Archive for Category: "Israel Seminar"

‘You Don’t Have to be Jewish’: JCCSF Israel Trips Forge Bonds Among Diverse Staff

‘You Don’t Have to be Jewish’: JCCSF Israel Trips Forge Bonds Among Diverse Staff

Arturo (aka “Art”) Lucio came to the Jewish Community of San Francisco about six years ago under unusual circumstances: as a graduate of the Jericho Project, a rehabilitation program for nonviolent offenders. Chris Sundblad, Director of Building Operations and Security, took the Salinas-native on for a temp job, and when he proved himself clean and […]

A Staff Trip Like No Other: Highlights of the JCCSF Staff Seminar to Israel, January 2013

A Staff Trip Like No Other: Highlights of the JCCSF Staff Seminar to Israel, January 2013

Upon their return from the January 2013 JCCSF Staff Seminar to Israel, participants reflected on the experience. This video compiles photos and videos taken by Jhos Singer, trip leader Ariel Goldstein, and others in the group, presenting an overall collective vision of what they saw and did.  

Israel Day 11: Wine Comes In, Truth Comes Out!

Israel Day 11: Wine Comes In, Truth Comes Out!

  We began our day by visiting the dig site of Tel Maresha, the ancestral home of King Herod.  We were instantly catapulted back in time as we dug and sifted through the earth to discover artifacts that trace 2200 years back. Our activities were lead by Ian Stern who explained the amazing history behind Maresha.  Ian informed us that Maresha is a very […]

Israel Seminar Day 10: Connections

Israel Seminar Day 10: Connections

As we board the bus to begin our day’s adventure in Holon, our sense of camaraderie is undeniable. Friendships have solidified in the last 10 days and we are comfortable wondering aloud why the JCCSF has a relationship with a community center in Holon.  We further wonder how the role of a community center in […]