Holiday Hours Reminder: The JCCSF Fitness Center will be open 5:30 am – 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 4 for Yom Kippur Eve and closed all day on Wednesday, October 5 for Yom Kippur.

Emerge with hope. Embrace our future.

On Thursday May 5, 2022, the JCCSF community came together for a transformative evening at our annual Celebration fundraiser. Proceeds support joyful holiday celebrations, inclusive Jewish educational opportunities, thoughtful, innovative youth programs and activities that restore the community – Tikkun Ha Olam in action. There’s still time to support! You can donate to our Resilience Campaign now.

We’re grateful so many joined. Our invitation below ignited the joyful participation.

Hello, you. It’s been a while. Yes, so much has changed. But we’re still here together and it’s time to emerge as a community.

Join us for: Metamorphosis A fundraiser for the JCCSF celebrating endless possibilities.

Thursday, May 5, 2022 // 6:30 – 10:00 pm
At the JCCSF, 3200 California Street, San Francisco


Begin the transformation of your evening with tasty bites and cocktails.

Discover enchantingly delicious food, shape-shifting cocktails, and dance to the spirited sounds of Wonder Bread 5.

Garden Glam


Individual tickets are $375, don’t miss out!

Can’t make it? You can still donate here.

Already a sponsor? Because of your generosity, you receive complimentary tickets to Celebration 2022. You can contact Chelsea Cooke at for the code to redeem your tickets.

Individual Sponsorships, please email Mary Ann Grossman, Major Gifts Officer at

Corporate Sponsorships, please email Wiebke Raven, Institutional Giving Director at


Randi Dodick Fields and Bob Fields
Wendye Robbins, MD and Craig McGahey
Drake and Dash Robinson


Board of Directors


Melissa White, Chair
Michael Eisler, Vice Chair
Peter Ross, Treasurer
Katherine Blum, Co-Secretary
Steve Sloan, Co-Secretary
Jennifer Hymes Battat, At-Large
Benji Friend, At-Large
Jodi Sherman Jahic, At-Large

Paul Geduldig, CEO


Joshua Aranoff
Juliana Bunim
Rosalind Cohen
Bob Fields
Greg Geronemus
Richard Gerstein
Craig McGahey
Shana Penn
Kevin Perkins
Rajni Rao
Betty Schafer
Dan Shapiro
Trisha Sherman
Joe Sweeney
Sheldon Wolfe
Manny Yekutiel


Warren Browner* & Mollie Brown
Howard* & Carol Fine
Linda & Sanford Gallanter
Anne & Nick Germanacos
John & Marcia Goldman
Bethany* & Jim Hornthal
Erica & Jeff Lawson
Susan Lowenberg* & Joyce Newstat
Alan & Susan Rothenberg
Toby* & Robert Rubin
Sue Diamond* & Marty Schenker
Sandra L. Schnitzer
Roselyne C. Swig

* Past JCCSF Board Chair


Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
Koret Foundation
Power in Partnership Fund
Taube Philanthropies
The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation

You guessed it; this section is all about our COVID-19 protocols. We are taking every precaution to keep you safe and here’s how we’re doing that.

There will be staff to greet you as you enter and check for these items: 

Vaccination: Everyone is required to show proof of vaccination – either a picture of your vaccination card or CA state QR code.

Negative Test: You will need to show proof of a negative COVID test within 24 hours of the event. A photograph of the results of an at-home antigen or PCR test is fine.

If you don’t get the chance to take a test beforehand, we’ll have tests available for you to use on-site until 8:00 pm. Once you show us a negative test, you can join the party.

If your test is positive – we’re so sorry, but you will not be able to enter the event.

As a friendly reminder, if you have any symptoms or aren’t feeling well, please stay home.

Masks & Hand Sanitizer 
Masks are optional and will be available upon request.
Hand sanitization stations will be located throughout the event space.

All our vendors working at the event are required to provide proof of vaccination and all JCCSF staff have been vaccinated.


Because of your generosity, you receive complimentary tickets to Celebration 2022. You can contact Chelsea Cooke at for the code to redeem your tickets.

ILLUMINATE $50,000 +

Anonymous (3)
Sandra L. Schnitzer
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)
Harriet Heyman and Michael Moritz/Crankstart Foundation
Howard and Carol Fine
Jenerosity Foundation
Jewish Community Federation and Endowment
Koret Foundation
Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation
Libitzky Family Foundation Fund
Linda and Sanford Gallanter/Sanford & Linda Gallanter Foundation
Morris Stulsaft Foundation
San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families
Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture
Troper Wojcicki Foundation
Walter and Elise Haas Fund

GLOW $25,000 +

Anne Germanacos
Barbara Bass Bakar
Gold Family
Jessica and Michael Eisler
Jyoti and Rashmi Bansal
LSP Family Foundation
Mimi and Peter Haas Fund
Susan Lowenberg and Joyce Newstat
The Osher Fund

SHINE $10,000 +

Anne Thorson and Peter Ross
Ben and Shirley Eisler
Bethany and Jim Hornthal
Betty and Jack Schafer
Brittany and Justin Smith
California Arts Council
David Kremer
Doris Fisher
Drake and Dash Robinson
Emil Knopf
Entertainment by Jay Siegan Presents
Erica and Jeff Lawson
Fields-Rayant Charitable Fund
Gaia Fund
Gale Mondry and Bruce Cohen
Garry Rayant and Kathy Fields-Rayant
Gerstein Family Foundation
Ingrid D. Tauber Fund/Ingrid Tauber
Jennifer and Elad Gil
John S. Osterweis
Josie and Yariv Sadan
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Katherine Blum and Tom Kennedy
Katherine Pier and Greg Geronemus
Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund
Marian and Abraham Sofaer
Maribelle and Stephen Leavitt
Mariela and Richard Gerstein
Matthew Rogers and Swati Mylavarapu
Pam and Larry Baer
Randi Dodick Fields and Bob Fields
Shirley and Curtis Chambers
The Robert P. and Arlene R. Kogod Family Foundation
Trisha and Greg Sherman
Wendye Robbins, MD and Craig McGahey

Sparkle $5,000 +

Aliisa Rosenthal and Sam Hodges
Alison Block and Timothy Poore
Bank of San Francisco
Cahill Contractors LLC
California Pacific Medical Center
Christina and Tim Millikin
Christine and Adam Phillips
Ellen and Barry Finestone
Jessica and Stuart Stein
Jim and Cathy Koshland
Katherine and Mark Wood
Nathalie and Will Scardino
Nelli and Kevin Perkins
Randi and Max Saffian
Rhoda and Sheldon Wolfe
Roselyne C. Swig
Steve and Melissa Sloan
Susan Byrd and Mark Lampart
Sylvia and Brent Vallat
The Glickenhaus Foundation
The Henry W. and Nettie Robinson Foundation
The Scott J. Seligman Foundation/The Seligman Group
Tomkins Family Foundation/Claire Tomkins and Mark Porat
William and Ruth Isenberg
Woodruff Sawyer

Shimmer $2,500 +

829 Studios
Armanino LLP
Caitlin and Michael Keohane
Camilla Field
Christina and Elliot Goldwater
Christina Simonelli and Richard Thalheimer
Cornerstone Wealth
Courtney Fitzpatrick and Jim Morrone
Francine and David Meckler
Gail and Roy Geronemus
Jane and David Blatteis
Julie and David Levine
Kenneth Brownell
Laura and Joe Sweeney
Lian Chang and Drew Harry
Madeline Levine and Lee Schwartz
Nick and Whitney Vanderboom
Nicole and Zachary Haupert
Peggy Kivel
Rachel Markov and Nickolay Stanev
Rhoda and Sheldon Wolfe
S and C Blatteis Foundation
Sabrina and Stephen Bluestein
Samantha Martin and Jesse Richmond
Steven Greenwald and Rochelle Alpert
Suzanne and Dov Herbstman/Trempala Family Office, LLC
Suzanne Dryan Felson
The Howard and Irene Levine Family Foundation

Twinkle $1,000 +

Alison and Keith Goodman
Amanda and Adam Hamilton
Anonymous (2)
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock
Ashley and Stuart Sinclair
Canan Kavlak and Hakan Baba
Chelsea Tanaka and Adrian Ludwig
Christine and Kevin Chessen
Claire and Jacob Koshland
Clifford Urlich
Cody and Reshma Ebberson
Donald Holcher
Douglas and Sheri Baer
Dr. Roy and Gail Geronemus
Elizabeth Bradburn and David Grossman
Elizabeth Charette
Elliot Greenwald and Hilary Fleischer
Erin Sweeney and Gerald Kanapathy
Greg Rodrigues and Jennifer George
Heather Phillips and Derek Steer
Hilary Krant and Jack Bernstein
Holly Christman and Max Perr
Jason Freidman
Jean Liu and Ian Wang
Joshua and Jennifer Peck
Judy and Tom Long
Juliana Bunim and Jeff Cretan
Julie and Collin Williams
Kristal Pollack and Brandon Duncan
Kristin Masciorini and Lucas Ruprecht
Luba and Shawn Rassouli
Maggie and Brian Sedar
Margaret and Jonathan Ash
Mark and Debra Leslie
Mary Ann and Jim Grossman
Mary Ann Aronson
Melissa and Joshua White
MJ Chun and Michael Burk
Myrna and Stuart Aronoff Family Foundation
Natalie Kitchen and Tagan Blake
Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust
Ozlem Yuksel and Korhan Gurkan
Peter Young and Tachina Rudman-Young
Rachel Masory and Robert Spigner
Sarah and Michael Dunleavy
Seyoung Ju and Sherman Li
Sharon Marks and Stan Kurz
Sherrie Matza and Joe O’Donoghue
Stephen and Shirley E. Cookston
Sue Diamond and Marty Schenker
Tara and Douglas Rappaport
The Bigglesworth Fund at Fidelity Charitable
The Klein Family
The Swig Foundation
Thomas Frankel
Valli Benesch and Bob Tandler
Vivian Zhai and Fei Wang
Yu Miyashita and Adam Blitzer
Zeynep Arhon and Slobodan Simovich