TAUBE KORET CAMPUS FOR JEWISH LIFE
• In October 2001, a coalition of Jewish organizations announces that it has entered into an agreement with Sun Microsystems to acquire the company’s headquarters site in Palo Alto.
• The coalition later adopts the name Campus for Jewish Life. The CJL Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund is formed and fundraising begins for the land acquisition.
• The campus receives a combined $15 million grant (later increased to $20 million) from the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture and Koret Foundation Funds. It is announced that the development will be named the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life.
• A collaborative initiative among the Jewish Home of San Francisco; the Albert L. Schultz Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto; the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties; and local community leaders.
• The campus is the permanent home for Moldaw Family Residences senior living community, the new Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, the regional headquarters for the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation, and offices for other nonprofits serving the Jewish community.
• Located on 8.5 acres of land at the intersection of San Antonio Road and East Charleston Road in southern Palo Alto.
• Construction began in summer 2007.
• Designed as a pedestrian-friendly “village” environment. Outdoor “rooms” provide additional space for social/recreational activities. Campus includes courtyard gardens, landscaped grounds and crossbridges that provide great connectivity and views. Parking is provided at ground level underneath the buildings.
• More information: www.campusforjewishlife.org.
OSHMAN FAMILY JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
• A $10 million lead gift from the family of M. Kenneth and Barbara Oshman was announced in November 2005.
• An additional $10 million gift in April 2008 from the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund.
• Approximately 135,000 square feet.
• Richard and Rhoda Goldman Center for Adult Living and Learning.
• Albert & Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, with studios, meeting rooms and classrooms.
• Goldman Sports and Wellness Complex, featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools and gymnasium.
• T’enna Pre-School at the Leslie Family Early Childhood Education Center.
• In addition: a teen center, a café, a gift shop, a daycare center for children and offices for local Jewish organizations.
MOLDAW FAMILY RESIDENCES AT 899 CHARLESTON
• A senior living community on the campus.
• Naming dedication is in honor of a $10 million gift from the Moldaw Family Supporting Foundation.