Readers’ Choice 2018: JCC

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JCC of San Francisco

(415) 292-1200  •

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, founded in 1877, serves 75,000 people annually. It features a fitness and aquatics center; lectures in politics, business and the arts; a variety of classes, including Hebrew; concerts and performances; camps and preschools for youth; and meals and activities for older adults.



JCC East Bay

(510) 848-0237 BERKELEY
(510) 595-9222 OAKLAND

The JCC East Bay, with some 10,000 participants at campuses in Berkeley and Oakland, offers preschools and afterschool care, summer camps, fitness and cultural programming, plus Yiddish conversation, kosher lunches and a variety of fitness classes.



Oshman Family JCC

(650) 223-8700  •

Calling itself “a multigenerational Jewish neighborhood,” Palo Alto’s Oshman Family JCC serves the South Peninsula with sports and swimming programs, performances and classes, and activities for youth, seniors and the large Israeli- and Russian-speaking communities. Nourish: a Newish Jewish Café serves up tasty snacks and lunch. Recently opened on the campus is the Pavilion and Park to enjoy outdoor spaces and events.

Peninsula JCC

(650) 212-7522  •

The Peninsula JCC, on a 12-acre Foster City campus, boasts an extensive fitness and aquatics facility, kids camps, a preschool, entertainment, and transportation and activities for older adults, including the homebound. Other services include help for children with special needs, tutoring and a Justice Garden, growing organic produce to feed families in need.



Osher Marin JCC

(415) 444-8000 •

The Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael, with a swimming and fitness complex, hosts preschools on two campuses and performances in the Kanbar Center. Also on the menu: Jewish culture festivals, art exhibits, book talks and lectures, and a variety of classes and excursions.

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