***POSTPONED*** In Conversation - A Convening of Community in Lafayette

A gathering to discuss the future of the Bay Area Jewish community

With the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Bay Area, we are committed to doing all we can to preserve the health and safety of our community. To that end, we have made the decision to postpone these In Conversation gatherings and will update you with a rescheduled date.

Join Federation CEO, Danny Grossman, and Incoming Board Chair Arthur Slepian for a community convening.

The East Bay and San Francisco-based Federations have a history of effective partnership. And now that we’re officially joined, we have begun increasing efficiencies to better serve you and move to the next evolution of collaboration between our organizations. Whether you live or work in Oakland, Palo Alto, San Rafael, or San Francisco, we are all connected to one another, and as history has taught us, we are stronger when we work together. This is an opportunity to meet Federation leadership, lay leaders and professionals in person and gain greater insight on how we’re are uniquely creating a life of meaning and connection to Judaism as we move forward together.

  • Hear about the Federation's strategic direction
  • Listen to new opportunities being presented for the East Bay community
  • Get updates on the East Bay and San Francisco integration
  • Ask questions as well as share comments and concerns

Light kosher refreshments will be served.

Registration will be closed after April 1.


If you cannot make this date, there will be an earlier event scheduled for 

Wednesday, March 25
5:30-7:00 pm
Beth Jacob Congregation
3778 Park Blvd, Oakland, CA 94610

Interests: Meetings
April 06, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Temple Isaiah
945 Risa Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549
Parking will be available on-site for Temple Isaiah
Free, Register by April 1


Organized By: 
The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
Event Contact Person: 
Andy Kastner
Danny Grossman, CEO, Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund
Danny, a successful business owner and entrepreneur, has served extensively on the Federation’s Board of Directors, Endowment and other committees, as well as on numerous Jewish and non-Jewish boards. He brings decades of experience as a leader in the Bay Area’s Jewish and civic communities, and many years of business and public sector leadership. Previously, he was CEO of SLOW Food for Fast Lives and CEO and founder of Wild Planet Entertainment. He also served for seven years in the U.S. Foreign Service, as a diplomat overseas and at the Department of State. He holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University and received his B.A. in Russian and East European Studies from Yale University.
Arthur Slepian, Incoming Board Chair
Arthur is the founder, Board Member, and immediate past Executive Director of A Wider Bridge, a North American organization working through education, advocacy, relationship building, and grantmaking to create equality in and for Israel. Since its founding in 2010, it has grown from a small San Francisco-based startup to a national organization, bringing hundreds of U.S LGBTQ leaders on its missions to Israel and providing financial and strategic support for Israel’s LGBTQ organizations. Arthur is a current Vice President and Former President of the Board of Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco. He also was past chair of the Federation’s LGBTQ Alliance Advisory Committee.