Business Professionals


Interested in connecting with like-minded Jewish business professionals? 

Many Federations offer networking groups by specific industry. In the Bay Area, we provide opportunities to expand your network amongst all types of professionals who can help you achieve your business goals while doing good in our community.

Business Referral Community – Looking to grow your business? If so, the Federation's Business Referral Community is modeled after leading professionals' networking groups, with members* meeting monthly to connect and help each other with business challenges. Check out the Membership Directory. Email Jeanne to learn more.

Professional Advisor Network – Are you a trust and estate planning professional looking to build your network or seeking continuing education credits? The Federation's Professional Advisor Network provides educational programs designed for professionals interested in investments, financial planning, and estate planning. 

*For members who donate $500 or more to the Federation’s Annual Campaign.


Offering a wide variety of educational, networking, and volunteer events.

Our goal is to help you do well while doing good in the community. Current offerings include the following:

Business Referral Communities – Are you looking to grow your business? Modeled after leading professionals' networking groups, members* gather together monthly to share leads and support one another in business challenges. Check out the Membership Directory. Email Jeanne to try one of the following groups:

  • San Francisco 1 – Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month, 8:00 am to 9:45 am
  • San Francisco 2 – Meets 4th Tuesday of each month, 8:00 am to 9:45 am
  • East Bay - Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month, 8:00 am to 9:45 am
  • Peninsula – Meets 3rd Wednesday of each month, 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
  • Interested in starting a new group? We're open to your suggestions.  

*For members who donate $500 or more to the Federation’s Annual Campaign.

Volunteer – Do you want to lend your professional expertise in the Jewish community? We help connect individuals with organizations seeking specific skillsets and also volunteer at job-seeker workshops. Email Jeanne the skills you want to share with a nonprofit. 


Speaker Events – Occasionally we host speaker events featuring widely recognized business leaders with deep connections to the Jewish community. If you're personally connected to a Jewish business leader with a wide-following, email Jeanne with your suggestion. Some past speakers include: Sheryl Sandberg, Randi Zuckerberg, Marc Benioff, Larry Baer, Terry Semel, and Rob Kapito. 


Connect with Bay Area Jewish business leaders, learn from notable speakers, and network while supporting our community.

When you network through the Federation, you’ll meet professionals who share common values and the desire to strengthen the Jewish community in the Bay Area, Israel, and around the world. Membership starts with your first gift to the Federation. Check out the Membership Directory. Email Jeanne to learn more.


All donors who make gifts of $500+ to the Federation’s campaign ($365+ for those age 36 and under). Benefits include:

  • Member-preferred pricing for speaker panels and networking events 
  • Access to the Business Referral Communities
  • Inclusion in the new Business Referral Community online directory
  • Introductions to the Federation's leadership opportunities
  • Membership in our Business and Professionals LinkedIn Group
  • Invitations to exclusive and limited-size speaker sessions
  • Subscription to the J Weekly

Watch videos of some of our prominent speakers and honorees.

Past Business Leadership Breakfast speakers include Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann, Evan Marwell, Jonathan Kaplan, Randi Zuckerberg, Charles Bronfman with Jeffrey Solomon, Mitch Kapor, Larry Baer with Harris Barton, Sheryl Sandberg, Shai Agassi, Marc Benioff with Warren Hellman z"l, Larry Brilliant, and Terry Semel.  Federation has honored the following philanthropists with the Business Leadership Award: Michael Jacobs, Galina and Lev Leytes, Harry Saal, Bobby Lent, John Osterweis, Richard Rosenberg, and Richard Goldman z"l.


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Jeanne Miller
Director, Advancement Programs