Sprout:

  • Personalized referrals to Jewish life that work for you

  • PJ Library and PJ Our Way: Free Jewish children’s books delivered to your home

  • Grants for a family’s first step into Jewish life

  • Needs-based financial aid for camp and Israel travel

Sprout supports families in the East Bay interested in Jewish living, learning and growing together. Federation and Foundation are proud to partner with local synagogues, schools, and other educational organizations in this work.

Join our Sprout community on Facebook!

Sprout: Youth and Family Concierge Services

Federation is available to help families with preschool through high school aged children explore Jewish life. Whether you are interested in learning about early childhood programs, religious school, teen engagement, or summer camp, or simply connecting with other Jewish families with similar interests we are eager to help. Our personalized referral service is free for all families in Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano and Napa Counties.

Interested in learning more? Contact Liora at concierge@jfed.org or 510.809.4914 and join our Facebook group Sprout East Bay, your one-stop shop for East Bay Jewish programs, events, tips, and more.

Community Calendar

Find an event for your family!

Sprout: PJ Library

Federation is proud to sponsor PJ Library, which provides free Jewish books and music to children from six month to seven years of age. Learn more or sign up.

Sprout: PJ Our Way

PJ Our Way offers the gift of exceptional books with Jewish themes to kids ages 9-11–books that they choose themselves! Learn more or sign up.

Sprout: Financial Assistance for Jewish camping and Israel travel

If you have a child attending Jewish summer camp, or traveling to Israel for study or a summer experience, financial assistance is available. Find out more.

Sprout: Grants for a family’s first step into Jewish life

Federation is pleased to encourage a family’s first steps into Jewish life and learning by providing Sprout Grants to subsidize a PJ Library family’s first-time participation in a formal Jewish educational experience. Grants of up to $1,000 per family will be awarded to be used toward the cost of a family’s first learning program for any of their children. Learn more.

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