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In the Greater Community

Note: The items below are NOT in date order.


A Harvest of Healing and Thanksgiving
Visit Stanford Medicine’s Sukkah

Now Through October 6 (Nightfall), 300 Pasteur Fountain, Palo Alto

Visit this special temporary shelter:

  • Enjoy the shade
  • Bring your meal or a snack to eat
  • Discover the relationship of this Jewish holiday to health and healing
  • Add your thanks or wishes for healing to our prayer chains

On weekdays from October 2-6, 11:30 AM–1:00 PM, come enjoy a light snack and an opportunity to wave the lulav and etrog. This event is sponsored by Stanford Health Care Spiritual Care Services, Stanford Children’s Health Spiritual Care Services, and Jewish Family & Children’s Services.

2023 Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival
October 15-29, In-Person and Virtual Screenings

Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival. Visit the festival website for more information and to purchase tickets.

You are invited to be part of the 2023 Z3 Conference — Early Bird Registration Is Now Open!
Sunday, November 5, OFJCC, Room G-103, 3921 Fabian Way Palo Alto

We are living through a powerful moment in time. Especially now, the Z3 Project at the Oshman Family JCC stands for debate, the exploration of big ideas and the most pressing questions facing world Jewry today. Early bird registrants receive:

  • Access to the premier international conference on Diaspora-Israel relations that leverages the unique Z3 framework and methodology.
  • Full day of programming including plenaries, workshops and breakout sessions.
  • Catered lunch, dinner and snacks.
  • Savings! Register by Wednesday, October 4 and save $20 on a full conference pass. Pay just $125, plus fees.
  • Community fair of organizations —discover who is making a difference and how you can join in.


Baby and Tot Pool Party (Two Sessions)
Sunday, October 29, 2:45–4:00 PM, OFJCC Palo Alto
Sunday, October 29, 3:45–5:00 PM, OFJCC Palo Alto
Come socialize with other parents of little ones while enjoying the OFJCC's baby/toddler indoor splash ground and baby-friendly water toys.
REGISTER for Session 1 @2:45 PM
REGISTER for Session 2 @3:45 PM

Mon, October 2 2023 17 Tishrei 5784