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.
Grow Justice Mural
Documentary (7 min)
NOVEMBER 1, 2015
Meet new friends, experience nature through a Jewish lens, and enjoy time with your family! Join Deborah Newbrun, a noted Jewish environmental educator and former Summer Camp Director, at Hidden Villa for a 1.25 hike on the Short Bunny Loop. Why is the Torah called the Tree of Life? Explore that question while learning about trees and playing games in the forest. Walk through the woods and beside a creek, and have fun celebrating all trees have to offer us.
This hike is good for children who can walk for an hour. Suggested ages: 5-9 years. Small children in backpack carriers are welcome. Pack a picnic lunch and water; wear layers and sunscreen.
10:30 - 11:30 am • FREE
Drop in any Thursday morning to explore Jewish views on important issues and the hows and whys of living a meaningful life.
Join us for refreshments and hors d'oeuvres and mixing and mingling with friends, old and new.
Interfaith Family Programs
presented by our partner, Interfaithfamily
Register online at www.interfaithfamily.com/bayarea .
Read about our Guiding Principles as seen on our pillar installation as well as the 5-foot Mezuzzah art piece.
For more information, please contact:
- Phone: 650.378.2743
Jewish Programs & Events at PJCC
PJCC offers a variety of events throughout the year that offer a chance to meet new people and get involved in cultural activities.
Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle
Sunday, October 11• 1:00 - 3:00 pm • Jewish Community Library/ SF
Mondays, October 26, November 9 & 23, and December 7 • 7:00 - 8:00 pm • PJCC
Explore the Zohar, one of the most important religious texts of all time, with Rabbi Lavey Derby and transform your understanding of Jewish beliefs while striving toward spiritual wholeness.
$175 through September 30 | After September 30 $195
Reserve your space today: www.lehrhaus.org • 510.845.6420
THE ISRAEL FORUM: DOOMED TO SUCCEED
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 | 7:00 -8:30 PM
Peninsula Sinai Congregation
499 Boothbay Avenue, FosterCity
The PJCC is proud to welcome this distinguished diplomat on the first Bay Area stop of his tour for his new book, Doomed to Succeed: The U.S. - Israeli Relationship from Truman to Obama.
Video - Rabbis' Roundtable 2015
What is the meaning of Repentance?
Meet with other families to have a casual Jewish family learning experience.
Hamlin Garden Courtyard
Visit our garden that helps fight hunger in San Mateo County by supplying food to InnVision Shelter Network.
Get involved--Attend one of our Garden Service Days!
Judaism’s wisdom, teachings, and practices support us to live flourishing, resourced, integrated, resilient lives with a joyful sense of balance and well-being. From ancient teachings to modern-day practices, we are encouraged to cultivate qualities— such as gratitude, joy, and thoughtful reflection— to enhance our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Connect all levels of being - mind, body, heart and soul - in this gentle, grounding Iyengar-based yoga series rooted in Jewish mystical teachings. Enhance your practices for living in balance and wellness, both on and off the mat. No previous yoga experience necessary. Some yoga mats and props provided; please bring your own if possible. Pre-registration strongly recommended.
Join our group that explores a different book each month.
An Evening of Sacred Hebrew Chant
Please join us for an evening of sacred musical call-and-response chant. ALL ARE WELCOME for this uplifting experience that brings clarity to the mind and expansiveness to the heart. Featuring the Beit Ayin Band (a Bay Area musical group specializing in Hebrew chant). No Hebrew knowledge required. Pre-Registration required.
Family Do It Yourself Purim Carnival
It's a whole Megillah of fun! Create your own Purim Carnival from cardboard just like Caine's arcade. Work together with your family as you construct fun carnival games like Whack-a-Haman, Hamentaschen Toss, and anything else your family can imagine! Don't forget to visit our food truck for a Pizza Bar dinner. Registration Required.
Grow Justice: Fight Hunger - Garden Service Day
In honor of MLK Day, get your hands dirty and join us for a service day in the PJCC Justice Garden! Our garden will help alleviate hunger in San Mateo County by providing organic vegetables to residents at InnVision Shelter Network. Activities include hands-on gardening work, learning about food justice issues and other projects. All levels of experience are welcome! This program is designed for adults of all ages and children ages 4+. Instructor: Meghan Orth, Garden Manager
Please join us for Latkepalooza, a community-wide Hanukkah celebration. Enjoy the live music, crafts and games will be available for children and familes. Other activities include a Hanukkah gift shop and wine tasting! Cap off the afternoon with a community sing-a-long and get ready to start off the festival of Hanukkah in-style.
Life, It's Complicated: Jewish Perspectives
Drop in any Thursday morning at 10:30am for an ongoing discussion with Rabbi Lavey Derby exploring Jewish views on important issues and the hows and whys of living a meaningful life.
Rabbi Lavey Derby is Director of Jewish Life at the PJCC. Pre-registration requested.