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 and Events
PJCC offers a variety of events throughout the year that offer a chance to meet new people and get involved in cultural activities.
Passover Hours & Restrictions
April 14 - 22, 2014
Early Center closure April 14 - 5:00 am - 5:00 pm
During the Passover holiday period, it is customary to abstain from eating products that contain any leaven. This is food containing grain products that have come into contact with water and have been allowed to ferment. We recreate the story of Passover by eating unleavened products as did the ancient Hebrews who had no time to let their bread rise as they fled from slavery in Egypt.
We ask that you please do not bring the following foods into the Center during this period:
• Bread and bread products
• Cookies, cakes and other pastries
• Crackers and other similar snacks
Thank you for your cooperation.
May 6, 2014 • 4:30 - 8:30 pm • FREE to Public
Celebrate Israel's 66th birthday at the PJCC! Join us for a free community-wide Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) festival to celebrate Israel's 66th birthday! Experience Israeli life, culture, and spirit with fun activities for all ages, including musical presentations by Israeli and local performers, Israeli dancing, storytelling and games for children, wine-tasting and educational programs for adults, and more!
Sundays • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meet with other families one Sunday each month for a 4-part series led by an outstanding Jewish educator. Choose from three meaningful topics; each program includes an off-site family learning experience.
Hamlin Garden Courtyard
Visit our new garden that will help 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.
Rhythms of the Jewish Calendar
Movement & Dance Workshop for Women
Join other women to explore Jewish mystical teachings through movement, music, free-style dance, art and journaling to deepen your spiritual practice in community. The workshop opens with teachings related to the Jewish calendar, then focuses on gently guided movement explorations. Options for drawing, journaling or resting to integrate the experience are provided. No previous experience with dance or Judaism is required. Registration suggested.
Instructor: Julie Emden directs the Embodied Learning Initiative at Jewish LearningWorks in San Francisco. She is a graduate of teaching certification programs in Dance Midrash from the Elat Chayyim Center for Jewish Spirituality and in Movement-based Expressive Arts Education and Therapy from Tamalpa Institute.
An Evening of Sacred Hebrew Chant
All are invited to enjoy an evening of sacred musical call-and-response chanting featuring the Beit Ayin Band (a local group specializing in Hebrew chant). Take part in this uplifting experience that brings clarity to the mind and expansiveness to the heart. No Hebrew knowledge required. Registration Suggested.
Kevah Family Learning Groups
Interested in learning more about Judaism in a relaxed atmosphere? Want to get connected with other Jewish families but not sure how? Join a Kevah Family Learning Group.
Life, It's Complicated: Jewish Perspectives
Drop in any Thursday morning at 10:30 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.
Lunch with Rabbi Lavey
Want to know what a 'shofar' is? Or if Jews believe in the zodiac? Come have lunch with our very own Rabbi Lavey Derby and ask him all the questions you ever had about Jews and Judaism. Bring a dairy brown bag lunch and your questions and enjoy an entertaining and informative lunchtime discussion.
Rabbi Lavey Derby is Director of Jewish Life at the PJCC. Pre-registration suggested.
Join us for lively discussions with various rabbis.