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Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center Of Silicon Valley

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Causes: Adult Education, Children & Youth, Community Recreational Centers, Education, Human Services, Neighborhood Centers, Sports, Youth Development Programs

Mission: To enhance jewish life by providing for the social, cultural, educational and recreational needs and to serve as the common meeting place for the entire jewish community as well as to extend these services and be a resource to the general community of silicon valley.

Programs: Fitness and aquatics - the fitness and aquatics departments have grown dramatically since the move into the new facility and the center was awarded the best fitness center in the south bay by two different news media. In addition to health, wellness and fitness, the department offers ancillary services such as pilates, personal training and massage therapy. In 2013, the wellness department added an outdoor fitness structure which includes trx training (exercise program using straps). The wellness department offers over 90 weekly group fitness classes, including but not limited to zumba, body pump, spinning, yoga, pilates mat, cardio barre, aerobics, stretching, and cardio sculpt. Most of the tremendous growth in membership is associated with the success of this program.

early childhood services - the center served approximately 151 children, ages 1. 5 years to 5 years old in its preschool. About 80 children of the same age attend the preschool ancillary programs of extended care (kif kef) and enrichment classes each day. In addition, the center offers summer camp, katan, to the same ages with a program utilizing more outdoor play time and camp activities modified to be age appropriate. The preschool implements programs run by parent volunteers that enrich the experience of the children. Project cornerstone is a literature based asset building program. Grandpals shabbat is a program that allows children to develop relationships with older adults over the school year. The preschool offers a play-based curriculum steeped in jewish values open to all. The preschool is licensed by the state of california and exceeds licensing requirements.

youth enrichment programs and day camps: over a 9 months span, the center served over 1,000 children, ages 3. 5 years to 12 years old in its various youth enrichment, youth sports programs, and day camps. These programs include pacific soccer academy, top flight basketball, youth circus, youth gymnastics, youth yoga, and much more. In addition, the center offers seasonal camp programming to the same ages. Summer camps serve approximately 650 unique campers over a 10 week span each summer, averaging 350 kids per week. Programming includes traditional day camps, tennis, basketball, soccer, dance, circus, and many other specialty camps. These programs are jewish based but are offered to the community as a whole.

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