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)
The PJCC Art Gallery presentS world class art exhibits throughout the year.
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.
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
PJCC offers a variety of events throughout the year that offer a chance to meet new people and get involved in cultural activities.
Rabbi Wayne Dosick
January 28 - February 10, 2016
Don't miss this mystical educator, writer, and spiritual guide!
Author of Golden Rules, Dancing with God, Living Judaism, When Life Hurts, 20 Minute Kabbalah, & more.
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!
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.
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.
Join our group that explores a different book each month.
2nd Annual North Peninsula Lag B'Omer Celebration
Celebrate Lag B'Omer with us! Activities include: Sports & Games, Archery, Arts & Crafts, Live Music, Kosher BBQ Dinner, S'mores and a Bonfire.
Registration required. Register by May 18 to enjoy early bird rates! Fees increase by $2 per person (family rate increases to $48) starting on May 19.
Co-sponsored by: PJCC, Wornick Jewish Day School, Peninsula Temple Beth El, Congregation Beth Jacob, Peninsula Temple Sholom, Peninsula Sinai Congregation
Complicated Lives of Biblical Women
In this 4-part series, each week the class will examine and develop a deeper understanding of a female Torah character. Through text study, rabbinic interpretations, fine art and music samples, participants will gain knowledge and insight into these often underexplored matriarchs.
May 18: Tamar
May 25: Yiftach's Daughter
June 1: Hannah
June 8: Ruth
This participatory course will be team led by Rabbi Lavey Derby, PJCC Director of Jewish Life and Shir Kohavi, PhD Candidate in History of Art and Jewish Cultural Studies University of Leeds, UK
Curriculum developed by Girls in Trouble
Family Do It Yourself Purim Carnival
It's a whole Megillah of fun! Create your own Purim Carnival from cardboard just like Caine's arcade. Work together with your family as you construct fun carnival games like Whack-a-Haman, Hamentaschen Toss, and anything else your family can imagine! Don't forget to visit our food truck for a Pizza Bar dinner. Registration Required.
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: Meghan Orth, Garden Manager
Life, It's Complicated: Jewish Perspectives
Drop in any Thursday morning at 10:30am 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.
Sacred Wholeness: A Jewish Wellness Retreat
Sample our many nurturing Jewish Wellness offerings. Meditation, yoga, dance, nutrition, and more -- something for everyone. Keynote by Rabbi Rex Perlmeter, Founding Director of the Jewish Wellness Center of North Jersey. Don't miss this opportunity to take care of yourself. Registration Required.
Offered in partnership with Jewish learning Works.
The God Revolution: The Real Name of God
Rabbi Dosick will speak to us about his revolutionary discovery of the real Name of the Bible's Whole, Complete God that has been hiding in plain sight all these years. He will answer the age-old question, 'When we go to pray, to whom are we speaking? When we read Torah, where do we find the God of 'abiding love' rather than the God who is a 'man of war?' And when we seek God, whom do we find?'
Join Rabbi Dosick as he takes us on a journey of mind and spirit that can bring each one of us into a deep, personal, intimate, loving relationship with God. Pre-registration is suggested.
2016 visiting scholar-in-residence Rabbi Warne Dosick is an inspiring Jewish Renewal educator, writer and spiritual guide who teaches about faith and spirit, ethical values, and life transformations. Called 'a spiritual master for our time' Rabbi Dosick is the best-selling award winning author of nine books including 'The Real Name of God: Embracing the Full Essence of the Divine.'
Yom Ha'Atzmaut Celebration
Don't miss our joyous and fun celebration of Israel's 68th Independence Day. We'll have crafts and art projects for children and families, Independence Day treats and a fascinating presentation of photographs of Israeli life by renowned black-and-white photographer Paul Margolis from 4-5pm.