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THIS IS FEDERATION. 121 Steuart Street • San Francisco, CA 94105 • 415.777.0411 •

Building for the 21st century It has been 100 years since a group of visionary leaders and emerging Jewish agencies created this Jewish Community Federation. For all of these 100 years, the Federation has promoted the ageless Jewish values of community (kehilla), intentionality (kavod), justice and care for our community (tzedakah), and repairing the world (tikkun olam) in order to ensure a thriving Jewish people here, in Israel and around the world. These guiding principles propelled our community forward this past year, and despite the devastating economic downturn, more than $22.8 million was given through the Annual Campaign to ensure our safety net and sustain our thriving Jewish community. In addition, tens of millions more dollars were contributed to the endowed and donor involved funds and foundations of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund. Emergency grants from the Jewish Community Endowment Fund’s unrestricted fund, our community’s precious emergency resource, provided front-line Jewish service providers more than $2 million in additional resources. In spite of the worst economy since the 1930’s, our JCF/JCEF community generously drove a combined $154,000,000 into vital Jewish and community projects around the world. Through JCF’s and JCEF’s leadership and engagement opportunities – the Israel Center, Business Leadership Council, Young Adults Division, LGBT Alliance, Russian-Jewish Community, Women’s Philanthropy, Young Funders Forum, Teen Foundations, Diller Teens, Foundation Council and the GET FED program – we have engaged thousands of our fellow Jews. And most importantly, we continue to be a communal hub for resources, expertise, Jewish philanthropic services, direction, guidance and investment. We have come far this past year, and face today’s challenges with a solid new leadership team committed to re-imagine the Federation for this century. This year we will undertake a journey of strategic change: processing our past and creating a vision of our future, to strengthen the relevance and value the Federation has to our community for the next 100 years. These are exciting times indeed. Together, we will work to sustain our unique and vibrant Jewish community, secure and strengthen Israel, build a new generation of Jewish leaders and repair our world.

Jim Koshland President Jewish Community Federation

Jennifer S. Gorovitz Acting CEO Jewish Community Federation

F. Warren Hellman Chair Jewish Community Endowment Fund

Mark Reisbaum Chief Endowment Officer Jewish Community Endowment Fund

2009 Annual Report and Impact Statement Figures below represent fiscal year end numbers as of June 30, 2009.

Assets and Funds Raised Total Assets Under Management


Total Funds Raised through Campaign and Endowment


Total Grants and Expenditures


Total Grants


Community Benefit Activities


Federation and Endowment Operating Costs


Supporting Foundations’ Programs and Expenses


See detail page 20

Annual Campaign Funds Raised Number of donors

$24,645,000 9,753

Campaign Fundraising Costs


Total Grants and Expenditures: $184,457,000

Annual Campaign Fundraising: $24,645,000

Grants Made 84%

Community Benefit Activities 6% Operating Costs 5%

Fundraising Costs 10.8%

Supporting Foundations’ Programs and Expenses 5%

The Federation’s operating costs include a total of $5,451,000 for the consolidated fundraising of the Federation and its Endowment Fund, of which $2,676,000 represents the work of the Campaign department, including overhead and the outreach and community engagement work of the Business Leadership Council, Young Adults Division, Women’s Philanthropy, etc. The $2,775,000 balance represents the fundraising work of the Endowment department and the associated indirect costs of outreach and engagement. The annual Campaign results of $22.8 million were supplemented by an unprecedented grant from the Endowment Fund to ensure the continuity of essential programs and services in our community.


Donor Involved Grants through JCEF # of Grants


Donor Advised Philanthropic Funds



Supporting Foundations




The Jewish Community Endowment Fund’s role as the community’s philanthropic engine and reserve was made all the more clear in this difficult time. The resources of Endowment Fund were granted to meet unprecedented needs, protecting those most vulnerable in our community while continuing to fund critical projects locally, nationally, in Israel and worldwide. With over $1.6 billion held in over 900 donor advised funds and 50 supporting foundations, donors recommended more than 9,000 grants to approved charities in their areas of interest.



This year the Bay Area community marked the opening of the Taube-Koret Campus for Jewish Life (TKCJL) in Palo Alto and the Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Center at USCF in San Francisco, two projects in which the JCEF played a major role. In addition to the $10,000,000 capital grant for the TKCJL from unrestricted and restricted endowments, over 100 donors with JCEF-affiliated donor advised funds and supporting foundations contributed over $50,000,000 to the TKCJL project.

Visionary philanthropists, mainly through bequests in their wills and lifetime gifts, have left the Jewish Community Endowment Fund unrestricted assets that now exceed $68,000,000. These represent the community’s most essential funds for three purposes: responding to emergencies, seed-funding new initiatives, and providing capital grants for important new projects.

Donor Advised Funds Grants

This year, these unrestricted assets enabled hundreds of children to stay in Jewish day schools and religious schools, provided crucial assistance to seniors, made emergency loans to families, and helped strengthen the Bay Area network of social services.

Supporting Foundations Grants

5% 15%

Federation Initiatives


Jewish Beneficiaries and Organizations





34% 27%

National and International Charities Local Charities

1% 2%


Note: Some of the grants shown in the Campaign total flowed through Donor Advised Funds or Supporting Foundations, so the grant total of $154,242,000 as shown on page 2 is the correct total of all unduplicated philanthropy.

Campaign and Endowed Funds Grants


# of Grants

# of Agencies


Caring for the Vulnerable




Educating Youth




Engaging Our Diverse Community




Israel and Overseas










Special Grants1 Total

1 Special Grants include dues to the United Jewish Communities, a security grant administered by the Jewish Community Relations Council, subscriptions to the J., the Jewish Newsweekly of Northern California, and a reserve for technical assistance to agencies and congregations.

Highlights of Organizations Served Bay Area Jewish Social Service Agencies2


Jewish Community Centers


Bay Area Jewish Day & High Schools3


Synagogues including Chabad

$1,120,385 $765,300


Highlights of Funding for Priority Needs Direct Grants in Israel

(see page 5)


Emergency Economic Response in the Bay Area

(see page 7)


Outreach and Engagement

(see page 9)


Educating our Children3

(see page 11)


Caring for our Elders including Transportation

(see page 13)


Engaging Teens and Young Adults

(see page 15)


Strengthening our Synagogues

(see page 19)


Bay Area Jews with Special Needs

(see page 19)


2 Includes the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center, Hebrew Free Loan. Jewish Community Free Clinic, Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Jewish Home, Jewish Vocational Service, Menorah Park, Shalom Bayit, and the Jewish Chaplaincy at Stanford University Medical Center. 3 Includes operating support, programmatic grants, and scholarships. The Federation’s scholarship funds were greatly supplemented by a generous Emergency Education Grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation. The scholarship awards are administered by JCF in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, the Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay, and the Bureau of Jewish Education. *Some agencies appear in multiple categories. See pages 22-24 for a complete list of all grantees.

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American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee projects in Israel


Building a Civil Society




Israel Based Office


Jewish Identity


Mid-year reserves and other programs


Promoting Religious Pluralism


Workforce Development


To the place that my heart loves, there my feet take me. - Talmud

Combined philanthropy


resulted in 34 direct grants

Our funds cover a portion of the operations at Table to Table, an innovative program that leverages volunteers to help feed more than 11,500 hungry people in Israel – every day – with food that would otherwise go to waste. The funded staff members in the Leket Work Program are previously unemployed Arab women – a demographic with the highest rate of unemployment in Israel, and for whom employment is one of the strategic imperatives of the Israeli government. Our grant amounts to about $60 a day.

to agencies in Israel designed to strengthen civil society, provide economic security, help Israelis get meaningful, good jobs, promote Jewish identity and religious pluralism, foster early childhood development

HELPING AT-RISK YOUTH We provide 1/3 of the funds for the Lasova-Kadima youth center in Tel Aviv, where over 60 poor, at-risk teens receive meals and homework assistance and other afterschool education. Our grant amounts to a little more than $1.52 per young person per day.

and give children a head start on education, and support the work of multiple Jewish agencies in Israel.

JEWISH AND ARAB ISRAELIS LEARN TO UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER There are 900 students attending school in four Hand in Hand schools in Jerusalem, Wadi A’ra, The Misgav Region of the Galil, and Be’ersheva. JCF grants provide scholarships for 75 of these students from low income families.

PREPARING STUDENTS TO BETTER PARTICIPATE IN ISRAELI LIFE ECHAD is a strategic partnership of JDC-Ashalim, 4 government ministries and JCF, focusing on training of Arab Israeli early childhood education professionals, working with parents and children in developing skills, and touching more than 8,500 children, 3,600 parents and 1,100 community professionals. Our investment (representing 35% of the total budget) has proven itself, and the ECHAD program is now serving as the model for the Israeli government’s initiative to reach at-risk Arab-Israeli children of preschool age, which is expected to reach an estimated 35,000 young children in 22 localities in Israel. Our grant amounts to 15 cents per child per day.

45 GRADUATES GAIN SKILLS TO GET GOOD JOBS IN HIGH TECH Tech-Career is focused on developing community leadership and economic empowerment among Ethiopian-Israelis, the vast majority of whom are working in very low-level jobs, and provides training for professional positions within high tech industries. The JCF grant represents 13% of the budget for this program where 45 students graduate and gain higher employment every year.

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EMERGENCY ECONOMIC RESPONSE IN THE BAY AREA: Emergency Client Financial Assistance Grants to Jewish Family & Children’s Services

$6,077,428 $1,300,000

Emergency Loan Fund Grants to Hebrew Free Loan


Emergency Operating and Programmatic Grants to Jewish Vocational Service


Jewish Preschool, Day School, High School and Camp Scholarships


The Torah begins and ends with acts of loving kindness. - Talmud

As part of the Federation’s



rapid response to the worst

Thanks to a generous Emergency Education Grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation, JCF administered funds in partnership with the Silicon Valley Federation, the Federation of the Greater East Bay, and the Bureau of Jewish Education enabling families to keep their children enrolled in Jewish preschools, day schools, and Jewish overnight summer camps throughout the Bay Area.

JCF emergency grants helped hundreds of fellow Bay Area Jews with interest-free loans from Hebrew Free Loan. As a result of the economic downturn, Hebrew Free Loan saw a 33% increase in overall demand. JCF emergency grants enabled the agency to keep pace with this increased need, and HFL was able to approve loans which would have otherwise been rejected for lack of loan funds. As a result, the number of loans approved by HFL was up 17% and the dollars loaned increased 23% over the prior year.

economic downturn in three generations, the Jewish Community Endowment Fund approved a series of emergency grants to help Bay Area Jewish charities and schools meet the additional demand for their services. These needs range from increased demand for counseling and placement services for recently laid-off

EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE JCF emergency grants helped provide emergency financial assistance and meals through Jewish Family and Children’s Services. This direct financial assistance program serves 2,000+ individuals and families each year, including low-income Holocaust survivors. The average grant size is $500, and during the last year approximately 50% of all emergency grants have been directed to support the two most basic needs – food and shelter. The total financial assistance budget is approximately $2.7 million, and JCF funds represent 39% of that amount.

60 UNEMPLOYED GOT GOOD JOBS One grant was used to hire an additional full-time Employment Specialist at Jewish Vocational Service who assisted 120 unemployed people, resulting in 60 who secured good jobs.

560 JOBSEEKERS WERE HELPED JCF support to Jewish Vocational Service provided the means for 360 people to receive technical assistance and 200 people to attend career development workshops.

workers to families who can no longer afford school tuition, or who are at risk due to financial hardship.

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BASIS, an Israel-education program funded by The Jim Joseph Foundation


Early Childhood Education, LGBT, Russian and Other Outreach Initiatives


Israel and Overseas Department


Israel Center


And you shall love your neighbor as yourself. - Leviticus

JCF funds outreach programs to enhance Jewish identity. The Federation also launches community initiatives when



Approximately 42,000 Bay Area community members participate yearly in Israel Center activities, including the Israel Education Initiative, The Helen Diller Tzavta Young Adult Community, MASA Israel Journey, Israeli Arts and Culture programming, Mishmash for Russian-speaking young adults, and Israel in the Gardens. The Israel Center serves as the major clearinghouse for all Israel-related activities on campuses, day schools, and supplementary schools, in JCCs, arts and culture institutions, young adult programs, youth movements, many synagogues and 27 other Jewish and Israel affiliated

The Israel and Overseas Department includes the costs of managing overseas work through JCF offices in San Francisco, Jerusalem and Kiryat Shmona. This includes planning, grantmaking, convening our Amuta (Israel-based volunteer committee), grant oversight, technical assistance to support grantees, development of strategic partnerships, and leveraging additional philanthropic and government support for programs vetted by our Amuta.

there is an unmet need.

organizations from Sacramento to Santa Cruz.

As needs are met, these


programs may develop into stand alone operating agencies or become part of another organization, as

BASIS is an acronym for Bay Area Schools / Israel Synergy. BASIS brings Jewish students and their families closer to Israel, and strengthens their connection to Israel and the Jewish people by making Israel a core part of every school's academic program and culture. This program was funded by the Jim Joseph Foundation and launched with the help of Israel Center.


was the case with BASIS

and JCI&R. The Federation

The LBGT Alliance serves the estimated 36,000 self-identified LGBT Jews residing in the greater Bay Area, supporting a broad spectrum of initiatives including advocacy work, commissioning an LGBT Jewish Needs Assessment study, and creating a Planning and Advisory group in partnership with the East Bay Federation.

also strives to identify


(now operated by the Bureau of Jewish Education)

areas of duplication to gain greater community‐wide efficiency.

For over a decade, the JCI&R Hotline has been the first point of contact for many Jews and other members of the public seeking connection with, and information about, Jewish life. While “live” information and referral services are in large part replaced by online resources, for some, this is still the only source of Jewish information

RUSSIAN OUTREACH Serving the estimated 50,000 Russian-speaking Jews in San Francisco and the Peninsula, the program provides community planning and programming, leadership training and engagement programs for youth and adults, and creates an opportunity to engage a captive and eager audience with a strong Jewish identity.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION INITIATIVE The ECEI is a joint program between JCF and the Jim Joseph Foundation (JJF). Key programs within ECEI include the Early Childhood Jewish Educator Training Program at Gratz College, which will result in 10 certified Jewish educators at the end of 2 years; Parenting Matters, a unique format for introducing Jewish learning to children under 5 and serving 100 families; and the PJ Library, an ongoing partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, JCF and JJF which provides free, age-appropriate Jewish books and music to 2,800 Bay Area families with children aged 6 months to 5 1/2 years old.

and connection. In order to save paper and preserve the environment, detailed lists of all grants made are available on our website, at



EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN: Bay Area Preschools Bureau of Jewish Education Operating Support Congregational Schools

$7,623,376 $520,326 $1,311,429 $391,520

Day and High Schools


Day and Overnight Camp


Early Childhood Education


Educating Children and Youth in Israel




Communities everywhere have an obligation to appoint teachers for their children. - Sefer HaChinuch

Funds from the Federation, Endowment and Jim Joseph Foundation helped keep 1,091 Bay Area children enrolled in Jewish pre-schools; 8,500 children benefitted from early childhood education programs in Israel; 1,786 young people enrolled in Jewish Day or High Schools in the Bay Area; 335 families

BUILDING A LIFELONG AFFINITY FOR THE JEWISH COMMUNITY Early childhood is the most formative stage in a person’s life. Research consistently shows that the first five years of life are crucial to our development and are indicators of future success. JCF grants go to 18 preschools in the core service area, where 1,091 children receive a quality pre-kindergarten education.

THE JIM JOSEPH FOUNDATION EMERGENCY EDUCATION GRANT Federation and Endowment Scholarship funds were supplemented by a generous Emergency Education Grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation. These funds provided emergency assistance that enabled hundreds of families to keep their children enrolled in Jewish day and high schools and overnight camp.

1,786 BAY AREA STUDENTS RECEIVE A QUALITY JEWISH EDUCATION JCF Funds provide critical operating support for the 7 Jewish day and high schools in our core service area where 1,786 children are enrolled.

were able to keep their children enrolled in Synagogue school, and 627


campers participated in

JCF provides operating support and scholarships enabling more than 1,000 children to take advantage of this vital learning experience. Scholarship assistance was given to 627 campers for day camp and 455 for overnight camp.

day camps; and 455 who benefited from

CONGREGATIONAL SCHOOLS $237,500 was granted to 23 Bay Area Synagogues for needs-based scholarships enabling 335 families to keep their children enrolled in congregational schools, and to supplement the other grants and support.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PRESCHOOL, DAY SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL JCF, in partnership with the Jim Joseph Foundation, provided emergency scholarships to Jewish families facing economic hardship, and enabled these families to keep 290 children attending Jewish preschools and 241 students attending their Jewish day and high schools.

8,500 STUDENTS LEARN TO BETTER PARTICIPATE IN ISRAELI LIFE JCF is committed to early childhood education, in the Bay Area and in Israel. ECHAD is a strategic partnership of the JCF, JDC-Ashalim, and four Israeli government ministries focused on training Arab Israeli early childhood education professionals, working with parents and children in developing skills, touching more than 8,500 children, 3,600 parents and 1,100 community professionals for a mere 15 cents per child per day. JCF investment represents 35% of the total budget.

overnight camp.

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CARING FOR OUR ELDERS: In-Home Health Services

$2,610,903 $85,000

Jewish Home


Kosher Meals


Senior Activities


Senior Transportation


When you have no choice, mobilize the spirit of courage. - Jewish proverb

Many of our seniors have


household incomes that are

For the 420 seniors living in the Jewish Home, the Jewish Home is more than a place to live, it is a dynamic community where the average age is 87 years. JCF provides operating support and $1,575,000 in subsidies for economically vulnerable residents, as well as $250,000 in vital services for the elderly to the Home, including JCEF seed-funding for a 24-hour geropsychiatry unit to serve the needs of seniors with psychiatric issues.

insufficient for the Bay Area. Many have inhibited mobility and need assistance getting out. Half the people over the age of 85 living alone need assistance. Transportation is a glaring service need, in addition to home health care, social programs and assisted living. JCF grants help better serve our mothers and fathers as they age, and are more

JCF funds provided for a Physician’s Assistant and Nurse Practitioner to perform on-site and in-home clinical services at Menorah Park, who performed 3,372 visits promoting successful aging, an average of 280 per month.

JCF funds gave 700 frail elders the ability to enjoy life and “age in place” at home rather than at a care facility. These rides helped seniors who no longer drive to visit their doctor, go shopping, and have meaningful social interaction. Additionally, more than 2,900 seniors, many of whom live in care facilities, were able to get out and enjoy a recreational outing.

550 SENIORS WERE SERVED 17,500 KOSHER MEALS Every week seniors at the San Francisco JCC are offered free or highly subsidized reduced cost kosher meals and a chance to socialize. JCF funds provide nutritious meals to low-income seniors who would otherwise be at risk of social isolation and nutritional deprivation.


crucial than ever given the reductions in government reimbursements, restrictions in subsidies, and the decline in the economy in general.



JCF funds contributed toward the cost of the Elderly Refugee Citizenship services program at Jewish Family & Children’s Services, where more than 100 elderly Jewish émigrés were supported through the naturalization process, attending citizenship orientation sessions, getting help with their applications, resulting in 66 elderly Jewish émigrés becoming citizens.

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Bay Area Jewish High Schools


Leadership Programs, Higher Education and Other Teen Services


Northern California Hillels


Scholarships to Israel, Volunteerism in Israel


Youth Philanthropy


The teen program helped both of my children connect to Judaism. - Parent of teen


According to recent studies, only 13% of 12-17 year-olds in the Federation service area are enrolled in some form of formal Jewish education. The purpose of these teen and young adult programs is to ensure the continued existence of the Jewish people by strengthening their connection to Israel, to Judaism, to worldwide Jewish communities, and the core principles of tikkun olam (repair of the

JCF funds provide 18% of the total operating costs for Northern California Hillels in 8 locations including UC Berkeley, Chico State, UC Davis, Stanford, Sonoma County, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz, where there is a core group of almost 1,000 students engaged in a wide range of activities, and thousands more engaged in exploring and celebrating Jewish life, connecting with the global Jewish community, and supporting Israel.

DEVELOPING NEXT GENERATION OF JEWISH LEADERS In existence for 12 years, the Diller Teen Fellows Program, supported by the Helen Diller Family Foundation and the Federation, is now in over 16 American cities and Israeli regions. The Israeli counterpart, Manhigut Esreh, has 40 high school Juniors and Seniors participating in a year-long program, developing a stronger sense of Jewish identity, gaining skills to be effective leaders, and incorporating values of tikkum olam and tzedakah in their lives.

TZAVTA (“TOGETHER” IN HEBREW) Tzavta, supported by the Helen Diller Family Foundation and the Federation, offers programs for young adults in Hebrew and English focused on Israeli cinema, arts and culture.

SCHOLARSHIPS TO ISRAEL Taglit-Birthright Israel seeks to increase the annual number of Jews visiting Israel by providing the gift of first-time, educational trips to Israel for mostly unaffiliated Jews aged 18-26. JCF funding was enough to send 70 Bay Area young adults on this life-changing “journey to our Jewish roots.”

800 BAY AREA TEENS MAKE UP THE JEWISH TEEN ALLIANCE The Jewish Teen Alliance (JTA)at the Bureau of Jewish Education, was founded to serve as a hub, convener and coordinator of all Jewish teen program providers and educators in the greater SF Bay area. JTA serves as a community organizer, fostering collaboration among teen-focused organizations, programs and services. JCF funds represent 33% of the budget.

TEEN PHILANTHROPY The Jewish Community Teen Foundations offer competitively-selected groups of Bay Area Jewish teens the opportunity to explore Jewish values and ideas, develop leadership skills, and the opportunity to practice informed and directed philanthropy. Teens who serve on one of the four Jewish Community Teen Foundations experience leading their own non-profit foundations in order to become strategic grantmakers.

world) and tzedakah (justice, charity) 16 In order to save paper and preserve the environment, detailed lists of all grants made are available on our website, at




Adult Education


Arts & Culture


Healing & Spirituality


Seed-funding, other innovative programs


Technical Assistance to Agencies and Synagogues


Happy is he who performs a good deed, for he may tip the scales for himself and the world. - Talmud SHALOM BAYIT JCF funds supported museums, domestic violence prevention, health and spiritual care, interfaith engagement, adult education and seed-funding for unique and innovative projects meeting many otherwise

Shalom Bayit is one of the first Jewish domestic violence programs in the country. Studies show that domestic violence impacts 20-30% of Jewish families – the same rate as the general population. JCF funds helped Shalom Bayit provide free, accessible counseling and emergency financial assistance.

The Jewish Chaplaincy serves patients and families at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford University. JCF funds supported the program’s expansion.

REBOOT JEWISH COMMUNITY FREE CLINIC The JCFC is a free, volunteer medical clinic offering medical care for anyone in need and serves children and adults in Marin and Sonoma Counties who are in dire need of immediate medical care. It is the only Jewish free clinic in the country. Each week approximately 200 patients are seen in four weekly clinics.

Reboot believes that every generation must grapple with the questions of Jewish identity, community and meaning on its own terms. Reboot is committed to creating opportunities for Jews to gather, to engage, to question and to self-organize with their own networks, in their own way, in their own time. JCF funding supported local programming led by 60 Bay Area Reboot alumni.


unmet needs throughout the Bay Area.


BAY AREA JEWISH HEALING CENTER The Bay Area Jewish Healing Center is dedicated to providing Jewish spiritual care to those living with illness, to those caring for the ill, and to the bereaved through direct service, education and training. JCF funded the Grief and Growing Camp weekend, a unique residential retreat for individuals and families in mourning. 38 participants attended this past retreat.

UpStart's mission is to advance early stage non-profits that offer innovative Jewish engagement opportunities. JCF funds provided an initial year of seed-funding to help expand support services designed to help increase the likelihood that innovative, new organizations will emerge serving Jews in the Bay Area.

LEHRHAUS JUDAICA Lehrhaus Judaica is a unique non-denominational Jewish studies adult school. JCF provides operating support. Hundreds of adults participated in Lehrhaus programs and attended classes ranging from basic "Introduction to Judaism," modern and prayerbook Hebrew, a history of the Middle East conflict, and an in-depth exploration of classic Jewish texts.

In order to save paper and preserve the environment, detailed lists of all grants made are available on our website, at


STRENGTHENING OUR SYNAGOGUES & CHABAD Board of Rabbis, Bureau of Jewish Education, Synagogue/Federation Partnership

$1,120,385 $571,900



Synagogue programmatic support


Synagogue school scholarships


The Synagogue Federation Partnership has helped initiate, develop and deepen the relationship and sense of trust between JCF and synagogue leaders. During the past year, synagogue and JCF leaders have regularly gathered, and together they are shaping a new era in which synagogues and JCF will be collaborating to help create a more vibrant Jewish community. Our community’s synagogues are dedicated to providing opportunities for all those in our community to gather together to learn, to worship and to rejoice. Within the walls of the synagogue one will find preschools for tots, religious schools for children, youth activities for teens, family programming for young families, social and learning activities for adults and much more. Our synagogues provide emotional and financial support for members of the Jewish community and their families who find themselves in need. The doors of our synagogues are always open.



The Jewish Community Federation has played a leadership role in raising awareness and providing resources to build our community’s capacity to support, include and welcome children with special needs and their families. JCF grant-supported programs include: the North Peninsula Special Needs Initiative (a pilot under the auspices of BJE), Opening the Door: A Special Needs Day of Learning, Friendship Circle, BJE Special Needs Educational Consultant and Shabbat Weekend for Jewish Children with Disabilities, the Kesher Program at Congregation Beth Jacob, and an afterschool reading program at the Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School.



The Jewish Community Federation’s Regional Councils provide opportunities for leadership development, community planning and grant-making at the local level. The Councils have approved regional grants supporting programs such as the Mikveh in Marin (Congregation Rodef Sholom) and Shulchan Shabbat (Jewish Milestones) in Marin County; Simcha Sunday and Jewish Meditation (Sonoma JCC), and Russian River Outreach in Sonoma County; and synagogue-based programs including Synaplex Shabbat (Peninsula Temple Beth El), Kesher Program (Congregation Beth Jacob), My Jewish Discovery (Congregation Beth Am), Gateways to Community (B’nai Israel Jewish Center); the Jewish Chaplaincy at Stanford, and Social Action at Hillel of Silicon Valley on the Peninsula, and other innovative local programs.



As Jews, we are commanded to care for one another, no matter where we happen to live. In addition to the critical work we do in the Bay Area and Israel, the Federation, through the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) supports urgent and needed programs around the world, including hunger relief in the Former Soviet Union, and direct grants in Israel and around the world. Through the generous support of the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture, the Federation is able to support the innovative work of the Jewish Heritage Initiative in Poland, in rebuilding the Jewish community there.

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JCF Outreach and Engagement Programs1


Communal Capacity Building and Benefits2


Jewish Community Endowment Fund Services3



Outreach and Engagement Programs include the work of the Israel Center, JCF offices in Jerusalem and Kiryat Shmona, the Israel Emergency Campaign, the annual Israel site-visit and consultation trip, Early Childhood Education Initiative, Parenting Matters, PJ Library, LGBT and Russian outreach programs, and a one-time $1.5 million expense for BASIS, an Israel-education project funded by the Jim Joseph Foundation. See details on pages 9-10.


Communal Capacity Building and Benefits include capital planning, grantmaking, community needs assessments, convening, training workshops, and technical assistance; grants management for 1,200 grants made by Supporting Foundations, 7,756 grants made by Donor Advised Funds, and the 293 community grants made by the Jewish Community Federation and its Endowment; benefits administration of health insurance, retirement and other welfare benefits for 1,600 non-Federation employees in 20 other Jewish agencies; and over 700 staff-hours spent on assisting beneficiary agencies with strategic planning, consultations and other technical assistance. JCF also acts as the lead named insured for between 6 to 20 beneficiary agencies providing access to more advantageous terms for Directors and Officers Liability, Foreign Liability, and basic Property and Liability insurance.


Endowment Services include planning in the areas of emergencies; seed-funding for new initiatives and capital grants; grantmaking, grants management and grants research for donor involved funds; and other donor services that facilitate philanthropic activities.

FEDERATION AND ENDOWMENT OPERATING COSTS Management and Administration Fundraising including Campaign and Endowment

$9,925,000 $3,128,000


Building Costs (121 Steuart Street)

$5,451,000 $1,346,000


Total Fundraising expenses include $2,676,000 dedicated to the Annual Campaign Fundraising effort and $2,775,000 in fundraising efforts of the Endowment department. These expenses include both direct and indirect costs including overhead, as well as the outreach and community engagement programs and events offered by each department.



Supporting Foundation Programs and Expenses5


131 Steuart Street Foundation




General administrative expenses and specific foundation expenses, which are borne by the assets of each foundation, and include the direct costs, if any, of dedicated foundation staff salaries, non-standard and standard professional administrative and investment fees, awards, and other expenses directly related to the foundations’ activities and programs, including the Mount Zion Health Fund, Diller Teen Initiative, Israel Strategic Alternative Energy Fund, Jewish Heritage Program in Poland, and the Machiah Fellowship.


131 Steuart Street Foundation holds title to the building adjacent to the Federation, which houses many nonprofits, and its expenses are covered by rent from tenants. Over the past 3 years, a surplus of $2,500,000 has been distributed back into the unrestricted Endowment Fund that had been used to purchase the building.

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INDIVIDUAL AGENCIES GRANTED OVER $1,000,000 Bureau of Jewish Education: $2,196,435



Jewish Home: $2,026,500

2% 2% 3% Operating Support: $1,311,429 Scholarship Adminstration: $345,216


Synagogue Support: $190,000



Diller Teen Fellows: $189,290 Special Needs: $47,500



Early Childhood Education: $50,000

Operating Support: $201,500 Vital Services for the Elderly: $250,000 Resident Subsidies:$1,575,000

Other Programmatic Grants: $70,500

Jewish Family & Children’s Services: $1,846,540

Joint Distribution Committee (JDC): $1,713,00



Grantmaking in Israel: $324,000

Operating Support: $660,000 Emergency Client Financial Assistance: $1,050,000


Single Parent Center: $110,000



Elderly Refugee Citizenship Services: $26,500


Hunger Relief in the Former Soviet Union: $557,000 Grantmaking in Worldwide Jewish Communities: $832,000


Jewish Community Center of San Francisco: $1,235,911

Jewish Vocational Service: $1,289,400



Operating Support: $722,400


Jewish Employment Network: $150,000



Jewish Community Relations Council: $1,021,323

18% 71%

Operating Support: $719,798 Security Grant: $188,125


Programmatic Support: $113,400

Senior Services: $197,620


Other Programmatic Grants: $417,000

Operating Support: $915,528 Other Programs: $122,763


Bureau of Jewish Education


Jewish Home


Jewish Family & Children's Services


American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)


Jewish Vocational Service


Jewish Community Center of San Francisco


Jewish Community Relations Council


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CAMPAIGN AND ENDOWED FUNDS GRANT RECIPIENTS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59

A Different Lesson Addison-Penzak JCC American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Atidim B’nai B’rith Youth Organization -Local Bay Area Jewish Healing Center Bay Area Jewish Healing Center Be'eri (Shalom Hartman Institute) Beit Tefilah Israeli Beit Tefilah Israeli: Gan Yavneh Berkeley Hillel Beth Jacob Congregation Beth Sholom Preschool BINA in the 'hood - Be'er Sheva Birthright Israel B'nai Israel Jewish Center B'nai Israel Jewish Center - Petaluma Board of Rabbis of Northern California Brandeis Hillel Day School Bureau of Jewish Education Camp Newman Camp Tawonga Centropa Chabad Jewish Center Chabad Jewish Center of Sonoma County Chabad of Greater South Bay Chabad of Marin Chabad of the North Peninsula Chai Preschool Chico State Hillel Congregation Adath Israel Congregation Beth Am Congregation Beth Ami Congregation Beth El Congregation Beth Emek Congregation Beth Israel Congregation Beth Jacob Congregation Beth Sholom Congregation B'nai Israel Jewish Center Congregation B'nai Shalom Congregation Gan HaLev Congregation Kol Shofar Congregation Ner Shalom Congregation Netivot Shalom Congregation Rodef Sholom Congregation Sherith Israel Congregation Shir Hadash Contemporary Jewish Museum Contra Costa Community Day School Contra Costa JCC Tech. Assist and Emergency Reserves Facing History and Ourselves National Fdn. Friendship Circle Gan Aviv Gan Israel SF Gan Israel SV Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Gvanim Hadassah

Gvanim for the Business Community Early Childhood Development Center Hunger Relief in the Former Soviet Union / Grantmaking in Israel & Worldwide Cadets for Public Service at Hebrew University Operating Support Mental Illness Education and Outreach Operating Support Be'eri (Shalom Hartman Institute) Tel Aviv Outreach Program Non-denomincational Jewish identity Operating Support Gan Mah Tov Beth Sholom Preschool BINA in the 'hood - Be'er Sheva Trips to Israel for Jews aged 18 to 26 Gateways to Community Gan Israel Preschool (2 grants) Operating Support / Mikvah (2 grants) Operating Support / Scholarships Operating Support + 11 programmatic grants Overnight Scholarships Operating support, programmatic grants and Scholarships To support an exibit and film at JCCSF Gan Noe Preschool Jewish Learning Institute Social Services and Community Outreach Gan Israel Preschool (2 grants) Extreme Home Makeover Teen Edition Chai Preschool (2 grants) Operating Support Adath Israel Preschool My Jewish Discovery / Gan Ami Early Childhood Program Beth Ami Community Nursery School (2 grants) Beth El Nursery School Beth Emek Preschool Gan Shalom Preschool Kesher Program / Beth Jacob Preschool (2 grants) Congregation Beth Sholom Preschool Monthly Tot-Shabbat Gan B'nai Shalom Synagogue School Scholarships to Gan Ha Lev Scholarships to Kol Shofar / Preschool (2 grants) Celebrations Congregation Netivot Shalom Preschool Synagogue School Scholarships / Shulchan Shabbat (2 grants) Preschool / Jewish Welcome Network (2 grants) Shir Hadash Preschool Operating Support Scholarship Funds Contra Costa JCC Preschool Technical Assistance to Agencies and Congregations Develop courses about the Holocaust Day Camp Scholarships / Kids in Action / Teen Club (3 grants) South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Day Camp Scholarships Day Camp Scholarships Operating Support / Scholarships Leadership Development and Action Hadassah Hospital Medical School Rotation

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$20,000 $15,007 $1,713,000 $50,000 $16,400 $25,000 $96,400 $80,000 $50,000 $13,500 $110,000 $6,432 $3,144 $30,000 $217,968 $10,000 $2,519 $74,100 $533,539 $2,196,435 $109,524 $464,727 $10,000 $4,717 $3,600 $25,000 $5,542 $6,500 $8,396 $19,800 $1,286 $22,716 $12,088 $9,290 $2,573 $3,430 $15,717 $13,266 $2,250 $2,859 $650 $8,751 $4,820 $4,860 $20,900 $31,432 $2,001 $100,000 $69,707 $8,576 $69,991 $6,000 $17,950 $13,770 $12,357 $2,150 $334,580 $300,000 $3,000




60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118

Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality Hamidrasha at Oranim Hand in Hand Hebrew Academy Hebrew Free Loan Assocation Hillel at Davis and Sacramento Hillel at Stanford Hillel of Silicon Valley Hillel of Silicon Valley Hillel of Sonoma County Hillel of Sonoma County Holocaust Center of Northern California Institute for Jewish Spirituality Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues International Assoc. of Jewish Vocational Services Isracorps Israel and Overseas / Israel Amuta Partnership Israel Based Office Israel Center j. the jewish news weekly of northern california JCF Early Childhood Education Initiative JCF Jewish Day School Scholarship Fund JCF LGBT Alliance JCF Middle School Israel Trip Scholarship Fund JCF Russian Education and Engagement JCF Synagogue Federation Partnership JCF Young Funders Forum JCF Youth Philanthropy Initiative JDC-Ashalim JDC-TEVET Jerusalem Open House Jerusalem Venture Partners Community Program Jewish Chaplaincy at Stanford Jewish Coalition for Literacy Jewish Communal Service Assocation Jewish Community Center of San Francisco Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County Jewish Community Center of the East Bay Jewish Community Day Schools Jewish Community Free Clinic Jewish Community High School of the Bay Jewish Community Relations Council Jewish Early Childhood Education Initiative Jewish Family and Children’s Services Jewish Funders Network Jewish Gateways Jewish Heritage Initiative in Poland Jewish Home Jewish Labor Committee Jewish Milestones Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation Jewish Public Affairs Committee Jewish Vocational Service Judah L. Magnes Museum Kehillah Jewish High School Koret Israel Economic Development Fund Lasova Lehrhaus Judaica Link to the Environment

Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality Mirkam Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality Operating Support / Scholarships Emergency Loan Funds + special fund Operating Support Operating Support Operating Support Hillel Students Give Back! (Social Action Portion) Operating Support Welcoming Interfaith Students at SRJC Operating Support / programmatic support Rabbinic Leadership Training Cohort Dues Operating Support Year of Volunteer Service for Arab-Israelis and Jewish Youth Operating Support Israel Based Office Operating Support / Other programs (6 grants) Subscriptions to the J. Infrastructure / Other Programs (6 grants) To provide need-based financial assistance Operating Support / programmatic support (2 grants) For the Middle School Israel Trip Scholarship Fund. JCF Russian Education and Engagement 3rd year funding for Synagogue Federation Partnership Third year seed funding for Young Funder's Forum For Jewish Youth Philanthropy Initiative ECHAD Training and Employment of Ethiopian-Israelis Support for the LBGT community After-school learning centers for disadvantaged children Jewish Chaplaincy Program (2 grants) Jewish Coalition for Literacy Operating Support Operating Support + 11 programmatic grants Operating Support + 8 programmatic grants JCC of the East Bay Preschool Day School Scholarships Medical Care for Low Income Individuals Operating Support and programmatic grants Operating Support + 4 programmatic grants T'enna Preschool of the Albert L Shultz JCC Op. Support/Emergency Support/Program Grants (10 grants) Map out issues and challenges for the Jewish community Jewish Gateways Jewish Heritage Initiative in Poland Operating Support + Programmatic grants Operating Support Mikveh in Marin Local teacher training Operating Support Operating Support + Emergency Support + Programmatic Grants (10 grants) Operating Support Operating Support / Scholarships Loan Guarantees for Economicall Disadvantaged Populations Kadima Youth Center for Children of Foreign Workers Operating Support / Building Jewish Bridges Evironmental Education for Jewish and Arab Teens

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$30,000 $70,000 $30,000 $297,151 $500,000 $70,700 $108,000 $35,000 $5,000 $45,000 $6,300 $75,100 $25,500 $10,000 $1,800 $200,000 $15,000 $732,026 $1,198,152 $284,000 $578,793 $150,000 $238,234 $70,000 $167,561 $300,000 $34,600 $125,000 $449,888 $120,000 $15,000 $30,000 $40,000 $25,000 $900 $1,235,911 $246,947 $6,861 $115,000 $10,000 $205,452 $1,021,323 $185,000 $1,876,540 $10,000 $25,000 $100,000 $2,035,620 $800 $7,500 $5,000 $50,500 $1,289,400 $35,000 $194,946 $80,000 $33,333 $108,800 $30,000

CAMPAIGN AND ENDOWED FUNDS GRANT RECIPIENTS 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174

Marin Regional Council MASA Israel Journey Menorah Park Mercy High School Middle School Scholarships to Israel Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace North Peninsula Collaborative for Special Needs North Peninsula Regional Council Northern California Hillel Field Services Oakland Hebrew Day School ORT/Israel for the ORT School in Beer Hayil Osher Marin Jewish Community Center Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Overnight camps Peninsula Jewish Community Center Peninsula Sinai Congregation Peninsula Temple Beth El Peninsula Temple Sholom Preschool Reboot, Inc. Reserve for mid-year allocations / Israel Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School Russian River Jewish Community San Francisco Citywide Hillel San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Santa Cruz Hillel Foundation Shalom Bayit Shalom School Silicon Valley FACES Sonoma Regional Council Sonoma State University Sonoma State Univ. - Hutchins School South Peninsula Hebrew Day School South Peninsula Regional Council Synagogue School Scholarship Fund Table to Table Taube Center for Jewish Studies Tech-Career Tehiyah Day School Temple Beth Abraham Temple Beth Torah Temple Emanu-El Temple Isaiah Temple Sinai Preschool The Yaacov Hertzog Center for Jewish Studies Tirat Carmel Community Foundation Traveling Jewish Theatre United Jewish Communities United Jewish Communities Social Venture Fund United Kibbutz Movement University of California Santa Cruz University of California, Berkeley UpStart Bay Area World Council of Jewish Communal Svc. Assoc. Yavneh Yesodot / BINA Yuvalim: Tel Hai College

Regional Event Sponsorship Fund Trips to Israel for Jewish Young Adults Operating Support + Programmatic Grants Enhanced testimony & second generation projects Israel Scholarships Year of Volunteer Service for Bedouin-Arab and Jewish Youth Camp / staff development / challenge grant North Peninsula Region Event Sponsorship Fund Operating Support Scholarship Funds Paula Phillips Philanthropic Fund Operating Support, Scholarships, Programmatic grants Operating Support, Scholarships, Programmatic grants Overnight Scholarships Operating Support , Scholarships, Programmatic grants Shakshuka / Nursery School (2 grants) Synaplex / Ganon ECE Center (2 grants) Peninsula Temple Sholom Preschool Support local follow-up programming Direct Grants in Israel and worldwide Operating Support , Scholarships, Programmatic grants Outreach Program Operating Support Operating Support / Young Adult Programming Operating Support Operating Support, Programmatic grants Shalom School Holocaust education Regional Event Sponsorship Fund Jewish Studies Program Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust Operating Support , Scholarships, Programmatic grants South Peninsula Young Adult Strategic Planning Process Synagogue School Scholarships Leket Work Program Jewish Studies Graduate Student Scholarship Program. Training Ethiopian Israelis for Employment in High Tech Scholarship Funds Gan Avraham Nursery School Gan Sameach Preschool Temple Emanu-El Preschool Gan Ilan Temple Sinai Preschool Pluralistic Jewish Leadership in the Orthodox Community Vocational Traninig for Ethiopian Israelis Operating Support UJC Dues United Jewish Communities (UJC) Social Venture Fund TELEM: Employment and Job Training for Ethiopian Israelis Undergraduate Jewish studies major at UC Santa Cruz Oral history Project / Doctoral Program in Jewish Studies Expand support services to innovative, new organizations Operating Support Scholarship Funds Year of Service and Promotion of Jewish Pluralism A Pluralistic Center for Jewish Culture and Identity

Total In order to save paper and preserve the environment, detailed lists of all grants made are available on our website, at

$1,200 $150,000 $95,050 $5,000 $98,935 $50,000 $159,000 $1,000 $102,500 $70,889 $225,000 $551,648 $573,014 $420,152 $582,273 $8,359 $14,361 $12,435 $30,000 $1,400,000 $255,737 $6,480 $159,400 $81,900 $103,600 $71,500 $4,288 $2,500 $1,800 $7,500 $2,700 $290,320 $37,000 $237,500 $25,000 $130,000 $50,000 $99,808 $8,576 $1,715 $25,872 $11,148 $17,471 $25,000 $25,000 $40,100 $492,622 $50,000 $30,000 $48,500 $162,000 $50,000 $2,500 $86,611 $15,000 $80,000



CAMPAIGN VOLUNTEER AND PROFESSIONAL FUNDRAISERS Tom Kasten and Nancy Grand (2008/2009 Campaign Co-Chairs); Judith Goldkrand (President, Women’s Philanthropy); Anat Pilovsky (Campaign Chair, Women’s Philanthropy); Pascal Levinsohn (Chair, Business Leadership Council); Jordan Sills (President, Young Adults Division); Silvia Cheskes and Sharon Y. Goldstein (Campaign Co-Chairs, Young Adults Division); H. Michael Feldman (San Francisco Campaign Chair); Richard Fiedotin (San Francisco Major Gifts Chair) Ann Bear (Chair, North Peninsula Regional Campaign); Ardith Plimack and Ruthellen Toole (Marin Regional Campaign Co-Chairs); Carol Roberts (South Peninsula Regional Campaign Chair); Lawrence Moskowitz (Chair, Sonoma Regional Campaign); Abra Annes, Stephanie Brown, Roberta Catalinotto, Roxanne Cohen, Maxine Epstein, Dina Jacobs, Rosalind Franklin Jekowsky, Lisa Kron, Bruce Landgarten, Sofia Leybin, Jeanne Miller, Kirsten Miller, Gail Phillips, Larissa Siegel, and hundreds of volunteer solicitors.

CAMPAIGN AND ENDOWMENT GRANTMAKERS AND GIFT PLANNERS Rita Choit Adler, Travis Bernard, Judy Bloom, Karen Bluestone, Ali Sirkus Brody, Bab Freiberg, Julie Golde, Rabbi Rebecca Joseph, Laura Mason, Camille Menke, Tara Mohr, Amy Rabbino, Chris Sahagian, Karen Staller.

PROGRAM DIRECTORS Tamar Alperovitch, G’vanim; Lital Carmel, Israel Center; Lisa Finkelstein, LGBT Alliance; Rabbi Marv Goodman, Synagogue / Federation Partnership; Janet Harris, Early Childhood Education Initiative; Elina Kaplan, Russian Jewish Outreach Initiative; Nicole Miller, Diller Teen Initiatives; Sue Schwartzman, Youth Philanthropy.

CAPITAL PLANNING AND COMMISSIONS Capital Planning Committee – Dan Safier (Chair), David Friedman (Vice-Chair), Mike Adler, Rick Baum, Ann Bear, Natalie Berg, Steve Carroll, Adele Corvin, Sue Diamond, Jeff Farber, Steven Fayne, Howard Fine, Tom Kasten, Robin Kennedy, Jim Koshland, Mark Myers, Alex Novell, John Pritzker, Richard Rosenberg, Alan Rothenberg, Richard Seiler, Stuart Seiler, Scott Seligman, Gary Shapiro, Josh Smith, Gayle Starr, Joelle Steefel, David Steirman, Michael Strunsky, Sandy Tandowsky, Howard Zack. Caring for the Vulnerable Commission – Lynn Bunim (Chair), Amy Morgenstern (Vice-Chair), Joan Levison (Vice-Chair), Karen Aidem Maring, Orit Atzmon, Meryl Brod, Ellen Brown, Roy Bukstein, Dana Corvin, Jim Davis, Marilyn Dobbs Higuera, Joan Eichler, Leslie Karren, Jan Maisel, Jeff Maltz, Marlyn McClaskey, Jordana Perman, Rabbi Lawrence W. Raphael, Janice Sternfeld, Sandy Tandowsky, Barbara Waxman, Kathy Williams. Israel and Jewish Peoplehood Commission – Deborah Mintz (Chair), Mark Abelson, Sophie Beraznik, Riva Berelson, Eve Bernstein, Barbara Farber, Michael Futterman, Nancy Grand, Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe, Linda Kurz, Rosanne Levitt, Brian Lurie, Larry Marks, Evan Muney, Brian Perlman, Harriet Prensky, Alan Rothenberg, Noa Eliasaf-Shoham, Ellen Saliman, Yoav Shoham, Mark Shulman, Victoria Shusterova, Susie Sorkin, Joelle Steefel, Greg Sterling, Carol Traeger, Carol Van Wijnen, Kevin Waldman, Kathy Williams, Murray Zucker. Educating and Engaging Commission – Karen Perlman (Chair), Phil Strause (Vice-Chair), Al Baum, Michael Benjaminson, Mark Bernstein, Rick Burg, Paul Cohen, Barrett Cohn, Rabbi Daniel Feder, Nanette Freedland, Michael Futterman, Mimi Gauss, Brett Goldstein, Rabbi Micah Hyman, Rick Lenat, Rosanne Levitt, Lucy Milgram, Jamie Myers, Caroline Novak, Paul Robbins, Loren Saxe, Betty Schafer, Janis Sherman Popp, Judy Shulman, Josh Smith, Tony Smorgon, Martin Tannenbaum, Otto Weiss.

REGIONAL COUNCILS South Peninsula Regional Council Members: Lawrence Gallant (President), Jacques Adler, Robert Aptekar, Carol Blitzer, Ellen Bob, Reba Cohen, Vivian Distler, Nanette Freedland, David LeVine, Morry Katz, Janet Marder, Lisa Portnoy, Susan Sims, Sherry Solden, Stephen Tolchin, Marina Vinsky, Lisa Weseley, Sophie Cornfield, Bruce Landgarten, Sofia Leybin, Tara Mohr. North Peninsula Regional Council Members: Kathy Williams (President), Mark Abelson, Liki Abrams, Susan Battat, Ann Bear, Marilyn Dobbs Higuera, Rabbi Dennis Eisner, Roger Feigelson, Tom Kasten, Mara Langer, Rick Lenat, Rosanne Levitt, Jen Liebhaber, Steve Lipman, Ron Mester, Leonid Mezhvinsky, Bob Newman, Josh Smith, Amy Sosnick, David Steirman, Phil Strause, Ilana Tandowsky, Sandy Tandowsky, Raziel Ungar. Sonoma Regional Council Members: Phyllis Rosenfield (President), Alfred Batzdorff, Rick Burg, Rabbi Ted Feldman, Jan Levinson Gilman, Barbara Greensweig, Ben Klein, Anna Monene, Lawrence Moskowitz, Andrea Rubinstein, Marlene Stein, Janice Sternfeld.


Marin Regional Council Members: Diane Zack (President), Don Abramson, Paul Cohen, Brett Dick, Marc Dollinger, Rabbi Stacy Friedman, Joan Levison, Marlyn McClasky, Jordana Perman, Ardith Plimack, Russel Pratt, Marc Press, Joel Renbaum, Gabe Schwartz, Ruthellen Toole.

JEWISH COMMUNITY FEDERATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS President: James M. Koshland Vice Presidents: David Agger, H. Michael Feldman, Susan Diamond, Nancy Grand, Daniel Grossman Treasurer: Steven N. Fayne Assistant Treasurers: Thomas M. Kasten, John A. Pritzker Secretary: Dana Corvin Assistant Secretary: F. Warren Hellman Acting Chief Executive Officer/ Assistant Secretary: Jennifer Gorovitz Chief Finance and Administration Officer / Assistant Treasurer: Deena Soulon Chief Endowment Officer/ Assistant Secretary: Mark Reisbaum Liki Abrams Ruvim Braude Valli Benesch Tandler Rabbi Allen Bennett Mark W. Bernstein Elton Blum Robert I. Blum John Brown

Lynn B. Bunim James Davis Richard Fiedotin Nanette Freedland Michael Futterman Lawrence Gallant Judith Goldkrand Adean Golub

Scott Hartley Michael Jacobs Daniel Leemon Shira Levine Kathy Levinson Galina Leytes Jeff Maltz Mark Myers

Raquel Newman Adam Noily John S. Osterweis Karen Perlman Lory Pilchik Lisa S. Portnoy Kathy Reback Jan Reicher

Dan Safier Josh Smith Gina Waldman Kevin Waldman Kathy Williams Diane Zack

ENDOWMENT FUND COMMITTEE F. Warren Hellman Laura Lauder John Freidenrich John S. Osterweis Susan Moldaw Judy Huret Phil Schlein

Chair Chair Chair Chair Chair Chair Chair

David Agger Gerson Bakar Alvin Baum, Jr. Riva Berelson Matthew K. Berler Jerome I. Braun Lynn B. Bunim Adele K. Corvin Dana Corvin

Annette Dobbs Steven N. Fayne Robert B. Friend John D. Goldman Richard N. Goldman Nancy Grand Frances Green Douglas M. Heller Thomas M. Kasten

Restricted Fund Advisory Committee Chairs: Mark Schlesinger Chair Judy Huret Chair Joan Davis Chair Adele Corvin Chair Susan Lowenberg Chair

Jewish Community Endowment Fund Endowment Allocations Endowment Development Committee Investment Committee Family and Health Subcommittee Education and Youth Subcommittee Culture and Public Affairs Subcommittee Ron Kaufman Regina Lawrence Leonard Lehmann Joan Levison Alvin T. Levitt William J. Lowenberg Deborah S. Mintz Mervin G. Morris Bernard A. Osher

Lisa Pritzker John A. Pritzker Richard M. Rosenberg Alan E. Rothenberg Jaclyn Safier Lela Sarnat Jack Schafer Mark Schlesinger Chara Schreyer

Donald H. Seiler Lydia Shorenstein Sarah E. Stein David Steirman Philip E. Strause Roselyne Chroman Swig Valli Benesch Tandler David S. Wagonfeld Harold Zlot

Jewish Community Endowment Newhouse Fund Jewish Community Endowment Kohn Fund Jewish Community Endowment Maimonides Fund Jewish Community Endowment Langendorf Fund Jewish Community Endowment Holocaust Memorial/Education Fund


This report is printed on recycled paper, using soy-based environmentally responsible inks. Printing costs were covered by a generous donor. In order to keep the total page count to a minimum, the detailed lists of each area of grantmaking and priority community need, showing each agency, the program, and the amount granted, is available on our website at This report was prepared by Richard Miles, Senior Marketing Director, with the invaluable assistance of Travis Bernard, Grants Management Associate; Laura Mason, Senior Program Officer; Glen So, Marketing Department Graphic Designer; Debra Nelson, Research Contractor; Barbara Klapper and Jayne Sorensen in our Accounting and Finance Departments; as well as with great assistance from colleagues within the Program and Planning Development, Marketing, Campaign, and Endowment Departments.

Jewish Community Federation 2009 Annual Report  

The first-ever annual report and impact statement from the San Francisco based Jewish Community Federation.

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