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Who We
Are JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL

JCRC Bay Area is the largest collective voice of the Jewish community across San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. We advocate for Jews to be able to live their own authentic Jewish lives and believe that by working together with other communities, the full vibrancy and diversity of Jewish identity will be embraced and celebrated. We mobilize Bay Area Jews and our allies to counter antisemitism and rising hate, advance social justice, strengthen civic engagement, and ensure a combined response to critical issues we all face.

We are proud to have represented synagogues, Jewish organizations, and unaffiliated Jewish individuals and families of the Bay Area since 1948. Find out more about our 75-year pursuit of a more just world where all people thrive.

JCRC history

Originally the “Jewish Survey Committee,” JCRC Bay Area started in the 1930s to respond to the growing plight to European Jewry and the need for local advocacy. JCRC was formally established in 1948 to safeguard the conditions under which Jews, individually and commu…

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Our Team

Meet our team of bright, passionate and dedicated professionals who infuse their work with a fierce desire to create a better future for our community, our region and our world.
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Tyler Gregory
Chief Executive Officer
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Hallie Baron
Chief Operating Officer
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Jeremy Russell
Director of Marketing and Communications

Board of Directors

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Executive committee
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Jan Reicher
President
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Christina Jefferson M.S., HRM
Vice President
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William Schwartz
Vice President
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Sandi Bragar
Treasurer
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Karen Kronick
Secretary/Development Committee Chair
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Jennifer Wolfe
Immediate Past President

Members of the Board

Laurie Beijen
At-Large
Lynn Bunim
At Large
Laurie Earp
At-Large
Col. Peter Gleichenhaus
At-Large
Natasha Kehimkar
At-Large
Randi Lachter
At Large
Cathy Manshel
At Large
Michael G. Pappas
At-Large
Neal Rubin
At Large
Joshua Reynolds
Development Committee Vice Chair
Emily Scheinman
At-Large
Roselyne (Cissie) Swig
At-Large
Neil Tuch
At-Large
Peter Yolles
At-Large
Greg Zale
At-Large

Past Presidents

Natalie Berg z”l
Edward Bransten z”l
Ruvim Braude
Judith Chapman z”l
Reynold Colvin z”l
Andrew Colvin
Cheryl Feiner
Jesse Feldman z”l
Rosalind Franklin
Joyce Friedman
Michael Futterman
Jerilyn Gelt
Daniel Goldberg z”l
Lawrence Goldberg z”l
Tanette Goldberg z”l
Daniel Grossman
Michael A. Jacobs
Richard Kaplan z”l
Sam Ladar z”l
Herbert Leland z”l
Marian Lippman z”l
Ephraim Margolin z”l
Jefferson Peyser z”l
Paul Resnick
Martin Rosenblatt z”l
Judge Milton Sapiro z”l
Marty Schenker
Mark Schickman
Theodore Seton z”l
Hadara Stanton
Jesse Steinhart z”l
David Steirman
Sandy Svetcov z”l
Justice Matthew Trobriner z”l
Judge Lenore Underwood z”l
Matthew Weinberg z”l
Jennifer Wolfe
Judge Albert Wollenberg z”l

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