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)
The PJCC Art Gallery presentS world class art exhibits throughout the year.
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.
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.
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 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.
Join our group that explores a different book each month.
2nd Annual North Peninsula Lag B'Omer Celebration
Celebrate Lag B'Omer with us! Activities include: Sports & Games, Archery, Arts & Crafts, Live Music, Kosher BBQ Dinner, S'mores and a Bonfire.
Registration required. Register by May 18 to enjoy early bird rates! Fees increase by $2 per person (family rate increases to $48) starting on May 19.
Co-sponsored by: PJCC, Wornick Jewish Day School, Peninsula Temple Beth El, Congregation Beth Jacob, Peninsula Temple Sholom, Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Chabad of the North Peninsula, Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, Koret Foundation and Taube Philanthropies
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.
Complicated Lives of Biblical Women
In this 4-part series, each week the class will examine and develop a deeper understanding of a female Torah character. Through text study, rabbinic interpretations, fine art and music samples, participants will gain knowledge and insight into these often underexplored matriarchs.
May 18: Tamar
May 25: Yiftach's Daughter
June 1: Hannah
June 8: Ruth
This participatory course will be team led by Rabbi Lavey Derby, PJCC Director of Jewish Life and Shir Kohavi, PhD Candidate in History of Art and Jewish Cultural Studies University of Leeds, UK
Curriculum developed by Girls in Trouble
Grow Justice: Fight Hunger - Garden Service 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 and learning about food justice issues. All levels of experience are welcome! This program is designed for adults of all ages and children ages 4+. Instructor: Meghan Orth, Garden Manager
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.
Yom Ha'Atzmaut Celebration
Don't miss our joyous and fun celebration of Israel's 68th Independence Day. We'll have crafts and art projects for children and families, Independence Day treats and a fascinating presentation of photographs of Israeli life by renowned black-and-white photographer Paul Margolis from 4-5pm.