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Our Vision

Our parents and grandparents came to the JCC because they were Jewish. Our children and grandchildren will do Jewish because they came to the JCC. Last year, we adopted a provocative new vision: “To be the architects of the Jewish future.” As architects, we aspire to be pioneers, collaborators and advocates in building new platforms, practices and programs to engage Jews— and non-Jews. We want to create broader community and deeper connections, rooted in Jewish tradition but not bound by it. The OFJCC dived headfirst this past summer and autumn into this new take on Jewish life—what we call Judaism 4.0. We held several “ideation” salons with some big thinkers in our community to start the conversation about what Judaism 4.0 means to them and how the OFJCC can impact the Jewish future. We have begun to explore what this means through groundbreaking programs like Burning Mensch, Zionism 3.0, Mitzvah Corps and our first Silicon Valley community trip to Israel; we are implementing a model for building community around meaning. This year, the OFJCC will build upon this platform and ignite more dialogue. We will inaugurate new rituals, host innovative celebrations and foster more creative partnerships. Being the architects of the Jewish future means embracing both the values of over 5,700 years of Jewish tradition and the velocity of change today, especially in Silicon Valley. Being the architects of the Jewish future and defining Judaism 4.0 are powerful, transformational ideas. And they are ideas that we can turn into reality with your help. We are so grateful for your enduring support as we embark on this exciting new Jewish journey together. It’s a journey to ensure that we, our children and our children’s children will always find meaning in Jewish life and a home at the OFJCC.

Zack Bodner CEO

Judaism has evolved from the Biblical Period with the Mishkan (1.0) to the Temple Period (2.0). The Rabbinic Period, after the destruction of the Second Temple, is widely believed to have lasted all the way until today in some form or another (3.0). We have identified five drivers of change that are bringing about a new stage in Jewish life— Judaism 4.0—and shaping our vision to be the architects of the Jewish future.

Five Drivers of Change Institutional



• There is a shrinking affiliation with legacy institutions.

• Interfaith marriage is a fact of Jewish life today.

• A proliferation of Jewish start-ups is changing the landscape.

• There is a diversification of race and gender roles in Jewish life.

Meaning & Belonging

• For the first time ever, there exists a strong Jewish diaspora and a strong Israel. • Jews are seeking a new paradigm for this relationship.

Technology & Science

• Meaning can be found anywhere: “Jewish” is not necessarily someone’s primary identity.

• Technology is a platform for new forms of community.

• It is becoming necessary to define “vibrant secular Judaism” as a way of life.

• New technologies can both serve and challenge Jewish life.

Our Strategies Under Zack Bodner’s leadership, we introduced a strategic plan to ensure that the Oshman Family JCC maintains its welcoming, innovative, artistic and supportive Jewish atmosphere. We have taken steps to grow in each of five areas, giving community members more and more meaningful opportunities to deeply incorporate the OFJCC into their lives. Learn about our progress in each of these five strategic areas on the following pages.

Our Strategies

Be a Warm, Welcoming Place

By expanding family-friendly programming and creating meaningful Jewish experiences for individuals of all backgrounds, the OFJCC serves as a hub for the community, cultivating new relationships every day. 

#1 GYM


1,000 HOURS


We were voted Best Gym in Palo Alto for the 5th consecutive year.

J-Camp’s options ranged from Camp H2O to Robotics.

Seniors volunteered their time to help with daytime programming.

Club J provided afterschool fun for local elementary school children.

The OFJCC partnered with Palo Alto-based Abilities United, a nonprofit organization that serves adults with disabilities, allowing them to experience the therapeutic qualities of water in our pool.

“This coming school year will be our son’s third year at Club J. He loves going there every day. The teachers are awesome! They are engaged, cheerful and friendly to the children. I am so grateful to know that my son is in capable hands.”

Our Strategies Be an Incubator for New Expressions of Jewish Identity In the heart of Silicon Valley, we embrace tech-savvy tools to increase engagement and cultivate the idea of a “JCC without walls,” taking new expressions of Jewish identity off campus. We have forged over 80 partnerships with innovative organizations such as Wilderness Torah, Milk + Honey and Reboot that have allowed us to increase our Jewish impact.




We gathered for a brand new way to celebrate Lag B’Omer at Burning Mensch.

Community members made a difference through mitzvah service projects.

The Tu B’Shvat party in Ortega Park brought people together beyond our walls.

Our Strategies

Be a Boutique Cultural Arts Destination

Since our first Arts and Dialogues season in 2009, the OFJCC has hosted a steady stream of eclectic, high-caliber speakers and performers. We have developed a reputation as an exceptional and intimate venue for performances, featuring everything from family events and rock concerts to author talks and opera.

23,000 PATRONS


Audience members were inspired during our Arts and Dialogues season.

Opera for Families introduced the magic of classical music to young audiences.

14 sold-out Arts and Dialogues performances including: Sheryl Sandberg, Chelsea Clinton, Suzanne Vega, Marc Cohn, Paul Reiser, Frank Bruni, Rabbi David Wolpe, the Maccabeats and Avi Avital

“The OFJCC’s Cultural Arts program is the heart and soul of Jewish culture and spirit in our area. It allows our family to connect to our roots, music and culture and to experience diverse events that enrich our lives. It also gives the younger generation the ability to inherit the wonderful gift of our culture. We want to express our huge gratitude to the entire OFJCC team.”

Our Strategies Build Support for Israel and Jews Worldwide Our Israeli Cultural Connection brings Israel to the Bay Area with cultural and educational events year-round, and the OFJCC brings our community to Israel with trips for families and unforgettable experiences for teens.




People up and down the Peninsula celebrated with us on Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day.

Our Zionism 3.0 conference attracted lifelong learners to discuss the relationship between American Jews and Israel.

Our first-ever community trip to Israel created heartwarming memories for travelers of all ages.

“I appreciated the opportunity to participate in the Israel for REELTM program’s pilot, and I am humbled to engage with such interesting and intelligent people. Most of all, I found the Israeli perspective fascinating. I now have a much better sense of how they feel as expats and how they struggle with their homeland, the political policies and the government.“

Our Strategies

Cultivate the Next Generation of Leadership

There are always opportunities for growth at the OFJCC, whether you’re teaching your child the importance of giving back through Mitzvah Corps or getting your teen excited and engaged in leadership programs.


Our preschoolers learned the importance of helping those less fortunate by collecting tzedakah for organizations

such as Loved Twice, Coat Drive Edgewood, Sacred Heart Community Services, Party Child, Hope Services and Shema.

60 STUDENTS Beged Kefet taught children how to read and write the Alef Bet.

200 ‘Jewglers’

14 TEENS High school students took an educational journey to Poland and Israel with Shalhevet.

ENGAJ and Google joined forces for a lively Hanukkah celebration.

Your Contributions Help Us Help Others

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the success of our annual benefit’s Fund-a-Need auction, we committed $352,800 in financial aid last year. Let’s do it again!

You’re the Missing Piece Program revenue covers 84% of our operating costs. It is your donations that bridge the gap, allowing us to staff events, keep our facilities in top shape and bring to the OFJCC the level of innovative programming our community expects.




gave 12 families the experience of a lifetime on our community trip to Israel.

allowed eight children to participate in our Club J afterschool program.




made it possible for 50 children to enjoy J-Camp.

helped nine teens travel to Poland and Israel as part of Shalhevet.

was reserved to assist those whose financial situation may change and those who move to our community.

allowed 40 children to attend the OFJCC Leslie Family Preschool.

How You Can Help Help Us Fulfill the Vision

Your yearly support allows us to operate, but our vision of taking the OFJCC to the next level requires a multi-year initiative that we call “Fulfilling the Vision” (FTV). FTV raises funds for three critical areas: 1) programmatic and operational support, 2) infrastructure and design improvements and 3) reducing the debt that limits our potential. We are well on our way to achieving our $54 million goal.



Fulfilling the Vision


Program Support “The Family Center has become our home away from home. Most afternoons, you will find my son immersed in the art project of the day. It has become a haven for us to meet new friends outside of his classroom and a welcoming place for him to play and grow creatively.”


Campus Improvements


Debt Reduction

With your support, we can truly become Silicon Valley’s warm and vibrant Jewish neighborhood. Your gift will go twice as far with the Oshman Family’s $5 Million Challenge Grant, which will match your pledge 1:1 up to $250,000. For more information and to support the OFJCC, please visit or contact Chief Development Officer Seth Leslie at or (650) 223-8729.



Thank You! Fulfilling the Vision Campaign

We appreciate those donors who have made multi-year commitments to help fulfill our OFJCC vision.

$5,000,000 John and Jill Freidenrich The Oshman Family

$1,000,000 - $4,999,999 The Boal Family Koret Foundation Laura and Gary Lauder Mark and Debra Leslie Charlotte and Eldad Matityahu Harry and Carol Saal Family Fund

The OFJCC has become a second home for our family. My kids have been taking classes at the School for the Performing Arts since its inception and derive special pleasure in seeing those same teachers perform at the Opera for Families events that quickly became our favorite thing to do on a Saturday morning.

$500,000 - $999,999

Sheryl and Tony Klein

Jim and Cathy Koshland Leslie Family Foundation Orli and Zack Rinat The Seiler Family

$10,000 - $24,999

The Kutcher Family


Sara Gaviser Leslie and Josh Leslie

Michael and Mallary Alcheck

Shirley Liebhaber

Christopher and Barbara Brody

Adam and Carolyn Nash

Sally and Glenn Flinchbaugh

$250,000 - $499,999

Reina and Alex Rampell

Hillary and Ilan Frank

Anonymous John and Marcia Goldman Daryl Messinger and Jim Heeger

Rivi and Brett Rochkind

Nanette and Richard Freedland

Nicole and Amir Dan Rubin

Mark and Marla Holtzman

Loren and Shelley Saxe

Ronit and Daniel Jacobs

Nathaniel Saal and Susan Steiner Saal

$25,000 - $49,999

$100,000 - $249,999


In Memory of Mindy Halpern Alger, by Her Family

Yael and Elie Alcheck

James E. Baer

Ellen and Marc Brown

Lisa Friedman and Jim Harris Emeri and Brad Handler Family Foundation Sharon and Seth Leslie Paul Resnick and Joan Karlin Dorothy Saxe Lawrence Seeff and Maya Adam Yoav and Noa Shoham Eta and Sass Somekh, the Somekh Family Foundation Emily and Greg Waldorf Hagit and Oren Zeev

Sharon and Amir Ashkenazi Riki and Coby Dayan Michael Fertik Lisa and Marcel Gani Ewa and Moshe Gavrielov Jay and Sandy Hirsh Vanessa and Gavin Hood Ann Marie Jasse and Bruce Fram Wendy and Howard Kleckner Stuart L. Klein Lev and Celia Mass

Adele and Mark Lieberman Moti and Eynat Rafalin Paul and Sheri Robbins Anne and Noah Rubin Ric and Roberta Rudman Alan and Susan Sataloff Howard and Diane Zack

$5,000 - $9,999 Anonymous David Arfin and Madeline Chaleff Honorable Charles and Dorothea M. Gordon Gary and Lori Meyers Julia and David Popowitz Sally and David Porush

Aliza and Ra’anan Peleg

$1 - $4,999

Rob and Suzanne Rubenstein

Anonymous (2)

$50,000 - $99,999

Craig and Donna Seidel

Rabbi David and Carol Booth

Anonymous (2)

The Smirin Family

The Cimring Family

Ronit Alcheck Bodner and Zack Bodner

Apryl and Raymond Stern and Family

Carol DePasquale

Sabrina and Laurence Braham

Ted and Parisa Zagat

Lindsay and Richard Ehrman

Leslie Colvin and Jed Solomon and Family

Melissa and Ellis Garai

Adean and Ben Golub

The Guedelhoefer Family

Alicia and Eric Herrera JCC Staff Member Carole and Alan Kushnir Bill and Susan Mirbach Jamie Winslow-Mozzetti and Daniel Mozzetti Abigail Resnick-Karlin Joanna and Jason Strober

$50,000 - $99,999 Stephen and Merry Astor Barry and Stacey Newman Nathaniel Saal and Susan Steiner Saal Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture Emily and Greg Waldorf

Teacher Debbie Togliatti

$25,000 - $49,999

Saul and Judith Wasserman

David and Lauren Berman Virginia Friedhofer Charitable Trust Lisa Friedman and Jim Harris John & Marcia Goldman Foundation Sheryl and Tony Klein Yael and Amnon Landan Laura and Gary Lauder Sharon and Seth Leslie Yasmin and Oren Lukatz Carol Roberts Jeanbelle and Zachary Rosenman Fund Dorothy Saxe Susan and Richard Seiler Eta and Sass Somekh, the Somekh Family Foundation Bonnie and Marty Tenenbaum Deborah and Peter Wexler

Annual Giving

We thank the following donors whose contributions have made our Oshman Family JCC community thrive.

$1,000,000+ Koret Foundation Phyllis Moldaw

$500,000 - $999,999 Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties

$250,000 - $499,999 Leslie Family Foundation Eldad and Charlotte Matityahu Harry and Carol Saal Family Fund

$100,000 - $249,999 The Boal Family Jim and Cathy Koshland The Oshman Family Albert and Janet Schultz Supporting Foundation of the JCEF

$18,000 - $24,999 Anonymous James E. Baer Ofer and Michal Ben-Shachar Consulate General of Israel Riki and Coby Dayan Jewish Community Federation Day Camp Scholarship Fund Jewish Community Federation Preschool Scholarship Fund Zack and Orli Rinat Lawrence Seeff and Maya Adam

Yoav and Noa Shoham Susan Wojcicki and Dennis Troper Ted and Parisa Zagat

$10,000 - $17,999 Anonymous (2) Judy and Robert Aptekar Geri and Laszlo Bock Ronit Alcheck Bodner and Zack Bodner Irwin and Concepcion Federman Michael Fertik Jonathan and Susan Golovin Adean and Ben Golub Walter and Elise Haas Fund Jewish Community Federation Maimonides Fund Phyllis Koch The Kutcher Family Sara Gaviser Leslie and Josh Leslie

Daryl Messinger and Jim Heeger Adam and Carolyn Nash Garry Rayant and Kathy Fields-Rayant Paul Resnick and Joan Karlin Nicole and Amir Dan Rubin Michelle Sandberg and Marc Bodnick Loren and Shelley Saxe Michael Schroepfer and Erin Hoffmann Randee Seiger Ruth Seiler Service for Peace, Inc. Josie and Stuart Shiff Leonard Shustek and Donna Dubinsky The Smirin Family Leslie Colvin and Jed Solomon and Family Richard and Ginny Strock Donation Made Possible by Jack and Helen Tramiel, Survivors of the Holocaust H. and J. Ullman Philanthropic Fund Karen and Edward Zuckerberg

$5,000 - $9,999 Anonymous (4) Yael and Elie Alcheck Wendy Allyn and David Barkan Bank Leumi Marcella and Stuart Bernstein Laurence and Sabrina Braham Maria and Jerry Brenholz Margarita Casanova Cohen and Eli Cohen Ann Marie Jasse and Bruce Fram Morton and Amy Friedkin

Lisa and Marcel Gani Gerzberg Foundation Jay and Sandy Hirsh Jim Joseph Foundation Avishay Katz Wendy and Howard Kleckner David and Laura Krane Daniel and Esther Levy Adele and Mark Lieberman Shirley Liebhaber Marlene and Gadi Maier Meyer Malka and Becky Kleiner Lev and Celia Mass Kay L. Melchor Rachelle Mirkin and Rob Peterson Doug and Leslie Murphy-Chutorian Eli and Carmela Pasternak Annette Rado Reina and Alex Rampell Paul and Sheri Robbins Brett and Rivi Rochkind Jeffrey J. and Marieke H. Rothschild Rob and Suzanne Rubenstein Tracy and Ali Satvat Michel Sayag and Cassy Christianson Seidel Family Foundation Abraham D. Sofaer and Marian Scheuer Sofaer Apryl and Raymond Stern and Family Roselyne Chroman Swig Adam and Christine Tachner Avi and Yael Urban Howard and Diane Zack Hagit and Oren Zeev

$2,500 - $4,999 Anonymous (2) Martha and Michael Adler

Ricki and Zvi Alon David Arfin and Madeline Chaleff Sabrina and Jonathan Benassaya Christopher and Barbara Brody Linda and Neill Brownstein City of Palo Alto Jesse Dorogusker and Jennifer DiBrienza Sally and Glenn Flinchbaugh Nanette and Richard Freedland Rick and Andi Frenkel Friends of Israel Scouts, Inc. Ruth and Adi Gamon Ewa and Moshe Gavrielov Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Zohar and Ruth Gilad Lynne Glaser and Paul Terrill Anil and Jyoti Godhwani Emeri and Brad Handler Family Foundation HighCom Security Services Mark and Marla Holtzman Hood & Strong, LLP Israeli Executives & Founders Forum Ronit and Daniel Jacobs Carole and Alan Kushnir Bobby and Fran Lent Victor Livingstone Rosemarie and Barry Mirkin Moldaw Residences Newman-Gordon Fund Noga and Israel Niv The Persimmon Foundation, a Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund Beth and Brook Porter Mostafa Ronaghi and Parinaz Mohamad Anne and Noah Rubin Ron Sandel and Rebecca Shpall David and Sara Schnell John Schwabacher and Madelene Wong

Craig and Donna Seidel Hannah and Nachum Shacham Jordan Sher Ron and Ellen Shulman Elena Shvarts and Russell Zukin Shannon Stein and Shaul Nassi Veronica Tincher Gloria and John Young

$1,800 - $2,499 Anonymous Liki and Joseph Abrams Betty and Jacques Adler Dennis and Tracy Albers Michael and Mallary Alcheck Zan and Kate Aronowitz Manuel and Ariana Bronstein The Cimring Family Stanley and Joanna Cohen Henry Cooper Charles Edelsberg Miriam Engel Anessa and George Farber Selwyn Goldberg and Ericka Fur Jonathan Goldman and Anu Tewary Adit and Tsahi Gozani Vanessa and Gavin Hood Dominik and Courtney Bauch Anat and Mark Kremer Susan and Mark R. Kroll Moses and Susan Libitzky Henry and Mamie Lim Judith Moss New Israel Fund Ilona Pollak Varda Rabin Moti and Eynat Rafalin Guy and Adi Rom Amit and Talya Ronen

Eileen and Rob Ruby Lela and Gerry Sarnat Albert Schultz (z”l) Anatoly and Yevgenia Volchegursky Barbara Weiss Susan Wolfe Ruti Zisser and Sharon Segev

$1,000 - $1,799 Anonymous Daniel Abramovitch Irene Zoken Abrams Dorit and George Alon Tali and Raz Alon Roni and Oudi Antebi Sharon and Amir Ashkenazi Hadar and Roy Baharav Benjamin Baum and Heather Gaillard Steve and Ina Bauman Jacques Benkoski Leah and Ralph Bernstein Bright Funds Foundation Henry and Lottie Burger Janice Chan and Erik Kwan Ehud and Dalia Chatow Barry and Debbie Cohn Mrs. Diane Sue Claerbout and Professor Jon Franklin Claerbout Roxanne and Jason Cohen Congregation Kol Emeth Norm (z”l) and Sandy Coplon Bernadine and Michael Denenberg Lindsay and Richard Ehrman Aycan and Bahar Erentok Miri Eylon Vered and Amir Faintuch Iris and Dan Gelles Honorable Charles and Dorothea M. Gordon

Bobby and Candice Haas Ada Hau Susan and Russ Holdstein Ann and Bobby Johnson Gili and Guy Katsav Dr. Martin Katz and Gabriele E. Loosen Kehillah Jewish High School Tory and Elena Kiam Stuart Klein Steven and Alison Krausz Arlene and Steve Krieger Jonathan and Linor Levav Amy Lit and Andy Rittenberg Larry Marks and Gladys Monroy Matimop Gary and Lori Meyers Shana and David Middler Myrna and Hyman Mitchner Rhoda and Jess Novick Mark and Alison Pincus Denise and Mike Pope Andrew and Debra Rachleff Ellen and Richard Rampell Doky Rehfeld-Fried Mark and Fereshta Roberts Norm and Nancy Rossen Simon and Julia Roy Dan and Katherine Rubin Ric and Roberta Rudman Daniel and Fern Ruth Alex and Kimberly Samek Alan and Susan Sataloff Emily and Jim Scheinman Max Schireson and Deirdre Lyell Leonard and Jessica Speiser Rivka and Jacob Tal Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford Visa GivingStation

Saul and Judith Wasserman Adam Weiss and Lydia Callaghan Ruth and Amos Wilnai Lauren and Trond Wuellner Dalia and Ehud Yuhjtman Nathan Zommer

Maya Herstein and Steve Smith Cindy Hess Rosemary and Greg Hintz Drew Hoffman and Emily Wu Kathryn Howe and John Lilly Hy Floor & Gameline Painting, Inc. J Street

$500 - $999

Anonymous (3) At the JCC, the dedicated staff Addison-Penzak JCC Isaac and Julia Agam puts their hearts into their jobs. American Jewish Committee Quality programming allows you Eric and Cecile Amram Ayelet and Yoram Arnon to select from a wide variety of Adi Aron-Gilat choices including learning opportunities Allan and Denise Berman Ori and Shirley Braun and cultural events such as music, Ellen and Marc Brown films and Jewish gatherings that Charles F. Lubbert Farm and Wood Lot Congregation Beth Jacob bring people together. It is a warm Congregation Emek Beracha and welcoming environment Ross and Ann Dehovitz Adi and Gershon Diner that provides something for everyone. Bernard and Pearl Director Michael Dobrusin Douglas Parking, LLC Jewish Community Relations Council Tal and Shay Dunevich Jewish National Fund John and Linda Elman Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Shirley and Marc Feldman Eitan Joffe and Danit Ariel Alice and Herb Fischgrund Gene and Barbara Kates Hillary and Ilan Frank Robin and Donald Kennedy Melissa and Ellis Garai Charles and Margot Kirschner David and Michelle Gee The Kohn Family Stuart Goldstein and Anessa Karney Rob and Lori Krolik Beryl Grace and Jonathan Rosenberg Linda and Mordecai Kurz Josh Green Nellie Levchin Michal and Offir Gutelzon Douglas D. Mandell Gary and Xenia Hammer

Amir and Debra Matityahu The Michael and Sally Mayer Family Foundation Lori and Gary Meyers Katherine and Jason Miller Bill and Susan Mirbach Dan and Bahia Muriello Bryan and Jean Myers Carl and Sharon Nash Aliza and Ra’anan Peleg Nancy and Oren Dobronsky Liron Petrushka Sally and David Porush

Amnon and Katie Rodan Gal and Tali Rozensweig Eran and Haggit Sandhaus Jeffrey and Vivian Saper Michal and Teddy Shalon Tzvia and Reuven Shelef Russell and Beth Siegelman Susan and Ken Sims John Slafsky and Amy Rosenberg Joel Spolin and Margot Parker Stand With Us Susan Stark and Jerry Scher Joelle Steefel Eric Stein and Rebecca Olshin Neil and Adrienne Tuch Alan Warshaw Jonathan Wornick Wendy Yanowitch Yavneh Day School Reuven Yehoshua Paz and Einat Yogev Strauss Zelnick and Wendy Belzberg

$250 - $499 Karen Alter Yosi Amram Edward Bancroft Claudia and Douglas Begg Birthright Israel Foundation Caroline and Axel Brachet Bryan Brown and Celia Spivak Elaine Desser Joanne Donsky and Stuart Oremland The Guedelhoefer Family Steve and Lisa Horowitz Abi Karlin-Resnick and Andy Cheng Ethan and Monica Kuniyoshi Kindel Launer Len and Vivian Lehmann Marc Lipsett and Liz Jaroslow Karen and Darren Neuman Al and Gayle Notowitz Luba and Igor Palant Joni Quintal Sue Reinhold and Deborah Newbrun Edith Rubesin Martin and Monique Schulter Avi and Orna Shai Rebecca and Benji Shomair Lee and Judy Shulman Merav Steinberger and Gilad Arnold Annalise Waterman Roy Ronald Wolfson Batya Zucker

$1 - $249 Anonymous (6) Emily and Tilman Achberger Hagit and Eran Aharonov Karen and Robert Allen

Marina and Mikhail Alper Seymour and Naomi Alpert AmazonSmile Terry Angelos Cathy Anterasian Anti-Defamation League Anthony and Gilda Ara Gale Ardis Henshel Michelle and Albert Azout Galina Balon and Vladimir Nekhendzy Sharon Barkan and Ron Vered Leslie Beglin Yair and Hani Beja Erin and Moran Ben-David Bio Abroad Joseph Bismanovsky Shlomit and Yigal Blum Dolat Bolandi Rabbi David and Carol Booth Daniel Bouie and Melissa Chabran Bouie Marlissa Briggett Michael and Talya Brinkman Gary and Sheila Brody Misha Dynin Alon Carmeli Julie Carpenter and Steve Goodfriend Manny and Bee Cherkas Patrick Chung Liz Cohen Congregation Etz Chayim Elizabeth and Daniel Corey James Dai and Karen Huang Adina Danzig Epelman and Dan Epelman Florence and Walter Dean Mr. and Mrs. Chester E. Dickson Misha Dynin Shelton Ehrlich Donald Ehrman

Sadie Espar Bert Fingerhut and Caroline Hicks Foundation for Jewish Growth Stanley Freedman Rachel and Marius Frohlichman Revital Ganon Baruch and Eyal Baruch Matthew Gershuny Rachel Gibson and Jeremy Weinstein Jessica and John Gilmartin Tammy Glazkov Gloria and Norman Goldblatt Michelle and Ken Greenebaum Gary and Barbara Greensweig Jan Gronski and Teodora Ngo Diana Gutkina Sarah and Adir HaCohen Yael Halperin and David Brutman Karen Harwell Laura and Damian Hasse Susan and Steven Heller Fiona Henderson and Jason Mortimer Gil Henzel Alicia and Eric Herrera Hillel at Stanford University Howard and Randy Hoffman Patricia Hood Ronnie and Arthur Horn Elaine and Stanley Horowitz Michael A. Jacobs and Ellen L. Fuerst Sara and Paul Janzen JCC Staff Member Jewish LearningWorks Jewish Study Network Bill and Josie Kamin Lesley Kao and Charles Arendt Kari Killianey Lindsay and Todd Kimmel

Miliarist and Norman Kontorovsky Chaim Koritzinsky and Keren Henigman Rachel Krantz Ada Kriegman Regina and Yefim Kvichko David LeVine and Lisa Mark Antonio Layon and Rebecca Moreira Jocelyn Lee Grace Lee Lehrhaus Judaica Noa and Yoni Leitersdorf Sharon and Jack Levin Raphael Levy and Ronit Widmann-Levy Era and Yakov Lifschitz Kevin Lim and Natela Shanidze Philip Love Jennifer Mar Erin and Michael Mason Nitzan Matzkevich Bonnie McLaughlin Catherine Melone Perlow Yung-Wei and Chun-Mei Miao Andrew and Wendy Miller Nicole and Marc Miller Beth Solow Mills and George Mills Jeffrey and Whitney Mills Ina Minei and Pedro Marques Gustavo Moura and Erika Balassiano Shira and Shay Mowlem Adam Myers Melinda Nasif and Kenneth Scruggs Jean and Menahem Nassi Ayako Neary Eve Nebenhaus Larra and Joel Olson Sophy Orr Vladimir Ostrerov and Galina Beilina

John and Rita Ousterhout Ran and Amanda Petel Lynne Poirier Alexander Pondok Brenda Procel Brian Procel Laura Ramirez Berman and Mike Berman Dale Rampell Nancy Rampell Alejandro and Florencia Resnik Susie Robbins Vera Rogova and Dmitriy Shamilov Dorit and Yehoshua Rom Dave and Jennifer Rosenfeld Michelle and Eliezer Rosengaus Felix Ruslim Lanny Ruslim Olga Rybak James Sammet Delia and Oskar Sandberg Daphne Sashin and Etan Horowitz Lori Schertzer and Adam Brody Susan Schwartzwald Neta and Ofer Shacham Michael Shanidze and Olga Parsamyan Dahlia and Eitan Sharon Hagit and Oded Shekel Sammy Shukrun Amy Shulman Simmi Shulman Carolyn and Jeremy Siegel Alexis Silver The Skoll Foundation Jackie Slater David and Melissa Sobel Peter Soparkar and Julia Tomasz Larisa Spitkovsky

Joel Stanley Avivit and Yishai Steinhart Alice and Rich Stiebel Nathan Szajnberg and Yikun Wu Eran Tagor Hila and Yair Tal Adele Tarran Michael and Eugenia Tartakovsky Cheryl and Shachar Tassa Steven Tepper Michail and Lenina Terterov Teacher Debra Togliatti Janis Ulevich


There is no other preschool

community I can imagine that would be as inclusive, loving, nurturing and fulfilling for my children. The Leslie Family Preschool has been an incredible resource for our family and there is no question that we will continue to support it to bring the experience to many other families in our community. Avi and Yael Urban Ani Varro and Michael Bottini Robin Vasilakos Janna Vaystikh and Ilya Avrekh Ken and Serena Wallace


Ellen Wallace Suzanne and Matt Waxman Benjamin Weintraub Bruce and Rosalind Weintraub David and Hadas Weissberg A Wider Bridge Yasmin and Nitzan Wilnai Susan Wong Pam Worth Joseph and Tamar Yedidia Yiddish Club Nirit and Dov Zandman Lew Zaretzki and Kimberly Carahasen Steve Zelinger Victor and Alla Zeyliger

The Pomegranate Legacy Society The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center’s Legacy Society recognizes and thanks those individuals who plan to leave a gift to the community through a bequest, trust, life insurance policy, retirement plan, charitable annuity or other vehicle.

OFJCC Legacy Society members care deeply about the future of this community and know that their legacy will help ensure our ability to continue to serve as Silicon Valley’s Jewish neighborhood. This society provides a way to recognize and appreciate their generosity and thoughtfulness. Anonymous David Arfin and Madeline Chaleff James E. Baer Gloria Baerncopf (z”l) Steve and Ina Bauman Randi S. Brenowitz and Marty Klein John and Linda Elman

Janet K. Fisher (z”l) Ann Marie Jasse and Bruce Fram Nanette and Richard Freedland Emeri and Brad Handler Jay and Sandy Hirsh Sheryl and Tony Klein Sharon and Seth Leslie Shirley Liebhaber Daryl Messinger and James Heeger Bill and Susan Mirbach Adam and Carolyn Nash Aliza and Ra’anan Peleg Maurice and Pearl Purcell (z”l) Paul Resnick and Joan Karlin Orli and Zack Rinat Jeanbelle and Zachary Rosenman (z’’l) Ric and Roberta Rudman Carol D. and Harry J. Saal Nathaniel Saal and Susan Steiner Saal Dorothy Saxe Loren and Shelley Saxe Janet and Albert Schultz (z’’l) The Schwabacher Family Susan and Richard Seiler Joanna and Jason Strober Veronica Tincher Teacher Debra Togliatti Bobbie and Jerry Wagger Batya Zucker

Have you made a provision for us in your estate plan? Please let us know so we can express our appreciation and include you in future listings. For more information or to join the OFJCC Legacy Society, please contact Michelle Kracoff, Director of Major Gifts, at (650) 223-8693 or

Matching Gift Donors

The Oshman Family JCC is grateful to the following Corporations and Foundations that match their employees’ gifts. Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Apple Inc. Costco Wholesale Corporation Google Inc. Hewlett Packard Inc. Intel Foundation Intuit Inc. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Microsoft

z”l: zichrono livracha, of blessed memory

Don’t Miss These 2017 Events Annual Benefit & Concert Featuring Michael Franti Saturday, February 4

TEDxPaloAlto Sunday, April 2

Yom Ha’atzmaut Community Celebration Tuesday, May 2

Treat yourself to breakfast, lunch or a tasty snack at Nourish Cafe, conveniently located on the OFJCC’s Jessica Lynn Saal Town Square. Our on-campus eatery offers an assortment of goodies, from bagel sandwiches to hot pastrami and Peet’s Coffee to delicious desserts.

Regular hours of Arts Bravura Featuring Jake Shimabukuro Thursday, May 25

Zionism 3.0 Sunday, October 15

J-Camp Registration Now open— sign up today!

operation: Monday–Friday 7:30am–5:30pm

Our Gift to You Enjoy a FREE breakfast bagel sandwich or falafel pita pocket on your next visit. Offer expires 6/30/17. Limit one coupon per customer.

OFJCC Leadership Executive Committee

Board of Directors

Management Team

PRESIDENT Susan Steiner Saal

Sharon Ashkenazi Michele Boal George Farber Yasmin Lukatz Lev Mass Adam Nash Barbara Oshman Aliza Peleg Reina Rampell Loren Saxe Richard Seiler Sara Smirin Jed Solomon Adam Tachner Greg Waldorf Hilary Weisfeld




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