Shorts: Bay Area

MJCC receives arts foundation grant

The Bernard Osher Marin Jewish Community Center has been awarded a grant of $120,000 from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to support its programming in music, performing arts and films.

The MJCC is one of 37 Bay Area arts organizations that received a total of $3,918,500 from the Hewlett Foundation.

Adult summer day camp on Peninsula

Summer camp isn’t just for kids. A series of Sunday activities for adults, from arts and crafts to hiking to cultural offerings, is on the menu in the Palo Alto area.

Presented by New Bridges to Jewish Community at the Albert L. Schultz JCC, the July and August program includes two segments: a Culture Camp, which includes art and film, and a Cosmos Camp, with stargazing, movement and meditation, and hiking.

The Culture Camp opens Sunday, July 18, with a 3 p.m. reception at Stoa Restaurant in Palo Alto, where participants can meet with artists featured in “To Life! A Jewish Cultural Street Festival.” Cost is $35. On Sunday, Aug. 1, participants will gather at 4 p.m. for the opening-day reception of the Peninsula run of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. Cost is $45. The following Sunday, Aug. 8, a hands-on Judaic art session begins at 10 a.m. with “To Life!” festival director Stephanie Brown. Cost is $30. Tuition for the entire series is $100.

The Cosmos Camp opens at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 24, with a stargazing party. Cost is $10, $5 for youth. On Sunday, Aug. 15, a movement and meditation workshop with Jeffrey Kessler is scheduled. Cost is $30. Finally, on Sunday, Aug. 22, camp concludes with a hike with environmental journalist Betsy Rosenberg. Cost is $15. Tuition for the series is $55.

To RSVP, e-mail Bobbi Bornstein at [email protected], phone (650) 852-3505 or send a check to New Bridges to Jewish Community, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303.