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Digging in for Jewish life

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Taube-Koret Campus for Jewish Life brought out members of the Charleston Area Senior Citizen Center on Sunday afternoon.

The ceremonial dig involved 13 diggers -- with plenty of schmoozing. Rabbi Sheldon Marder performed the invocation.

The Campus for Jewish Life will become the permanent home for the 145,000-square-foot Oshman Family Jewish Community Center and 899 Charleston, a 193-unit independent-living and assisted-living senior-residential community. It will also become headquarters for the Jewish Community Federation and offices for other nonprofits serving the Jewish community.

The community covers 8.5 acres and costs $270 million. It will contain a state-of-the-art fitness center, swimming pool, tennis courts, concert, theater and lecture venues, music studio, library, business center, dining facilities and a spa/salon. The campus is expected to open in 2009.

Sue Dremann

Comments

Posted by Tom, a resident of Esther Clark Park
on Oct 8, 2007 at 11:48 am

Congratulations! What a wonderful addition to our community this will be.


Posted by Parent, a resident of Gunn High School
on Oct 10, 2007 at 2:44 am

Congratulations! Mazeltov!

I expect and hope that the newly-conceived Jewish Community Center et al will continue be an asset to the entire community of Palo Alto as well, as it has been in the past.

I myself am only Jewish through maternal heredity (according to family lore, my maternal great grandmother was the last known practicing member of the faith before our family became both spiritually and ethically "mixed"), but I always felt welcomed by the JCC regardless of my current status, and I feel that they have definitely been a desireable beneficiary to the City of Palo Alto as a whole, as well as Palo Alto's Jewish community itself.


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