About Us


Our Vision

Diverse and dynamic Bay Area Jewish communities, deeply engaged in Jewish life and doing good locally, in Israel, and around the world.  

Our Mission

To mobilize innovation, collaboration, and investment to shape diverse and dynamic Bay Area Jewish communities where people find a meaningful connection to Judaism and each other; and where we work together to better lives and communities locally, in Israel, and around the world.

Our Values

Our organization is guided by the Jewish values of:

  • Building community (kehilla)
  • Taking care of the needy (tzedakah)
  • Pursuing justice (tzedek)
  • Repairing the world (tikkun olam)

Our Commitment to Diversity

We, the professional staff and volunteer leadership of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation), seek to build a Federation committed to our core tenets of tzedek (justice), kehillah (community), and tikkun olam (repairing the world). Guided by Jewish values, we will cultivate an organization that is truly representative of our Jewish community and beyond, allowing both our professionals and volunteer leaders to participate as their most authentic selves. Like the diverse and multicultural community that we are, and in the long history of Jewish peoplehood, we are ever-changing and adapting. We celebrate and embrace all individuals who make up the fabric of our community, representing all races, ethnicities, religions, denominations, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientations, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, and national origins, among other identities. Our many identities are an asset as we build stronger, vibrant, and joyful communal belonging and a resilient ecosystem in which we all thrive, together.

We have a unique role in co-building a safe, engaged, and inclusive Bay Area Jewish community.  We recognize and take responsibility for questioning and transforming the bias that has created inequity and stymied belonging across our community. The Federation commits to consistently conducting our work in line with our core values and building an organizational culture that advances diversity, equity, racial justice, and belonging. We are identifying areas for growth and learning to implement, process, policy changes, and initiatives internally and in partnership with the Bay Area Jewish community. 

Our Community

The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund released the findings of our major community study –  A Portrait of Bay Area Jewish Life and Communities, an unprecedented population study of Jews in the Bay Area. It is the latest comprehensive, region-wide assessment of community needs, demographics, and key aspects of Jewish life.