Join Us to Learn with Fellow Bay Area Youth Professionals, and Celebrate the 2024 Ruby Award Winner

2024 Ruby Award Winner, Adam Lowy

Join us on May 16 at Congregation Am Tikvah for an in-person gathering to honor the 2024 Ruby Award recipient, Adam Lowy, with a celebratory brunch and award presentation, followed by an interactive learning session with Yehudah Webster, DRIO Program Director and Faculty at Kirva, Spiritual Practice & Action for Social Change.

At this time of increased destruction around the world, and division in our communities, we need to add depth to the frameworks and practices that strengthen our ability to challenge hate, harm and injustice, and to bring healing and a greater sense of belonging and connection to ourselves and our communities.

The Intersection of Belonging & Well-being

The belonging and well-being framework that Yehudah will offer us will ground us on how to care for ourselves, others, and even opponents. He will also delve into Jewish spiritual practices that allow us to strengthen the muscle to keep our communities safe, whole, and holy in the face of rising antisemitism, racism and islamophobia.

Please join us to learn with colleagues, and celebrate the work of Jewish youth professionals in the Bay Area.

Yehudah Webster
2024 Ruby Award Guest Presenter, Yehudah Webster

Event Details

  • Dates: Thursday, May 16, 2024.
  • Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Pacific.
  • Location: Congregation Am Tikvah (625 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco, CA, 94132).
  • Aimed at: Educators, clergy, and other communal stakeholders who work with youth and teens or who want to celebrate the accomplishments of educators in the community.


  • Arrival and Welcome
  • Brunch and Ruby Award Presentation
  • Learning with Yehudah Webster, Intersection of Belonging and Well-being
  • Closing and Departure

The Ruby Award is given in honor of longtime teen advocate Rob Ruby. We are proud to recognize the impact educators, and other professionals who work with teens, have on the lives of our young people.


Cost: $36 per person. Kosher brunch will be served. 

This event is at capacity and registration is closed.


Please contact Alisha Pedowitz at for any questions or more information.

More About Our Guest Presenter

Yehudah Webster (he/him), spiritual activist and community organizer works to animate and integrate anti-racist behaviors and culture in communities, supporting the collective organizing, advocacy and direct service efforts to dismantle racism systemically. As the Program Director and Faculty at Kirva (formerly Inside Out Wisdom and Action Project or IOWA), Yehudah equips communities with the daily concrete spiritual tools of Mussar to subvert racism within ourselves and others through facilitating workshops, consulting with organizations, and building a community of anti-racist practice. He has presented in a wide variety of settings, including staff developments for organizations, college campuses, communal institutions, and youth group programs.

Yehudah is a graduate of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice’s Grace Paley Organizing Fellowship, Bend the Arc’s Selah Leadership Program, and the Ovdim Fellowship.