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JewishFed SF
Our vision is to ensure a vibrant, connected, and enduring Jewish community.
Our vision is to ensure a vibrant, connected, and enduring Jewish community.

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Today on Yom HaShoah, we remember ALL of those who were lost to the depths of human cruelty and violence. We will never forget. #Shoah

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Join us to honor Israel in our Hearts Award recipients on May 6 at #Israel66SF!

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This summer, travel to #Israel with YAD, our Young Adult Division, for only $599 after a generous subsidy. Learn more at

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You've never seen the Purim story told like this:

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G’mar Chatima Tova – May we all be sealed in the book of life for a sweet, peaceful and fulfilling year ahead.

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The Day of Philanthropy brings together our community's greatest assets - our donors, leaders, and professionals - to learn, connect, and celebrate our collective impact.

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7:45 - 11:30 am
Advanced Planning Techniques for Our Uncertain Times

SPEAKER: Paul N. Frimmer, Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP

Paul Frimmer specializes in estate planning, wills and trusts, probate and trust administration, postmortem tax planning, probate litigation, art law, charitable giving and tax issues relating to these matters.

12:00 - 1:45 pm
Community Luncheon honoring past JCF President Ron Kaufman and Keynote Address by Ambassador Dennis Ross

HONOREE: Ron Kaufman

Ron Kaufman has served JCF continuously since 1959 in various capacities, including serving as President from 1984-1986. Ron currently serves on the Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors, and among his significant past leadership, he has worked on every annual campaign since 1959, served as Chair of the Overseas Committee, leading to the opening of JCF’s Israel office, served as Chair of the Committee on Needs of the Elderly, which led to the establishment of Menorah Park, and is a long-term member of the Endowment Committee. Ron has also served the broader Bay Area community with leadership in both Jewish and non-Jewish civic organizations and non-profits.

"The Election is Over: What Lies Ahead For U.S. Middle East Policy?"

For the past twelve years Ambassador Ross has played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process and dealing directly with the parties in negotiations. A highly skilled diplomat and scholar, Ambassador Ross led the peace process during both the George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations and is the author of several influential books on the peace process. He most recently served as special assistant to President Obama and National Security Council senior director for the Central Region, as well as special advisor to Secretary of State Clinton. In December 2011, Ambassador Ross rejoined the Washington Institute for Near East Policy as counselor.

2:00 - 4:30 pm
These free interactive philanthropic workshops cover the personal, technical, and cutting-edge issues that impact philanthropy today. Topics include:

- Multi-Generational Approaches to Philanthropy: Lessons From Our Leaders
- With The Election Over, What's Next For Estate Planning?**
- Hot Topics in Jewish Philanthropy: Innovative & Entrepreneurial Ideas
- Creating Legacy By Crafting Inspirational Family Stories
- The Impact of Social Media on Philanthropy
- Setting Your Philanthropic Goals: Strategies To Deepen Your Impact

4:30 - 6:00 pm
The Day of Philanthropy will conclude with a reception co-sponsored by JCF's Women's Philanthropy, Business Leadership Council, and Young Adult Division.

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Shana Tova everyone! May the upcoming year (5773!) be filled with joy, good health, peace and prosperity.

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This High Holiday season, create a new ritual for yourself. Reflect online with 10Q starting Sept. 16. 10 questions for reflection delivered to you online over 10 days, with your answers returned to you a year later.

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Op-Ed by JCF's CEO: "Many people don’t realize that our public universities — the institutions we pay our tax dollars to support  — are overrun with anti-Semitic rhetoric that extends beyond the boundaries of what should be considered free speech."
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