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TypeNameAboutAge/GradeProgram Date & LengthProgram Cost/SalaryLocation
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$ = < $200
$$ = < $2,000
$$$ = < $5,000
$$$$ = $5,000 +
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At Etz Chayim
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Teen ChaiWork on and discover tikkun olam projects
& events with fellow Etz teens in a social environment
9th - 12thSept - May. Monthly meetings
$ - $$
Congregation Etz Chayim &
various nearby non-profits
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MadrichimBecome a part of our regular teaching team and support the learning of younger students in our programs8th - 12th
Sept - May. Weekly classes + four
workshops over the year. Email
abra@etzchayim.org to join or with questions
PaidCongregation Etz Chayim
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Children's Programming for High Holy Days
and other Festivals
Plan and facilitate activities for children in preschool through sixth grade9th - 12th
Various dates. Email
abra@etzchayim.org for dates
VolunteerCongregation Etz Chayim
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Service Leading and Torah ReadingService Leading and Torah Reading on Shabbat and festivals: co-lead services or read from the TorahAll Ages
Various dates (Fri, Sat & High Holy
days) Email: abra@etzchayim.org
VolunteerCongregation Etz Chayim
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Youth Groups
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BBYO (AZA & BBG)
Pluralistic teen movement. Weekly events
build community.
13 to High
school grad.
Year round. Weekly events
$ membership til high school grad.
Excludes fees for events & conventions
Find a chapter near you
in Central Region West
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USCJ's USYConservative Jewish
youth movement
9th - 12thYear round. Weekly events
$ Excludes fees for events,
conventions, trips
Find a chapter near you.
New Frontier Region
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AtidAn Israeli Scouting
Experience
3rd - 11thYear round. Weekly meeting
$$ yearly feeOFJCC
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Keshet LGBTQ & Ally Teen Shabbaton
Retreats
LGBTQ & ally Jewish teens find their place
& voice as emerging Jewish leaders
8th - 12th Check Keshet website for dates$ Cost varies
Financial aid available
Location Varies
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The Q: Queer Jewish Youth Group
Peer-led, explores LGBTQ+ themes
through a Jewish lens.
8th - 12th
Year round. Monthly hangouts
To join email ewilson@jccsf.org
Free, do not need to be member to join.
Excludes small fees for events
SFJCC
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Tzelem: Trans and Nonbinary Groups
Focus on topics like courage, friendship,
stress, body image, spirituality
8th - 12thSept - May. Monthly meetings$
Scholarships available
Online
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Leadership
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JYCA Leadership Group in Training
(LGiT)
Learn to be leaders for change in
communities & SJ movements
High school age
Jan - Jun. Twice monthly meeting
$$ Sliding scale fee.
Based on income and ability to pay
The Peninsula
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JYCA The Organizing GroupContinuation of LGiT after
completion
High school age
Sept - Jun. Twice monthly meeting
$$- $$$ Sliding scale fee.
Based on income and ability to pay
The Peninsula
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Diller Teen Fellowship
Teach teens to step up, lead their
communities & repair the world
10th & 11thYear long program. $$$
Financial aid available
San Francisco, CA &
Israel
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Volunteer
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Bay Area Friendship Circle
Provide friendship, support & mentoring
to a child with special needs
Ages 14 - 21
Any time of year. Programs are of
Varying length
May gain community service hoursBased out of Palo Alto
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JFCS Impact Year
Take part in service learning
events and advocacy projects
High school agedOct - May. May join at anytimeFree
Palo Alto, San Mateo, SF
& Marin County
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Education/Fellowship
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The Bronfman FellowshipFor intellectually curious young Jews
Must be at least 16
when program starts
Jul - May. 5 week trip to Israel +
monthly meetings
$$
Trip to Israel, virtual
meetings
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JFCS The Next Chapter
Develop profound connections with
Holocaust survivors
9th - 12th
Jan - May. Seminar once every
3 weeks
Awarded 40 hours community service
Offered in SF and the
Peninsula
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Manoville Holocaust History Fellowship
Study the Holocaust and patterns of
genocide at the college level
11th & 12th
Dec - Jun. Seminar twice a month
+ outside work & volunteering
Free. Earn up to 60 hours community
service & a $500 stipend
Tauber Holocaust Library,
San Francisco
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Jewish Teen Foundation: Philanthropy or
Civic Track
Hands-on experience to ignite a life-long
passion to help others
9th - 12th
Sept - May. See website for
detailed time commitment.
Free???
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Internships
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Teen Art Connect (TAC) Internship
Work in a world-class arts environment &
develop professional skills
Rising 10th - 12th
Year long. 2-6 hours a week +
twice monthly training & summer
training intensive
Paid for all training and work
hours
Contemporary Jewish
Museum, San Francisco
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JFCS Academic Internships
Gain experience & greater clarity about
academic & vocational opportunities
10th - 12thOct - May. 8-10 hours/weekPaid
Offered in San Francisco,
Palo Alto & San Mateo
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JFCS Summer Internships
Learn valuable on-the-job skills &
gain real paid work experience
Rising 10th - 12th
Jun - Jul. 20 hours week/ 6 weeks
$$ & Paid
Financial aid available
Placed in organization in
your area (Bay area only)
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Urban Adamah Camp Interns
Build leadership skills, community & farm
knowledge while working with campers
Rising 11th - 12th
Jun & Aug. Two day training + 18
day sessions
UnpaidBerkeley, CA
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Summer Camp/CIT
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J-Camp Teens Camp
Travel off site to explore what the Bay Area
has to offer
Rising 7th - 10thJune - Aug. 11 day sessions$$OFJCC
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J-Camp CIT Training (must complete to
become a CIT)
Gain strong leadership skills & work with
campers. First Aid/CPR training included
9th - 12th2 weeks$$OFJCC
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J-Camp CIT Fieldwork
Assist staff with games, arts and crafts &
camp songs in J-Camp
9th - 12thJun - Aug. 1 to 8 weeks.
$ and 35 community service hours
given per week fieldwork completed
OFJCC
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JCC Maccabi Sports CampOvernight Jewish sports camp
Rising 3rd-11thJun & Jul. 1 to 4 weeks$$$ -$$$$
Financial aid available
Menlo College Campus
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JCC Maccabi Sports Camp Jr. Counselor
Valuable skill training & development.
Serve as counselor & assistant coach
Rising 12thJun & Jul. 2 to 6 weeks
Paid $200 per session + $150 for
working full summer
Menlo College Campus
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JCCSF Leaders in Training Program
Hands-on experience in group leadership,
child development & conflict resolution
9th - 12th
Jun - Aug. 1 week leadership
training + work 3 weeks of camp
9th & 10th: $$
11th & 12th: All fees waived
Awarded 120 community service hours
JCCSF
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Urban Adamah CIT Teen Leadership
Institute
Community building, mindfulness, farming,
educator training & leadership development
Rising 8th - 10th
3 weeks or 6 weeks (June & Aug)
+ 2 weekend retreats (May & Nov)
$$
Berkeley
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Camp Be’chol Lashon
Multicultural overnight Jewish
leadership camp
Ages 8 - 18Jul & Aug. 1 to 2 weeks$$ - $$$
Financial aid available
Walker Creek Ranch in
West Marin
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Camp Kesem
Dedicated to supporting children
impacted by a parent’s cancer
Ages 6 - 181 week. Dates vary by locationFree
National Camp. Find your
chapter on the website.
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Camp Ramah in Northern California
Specialty camp for ocean exploration,
performing arts, and adventure sports
Rising 3rd - 11th
Jun & July. 15 to 45 day sessions
$$$ - $$$$
Financial aid available
Watsonville, CA
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Camp Ramah in Northern California
Tikvah (Special needs program)
Serves campers with mild to moderate
intellectual and developmental disabilities
Rising 4th - 12thJune - July. Session is 15 days$$$
Financial aid available
Watsonville, CA
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Eden Village West
Farm-to-table residential Jewish
overnight camp
Rising 3rd - 10thJun - Jul. 1 to 6 weeks$$ - $$$$
Financial aid available
Rio Lindo Academy campus
outside Healdsburg, CA
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URJ Camp NewmanReform Jewish overnight campRising 3rd - 11thJun - Aug. 7 to 55 day sessions$$ - $$$$
Financial aid available
Vallejo, CA
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URJ Camp Newman (CIT)
Offers a valuable personal and
professional growth opportunity
Rising 12thJun – Aug. 55 day session
$$$$. Earn up to 300 hrs community
service. Financial aid available
Vallejo, CA
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Camp Tawonga
Overnight camp. Fosters a deep
connection to nature, community &
Judaism
Rising 3rd - 10thJul - Aug. 6 days to 3 weeks$$ - $$$
Financial aid available
Near Yosemite
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Camp Tawonga Teen Leadership Institute
Leadership development, service &
outdoor experiences
Rising 11thJuly. 3 weeks$$$
Financial aid available
Near Yosemite
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Camp Tawonga Teen Leadership:
Counselor/Specialist in Training (CIT/SIT)
leadership development, direct work
with kids & team bonding
Rising 12thJune - Jul. 3 weeks$$$
Financial aid available
Near Yosemite
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Camp Ramah OjaiConservative Jewish overnight camp
Rising 3rd - 11th
Jun - Aug. 4 week sessions or
full summer
$$$$
Financial aid available
Ojai, CA
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Camp Ramah Ojai Tikvah
(Special needs program)
Experience the joy, tradition, and
friendship of Jewish summer camp
Ages 11 - 18June - Aug. 4 week sessions$$$$
Financial aid available
Ojai, CA
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Camp Ramah Ojai Mador Program
Work as counselors for the
youngest campers
Rising college
freshman
June - August. 9 weeksPaidOjai, CA
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URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy West
Reform overnight science & tech
specialty camp
Rising 3rd - 10thJun & Jul. 12 day sessions$$$
Financial aid available
Thousand Oaks, CA
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URJ Six Points Sports Academy
Reform overnight sports camp
school grad.
3rd - 10thJun & Jul. 12 to41 days$$$
Financial aid available
Occidental College
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URJ 6 Points Sports Academy CIT
(Coaches in Training)
Participate in programming to develop
counseling skills.
Rising 12thJun - Jul. 4 to 6 weeks
$$ - $$$ + $150 stipend
Financial aid available
Occidental College
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Havaya Arts
Reconstructionist overnight specialty arts
camp. 'Majors' in visual and performing arts
Rising 3rd - 11thJun - Aug. 2 weeks to 44 days
$3,100 - $8,550
Financial aid available
University of Redlands
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Ramah in the Rockies
Outdoor Conservative Jewish
overnight camp
Rising 3rd - 11th
Jun - Aug. 14 to 28 day sessions
$$$
Financial aid available
90 minutes from Denver, CO
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Ramah in the Rockies Inclusion Program
Outdoor Conservative Jewish overnight
program for campers with special needs
Rising 3rd - 11th
Jun - Aug. 14 to 28 day sessions
$$$
Financial aid available
90 minutes from Denver, CO
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URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy
Reform overnight specialty arts camp
(culinary, visual, performing and writing)
Rising 3rd - 10thJun - Aug. 12 to 41 days$$$ - $$$$
Financial aid available
Westtown School, 25 miles
west of Philadelphia
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URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy
Gesher (Staff in Training)
Shadow staff while participating in
Majors, Showcase, & Shabbat
Rising 12thJune - July. 26 days$$$
Financial aid available
Westtown School, 25 miles
west of Philadelphia
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Tzofim (FOIS) Machane B’Yachade
Overnight camp for children speaking
basic Hebrew and up
Rising 4th - 9thAugust. 12 days$$
Financial aid available
7th - 9th grade: Cedar
Lake Camp in Milford, PA
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URJ Kutz Camp
A summer of leadership development,
deep learning, & joyful Judaism.
Rising 10th -12thJun - Jul. 29 days$$$$
Financial aid available
Warwick, NY
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Youth Trips
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March of the Living
Study Holocaust history & examine the
roots of prejudice, intolerance & hatred
10th - 12thApr - May. 2 weeks$$$$
Financial aid available
Israel & Poland
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Aryeh Adventures Up North
Unites special needs youths w/ mainstream
peers for positive, long lasting relationships
Mentors: 9th - 12th
Campers: Age 14 - 22
July. 18 Days$$$
Financial aid available.
Seattle, Vancouver, The
Canadian Rockies
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Aryeh Adventures Down South
Unites special needs youths w/ mainstream
peers for positive, long lasting relationships
Mentors: 9th - 11th
Campers: Age 14 - 22
Aug. 10 Days$$$
Financial aid available
New Orleans, Atlanta,
Savannah, Orlando
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Shalhevet
Visit Jewish sites, learn from Israeli & Polish
peers & gain the tools to become leaders
11th - 12thMar - Apr. 15 days$$$$
Financial aid available
Poland & Israel
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JCC Maccabi Games
Olympic-style sporting competition that
fosters mutual respect and sportsmanship
Ages 12 - 16
Jul - Aug. Sunday - Friday: 6 days
$$
Location varies each year
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JCC Maccabi ArtsFest
Summer arts experience with community
service, social activities, & Jewish heritage
Ages 12 - 17Aug. Sunday - Friday: 6 days
$$
Location varies each year
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URJ Six Points Sci-Tech Academy in Israel
Explore Israel. Where science & technology
meet the Jewish past, present & future
Rising 11th - 12thJun - Jul. 22 days$$$$
Financial aid available
Israel
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URJ Six Points Sports Academy in Israel
Explore, play, teach, and learn about
Israel through the lens of sports
Rising 11th - 12thJun- Jul. 22 days$$$$
Financial aid available
Israel
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Arts & Music Programs
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OFJCC School for the Arts Theatrical
Experience: The Third Wave
A play based on the true story of Ron
Jones' experiment on the rise of fascists
Ages 14 - 17
Aug 29th - Nov 21st. Rehearsals
Thursdays 6:00 - 8:30 pm
$$
OFJCC
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HaZamir: The International Jewish Choir
Jewish musical youth movement.
Rehearse high-level Jewish choral music
9th - 12th
During school year. Weekly
chapter meetings/rehearsals
$$ Excludes fees for trips
Silicon Valley Chapter
at Kol Emeth
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Contemporary Jewish Museum TAC
Squad
Behind-the-scenes access to explore
contemporary art, identity, & Jewish culture
Ages 13 - 18
Nov, Jan, Mar, May + volunteer
& outside opportunities
Email teens@thecjm.org to join
Free
Contemporary Jewish
Museum, San Francisco
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JCCSF Teen Arts Immersion Program
Artistic & theatrical experiences with
interactive elements
8th - 12th
Year-round. Join email list to
hear of events
$ Based out of JCCSF
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Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival
Presents films that showcase Jewish
spirit, culture, traditions and humor
All ages
Check film rating
Oct - Nov$
AMC Saratoga 14, OFJCC,
CinéArts in Palo Alto
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San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
(SFJFF)
Presents new film & media exploring
complexities of Jewish life around the world
All ages
Check film rating
Jul - Aug$See website for Theatres
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Free teen membership to the
Contemporary Jewish Museum
With membership card receive invitations
to youth events, shopping discounts, & more
Ages 13 - 18Year-roundFree
Contemporary Jewish
Museum, San Francisco
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Teen Events CalenderTeen events in the Bay AreaVariesYear-roundVaries by eventVaries
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Community Centers
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Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
(OFJCC)
Offers programs for all while also being a
place of Jewish life, experiences & learning
All AgesYear-round
Check membership page for cost.
Varies by event/program.
Palo Alto, CA
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Jewish Community Center of San
Francisco (JCCSF)
Offers programs for all while also being a
place of Jewish life, experiences & learning
All AgesYear-round
Check membership page for cost.
Varies by event/programs.
San Francisco, CA
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Osher Marin Jewish Community Center
(OMJCC)
Offers programs for all while also being a
place of Jewish life, experiences & learning
All AgesYear-round
Check membership page for cost.
Varies by event/program.
Marin, CA
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Peninsula Jewish Community Center
(PJCC)
Offers programs for all while also being a
place of Jewish life, experiences & learning
All AgesYear-round
Check membership page for cost.
Varies by event/program.
Foster City, CA
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Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center
(APJCC)
Offers programs for all while also being a
place of Jewish life, experiences & learning
All AgesYear-round
Check membership page for cost.
Varies by event/program.
Los Gatos, CA
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Mental Health
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BaMidbar Wildreness Therapy
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Shalom Bayit
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JFCS Mental Health
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Bay Area Jewish Healing Center
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