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Want to become more involved with Jewish Gateways' warm and diverse community?

Fill out this form or Contact Laurie Kirkpatrick if you have any skills you want to share or just want to explore ways you might want to participate in our community!

Thank you to our volunteers! Here are some of the ways you make a difference at Jewish Gateways​​:


While the pandemic kept us physically apart longer than expected, it certainly strengthened our sense of community. There are so many volunteers to recognize for their contributions to Jewish Gateways during this time.

Groups, groups, groups!

Thanks to our ongoing group leaders: Catherine Warren (Salon, Pandemic Support, Second Generation Children of Holocaust Survivors); Sandy Warren (Coffee and Conversation, Chaverim for Those Who Identify as Male); Lyn Fine and Adrianne Bank (Racial Justice); Connie Jacowitz (Caring Community); and Lex Schrader (Rosh Chodesh); Shelly Levinthal (Jewish Book Club) developed and have maintained active community groups during the pandemic, which takes a lot of preparation, organization, and generosity of spirit. 



Yasher koach (great job) to our music crew, Joel Siegel, Scott Williams, Cheryl and Dave Cleary, and Sarah Williams. Some of them lead music at our weekly online Shabbat gatherings and others pre-record music for Jewish Gateways events. Hearing your lovely voices, both alone and together, is a balm for the spirit!

Tech support

Thanks to Dave Green, Joel Siegel, Jim Kirkpatrick, Jess Kirkpatrick, Gary Jaron, and Susan Schulman for providing tech support at all kinds of online events and meetings. We’d be lost without you, and you’ve found many of us who were!


Strategic Planning Task Force


We’re looking to the future. Five volunteers are participating in a Strategic Planning Task Force along with our two Rabbis and consultant, Miriam Abrams. Miriam is an outside consultant with a great deal of experience helping Bay Area Jewish non-profits create overarching plans for programmatic and financial success. Thanks in advance to:  Rabbi Ruth Adar, Ginny Browne, David Burkett, Jessica Cross, Gina Kessler-Lee, Connie Jacowitz, and Sandy Warren for the time, energy, and expertise you will each bring to this important effort.


All of you, too, will be asked to provide input at focus group meetings held to elicit input. Please come and tell us your thoughts and needs!


We are at the beginning of a return to more in-person living. Continue to stay safe and let’s hope we can soon be together again in person more often. 



for the Community Involvement Team

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