The dream of building a Jewish community center in Palo Alto—one that began nearly 50 years ago—came to fruition with the 2009 completion of Oshman Family JCC. The sprawling, 45,000-square-foot facility welcomes people of all backgrounds while celebrating and providing common ground for the Jewish community.
The Richard & Rhoda Goldman Sports & Wellness Complex hosts more than 90 group fitness classes per week, complementing these sessions with basketball and volleyball games. An outdoor, 81-degree pool supplies six lanes for swimming laps and connects with a sun deck that's ideal for relaxing with a good book or identifying barbell-shaped cloud formations. But the center focuses on enriching people's lives through other means as well. It supports families via kid-friendly camps, activities, and early-childhood education programs. It also hosts cultural events in the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, spotlighting the works of renowned artists, musicians, and authors such as Amy Tan.