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Jewish Family and Children’s Services OF SAN FR A NCISCO, THE PEN I NSU L A , M A R I N A N D SON O M A COU N T I ES


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Strengthening individuals. Strengthening families. Strengthening community. JEWISH FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES is one of the oldest and largest family service institutions in the United States, founded in 1850 by immigrant pioneers who arrived in California during the Gold Rush and created an extended family to care for one another. Today we continue to be that extended family. JFCS serves 78­­­­,000 people annually with the highest quality, research-based social and educational services designed to strengthen individuals, strengthen families, and strengthen community.


Dear Friends, JFCS is for everyone. We help people solve the personal problems in their lives. We help parents find expert solutions, and we help all children blossom. For seniors, we make it possible for them to live out their lives in their own homes with dignity. There are no people without problems, and so we support adults to face—and surmount—life’s inevitable challenges. And we help young people find their way, and grow up to be successful adults. We deliver food to the homebound, transport elders to their doctor appointments, visit the lonely, protect the abused, and heal the bereaved. We do all this and much more, because of you—and many caring people like you. Our humanitarian work is an expression of your values and your generosity. Even with decreasing government funding and increasing caseloads, JFCS is here for everyone. We are honored by your trust and devoted to your service as we enter our 165th year. With gratitude and warm regards,

Susan Kolb President, JFCS Board of Directors

Dr. Anita Friedman Executive Director


Last year at JFCS

More than 78,000 people

in San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma counties received the help they needed to solve the problems in their lives.

RECENT AWARDS AND HONORS JFCS Executive Director Dr. Anita Friedman was recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the most influential women in the Bay Area in 2014. j., the Jewish News Weekly of Northern California, selected JFCS for first-place Readers’ Choice Awards: favorite Jewish charitable organization; and best senior in-home care in San Francisco, Marin County, and the Peninsula. JFCS was selected to participate in the new San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative, a partnership to help immigrants become U.S. citizens, and strengthen civic participation.

JFCS was honored with a Community Partner Award from Change a Life Foundation in recognition of our success in helping people overcome hardship and become selfsufficient. JFCS’ Seniors At Home division has been honored with the prestigious National Award for Excellence and Innovation in Geriatric Care from the American Society on Aging.

JFCS’ Parents Place won a Totally Awesome Award from Red Tricycle for its excellent parent education programs.

The City and County of San Francisco honored JFCS’ Emigre Services with its Award for Outstanding Service to Immigrants.

JFCS’ Adoption Connection received the national Human Rights Campaign Award for its successful efforts in helping LGBT households grow their families through adoption.

The San Mateo Child Care Coordinating Council recognized JFCS with its Community Partner Leadership Award for improving childcare services to young children throughout San Mateo County.

The State Senate honored the JFCS Holocaust Center for its work to increase awareness about the causes and consequences of racism, anti-Semitism, intolerance, and indifference and for paying tribute to Bay Area Holocaust survivors.

The Santa Clara Human Rights Commission honored JFCS for its work in human rights, civic rights, and human services.

Hill & Co. Real Estate voted Cleanerific, JFCS’ job creation program, the Bay Area’s Best Cleaning Company.


Marin Hadassah honored the Marin County JFCS for “unparalleled service.”

JFCS’ Family Ambassador Program of Parents Place received a Leadership in Children’s Services award from the Sunnyvale City Council for its collaboration with First 5 of Santa Clara County, the City of Sunnyvale, and Family Resources of Palo Alto.

OUTCOMES 70 babies found new homes and families to love them through our Adoption Connection.

82 adults and families with disabilities found support and community at Shupin Independent Living Community.

100 abused women and children who are

victims of domestic violence and homeless were helped to start new lives.

300 individuals were comforted through JFCS’

Spiritual Care Services, Healing and Bereavement Services, and our Palliative and End of Life Care for the very ill.

400 refugees became new U.S. citizens with the help of our Legal Services Department’s naturalization service.

630 teens received counseling, paid internships, and loans and grants to go to college or study in Israel, and benefited from Jewish educational programs that help them look forward to a brighter future through JFCS’ YouthFirst.

900 individuals found jobs, training, and health care through JFCS’ social enterprise programs and Emergency Family Assistance programs.

1,200 at-risk children at childcare centers and

schools received the help they need to grow up successfully through JFCS Early Childhood services.

3,100 families were given emergency assistance to help

them weather a personal or family crisis and get back on their feet.

3,000 bags of wonderful holiday foods were delivered to seniors and people with disabilities living alone or in nursing homes and assisted-living centers.

16,000 frail seniors live safe, healthy lives because of help from JFCS’ nationally recognized Seniors At Home, including home care, skilled nursing, personal affairs management, transportation, care coordination, social programs, companionship, and bereavement help.

20,000 students and teachers in 145 Northern

California public, private, and parochial schools and colleges learned the lessons of the Holocaust from those who lived through it, thanks to programs offered at JFCS’ Holocaust Center.

23,000 children, teens, and families

840 individuals received help with green cards, political asylum, conservatorship, benefit claims, and Holocaust survivor restitution applications from JFCS’ Legal Services.

were assisted through individual and family counseling, the Center for Special Needs, peer support groups, parent education, webinars, seminars, anti-bullying workshops, teacher training, and mentor programs through Parents Place.

1,600 children and adults with disabilities

35,000 rides were provided to frail elderly and people

were able to live as independently as possible with the help of our Disabilities Program.

2,000 volunteers performed thousands of acts of

loving kindness—visiting people who are sick or alone, driving people to doctors’ appointments, helping victims of domestic violence, mentoring young people, teaching about the Holocaust, and more—to help make this a more compassionate world.

4,500 lesbian and gay individuals and families received counseling, adoption services, parenting

with disabilities through JFCS RIDES transportation programs, allowing them to get out and about, visit their doctors, or do their shopping.

55,000 delicious and nutritious meals were delivered to homebound seniors and people with severe illnesses and disabilities.

322,000 hours of loving personal care were provided

to frail and isolated adults, including skilled nursing services, home care, and support.

support, bereavement, and senior care.



Captain Bill, a former United States Navy officer, Vietnam War veteran, and U.S. Merchant Marine captain, came to JFCS for bereavement care after losing his father and partner within months of each other. But, walking to a JFCS support group one evening, he was hit by a car. Severely injured, he saw his life spiraling out of control. “I was adrift,” he says, “bobbing around like flotsam and jetsam.” That was until JFCS’ Seniors At Home intervened. A case manager now oversees Captain Bill’s care. The 72-year-old also benefits from fiduciary services, meal delivery, and a volunteer companion. “I will be eternally grateful for the services I’ve received,” Captain Bill says. “They’ve done an immeasurable amount of good. Slowly but surely, I’m putting my life in order.”

Visit the Seniors At Home blog to see the latest stories about our senior clients and to read articles about aging well. 6

I didn’t think I’d still be alive and kicking! I am grateful for my health and for JFCS, which enables me to remain living on my own. - ESTELLE, 96, SENIORS AT HOME CLIENT

JFCS HELPS OLDER ADULTS LIVE INDEPENDENTLY. Seniors At Home, our award-winning division for seniors, is the leading home care agency in the Bay Area. CARE MANAGEMENT—From needs assessments and personal care plans to matched caregivers and ongoing support, we ensure older adults’ safety, security, and independence. We coordinate all the details— often in conjunction with physicians and medical groups—so our clients can be at ease. DEMENTIA CARE—Expert care for individuals with cognitive impairments and their families. HOME CARE—Exceptional care comes with caregivers of the highest caliber. Personal attendants and skilled nurses provide assistance after illness or hospitalization and enable seniors to balance their desire to be independent with their need for safety. PALLIATIVE CARE—For people of all ages facing a chronic or terminal illness, our renowned team helps improve quality of life and relieve physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering. END OF LIFE CARE—Our interdisciplinary approach supports dying clients and their families at home and in facilities. It includes palliative care, collaboration with medical teams, bereavement services, and chaplaincy. HEALTHCARE ADVOCACY—Assistance navigating the healthcare system, talking to doctors and the family, learning coping techniques, preparing for the future, and more. FUTURES PROGRAM—Healthy seniors sign up for this program when they desire to make an advance plan and get peace of mind that their care is available before it is needed.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS SUPPORT—Special services to meet the particular needs of Holocaust survivors, including Café by the Bay, counseling, support groups, restitution assistance, financial aid, inhome care, and more. ANNUAL SEYMOUR NEWSTAT PASSOVER SEDER —A special annual Passover gathering for Holocaust survivors and their families. CAREGIVER SUPPORT—Caring for a loved one is challenging. We support informal caregivers through educational seminars, counseling, family consultations, and support groups. INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY COUNSELING—Licensed geriatric specialists provide counseling and support groups to help with the challenges of aging, retirement, family and marital communication, caregiving, and bereavement. SPIRITUAL CARE—Counseling, emotional support, companionship, healing, and bereavement support address the many emotional and spiritual issues that arise during times of transition. FIDUCIARY SERVICES—Comprehensive personal services—from bill paying to legal conservatorship —to help people manage their money and affairs safely and wisely. PRACTICAL SUPPORT—JFCS RIDES transportation services, kosher daily food delivery, meal preparation, housekeeping, shopping, home repairs, information and referrals, as well as educational events and workshops on health issues and successful aging. ASSISTED LIVING AT RHODA GOLDMAN PLAZA—157 apartments for elegant assisted living, combined with a variety of support services and special memory care programs for older adults. A founding partnership of JFCS and MZHF. 7


Ben and his parents were excited when he started kindergarten. But their enthusiasm was short-lived. “Only weeks after starting, Ben’s teacher reported problems,” recalls Shauna, his mother. “She said that he couldn’t sit up at circle time, he was constantly chewing on his shirt, and he covered his ears and made loud noises during music time. In preschool, he was described as a free spirit; but with a more structured routine, things started falling apart.” Experts at Parents Place promptly addressed Ben’s problems—an occupational therapy evaluation assessed his sensory processing abilities. Ben started weekly therapy and his negative behaviors have been transformed. “Ben is now in the third grade and loves it,” says Shauna. “And we love Parents Place for being smart, kind, and on the ball.”

With the loving support of JFCS’ Adoption Connection program, Barak and Massimo are building their growing family through adoption. See their video featured at our 2014 Fammy Awards Gala: 8

It’s tough being a single parent, but knowing that I can talk to the people at Parents Place gives me peace of mind. The support I’ve received from them has been lifesaving. - JOSH, FATHER OF MICAH, 7, AND NOAH, 10


DREAM HOUSE gives struggling families a new start. It is a transitional housing and domestic violence prevention and treatment program that helps women and their children build strong, safe, and productive lives.

Parent Education—Diverse workshops, support groups, counseling, and consultations help parents with everything to do with raising children. Workshops are also hosted online and in the community.

FINANCIAL AID CENTER provides assistance for families in crisis, including grants, loans, camperships, and scholarships for college, study in Israel, and business and professional development.

Center for Special Needs—Expert assessment, care coordination, and consultations, socialization groups, and support for families with children who have a wide range of special needs, including autism spectrum disorders, learning differences, and physical disabilities.

ADOPTION CONNECTION helps grow families. It is a fullservice, licensed adoption agency doing domestic and international adoptions, home studies, postplacement services, and short- and long-term adoption assistance. YOUTHFIRST helps teens have a brighter future and learn necessary life skills to be active, communityminded citizens. Programs include academic and social support, college preparation, paid internships and fellowships, leadership training, counseling, mentoring, community service, and Jewish service learning. PARENTS PLACE is the Bay Area’s leading family resource center. From everyday issues to challenges requiring specialized assessment and intervention, Parents Place helps all families successfully raise their children. Assessment, Coaching, Counseling, and Social Skills Groups—Our highly experienced, multidisciplinary team of professionals helps parents navigate their children’s path to success in school, at home, and in the community.

CTI (Child Trauma Training Institute)—An international resource and training center for mental health professionals, providing state-ofthe-art training in the treatment of children. Early Childhood Mental Health Services—Early intervention, assessment, and counseling, as well as training and consultations to improve Bay Area childcare centers and schools. Professional Consultation and Teacher Professional Development—For schools, childcare centers, after-school programs, and camps. Single Parent Centers—Counseling, support groups, and mentoring for single-parent families. Preschool and Kindergarten Fairs—To help parents make informed school choices for the healthy development of their children.



Following a terrible accident that left her paralyzed, Gillian wept for her mother who she wanted by her side. “I wasn’t thinking straight,” she says. “My mum died years ago in Johannesburg, where I grew up. The people at JFCS became my family.” JFCS’ caring touch included counseling to help Gillian come to terms with the trauma she’d experienced. She also received home care services until she could manage independently. “I grew up in a close-knit community in Joburg, and my parents were contributors to all of the Jewish institutions there,” say Gillian. “I never realized, until I needed the services myself, just how important it is to support them. By getting through this tragedy, I have not only regained my life, but I have also gained a community.”

Olga Barsky turned to JFCS for practical, emotional, and financial support. Now she’s giving back. See the video at 10

Because of JFCS’ help, I completed two master’s degrees—one at the London School of Economics, the other at Columbia University’s School of Journalism. - KATIA SAVCHUK, AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST AND JFCS EDUCATIONAL LOAN RECIPIENT

JFCS HELPS ADULTS SOLVE THE PROBLEMS IN THEIR LIVES. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE helps individuals and their families cope with crises such as layoffs, home foreclosures, and recovery from medical emergencies. In addition to short-term financial assistance for rent, utilities, medical expenses, and food, we help people become self-sufficient through support with budgeting, debt consolidation, and job interview skills. Additionally, our Small Business Loan Program invests in helping entrepreneurs get a start in life and achieve their dreams. DISABILITIES SERVICES provide comprehensive care, including care management, counseling, financial aid, home care, volunteer support, advocacy, and nutritious meals for people with disabilities or chronic illness and their families. GARY SHUPIN INDEPENDENT LIVING COMMUNITY helps adults with developmental disabilities to live independently, with comprehensive services, residential options, and social club activities. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT helps victims through community education, prevention, public policy advocacy, counseling, skills development, practical support, financial aid, and transitional housing at JFCS’ Dream House for women and their children.

SPIRITUAL CARE, BEREAVEMENT, AND HEALING PROGRAM provides chaplaincy, mental health, rabbinic counseling, and extensive spiritual care and personal support services for people of all ages. LGBT SERVICES provides counseling, adoption services, parenting groups, and community education for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their families. COUNSELING AND PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES include professional clinical and educational help as well as support groups for individuals, couples, and families with a wide range of mental health and emotional problems preventing them from living a fully functioning and fulfilling life. COMMUNITY EDUCATION offers forums and workshops on topics from relationships and parenting to planning for the future and living with chronic illness or disabilities. CLEANERIFIC — SOCIAL ENTERPRISE PROGRAM creates jobs for the unemployed and offers job training, health benefits, and support for motivated workers while providing superior “green” cleaning services for homes and businesses.

PALLIATIVE AND END OF LIFE CARE offers a spectrum of services offering spiritual, physical, emotional, and psychological care to individuals and families coping with serious illness.



As the University Fellows at JFCS Holocaust Center this past year, Sarah Lewington and Andrea Struve delved deeply into the study of the Holocaust and other forms of genocide. Both aspiring educators, Sarah, a senior at San Francisco State University, and Andrea, a master’s degree candidate in education at the University of San Francisco, gained invaluable professional experience developing curriculum and working with high school students to advance their understanding of the Holocaust. Their work has inspired JFCS friends to provide new funding. Thanks to the Maria and Jerry Brenholz University Fellowship and the Albert Jerassy University Fellowship Fund, the University Fellowship Program will expand during the 2014 – 2015 academic year.

In 1943, 14-year-old Rywka, living in Poland’s notorious Lodz Ghetto, began to keep a precious diary. Kept hidden for 70 years, The Diary of Rywka Lipszyc was recently published by the JFCS Holocaust Center. Get the book and see the acclaimed video: /rywka-diary 12

I consider it my duty to speak about my experiences to young people because it will be up to them and their children and grandchildren to pass along lessons of the Holocaust. - PAUL SCHWARZBART, HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR AND MEMBER OF THE JFCS HOLOCAUST CENTER’S WILLIAM J. LOWENBERG SPEAKERS BUREAU


WILLIAM J. LOWENBERG SPEAKERS BUREAU includes many Holocaust survivors who work with Bay Area high schools and colleges by sharing their stories of courage and resilience.

THE ORAL HISTORY PROJECT is an archive of over 2,000 audio and video testimonies. A global partnership with USC Shoah Foundation is helping to save the testimonies and connect students with them online.

MANOVILL AND UNIVERSITY HOLOCAUST HISTORY FELLOWSHIPS for high school and college students to engage in high-level research.

PREISLER SHORENSTEIN INSTITUTE FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION increases awareness about the causes and consequences of hatred, intolerance, and indifference and inspires moral courage and activism in future generations of youth. It offers extensive programs for educators, and its annual Day of Learning attracts hundreds of young people and educators from throughout Northern California.

THE NEXT CHAPTER, a selective program pairing high school students with Holocaust survivors to chronicle their eyewitness experiences. LEGACY STUDY TOURS allow participants to learn more about the Holocaust, Jewish history, and Israeli society in journeys through Germany, Eastern Europe, and Israel. THE MARIA AND JERRY BRENHOLZ UNIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP THE ALBERT JERASSY UNIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP Fellowships support Holocaust education for Bay Area youth.


JFCS HELPS IMMIGRANTS START NEW LIVES BILINGUAL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES Comprehensive bilingual problem-solving, counseling, and psychiatric clinical services for adults and children suffering from depression or other psychological challenges.

REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES Bilingual case management and advocacy, financial assistance, counseling, tutoring, acculturation classes, assistance with legal immigration problems, and Jewish community outreach.

CITIZENSHIP ASSISTANCE Help in securing U.S. citizenship, filing required paperwork, and preparing for exams and voter registration for emigres wishing to actively participate in American democracy.

RJENERATION: YOUNG EMIGRE LEADERSHIP Peer support, opportunities for Jewish learning, and volunteer programs for Russian-speaking emigres who came to the United States as children and are now young adults who are reconnecting to their roots and learning more about Judaism and the Jewish community.

LEGAL SERVICES Legal advocacy and assistance with political asylum and green cards, family-based petitions, naturalization applications, and Claims Conference reparations for Holocaust survivors. L’CHAIM HEALTH CENTER Medical and personal care; case management; physical, occupational, massage, and speech therapy; medical and health services; nutritional counseling; classes; holiday celebrations and social activities; English studies and citizenship preparation; transportation to the center; and hot meals for low-income seniors.


YOUTHFIRST Employment, leadership development, Jewish service learning, academic support, college and career planning, counseling, paid internships and fellowships, and college financial aid for youth.

Serving as a JFCS volunteer has enriched my life immeasurably since I retired two years ago. I love providing companionship to Helga, a Holocaust survivor, whose spirit and resilience inspire me and touch my heart. – AMY ROSENTHAL, JFCS VOLUNTEER

VOLUNTEER AND GIVE BACK ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL SUPPORT Filing, data entry, and office support for JFCS programs. CHICKEN SOUPERS Nutritious meal preparation and delivery for people with HIV/AIDS, physical disabilities, and chronic illnesses. COMPANIONSHIP PROGRAMS “Friendly visitor” matches for people of all ages in need of encouragement and support. Visits by volunteerand-dog teams through the JFCS Canine Corps program. Practical support for frail seniors and adults living with disabilities. Phone calls to check on the safety of homebound, isolated seniors. EMIGRE VOLUNTEER OUTREACH AND SUPPORT Help with naturalization exam preparation and learning English. Donation of household goods to help emigres build new lives. One-on-one and ESL groups to connect new arrivals to our community and help them develop language skills. FAMILY VOLUNTEER PROJECTS Annual Jewish workdays for parents and their children together. Holiday food basket assembly and distribution to bring warmth and cheer to the isolated and lonely. JFCS FOOD PANTRY Collect, stock, and distribute food for families in need in all regions that JFCS serves.

JFCS RIDES VOLUNTEERS Transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other necessities for seniors and people with chronic illnesses and disabilities. ON THE MARK MENTORS Friendship, guidance, and academic support for students between 8 and 18 years old.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEENS OF ALL AGES High school students participate in community service projects and Jewish learning through our Kavod Crew program. Pre-teens and teens also join community service projects through Team Tzedek. In the Next Chapter Project, 10th – 12th grade students are paired with Holocaust survivors to capture their stories for future generations.

PALLIATIVE AND END OF LIFE / COMPASSIONATE COMPANIONS Provide practical, emotional, and spiritual support for individuals of all faiths and ages who are in declining health, as well as their families. SPECIAL DELIVERY Grocery deliveries in Marin County to isolated seniors, adults with disabilities, and those recovering from illness or surgery. SENIOR SHABBAT OUTREACH PROGRAM Oneg Shabbat monthly luncheon sponsored in partnership with volunteer programs of organizations and synagogues in San Francisco.



29,000 Children, Teens, and Families 16,000 Seniors 31,000 Adults 2,000 Volunteers


52% San Francisco 30% Peninsula 15% Marin County 3% Sonoma County

86% Direct Programs and Services 14% Administration and Development



of all people JFCS helps cannot afford the full cost of care.

JFCS Core Annual Operating Revenue

Total: $28,909,854*

Fees for Service


Individual Contributions 23% Foundation Contributions 10% JFCS Endowment Revenue 4% Jewish Community Federation Annual Campaign 1%

JFCS Core Annual Operating Expenditures

Senior Services

Children and Teens

Adults and Families

Financial Aid, Loans, and Grants

Total: $28,906,432* 47% 34% 16% 3%

*Unaudited year-end figures for 2013 – 2014 year.




COMMUNITY PARTNERS J U LY 1 , 2 0 13 – J U N E 30, 2014 ( PA R T I A L L I S T I N G )

MANY THANKS TO THE SYNAGOGUES, SCHOOLS, AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS THAT PARTNER WITH JFCS TO STRENGTHEN AND ENRICH OUR COMMUNITY EVERY DAY. AIPAC Alameda Office of Education Almaden Country School American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) American Society on Aging (ASA) Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

California Coalition for Compassionate Care

Congregation Keneseth Israel

Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center

California Historical Society

Congregation Kol Emeth

Graduate Theological Union

California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco

Congregation Kol Shofar

Hadassah, Marin Chapter

Congregation Ner Shalom

Harbor High School

Casa Grande High School

Congregation Ner Tamid

Helen Diller Preschool

Case Management Society of America (CMSA)

Congregation Rodef Sholom


Celebrations of Life Family Daycare

Congregation Sha’ar Zahav

Historical Appreciation Society

Congregation Sherith Israel

Holy Rosary Catholic School

Congregation Shir Shalom

Homestead High School

Congregation Shomrei Torah

International High School

Arcadia Home Care, Santa Rosa

Center for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide at Sonoma State University

Archbishop Mitty High School

Chabad Jewish Center of Sonoma County

Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies

Chai Preschool

Contemporary Jewish Museum Coventry Park

Athenian School

Children’s Council of San Francisco

Avenidas Village

Chinese Christian School

Curriculum Initiative

Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

City of Novato Independent Elders Program Coalition (NIEP)

Deer Valley High School East Palo Alto Academy High School

Clarendon Elementary School

El Camino High School

Coalition of Agencies Serving the Elderly (CASE)

Facing History & Ourselves

Bay Area Network for End of Life Care Bay Area Social Workers in Healthcare Bay Area Young Survivors Beth Ami Community Nursery School Bishop O’Dowd High School B’nai B’rith Lodge #21 B’nai Israel Jewish Center Borel Middle School

Coldwell Banker – Mission Blvd, Santa Rosa Community Thrift Store Concord High School Congregation Beth Am Congregation Beth Ami

Crocker Middle School

Emanu-El Preschool

Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights & Education

Jewish Community Relations Council

Galileo High School

Jewish Learning Works

Gan Avraham Preschool

Brookdale Place of Chanate

Congregation Beth Sholom

Gan Noe Preschool

Brotherhood Way Preschool

Congregation B’nai Emunah

Genocide Education Project

Bush Elementary School

Congregation B’nai Israel

California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH)

Congregation Chevra Thilim

Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School


Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

Jewish Community Library

Gan Israel Preschool

Congregation Etz Chayim

Jewish Community Center, Sonoma County

First Baptist Pre-School

Congregation Beth Jacob

Congregation Emanu-El

Jewish Community Center, San Francisco

Jewish Community High School of the Bay

Congregation Beth Israel Judea

Brandeis Hillel Day School, San Francisco

Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking (JCEHT)

Family Caregiver Alliance

Gan HaLev, The Jewish Congregation of San Geronimo Valley

Brandeis Hillel Day School, Marin

International Studies Academy

Golden Gate Business Association

Jewish Home Jewish Music Festival Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation Jewish Vocational Service Jewish Women International Jordan Middle School Judah L. Magnes Museum


Kaiser Permanente Hospitals, Northern California Region

Oshman Family Jewish Community Center

San Francisco County Probate Court

St. Mary’s Medical Center

Our Family Coalition

Keddem Congregation

St. Pius High School

Palo Alto Libraries

Kehillah Jewish High School

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

San Francisco DAAS Long Term Care Coordinating Council (LTCCC)

L’Chaim Adult Day Health Center Legacy / American Society on Aging

Palo Alto Medical Group, Mills Peninsula Division

San Francisco Day School San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Humanities, Inc.

Lehrhaus Judaica

Pathways Home Health & Hospice

Liberty High School

Peet’s Coffee & Tea

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Live Oak School Los Altos High School

Peninsula Estate Planning Council (PEPC)

San Francisco LGBT Partnership

Marin Bridges

Peninsula Healthcare District

San Francisco Public Library

Marin Community Agencies Serving Seniors (CASS)

Peninsula Jewish Community Center

San Francisco State University

Marin County Commission on Aging – Financial Wellness Task Force

Peninsula Service Agency

San Francisco Unified School District

Marin County Section on Aging

Peninsula Temple Beth El

Marin Food Bank

PJ Library

Marin General Hospital Marin Village

Pleasanton Unified School District

Menlo-Atherton High School

Presidio Hill School

Mercy High School’s Helen & Joe Farkas Center for the Study of the Holocaust

Professional Fiduciaries of California (PFAC)

Mills Peninsula Health Care System

Peninsula Sinai Congregation Peninsula Temple Sholom

Professional Grief Caregivers’ Network (PGCN) Project Open Hand

Miraloma Elementary School

Quarry Lane School

Moreau Catholic High School

Ralston Middle School

Morgan Hill Charter School

Redwood Empire Food Bank

Morse Lodge No. 257

Rhoda Goldman Plaza

Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw

Rio Calaveras High School

National AIDS Memorial Grove National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (GCM) National Association of Social Workers

RJeneration of JFCS Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School Roosevelt Middle School Rosenberg Early Childhood Center Rotary Club of Santa Rosa

National Council of Jewish Women, San Francisco

Saint Mark’s School

Northern California Chapter of the National Private Duty Association

San Francisco Adult Day Health Services Network

San Andreas High School

Oakland Temple Sinai

San Francisco Bay Area Darfur Coalition

Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

San Francisco Village San Mateo Caregiver Collaborative San Mateo County Commission on Aging San Mateo County New Beginnings Coalition (NBC) San Mateo PRIDE Initiative San Rafael High School Santa Rosa Middle School Senior Action Network Senior Central Senior Roundtable (San Francisco, San Mateo, & Santa Clara Counties) Shalom Jewish Community Shannon Elementary School Sinai Memorial Chapel Skyline High School Sonoma State Hillel

St. Paul School Stanford Hillel Stanford University Jewish Student Association Starbucks Coffee – Santa Rosa Marketplace Janice Sternfeld, Attorney at Law Stratford Schools Stuart Hall Sutter Care at Home, San Francisco Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture Temple Beth Jacob Temple Beth Torah Temple Sinai T’Enna Preschool Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School Thomas S. Hart Middle School Thurgood Marshall High School Tikvah Acharey Hashoah Tutu School United States Holocaust Memorial Museum United Way California Capital Region United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta United Way of the Wine Country University of San Francisco Law School

South Peninsula Hebrew Day School

USC Shoah Foundation – Institute for Visual History & Education

Southern Marin Jewish Community Preschool

Veteran’s Administration, Palo Alto

St. Anne School

Veterans Administration, San Francisco

St. Anthony Foundation St. Ceclia School St. Ignatius College Preparatory

Walnut Creek Christian Academy Winters High School

St. James School

Woodside High School

St. Jarlath School

Yad Vashem




BUSINESS PARTNERS J U LY 1 , 2 0 13 – J U N E 30, 2014 ( PA R T I A L L I S T I N G )

THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO OUR CARING FRIENDS IN THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY WHO BELIEVE THAT ELEVATING THE LIVES OF PEOPLE IN NEED IS AN INVESTMENT WORTH MAKING EXECUTIVE PARTNERS Baker Botts, LLP / Tom DiBiagio Bay Area Parent Beli Deli Gourmet Catering Ben Shemano Jewelry Blue Angel Vodka Caldwell Snyder Gallery California Pacific Medical Center Cannonball Wine Company Canyon Ranch Charles Chocolates Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Elena Dal Santo, DDS & Frank Dal Santo, MD, DDS Darren McClung Estate & Precious Jewelry Edmond’s Plaza Florist First 5 San Francisco Lynne & Claude Ganz Good & Fowler, LLP Goodman Eye Center / Daniel F. Goodman, MD J. Weekly Kaiser Permanente Natacha Kolb Fran & Bobby Lent Irena Matijas Norman S. Wright Mechanical Equipment Corp. Osterweis Capital Management, Inc. Pamela Rose & Sidepocket Parents’ Press Magazine Payroll Resource Group Primark Benefits Varda Rabin John F. Sampson & Sharon L. Litsky San Francisco Magazine Sterling Bank & Trust / Seligman Family Foundation TIAA-CREF ScholarShare U.S. Bank Villa Papilio Wilkes Bashford XIM, Inc.

SENIOR PARTNERS Bank of America Bernstein Global Wealth Management The Honorable Willie L. Brown Jr. Crown Family ELM Advisors, LLC


EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants Joan & Ken Gosliner Gunderson Dettmer Hotel Healdsburg Island Creative Management, LLC L’Chaim Sushi Deborah Lopez, Paragon Real Estate Group Marion Weinreb & Associates Morrison & Foerster Foundation Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Property Management One Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP Grace Shohet / Hill & Co. Real Estate & the Chateau Tivoli Bed & Breakfast SnapFiesta Photo Booth & Flipbooks Sutter Health CPMC Tiedemann Wealth Management Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

ASSOCIATES 24 Hours of LeMons / John Lamm Alpert & Alpert Iron & Metal, Inc. Arnold & Porter LLP AXA Advisors, LLC Ballroom With A Twist / Scott Stander Bath Simple Benefit Cosmetics CB Engineers Charles Schwab Corporation Foundation Cleanerific Community Thrift Store Encore Travel & Encore Office Notary and Translation Services / Marina & Michael Salzman Eric Schumacher Photography First Republic Bank Fremont Group Foundation Global Trust Diamonds / Karen Raz Golden Gate Mothers Group Goldman & Associates Green & Green LLP Hanson Bridgett LLP IBM Employee Services Center Zehava & Reuven Itelman Marsha & Don Jacobs Jenny Sampson Photography

Joshua Ets-Hokin Photography Judith Ripka Tria Katz & Barrett Cohn KidAdmit Kstati / To the Point - Leader Media Group, Inc. Late Show with David Letterman Law Offices of Irina Aerov Andrew Lewis Mosaic Financial Partners, Inc. Natasha Novosolov & Alex Novell Old World Food Truck Palo Alto Commons Paragon Real Estate Group Perforce Software, Inc. Red Tricycle RINA accountancy corporation Rocks with Soul Royse Law Firm San Francisco 49ers San Francisco Giants Shartsis Friese LLP Sideman & Bancroft LLP Silverado Resort Sunday B. Morning Union Bank UrbanSitter URJ Camp Newman Idell Weiss Westamerica Bank Julie & Adam Young

FRIENDS AcroSports Advanced Wellness American Conservatory Theater Andy Ross Literary Agency Another Planet Entertainment Group Arbor Guest House, Napa Valley Bed & Breakfast Ariat International Be Ganz Berkeley Repertory Theatre Bi-Rite Market Body Chemistry Studio California Film Institute California Shakespeare Theater Cavallo Point - The Lodge at The Golden Gate Champagne Salon & Day Spa Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen Chef Mateo’s Cocina Latina CHI Au Pair USA

Children’s Council of San Francisco Classic Kids Photography Studio Commonwealth Employee Federation Contemporary Jewish Museum Cooper Alley Salon Cowen & Company, LLC Extreme Pizza The Fillmore Tammy Foster, MD The Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco Evgenya & Yury Fridman Sonja Frommerova Irene Fusman Galaxy Desserts Garden Court Hotel Gina Khan Salon Glassybaby LLC Golden State Warriors The Great Baby Romp Greystone Hotels Regina S. Guggenheim h2 hotel Hagafen Cellars Have your Cake House of Belmont / Lynne Belmont INNA Jam IQ Photo Jamaroo Kids Jennifer Tuton Jewelry Jewish Community Center of San Francisco Joe Gurkoff Fine Art Jurlique JW Marriott San Francisco Lily Kanter / Serena & Lily Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Kinsights La Boulange Lauren Crew Photography Le Central Little Artistas LuminaSkin Macy’s East Wendy McLaughlin, New York Life Agent Michael Merrill Design Studio, Inc. Mind in Motion My Gym Children’s Fitness Center Joyce Newstat & Susan Lowenberg Nossaman LLP Nothing Bundt Cake Oakland Raiders Options Gallery

Patland Estate Vineyards Peninsula Jewish Community Center Precise Productions DJ Josh Abrahams Prescott Hotel Ritz-Carlton San Francisco San Francisco Symphony San Jose Earthquakes Zoe & Stephen Schwartz See My World Photography / Veronika Gulchin Semifreddi’s Bakery SF Kids SpoonBar SPRITZ Candice & Richard Stark Ronna Stone & Tim Smith Studio Handelman Susie Cakes Sweet Things The Time Butler Town & Country Resources Trader Joe’s - San Francisco Tyson Promotions Los Cabos Magazine Irv Unger Vaksman Dental Group Vega Football Club W.H. Smith Wines Wise Sons Deli Yelp Foundation Eric Zamore

MATCHING GIFTS Adobe Systems Agilent Technologies Apple Bank of America Charles Schwab Chevron Cisco Systems Citrix Systems The Clorox Company Costco Deutsche Bank Fremont Group Google Hewlett-Packard Intuit Kaiser Permanente Kennedy/Jenks Consultants Lumina Foundation for Education Merck Microsoft Morrison & Foerster New York Community Trust NVIDIA TIAA-CREF Union Bank of California








Miriam Schultz Grunfeld Professional Building 2150 Post Street Mailing address: PO Box 159004 San Francisco, CA 94115



August Helbing Building Koret Family Resource Center 1710 Scott Street Mailing address: PO Box 159004 San Francisco, CA 94115


Dr. George Sugarman Swift Building 600 Fifth Avenue San Rafael, CA 94901



600 Fifth Avenue San Rafael, CA 94901



600 Fifth Avenue San Rafael, CA 94901



2534 Judah Street San Francisco, CA 94122



2534 Judah Street San Francisco, CA 94122



2150 Post Street Mailing address: PO Box 159004 San Francisco, CA 94115



2150 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94115



200 Channing Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301



200 Channing Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301



1710 Scott Street Mailing address: PO Box 159004 San Francisco, CA 94115

Koret Family Resource Center 200 Channing Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301


200 Channing Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301


Eleanor Haas Koshland Center 2001 Winward Way, Suite 200 San Mateo, CA 94404



2001 Winward Way, Suite 200 San Mateo, CA 94404



2001 Winward Way, Suite 200 San Mateo, CA 94404



1360 N. Dutton Avenue, Suite C Santa Rosa, CA 95401



1360 N. Dutton Avenue, Suite C Santa Rosa, CA 95401



1360 N. Dutton Avenue, Suite C Santa Rosa, CA 95401



2245 Post Street Mailing address: PO Box 159004 San Francisco, CA 94115



VICE PRESIDENTS Ian H. Altman Scott C. Kay James Shapiro Marina Tikhman

TREASURER Richard Segal

VICE TREASURER Douglas A. Winthrop

SECRETARY Luba Troyanovsky

DIRECTORS Joseph Alouf Lisa Bardin Tammy Crown Marci Dollinger David Dossetter Marc Fagel Rob Fram Nancy Goldberg Deborah Hoffman Alex Ingersoll Michael Janis David Kremer Kerri Lehmann Jan Maisel, MD Mark Menell Joyce Newstat John F. Sampson Lela Sarnat, PhD Ann Schilling Zoe Schwartz Miriam Sparrow Stephen Swire Robert Tandler



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