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Volunteer Projects

NOTE: Highlighted projects need (more) volunteers.


Get the Festival on all Jewish/general calendars on the Peninsula, in the South Bay, in Santa Cruz and elsewhere in the region (Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Sonoma counties).

Talk with all Jewish institutions in Peninsula, Palo Alto, south, rest of Bay Area. Connect with the following constituencies

synagogues (Charlotte Epstein/Keddem, Diane Fisher/Shir Hadash, Gil Rosoff/ Peninsula Temple Beth El, Heather Silverman, Ziona Tassa)

day schools (Ziona Tassa)

• JCCs (Judy Kunofsky)

Hillels: Stanford (Judy Kunofsky), San Jose State, Foothill College, West Valley, De Anza, Mission

• Stanford campus, generally (Gabriella Safran)

Israeli folk dance teachers/leaders

• folk/ethnic music communities (Phil Green)


-- Middle Eastern restaurants in North Peninsula (Gil Rosoff)

• Yiddish clubs and Yiddish teachers (12 or so in region) (Sonia Moss)

• Jewish vocal groups (3 in region) (Karen Bergen)

Holocaust survivors’ groups (Rina Rosenbaum)

• Assisted living facilities: Moldaw, Hyatt Palo Alto, Palo Alto Commons (Diane Claerbout)

Humanistic Judaism groups

klezmer bands in the region (20+)

Ask them to plan no big events that weekend, plan no small Yiddish culture events that would conflict; publicize within their membership; designate one person to be our contact; and consider becoming a co-sponsor (see info for calendars, sample newsletter items, and talking points for this conversation). Distribute “hold the date” postcards to them. Put out “hold the date” postcards at High Holiday services and other events.

Spread the word with the klezmer and Yiddish communities in:

(a) Southern California

(b) Oregon

(c) Washington

(d) Davis/Sacramento (Moreen Libet).

Get contact information for relevant individuals, organizations, bands, venues.

Find people interested in Yiddish culture and have them sign up for the KlezCalifornia newsletter at


Check out hotels/motels near Congregation Etz Chayim (we are getting prices from Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau) (Ruth Lowy)