American Jewish World Service (CA)

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is the leading Jewish organization working to promote human rights and end poverty in the developing world. AJWS advances the health and rights of women, girls and LGBT people; promotes civil and political rights; defends access to food, land and water; and aids communities in the aftermath of disasters. We pursue lasting change by supporting grassroots and global human rights organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and by mobilizing our community in the U.S. to advocate for global justice. Working together, we strive to build a more just and equitable world.
Contact: Nina Gerber - Send Email
Phone: 415-593-3280
Address: 131 Steuart Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Be'chol Lashon (In Every Tongue)

Be'chol Lashon (In Every Tongue) grows and strengthens the Jewish people through ethnic, cultural, and racial inclusiveness. We advocate for the diversity that has characterized the Jewish people throughout history, and through contemporary forces including intermarriage, conversion and adoption. We foster an expanding Jewish community that embraces its differences.
Contact: Michael DeYoung - Send Email
Phone: 415-386-2604
Address: 3198 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

Brandeis Marin

Brandeis Marin is a K-8 independent, co-educational Jewish day school which offers creative, rigorous, project-based academics. Our unique community reflects the diversity of the varied religious, cultural and socio-economic tapestry of the world around us. Everyone is welcome here!
Brandeis Marin is located on the campus of the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center in San Rafael, Ca.
Contact: Anya Aron - Send Email
Phone: 415.472.1833
Address: 180 North San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903

Camp & Youth at Marin JCC

Voted one of Marin's best summer camps year after year, Marin JCC Camp offers top-notch summer and winter programming for kids of all ages and backgrounds, from toddlers to teens. Our camp is ACA Accredited, holding us to higher standards for excellence and safety, and our staff is fully trained in First Aid, AED and CPR, offering campers one of the safest environments to spend their summer days.

Marin JCC Camp offers three types of camp programming: traditional camps, specialty camps and NEW this summer we are including a CIT program. See our website to download our PDF brochure and see what amazing camps are right for you!
Contact: Lauren Bohne - Send Email
Phone: 415.444.8055
Address: 200 N San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903

Center for Jewish Peoplehood

The Center for Jewish Peoplehood at the JCC offers adult Jewish learning opportunities--classes, speakers, workshops and exhibits.
Contact: Mara Tzizik-Swanson - Send Email
Phone: 415.444.8090
Address: 200 N San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903

Chabad Jewish Center of Novato

Inspired by the teachings and legacy of The Lubavitcher Rebbe, in 2012 Rabbi Menachem and Adina Landa founded Chabad Jewish center of Novato, which serves as a unique and vibrant beacon of Jewish life and education in Novato.

Chabad is dedicated to making the beauty and joys of our Jewish traditions and heritage accessible, relevant, and meaningful. 

You may consider yourself reform, conservative, orthodox, or unaffiliated. At Chabad we see you as Jewish. No labels. No differences. Chabad of Novato is a home for every Jew.

We welcome and accept all Jews regardless of background or affiliation.

In 2014, Chabad of Novato was voted by the Jewish Weekly (the J) as the top choice for synagogue life in the North Bay for the following 3 categories: Adult education, innovative thinking and social action. See the article here

So send us an email, give us a call, sign up to our email and mailing list, and browse through our website. We encourage you to learn more and become an active participant in and supporter of our vibrant and growing community - we look forward to personally greeting you at an upcoming event or class.
Contact: Rabbi Menachem - Send Email
Phone: 415.878.6770
Address: 7430 Redwood Blvd, #D
Novato, CA 94945

Congregation Kol Shofar

Congregation Kol Shofar is a dynamic congregation rooted in the enduring values of Jewish traditions, while embracing innovations that enrich contemporary Jewish life. We cultivate personal spiritual growth and connection to a caring community. Together we create meaningful, accessible experiences of learning, prayer, service, and celebration to help people of all ages and diverse backgrounds live more purposeful lives and improve the world.
Contact: Congregation Kol Shofar - Send Email
Phone: 415.388.1818
Address: 215 Blackfield Drive
Tiburon, CA 94920

Congregation Rodef Sholom

Congregation Rodef Sholom is a kehilla kedosha, a sacred community that welcomes Jews and their families with open arms and open minds. We're linked to our past and actively building our future. We're multi-generational and multi-cultural. Whether you are married, single, with or without kids, a member of the LGBQT community, a Jew by choice or by birth, in an interfaith family, or disabled, we welcome you. Rodef Sholom is a community that will stand by you through all your life cycle events, from birth and b'nai mitzvah, through illness and death.
Our aim is to help build Jewish lives that are authentic – to touch us where we are today, and still provide room to grow. In doing so, we envision individuals that are enriched and a community that is transformed.
Contact: Molly Hirschfeld - Send Email
Phone: 415.479.3441
Address: 170 North San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903

Congregation Shir Shalom

Congregation Shir Shalom's mission is to be a strong, stable, growing and vital home of Jewish life in the Sonoma Valley that:
- Provides to all Jews and their families the opportunity to celebrate, practice, teach and learn from their religion and their cultural heritage in ways that support and respect each individual's personal sense of their own Jewishness;
- Enables and encourages all to share and affirm their lives with others in the Jewish community in ways that are most comfortable and supportive for them;
- Fosters active service by our community to the larger communities of which we are an integral and important part.
Contact: Maddy Leader - Send Email
Phone: 707.935.3636
Address: 252 W Spain St
Sonoma, CA 95476

Gan Israel Preschool

Gan Israel is an independent Jewish community preschool specializing in respecting and valuing each individual child and their family. Our student to teacher ratio and our group size is low in order to best serve each child and family. In addition to school readiness skills we focus on teaching and modeling human values- kindness, caring and respect. We focus on teaching children how to honor and respect the world they live in; nature and Tikun Olom, repairing the world, is an underlying theme in all we teach. Gan Israel welcomes and honors children and families of all religions and levels of observance.
Ages: 18m-5yrs
Hours-: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Contact: Gittel R Goodman - Send Email
Phone: 415.507.0460
Address: 1055 Las Ovejas Ave
San Rafael, CA 94903