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Bay Area Jewish Healing Center: Delivering grief and other spiritual counseling services to key sectors of our Jewish ecosystem. Using technology when necessary throughout the crisis.

Local JCCs have all closed their facilities. They have been most significantly impacted by revenue loss directly caused by the shelter-in-place restrictions, with the elimination of 80-90% of earned income from membership dues, program fees, and tuitions.

Jewish Family and Children’s Services and Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay: First responders to community members who are especially vulnerable during this pandemic emergency. JFCS also supports the community with a food bank.

Jewish Preschools in the Bay Area have mostly suspended or refunded tuition and furloughed teachers. Schools will face significant start-up costs to rehire teachers and recruit families, with dramatic increases in scholarship needs. There are nearly 40 Jewish preschools across our region enrolling over 2,500 children.

Jewish Summer Camps in Northern California face existential financial hardship if camp is canceled this summer. All camps are planning for partial or full summer closures and have made a commitment to refund registration fees. Camps have already reported cancellations and requests for increased scholarships due to family job loss.

JVS: As unemployment has grown dramatically since the beginning of the crisis, JVS is expanding job search support and job training services for the community. They are currently coordinating with industry partners and expanding programming to meet the urgent needs of job seekers.

Serve the Moment is an initiative, powered by Repair the World, a Jewish service organization. The initiative helps address local community needs from COVID-19 and/or supports Jewish young adult volunteer service with those needs. They are seeking local funding of $100K total through the spring and have raised $38K to date, including a recent grant of $20K from our COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.

UpStart Jewish Innovator Payroll Relief Fund: Supporting the 100+ organizations in their Venture Network who work to make our community more just, vibrant, and inclusive. These cutting-edge Jewish organizations currently face unprecedented challenges as they navigate the new realities of lost revenue and financial uncertainty.

Urban Adamah: Delivering fresh produce to seniors in the community, as well as continuing many programs online.