Merger with Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley
We’re excited to announce that on November 30, the members of the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley voted to approve a merger of the two organizations into a single entity, Jewish Silicon Valley. We expect the merger to be completed sometime in early 2021.
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.
And the JCC isn’t going away! Our programs will continue to operate under the JCC name, as part of the new merged organization.
The mission of the new organization 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 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.
Learn More at Town Hall Meetings
The public was invited to attend virtual Town Hall meetings on November 17 or 18 with Lael Gray, CEO of the APJCC and acting CEO of Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, to learn more about the planned merger.
If you missed the Town Hall meetings, you can watch a video of one of the meetings on the Jewish Silicon Valley website.