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JFCS East Bay Jewish Community Safety Net


JFCS East Bay is offering emergency financial assistance, navigation services, mental health support, and food assistance (including home-delivered groceries for those who need it) to any East Bay Jew in need. Please be assured that people's confidentiality will be strictly protected.

For more information, contact, call (510) 704-7480 X716, or fill out a form at

Shalom Bayit

During Shelter-in-Place, many who already vulnerable to domestic violence have become more so. Shalom Bayit is working hard to respond to these members of our community.  

Please consider donating groceries or needed supplies via gift cards.
Gift cards can be mailed to P.O. Box 2883, Berkeley, CA 94702 or sent virtually to Gift cards can also be donated via the sites below.
Visa & Target :

Hebrew Free Loan 

Coronavirus Impact


Over $5 million is available for interest-free loans to help with financial hardships related to Covid-19. Loans offered to Jewish individuals throughout Northern California and to all employees of Northern California Jewish organizations (regardless of religion).
Loans can assist with needs such as:
·       Rent & mortgage payments
·       Food, insurance, & child care
·       Property taxes
·       Small business expenses
Loan amounts up to $20,000, repayment schedules vary. We can turn loans around in a matter of days, when needed.

Apply now

Questions? Contact Aimee at (415) 546-9902 x110 or

Kosher Food 

Please join Beth Jacob in supporting our local Kosher Food businesses:

Afikomen - If you order books through, please designate Afikomen to receive a portion of the proceeds.

Boichik Bagels

Covenant Wines - Use code BETHJACOB for a 15% discount for Beth Jacob members.

Epic Bites Catering - See the Shabbat-to-go menu

Flying Falafel - The Berkeley store is now open for pickup & delivery.

Grand Bakery  - See their Sunday bagel box menu

Oakland Kosher Foods  - Including Shabbat-to-go

​​​​Pazit Dahan  - Shabbat-to-go 



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