San Francisco Bay Area


We support interfaith couples and families in all parts of the Bay Area. Whether you’re in the North Bay and Wine Country, East Bay, SF, Peninsula or South Bay, we’d love to meet you and hear your stories. Our office is in San Francisco on the Embarcadero, but we float around and would love to share a cup of coffee on our next stop to your area.

InterfaithFamily/Bay Area is excited to announce the launch of Live. Love. Learn.: Parenting with Jewish Values, a four-part drop-in series for emerging interfaith families interested in exploring ways to infuse Judaism into their routine of daily life. Stay tuned for more information on the launch of this program in the spring of 2018. This program is supported by the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.

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121 Steuart Street Suite 100
Attn: Lisa Finkelstein or Rabbi Samantha Kahn
San Francisco, CA 94105

Upcoming events

Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Passover Seder

March 31, 5:00PM

Please join TVCJ for our annual community seder. Reservations are required. To reserve a space and receive a potluck assignment, please call Tel:(510)888-1404 or e-mail by March 26. Food need not be kosher for Passover. Our secular seder, replete with songs songs of resistance and hope, uses an English-language progressive Secular haggadah highlighting the […]

Raising A Child with Judaism: Free Email Series

April 2, 11:00AM

Do you have young children? For 4 weeks, you’ll get twice weekly emails about how to bring spirituality & traditions to your parenting in realistic and meaningful ways. This series starts on April 2nd. SIGN UP NOW.

Interfaith Couples Meet-up: Dinner!

May 17, 6:30PM

Missing Rabbi Mychal? Want to grab dinner with her and your spouse for dinner and conversation? Rabbi Mychal, now with Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, is going to a host a meet-up in a swanky cafe in San Francisco (Mission) for dinner and conversation. Get to know other couples on Thursday, May 17 at 6:30pm. Share stories, […]

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Is the Jewish Community a Mean Girl?

“The organized Jewish community is nothing more than the mean girls from high school.” What?! I think I literally stopped breathing for a moment. Could it be true? I knew this lovely person across from me believed what she was saying. So I wondered, “Could this community that brings me so much joy and comfort […]

Seven Species Cheese Spread for Havdalah

Want to host friends for end-of-Shabbat Havdalah? Here’s an easy cheese spread you can throw together.

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Getting Married? Planning an interfaith wedding?

Interfaith marriages bring up many complicated issues, but you’ve come to the right place to find answers. Visit InterfaithFamily’s wedding resource page.


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