Community Partners and Staff

The Jewish Baby Network is sponsored by congregations Beth Am and Kol Emeth. We are supported by the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund along with PJ Library, Congregations Kol Emeth, Beth Am, Beth Jacob, Peninsula Temple Beth El, PJCC, the Meredith Goldsmith Philanthropic Fund, the Harry and Carol Saal Family Fund, private donors, and individuals like you! We also partner with a large consortium of additional synagogues and Jewish organizations. The Jewish Baby Network creates a welcoming and pluralistic community in which expectant parents and young families engage in Jewish life by learning and celebrating together.

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Jewish Baby Network Director

Carol Booth is the Director of the Jewish Baby Network. She has a Masters in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York and over twenty years experience in the field of Jewish education. Carol lives in Palo Alto with her husband, David, and has three children, Joshua, Naomi, and Maytal. Besides teaching, hiking, and singing along to ’80s music, Carol enjoys building community and creating memories with her family.

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JBN SF Program Manager

Alyssa Zagorie brings tremendous warmth, creativity, energy and enthusiasm to our SF chapter. With a background in marketing and a strong commitment to Jewish community, she is a wonderful asset to the Jewish Baby Network team. She and her family recently moved to SF from Seattle, and she is enjoying connecting with new families in the area.

Strategic Board & Community Advisers

The Jewish Baby Network is grateful for the talents and support from its Board Members: Rachel Tasch, Elaine Sigal, Gary Geller, Eric Stone, Serena Weingrod, Julie Dorsey, and Tracy Mizraki Kraft. We also receive support from our Community Advisers: Janis Popp, Lisa Peckler, Ethan Kuniyoshi, and Monica Kuniyoshi. Lisa Kelly designed and maintains our website.

We are blessed to have the following partners:

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The Jewish Chaplaincy at Stanford Medicine
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