JCF awards grants to two South Peninsula programs

The S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation has announced two new grants designed to connect young adults to Jewish life in the South Peninsula area.

The grants — $344,000 over three years to the Oshman Family JCC and Hillel at Stanford, and $96,000 over three years to Moishe House Palo Alto — were made by the federation’s Impact Grants Committee for the South Peninsula region.

The first grant will help launch the ENGAJ program, or Engaging the Next Generation of Adult Jews. It is designed to provide meaningful Jewish experiences for young adults and help foster more robust Jewish social networks outside of established institutions. The other grant will support the growth of the Palo Alto Moishe House, which was founded in July 2010.

The IGI program allows donor-participants to make grant decisions that impact their communities. The grantees were to be celebrated on May 15 at the Oshman Family JCC.