Israeli House – SF consulate
The Israeli House, an extension of the state of Israel abroad, is a reliable and supportive source of information and helps Israelis who are interested in returning to Israel.
Another key role of the Israeli House is to serve as a meeting place for Israelis, where they can express their Israeli identity, in a Hebrew-speaking environment, and experience Israel's public holidays and religious festivals by participating in social and cultural activities with an Israeli orientation.
IH Events: conferences for returning residents, holiday events (Tu B’shvat, memorial day & Israel independence day, etc.), story time in Hebrew, lectures, Israeli film festivals and Israeli artist’s shows.
IH Partners with other organizations to support and produce cultural events, holiday celebrations and other Israeli community events – in Hebrew.
Contact info: Liat Winkler – Director of Israeli House, Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest. p: 415-844-7503, f: 415-844-7555
Maagalim was founded in 2014, and currently has over 120 active volunteers.
Maagalim focuses on the needs of the local Israeli community providing support to families and individuals through crises and difficult periods. All of Maagalim’s services provided free of charge by its network of volunteers, while fully respecting the privacy and confidentiality of the recipients.
Hagit Zeev – Psyco-therapist
Mirit Kopelman- Social Worker
Einat Land- Organizational Consultant
Ronit Sharir- Organizational Consultant
Contact us if you would like to donate, volunteer, or get assistance in any way
Kesher – Everything Jewish For Families
Our aim is to assist you in adding Jewishness to your lives in ways that work for you – in your home, with friends, within the community.
Our service is free and open to all families on the South Peninsula
Sign up for Kesher’s e-newsletter for a monthly listing of everything Jewish for families in the area.
Kesher is powered by Jewish LearningWorks.
AIPAC- The American Israel Public Affairs committee
Events and activities:
AIPAC Policy Conference in DC
AIPAC works with Jewish organizations and Synagogues in Silicon Valley to create and cultivate
our pro-Israel community, to empower grassroots mobilization and legislative outreach
Creating a large Pacific North West delegation to the AIPAC Policy Conference together with partner organizations and synagogues
Collaborating with partner organizations for events and briefings
Cultivating our next generation of pro-Israel activists through High-schools, collage campuses and various organizations
Silicon Valley Leadership Management Director
www.aipac.org Yoni Saadi
Bank Leumi Silicon Valley
We focus exclusively on Technology and Startup companies. We offer benefits that are tailored to such companies’ needs.
We Value Relationships. We are a boutique branch that provides warm and personal service. We know all of our customers by names and we are happy to assist them outside of our normal business office hours and outside of our defined role.
We offer the Highest Interest Rates on Deposits. We understand that Startups need high liquidity so we offer short time deposits with the BEST interest rates in the market.
We are experts at Multi Currencies Activities and Hedges, with abilities like no other local bank.
Yearly Activities By weekly on campus meetings
3-5 Yearly cross Campus seminars
8 weeks personal internship /Israel
Current partnering with local organizations:
8/11 Hillel campus coordinators
Celebrating Shabat Israeli style
“Tachles”/ Hebrew for non speakers- Launched in San Jose
On Campus Community Projects(4 LA campuses) and participation in communal events(Yom Hazikaron)
Onward Israel-Socializing and learning with 3-4 int’l Jewish groups during summer
IEFF- Israeli Executives& Founders Forum
Established in 2007 (By Moshik Racach and Eran Wagner)
Mission– Create a space for the Israeli-American high tech community to meet, educate, assist and expose them to Silicon Valley and help the Isr. High-tech
IEFF is a non for profit and free organization with over 700 active members
Management (voluntarily): Moshik Racach, Onn Ganel and Oded Hermoni
Profile of members- Age 30-50, 90% Israeli born, 30% Start ups, 30% Corporate, 15% Investors, 15% Other and ~130 companies
Activities-1-2 events every month (lectures by Israeli and US executives, presentations by new start ups, Open discussions) Average participation – 120/150 members
The events are held at the JCC or Google. Sponsors: Leumi, JCC, Google
In 2013 IEFF launched an active map of Israeli Start ups in the Bay Area
In Q1 2014- Launching website and more activities
Active Facebook and LinkedIn pages with high involvement of the members
Partnering with many SV organizations
The Shevet has 250 members from 4th to 12th grade, with focus on the H
ebrew speaking, Jewish community members with strong orientation to Israel
We promote three main activities: Leadership development, community involvement and gaining skills for life
Beside the ongoing activities, the Shevet participates and leads many community events. The kids participate in activities led by counselors under the guidance of the shevet lead counselors.
Iris Lahav and Omri Poran- Shevet Hamifratz
FRIENDS OF ISRAEL SCOUTS, INC.
Creating a group framework of guidance and support for young Jewish Americans and local Israelis who choose to spend a significant time in Israel and serve in the IDF.
A gap year of volunteering program for Hebrew speaking young adults (17-19 y/o)
A summer delegation of ten gifted singing and dancing Israeli teenagers who travel across the United States and Canada and bringing Israeli culture and entertainment
A month long Israel summer program for teens (14-18 y/o), in collaboration with the Israeli Scouts and Gadna, the Educational Division of the IDF
Dana Shmueli, Director, Pacific Northwest Region
Name: Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF)
Position: Ricki Alon, FIDF Regional Chair
Events: Gala Dinner 2014, Date TBD
Partner: We often bring soldiers and FIDF representatives and would be happy to collaborate with other organizations.
Website address: www.fidf.org
870 Market St., Suite 1015
San Francisco, CA 94102
A Wider Bridge
A Wider Bridge seeks to inspire LGBT Jews to deepen their Jewish identity through connection with
Israel and to develop stronger connections between LGBT communities in Israel and North America. We program in the following areas:
Travel and Exchange
Education and cultural programming
Online resources and social networking
Advocacy and Philanthropy
We sponsor and co-sponsor programs that bring Israeli and North American LGBT people together. We partner with Jewish mainstream and Jewish LGBT organizations and organizations serving the broader LGBT community. Our programs take place in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, New York and
Israel with plans to expand in the future
Jewish Learning Works
Working with schools and educators providing:
Resources, programs and exhibitions
Classic Israeli Tales
Newsletter and list serve
Trips for educators twinning
Vavi Toran – Israel Education Arts and Culture Specialist
Ilan Vitemberg – Director of Educational Support Services
Hebrew Language and Literature
Academic events for Stanford professors and students (workshops, lectures, etc.) Collaborations with ICC and OFJCC
Vered Shemtov, Ph.D.
Stanford University, Hebrew Language and Literature
Rock is more than a music genre, it is a being.
An ideology of authenticity, revolt against conformity,
and the elevation of feelings over reason.
We Are Here To Show The Rock Side Of Israel!
Our programs use the same format to engage a different audiences:
Pre-trip general education and research on a particular topic in Israel;
Interviews in Israel with experts on location;
Post-trip presentations to share their slice of Israel with peers and community members.
Programs = Write On For Israel teen program, BlueStar Fellows college program, Israel Law Exchange.
We also provide Israel advocacy support and training to organizations worldwide (most recently Irish4Israel in Cork, Ireland)
BlueStar partners with BBYO, USY, NCSY/B’nei Akiva, Midrasha on programming and educational activities. We are partnering with the Oshman JCC Teen Center for this year's Write On For Israel program.
Jonathan Carey, BlueStar Founder and Executive Director
email@example.com (415) 543-6300 www.bluestar.us.com
JNF- Jewish National Fund
Jewish National Fund gives all generations of Jews a unique voice in building a prosperous future for the land of Israel and its people.
Current public activities include:
Parlor meetings & presentations at synagogues & JCCs
Current partners include:
Synagogues & JCCs
JNF partner organizations such as
Alexander Muss High School in Israel & Nefesh B’Nefesh
Would like to partner with other organizations involved in building the land of Israel
Senior Campaign Executive, Northern California & Pacific Northwest Region
415-677-9600 ext 973 firstname.lastname@example.org
IVN-Israel Venture Network
IVN is an impact investment organization, creating sustainable social change in Israel through
breakthrough social enterprise programs and venture philanthropy
We organize members events around the country discussing social gaps in Israel and innovative solutions from the social enterprise sector
We bring audiences together for those kind of gatherings
Contact Information: Iris@israelventurenetwork.org
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
We are delighted to co-sponsor and collaborate with other local Israel-based and Jewish organizations when appropriate
Our annual typical programming includes:
Lectures and symposia featuring BGU faculty
Social receptions in Associates’ homes
Tours to Israel and other places of Jewish interest
Informative programs co-sponsored with other Jewish Organizations
Regional Director, Northwest Region
Shalom Hartman Institute
Addressing the major challenges facing the Jewish people in the goal of elevating the quality of Jewish liSan Francisco Bay Area Events and Activities
Hartman Jewish Leadership Project in partnership with the Koret Foundation
Israeli Cultural Connection of the Oshman Family JCC
JCC of San Francisco
Jewish Family & Children’s Services of San Francisco
Jewish Federation of the East Bay
Northern California Engaging Israel Initiative
Brings Bay Area congregations, Hillel foundations, and other community groups into dialogue on the establishment of a new narrative of Jewish values and ideas. It is our hope that this communal conversation will encourage Jews to engage with Israel and to act on a vision of what they believe can and ought to shape the modern Jewish nation.
Hartman Community Roundtables
Hartman Community Roundtables convene diverse cohorts of Bay Area change agents for learning in conversation with major Jewish thought leaders who articulate the big questions confronting the Jewish people and envision future directions.
Leadership Study Groups
Jamie Hyams, Associate Director, West Coast
Jamie.email@example.com (510) 207-0748 www.shalomhartman.org
Young Judaea has Israel Programs for 15-35 year olds.
Whether it’s your first trip to Israel or you’ve been there many times , Young Judaea’s programs will show you a side of Israel you’ve never seen before!
We’d like to partner with other Israel focused organizations to help us get our word out.
We can run Israel programing for your organization on varies topics that will give you a look at Israel today
All of our programs are interactive dynamic and free of charge
For more information:
Aliza Grayevsky – Young Judaea's west coast Shlicha
Hillel at Stanford
providing undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, local alumni, as well as members of the Bay Area Jewish community with a connection to Jewish life.
The San Francisco-Haifa Sister City Committee
ARTHUR K. WACHTEL, CHAIR
NIKOLAJ WOLFSON, MD
ROSELYNE CISSY SWIG
World Zionist Organization
Department for Diaspora Activities, North America
Beit Ha’am – An Open Nuanced Discussion about Israel
Tachles – A Fresh Approach to Every Day Hebrew
The Voices Fellowship – Social Justice and Israel
Israeli Community in Manhattan– Israeli Shabbat & Chag
Rotem Malach, Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival
Tzvia Shelef – Executive Director
Margalit Raviv – Program Director
4 weeks of film festival: Oct – Nov
Movies year round
Website : www.svjff.org
Contact : email@example.com
The Best Israeli Live-Music Party Band in the SF Bay Area Organizations / Partners:
Any Israeli adults communities all over USA
הפרוייקט מציע מערך תמיכה וליווי לאימהות ישראליות (וגם לאבות) בעמק הסיליקון, הכולל מסירת ארוחה חמה, תמיכה רגשית ועזרה עם התינוק בבית בזמן שהמשפחות נמצאות הרחק, בישראל. תומכות הפרוייקט כולן ישראליות, מתנדבות מהקהילה, התורמות מזמנן מכל הלב ותוך תחושת סיפוק גדולה.
פרוייקט החסידה הינו ה״אוהל האדום״ של כולנו, מאפשר את חיזוק הקשר לקהילה ומעצים את הקהל הנשי שלנו, הן התומך והן הנתמך.
הפרויקט הוקם ע״י הרב לנדא וסוניה רעייתו, העומדים בראש מרכז חב״ד הישראלי בפאלו אלטו. מרכזות את הפרוייקט שירה גולן, אופיר חגי-נבל וטלי גניר.