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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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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.

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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

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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.

sholar in residence2015 Scholar-in-Residence Lectures

See video of one of the most sought after commentators on Israeli society, politics, and religion.


Teacher Training For Certified Yoga Instructors
(RYT 200)

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.

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garden family activitiesJoin a Family Learning Group

Meet with other families to have a casual Jewish family learning experience.

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Justice Garden PJCCJustice Garden

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!

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.

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Jewish Book Discussion

Join our group that explores a different book each month.

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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.

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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! 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

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Jewish Wisdom Promotes Wellness

Learn how Judaism's wisdom teachings and practices support us to live flourishing, resourced, integrated resilient lives with a joyful sense of balance and well-being. Judaism encourages us to cultivate qualities such as gratitude that enhance our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.
Rabbi Rex Perlmeter is the founder of the Jewish Wellness Center of New Jersey, a holistic program designed to help individuals strive for wholeness of body, heart, mind and soul.

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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.

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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 of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties and the Jewish Community 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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