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Awards & Accolades

The PJCC is proud of the recognition we've received for the work we do in our community and beyond.

2018

Bay Area Parent Best of the Best

GOLD MEDAL

  • Best Fitness Center
  • Best Swim Class/Lessons
  • Best Swim Facility

SILVER MEDAL

  • Best Tutoring or Education Support Program (Treehouse)

BRONZE MEDAL

  • Best Day Camp
  • Best Special Interest Camp
  • Best Technology Camp
  • Best Preschool
  • Best Indoor Party Location

J Weekly 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards

Peninsula/South Bay Favorite:

  • JCC
  • Art Gallery
  • Party Venue
  • Health Club
  • Day Spa/Yoga
  • Camp
  • 2017

    Bay Area Parent Magazine’s annual “Best of the Best” Awards

    GOLD MEDALS in:

    • Best Athletic Center
    • Best Swim Center
    • Best Swim Class
    • Best Cooking Camp: Camp Keff
    • Best Spa

    SILVER MEDALS in:

    • Best Technology Camp: Camp Keff
    • Best Preschool
    • Best Indoor Party Location

    BRONZE MEDAL in:

    • Best Special Interest Camp: Camp Keff

    2016

    Bay Area Parent Magazine‘s annual “Best of the Best Awards
    Family Favorites

    GOLD MEDALS in:

    • Best Swim Center
    • Best Swim Class
    • Best Athletic Center
    • Best Preschool
    • Best Spa

    SILVER MEDALS in:

    • Best Tech Camp

    BRONZE MEDAL in:

    • Best Day Camp

    2015

    Bay Area Parent Magazine‘s annual “Best of the Best Awards
    Family Favorites

    GOLD MEDALS in:

    • Best Swimming School
    • Best Athletic Center
    • Best Preschool
    • Best Spa

    SILVER MEDALS in:

    • Best Swim Class

    BRONZE MEDAL in:

    • Best Camp (Technology)

    J –The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California

    Once again, the J Jewish News Weekly’s annual Readers Choice 2015 Awards has voted the PJCC #1 in the South Bay/Peninsula as:

    • Best Health Club
    • Best Day Spa/Yoga
    • Best Party Venue
    • Favorite JCC

    Parents Press Best Of the Bay

    Bay Area voters choose personal “Best” choices for everything kids and family.

    GOLD:

    • Best Faith-Based Preschool

    BRONZE:

    • Best Swim Classes
    • Best General and Traditional Summer Day Camps

    2014

    Recognition in the San Francisco Business Times 2014 list:

    • “The Bay Area’s Top Health Clubs”

    2014 Zahav (Gold) Excellence Award
    for “Visionary Initiatives with Potential for Great Impact.” Presented by the JCCs of North America

    Bay Area Parent Magazine‘s annual “Best of the Best Awards

    Family Favorites

    GOLD MEDALS in:

    • Best Swim Classes
    • Best Swim Center
    • Best Athletic Center

    SILVER MEDALS in:

    • Best Day Camp

    BRONZE MEDALS in:

    • Best Preschool

    J –The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California

    Once again, the J Jewish News Weekly’s annual Readers Choice 2014 Awards has voted the PJCC #1 in the South Bay/Peninsula as:

    • Best Health Club
    • Best Spa/Salon
    • Best Party Venue
    • Best Art Gallery
    • Favorite JCC

    2013

    Bay Area Parent Magazine‘s annual “Best of the Best Awards

    Family Favorites

    GOLD MEDALS in:

    • Best Swim Classes
    • Best Public Swimming Pool
    • Best Athletic Center

    SILVER MEDALS in:

    • Best Preschool

    BRONZE MEDALS in:

    • Best Day Camp

    J –The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California

    Once again, the J Jewish News Weekly’s annual Readers Choice 2013 Awards has voted the PJCC #1 in the South Bay/Peninsula as:

    • Best Health Center
    • Best Spa/Salon
    • Best Party Venue

    2012

    Bay Area Parent Magazine‘s annual “Best of the Best Awards

    Family Favorites

    GOLD MEDALS in:

    • Best Swim Classes
    • Best Swimming Place

    SILVER MEDALS in:

    • Best Day Camp
    • Best Educational & Tutoring Support

    BRONZE MEDALS in:

    • Best Preschool
    • Best Destination to Throw a Kids Party

    J –The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California

    • Best Fundraiser

    Foster City Patch Readers Choice Awards 2012

    • Best Preschool (First Place)
    • Best Daycare (2nd Place)

    2011

    Bay Area Parent Magazine‘s annual “Best of the Best Awards

    Family Favorites

    GOLD MEDALS in:

    • Best Preschool
    • Best Swim Classes
    • Best Swimming Place
    • Best Day Camp

    J –The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California

    Once again, the J Jewish News Weekly’s annual Readers Choice 2011 Awards has voted the PJCC #1 in the South Bay/Peninsula as:

    • Favorite JCC
    • Favorite Fitness Center
    • Favorite Senior Activities
    • Favorite Early Childhood Program
    • Favorite Place for Outdoor Activities
    • Favorite Fundraising Event – Annual Auction

    2010

    Readers’ Choice Awards – J –The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California

    Once again, the J Jewish News Weekly’s annual Readers Choice 2010 Awards has voted the PJCC #1 in the South Bay/Peninsula as:

    • Favorite JCC
    • Favorite Jewish Day Camp
    • Favorite Jewish Place to Volunteer
    • Favorite Outdoor Celebration

    We also received second place awards for:

    • Best Outdoor Party
    • Favorite Early Childhood Program
    • Favorite Jewish fundraising event

    Bay Area Parent Magazine‘s annual “Best of the Best Awards

    Family Favorites

    • Silver medal: Best Swim Club & Best Swim Classes
    • Bronze medal: Best Preschool

    The Thrive 4th Annual Disaster Resilient Collaborative Forum: Strengthening Our Communities

    • Disaster Resilient Organization Award Presented to Peninsula Jewish Community Center

    2009

    Best of the Best Awards – Bay Area Parent Magazine
    Family Favorites

    • Gold medal: Best Swim Center for the 4th year in a row!
    • Silver medal: Best Day Camp
    • Most “write-in” votes for Favorite Play Date with Family!

    Readers’ Choice Awards: J –The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California

    • Favorite Health Club
    • Favorite JCC
    • Favorite Jewish Day Camp
    • Favorite Preschool
    • Favorite Art Gallery
    • Favorite Seniors Day Program “Get Up & Go”

    Jewish Community Federation’s Program of the Year

    Get Up & Go – Older Adult Program

    Nominated for the Jewish Community Federation’s Program of the Year.

    Club Industry’s Fitness Business Pro – National Best of the Best Awards 2009

    • Best Children’s Program – 2nd Place- PJCC Aquatics Swim Program

    Helen Diller award for Excellence in Jewish Education given to PJCC’s Stephanie Levin for Informal Education


    2008

    Best of the Best Awards – Bay Area Parent Magazine

    • Family Favorite Best Swim Center
    • Family Favorite Hall of Fame

    Readers’ Choice Awards – J –The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California

    • Favorite Health Club
    • Favorite Art Gallery
    • Favorite JCC
    • Favorite Jewish Fundraiser
    • Favorite Place for Jewish Lectures
    • Favorite Preschool
    • Favorite Day Program for Seniors

    Second Place: Favorite Jewish place to volunteer

    Best of the Bay 2008 – SF Bay Guardian


    2007

    Best of the Best Awards – Bay Area Parent Magazine

    • Family Favorite Swim School
    • Family Favorite Private Daycare/Preschool

    Readers’ Choice Awards – J –The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California

    • Best JCC (South Bay/Peninsula)
    • Best Health Club
    • Best Jewish Lectures
    • Best Fundraisers (for the Annual Benefit)
    • Second Place Early Childhood Program
    • Second Place Casual Indoor Party

    Web Marketing Associations WebAward

    Non-Profit Standard of Excellence


    2006

    Best of the Best Awards – Bay Area Parent Magazine

    • Family Favorite Fitness Center
    • Family Favorite Swim School

    Readers’ Choice Awards – J –The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California

    • First Place Jewish Community Center
    • First Place Jewish Day Camp
    • Honorable Mention Best Jewish Lectures
    • Honorable Mention Best Place to Volunteer

    2005

    Best of the Peninsula Readers Poll – San Mateo County Times

    • Best Martial Arts Classes
    • Best Yoga Instructor/Studio
    • Second Best Massage Therapist

    Readers’ Choice Awards – J –The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California

    • Second Place Best JCC
    • Second Place Best Athletic Facility

    2002

    In recognition of the PJCC Preschool California State Assembly and State of California Senate

    • Children’s Report Initiative Silver Award, with Certificates of Recognition

    In recognition of the PJCC Preschool California State Congress

    • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community