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Contra Costa JCC Awards $115,000 in Fifth Year of Grantmaking

The Contra Costa Jewish Community Center (CCJCC) is proud to announce grants totaling $115,000 were awarded in June to 23 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 $735,000 to community grants over the past five 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 support the local Jewish community by helping organizations provide programs that engage and connect families with young children and young adults.”

The following organizations received CCJCC 2023 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 Lamorinda

Chabad of the Tri Valley

Congregation Beth Emek

Congregation B'nai Shalom

Congregation B'nai Tikvah

Contra Costa Jewish Day School

Contra Costa Midrasha

East Bay Holocaust Education Center

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

Beit Midrash Curriculum revamp

Intergenerational concert, community seder

New mothers support, young families' activities 

Gan Israel summer camp

Jewish summer day camp

JSprouts and children's programs

Around the world-themed Shabbat dinners

Intergenerational community connections

Children's programs and young family gatherings

Young cohorts' and family Shabbat programs

Art and music education

Expanding community connections

Teen retreats and Shabbaton weekends

Music with Holocaust school concerts

Jewish Safety Net program

Professional development for Jewish educators

Ongoing Jewish learning/leadership support

Jewish student clubs at Contra Costa high schools

Healthy Jewish families project

Tot family and young adult reunion programs

Technology for skilled nursing patients

Family Farm Festival days

Growing Nevatim program

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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