Merger with Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley
The Boards of Directors for the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley voted on 10/8/20 to merge the two organizations into a single entity, Jewish Silicon Valley, that will serve as a welcoming point of entry to the Jewish community in the area. Members of each organization must finalize the merger with a vote scheduled for Monday, November 30.
This is an exciting moment as we bring together both agencies’ programs and services, leadership development and community-building activities, and communal philanthropy to provide a unified and welcoming experience for all of our members, partner agencies and the entire community. As you may know, the two organizations already share a building, so the staffs of both organizations are accustomed to working together.
The goal of the new organization is to provide donors, newcomers, and all Jewish community members with a streamlined, efficient, and highly accessible point of entry to participate in and support Jewish life in Silicon Valley. Its mission is to harness the power of community to improve lives, build bridges of understanding and strengthen the Jewish people here, in Israel and around the world.
Still the Same Great JCC Experience
After the merger, the Addison-Penzak JCC Los Gatos will continue to operate as the programming arm of Jewish Silicon Valley. Jewish Federation’s philanthropic and community-building work, including the Jewish Community Relations Council, will also continue under Jewish Silicon Valley auspices.
If you’re an APJCC member, you won’t notice any difference in your day-to-day experience at the APJCC. The APJCC will continue to welcome everyone to enjoy the same great programs and services that our entire community has come to rely on and will operate as the programmatic arm of Jewish Silicon Valley.
Learn More at Town Hall Meetings
The public is invited to attend a virtual Town Hall meeting with Lael Gray, CEO of the APJCC and acting CEO of Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, to learn more about the planned merger. Please register to attend at your preferred date and time: