Aliyah (relocation to Israel) – Explore various opportunities and possibilities of life in Israel. The Jewish Agency Aliya Shlicha (emissary) is here to inform, facilitate and guide you through the process.
Art & Culture – There is no better way to get to know and connect with Israeli society and culture. From the most cutting-edge music, film, literature and visual arts to premier dance and theatre performances, The Art & Culture team brings Israel’s diverse and unique trends to the Bay Area via programs, speakers, collaborations and co-sponsorships, thus strengthening our bond to our own Jewish identity and with the people of Israel.
Israel in the Gardens - the largest Northern CA Jewish Community Celebration - Israel in the Gardens - will be held Sunday, June 2, 2013. The event takes place at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco 11-5pm, when thousands of people gather to celebrate everything Israel from the food, to art and music, and the coming together of our vibrant Jewish community.
The Gift of Israel - The Gift of Israel is a joint savings program made possible by contributions from synagogues, the Federation, and parents to ensure that teenagers can travel to Israel. A visit to Israel is a key stepping stone along the journey of Jewish identification, commitment, and connection.
Diller Teen Fellows - A 15-month teen program that focuses on four pillars: Judaism, tikkun olam, leadership and Israel, includes a unique 3-week summer trip to Israel and culminates with a service project that the teens need to initiate, develop and execute as young leaders in our community. Parallel to the SF cohort, there is an Israeli cohort in the Upper Galilee to partner with our teens: http://www.jewishfed.org/community/page/san-francisco-upper-galilee
MASA - MASA Israel Journey enables young Jews (18 to 30) from around the world to build a lasting relationship with Israel, strengthen their Jewish identity, and gain meaningful and beneficial experiences by participating in a long-term program in Israel, supported by Federation.
TZAVTA Community - Founded in 1996, the Tzavta community is open to anyone interested in experiencing Israeli culture right here in the San Francisco Bay Area. In partnership with other organizations we bring the flavor of Israel to the Bay Area through a wide range of events for the Young Adult community.
Living Bridge Opportunities – Gvanim is a leadership development program for promoting Jewish pluralism in Israel and in the Bay. The Israel Center incubates local programs and hosts overseas visitors, showcasing pluralism in action.
Russian Speaking Young Adults –Leadership trainings and retreats, educational and cultural events engaging the Jewish Russian speaking young adult community in the Bay Area. This department currently operates under Community Impact to create a thriving Jewish environment, building a strong Jewish identity and connection to the larger Jewish community in the Bay Area and Israel.