Updated, October 26, 2021
After 19 months of learning and adapting during the pandemic, we continue to share opportunities to connect, give back, and get support online and offline.
Below are suggestions for engaging with the community at The Hive and our community partners. We continue to monitor and observe agencies’ rules and guidelines. Learn, connect, and take action with us.
We’ve seen existing community challenges worsen due to the pandemic.
Impact Cubed advisors compiled guides for giving to support urgent food access, equitable vaccine distribution, and Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the face of increased acts of hate. Click on the images below for suggestions of organizations to support.
Emergency Funding Support for COVID-19 Needs
Leichtag Foundation continued self-sufficiency funding and capacity building support through two collaborative COVID-19 emergency response funds in partnership with local community organizations and hundreds of generous donors.
The Coastal Community Foundation, Leichtag Foundation and Rancho Santa Fe Foundation were honored to come together to launch the North County COVID-19 Response Fund in March 2020.
Frontline nonprofits received emergency resources to aid thousands of local residents who were suddenly unemployed, unable to pay rent, and without food. Isolated seniors, immigrants, hourly workers, and military families were among those served.
Distance learning has exacerbated challenges faced by families lacking resources for alternate care and access to technology. Children are home alone, raising serious concerns for safety and academic progress. Grants to distance learning programs have enabled children to learn in safe, supervised spaces with technology, healthy meals and snacks.
To date, the Fund has granted $749,170 to 36 frontline nonprofits. Grantees are listed below.
The Jewish Federation of San Diego County, Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego and Leichtag Foundation partnered to establish the San Diego Jewish Community COVID-19 Emergency Fund. The accelerating scale of COVID-19 called for a coordinated, streamlined response to support those who are most vulnerable and impacted in San Diego’s Jewish community.
The following pressing needs emerged over time since March 2020. The Fund has responded with grants and loans as well as technical support to leverage additional resources:
Food assistance | Medical care | Maintaining existing staff for Jewish organizations | Isolation and mental health support | Re-employment assistance | PPE access and safe reopening preparations | Housing assistance | Utility assistance | Support for distance learning | Childcare
To date, the Fund has committed over $2.5 million to 48 nonprofits. Grantees are listed below.
Watch our Q&A session about the Fund’s newest grant program to support mental wellness initiatives for staff of San Diego’s Jewish community organizations:
Armed Services YMCA, Camp Pendleton
Alliance San Diego, Immigrant Relief Fund
Blue Star Families
Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad
Boys and Girls Clubs of Oceanside
Boys and Girls Clubs of San Marcos
Boys and Girls Clubs of Vista
Bread of Life – Rescue Mission
Casa de Amistad
Casa de Amparo
Center for Community Solutions
Community Resource Center
Coastal Roots Farm
CSU San Marcos
FarmWorkers CARE Coalition (a program of Vista Community Clinic)
Feeding San Diego (North County)
Foundation for Women Warriors
Healthy Day Partners
Hope through Housing Foundation
Interfaith Community Services
Just In Time for Foster Youth
Kitchens for Good
North County Food Bank
North County Immigration and Citizenship Center
North County Lifeline
North County LGBTQ Resource Center
Mira Costa College Foundation
San Diego Oasis
Support the Enlisted Project (STEP)
The Salvation Army, North County San Diego
United Way Worker’s Assistance Fund – North County Support
Vista Community Clinic
Women’s Resource Center
Wounded Warrior Homes
Aish San Diego
Beth Jacob Congregation
Camp Mountain Chai
Chabad of Bonita – Beth Eliyahu Torah Center
Chabad of Carlsbad North
Chabad of Carmel Valley
Chabad of Chula Vista
Chabad of Downtown
Chabad House of the College Area
Chabad of East County
Chabad of Encinitas
Chabad La Costa
Chabad of Pacific Beach
Chabad of San Diego
Chabad of San Marcos/Alef Center
Chabad of UC San Diego
Chabad of University City
Coastal Roots Farm
Community Jewish High
Congregation Adat Yeshurun
Congregation Beth Am
Congregation Beth Israel
Friends of the IDF
Hillel of San Diego
Hope Village (Chesed House)
Jewish Collaborative of San Diego
Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Ken Jewish Community
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
Ner Tamid Synagogue
Ohr Shalom Synagogue
San Diego Jewish Academy
San Diego Outreach Synagogue
Seacrest Village Retirement Communities
Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School
Temple Adat Shalom
Temple Beth Sholom
Temple Etz Rimon
The Butterfly Project
The Elijah Minyan
Torah High School
Engage with volunteer opportunities, suggestions for giving, our actions and reflections in a collection of newsletters we sent during the pandemic.
Community Updates, March & April 2020
- March 16 Letter to the Community
- March 19 Emergency Fund Announcement
- March 23 Response Update
- March 30 Community Stories and Grantmaking
- April 6 Significance of Each Day + more ideas for giving
- April 19 Resilience, Yom Hashoah observances, and community stories
Community Updates, May – December 2020
Community Updates 2021
Give your time to the community in new ways by exploring volunteer opportunities here.
- San Diego Community Volunteers for Coronavirus Response Public Facebook Group
- HandsOn San Diego list of COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities
- Jewish Family Service of San Diego Meal Delivery Volunteer Opportunity
- Jewish Family Service “On the Go” Drivers for Older Adult Vaccine Appointments
- Scripps Health Vaccine Superstation Volunteer
Do you or someone you know need support from your local organizations? Find ongoing services here.
When in-person events were put on hold, we adapted to virtual experiences. Look back at programs from The Hive at Leichtag Commons, Impact Cubed, and more.
Did you hear the buzz? The Hive at Leichtag Commons is returning with in-person events!
Learn how The Hive is returning in to-person from Chief Talent Officer, Jenny Camhi
As the conditions in the state of California continue to improve, we are very excited to start welcoming our community back to The Hive at Leichtag Commons. We are eager to provide safe, in-person, high-quality programs and we will need your help to make this happen. All of our programs will be designed in accordance with CDC guidelines and California Department of Public Health recommendations. During our initial phase of having our community at the Commons, all events will be held outdoors unless otherwise noted, so make sure to dress for the weather!
We ask that all of our guests wear masks at all times and maintain 6 feet of distance from people outside of your household/bubble, even if you are fully vaccinated. We appreciate you working with us to make The Hive a thriving center for Jewish experiences in North County. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch with any questions or concerns. See below for upcoming events, both in-person and virtual.