Jewish LearningWorks | 2018 Impact Report

 David Waksberg, CEO

David Waksberg, CEO


An introduction from our CEO
 

Jewish LearningWorks advances Jewish learning that enriches lives, and that enables the learner to flourish as a human being and as a Jew.


What We've Accomplished

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Who We Are

Our team of master educators and support professionals provide educators and parents with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to transform the next generation of Jews - a generation with the power to engage in repairing our broken world.

With your help we are enabling children of all ages to engage with the world through Jewish life and ideas. Every day we inspire teachers and parents with a customized professional development initiative, cutting-edge parent resources, hands-on training and sponsorship of the Jewish Community Library.  

We are grateful to the Federations, Foundations and individuals below whose investment has sustained our work over many decades.

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What We Do

Jewish LearningWorks advances Jewish learning that enriches lives, and that enables the learner to flourish as a human being and as a Jew.  We accomplish this work through a customized professional development initiative, cutting-edge parent resources, hands-on training and sponsorship of the Jewish Community Library.  

  Professional Learning for Jewish Educators  We employ the best thinking inside and outside of the Jewish world to develop Jewish education that serves the needs of 21st century students.  Read more...

Professional Learning for Jewish Educators
We employ the best thinking inside and outside of the Jewish world to develop Jewish education that serves the needs of 21st century students. Read more...

  Empowering Families with Knowledge and Skills  We support parents as they apply the wisdom of our tradition to deepen their impact on their families, their communities, and the world.  Read more...

Empowering Families with Knowledge and Skills
We support parents as they apply the wisdom of our tradition to deepen their impact on their families, their communities, and the world. Read more...

  Jewish Community Library  We serve more than 8,000 patrons each year through public programs, book clubs and family events. With a main branch in San Francisco and two satellite branches, the JCL is the largest Jewish lending library in Northern California.  Read more...

Jewish Community Library
We serve more than 8,000 patrons each year through public programs, book clubs and family events. With a main branch in San Francisco and two satellite branches, the JCL is the largest Jewish lending library in Northern California. Read more...


Who We Serve

For 120 years, JLW has served as a wellspring of support and training for educational professionals, institutions and programs throughout the Bay Area. Over time Jewish LearningWorks has evolved to serve not only a wider array of organizations, but also individuals and families. This spring we talked with some our stakeholders to learn more about how our work helps them to flourish. We are proud to share their stories:


Who Supports Our Work

It is a great privilege to serve the educators and parents responsible for shaping our next generation. We are grateful for the generous support of funders, individual donors and the hundreds of participants who financially support our work. 

Income

Expenses

Todah Rabah to our Generous Supporters

Foundations & Grant Support
Friends of the Jewish Community Library
Gaia Fund
iCenter
Ingrid D. Tauber Philanthropic Fund
Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Jewish Federation and The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay
Jim Joseph Foundation
John and Marcia Goldman Foundation
Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation, Inc.
Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund
Myra Reinhard Family Foundation
Newton D. and Rochelle F. Becker Foundation
San Francisco Humanities, Inc.
Seligman Family Foundation

Major Donors (October 2017 - October 2018)

 

Michael and Jordana Perman
Kathy and Gary Reback
Sheri and Paul Robbins
Ronald and Sheree Roth
Cynthia and Allen Ruby
Josh Rutberg
Debra Schoenberg and Karen Fierer
Dana Sheanin and Sue Bojdak
Joseph and Sandra Sherman
Abraham Sofaer and Marian Scheuer Sofaer
Valerie Sopher
Marlene Sturm
Bonnie and Marty Tenenbaum
Steven Tepper
Preeva and Leonard Tramiel
David Waksberg and Ellen Bob
Irving and Florence Waksberg
Sharon and Josh Weinberg
Peter and Deborah Wexler
Barbara and Chris Wilson
Rabbi Peretz and Rebecca Wolf-Prusan
Judy and Steve Zimmerman

 

Martha and Michael Adler
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Julie and Ronald Bannerman
Judith Baston
Ina and Steve Bauman
Joan Benjamin
Norman and Marsha Lee Berkman
Shirley K. Bob
Mickey Naggar Bourne Israel Scholarship Fund
Nersi and Eileen Boussina
Julie Dorsey and Daniel Leemon
Gennady and Masha Farber
Howard and Carol Fine
Nanette and Richard Freedland
Donny and Janie Friend
Philip and Judy Waksberg Genty
Gary and Xenia Hammer
Bradley and Emeri Handler
James Heeger and Daryl Messinger
Fred Isaac
Ron and Barbara Kaufman
Nadine Levin-Abrams and James Abrams

Download a printable .pdf of our impact report here.