Yezidi Campaign Thank Yous

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Beyond Genocide Campaign helping Yezidis facing genocide and to those who lent their name to our statement and/or attended the August 29 Gala.

Click to sign our Statement                                                Click to Donate

DONATIONS help raise consciousness and advocate for Yezidis. We also provide professional services to Yezidi help organizations, and fund subsistence grants for college students. We are volunteer staffed; we pay no rent or salaries.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ONE-THIRD CAMPAIGN: One third of all donations received from Southern California zip codes go to Yazda, one-third to IsraAID and one-third remains with our Beyond Genocide Campaign.

YEZIDIS TARGETED FOR GENOCIDE (Yezidi may be spelled “Yazidi,” “Yezidi” or “Ezidi”.)  Click for details. 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MIR SALEM DAOUD, Head Yezidi religious leader in the U.S. and Canada; President, Ezidi North American Federation.
HONOREE: RABBI MARVIN GOODMAN, Executive Director (retired), Board of Rabbis of Northern California; Rabbi-in-Residence (retired), Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties; Administrator, Beyond Genocide Yezidi Campaign.
HONOREE: FATIH FERDI ATES, Executive Director, Pacifica Institute of San Francisco and the East Bay; board member, San Francisco Interfaith Council
HONOREE: REV. VICTOR H. KAZANJIAN, JR., Executive  Director, United Religions Initiative with over 871 Cooperation Circles in 102 countries around the globe.








All three honorees will receive the 2017 Beyond Genocide Campaign Humanitarian Hero Award for advocating for Yezidis and others struggling for freedom and dignity.
Bishop William Swing, United Religions Initiative founder and President will receive the award in absentia.

“In October 2016, we bestowed a Global Citizen Award as Humanitarian Hero for their achievements upon Rabbi Pam Frydman and the six sponsoring organizations of the Beyond Genocide Campaign,” said Herb Behrstock of the United Nations Association, East Bay Chapter. “We are very pleased that the Beyond Genocide Campaign is now bestowing a Humanitarian Hero Award upon these four worthy candidates. We hope that the campaign will continue to have a significant impact in combatting this horrific example of crimes against humanity.”

Institutional Sponsors ($1,000 minimum or e-blasts plus $750)
• East Bay Council of Rabbis

• Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin & Sonoma Counties
• J. the Jewish News of Northern California
• Islamic Networks Group
• Pacifica Institute of S.F. & the East Bay
• Peninsula Temple Beth El

Individual Sponsors ($1,000 minimum) 
• Rabbi Stacy Friedman, Congregation Rodef Sholom, San Rafael, CA
• Rabbi Corey Helfand, Peninsula Sinai Congregation
• Saul and Judith Wasserman

Host Committee ($500 minimum)
• Rabbi Ruth Adar
• Herb Behrstock & Dorie Guess Behrstock, UN Association, East Bay Chapter & Nor Cal Division

• Rabbi Allen Bennett, Board of Rabbis
• Nina Bhaisa, Silicon Valley Interreligious Council
• Rabbi James Brandt, Jewish Federation of the East Bay; The Jewish Community Foundation
• Rabbi Barnett Brickner, Temple Israel of Alameda; East Bay Council of Rabbis
• Rabbi Nat and Mimi Ezray, Congregation Beth Jacob, Redwood City; Board of Rabbis
• Rabbi Ted Feldman, B’nai Israel Jewish Center, Petaluma; Board of Rabbis
• Bab Freiberg, JCF of S.F., the Peninsula, Marin & Sonoma Counties
• Danny Grossman, JCF of S.F., the Peninsula, Marin & Sonoma Counties
• Sari Heidenreich, United Religions Initiative
• Rabbi Margie Jacobs, Board of Rabbis
• Ms. Debbie Kelman
• Steve Leibman, JCF of S.F., the Peninsula, Marin & Sonoma Counties
• DeeDee Levine and Richard Reitman
• Rabbi Chai Levy, Congregation Kol Shofar, Board of Rabbi
• Rabbi Shelly & Lorri Lewis
• Mrs. Grazyna Lieberman
• Rabbi Dana Magat, Temple Emanu-El, San Jose; Board of Rabbis
• Rabbi Larry Raphael, Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco; Board of Rabbis
• Paul and Sheri Robbin
• Alix and Sam Salkin, Sinai Memorial Chapel
• Rabbi Beth Singer and all Congregation Emanu-El Clergy, San Francisco
• Anne and David Steirman
• Rabbi David Teitelbaum, Congregation Beth Jacob, Redwood City; Board of Rabbis
• Gina Waldman, JIMENA
• Rabbi Eric Weiss, Board of Rabbis, Bay Area Jewish Healing Center

Supporters ($250 minimum)
• United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance
• Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco
• First Lutheran Church of San Francisco
• HAGAFEN Cellars (wine donation)
• June Bell and Neil Mendelson
• Rabbi Mark Bloom

• Ellen Chesnut and Lucille Sarkisian (Armenians born in Mosul, Iraq)
• Rabbi Rabbi Steven A. Chester, Temple Sinai Oakland
• Iftekhar Hai, UMA Interfaith Alliance
• Dennis and Sandra Kay
• Robert and Linda Kiss
• Rabbi Jessica Kirschner, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
• Yosi and Dafna Mizrahi
• Rabbi Daniel Pressman and Helen Tieger

• Rabbi Daniel Stein; Congregation B’nai Shalom
• Drs. Terry and Carol Winograd
• Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan, Lehrhaus-Judaica

Participants ($249 and below)
• Anonymous
• Mark and Gilah Abelson
• Maury Alcheck
• Ariel and Elise Nahum Beliak
• Barbara Berman
• Sue Blockstein and Mike Sokolsky
• Debra and Albert Cohen
• Sandy Coplon
• Rabbi Amy Eilberg
• Mrs. Lisa Finkelstein
• Ann and Stan Forman
• Beth and Rodney Freeman
• Paul Geduldig, Peninsula Jewish Community Center
• Jenny Gelb
• Drs. Joel and Barbara Gereboff
• Rabbi Sarah Graff
• Dr. Michael Harris
• Rabbi Debbie Israel<
• Rabbi Samantha Kahn
• Joan M Karlin and Paul Resnick
• Janet Kelman and David Rein
• Wendy and Howard Kleckner
• Joan M. Karlin and Paul Resnick
• Stephanie and Sam Lauter
• Jack and Sharon Levin
• Jerry and Shelley Levitt
• Phyllis Lippe
• Elizabeth and Ron Mester
• Irene and Stephen Moff
• Rabbi Lon & Jacque Moskowitz
• Heather E. Rosnow
• Melissa Schneider
• Rabbi Avi Schulman
• Rabbi Judy Shanks
• Cantor Doron & Jocelyn Shapira
• Belle Shayer
• Abby Snay & Ed Yelin
• Maayan Stanton
• Lee Strieb & Shari Golan
• Marc Sussman & Lynne Avadenka
• Adam Teitelbaum & Shari Samuel

Campaign Sponsors
These are the organizations that sponsor the Beyond Genocide Campaign supporting Yezidis facing genocide.

• Board of Rabbis of Northern California
• Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County
• Interfaith Center at the Presidio, San Francisco
• Marin Interfaith Council
• Silicon Valley Interreligious Council
• Board of Rabbis of Southern California

Yazidi Guests
• Mir Salem Daoud

• Mrs. Adiba Daoud
• Mr. Hussein Alhmka
• Mr. Omar Hussein
• Mr. Tom Weber
• Mr. Sam Daoud
• Mr. Saeed Bakr

Gala Chair
• Rabbi Pam Frydman

Gala Honorary Co-Chairs
• Rev. William McGarvey, Executive Director, Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County
• Rev. Kenneth Chambers, Interfaith Council of Alameda County
• Linda Crawford, Interfaith Center at the Presidio, San Francisco
• Maha Elgenaidi, Islamic Network Groups, San Jose
• Rabbi Corey Helfand, Peninsula Sinai Congregation
• Rt. Rev. Andrew Kille, Chair, Silicon Valley Interreligious Council
• Dr. Ejaz Naqvi, Islamic Center of Zahra, Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County
• Rev. Scott Quinn, Executive Director, Marin Interfaith Council
• Bishop William E. Swing, founder and President, United Religions Initiative