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 Join Us at Our Annual Meeting!


WHEN:   Wednesday, July 10


7:00 pm


PLACE:   APJCC Auditorium


Coffee & desserts will be provided. 


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2018-2019 Slate of Nominees for the Board of Directors


Executive Committee Officers recommended for the 2018-2019 term:

Chair                                                                              Jeff Kanel


Finance & Investment VP                                          Marc Levitt


Annual Campaign VP                                                 Howard Fine                                                                                                                                                                           

Women’s Philanthropy VP                                        Susan Sweedler          


Strategic Planning VP                                                Jay Friedman


Immediate Past President                                         Joel Rubnitz


Nominated for a first three-year term ending in 2021:

Abigail Gavens

Rachael Berman Huck

Iris Sagi


Nominated for a second three-year term ending in 2021:

Rob Chaykin


Continuing to serve on the 2018-2019 Board of Directors:

Ginny Baird

Rabbi Josh Berkenwald

Jon Katz

Dean Ostilly

Peter Ullman

Marilyn Goldsmith, JFNA Board Representative


The May Issue of JValley Magazine is Now Online!


Our youth are certainly going places as you will read in the May issue of JValley magazine.  They are dedicated advocates for peace, gun control in schools, respect for cultural diversity and Israel.  We couldn't be prouder!

From left to right:  Susan Sweedler, president Women’s Philanthropy; Ginny Baird, Federation board member; Jyl Jurman, Federation CEO; Diane Fisher, director JCRC; Assemblyman Evan Low; Robert Chaykin, JCRC board member.

The Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley is Named

California Nonprofit of the Year

The Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley has been selected as a California Non-Profit of the Year.  Federation CEO Jyl Jurman and Diane Fisher, director of the JCRC, will represent the Federation at the State Capital in Sacramento on June 6th to receive the award.  Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Assembly Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector Chair Monique Limon addressed the honorees at the awards luncheon.

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