Readers’ Choice 2022: JCC

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SAN FRANCISCO

JCC of San Francisco

(415) 292-1200    jccsf.org
What’s new? A lot, starting with the new Bean Sprouts Café, a new mobile app and an expanded fitness program. Early next year, watch for new strength, cardio and recovery equipment from such companies as Matrix, Concept2, Eleiko, Stairmaster and Hyperice. Also, the Arts and Ideas department continues to offer vibrant cultural lectures and events to enrich Jewish life. 

 

EAST BAY

JCC East Bay

(510) 848-0237  BERKELEY
(510) 595-9222  OAKLAND
jcceastbay.org
The JCC East Bay offers programs in Yiddish conversation, fitness and other areas designed to reach new audiences. Plus, visual artists from LABA East Bay (a nonreligious Jewish house of study and culture laboratory) are proudly exhibiting their artwork through Jan. 4 in San Rafael in the Osher Marin JCC’s communal space. (LABA East Bay is one of five such partnerships in the world, with others in New York, Buenos Aires, Berlin and Tel Aviv.)

 

SOUTH BAY/PENINSULA

Oshman Family JCC

PALO ALTO
(650) 223-8700    paloaltojcc.org
Jewish life and learning, fitness, community events, classes, lectures and a Center for Social Impact all are on offer here. The OFJCC also continues to focus on activities for youth, seniors and the large Israeli and Russian-speaking communities in the area.  Families can look forward to “Family Cooking: Donuts for Hanukkah” (Dec. 4), and Virtual OFJCC offers talks and adult programs, fitness programs and events.

Peninsula JCC

FOSTER CITY
(650) 212-7522    pjcc.org
Family events and programs, Jewish learning, a Hebrew-language school, a book discussion group — the Peninsula JCC offers all that and more. Appearing in the Community category of Readers’ Choice for the first time, the PJCC also has an NCAA regulation-size gym, swim programs in indoor and outdoor pools, a broad range of exercise classes and personal and group training.

 

NORTH BAY

JCC of Sonoma County 

SANTA ROSA
(707) 528-4222  •  jccsoco.org
A new winner in Readers‘ Choice this year, the JCC of Sonoma County offers multigenerational programs, Jewish and Israeli film festivals, cultural events and a Friendship Circle for adults age 55 and older. An inclusive community center, the JCC is committed to providing a deeper connection to Jewish life in Sonoma County through cultural, educational and social opportunities.

Osher Marin JCC

SAN RAFAEL
(415) 444-8000  •  marinjcc.org
Osher Marin JCC offers a full range of activities and events, focusing on fitness at its swimming and fitness complex. Activities and events are scheduled for seniors, other adults, teens and children. Extensive online offerings are available, including musical programs, virtual travel and Jewish programming. Through Jan. 4, in partnership with JCC East Bay, Osher Marin JCC is displaying works by visual artists from LABA East Bay, a nonreligious Jewish house of study and culture laboratory. 

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