Centers of Excellence

The eight centers of excellence focus the JCCSF's expertise, knowledge and resources on providing our diverse community with high-quality educational, recreational and cultural programs and services. These distinct initiatives reflect a shared vision for creating a welcoming community with activities that satisfy the needs and enrich the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds.

The Claude & Louise Rosenberg Early Childhood Education Program enriches the lives of young children and their families by providing opportunities for learning, growth and exploration. The program's three preschools are inspired by the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach and guided by Jewish values and culture. The program also offers playgroups, parent education, family education, social programs and holiday celebrations.

Founding Gift
Claude & Louise Rosenberg
Helen & Sanford Diller

The Eugene & Elinor Friend Center for the Arts presents emerging and established performers, artists and thinkers, all coming together to explore the far reaches of the Jewish imagination. With artists from many disciplines, the Friend Center presents programs that transcend differences among Jews and that create new bridges of understanding between the Jewish community and other ethnic and religious groups.

Founding Gift
Eugene & Elinor Friend Family

The Gold Center for Youth & Family enriches the lives of youth and their families by providing opportunities for learning, growth and friendship in a Jewish context. Grounded in Jewish values and traditions, the Gold Center's programs provide a home away from home where children of all ages may explore new interests in a safe and supportive environment. The Gold Center invites parent involvement through an array of parent-child activities, Jewish holiday celebrations and recreational programs for the whole family.

Founding Gift
The David B. Gold Foundation

The Kanbar Center for Media & Technology promotes innovative online programs, community spaces and digital technologies that redefine the community experience and strengthen people's connections to one another. The Kanbar Center and its flagship venue, 3200 Stories, open JCCSF programs and events to the entire online community, cultivate new artists and art forms, create interactive experiences and discover new ways for people to collaborate and to tell their stories.

Founding Gift
Maurice Kanbar

The Koret Center for Health, Fitness & Sport promotes health and wellness by providing fitness, aquatics, sports, and educational programs for people of all ages. With exceptional facilities and outstanding professionals, the Center is dedicated to helping individuals improve their personal fitness, health, and lifestyle.

Founding Gift
Koret Foundation

The Kritzer/Ross Émigré Program welcomes Russian-speaking émigrés, fostering a sense of community and connecting them with American and Jewish life. While encouraging émigrés to take part in other JCCSF and Jewish community programs, the Kritzer/Ross Émigré Program offers educational, social and cultural programs that preserve émigré traditions and foster a connection to Russian language and culture.

Founding Gift
Emily Scott Pottruck & David Pottruck

The Richard & Rhoda Goldman Center for Adult Living & Learning offers lectures and programs for adults of all ages, enabling them to grow and develop as individuals as well as make friends and build community. Programs address the needs of adults in different life stages and diverse relationships, promoting intellectual enrichment, creative expression, and personal growth and the development of new skills.

Founding Gift
Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund

The Taube Koret Center for Jewish Peoplehood promotes Jewish literacy, learning, exploration and innovation through classes, workshops, lectures, literary programs and public forums. The Taube Koret Center for Jewish Peoplehood's diverse opportunities for learning and celebration are open to all and address adults at every level of Jewish education.

Founding Gift
Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture