Mission Statement

Mission

The JCC East Bay creates healthy communities inspired by Jewish values, culture, and tradition.

Vision

Our vision is to be a geographically accessible home that provides high-quality programs and gathering spaces throughout the East Bay to advance, nurture, and evolve Jewish communal life and contribute to the vitality of the broader community.

Values

Collaborative
We support, complement, and collaborate with other organizations in the East Bay and Jewish communities.

Contemporary
We are a catalyst for relevant, meaningful, and inspiring experiences in Jewish life, culture, and community.

Diverse
We reflect and celebrate the rich diversity of the Jewish and East Bay communities, and the complexity of Jewish identity and expression.

Flexible
We are a nimble and flexible organization that experiments and tries new ideas, activities, and approaches to meet our mission.

Intergenerational
We welcome and serve people across all ages and stages of life, and we seek to create connections across generations.

Welcoming
We are an inclusive, inviting, and nurturing home for individuals and families.

Core Strategies

We create healthy communities inspired by Jewish values, culture, and tradition.

Explore Jewish Culture & Tradition
Foster Learning & Inspiration
Build Interpersonal Relationships
Provide Gathering Spaces for Community Needs
Inspire Civic Engagement & Leadership
Nurture Physical Health & Wellness

Civic Engagement at the JCC East Bay

The Jewish Community Center of the East Bay serves a diverse community and people with various points of view. We provide space for civic discourse, offering opportunities to talk across differences, discover shared values, and establish respectful engagement.

The JCC East Bay stands for equal rights and safety for people of all backgrounds and faiths. We view this as a moral obligation. We welcome and support our diverse Jewish community, people of all religions, nationalities, and socioeconomic backgrounds, communities of color, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ community.