Oshman Family JCC

3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto
Location(s) Peninsula
South Bay
Type(s) Adult Education / Discussion
Art / Culture
Jewish Community Center
Social / Networking
Social Service / Mitzvah
Youth / Teen


The JCC aspires to be a Jewish neighborhood where all are welcome. It serves as a nexus of diverse Jewish communities that opens doors and creates connections for rich, robust and rewarding experiences. The JCC establishes common ground, uniting Jewish institutions, groups and individuals for the betterment of the whole community.


The JCC is a 21st century Jewish neighborhood that strengthens and integrates our Jewish community as we:

• Embody an inclusive, caring environment that celebrates the diversity and innovative spirit of our region,
• Offer outstanding civic, educational, recreational, wellness and cultural programming that speaks to our core values and common concerns as modern Jews, and
• Partner with established and emerging Jewish institutions and communities to make our resources the shared hub of the broader community. Our "JCC Neighborhood" invites individuals and families to progress along their personal journeys of Jewish identity and learning by connecting them with others and by experiencing Jewish community as an everyday part of their lives.

Philosophy of Programming

Programming at the OFJCC is based on the concept of Tiferet. Tiferet is a Hebrew word with multiple meanings. Biblically, it refers to beauty that is created by the union of many elements. Its more contemporary meaning implies having achieved excellence. It is also used in Israel to honor those who contribute to the greater good of the community. At the JCC, we also interpret Tiferet to mean:


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