Amy Tobin

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Amy Tobin has led and supported nonprofit community, arts, and social change organizations for 20 years. Her expertise includes organizational development, diverse public programs, arts management, mission-driven real estate, philanthropic partnerships, and community development. In 2014 she joined the JCC East Bay as CEO, serving the Berkeley and Oakland communities in sunny California.

Amy’s work is consistently driven by her passion for connecting people through meaningful, inspiring experiences in physical gathering spaces. As the founding Executive Director of the David Brower Center, Amy led the establishment of a welcoming, world-class destination for environmental and social action. The Brower Center, a LEED Platinum rated building in downtown Berkeley, features a gallery and exhibition program, 24,000 square feet of fully occupied office space, and a thriving conference center for the nonprofit community.

As the founding Artistic Director of The Hub at the JCCSF, Amy pursued a vision of inclusive, relevant, evolving Jewish life through the arts. The Hub offered innovative arts events and served Bay Area young adults for over ten years. Amy worked with the JCCSF during a time of tremendous transition, including a capital campaign and transition between facilities.

Amy received the Gerbode Foundation fellowship in 2012 and the Joshua Venture fellowship for Jewish social entrepreneurs in 2001. She has served on boards and advisory boards for the Downtown Berkeley Association, Nonprofit Centers Network, Progressive Jewish Alliance, Joshua Venture Group, and Be’chol Lashon. As a vocalist, songwriter, and performer, Amy has released two albums and toured nationally with “The Esther Show,” a cabaret rock opera and modern interpretation of the Book of Esther.

The Hub

The Hub at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco was established in 2001 to foster community through the arts, support the development of new works by Jewish artists, and explore the evolution of Jewish culture. As the founding artistic director, Amy helped bring positive Jewish identity to mainstream arts and culture. The program continues under new leadership and has been expanded to include social action and networking for Jewish young adults. Today, the Hub supports and works as a programming partner for virtually all young adult programs in the San Francisco Bay Area.