The Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco is among the 20 largest federations in the United States. Having grown out of Jewish communal fundraising efforts established in the early 20th century, the Federation's work is guided by the Jewish values of tzedakah (charitable giving), kehilla (community) and tikkun olam (repairing the world). It aims to foster community among Bay Area Jews, raise funds to support the community's organizations and initiatives, and mobilize to address issues facing the Jewish community locally and internationally.
Jim Offel is currently serving as the interim CEO after the previous CEO, Jennifer Gorovitz, stepped down on March 31 of this year after four years in the position. Offel graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz in the '80s and began working in media immediately after graduation. The San Francisco Bay Area native spent a quarter decade in the private sector before transitioning to nonprofit work.