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The PjCC is proud to be a part of the Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood presenting educational and cultural programs that explore Jewish heritage, identity, and community. This initiative is co-funded by the Koret Foundation, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture and other Bay Area funders.

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The PJCC is currently accepting artist submissions for our upcoming gallery season.

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PJCC Art Gallery Exhibits

The Art Gallery at the Peninsula Jewish Community Center is committed to showcasing the works of talented Jewish artists as well as presenting exhibits that explore Jewish values, themes and ideas. It is our hope that along with adorning our walls, the exhibits will serve to stimulate personal thought and lively conversations among our members and guests.

During your next visit to the PJCC stop by our gallery located in our lobby and in the Koret Learning Center hall. Exhibits are free and open to the public!

The PJCC Art Gallery presents

Visual Midrash Torah Series

Scott Switzer
July - October 6, 2015

On display in the PJCC Art Gallery July - September, will capture an image-laden scene from each of the 54 weekly Torah readings.

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butterfly projectButterfly Project

Installed April 2015
You may have noticed a multitude of butterflies hanging throughout the Center.

Inspired by the book I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children's Drawings and Poems from the Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942-1944, the Butterfly Project was initiated by two teachers in the San Diego Jewish Academy in 2006 to remember the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust.

The butterflies in our atrium were created by hands of all ages.  Our youngest artists learned that every butterfly is unique, fragile and beautiful for its individuality. 

Since the start of the project more than 200 communities have participate in countries including Israeli, Mexico, Canada, Austria, Cuba Tanzania, Morocco and Poland.

This type of community-based art goes hand-in-hand with the emotional work by Mi Polin, on display now the PJCC Art Gallery.

butterfly project

Art with the Artist: Visual Midrash with Scott Switzer

Switzer's Torah Series, on display in the PJCC Art Gallery through October 6, captures an image-laden scene from each of the 54 weekly Torah readings. Participants will begin the workshop with a brief study of this week's Torah portion led by Rabbi Lavey Derby. Then, with guidance from Mr. Switzer, students will complete a painting of their personal interpretation of the passage. No prior religious study or artistic experience necessary. Materials included.

Return in the evening for a free reception and tour of the exhibition by Mr. Switzer. 5:30 - 7:00 pm.

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The PJCC is a non-profit organization that relies upon generous donations to continue serving our community and those in need. A beneficiary agency of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties and the Jewish Community Endowment Fund. The PJCC is a proud member of the North Peninsula Jewish Campus and of the JCC Association of North America.

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