Category Archives: Maxwell Kopeikin

Gay as the Springtime

How about lunch on us?

The Jewish Community Federations Centennial FedFest, is a free one-day event on April 10. A great day-long celebration has been planned featuring simultaneous sessions with leaders in all fields of Jewish life: philanthropy, music, literature, film, family rituals, history, foreign affairs. Plus you can join the discussion featuring LGBT Alliance and Be’chol Lashon leaders on shaping our Jewish future.  Register for you and a guest before April 4 to receive a free catered lunch. Just use the code LUNCH with your free registration.

We have an incredible scholarship opportunity!

Calling all Bay Area local undergraduate or graduate students at accredited institutions of higher learning and/or the arts, who are children of gay or lesbian parent(s). The Ronald P. Wilmot Scholarship Fund provides 4 to 6 academic and/or artistic excellence and financial need scholarships for $3,000 to $5,000 annually. The undergraduate student’s parents/guardians as well as the graduate student must be permanent residents of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, the Peninsula (Sunnyvale and north), San Francisco, Solano, or Sonoma Counties.

Not going to make it home for passover?

Come spend it with a few local faygelehs! Passover is just around the corner and Fun for Faygelehs is hosting a casual yet foodie-friendly seder. Open to all community members though space is very limited. Please email Maxwell Kopeikin, to learn about the evening details for April 19 in San Francisco.

See you OUT for Spring!

Arthur Slepian, Chair and Maxwell Kopeikin, Fun for Faygelehs Coordinator

This is the largest annual day of direct LGBTQ action in the world with thousands of Gay-Straight Alliances (GSA) participating on their campus! What are you going to do to end the silence? The LGBT Alliance supports the participation of the Day of Silence at Jewish Day Schools as well as after school Jewish programs. Here are a few resources to encourage participation everywhere.
May 06 3:00pm – May 09 3:00pm
Join Hazon for a 2-day relaxing Shabbat retreat in the Redwoods, followed by a scenic 2-day bike ride from Sonoma County to San Francisco. LGBT local leaders are joining up to be part of the Jewish Rainbow Riders team. Please learn more!
August 26 – 28
This annual weekend is designed to help bereaved individuals and families attend to their losses and identify tools to help them in their mourning. Led by LGBT Alliance leaders and BAJHC’s own Rabbi Eric Weiss and Rabbi Elliot Kukla. We fully encourage all LGBT Jews to consider advocating for a friend, themselves or a loved one to learn more about this weekend of spiritual care and healing.
Apr 10 10:00am – Apr 10 5:00pm
Celebrate 100 years of giving at Fed Fest 100, a day-long event to thank you for supporting the Jewish Community Federation and its Endowment Fund.

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i am thrilled to write that i have a new colleague at federation who wants to help build san francisco bay area lgbt jewish community with me!

maxwell kopeikin wandered into my office as a federation volunteer a few months ago and helped ensure that our jonathan adler gay hanukkah party was a fabulous success. today he divides his time at federation on contract with dr. donny inbar who brings the bay area israeli arts and culture and irin kutman levy who helps organize the bay area russian-speaking jewish community in partnership with the jewish agency for israel.

a california native maxwell is a recent graduate from the university of california at berkeley. and now in addition to volunteering at counter pulse and being a professional modern dancer and choreographer he is focused on learning to speak english with a fierce israeli accent. he promised to write a post soon on this blog – so be ready. this spanish, yiddish, french, catalonian speaking gay jewish alpha epsilon pi (aepi) fraternity brother has a lot to say.


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