Jeff Center for Families
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    The Jeff Center for Families

    Jeff Center Summer Hours for Family Play:
    • Closed on the following days:
      ~ July 4, 8, 9, 11,12, 15, 16
    • Monday: 9:00–11:30 AM | 1:00–5:00 PM | Closed July 8 and 15
    • Tuesday: 1:00–5:00 PM | Closed July 9 and 16
    • Wednesday: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM | Special hours on July 10 and 17: 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
    • Thursday: 1:00–5:00 PM | Closed July 4 and 11
    • Friday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM | Closed July 12

    Note: Libi and Blossom Birth and Family programs will continue as scheduled and are not affected by the above closures.


    Families with young children are welcome at our newly renovated Jeff Center for Families (Building G, Room G-106), a collaboration of the Oshman Family JCC and Bay Area nonprofit Blossom Birth and Family.

    Both kids and adults will enjoy making new friends—and seeing old ones—in a warm, welcoming and enriching environment. The Jeff Center is a place to bring your children for fun activities and free play, as well as classes and events from Blossom Birth (in English) and Libi (in Hebrew).

    Infused with Jewish values, the Jeff Center has:

    • Kid-friendly books and games
    • Arts and crafts
    • Storytime with PJ Library on select Fun Fridays
    • Information about classes for families

    Blossom Birth and Family is officially open! Everyone at Blossom is excited to welcome back expectant parents and growing families to their office space in the Jeff Center, where they can learn about a wide range of classes, services, doulas and other businesses who provide support along the pregnancy and parenting journey.

    To learn more about LIBI or Blossom Birth programming, click here.

    For closures and holiday hours, click here.

    Contact: Tamara Thiel Prizant | (650) 223-8738 | [email protected]


    OFJCC Palo Alto JCC

    The Jeff Center for Families is made possible, in part, by a generous contribution from Merry and Stephen Astor, in memory of their son Jeff (z"l).

    Jeff grew up in Northern California. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, he worked at Goldman Sachs in New York.

    Jeff was a natural athlete and participated and excelled in many sports. He loved tennis, baseball, soccer, snow skiing and water-skiing, and had a tremendous amount of confidence and initiative, always challenging himself with new experiences and activities.

    He had a great sense of humor and was quite social and popular, known for being an especially kind, caring and fun person to be around. Jeff kept in touch with his friends, was a good listener, problem solver and devoted friend. He was intellectually curious, loved learning about people and encouraging them to talk about themselves.

    After spending a semester in college in Israel at the Hebrew University and participating in the Marva army program, Jeff developed a special love for Israel. When he died in a plane crash on July 22, 1991, Jeff was 24 years old.

    Jeff's parents hope that the Jeff Center for Families will be a place of warmth, caring and fun and that the Center will keep Jeff's memory alive.

    Upcoming Events in the Family Center

    MotherTogether
    Tuesday, 6/25/2024 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

    MotherTogether

    In English | In Partnership with Blossom Birth

    Libi Play Space
    Wednesday, 6/26/2024 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Libi Play Space

    Closed for Juneteenth | In Hebrew

    Birthing with Confidence
    Friday, 7/19/2024 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Birthing with Confidence

    In Partnership with Blossom Birth

    Prenatal Breastfeeding Basics
    Sunday, 7/21/2024 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

    Prenatal Breastfeeding Basics

    In Partnership with Blossom Birth

    Prenatal Breastfeeding Basics
    Sunday, 9/8/2024 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

    Prenatal Breastfeeding Basics

    In Partnership with Blossom Birth

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