Readers’ Choice 2020: JCC

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JCC of San Francisco

(415) 292-1200 •

Favorite fitness classes and instructors are featured in the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco’s continuing online fitness offerings. The JCC, founded in 1877, has served 75,000 people annually. Offering links to past lectures in politics, business and the arts along with a variety of classes, including Hebrew, as well as concerts and performances.



CCJCC/Under One Tent

(925) 322-0958 •

Billing themselves as the one stop for Jewish culture in Contra Costa and the Tri-Valley, Under One Tent is the community-wide programming arm of the Contra Costa Jewish Community Center. Recent events include “Around the World with Fred,” three talks from historian Fred Rosenbaum paired with three films, a conversation with law professor Amos Guiora on sexual abuse, and lectures on Israel from different perspectives.

JCC East Bay

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

Since shelter in place began, the JCC East Bay has been providing virtual classes, fitness, cultural and educational programming, Yiddish conversation, and much more via both its locations, and is looking forward to returning to kosher lunches and in-person gatherings. A continued favorite for the readers of J.



Oshman Family JCC

(650) 223-8700  •

Workouts especially geared to kids in addition to their adult workouts are helping busy working-at-home parents keep their offspring, plus themselves, fit during SIP. Online e-sports and social opportunities for Jewish teens 12 to 18 are offered by Lost Tribe Esports. The Oshman Family JCC has served the South Peninsula with sports and swimming programs, performances and classes, along with a plethora of activities for youth, seniors and the large Israeli- and Russian-speaking communities. There is a lovely pavilion and park that provides outdoor spaces for gatherings, and rental space is available for future meetings and events.

Peninsula JCC

(650) 212-7522  •

The Peninsula JCC has featured an extensive fitness and aquatics facility, kids’ camps, a preschool, entertainment, and transportation and activities for older adults, including the homebound, on its 12-acre Foster City campus. Many of their classes are now provided virtually. 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  •

Now featuring outdoor workouts and swimming, 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 future menu: Jewish culture festivals, art exhibits, book talks and lectures, and a variety of classes and excursions.

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