August 2019

From L to R: Ayelet, Gvanim Alumni; Heidi, Runnymede teacher and Shuli of Beged Kefet 0

A Room of Supplies

Shuli Zilberfarb Sela is closing the door on a meeting room so full of school supplies, you can’t sit down. It all came out of the power of weaving an idea across multiple groups who were primed to help. Two weeks ago, in a Hebrew-speaking Facebook group where people can give...

Deb Kurland 0

We ♥ Aunt Deb

If you’re picturing an absolutely irresistible, hilarious member of the community who you wish was your aunt, you’ve found her in Deb Kurland. A retired LCSW, Deb and her husband got involved in this JCC in 1984. “My kids went through preschool, summer camp and our daughter became a counselor...

JCC leadership planning the new campus (with dreidels on the table) circa 2007. 0

Our Campus Origin Story

For longer than the biblical Israelites wandered in the desert, the Jewish Community Center of Palo Alto wandered in search of a home. Although the Palo Alto JCC existed in some form since 1961, we didn’t have a permanent location until 2009. It was a miracle that the Taube Koret...

Judith S. (right) and Chef Roberto at Nourish Cafe 0

When Things Fall Into Place

Judith Stubbs is a retired educational therapist who is active in the arts and in giving back to the community. A Palo Alto native, her life journey took her near and far in the  world until fate brought her back home to Palo Alto,  and “things began falling into place.”...