Grantee in the News | Mar 2024

JCCSF unites diverse communities at Soul Vey event

Originally published in CBS News

Adam Swig, community activist and founder of the nonprofit Value Culture, and Meaghan Mitchell, president of the African American Arts & Cultural District


SAN FRANCISCO — With political and ethnic tensions affecting cultures across the United States, one young Jewish American leader hopes to spread hope and healing.

Adam Swig is a community activist and founder of the nonprofit, Value Culture. Known for putting on diverse gatherings throughout San Francisco, his event series Soul Vey brings Black and Jewish communities together to break bread over a culturally diverse Shabbat meal.

Chef Vee of Smoke Soul Kitchen catered the event with her popular soul food dishes like maple barbecue chicken and gluten-free mac and cheese.

wig hopes to expand these intercultural gatherings and bring back the true meaning of Shabbat which, according to Jhos Singer, a maggid with the JCC SF, is about rest, reflection and peace.

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