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Get to know more people in your area by joining your fellow neighbors in celebrating community wide events at the Oshman Family JCC.

Whether it's a holiday party, awards ceremony, or night of music and dancing you are sure to have an entertaining experience and expand your circle of friends.

  • 2/12/2016

Fridays at the J

Fridays at the J
The Oshman Family JCC welcomes Shabbat every Friday, bringing the community together with an array of activities including coffee, hot cocoa and hot cider, Challah for sale, food trucks, Family Center Friday play, a bouncy house and an artisan crafts market.
  • 2/12/2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Food Trucks

Food Trucks
Join us every week for Food Truck Friday. A different food truck will visit the OFJCC campus each Friday from 11:00 AM–2:00 PM.
  • 2/14/2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Disrupting Kosher

A Pop-Up Kosher Restaurant with Celebrity Chef Itta Werdiger Roth

Disrupting Kosher
In partnership with L'chaim Foods, the Oshman Family JCC is excited to host Celebrity Chef Itta Werdiger Roth for a unique Kosher Pop-Up experience, featuring a menu created by Itta.
  • 2/20/2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Feast of Jewish Learning

Holy Discord: The Art of Jewish Dispute

The Feast of Jewish Learning
Enjoy a FREE evening of learning, community and connection.

Feed your mind and spirit at The Feast of Jewish Learning, the community-wide smorgasbord of all things Jewish.

  • 3/6/2016 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Mitzvah Corps: Volunteer Opportunities

Mitzvah Corps: Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer on select Sundays, weekdays and evenings.

Join us for our ongoing hands-on volunteering opportunities for families and adults or for teens who are working on “tikkun olam”projects addressing issues of poverty, hunger, homelessness, aging, the environment and more.

  • 3/13/2016 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Litquake Palo Alto 2016

A Free Festival of Books, Ideas & Community

Litquake Palo Alto 2016

San Francisco’s legendary literary festival returns to the Oshman Family JCC on Sunday, March 13. Expect all the rollicking literary fun of great authors, ideas and conversation.



  • 3/20/2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Purim Parade and Festival

Purim Parade and Festival
Embark on a magical journey! Meet Haman, Mordechai and Queen Esther learn about their Jewish journey and lives. Taste your favorite Purim dessert hamantaschen (fruit-filled Purim cookies). Dress up as your favorite character. Make masks and have fun creating costumes and your very own groggers (noise makers).
  • 4/17/2016 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Community Passover Celebration

Community Passover Celebration

Celebrate freedom and enjoy activities, food and performances with your family and friends. Learn more about the Passover story with music and movement and experience history through all your senses.

  • 4/22/2016 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Share Passover with Seder Match

Share Passover with Seder Match

Along with all of the activities and celebrations going on at the OFJCC we are offering a matching program so that everyone can celebrate Passover with someone. Join us as either a host or as a guest.

  • 4/22/2016 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Passover Community Seder Dinner

Passover Community Seder Dinner

The OFJCC is opening our doors to those who would like to participate in a traditional Jewish Passover Seder. The meal will be a potluck, so bring your favorite Passover dish. We will provide the traditional Seder plate and items and some food.


  • 5/26/2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Lag B' Omer Festival

Lag B' Omer Festival
Celebrate Lag B'Omer with a free outdoor concert featuring Oneg Shemesh, a fire dancer and fun family-friendly activities around the fire pit! Traditional first haircuts for children will be provided. Food will be available for purchase.
  • 6/26/2016

Silicon Valley Community Israel Trip

Silicon Valley Community Israel Trip

Take part in the first-ever Silicon Valley Community Trip to Israel from June 26-July 5, 2016! From the historic Golan Heights to Jerusalem’s golden old city to Tel Aviv’s beaches and tech hubs, experience Israel firsthand on this family-friendly community trip. Make memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

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