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Jeannie Solomon pjcc nutritionistNutrition Counselling

Jeannie Solomon is a certified nutrition and wellness coach who focuses on holistic nutrition and whole-body wellness, providing the guidance needed to pursue healthy, nutritious lifestyles.  Available by appointment.

Catch rare thought-provoking films and engage in lively discussions at the PJCC.

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Join other readers each month for discussions of Jewish themed books.

 

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Classes & Workshops for Adults | PJCC

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classes and workshops every month for all ages and interests.

Jewish Life Classes

Want to learn about Jewish culture? Increase your Yiddish vocabulary? Check out some of our Jewish education classes.

Weight Loss Your Way

Reset your habits in this motivating NEW 8 week program. Understand how to finally lose those extra pounds using a holistic and big picture approach. 

For more information contact Jeannie Solomon, PJCC Nutrition & Wellness Coach, at 650.378.2722.

happiness meditationThe Happiness Program

Introductory Seminars - FREE

Join us for a FREE, one-hour introductory seminars to learn about the powerful techniques that await you in our upcoming five-part workshop. Location: PJCC
Saturday, February 27 • 3:00 pm • Mind & Meditation
Monday, February 29 • 7:00 pm • Happiness, NOW!
Sunday, March 6 • 4:00 pm • Mind Matters

Five-Part Workshop

Learn Sudarshan Kriya (Healing Breath)--a powerful breathing technique--and low-impact yoga and meditation to reduce stress, improve relationship skills, and manage emotions effectively. Location: PJCC
Thursday, March 31 - Monday, April 4, 2016
Weeknights 6:30 - 9:30 pm | Weekends 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

$395

For more information or to register, visit Art of Living or email fostercity@us.artofliving.org.

Beginning Watercolors

Experience the fun and excitement in painting with watercolors. This class will focus on learning basic watercolor techniques such as washes, gradation, color mixing and blending. There will also be strong emphasis on design and composition of subject matter. Students will learn how to draw a pencil layout with accuracy and balance. During the classes, the instructor will give step-by-step demonstrations. Supplies provided for first class; instructor will then provide a supplies list. You can either bring your own, or use provided supplies for an additional materials fee ($7 per class, $35 for series). Instructor: Shirley Lim has been a watercolor artist since her teenage years. She worked as a graphic designer in New York, Toronto and San Francisco for over 15 years before becoming a watercolor painting instructor for children and adults in early 2009. For more information, visit her website at: www.limwatercolor.com. Registration Required.

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Bridge

Learn the current basics of bridge with an emphasis on bidding and play of the hand.

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Bridge: Supervised Play

Supervised play for all levels of bridge. No instruction provided but our expert bridge teacher is present for consultation on all hands. Instructor: Sandy Dennison is an experienced teacher who has taught the game privately and at local community centers since 1990. Registration required.

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Create, Mix & Mingle Paint Night for Adults

Create your own masterpiece painting! An art instructor will guide you step by step to create a featured painting. You will leave with a one-of-a-kind work of art that you'll be proud to display in your home! Price includes one glass of wine. Participants must be ages 21 and up. Registration required. Instructor: Create Mix & Mingle Staff

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Deconstruct the Passover Seder Plate Healthfully

It's time to give credit where it's do. Cheer on the gems of the seder plate that give us more than simply culinary symbolism to the Passover story -- they give us health. Join Certified Chef and Wellness Coach Jeannie Solomon as she uncovers the nutrition behind the seder plate foods and demonstrates healthy Passover fare. Join Jeannie again in June for a Shavuot cooking demonstration. Pre-register and attend to earn an easy 150 JCC Rewards points!

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Dementia Awareness: A Path for Families

A diagnosis of dementia can be overwhelming for families as they search for information, resources, and support. An esteemed panel of Bay Area experts will address: how to recognize the signs of dementia, understanding symptoms and behaviors, and accessing resources and support for caregivers. This program is offered in partnership with Seniors At Home, a program of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. Registration required.

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Expanding Your Photographic Skills: Photography as Art

In this four-session course, experienced members of the Peninsula Camera Club will take you beyond the basics to both challenge and assist your creative use of the photographic medium. Open to people of all ages who would like to expand their photographic horizons. Familiarity with basic camera operations a requirement. Registration required. PCC members please call 650.378.2703 to reserve your spot.

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Food for Thought: Carl Jung's "collective unconscious"

It's been 100 years since Jung published his work on the collective unconscious, often described as encompassing the soul of humanity at large, and archetypes. You've heard these words used in many discussions about psychology. Come hear how his theories have been used, explained and criticized. Joe Gurkoff is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in career counseling, executive coaching and caregiver counseling. He has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from USF.

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Food For Thought: Erik Erikson Examining the Stages of Life

Erikson's stage theory characterizes an individual advancing through 8 stages of psychosocial development from infancy to late adulthood. How every individual advances through each stage of life, from toilet training to parenthood, affects their behavior and life view. Joe Gurkoff is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in career counseling, executive coaching and caregiver counseling. He has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from USF. Registration suggested.

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Food For Thought: Exploring the Art of Cantorial Music

The rich cantorial tradition of Ashkenazi Jews played a large role in the lives of American Jews, with 78 rpm discs recorded by the great cantors selling in the hundreds of thousands. Jeremiah Lockwood, who trained under his grandfather, the celebrated Cantor Jacob Konigsberg, will present the history of chazones from its development in 19th century Europe to today. His presentation will include examples from classic recordings as well as his own performances. Jeremiah is currently working on a PhD at Stanford University where his research includes the oral transmission of cantorial music. Registration suggested.

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Food For Thought: June 20

An enriching and engaging lecture series presenting the best local authors, artists and educators. Spend the afternoon learning something new! Stay tuned for more information about this week's stimulating topic. Registration suggested.

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Food For Thought: May 16

An enriching and engaging lecture series presenting the best local authors, artists and educators. Spend the afternoon learning something new! Stay tuned for more information about this week's stimulating topic. Registration suggested.

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Food For Thought: Simple Meals for One or Two

Learn tips and tricks from Chef Amy Fothergill about how to make tasty, healthy meals. She will demonstrate how to make simple recipes using accessible ingredients and will discuss how other recipes can be adjusted for one or two people. Chef Amy Fothergill's background includes over 25 years of cooking experience with a degree from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration. She has authored the award winning gluten-free cookbook, 'The Warm Kitchen: Gluten-Free Recipes Anyone Can Make and Everyone Will Love' and writes a blog on family cooking. Registration suggested.

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Food For Thought: Stolpersteine: Stumbling Stones

In Germany and elsewhere in Europe, victims of the Nazis are being remembered with Stolpersteine - brass plates embedded in concrete that record the details of each victim whose last address was at that spot. A documentary film 'Stumbling Stones for My Family' screening and a 3-person panel discussion will explain this memorial plaque project. Panelists include Jacqueline Shelton-Miller and Howard Shattner, whose families were among those memorialized, and Stefan Schlueter, German Consul General of San Francisco, who will speak about the importance of remembering and the role of the German government in doing so. Registration suggested.

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Food For Thought: Why Do Jews Achieve So Much?

The Jewish people are an enigma to historians and social scientists who cannot quite fathom how a small group of people bound together by a religion can be so significant to the history of the world. Jews comprise 0.2 percent of the world's population yet have won a disproportionate number of Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, Kennedy Center Honors, and Academy Awards. Businessman-turned author, Stephen Pease's new book 'The Debate Over Jewish Achievement' asks the question, 'Why are the accomplishments of the Jews so out of proportion to their numbers in the population?' Come hear the suggestions that he has to offer. Registration suggested.

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Go Beyond Heavy Cream, Add a Dose of Health to Shavuot

Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day God gave the Torah to the nation of Israel and bestowed upon the Jewish people the dietary laws of keeping Kosher. On Shavuot it is customary to eat dairy meals. But that doesn't mean you have to load up your Shavuot menu with heavy dishes made solely of milk and cheese. Join Certified Chef and Wellness Coach Jeannie Solomon as she demonstrates how to stay true to the holiday without adding to your waistline. Pre-register and attend to earn an easy 150 JCC Rewards points!

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It's Your Turn Now: Life Style Planning for 50+

The best is yet to come! At 50 or better you've got 25-30 bonus years to step into the lifestyle or work you've always wanted. Continue in your existing work/career but find more time for other things in your life? Discover some entirely new career or volunteer work, but don't know what it is yet? Start planning now by joining a small group for an afternoon journeying down the road toward your dreams. Led by Betty Burr, gerontologist, mid-life coach and PJCC staffer, you'll build on all you've already done to start designing your 'post-career' lifestyle. Use a unique combination of cutting-edge analysis tools and collaborate with others to identify your true motivators.

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Jewish Book Discussion

Join other readers for a lively discussion of Jewish themed books on loan from the Jewish Community Library's Book Club in a Box. Facilitator Jim Van Buskirk, coordinator of Book Club in a Box, leads a lively and intelligent discussion each month. Registration suggested.

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Living Healthy Workshop

This 6-week workshop provides tools for living a healthy life. Weekly sessions offer practical techniques and support for your health and well-being. The classes provide the latest information and strategies for making healthy choices regarding nutrition (including mindfulness and food labels), physical activity, management of stress and pain, improving memory and preventing memory loss, boosting self-confidence and working effectively with healthcare providers. This workshop is offered in partnership with Sequoia Healthcare District as a free community service. Registration required.

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Mah Jongg Class for Beginners

This four session class for beginners teaches the basics of American style Mah Jongg. Basics to strategy will be covered. Fee includes current Mah Jongg. Pre-registration required. Attendance at first meeting is mandatory for this popular class. Space is limited. Call Rhonda Press at 650.378.2717 with questions. Instructor: Lisa Bernstein is an experienced and enthusiastic Mah Jongg teacher and player who will share her love of the game.

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Outside These Walls: Nature Hike

Meet new friends, experience the awe of being in nature and stay fit! Join Deborah Newbrun, a noted Jewish environmental educator, as she explores Jewish themes to help you learn about the Jewish roots of connecting to the land and nature. Stay tuned for the Peninsula-area hike location and directions. Earn 100 JCC Rewards points for pre-registering and attending. Registration required.

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Take A Breath: An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

Meditation is one of the most natural and rewarding of all human activities. It is an effective technique for stress reduction. It brings balance, rest and a growing inner peace, and contributes to physical, emotional and mental well- being. Meditation can also give us direct, intuitive experience of higher realities. Drawing on the experience of mindfulness and on insights of the Jewish spiritual path, we will give ourselves the gift of wellness through meditation.

This class is open to all, Jews and non-Jews alike, and includes simple and basic instructions in the practice of meditation.

Rabbi Lavey Derby has practiced meditation for over twenty years and has been teaching meditation for the past ten years.

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The Best in Cinema: Monday at the Movies

Avoid the crowds at the theater and catch a variety of rare, thought-provoking films here at the PJCC!

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