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Contra Costa JCC Awards $150,000 in Fourth Year of Grantmaking

The Contra Costa Jewish Community Center (CCJCC) is proud to announce grants totaling $150,000 were awarded in June 2022 to 24 Jewish organizations serving Contra Costa and the Tri-Valley. Grants were approved for programs serving primarily children of all ages and young adults. With this most recent round of funding, CCJCC has now given over $620,000 to community grants over the past four years.

“CCJCC is in a unique position of being able to financially support our growing and diverse Jewish community in Contra Costa,” said Larry Jacobs, CCJCC Board President. “Our board placed a high priority on allocating funds to invest in the future of the Jewish community by helping organizations provide programs to engage and connect families with young children and young adults.”

The following organizations received CCJCC 2022 Grants:


Beth Chaim Congregation

B'nai Israel of Rossmoor

Chabad of Concord

Chabad of Contra Costa

Chabad of Danville & San Ramon

Chabad of the Delta

Chabad of the Tri Valley

Congregation Beth Emek

Congregation B'nai Shalom

Congregation B'nai Tikvah

Congregation B'nai Torah

Contra Costa Jewish Day School

Contra Costa Midrasha

East Bay Holocaust Education Center

J. The Jewish News of NorCal

Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay

Jewish Learning Works

Moishe House Contra Costa


Shalom Bayit

Temple Isaiah

The Reutlinger Community

Urban Adamah

Wilderness Torah

Grant Purpose

Shade structure for young family program

Intergenerational Jewish concert program

Shabbat & holiday packages program

Gan Israel summer camp

Jewish summer day camp

Parents and kids' night out events

Youth/teen re-engagement initiative

Holiday performers for youth; young adult dinners

Jewish musician at family Shabbat programs

Teen leadership program

Outreach programs for young families

Funday Sunday children's activities

Fall, Winter & Spring teen retreats

Violins of Hope exhibit & high school concerts

J. News distribution to Contra Costa organizations

Jewish Safety Net program

Professional development: mentoring, coaching

Jewish events for young adults

Jewish student clubs at six Contra Costa high schools

Healthy Jewish Families project

Gan Ilan Preschool

Entertainment area audio, lighting enhancement

Food Access Initiative

Zrayim (seeds), young families & tot programs

CCJCC is proud of the work we have done in the last few years to further our mission of strengthening the Contra Costa Jewish community. In addition to the grants, our Under One Tent partnership with local synagogues, schools and other Jewish organizations in Contra Costa continues to innovate, adapt, and provide meaningful programs, while our Young Families' programs are attracting many new families for outdoor activities. We look forward to more in-person programs whether at shul, at our homes, or out in the community in the coming months.

The Board of the Contra Costa Jewish Community Center

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