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2:00 pm - Cultivating Hope in a Post October 7th World

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm




Join us for 🌱 “Cultivating Hope in a Post October 7th World” 🌍 on Sunday, February 25th at 2:00pm – 5:00pm. During this gathering, we will hear from experts who can speak to our Jewish young adult experiences here in the SF Bay Area, including:

  • 👩‍🏫 Amy Albertson, a Jewish advocate and educator from California who empowers young Jews to be unapologetically Jewish, both online and in their everyday lives
  • 👨‍⚖️ District Attorney Jeff Rosen, a nationally recognized leader in criminal justice reform and vocal advocate for combating hate speech
  • 🙋‍♀️ Hilary Hawn, an educator, writer, and online advocate for the Jewish community who has dedicated the past 5 years to combatting antisemitism and teaching Jewish history and culture to whoever will listen.
  • 🧑‍💼 Oleg Ivanov, PhD, the Assistant Director of AJC San Francisco will be our moderator.

Program: Subject to change.

🍽️ Israeli Lunch & Community Organizations Tables — Enjoy Israeli lunch while getting to know local Jewish community organizations.

🎙️ Powerhouse Panel — Participate in a general session featuring expert panelists (including influential young adults) on antisemitism and Israel followed by Q&A.

💬 Debrief & Discuss — Talk with other Jewish young adults about the panelists’ insights and share personal experiences.

🤝 Reception & Conclusion — Chat with existing and new friends, explore ideas 1:1 with presenters, talk with participating community organizations, and enjoy some light snacks and beverages.

📅 Online registration at $18 will close on Friday, February 23rd.

💸 Onsite registration will be available at $36.

🚐 Grab the SF shuttle ticket for $10 one way, $20 round trip.

Why now?

Since October 7th, we’ve felt vulnerable being Jewish in the SF Bay Area. “Cultivating Hope in a Post October 7th World” provides a space for us (20 – 30somethings) to come together, learn, and find ways to take action in a way that’s right for each of us. Let’s foster a sense of belonging, contribute to meaningful conversations, and navigate the complexities of a post-October 7th world with empowerment!

📍This event is organized by the J Leaders National Council and Academy alumni from our past four cohorts.

Co-hosted by Jewish Silicon Valley (JSV) Jewbilee, JCRC of Silicon Valley, Malka Productions, Moishe House SF – Marina, Moishe House SF – Nob Hill, and SFBadJews

With special appreciation to Jewish Silicon Valley for their financial support through the “Israel Emergency Campaign”.

📧 Want to be a Community organizational partner or event sponsor? Reach out to [email protected].


February 25
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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J Leaders
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Addison-Penzak JCC
14855 Oka Road, Suite 201
Los Gatos, CA 95032 United States
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