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We oppose the proposed ban and criminalization of circumcision in San Francisco:


The San Francisco Board of Supervisors

  1. San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos
  2. San Francisco Supervisor David Campos
  3. San Francisco Supervisor David Chiu
  4. San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen
  5. San Francisco Supervisor Carmen Chu
  6. San Francisco Supervisor Sean Elsbernd
  7. San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell
  8. San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim
  9. San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar
  10. San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi
  11. San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener

California and San Francisco Public Officials*

  1. California State Assembly Member Tom Ammiano
  2. California State Senator Mark Leno
  3. California State Assembly Member Fiona Ma
  4. California State Senator Leland Yee
  5. Mayor Richard Bloom, City of Santa Monica
  6. San Francisco Treasurer Jose Cisneros
  7. San Francisco City Assessor Phil Ting
  8. Willie L. Brown, Jr., Former Mayor of San Francisco
  9. Richmond District Democratic Club
  10. The San Francisco* Republican Party
  11. Michael J. Antonini*, San Francisco Republican Party
  12. Jason P. Clark*, General Counsel, San Francisco Republican Party
  13. Richard Chapman*, San Francisco Republican County Central Committee
  14. Harmeet K. Dhillon*, Chairwoman, San Francisco Republican Party
  15. Alisa Farenzena*, San Francisco Republican County Central Committee
  16. Michael Goldstein, Fourth Vice Chair, San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee
  17. Arlo Hale Smith, San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee
  18. Daniel Higa*, Manager, San Francisco Republican Party
  19. Stephanie Jeong*, San Francisco Republican Party
  20. Leslie Katz, San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, and Former San Francisco Supervisor
  21. Hene Kelly, San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee
  22. Johnny Knadler*, San Francisco Republican County Central Committee
  23. Rodney Leong*, Vice Chair of Events, San Francisco Republican Party
  24. Rafael Mandelman, San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee
  25. Christina Miller*, San Francisco Republican Party
  26. Thomas Moyer*, San Francisco Repbulican Party
  27. Rita O’Hara*, San Francisco Republican County Central Committee
  28. Laura A. Peter*, Secretary, San Francisco Republican Party
  29. Richard Worner*, San Francisco Republican Party
  30. David Kiachko*, San Francisco Republican Party
  31. Michela Alioto Pier, Former San Francisco Supervisor
  32. Christopher L. Bowman*, Past Vice Chair, San Francisco Republican County Central Committee
  33. Mike De Nunzio*, Past Chair, San Franciscio Republican Party, California State Commissioner on Aging
  34. Bevan Dufty, Former San Francisco Supervisor
  35. Howard Epstein, Immediate Past Chair, San Francisco Republican Party
  36. Dr. Terence Faulkner*, Past San Francisco Republican County Chairman
  37. Jake McGoldrick, Former San Francisco Supervisor
  38. Aaron Peskin, Former San Francisco Board of Supervisors President
  39. Art Agnos, Former Mayor of San Francisco

Legal Community

  1. American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California
  2. Bay Area Association of Muslim Lawyers
  3. Professor Joel Paul, Associate Dean, UC Hastings College of Law
  4. Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund

California Medical Community

  1. American Academy of Pediatrics – California
  2. The San Francisco Medical Society
  3. Dr. Laurence Baskin, UC San Francisco Children’s Hospital, Professor and Chief of Urology and Pediatrics
  4. Dr. Martin Brotman, President, Sutter Health West Bay
  5. Dr. Sang-ick Chang, Chief Medical Officer, Alameda County Medical Center
  6. Dr. Craig Cohen, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, UC San Francisco
  7. Dr. Richard J. Cohen, Urologist and Oncologist, California Pacific Medical Center
  8. Dr. Sandra N. Cohen, Clinical Psychologist, Pacific Campus Hospital
  9. Dr. Gary Gershony, Interventional Cardiologist, John Muir Cardiovascular Institute
  10. Dr. Carol Roberts Gerson, Physician and Mohelet
  11. Dr. Mark Glasser, Obstetrician/Gynecologist
  12. Dr. Laurie Green, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, and Director, Brown and Toland Medical Group
  13. Dr. Moses Grossman, Professor of Pediatrics, UC San Francisco, Former Chief of Pediatrics, San Francisco General Hospital
  14. Dr. Daniel Jacobs, Chief of Surgery, Major Bay Area Regional Hospital
  15. Dr. Robert Kahn, Urologist, Pan Pacific Urology, San Francisco
  16. Dr. Brian Kaye, Rheumatologist and Clinical Professor of Medicine at UC San Francisco, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation in Berkeley
  17. Dr. Fred Kogen, Obstetrician and Mohel
  18. Dr. Brian McBeth, Department of Emergency Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor, UC San Francisco
  19. Dr. Jeffery J. Rabinovitz, Pediatrician
  20. Dr. Michael Rokeach, Chief of Medical Staff, California Pacific Medical Center
  21. Dr. H Thomas Stein, Psychiatrist
  22. Dr. Madlyn Stein, Internal Medicine
  23. Dr. Eric Tabas, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Associate Clinical Professor, UC San Francisco
  24. Dr. Kevin Tabb, Chief Medical Officer, Stanford Hospital and Clinics
  25. Dr. Paul Volberding, Professor of Medicine, UC San Francisco
  26. The Jewish Chaplaincy at Stanford Medical Center
  27. Chaplain Bruce Feldstein MD, Director, Jewish Chaplaincy at Stanford University Medical Center

HIV / STD Research Community

  1. Dr. Arthur Ammann, President and Founder, Global Strategies for HIV Prevention
  2. Kerry Gough, General Counsel, Global Strategies for HIV Prevention
  3. Dr. John Greenspan, Associate Dean for Global Oral Health, and Director of the AIDS Research Institute, UC San Francisco
  4. Dr. Daniel Halperin, Lecturer in Global Health, Harvard School of Public Health
  5. Dr. Jay A. Levy, Professor of Medicine, Director of the Laboratory for Tumor and AIDS Virus Research, UC San Francisco
  6. Dr. Edgar Schoen, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus, UC San Francisco
  7. Dr. Lory David Wiviott, Infectious Disease Specialist, California Pacific Medical Center
  8. Jeff Spieler, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, USAID

Higher Education Endorsements

  1. University of San Francisco
  2. Dr. Natalie Berg*, Trustee, Board of Trustees, City College of San Francisco
  3. Jeffrey Fang*, Student Trustee, City College of San Francisco Board
  4. Peter Goldstein*, Vice Chancellor, City College of San Francisco
  5. Dr. Don Griffin*, Chancellor, City College of San Francisco

Local Civic and Faith Endorsements

  1. American Jewish Committee
  2. Anti Defamation League
  3. Archbishop George Niederauer, Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco
  4. Bishop Marc Andrus, Episcopal Diocese of California
  5. Bishop Mark Holmerud*, Lutheran Bishop, Sierra Pacific Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
  6. Board of Rabbis of Northern California
  7. Cantor Lauren Bandman, Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills
  8. Cantor Roslyn Barak, Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco
  9. Cantor Sharon Bernstein, Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, San Francisco
  10. Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco
  11. Chabad of San Francisco
  12. Chadeish Yameinu Jewish Renewal, Santa Cruz
  13. Paul Cohen, President, Menorah Park
  14. Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills
  15. Congregation Beth El, Berkeley
  16. Congregation Rodef Sholom, San Rafael
  17. Rabbi Camille Shira Angel,┬áCongregation Sha’ar Zahav, San Francisco
  18. Council on American Islamic Relations – San Francisco Bay Area
  19. Fairuz Abdullah, President, Bay Area Association of Muslim Lawyers
  20. Fr. Gregory Coiro, O.F.M.Cap., Rector, The National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi
  21. Helene Casella*, Diablo Valley Hadassah
  22. His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco
  23. Imam Abdurrahman Anwar, Yaseen Foundation
  24. Imam Ilyas Anwar, South Valley Islamic Community
  25. Imam Tahir Anwar, South Bay Islamic Association, San Jose
  26. Imam Zaid Shakir*, Zaytuna College
  27. Islamic Networks Group
  28. Jewish Community Relations Council of San Francisco
  29. Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco
  30. The Jewish Community Foundation
  31. Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
  32. The Jewish Federation of the East Bay
  33. Jewish Study Network
  34. David Lee*, Grand Executive, Chinese American Citizens Alliance
  35. Marin Interfaith Council
  36. Meira Academy
  37. Menorah Park
  38. Monsignor John Talesfore, Pastor and Rector, Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco
  39. Muslim American Society – Bay Area
  40. Nehirim
  41. Progressive Jewish Alliance and Jewish Funds for Justice, Bay Area
  42. Rabbi Leslie Alexander, Los Gatos
  43. Rabbi Mona Alfi, Congregation B’nai Israel, Sacramento
  44. Rabbi Melanie Aron, Congregation Shir Hadash, Los Gatos
  45. Rabbi Ryan Bauer, Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco
  46. Rabbi Allen B. Bennett, Temple Israel, Alameda
  47. Rabbi Mark Bloom, Temple Beth Abraham, Oakland
  48. Rabbi Shalom Bochner, Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley
  49. Rabbi Meredith Cahn, San Anselmo
  50. Rabbi Ari Cartun, Congregation Etz Chayim, Palo Alto
  51. Rabbi Steven Chester, Temple Sinai, Oakland
  52. Rabbi Karen S. Citrin*, Peninsula Temple Beth El, San Mateo
  53. Rabbi Micah J. Citrin*, Peninsula Temple Beth El, San Mateo
  54. Rabbi Eli Cohen, Chadeish Yameinu Renewal, Santa Cruz
  55. Rabbi Yonatan Cohen, Congregation Beth Israel, Berkeley
  56. Rabbi David J. Cooper, Kehilla Community Synagogue, Piedmont
  57. Rabbi Menachem Creditor, Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley
  58. Rabbi Judah Dardik, Beth Jacob Congregation, Oakland
  59. Rabbi David Dunn Bauer, Nehirim
  60. Rabbi Dennis J. Eisner, Peninsula Temple Beth El
  61. Rabbi Yitzchok Feldman, Emek Beracha Congregation, Palo Alto
  62. Rabbi Stacy Friedman, Congregation Rodef Sholom, San Rafael
  63. Rabbi Pamela Frydman, Holocaust Education Project, Academy for Jewish Religion
  64. Rabbi Marvin Goodman, Board of Rabbis
  65. Rabbi Daniel Goldblatt*, Beth Chaim Congregation, Danville
  66. Rabbi Sarah Graff, Congregation Kol Emeth, Palo Alto
  67. Rabbi Laurie Matzkin*, Congregation Kol Emeth, Palo Alto
  68. Rabbi Shaye Guttenberg, Jewish Study Network
  69. Rabbi Julie Hilton Danan, Ph.D., Congregation Beth Israel, Chico
  70. Rabbi Micah Hyman, Congregation Beth Sholom, San Francisco
  71. Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe, Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco
  72. Rabbi Yoel Kahn, Congregation Beth El, Berkeley
  73. Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann, Senior Associate Dean for Religious Life, Stanford University
  74. Rabbi Yosef Langer, Chabad of San Francisco
  75. Rabbi Michael Lerner, Editor, Tikkun Magazine, Chair, The Network of Spiritual Progressives
  76. Rabbi Chai Levy, Congregation Kol Shofar, Tiburon
  77. Rabbi Sheldon Lewis, Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Kol Emeth, Palo Alto
  78. Rabbi Richard Litvak, Temple Beth El, Aptos
  79. Rabbi Janet Marder, Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills
  80. Rabbi Mark Melamut, Congregation B’nai Emunah, San Francisco
  81. Rabbi Sydney Mintz, Congregation Emanu El, San Francisco
  82. Rabbi Adam Neftalin Kelman*, Executive Director, UC Berkeley Hillel
  83. Rabbi Stephen Pearce, Congregation Emanu El, San Francisco
  84. Rabbi Daniel Pressman*, Congregation Beth David, Saratoga
  85. Rabbi Larry Raphael, Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco
  86. Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser, Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills
  87. Rabbi Aaron Schonbrun, Saratoga
  88. Rabbi Joshua Strulowitz, Congregation Adath Israel, San Francisco
  89. Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller, Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco
  90. Rabbi Reuven H. Taff, Mosaic Law Congregation, Sacramento
  91. Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan, Senior Educator, Lehrhaus Judaica, San Francisco
  92. Rabbi Yisroel Zaetz, Chabad, San Francisco
  93. Rabbi Shlomo Zarchi, Congregation Chevra Thilim, San Francisco
  94. Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club
  95. Reverend Amos Brown, NAACP Bay Area, Third Baptist Church
  96. Reverend David Brown, Calvary Presbyterian Church of San Francisco
  97. Reverend James DeLange, San Francisco Interfaith Council
  98. Reverend Canon Charles P. Gibbs*, Executive Director of United Religions Initiative
  99. Reverend Carol Hovis, Marin Interfaith Council
  100. Reverend Jim Kitchens, Calvary Presbyterian Church of San Francisco
  101. Right Reverend William Swing, Founder and President of United Religions Initiative
  102. Reverend Cecil Williams, Founder and Minister of Liberation, Glide Memorial Church
  103. San Francisco Interfaith Council
  104. Simon Wiesenthal Center Campus Outreach
  105. Arthur Slepian, Chair, LGBT Alliance of the Jewish Community Federation
  106. Stephen Suleyman Schwartz*, Executive Director, Center for Islamic Pluralism
  107. The Very Reverend Dr. Jane Shaw, Dean of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
  108. Temple Beth Abraham, Oakland
  109. Yaseen Foundation

National Organizations and Individuals

  1. Agudath Israel of America
  2. ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal
  3. American Jewish Committee
  4. American Islamic Fellowship of Atlanta
  5. American Muslim Voice Foundation
  6. Anti Defamation League
  7. Berit Mila Program of Reform Judaism and the National Organization of American Mohalim
  8. B’nai B’rith International
  9. Central Conference of American Rabbis
  10. Dean Joshua Holo, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
  11. El-Tawhid Juma Circle: A Coalition of Gender-Equal/GLBTQ-Friendly Mosques in North America
  12. Foundation for Ethnic Understanding
  13. Donna Friedman, Student Rabbi, Aleph Jewish Renewal
  14. Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc.
  15. Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles Campus
  16. International Rabbinic Fellowship
  17. Islamic Society of North America
  18. Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta
  19. Jewish Council for Public Affairs
  20. Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
  21. Jewish Federations of North America
  22. Jewish Labor Committee
  23. Jewish Reconstructionist Federation
  24. Jewish War Veterans of the USA
  25. Light of Reformation Mosque of D.C
  26. Muslim Nurses Association
  27. National Council of Jewish Women
  28. Rabbi George Barnard, Northern Hills Synagogue, Cincinnati, OH
  29. Rabbi Jordana Schuster Battis
  30. Rabbi Andrea Berlin, Union for Reform Judaism
  31. Rabbi Michael Chernick, PhD, Professor of Jewish Jurisprudence and Social Justice, Hebrew Union College
  32. Rabbi Gary S. Creditor, Temple Beth El, Richmond, Virginia
  33. Rabbi Gideon Estes, Congregation Or Ami, Houston, Texas
  34. Rabbi Jason Herman, New York
  35. Rabbi Michael Gold, Tamarac, Florida
  36. Rabbi Benjamin Goldstein, Temple Beth El Mekor Chayim, New Jersey
  37. Rabbi Sean Gorman, Toronto
  38. Rabbi Irwin Kula, National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership
  39. Rabbi Judd E. Kruger Levingston, Philadelphia
  40. Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman, Jewish Reconstructionist Federation
  41. Rabbi Sue Mauer Morningstart, Aleph Jewish Renewal, OR
  42. Rabbi Jay Moses, New York
  43. Rabbi Elana E. Perry, Temple Sinai, Atlanta, Georgia
  44. Rabbi Perry Raphael Rank, Midway Jewish Center in Syosset, Long Island
  45. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg, New Jersey
  46. Rabbi Ronald Roth, Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congregation B’nai Israel, New Jersey
  47. Rabbi Dr. Arthur Segal*, Jewish Spiritual Renewal of The Low Country, South Carolina
  48. Rabbi Josh Whinston, Temple Beth David, Cheshire, Connecticut
  49. Rabbi Dan Wigodsky, White Plains, NY
  50. Rabbinical Assembly
  51. Rabbinical Council of America
  52. Temple Israel, Natick, Massachusetts
  53. Union for Reform Judaism
  54. Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America
  55. United Muslims of America
  56. United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance
  57. United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
  58. Unity Mosque of Toronto
  59. Judy Yudof, Former International President, The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

*Affiliation for identification purposes only

(updated 7/9/11)

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