About JKN


About Jewish Kindness Network

The Jewish Kindness Network exists to spread kindness and joy amongst the Jewish community. We offer Jewish resources for addiction, mental health, disability services, family services, food insecurity, healthcare, housing, homelessness, immigration and refugee services, and vocational services.

If you or someone you know is in need, please feel free to reach out to the organization that can help you. If you have questions about Jewish Kindness Network or would like to speak with us, please fill out the contact form with your name and information.

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    Wendy Mendoza

    Chief of Staff to CEO

    Wendy has 15 years of nonprofit experience in the areas of strategic planning and operations, scaling organizations, program management, and working with cross-functional teams including: culture, development, and programming to further strategic and operational goals. Throughout her career she has worked in the public and private sector in Education and Behavioral Health, where she has designed and implemented programs to promote holistic social emotional learning, cognitive development, and holistic wellness. Her education, experience, and training has equipped her with the conceptual, organizational, and leadership skills needed to ensure she best supports the ongoing needs of diverse communities. Wendy received her MEd from USC and her BA in Communications from the University of California, San Diego.

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