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)
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
Try one of our Yoga classes with a Jewish twist!
PJCC offers a variety of events throughout the year that offer a chance to meet new people and get involved in cultural activities.
Teacher Training For Certified Yoga Instructors
Yoga & Jewish Wisdom
December 2014 - June 2015
Infuse your teaching with deep Jewish wisdom. Led by Julie Emden, Director of Embodied Jewish Learning at Jewish Learning Works; Rabbi Lavey Derby, Director of Jewish Life at PJCC; & Diane Bloomfield, Founder of Torah Yoga. For more information Email Julie Emden or click the link below.
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!
Jewish Book Discussion
Join our group that explores a different book each month.
Sacred Dance Circles for Women
Free your mind, body, heart and spirit through movement, music, and free-style dance to deepen your spiritual practice among a community of women. This monthly workshop opens with Jewish mystical teachings, followed by gently guided movement explorations and time for free-style dance. Integrate your experience with art, writing or rest. No previous experience with dance or Judaism is required. Space is limited; pre-registration strongly recommended.
Yoga and Wholeness With A Jewish Twist
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.
Climbing the Sacred Ladder: A Journey is Kabbalistic Healing
This workshop will guide your path through the four worlds of human experience: the material, the emotional, the mental and the spiritual. As you grow in consciousness you will find the necessary spiritual tools for dealing with life's unending challenges. Registration suggested.
Shulamit Sofia, MSW and founder of The Sacred Ladder and Soul Strength Seminars, has been a clinical therapist, university professor and serves as an internationally recognized spiritual guide.
Ten Steps toward a Mindful, Body-ful Jewish Wellness Practice
Religion is sometimes thought of as antagonistic to the body, regulating food, sex and pleasure. In fact, many Jewish sources celebrate food, sex and the body and offer ways to make them the center of an integrated wellness practice. We will explore how embodied Jewish practice brings together body, heart, mind and spirit. Registration required.
Dr. Jay Michaelson is a weekly columnist for the Daily Beast and the Forward and author of 'God in Your Body: Kabbalah, Mindfulness and Embodied Spiritual Practice.'
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: Jenny Helfand, Garden Manager
Judaism 201: Back to the Sources
Judaism 201 is an 8 session course designed for Jews who seek a deeper connection with their heritage and for people who are not Jewish who desire an understanding of Jewish ideas. The course will provide an overview of the central books and texts of the Jewish People, from Bible to Talmud to the Prayerbook, how to read them and what they mean.
The senior rabbis of the community will be the faculty for the course. Pre-registration is required.
Please join us for Latkepalooza, a community-wide Hanukkah celebration. Enjoy the music of Veretski Pass while 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 Hanukkah in-style.
Life, It's Complicated: Jewish Perspectives
Drop in any Thursday morning at 10:30a 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.
Wise Aging Workshop
In this workshop learn new techniques and resources to enable you to live the later years with spirit, resilience and wisdom.
Rabbi Rachel Cowan is the former Executive Director of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and is Director of the Wise Aging Project.