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 Jones Horton Family of Richmond Jennifer and Barry Jones Horton live in Richmond with their children, Adeline (age 5) and Jayden (age 7). They also own Sanctuary Bistro, a vegan restaurant (and Sprout favorite!) in Berkeley. They are members of Temple Beth Hillel in Richmond, where Jennifer works as the Mazel Tots teacher with […]
“I love reading, gymnastics, Hamilton, animals, and coding! I am excited to read and review some great books, get creative with the website and reviews, and meet a team of people that love what I love to do!” – Zoe, Design Team Member “When you join PJ Our Way, you get good, relatable books in the […]
The Gemme Family of San Leandro The Gemma family consists of Amy and her two daughters, Barack Adam (age 2) and Raquel Adam (1.5-months-old). Both a recent parent and a recent convert, Amy is grateful for the several Jewish events and offerings in the East Bay. From holiday celebrations at Urban Adamah to Tot Shabbat […]
The Daoust Family of Orinda Liz and Mark Daoust live in Orinda with their three daughters, Lucy (age 8), Annie (age 6), and Phoebe (age 4). An interfaith family, the Daousts felt immediately welcome at Temple Sinai, where their older daughters attended Tot Shabbat, preschool, and now religious school. They continue to enjoy the same […]
The Peterson-Fisher Family of Oakland Becky and Gretchen Peterson-Fisher live in Oakland with their daughters, Miriam (“Mimi,” age 3) and Eilah (3 months old). Always ahead of the curve, Becky and Gretchen were married at the world’s first LGBT synagogue, in Los Angeles. In Oakland, they support new immigrant families through an interfaith program at […]