JFCS East Bay continues to be very busy welcoming new refugees! In August alone, they resettled 77 Afghans in the East Bay community. To put this number into context, that’s about what we might typically expect to resettle in half a year. With your donations and support, all of you are part of making this possible. As the Jewish new year is here, this is a time for renewal and hope for the future, as we all work together to support our new neighbors as their lives in our community begin.
Please consider purchasing something from this Amazon Wish List. These items are shipped to JFCS office in Concord and put directly into the hands of refugees.
Join the SF Black-Jewish (& Allies) Unity Group
Partner: SF Black-Jewish (& Allies) Unity Group
Meets 2nd Thursday of each month
To sign up or for more information, email Rachel Montana
In 2016, Rabbi Beth Singer and congregant Malcolm Gissen collaborated with leaders within the African American community in San Francisco to create the SF Black-Jewish Unity Group. Since then, the two communities have been working together to fight injustice and bring about change. All are welcome to join the group. As of now, the Unity Group will not hold in-person meetings. Monthly meetings have moved to ZOOM every second Thursday of the month from, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm.
Congregation Emanu-El Supports Get 1 Give 1
A people-to-people initiative to speed the spread of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide
In the Bay Area, we are fortunate to have ample access to free COVID-19 vaccines, which has resulted in one of the highest rates of vaccinations in the country. We can give that peace of mind to another by supporting the cost of a vaccine. Get 1 Give 1 contributions go to COVAX-AMC, the global mechanism created to buy and distribute vaccines to 92 lower-income countries. All money contributed goes directly to purchasing vaccines (instead of overhead costs). Through this simple act, we can expand protection against COVID-19 and end the pandemic faster.
Year-round Collection Bins
We have traditionally held clothing and household collection bins year-round at Emanu-El for St. Anthony’s and non-perishable food collection bins for both the San Francisco Food Bank and Jewish Family and Children Services.
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