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Art of Living 2024 Featuring Isabel Allende

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  • My Arrival in America

    My Arrival in America

    My Arrival in America by Laszlo Somogyi Marika and I arrived by a refugee transport airplane from Vienna, Austria on April 5, 1957. Our first air travel took over a full day, requiring two refueling stops—one in Ireland and one in Newfoundland, Canada. We were not told where we landed and later found out that…

  • Welcome Allyson Holmes-Knight

    Welcome Allyson Holmes-Knight

    We are thrilled to introduce you to our new Senior Director of Clinical Services, Allyson Holmes-Knight, PhD! With immense pride, we welcome Allyson to our team, a highly regarded Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working tirelessly to bridge gaps in mental health care access for communities of color.  Allyson’s journey in…

  • Trauma Support Resources

    Trauma Support Resources

    As we move through the shock of the massacres and other atrocities in Israel this weekend and the onset of war, JFCS East Bay is here for you.   For all in our community impacted by the trauma of this moment, we encourage you to take media breaks and set limits on how much news…


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Social services for Jewish Nazi victims have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

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