Around the Bay

Jewish and Jewish LGBT orgs

A Wider Bridge: A pro-Israel organization that builds bridges between Israelis and LGBTQ North Americans and allies.

Bay Area Jewish Healing CenterJewish healing and spiritual care can help us articulate the spiritual experience where ever and how ever one engages medical attention, from the hospital bed to the clinician’s office to one’s home.  Jewish Spiritual Care also helps us define the human experiences in which spiritual yearning may come to the fore, such as when facing a difficult diagnosis or losing a loved one. We all know that when one person become ill, is in pain, comes to their last breath, and meets grief the impact is felt by those around them. These experiences may range from childbirth to a day procedure, from an emergency to a long-term stay.

Bechol Lashon: We seek to overcome the significant organizational, cultural and ideological barriers to growth in the Jewish community. A more expansive Judaism is particularly engaging for younger and unaffiliated Jews who want Judaism to reflect the global community in which they live.

Bend the Arc: Bend the Arc is building the power and passion of the progressive Jewish movement in America by bringing together Jews from across the country to advocate and organize for a more just and equal society. We are the only national Jewish organization that is focused solely on promoting these values here in the U.S.

Interfaithfamily: Supports interfaith couples, families and welcoming communities in all parts of the Bay Area. Whether you’re in the East Bay, SF, Peninsula or South Bay, we’d love to meet you and hear your stories.

Jewish Community Federation (JCF): The Federation is a volunteer-driven non-profit that builds capacity to serve Jewish people in the Bay Area, Israel and elsewhere around the world. They provide multiple special-interest groups and donor-advised funds, among other opportunities to get involved.

Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC): JCRC’s mission is to educate and advocate on issues of vital importance to the organized Jewish community based on consensus, civility and an expanded commitment to living Jewish values of social justice.

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS): For more than 40 years, JVS (Jewish Vocational Service) has strengthened our Bay Area community by helping Bay Area job seekers to build in-demand skills and confidence, make connections and secure work within a career pathway.

JIMENA (Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa): Dedicated to the preservation of Mizrahi and Sephardi culture and history, and seeks recognition for the nearly one million Jews indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa who were displaced from their country of origin in the 20th century.

Keshet: A national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life. Led and supported by LGBTQ Jews and straight allies, Keshet cultivates the spirit and practice of inclusion in all parts of the Jewish community. The Reform Movements portal where you can learn more about the movement and Judaism.

Sinai Memorial Chapel: The only full-service Jewish funeral home and chevra kadisha serving the entire spectrum of the Bay Area Jewish community for 114 years. Provides traditional and alternative funeral and burial arrangements, advanced planning and bereavement support for mourners. A community-owned, not-for-profit membership organization.

LGBT Resources

GLIDE: To create a radically inclusive, just and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization.

GSA Network: GSA Network unites trans and queer youth for racial and gender justice through Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs.

MAGNET (Strut): Strut is the new home for health and wellness from San Francisco AIDS Foundation.We’re a place where gay, bi and trans men can find tools and support to manage physical, emotional and social aspects of health.

Larkin Street Youth Services: Larkin Street provides youth between the ages of 12 and 24 with the help they need to rebuild their lives. Each year, more than 3,000 youth walk through our doors seeking help. We give them a place where they can feel safe; rebuild their sense of self-respect, trust, and hope; learn school, life and job skills; and find the confidence to build a future.

National AIDS Memorial Grove: The Grove provides, in perpetuity, a place of remembrance so that the lives of people who died from AIDS are not forgotten and the story is known by future generations.

SF AIDS Foundation: Through education, advocacy and direct services for prevention and care, we are confronting HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease. Established in 1982, our mission is the radical reduction of new infections in San Francisco because we refuse to accept HIV as inevitable.

SF LGBT Center: Connects our diverse community to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and our allies.

Transgender Law Center: Works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. We envision a future where gender self-determination and authentic expression are seen as basic rights and matters of common human dignity.