Bay Area Jewish Community Resources

Resource – a guide to Jewish life in the San Francisco Bay Area
Jewish Federation of the East Bay – building a vibrant and inclusive local Jewish community
Jewish Community Foundation – works with East Bay Jewish donors to realize their philanthropic goals
Jewish Family and Children’s Services/East Bay (JFCS) – delivers mental health and social services to Alameda and Contra Costa county clients
Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) – the central public affairs arm of the organize Bay Area Jewish community
Lehrhaus Judaica – non-denominational adult Jewish studies in Berkeley
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (at UC Berkeley) – exhibitions and programs that foster community, learning and growth
Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco – connecting art, people, and ideas

Reform Movement Resources

Ask a Rabbi – find answers to frequently asked questions or ask a question of your own
Union for Reform Judaism – serving Reform congregations in North America
Reform Judaism Online Magazine – award-winning publication for excellence in Jewish journalism
Women of Reform Judaism (formerly the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods)
Men of Reform Judaism (formerly the National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods
NFTY-EIE High School in Israel – a semester-long or summer program for Jewish teens in grades 10-12
URJ Books and Music

Interfaith Resources

Becoming a Jew – answers to basic questions about conversion
Glossary of Words and Terms for Jewish Living
Intermarried? Reform Judaism Welcomes You
Recommended Reading for Interfaith Families
What’s Missing from Our Congregation? … YOU!
Being part of a synagogue community is a priority for many; we hope it will be for you, too!

Jewish News and Analysis

j. – the Jewish News Weekly of Northern California
JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) – global news and analysis about events and issues of Jewish interest
Jerusalem Post – breaking news from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World
Ha’aretz – English-language web site for real-time news and analysis of Israel and the Middle East
The Forward – American Jewry’s foremost Jewish newspaper
Moment Magazine – independent journalism from a Jewish perspective
Tablet – a new read on Jewish life and culture
Sh’ma – a journal of Jewish ideas
Jewcy – a hip and irreverent voice for young adult Judaism

Educational Resources

My Jewish Learning – information on Jewish holidays, life, culture, beliefs, practices, history,
texts and Israel
Judaism 101 – answers to frequently asked Jewish questions
Jewish Virtual Library – a resource of the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise
InterfaithFamily.com – a web-based resource for interfaith couples and families exploring Jewish life
and making Jewish choices

Israel

Jewish National Fund (JNF) – caretakers of the land of Israel, supporting forestry and ecology
Go Israel – Israel’s official tourism web site
El Al Airlines – direct, nonstop flights to Israel
Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest (San Francisco)

Other Resources

Jewish Calendar Tools, including Jewish holidays, date converter, candle-lighting times, yahrzeit calendar, and Torah readings