Support the APJCC

Make your gift to the APJCC today! When you donate to the APJCC, you're supporting the APJCC's Mitzvah Project.

The goal of the Mitzvah Project is to make APJCC activities affordable and accessible to everyone in our community. 100% of the funds you donate go directly to making programs affordable. No portion of your donation is used to pay for overhead or personal fitness operating expenses.

Here are some examples of what the Mitzvah Project does. If you’d like to help, click here to donate online, or contact Jon Kaplan, Development Director, at jon@apjcc.org.

 Scholarships. We give subsidized APJCC memberships to more than 300 low-income households. Subsidized memberships include fitness center and pool access. They are awarded based on demonstrated financial need. We also give scholarships for APJCC Preschool to families with demonstrated financial need.

clientuploads/adults/Grandpals Shabbat.jpgPrograms for older adults. Our programs for older adults are low-cost or free, thanks to our generous donors. Monthly hot lunches with entertainment, movie club, current events discussions, mah jongg games, our Grandpals Shabbat program which brings seniors together with preschoolers, and many other APJCC programs are available to help enrich the social, educational, and Jewish lives of our older adults.


Programs for children with special needs. Our “Fun and Fitness with Friends” recreation program allows children ages 6 and up with special needs to participate in recreational activities on Sunday afternoons. Each child is paired with a volunteer buddy who helps them with the day’s activities.

Jewish Life and Learning. The APJCC's Center for Jewish Life and Learning offers a variety of classes, performances, lectures, workshops and special events.  No matter what an individual's connection to Judaism is, they can find something of interest at the Center for Jewish Life and Learning.

Cultural Arts.
The APJCC enriches the cultural life of the larger South Bay community on many levels, from the San Jose Opera Guild Lecture Series to community theater performances. We also hosts between six and eight art exhibitions every year featuring a diversity of mediums.

Every Gift is Important

        • $36 provides Shabbat lunches for two seniors
        • $180 provides one session of Fun & Fitness for children with special needs
        • $500 provides an art exhibit
        • $750 provides a lecture speaker
        • $1000 subsidizes a membership or preschool scholarship

Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The APJCC is a section 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, tax ID number 94-2222989.

See our Annual Report for your donation at work!

Support the JCC on iGive.com

iGive.com will make donations to the APJCC for purchases made through them from Amazon (0.8%), Macy's (1.6%), Neiman Marcus (3.2%), Travelocity (1.2%), 1-800 Flowers (2.4%), and more than 1,400 other online retailers.

Here's how to sign up for iGive.com, which donates a percentage of all your purchases to the APJCC:


Support the JCC on Amazon.com

You can designate the Addison-Penzak JCC to receive 0.5% of your purchases on Amazon.com when you sign up through Amazon Smile and specify that you want to support the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley.

Did you know...You can combine iGive.com and Amazon Smile! Go to iGive.com first, and then from iGive.com go to Amazon from iGive.com's listing of participating online retail sites. When you shop that way, the APJCC receives donations from both iGive and Amazon.
Addison-Penzak JCC

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Located at 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Tel: 408.357.7429. Fax: 408.358.7311.

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