Palo Alto JCC offers grants to innovators

The Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto is offering grants of $100 to $1,000 to people with “ideas that have an innovative approach to Jewish life and community, or which support new expressions of Jewish identity.”

The OFJCC Jewish Innovation Micro-Grants program is open to people whose projects are based on the South Peninsula or in Silicon Valley, but not to nonprofits, registered organizations or “projects whose focus is innovation in synagogue movements or specific denominations,” according to the JCC website.

The grants, awarded on a rolling basis, offer a chance for people to make a “contribution to DIY Judaism and architecting the Jewish future.”

For details, visit or contact Joel Stanley, the director of Jewish innovation, at or (650) 223-8647.