Community Corner

Work/volunteer opportunities with IsraAID

IsraAID currently has some extraordinary opportunities for individuals who are interested in working directly in the field.

1. Head of Mission in Puerto Rico:
IsraAID is looking for an individual to lead the organization’s emergency response work in Puerto Rico. IsraAID is looking for someone who has a background in humanitarian aid work as well as experience in program management in the nonprofit sphere. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Kate Applebaum at
2. Dentist Volunteer Opportunity- Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya:
IsraAID is looking for dentists who would be interested in volunteering their professional skills for 1-2 weeks at Kakuma refugee camp. The opportunity includes operating a field dental clinic and performing dental procedures in the refugee camp. This opportunity will also include conducting training on case management for local medical teams in partnering organizations. For more information please contact Kate Applebaum at
3. Dentist Assistant Volunteer Opportunity- Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya:
IsraAID is seeking dental assistants for a short volunteer opportunity using their skills for 1-2 weeks at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. This opportunity includes assisting with dental procedures and the field dental clinic operations. In addition, the team will be conducting training for continued case management with local medical teams in partnering organizations. For more information please contact Kate Applebaum at 

Have Your Voice for a Nuclear-Free World be Heard

The United Religions Initiative is a global grassroots interfaith network that cultivates peace and justice by engaging people to bridge religious and cultural differences and work together for the good of their communities and the world. Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons CC is one of 871 member groups and organizations, called Cooperation Circles, that engage in community action such as conflict resolution and reconciliation, environmental sustainability, education, women’s and youth programs, and advocacy for human rights. URI’s networks span over 100 countries.
To fortify you with thought and soul on the issue of Nuclear proliferation, please go to to read URI’s Call to Conscience statement and view their Nuclear Prayer video. On their website, you will be able to learn more about the URI, their mission, and specific steps you can take to have your voice heard.

Relationship Support Group for Women

San Francisco Support Group Forming This Fall for women who feel unsafe in their relationships, past or present. The support group is co-led by Shalom Bayit and Bay Area Jewish Healing Center to create a spiritually healing atmosphere for women who have experienced abuse. It is free and confidential with childcare provided. All women are welcome regardless of age, affiliation, partner’s gender, or current relationship status. We welcome non-Jewish and transgender people who are seeking a Jewish women-centered space. To sign up, call Shalom Bayit at (510) 845-8874.
For more information about Shalom Bayit, visit 

What to bring with you in an emergency!

AARP has put together an excellent list of what to put inside your Go Bag in cases of emergency!

#Volunteers are needed for the Institute on Aging‘s Friendship line. Please consider sharing this post with friends or people you know who have time to give to this special service.

Trained volunteers at the Friendship Line make and receive calls to and from individuals who are either in crisis or just in need of a compassionate voice and listening ear. Learn more!

Join Emanu-El on the 2018 Summer Congregation Emanu-El Trip to Israel with Rabbi Ryan Bauer!
SAVE THE DATES! June 26 – July 7, 2018

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San Francisco, CA 94118
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