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Causes: Congregate Meals, Food, Human Services, Neighborhood Centers, Recreation & Sports, Sports, Young Mens or Womens Associations

Mission: The mission of the jewish community center of san francisco (jccsf) is to enrich life, build jewish identity, promote the development of meaningful bonds within our community, and to facilitate connections with israel and jews worldwide. The jccsf is the jewish gateway and neighborhood where all are welcome. It provides quality experiences through a mix of formal and informal jewish educational, recreational, and cultural activities. People of all ages, faiths and backgrounds are invited to participate at their level of interest and encouraged toward higher levels of involvement in jewish life and in the community at large.

Target demographics: Family, children and seniors in the Bay Area and beyond.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 100,000 people

Geographic areas served: Bay Area

Programs: The koret center for health, fitness & sport at the jccsf promotes health and wellness by providing fitness, aquatics, sports, and education programs for people of all ages. With exceptional facilities and outstanding professionals, the program is dedicated to helping individuals improve their personal fitness, health, and lifestyle. The koret center for health, fitness & sport promotes and builds community by engaging people in classes, sports and recreational activities in which they can meet and have fun with 13,500 center members and another 5,000 community members who share their interests.

the claude & louise rosenberg early childhood education program enriches the lives of over 400 young children and their families by providing a variety of opportunities for learning, growth and exploration in a jewish setting. The program's reggio emilia-inspired approach to early childhood education fosters strong relationships between children, teachers, and parents. This approach supports and enriches family life and jewish community life through parent/baby/toddler groups, parent education, family education, social programs, and holiday celebrations.

the goldman center for adult living and learning; the taube-koret center for jewish peoplehood; the friend center for the arts; and the kritzer/ross emigre program provide adults with quality experiences through a mix of formal and informal jewish educational, recreational, and cultural activities. People of all ages are invited to participate at their level of interest and encouraged toward higher levels of involvement in jewish life and in the community at large. Daily offerings include classes ranging from fine arts, cooking, music, dance, ceramics, foreign language study, and career development to an international travel program, and much more. Over 20,000 individuals attend the arts & ideas performances and lectures annually. See continuation on schedule o. In addition, the jccsf serves more than 17,000 hot lunches, six days a week and provides other free and low-cost daytime programming for low-income seniors annually.

the havurah youth center provides an afterschool enrichment program for children in san francisco that meets monday-friday and school holidays. Ancillary services include onsite parking, dayenu gift shop, and community table (cafe) sales.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to a program at the JCC that was amazing- and FREE! It was a completely subsidized program for young adults on Jewish learning. There were interesting classes on comparative religion, free food and musical performances, and I didn't feel weird that I'm not even Jewish. Their building was extremely nice and the people there were friendly. I was impressed that they could offer such a nice program for free.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a new employee at the JCC in San Francisco and am really impressed with the quality of both their programming and operations. As someone who previously worked in the private sector, I was unprepared for the level of professionalism, enthusiasm, and efficiency of the staff here. I also participate in programs at the JCC and am a gym member. The building is beautiful, the gym is nice, and the people who work here and who come here are both friendly overall.