Jewish community center in Los Gatos to host talk on inclusion

Jewish community center in Los Gatos to host talk on inclusion

Inclusion talk at JCC

The Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center in Los Gatos is hosting a talk on inclusion in Israeli higher education next month. Sarab Abu-Rabia-Queder, vice president for diversity and inclusion at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, will discuss gender, ethnic and racial disparities in higher education in the country, drawing on her personal experience and expertise as a sociologist and activist.

The event will take place Sept. 6, 8:30-10 a.m. To register, visit jvalley.org.

Community ‘micro-grants’ available

The Town of Los Gatos aims to help independent community improvement projects get into gear with small-scale grants now available to students and residents. The Community Innovation Grant program offers $1,500 “micro-grants” to chosen applicants working to improve life and education in the town. Apply online at www.losgatosca.gov/318/Community-Grant-Programs. Applications are due by Sept. 4.

Two decades of eye care

On Aug. 30, town officials will celebrate a longstanding Los Gatos business that has kept a close eye on residents for 20 years. The Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Los Gatos Eye Care, located at 15563 Union Ave., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in honor of the business’s 20th anniversary. Mayor Maria Ristow will cut the ribbon.

Wildfire protection plan

Santa Clara County Fire is hosting a public meeting Aug. 30 to solicit feedback from residents on the agency’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan. The meeting, scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m., will be held in person at the Los Gatos Lodge at 50 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road and online via Zoom at www.sccfiresafe.org/cwpp.