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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 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.

Lehrhaus Philosophy Circle: The Zohar

Mondays, November 7, 21; December 5, 19; January 9, 30; February 3, 27; March 13 • 7:00–8:30 PM • $195
The Zohar is the great compendium of Jewish mysticism, myth, and esoteric teaching and is one of the most important religious texts of all time. Join this Bay Area-wide exploration of the Zohar, taught by Rabbi Lavey Derby, PJCC director of Jewish Life. No prior Hebrew knowledge required.

To register, visit or call 510.845.6420.

Questions? Contact Abra Greenspan at

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.

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 Jeannette Ferber and friends. No Hebrew knowledge required. Pre-Registration required. Jeannette Ferber is a prayer leader and singer at Chochmat HaLev in Berkeley.

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Family Dinner in the Sukkah

Bring the whole family and join us for a special dinner party for families in the PJCC Sukkah! Enjoy a delicious dinner along with Sukkot arts and crafts, songs and games. Sukkot is a week-long harvest festival. 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+. Instructor: Meghan Orth, Garden Manager

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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.

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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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Pickling and Fermenting Workshop for Families

Explore new ways to preserve and eat seasonal food with your children in this easy and fun hands-on workshop. Learn about the history of pickling and its connections to Jewish traditions. Pickling is a great way for families to work together in the kitchen. In this workshop, we will create two different types of pickles- a 'quick' pickle using vinegar and a fermented pickle that you can take home to watch develop. For families with children ages 6+. Registration Required.

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The Israel Forum: The Battle for Israel's Soul

As Israel faces a global conflict between Islamist terrorism and Western democracy, will the pressure by liberals to appease terrorists threaten Israel's security? Will Israel face ever-worsening diplomatic isolation by retaining control of Judea and Samaria? Jonathan S. Tobin, senior online editor and chief political blogger of Commentary Magazine, and J. J. Goldberg, editor-at-large of The Forward newspaper and former U.S. bureau chief of the Israeli newsmagazine The Jerusalem Report, will debate the future of Israel. Registration required.

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Walking the Path of the Jewish Mystic

Explore how we use the seminal teachings of the Kabbalistic tradition to deepen our self-knowledge and live our lives with greater meaning and awareness.
Rabbi Yoel Glick has been guiding seekers on the path of meditation and Jewish spirituality for over thirty years. A renowned teacher and spiritual mentor, he is also the director of Daat Elyon, an online center for spiritual training. He is the author of 'Walking the Path of the Jewish Mystic' among several other books. Registration required.

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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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