East Bay

Local Jewish Resources

Below are some local Jewish agencies and organizations that serve young Jewish families in East Bay.

JCC East Bay  – Berkeley and Oakland. Please click here to be directed to a list of current programs that may appeal to expectant and new families.

Jewish Family and Community Services – JFCS provides the highest quality, research-based social services designed to strengthen individuals, strengthen families, and strengthen community.

PJ Library East Bay  – PJ Library mails free, high quality Jewish children’s literature and music to families on a monthly basis. To sign up for your baby to receive these wonderful gifts, click here.

18 Doors – 18 Doors supports multi-faith families all over the Bay Area interested in exploring Jewish life.

Contemporary Jewish Museum – This treasure of a museum in located in San Francisco and has wonderful programming, including art-making and gallery tours for young families on Sundays.

The Jewish Community Federation – The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund is a philanthropic catalyst, connecting Bay Area Jews – of all ages, backgrounds, and perspectives – to the power we have as a community to improve the world.  The Jewish Baby Network is funded by a generous grant from the Jewish Community Federation.

Edah Afterschool Program – Edah is a full-service Jewish afterschool program that combines the best of recreation, enrichment, and education.

Jewish Resource Guide – The Jewish Resource Guide connects you with hundreds of Jewish-focused business, services and organizations, covering the breadth and depth of Jewish life in the greater Bay Area.

Afikomen Judaica–  A Jewish Lifestyle store in the Berkeley. Find everything you need to celebrate Jewish holidays and life cycles. Specialties include friendly service, a welcoming space for all ages, affiliations and orientations, works by local and Israeli artists, Fair Trade Judaica products, a Tallit Boutique, Chuppah Rentals and a Ketubah Gallery. Browse the curated selection of ritual items, holiday items, jewelry, menorahs, seder plates, haggadahs, books, wine, gifts, children’s toys, and so much more.