Sunday, March 10, 2024 | 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco
Limited valet parking available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Join Us for an Exciting Three-Part Evening with Surprise Special Guests:
— Bridging Communities in Our Time of Crisis —
— Dinner Reception —
— Celebrating Champions and 75 Years of JCRC —


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JCRC Is Profoundly Grateful for the Efforts of Our Host Committee and the Support of Our Most Generous Sponsors

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The Jewish community is facing a crisis not seen in generations.
JCRC Bay Area’s 75 years of experience, building impactful community partnerships and trusted relationships with civic and elected officials, have prepared us for this moment. Before October 7, we had envisioned an evening celebrating our multigenerational efforts to ensure a thriving Jewish community across the Bay Area and to renew our longstanding commitments to social justice and democracy. With the alarming antisemitic attack in our wake, this event now takes on new significance. We hope you will join us for an evening of solidarity, resilience, and finding strength in one another as we recognize JCRC’s indispensable role in our community for the next 75 years – supporting Jews and our allies, both here and in Israel.

Glatt Kosher meal available upon request.

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Jan Reicher and Alain Bismuth
Rabbi Doug and Ellen Kahn

Roselyne Chroman Swig


Barbara and Ron Kaufman
Community, civic, and philanthropic leaders
The JCRC Jewish-Civic Leadership Award Inspired by Rita Semel

Married for nearly 70 years, Ron and Barbara Kaufman are dedicated philanthropists and leaders in the Jewish and civic communities. Barbara served as Call for Action founder, San Francisco Board of Supervisors president, Bay Conservation and Development Commission chair, and Governor Schwarzenegger’s representative in the nine Bay Area counties, and was a leader in many organizations, including JCRC Bay Area. Since 1959, Ron has been active in San Francisco commercial real estate, specializing in the preservation of historic buildings. He served as president of the Jewish Community Federation and Jewish Family and Children’s Services, as co-founder of the National Association of Jewish Family Services, and on numerous boards.

Abigail Michelson Porth
LSP Family Foundation Executive Director, former JCRC Executive Director, and community leader
JCRC Distinguished Leadership Award

Abby Porth, executive director of the Lisa Stone Pritzker Family Foundation, is a Jewish community leader with more than 25 years of experience in advocacy, coalition building, organizational development, and crisis management. In addition to her many years of service working for JCRC Bay Area, including several years as executive director, Abby served on the San Francisco Human Rights Commission and on numerous civic and Jewish community boards. She is co-founder of the Memory Garden, the nation’s first sacred Jewish memorial space for grieving fertility and pregnancy losses.

API Council
A dynamic coalition of nonprofits building bridges for San Francisco’s API community
JCRC Outstanding Community Partner Award

The Asian Pacific Islander (API) Council of San Francisco is a coalition of 57 nonprofits that ensure API community members are represented and their needs addressed to shape San Francisco’s continued vibrant evolution. Led by its executive director, Cally Wong, the API Council partnered with JCRC last year for a groundbreaking API-Jewish solidarity trip to New York and Washington, DC, which subsequently led to the launch of our joint API-Jewish roundtable. The API Council, JCRC and our respective member organizations work closely to tackle issues like antisemitism, anti-Asian hate, public safety, and more.