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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.

Koret Foundation

Photo Gallery

Time-Lapse Video

Documentary (7 min)

art exhibitART EXHIBITS

The PJCC Art Gallery presentS world class art exhibits throughout the year.

Jewish discussion group PJCCJewish Perspectives Discussion Group

10:30 - 11:30 am
Drop in any  Thursday morning to explore Jewish views on important issues and the hows and whys of living a meaningful life.

Interfaith Family Programs

presented by our partner, Interfaithfamily

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Read about our Guiding Principles as seen on our pillar installation as well as the 5-foot Mezuzzah art piece.

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Jewish Programs

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.

Justice Garden

Hamlin Garden Courtyard
Visit our garden that helps fight hunger in San Mateo County by supplying food to LifeMoves

Get involved—Attend one of our Garden Service Days!

Jewish Wellness Classes

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. 

Yoga and Wholeness With A Jewish Twist

Connect all levels of being—mind, body, heart and soul—in this grounding 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.

Jewish Book Discussion

Join our group that explores a different book each month.

Community Sukkot Celebration with PJCC, PTBE & JBN

Come share Sukkot with PJCC, Peninsula Temple Beth El & Jewish Baby Network! Celebrate in the beautiful PJCC sukkah and enjoy a delicious dinner and a dynamic family concert. Registration required.

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Family Shabbat Dinner

Want to sing, shmooze & nosh with PJCC families & leave the cooking to us? Come join us for a joyful, fun & yummy Shabbat dinner. Light the candles, drink the grape juice, & share challah along with a delicious meal. Registration required.

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Grow Justice: Fight Hunger - Garden Service Day

Get your hands dirty and join us for a service day in the PJCC Justice Garden! Activities include hands-on gardening work and learning about food justice issues. All levels of experience are welcome! This program is designed for adults of all ages and children ages 3+. Parent/Guardian participation required with children.

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Life, It's Complicated: Jewish Perspectives

Drop in any Thursday morning at 10:15am 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.

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Rabbis' Roundtable: Who Is the God You Pray to?

The prayer book constantly refers to God as 'King of the universe,' and on Rosh Hashanah we specifically celebrate crowning God as sovereign. Does this traditional image still hold relevance and meaning for us? Do we need a new metaphor to refer to God? Four of our local rabbis will teach texts about the possible meaning of this God-language and discuss what metaphor for the divine has the most relevance for them.

Participants will include Rabbi Nat Ezray of Congregation Beth Jacob, Rabbi Corey Helfand of Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Rabbi Sara Mason-Barkin of Peninsula Temple Beth El, and Rabbi Dan Feder of Peninsula Temple Sholom.
This program is free but pre-registration is required.

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Rosh Hashanah in the Lobby

Get ready for a sweet year with this afternoon taste of Rosh Hashanah. Join us for apple and honey tastings and beautiful Rosh Hashnah card making to share with friends and family. Registration suggested.

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Shabbat Unplugged

Unplug and meet up with family and friends for a screen-free afternoon. Enjoy live music, fun for families and adults, food and drink for everyone! Co-sponsored by Reboot. Free! All are welcome!

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The Israel Forum: The War of 1948 - A Fresh Look

As we approach Israel's 70th anniversary, we will explore what the most recent research on the first Arab-Israeli War reveals about the military aims of the Israelis, the Palestinians and the Arab states; the nature of the war as a conflict between nationalist movements or as a war of Jihad; and the resulting creation of Palestinian refugees and Jewish refugees from Arab countries. Connections will be drawn between the consequences of the 1948 war and current Middle Eastern realities and problems.

Benny Morris is professor in the Middle East Studies Department at Ben Gurion University of the Negev and since 2015 has been visiting professor of Israel Studies at Georgetown University. One of Israel's pre-eminent historians, his academic work examining the Zionist narrative and the establishment of the State has provoked controversy on both sides of the political spectrum. Morris was a journalist at the Jerusalem Post and has written articles in both the Israeli press and in publications worldwide. He has published ten books, including The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem 1947-1949 and 1948, The First Arab-Israeli War.

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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 and 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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