HMI Community Hub - SF Bay Area

Welcome to HMI SF Bay Area's Community Hub! Here you'll find a ton of great resources for your trip and for when you return home. Can't wait to see you soon!
Monica Boardman
SF Bay Area Director of Community Engagement

Honeymoon Israel SF Bay Area is generously supported by Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund, Koret Foundation and Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund.

Resources

Already received a Cohort Reunion Retreat grant? Review this planning guide to get you started!
HMI Grant Opportunities
Want to see how other HMI communities scheduled their reunions? Check this out.
HMI Grant Opportunities
As part of the HMI Family, we want to help you continue your Jewish journey in a meaningful way
HMI Grant Opportunities
Judaism 101 is an online encyclopedia of Judaism
Foundational Judaism
A helpful guidebook for when trying to making decisions about what makes a Jewish wedding
Foundational Judaism
Downloadable resources to help you understand Jewish celebrations
Foundational Judaism
Congregation in SF with robust young adult and family programming
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Social Action Babies & Kids
The JCCSF has something for everyone – families, fitness lovers, casual creatives, tiny swimmer
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Babies & Kids
Keshet is a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality & inclusion in Jewish life
Foundational Judaism Social Action
SF Hillel offers graduate and young professional programming
Foundational Judaism Shabbat Holidays & Rituals Social Action
YAD is an inclusive community for young adults to connect through shared interests & experience
Foundational Judaism Social Action
Hillel at Stanford provides graduate and young professional programming
Foundational Judaism
Arq helps you connect with Jewish life & culture in more relevant, inclusive & convenient ways
Foundational Judaism
Bringing women together at the intersection of wellness and Jewish spirituality
Foundational Judaism
Kevah empowers individuals and organizations to build Jewish learning communities
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals
Reboot produces creative projects that spark the interest of young Jews & the larger community
Foundational Judaism
Trybal offers getaways for young adults to connect, explore & celebrate in a Jewish context
Foundational Judaism
Unorthodox Celebrations helps you find the right rabbi or cantor to officiate your celebration
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Babies & Kids
Berkeley Hillel offers graduate and young professional programming
Foundational Judaism Shabbat Holidays & Rituals Social Action
Tablet is a daily online magazine of Jewish news, ideas & culture
Foundational Judaism
JewBelong helps you explore “doing Jewish” or add meaning to your current Jewish routine
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat
URJ Camp Newman offers fun, immersive Jewish experiences that empower children, teens & adults
Foundational Judaism Babies & Kids
Ramah is an innovative Jewish summer camp located along the shores of Monterey Bay, California
Foundational Judaism Babies & Kids
Urban Adamah is an educational farm & community center integrated with Jewish tradition
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Babies & Kids
Tawonga is a leading Jewish summer camp for kids, teens & families—located outside of Yosemite
Babies & Kids Foundational Judaism
ENGAJ aims to spark meaningful Jewish connection for young professionals & graduate students
Foundational Judaism Social Action Holidays & Rituals
The Kitchen is a religious community grounded in exploration of Jewish tradition, text & ritual
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Social Action Babies & Kids
The JCC East Bay creates healthy communities inspired by Jewish values, culture & tradition
Foundational Judaism Babies & Kids Family Planning Shabbat Holidays & Rituals
Wilderness Torah celebrates the earth-based traditions of Judaism through nature & community
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals
JCF cares through community, inspires Jewish life and learning & strengthens Israeli society
Foundational Judaism Babies & Kids Social Action
Keshet cultivates the spirit and practice of inclusion in all parts of the Jewish community
Foundational Judaism
InterfaithFamily helps you engage in Jewish life in meaningful ways that resonate with you
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals
Federation helps Jews in need while building and sustaining a vibrant Jewish community
Foundational Judaism Babies & Kids Social Action
BimBam uses digital storytelling to spark connections to Judaism for learners of all ages
Foundational Judaism Babies & Kids
JSP provides an entryway into Judaism where creativity connects you to tradition & community
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals
NextGen Silicon Valley is a federation community for Jewish singles, couples & young parents
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals
Jewish Social Justice Roundtable logo
JSJR makes social justice a core expression of Jewish life
Foundational Judaism Social Action
PJCC provides programs and services to meet the needs of everyone from infants to seniors
Foundational Judaism Babies & Kids Shabbat Holidays & Rituals
OFJCC explores innovative ways to integrate Jewish traditions & values into contemporary life
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Babies & Kids
A Yiddish comedy web series and evolving Jewish cultural brand created by two friends
21st Century Judaism
A rich account of Jewish humor: its nature, development and vital role throughout history
21st Century Judaism
Unorthodox podcast is a smart, fresh, fun weekly take on Jewish news and culture
21st Century Judaism
The Nosher celebrates delicious recipes and foods from Jewish people throughout the world
21st Century Judaism
Your source for home cooked (sometimes) kosher goodness
21st Century Judaism Shabbat Holidays & Rituals
Explore OneTable's helpful, easy to access guides to any and all Shabbat rituals
Shabbat
Learn more about the common rituals of observing Shabbat
Shabbat
Breakdown of easy to cook Shabbat dinner recipes organized by type of dish
Shabbat
100 traditional (and not so traditional) ways to honor Shabbat
Shabbat
Congregation in SF with robust young adult and family programming
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Social Action Babies & Kids
The JCCSF has something for everyone – families, fitness lovers, casual creatives, tiny swimmer
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Babies & Kids
Connecting Bay Area families with babies and toddlers to each other and to Jewish community
Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Babies & Kids
PJCC provides programs and services to meet the needs of everyone from infants to seniors
Foundational Judaism Babies & Kids Shabbat Holidays & Rituals
OFJCC explores innovative ways to integrate Jewish traditions & values into contemporary life
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Babies & Kids
SF Hillel offers graduate and young professional programming
Foundational Judaism Shabbat Holidays & Rituals Social Action
WZO provides Jewish & Israeli culture, language and society educational programming
Shabbat Holidays & Rituals
Berkeley Hillel offers graduate and young professional programming
Foundational Judaism Shabbat Holidays & Rituals Social Action
OneTable helps people in their 20s & 30s find, enjoy & share Shabbat dinners
Shabbat
Your source for home cooked (sometimes) kosher goodness
21st Century Judaism Shabbat Holidays & Rituals
JewBelong helps you explore “doing Jewish” or add meaning to your current Jewish routine
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat
Each Friday, just before sunset, get a reminder from the FRIDAY App that it’s time to slow down
Shabbat
Urban Adamah is an educational farm & community center integrated with Jewish tradition
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Babies & Kids
The Kitchen is a religious community grounded in exploration of Jewish tradition, text & ritual
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Social Action Babies & Kids
The JCC East Bay creates healthy communities inspired by Jewish values, culture & tradition
Foundational Judaism Babies & Kids Family Planning Shabbat Holidays & Rituals
A compilation of Passover resources to add meaning to your holiday
Holidays & Rituals
A guide through Hannukah, and an explanation of the rituals and customs
Holidays & Rituals
All your Yom Kippur questions answered
Holidays & Rituals
Tips for celebrating Sukkot with young kids (written by ATL 5 Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder)
Holidays & Rituals
Join Rabbi Jon as he explores what it means to host a Passover Seder with HMI alumni.
Holidays & Rituals
Colorful and engaging claymation characters help you sit up and ask questions during Passover
Holidays & Rituals Recommended Reads
Congregation in SF with robust young adult and family programming
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Social Action Babies & Kids
The JCCSF has something for everyone – families, fitness lovers, casual creatives, tiny swimmer
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Babies & Kids
Connecting Bay Area families with babies and toddlers to each other and to Jewish community
Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Babies & Kids
OFJCC explores innovative ways to integrate Jewish traditions & values into contemporary life
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Babies & Kids
PJCC provides programs and services to meet the needs of everyone from infants to seniors
Foundational Judaism Babies & Kids Shabbat Holidays & Rituals
SF Hillel offers graduate and young professional programming
Foundational Judaism Shabbat Holidays & Rituals Social Action
WZO provides Jewish & Israeli culture, language and society educational programming
Shabbat Holidays & Rituals
Kevah empowers individuals and organizations to build Jewish learning communities
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals
Unorthodox Celebrations helps you find the right rabbi or cantor to officiate your celebration
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Babies & Kids
Berkeley Hillel offers graduate and young professional programming
Foundational Judaism Shabbat Holidays & Rituals Social Action
JewBelong helps you explore “doing Jewish” or add meaning to your current Jewish routine
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat
Your source for home cooked (sometimes) kosher goodness
21st Century Judaism Shabbat Holidays & Rituals
Urban Adamah is an educational farm & community center integrated with Jewish tradition
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Babies & Kids
ENGAJ aims to spark meaningful Jewish connection for young professionals & graduate students
Foundational Judaism Social Action Holidays & Rituals
The Kitchen is a religious community grounded in exploration of Jewish tradition, text & ritual
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Social Action Babies & Kids
The JCC East Bay creates healthy communities inspired by Jewish values, culture & tradition
Foundational Judaism Babies & Kids Family Planning Shabbat Holidays & Rituals
Wilderness Torah celebrates the earth-based traditions of Judaism through nature & community
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals
InterfaithFamily helps you engage in Jewish life in meaningful ways that resonate with you
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals
JSP provides an entryway into Judaism where creativity connects you to tradition & community
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals
Between Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur, answer aspirational questions to guide your year
Holidays & Rituals
NextGen Silicon Valley is a federation community for Jewish singles, couples & young parents
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals
Interest free loans for helping you build your family
Family Planning
Three-part guide to becoming a parent
Family Planning
A new ritual for accepting the loss of the dream for a biological child
Family Planning
LOOM offers pregnancy, parenting & reproductive empowerment education in LA (HMI alumna owned)
Family Planning
JScreen is a non-profit public health initiative dedicated to preventing Jewish genetic disease
Family Planning
The Longest Shortest Time is a bold, daring podcast about parenthood in all of its forms
Babies & Kids Family Planning
BJB supports interfaith families to identify their familial, spiritual and communal goals
Family Planning
Uprooted provides national communal support to those struggling to grow their families
Family Planning
The JCC East Bay creates healthy communities inspired by Jewish values, culture & tradition
Foundational Judaism Babies & Kids Family Planning Shabbat Holidays & Rituals
Hasidah connects you to infertility support resources & reduces financial barriers to treatment
Family Planning
This blog is written by guests and community members of the Interfaith Family community
Babies & Kids
A comprehensive guide to some of the Jewish options for birth ceremonies
Babies & Kids
An overview of ceremonies to welcome baby boys and girls
Babies & Kids
Articles for expecting parents and parents of newborns to help navigate all things Jewish
Babies & Kids
Sprout supports families interested in Jewish living, learning & growing together
Babies & Kids
Congregation in SF with robust young adult and family programming
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Social Action Babies & Kids
The JCCSF has something for everyone – families, fitness lovers, casual creatives, tiny swimmer
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Babies & Kids
Connecting Bay Area families with babies and toddlers to each other and to Jewish community
Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Babies & Kids
The Longest Shortest Time is a bold, daring podcast about parenthood in all of its forms
Babies & Kids Family Planning
OFJCC explores innovative ways to integrate Jewish traditions & values into contemporary life
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Babies & Kids
Unorthodox Celebrations helps you find the right rabbi or cantor to officiate your celebration
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Babies & Kids
PJ Library sends free Jewish children's books to families across the world every month
Babies & Kids
URJ Camp Newman offers fun, immersive Jewish experiences that empower children, teens & adults
Foundational Judaism Babies & Kids
Ramah is an innovative Jewish summer camp located along the shores of Monterey Bay, California
Foundational Judaism Babies & Kids
Tawonga is a leading Jewish summer camp for kids, teens & families—located outside of Yosemite
Babies & Kids Foundational Judaism
Urban Adamah is an educational farm & community center integrated with Jewish tradition
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Babies & Kids
The JCC East Bay creates healthy communities inspired by Jewish values, culture & tradition
Foundational Judaism Babies & Kids Family Planning Shabbat Holidays & Rituals
The Kitchen is a religious community grounded in exploration of Jewish tradition, text & ritual
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Social Action Babies & Kids
JCF cares through community, inspires Jewish life and learning & strengthens Israeli society
Foundational Judaism Babies & Kids Social Action
Federation helps Jews in need while building and sustaining a vibrant Jewish community
Foundational Judaism Babies & Kids Social Action
BimBam uses digital storytelling to spark connections to Judaism for learners of all ages
Foundational Judaism Babies & Kids
PJCC provides programs and services to meet the needs of everyone from infants to seniors
Foundational Judaism Babies & Kids Shabbat Holidays & Rituals
Guides for bringing social action narratives and pieces into your holiday celebrations
Social Action
Worksheets, suggestions & great tips on how to start a social action movement
Social Action
A brief presentation by Jewish Social Justice Roundtable on Jewish activism
Social Action
This toolkit helps you plan activities that enrich the service-learning experience
Social Action
Guide for becoming involved in social action
Social Action Recommended Reads
Congregation in SF with robust young adult and family programming
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Social Action Babies & Kids
Keshet is a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality & inclusion in Jewish life
Foundational Judaism Social Action
SF Hillel offers graduate and young professional programming
Foundational Judaism Shabbat Holidays & Rituals Social Action
YAD is an inclusive community for young adults to connect through shared interests & experience
Foundational Judaism Social Action
AIPAC aims to strengthen, protect and promote the U.S.-Israel relationship
Social Action
Berkeley Hillel offers graduate and young professional programming
Foundational Judaism Shabbat Holidays & Rituals Social Action
ENGAJ aims to spark meaningful Jewish connection for young professionals & graduate students
Foundational Judaism Social Action Holidays & Rituals
The Kitchen is a religious community grounded in exploration of Jewish tradition, text & ritual
Foundational Judaism Holidays & Rituals Shabbat Social Action Babies & Kids
JCF cares through community, inspires Jewish life and learning & strengthens Israeli society
Foundational Judaism Babies & Kids Social Action
HIAS rescues people whose lives are in danger for being who they are
Social Action
Federation helps Jews in need while building and sustaining a vibrant Jewish community
Foundational Judaism Babies & Kids Social Action
Jewish Social Justice Roundtable logo
JSJR makes social justice a core expression of Jewish life
Foundational Judaism Social Action
NIF provides support to Israelis working to safeguard social and political rights in Israel
Social Action
Provides an entryway into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Israel
This film highlights the spirit of the people of Israel & tells the story of a caring society.
Israel
Learn about the Palestinian people and their history and struggles.
Israel
Different narratives shape different memories of the 1948 War for Israelis and Palestinians.
Israel
Who has controlled the Middle East over the course of history? Who will control it today?
Israel
A mini documentary following the journey of an African-Israeli Jewish soldier.
Israel
Slides shared by one of HMI's regular speakers on the trip, Zeev Ben-Shachar.
Israel
A collection of books on Israel & Zionism, Conflict, the US relationship & the Middle East.
Israel
Spiritual guide to the month of Elul and soul preparation for the High Holidays
Recommended Reads
A lively chronicle of one woman's journey into the spiritual heart of Judaism
Recommended Reads
Off the conventional track, insightful and unusual stories inside Israeli society
Recommended Reads
Article discussing options for new parents in an interfaith relationship
Recommended Reads
Guide for becoming involved in social action
Social Action Recommended Reads
Colorful and engaging claymation characters help you sit up and ask questions during Passover
Holidays & Rituals Recommended Reads
A deeper look into Shabbat blessings & rituals to explain what you're doing and saying, and why
Recommended Reads
A journey through Jewish Peoplehood by Avraham Infeld
Recommended Reads

Videos

  • SF9 welcomes SF10!

    - SF9, San Francisco, California

  • HMI Love Story

    - Jenna & Janelle, HMI Los Angeles Alumni Couple,

 

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