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‘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 Seminar, Day 8: Questions Upon Questions

Israel Seminar, Day 8: Questions Upon Questions

Go Niners! Just because we are in Israel, doesn’t mean we aren’t following the 49ers. Late last night a group of us headed out to Mike’s Place, a sports bar off Jaffe Street, to catch the 49er/Falcons game. The trip included a series of decisions: walk or taxi?  (We walked on this balmy night.) Where […]

Israel Seminar Day 7: Confronting the Holocaust at Yad Vashem

Israel Seminar Day 7: Confronting the Holocaust at Yad Vashem

After a colorful week absorbing rich Israeli culture, ranging from camel rides to concerts, today was a more sobering occasion: We spent the morning at the Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum. While we’re all familiar with the horrors of the Holocaust, I don’t think any of us were prepared for the powerful impact of seeing the […]