Grand opening for a grand JCC

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto (OFJCC) will celebrate its grand opening on Sunday, October 18, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by offering an array of activities for all ages. "Treasures of the Oshman Family JCC" will showcase the JCC's programs and facilities at its new home on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life at 3921 Fabian Way in Palo Alto.

The long-awaited new campus of the Palo Alto JCC will be the main hub for a rich variety of cultural and community programs for the South Peninsula Jewish community, and it houses the new Israel Cultural Connection (ICC), which operates in partnership with the Jewish Community Federation’s Israel Center. The day's activities will entice people to wander the 8.5 acre campus and discover its "Treasures," including yoga classes, Israeli folk music, lectures, and hands-on art projects. Kids and adults can complete a treasure map and enter to win prizes along the way. A full day of musical performances will take place in the Albert & Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall and tours of the campus highlighting its secrets and stories will be given in English, Russian, and Hebrew. The concerts will include a performance of the Israel Center’s production of Tel Aviv from Sand to Rock, celebrating Tel Aviv’s centennial with YaRock band, a performance of the Bay Area-based MusiCA band, of the a capella ensemble Vocolot, Klezmer and Yiddish music, previews of the upcoming Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival and an outdoor concert by the world-renowned Moran Choir from Israel will close out the day. All opening-day entertainment and activities are FREE.

See the full schedule, and learn more at The Taube-Koret Campus for Jewish Life was awarded a $10,000,000 grant from the Jewish Community Endowment Fund of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties in June 2006.  The grant is the largest to a capital project grant awarded in the Fund’s history.

Categories: Endowment, Events, Israel


October 12, 2009


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