Each cohort of the
Chai Giving Circle is a small group of like-minded individuals who appreciate the
importance of giving and the power of combined resources and knowledge. The
group pools their charitable donations, engages in social justice learning and
philanthropic research together, and collaborates in deciding how to allocate
To learn more, please
contact Michelle Kracoff at
[email protected] or (650) 223-8693.
Applications are open for the current cohort (2023). Please fill out this form to indicate your interest by Friday, January 27. The Giving Circle begins on February 6.
For past cohorts, click here.
|2021–2022 Participants and Funders, OFJCC Leslie Family Preschool Giving Circle:
|Host Committee: Julia Agam, Leslie Behar, Amy Berg, Madeline Chaleff, Andi Frenkel, Alina Libova, Rebecca Shomair, Nicole Singer
||Leslie Family Preschool Teachers
|Thiel Prizant Family
A group of 16 OFJCC Leslie Family Preschool and alumni families pooled their resources in support of Ukraine at our first-ever giving circle for the preschool community. At our second one-time, pop-up giving circle of the year, the group granted funds to NOVA Ukraine and The Survivor Mitzvah Project.
2021–2022 Participants and Funders:
|Host Committee: Leslie Behar, Madeline
Chaleff, Cynthia Cohan, Andi Frenkel, Wendy Miller, Beth-Ann Schwabacher-Wenger,
Rebecca Shomair, Shannon Stein
||Catherine Crystal Foster
||Susan Steiner Saal
|Margarita Casanova Cohen
A group of 45 women pooled their resources in support of Local Afghan Resettling at our first-ever pop-up giving circle program. With thought, intention, information and strategy, the group met for a few short hours and granted funds to Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay and Pars Equality Center.