolin Scholarship program for émigré children of elementary and middle school age, who have never attended Jewish day and/or overnight camp. School break camp and year-round program.<br /> <br /> Sports, cooking, film and photography, Hebrew and Jewish heritage studies, special b’nai mitzvah intro track.<br /> <br /> EAST BAY Camp Gan Israel Chabad House of Berkeley 2643 College Ave.<br /> <br /> Berkeley, CA 94704<br /> <br /> (510) 540-5824/ Fax: (510) 849-0536 office@chabadberkeley.org www.ganisraelberkeley.org Director: Rabbi Yehuda Ferris Ages 4-14. Meets at Lake Temescal. Day trips, arts and crafts, sports; Jewish lifestyles celebrated.<br /> <br /> Camp Gan Israel of Contra Costa Chabad of Contra Costa 1671 Newell Ave.<br /> <br /> Walnut Creek, CA 94595<br /> <br /> (925) 937-4101 cgi@jewishcontracosta.com www.cgicoco.com Camp director: Shternie Kagan Swimming, sports, arts, weekly trips and overnight camping. Unique Jewish experience. At Athenian school, Danville. Pre-K to 8th grade.<br /> <br /> Camp Kadima - Jewish Community Day Camp* 3400 Nevada Ct. Pleasanton, CA 94566<br /> <br /> (925) 931-1055/ (925) 606-0822 Fax: (925) 931-1054 campkadima@bethemek.org www.campkadima.org Director: Sharon Cohen Contact: Rinat Manhoff Ages 5-14. Located in Sunol, center of the Tri-Valley/Tri-Cities area. Offering art, sports, photography, field trips, swimming, overnights, and extended care.<br /> <br /> Camp Kee Tov* Congregation Beth El 1301 Oxford St., Berkeley, CA 94709-1424<br /> <br /> (510) 848-2372/ Fax: (510) 848-2707 info@campkeetov.org www.campkeetov.org Director: Adam Ganes Community-oriented Jewish day camp set in Berkeley and the surrounding parks, providing a variety of creative activities to enrich the lives of all campers.<br /> <br /> Camp Kefli Temple Isaiah of Contra Costa County 3800 Mt. Diablo Blvd.<br /> <br /> Lafayette, CA 94549<br /> <br /> (925) 284-9191/ Fax: (925) 283-8355 youth@temple-isaiah.org www.temple-isaiah.org/kefli Contact: Dan Lange Jewish day camp offered for two weeks in late August. Grades K-8.<br /> <br /> CCJCC Camps Contra Costa JCC 2071 Tice Valley Blvd. Walnut Creek, CA 94595<br /> <br /> (925) 938-7800/ Fax: (925) 937-0765 barbarac@ccjcc.org www.ccjcc.org Director: Barbara Chotiner Day camp for ages toddler-14. Offers art, sports, theater and music.<br /> <br /> Camp Tzofim* JCC of the East Bay Oakland Branch 4500 Redwood Rd. Oakland, CA 94619<br /> <br /> (510) 848-0237 x130 Fax: (510) 530-9250<br /> Michelele@jcceastbay.org www.jcceastbay.org Site director: Michele Levine Jewish day camp grades K-10.<br /> <br /> Swimming, sports, arts and crafts, overnights, nature and friendship.<br /> <br /> MARIN/NORTH BAY Camp Chai Jewish Community Center, SonomaCounty Mail to: 170 Farmers Lane #5 Santa Rosa, CA 95405 JCC Office: (707) 528-4222 Fax: (707) 528-4288 office@jccsoco.org www.jccsoco.org Contact: Beth Goodman Summer day camp program for children entering 1st through 9th grade, including CIT program for 8th/9th-graders.<br /> <br /> Swim and tennis camp ages 7-16.<br /> <br /> Summer Camp Kehillah Osher Marin JCC 200 North San Pedro Rd. San Rafael, CA 94903<br /> <br /> (415) 444-8050/ Fax: (415) 491-1235 dtuttle@marinjcc.org www.marinjcc.org Youth and teen director: Debbie Tuttle Camps for ages 2-15. Traditional and specialty summer camps, teen travel programs, adventure overnights and field trips.<br /> <br /> PENINSULA/SOUTH BAY Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center 14855 Oka Rd., Ste. 201 Los Gatos, CA 95032<br /> <br /> (408) 358-3636 Fax: (408) 358-7311 mike@svjcc.org www.svjcc.org Director children & family programs: Mike Nguyen APJCC Summer Camp Crafts, trips, athletics, games, special events, music, dance and cultural Jewish programming. Ages 2-15.<br /> <br /> Habima Hess Performing Arts Camp Camp director: Mike Nguyen Summer day camp featuring performing arts mediums with a special session for circus arts. Included are performances and special appearances.<br /> <br /> Staff include specialists in a variety of mediums for the arts.<br /> <br /> Tennis Camp Camp director: Mike Nguyen Tennis pro: KV Ganesh Skill development, video analysis, stroke production, footwork and competitive matches. Year-round instruction and USTA leagues available.<br /> <br /> Led by a USPTA professional.<br /> <br /> Gan Israel Day Camps Chabad of Greater South Bay Location: South Peninsula Hebrew Day School 1030 Astoria Dr. Office:1267 Townsend Terrace Sunnyvale, CA 94087<br /> <br /> (408) 720-0553 Fax: (408) 481-4774 rabbi@campganisrael.info www.campganisrael.info Contact: Rabbi Yisroel Hecht Instruction in sports, art, music, swimming. Elective programming, overnight camping trips, Jewish pride, staff role models. Junior Campers for pre-K and kindergarten; campers for entering grades 1-6; pioneers for grades 7-8.<br /> J-Camp Oshman Family JCC 4000 Middlefield Rd., Bldg. R Palo Alto, CA 94303<br /> <br /> (650) 852-3555 Fax: (650) 493-1187 info@paloaltojcc.org www.paloaltojcc.org Sports and recreation dir.: Jon Ratshin Exciting and fun camp programs for preschool and grades K-9. Includes: field trips, arts and crafts, general camps, travel camps and special interest camps.<br /> <br /> Peninsula Jewish Community Center 800 Foster City Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404<br /> <br /> (650) 212-PJCC (7522)<br /> <br /> (650) 378-2696 Fax: (650) 378-2799 camps@pjcc.org www.pjcc.org Youth and camp coord.: Jenny Mills Preschool camp: Lisa Elliott Preschool camp. Youth programs grades K-12 include summer/holiday camps, intersession camps and afterschool enrichment classes. Year-round teen center.<br /> <br /> SANTA CRUZ & MONTEREY Camp Kayetz Temple Beth El/JCC 3055 Porter Gulch Rd., Aptos, CA 95003 <br /> <br /> (831) 479-3444/ Fax: (831) 475-7246 info@tbeaptos.org www.tbeaptos.org Director: Mimi Guiney Contact: Drew Barkley Three-week summer session.<br /> <br /> Swimming, arts and crafts, overnight camping and sports. Ages 6-12.<br /> <br /> Overnight Camps Some of the following listings are provided as a courtesy to our advertisers.<br /> <br /> B’nai B’rith Camp* Mittleman Jewish Community Center 6651 SW Capitol Highway Portland, OR 97219<br /> <br /> (503) 244-0111/ Fax: (503) 245-4233 bbcamp@oregonjcc.org www.bbcamp.org Director: Michelle Koplan Located on the scenic Oregon coast.<br /> <br /> Grades 2-11. Activities include canoeing, arts & crafts, Jewish enrichment, swimming, creative arts, teen programs, overnights and trips. Available for rentals during offseason.<br /> <br /> Camp Ramah in California* Summer: Ojai, CA Winter: 15600 Mulholland Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90077<br /> <br /> (310) 476-8571<br /> <br /> (888) CAMPRAMAH Fax: (310) 472-3810 info@ramah.org www.ramah.org Executive director: Rabbi Daniel Greyber Affiliated with the University of Judaism. Offering 1-4 week programs.<br /> <br /> Kosher and Shabbat-observant. Family programs. Teen community service program. Israel program. College yeshiva/study program.<br /> <br /> Camp Tawonga* 131 Steuart St., Ste. 460 San Francisco, CA 94105 Winter office: (415) 543-2267<br /> <br /> (415) KID-CAMP Fax: (415) 543-5417 info@tawonga.org www.tawonga.org Executive director: Adam Weisberg Independent Jewish summer camp next to Yosemite National Park for kids 7-17. Group-centered with emphasis on wilderness and Jewish programming. Teen service learning, Teen Adventure Travel, and weekend programs for individuals, couples and families in the spring and fall. Financial assistance available.<br /> <br /> Camp Young Judaea West* Young Judaea West Merchav 8370 E Via de Ventura Scottsdale, AZ 85258<br /> <br /> (866) 9YJ-WEST<br /> <br /> (480) 607-9411 Fax: (480) 998-1870 kgoodman@youngjudaea.org www.cyjwest.org Merchav manager: Karen Goodman Area supervisor: Rachel George Pluralistic, shomer Shabbat and kashrut camp located in Ocean Park, WA open to those entering 3-8 grades.<br /> Financial Aid/Scholarships* Bureau of Jewish Education 639 14th Ave.<br /> <br /> San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 751-6983 x107 finaid@bjesf.org www.bjesf.org Contact: Janet Rothman Overnight camp scholarships available for children ages 6-18.<br /> <br /> Camps across U.S., Canada, and Israel are eligible for financial aid.<br /> <br /> BJE administers these funds on behalf of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund. Apply online.<br /> <br /> ID Tech Camps: Summer Fun Technology Camps!* 1-888-709-TECH (8324) info@internaldrive.com www.internalDrive.com Contact: Client Services Located at over 60 prestigious universities nationwide, including Stanford, Santa Clara Univ., UC Berkeley and more. Create digital movies, websites, video games and more! ID Tech Camps provides weeklong day and overnight summer programs for ages 7-17.<br /> <br /> URJ Camp Institutes for Living Judaism* Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) 235 Montgomery St., Ste. 1120 San Francisco, CA 94104-3304<br /> <br /> (415) 392-7080 x11 Fax: (415) 392-1182 info@campnewmanswig.org www.campnewmanswig.org Camp Newman 4800 Porter Creek Rd. Santa Rosa, CA 95404 Registrar: Linda Herkes Assistant director: Ari Vared Summer sessions for children and year-round retreat center for adults, children, youth, and families.<br /> <br /> Camp Newman Retreat Center Registrar: Linda Herkes Since 1947, the URJ’s camping and retreat center institute has provided a positive reinforcement for Jewish growth and development.<br /> <br /> Experiential, creative and life-like programs in an enriching Jewish atmosphere.

Family Resources

Most synagogues offer family education resources. For more information, call individual synagogues listed in Chapter 4, Religious Life & Congregations.<br /> <br /> Financial Aid* Bureau of Jewish Education 639 14th Ave.<br /> <br /> San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 751-6983 x107/ (415) 751-6983 x155 finaid@bjesf.org www.bjesf.org Contact: Financial aid director Day school scholarships available through the Community Jewish Day School Scholarship Fund (CJDSSF).<br /> <br /> However, please apply through your school. Day camp scholarships are available for children ages 3-15. Overnight camp scholarships available for children ages 6-18. Camps across U.S., Canada, and Israel are eligible for financial aid.<br /> <br /> Jewish Preschool Scholarship Fund provides last money scholarships for Jewish children enrolled in a qualified Jewish preschool. BJE administers these funds on behalf of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund. Apply online.<br /> <br /> Weekend Family Programs* Jewish Community Center of San Francisco 3200 California St. San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 292-1200 Fax: (415) 276-1560 www.jccsf.org Family weekends at the JCCSF are a great way to spend time together.<br /> <br /> Drop-in music and art activities, family fun days, Shabbat morning playgroup, family swim, holiday celebrations, Shabbat dinners, open playground and special guest performances.<br /> <br /> The Jewish Family Education Project* Bureau of Jewish Education 639 14th Ave.<br /> <br /> San Francisco, CA 94118<br /> <br /> (415) 751-6983 x105 Fax: (415) 668-1816 vkelman@bjesf.org www.bjesf.org Contact: Vicky Kelman Support for congregations, schools and agencies in order to provide Jewish experiences for families to promote Jewish living and strengthen family life.<br /> <br /> Jewish Single Parent Center Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties 1710 Scott St., San Francisco, CA 94115<br /> <br /> (415) 449-1249 BennaN@jfcs.org www.jfcs.org Director: Benna Norman Peninsula 2001 Winward Way San Mateo, CA 94404<br /> <br /> (650) 931-1855 Fax: (650) 931-1897 allenab@jfcs.org Contact: Allena Barbato Opportunities to connect with other single-parent families; job counseling and professional skills development; support groups; counseling; parenting education; financial management coaching; childcare recommendations; and if qualifying, financial assistance.<br /> <br /> Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the East Bay Family Justice Center Oakland 470 27th St. Oakland, CA 94612<br /> <br /> (510) 704-7480 x700 Parenting & Youth Services Alameda County 2484 Shattuck Ave., Ste. 210 Berkeley, CA 94704<br /> <br /> (510) 704-7480 x700 Fax: (510) 704-7494 information@jfcs-eastbay.org Contra Costa County 1855 Olympic Blvd., Suite 200 Walnut Creek, CA 94596<br /> <br /> (925) 927-2000 x700 Fax: (925) 927-3131 Parent/child counseling; individual, family, and group therapy for children and teens; parent and teacher consultations and workshops; classroom observation, and preschool on-site interventions and trainings. Multilingual services available.<br /> <br /> Jewish Welcome Network: Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors (fomerly Project Welcome) 235 Montgomery St., Ste. 1120 San Francisco, CA 94104<br /> <br /> (415) 713-7716 Fax: (415) 392-1182 karenk@jewishwelcomenetwork.org www.jewishwelcomenetwork.org Executive director: Karen Kushner, MSW Program manager: Lisa Elgazzar Welcomes interfaith families and seekers into the Jewish community and provides resources and consultations to synagogues and agencies on increasing the warmth of their welcome.<br /> <br /> Parents Place Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties San Francisco 1710 Scott St. San Francisco, CA 94115<br /> <br /> (415) 359-2454 Fax: (415) 359-2464 ParentsPlaceSF@jfcs.org www.jfcs.org Parents Place director, S.F.: Amy Weiss Education coord.: Lee Ann Slaton Marin 600 Fifth Ave. San Rafael, CA 94901<br /> <br /> (415) 491-7959 Fax: (415) 491-7957 parentsplacemarin@jfcs.org www.jfcs.org Coordinator: Rebecca Wood Breen Palo Alto 200 Channing Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94301<br /> <br /> (650) 688-3040 Fax: (650) 330-0866 ParentsPlacePeninsula@jfcs.org www.jfcs.org Contact: Karen Friedland-Brown San Mateo 2001 Winward Way San Mateo, CA 94404<br /> <br /> (650) 931-1840/ (650) 931-1840 ParentsPlacePeninsula@jfcs.org www.ParentsPlaceOnline.org Contact: Stephanie Agnew Sonoma 1360 N. Dutton Ave., Ste C Santa Rosa, CA 95401<br /> <br /> (707) 571-2048/ Fax: (707) 571-8195 ParentsPlaceSonoma@jfcs.org www.jfcs.org Contact: Diana Klein Family resource center with counseling, parent support groups, educational workshops, consultations, childcare information, drop-in play area, parenting resource library and off-site workplace seminars.<br /> <br /> The PJ Library: Jewish Bedtime Stories & Songs for Families* West Bay Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties 200 North San Pedro Rd. San Rafael, CA 94903<br /> <br /> (415) 499-1223 x8106 Fax: (415) 499-0308 vivienb@sfjcf.org www.pjlibrary.org Contact: Vivien Braly East Bay Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay 300 Grand Ave.<br /> <br /> Oakland, CA 94610<br /> <br /> (510) 839-2900 x238 Fax: (510) 839-3996 Shelley@jfed.org www.pjlibrary.org Contact: Shelley Alexander South Bay Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley 14855 Oka Rd., Ste. 200 Los Gatos, CA 95032<br /> <br /> (408) 358-3033 Fax: (408) 356-0733 RabLeslie@aol.com www.pjlibrary.org Contact: Rabbi Leslie Alexander Sends high-quality Jewish-themed books and music to participating families once per month for two years — and it's absolutely free for families with children from 6 months to 51/2 years.<br /> Register online.

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