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Cultivating Hope in a Post October 7th World

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for 🌱 “Cultivating Hope in a Post October 7th World” 🌍 on Sunday, February 25th at 2:00pm – 5:00pm. We will hear from experts who can speak to our Jewish young adult experiences here in the SF Bay Area:

  • 👩‍🏫 Amy Albertson, a Jewish advocate and educator from California who empowers young Jews to be unapologetically Jewish, both online and in their everyday lives
  • 👨‍⚖️ District Attorney Jeff Rosen, a nationally recognized leader in criminal justice reform and vocal advocate for combating hate speech
  • 🙋‍♀️ Hilary Hawn, an educator, writer, and online advocate for the Jewish community who has dedicated the past 5 years to combatting antisemitism and teaching Jewish history and culture to whoever will listen.
  • 🧑‍💼 Oleg Ivanov, PhD, the Assistant Director of AJC San Francisco will be our moderator.

Program: Subject to change.

🍽️ Israeli Lunch & Community Organizations Tables — Enjoy Israeli lunch while getting to know local Jewish community organizations.

🎙️ Powerhouse Panel — Participate in a general session featuring expert panelists (including influential young adults) on antisemitism and Israel followed by Q&A.

💬 Debrief & Discuss — Talk with other Jewish young adults about the panelists’ insights and share personal experiences.

🤝 Reception & Conclusion — Chat with existing & new friends, explore ideas 1:1 with presenters, talk with participating community organizations, and enjoy some light snacks & beverages.

📅 Online registration at $18 will close on Friday, February 23rd.

💸 Onsite registration will be available at $36.

🚐 Grab the SF shuttle ticket for $10 one way, $20 round trip.

Why now?

Since October 7th, we’ve felt vulnerable being Jewish in the SF Bay Area. “Cultivating Hope in a Post October 7th World” provides a space for us (20 – 30somethings) to come together, learn, and find ways to take action that’s right for each of us. Let’s foster belonging, contribute to meaningful conversations, and navigate the complexities of a post-October 7th world with empowerment!

Event Planning Committee:

📍Organized by J Leaders National Council and Academy alumni.

Sarah Feldman, J Leaders Board of Directors & Event Chair

Andrea Levy, National Council President & 20-21 J Leaders Academy Alumni

Andrew Gelman, 20-21 J Leaders Academy Alumni

Denise Sandel, 22-23 J Leaders Academy Alumni

Garrett Langfeld, 22-23 J Leaders Academy Alumni

Maya Rotman, 22-23 J Leaders Academy Alumni

Leya Aronoff, 22-23 J Leaders Academy Alumni & J Leaders Staff

Peter Hoffman, J Leaders CEO & Founder

Co-hosted by Jewbilee, Jewish Silicon Valley (JSV), Malka Productions, MoHo Silicon Valley, MoHo Nob Hill, SFBadJews, AJC, The Orchard, JCRC, SF Hillel, Congregation Anshey Sfard, Hillel of Silicon Valley, PJCC, Russian Speaking JCC, Jewish Community Federation. Sponsored by Jewish Silicon Valley (JSV)


February 25
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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