College Students

hanukkah giftsSending your kids off to college?

Would your college student enjoy some holiday treats during the school year? We will send students enrolled in the program fun and delicious Hanukkah and Passover greetings from their Shomrei Torah family!

Send us their name, address, email address and the name/year of their school and we’ll keep in touch at the holidays! Email this information to Nancy Ferrick:






If you would like to help assemble college care packages, contact Nancy Ferrick:


Israel on Campus: A Guide for the Congregation Shomrei Torah Community

Need help or information urgently? Don’t know where to turn? Want to report a specific incident or get assistance with a particular concern?  

For Students:  Start with Hillel on Campus. You can find a local phone number from

For Parents and Community Members, contact:

Paula Simon, Director of Operations and Special Projects, Jewish Community Relations Council,, 415-977-7401, ext 101

Our clergy and staff: 707 578 5519,


Download the complete Israel on Campus Shomrei Torah Guide


 Diller Scholarship & Fellows

Mazal Tov to Gabe Ferrick, who was awarded a Diller Scholarship for his work to end genocide. Gabe’s path toward activism began to unfold with his Shomrei Torah Bar Mitzvah project and $360 of his own money. He mobilized the Santa Rosa community through a Jewish World Watch Backpack Project, which became a “jumping-off point” for local and national efforts and has grown to include a Walk for Darfur and a Walk to End Genocide series. Gabe’s proud parents are Nancy and Reed Ferrick.

Mazal Tov to Isaac Kort-Mead, Lily Peterson and Matthew Blumenthal who have been named Diller Teen Fellows as part of a Bureau of Jewish Education program dedicated to developing future generations of Jewish leaders worldwide. The three teens will attend monthly seminars in San Francisco along with retreats and an intensive learning experience in Israel. Isaac is the son of Melissa Kort and Tom Meade, Lily’s parents are Laura and Rex Peterson, and Matt is the son of Jamie and Gary Blumenthal.

Read about Isaac Kort-Meade’s Mitzvah Corps Experience