b'Guided by our belief that Jewish values and traditions connect us more deeply to ourselves and to each other, and to doing good in the world, the Federation partners with Jewish organizations and funders to expand a sense of belonging and meaning across our communities. These efforts focus on youth, young adults, and families with young children, as our 2017 Community Portrait study data show that people in these demographics are searching for identify and community. We support gateway activities like PJ Library and Birthright Israel, and build community and pathways to Jewish life that work for each person. TEENSExpanding Jewish engagement Jewish Teen Education and Engagement InitiativePartnered with JewishLearningWorks to offer professional development opportunities to more than 150 youth professionals Concluded the first Accelerator Cohort of 7 organizations receiving over $1.1 million to innovate new programmingProvided $150,000 in funding for 14 organizations to provide virtual summer programmingJewish Teen FoundationTeens from across the Bay Area developed skills in philanthropy and community service, and granted $27,000 to support people experiencing homelessness during the global pandemic SF Diller Teen Fellows20 eleventh graders developed leadership skills, built worldwide relationships, and strengthened Jewish identities by attending workshops and retreats, engaging with speakers, participating in a giving circle, and connecting with Israeli partnersYOUNG ADULTSIncreasing connection to Jewish community and engagement with IsraelYoung Adult Engagement Launched the Young Adult Peer Connector Network, in which 6 organizations hired a peer connector to build connections and help young adults create their own Jewish journeysFunded organizations to facilitate brave discussions on Israel and conducted learning seminars to help Jewish professionals lead complex Israel conversations Convened NextGen Professionals Network, helping young adult professionals learn and work together to connect their communities to Jewish lifePartnered with Israel Outdoors to send 179 young adults on Birthright Israel trips, and engaged participants in Jewish life post-trip before COVID-19 shut down travel.Campus Initiative on Israel Engagement (CIIE) Supported 7 Northern California Hillels to enable Jewish college students to learn, explore and develop deep relationships with Israel10'