Our Mission

Jewish Silicon Valley harnesses the power of community to improve lives, build bridges of understanding, and strengthen the Jewish people here, in Israel, and around the world. We welcome you to connect with the incredible Jewish community of Silicon Valley as we do great things together.

JSV provides programs that help you learn, grow, and find your path to a healthy and meaningful life. These community-building programs focus on youth and families, Jewish life and culture, healthy aging, and wellness. We also support the work and programs of other local Jewish agencies to ensure accessibility to a broad range of opportunities. 

JSV welcomes people of every background and belief to participate in all of our programs, and we invite partners from across the region to join us in collaborations and conversations that break down barriers of understanding. We work with our fellow Jewish organizations and others throughout the Silicon Valley community, creating opportunities for all of us to build relationships that transcend differences and foster a sense of unity. We invite you to join the conversation.

JSV is a convener of the larger Jewish community in Silicon Valley, uniting Jewish leadership with a shared purpose to foster Jewish life in the region. Through the outreach work of the Jewish Community Relations Council, and our many inclusive programs, we’re helping end antisemitism in our community. We also have a philanthropic purpose, raising funds that directly support the needs of our local Jewish community and Jews around the world.

Our Vision

To ensure a vibrant Jewish community in Silicon Valley and promote the well-being of all people by providing visionary leadership, philanthropic support, and meaningful programs and experiences that are rooted in Jewish values and traditions.

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Jewish Community in Silicon Valley

Meet the Passionate Leaders of Jewish Silicon Valley!

Daniel Klein, Chief Executive Officer

Daniel comes to JSV after spending almost five years as Executive Director for Israel Bonds of the Pacific Northwest. Prior to Israel Bonds, Daniel worked at AIPAC for six years, spent time in the Senate and House on Capitol Hill, and worked for a Biomedical company, on the finance and sales side, for a little over six years.  Daniel holds a Series 62 and 63 license and has worked in the Jewish/pro-Israel community for over 10 years.

Diana Schnabel-Arevalo, Chief Operating Officer

Diana began her career as an intern at the APJCC.  Over the years, Diana has managed a variety of departments including the Welcome Desk, Hospitality & Rentals, Operations, the Youth & Camp Departments, and the annual South Bay Teen Idol singing competition. She currently also leads the Levy Family Campus Emergency Response Team and is the Team San Jose Maccabi Delegation Head.

Teresa Larkin, Senior Director of Business Operations

Teresa’s role includes Senior Human Resource oversight, risk management, IT, business compliance and physical security. Actively engaged in benefits and employment compliance, she provides guidance in preparation for workforce changes, reductions in force or mergers. 

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Law; an Executive Juris Doctor; and a Master of Laws in the legal specialty of International Taxation and Finance Centers. She is a Certified Asset Protection Analyst ™ (CAPA) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Financial Management (AAFM).

Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia, Chief Community Officer

Rabbi Hugh previously served as Jewish Community Liaison for VITAS Healthcare and prior to that, spent ten years teaching Jewish Studies at Kehillah Jewish High School in Palo Alto, where he served most recently as Director of Israel and Jewish Studies Curricula. After studying at Deep Springs College, he earned a B.A. with Highest Honors in English Literature from UC Berkeley and received his rabbinical training from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. He has completed both the Rabbinic Leadership Training Program and the Tikkun Middot Training Program of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and is a fellow of the Mandel Executive Leadership Program. He teaches and lectures on topics including parenting, Jewish meditation, Jewish perspectives on the afterlife, ethical dilemmas in extending life, and reading and writing ethical wills.

Cyndi Sherman, Senior Director of Preschool, Youth & Family Engagement

Cyndi Sherman started her career teaching in various preschool programs, and began teaching at the APJCC Preschool in 1989. She became director of the Early Childhood Department in 2004, and senior director of all children’s programs in 2021. 

She is responsible for the day to day operations of the preschool and supervision of the youth and camp departments, as well as future planning and visioning along with her team.

Amy Chien, Finance Director

Amy Chien became the Finance Director of the APJCC in 2010. Previously, she worked for Berger Lewis Accountancy Corporation for 10 years as an Auditor Manager, and prior to that she was a Staff Accountant for seven years at Friedman Perry Accountancy. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Our Board


Daniel KleinChief Executive Officer
Diana Schnabel-ArevaloChief Operations Officer
Avery KaufmanChair
Hayley CharnawVice Chair, Philanthropy
Peter HoffmanVice Chair, Leadership Development
Virginia HessLegal at Large & Secretary
Ruth FletcherVice Chair, at Large
Michal ShahomVice Chair, Community Building
Arnnon GeshuriVice Chair, Governance
Peter NoymerTreasurer


Brett Borah
Hayley Charnaw
Robert Chaykin
Julia Cinnamon

Anna Stathopoulos Goldberg

Sheryl Lewis
Anna Slutsky
Julia Minkowski

Shana Penn
Rabbi Nathan Roller
Robin Sabes
Anna Fine

To view past presidents and chairs of Addison-Penzak JCC and Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, click here.

Reports & Financials

Jewish Silicon Valley a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, tax ID number 94-2222989.
Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Please note: In February 2021, the APJCC merged with Jewish  Federation of Silicon Valley to form a new entity, Jewish Silicon Valley. The APJCC’s tax ID number, 94-2222989, is now the tax ID number of Jewish Silicon Valley.