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)
Celebrate High Holidays
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Interfaith Couples Raising Children
Deciding on a religious identity for your child is often the hardest thing an interfaith couple faces. It's easy to get stuck, not knowing what to do. Come to one of these workshops or to all three and discover how you can get free and make a decision.
These workshops will be led by Dawn Kepler, Director of Building Jewish Bridges. Pre-registration is required.
This program is co-sponsored by Lehrhaus Judaica.
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.
The Celebrations of Diwali and Hannukah
Learn about these two 'Festivals of Light' and hear an analysis of events in India and Israel and how they impact the U.S. Afterwards, enjoy socializing and sampling traditional holiday foods from both cultures.