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.
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.
Sprout can help support families with new babies! Federation and Foundation are here for you and your family during this wonderful and challenging transition. Explore some resources we’ve curated specifically for expectant families and new parents, and learn more about the resources we provide.
Sprout: PJ Library
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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The Gershberg/Kazak Family of Concord Kseniya and Ruslan live in Concord with Lawrence (age 6) and Layla (age 1). They are a Russian speaking family. Kseniya’s family fled from the Soviet Union in 1989 and Ruslan’s family immigrated in the 90s from Ukraine. They moved to Concord from San Francisco after having Layla and were worried […]
The Wall Family of San Ramon Lara and Jeremy live in San Ramon with Gabby (age 8), Jilly (age 2), and Levi (8 months). They recently joined Beth Chaim Congregation, where Gabby attends power hour Hebrew school on Wednesdays and Sunday School. The Wall family loves having so many options of things to do in […]
The Traugott/Moreau Family of San Leandro Ariel and Eric live in Berkeley with their children Jonah (almost 8!) and Ellie (age 5). They moved to Berkeley 11 years ago from New York and have found a wonderful Jewish community. They’re members of Congregation Netivot Shalom where Ellie attended preschool. They love going to services on Shabbat mornings. […]
On Sunday, January 27, a group of 11 toddlers and pre-schoolers gathered with their grown-ups for storytime and yoga in a synagogue classroom. But this wasn’t just any playdate. It was a “friends of all faiths” gathering co-sponsored by Sprout, PJ Library, Congregation B’nai Shalom, and the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa. The playdate was […]
The Berson Family of Berkeley Ariel and Eric live in Berkeley with their children Jonah (almost 8!) and Ellie (age 5). They moved to Berkeley 11 years ago from New York and have found a wonderful Jewish community. They’re members of Congregation Netivot Shalom where Ellie attended preschool. They love going to services on Shabbat mornings. Both […]