Jewish Community Relations Councilof San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties


Thank you so much to all who participated and contributed to making JCRC Behind the Scenes 2019 a phenomenal success!

We are deeply grateful to everyone who turned out to honor our community champions -- Laura Lauder, URJ Camp Newman and California State University Maritime Academy, and Peninsula Multifaith Coalition -- and we are inspired by the tremendous support from the community.

Event Chairs

Dale Boutiette and Alla Gershberg



The JCRC Jewish-Civic Leadership Award (Inspired by Rita Semel)

Laura Lauder

For her tremendous commitment to sustaining a vibrant and thriving Jewish community, promoting a strong democracy and civic society, and serving as an inspirational bridge builder between the two.


The JCRC Outstanding Community Partnership Award

URJ Camp Newman and California State University Maritime Academy

For their extraordinary effort to assure the continuation of summer programs for thousands of Jewish children after Camp Newman was destroyed by wildfire.


The JCRC Tom Lantos Memorial Humanitarian Award

Peninsula Multifaith Coalition

For exemplary interfaith bridge building and community service. With its enormously successful Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, the coalition sets the bar for interfaith tikkun olam.


Special Thanks to Filmmaker Barry Schienberg

Sponsors & Supporters

List of Contributors and Host Committee

Please tell others about our Community Champions and continue to support JCRC and our work in the community. For photos from the event, please visit us on Facebook.