b'A Letter From Our LeadershipDear friends,This past year was a year unlike any other in our Bay Area Jewish communitys history. We integrated the San Francisco-based Federation and East Bay Federation and Foundation, creating new opportunities to collaborate and better serve our Bay Area Jewish community. We developed our organizations new strategic plan, which focuses on three specific goals designed to keep people connected to Jewish life and to each other, to keeping our community strong, and to doing good together. And we quickly shifted our work to respond to a virus that threatened our livelihoods, kept us isolated, and forced our Jewish organizations to close their doors.But this year was also a reminder of what we can truly accomplish when we come together, no matter the circumstances. We got creative, mobilizing our networks and resources to come up with new ways to address challenges. And because we know our community so well, we quickly assessed needs and shifted resources and activities to help individuals overcome financial difficulty and bring them out of isolation: ensuring capital for no-interest loans, safely reopening our schools, and creating virtual summer programming, to name a few. Inside this Annual Report, you will read stories of how all this work made a difference in our community and changed lives, during a time of great opportunity as well as incredible challenge. This work is YOUR work. YOU connected families to community and to Jewish life. YOU helped ensure that our Jewish organizations are secure, and that our community will be empowered by the next generation of Jewish leaders and philanthropists. And YOU kept our community connected and our Jewish organizations running in the midst of a global pandemic. Our Federation is prepared for moments like these, and your support has enabled us to sustain ourwork at this most critical time.We are dedicated to making our diverse, dynamic Jewish Bay Area a place where everyone is engaged in Jewish life and doing good locally, in Israel, and around the world.From all of us at the Federation, thank YOU for your generosity, your commitment, and your partnership in community.In appreciation,Danny Grossman Arthur Slepian Jim HeegerCEO Board Chair 2019-2020 Board Chair2'