This strategic plan is based on local and national research, and comes as the result of a broad-based community planning effort. Hundreds of leaders were actively involved in this strategic planning process, including lay leaders, academic researchers, parents, nonprofit professionals, Jewish educators and rabbis.
Parts of the research for this work was based on the LGBT Alliance study directed by Dr. Caryn Aviv with support from Gregg Drinkwater and Dr. Wendy Rosov. The additional research for this work was conducted by Samuel Strauss and Lisa Finkelstein in 45 one-on-one meetings with key community stakeholders.
The LGBT Alliance Planning and Advisory Group (PAG) of the Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay and the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties advised the work between 2008 and 2010 under the staff direction of Karen Bluestone, Rabbi James Brandt, Samuel Strauss and Lisa Finkelstein.
A call to action has been stated in this plan, and it is incumbent upon everyone in the community to respond. The work that went into this plan was made possible by the generous supporters of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, the Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund and the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.