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Last year, the community mikvah at Beth Jacob Congregation was in dire need of repair and improvement. Thanks to a grant from Federation and Foundation and additional fundraising from the community, a beautiful, well-functioning, up-to-code community mikvah is now serving hundreds of members of the Jewish community from the Peninsula to Sacramento and Stockton. A […]
At Foundation, we’re here to support you in all your philanthropic endeavors. Creating a designated fund is a beautiful way to honor your family’s legacy or remember a loved one. Below is one example of how one person did just that. This is a background statement written by Federation and Foundation leader Eileen Ruby, to […]
The Povlak Family of Pleasant Hill David and Julia Povlak live in Pleasant Hill with their son Henry (2). Before they had Henry, they weren’t involved in Jewish life in the East Bay. When they found out about Federation’s Sprout initiative, they found vibrant Jewish life throughout Walnut Creek and Lafayette. They have organized their own havurah group with friends […]
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