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.
Thursdays • FREE
April 3 - June 26
1:30 -2:30 pm
Reduce stress and improve your emotional well-being.
Weight Watchers @ PJCC
Weigh in: 5:15 - 5:45 pm
Meeting: 5:45 - 6:45 pm
Catch rare and interesting movies at these two PJCC movie programs.
Films of Jewish interest.
Rare, thought-provoking films.
Join our group that explores a different book each month.
Classes for Newborn to Age 4
Music Together • Pilates • Art • Gymnastics • Mom's Talk • Baby Sign Language • and more!
Do you have any questions about any classes, events or gatherings? If so, please contact one of the following representatives.
Adult & Older Adults Programs
- Phone: 650.378.2722
Classes & Workshops for Adults
At the PJCC, we offer classes and workshops every month for
all ages and interests.
Want to learn Hebrew? Increase your Yiddish vocabulary? Check out some of our Jewish education classes.
JVS Workshops at PJCC• Free
Visit www.jvs.org to register for one of the JVS North Peninsula workshops. For questions, call Jeanine Cowan at 415.577.8763.
It's Your Turn Now: Life Style Planning for 50+
May 4, 2014
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?
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.
Advanced Bone Health Basics: Get the Facts on Osteoporosis
Join Mehreen Khan, MD from Kaiser Permanente as she discusses prevention and follow-up strategies. What are the latest treatments? What medications and supplements work? What therapies are no longer effective?
This event, presented free of charge in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, is open to the entire community. Pre-registration recommended. Call either the PJCC at 650.212.7522 or Agnes Arzadon, MPH, at Kaiser Permanente, 650.299.4950.
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.
Learn the current basics of bridge with an emphasis on bidding and play of the hand.
Food For Thought: The Eichmann Trial in Jerusalem
It's been more than 50 years since the world was riveted on the trial of Eichmann, whom Hannah Arendt described as 'the banality of evil'. Oak Dowling will discuss the issues of this case with the aid of documentary films and the 2010 book by Deborah Lipstadt. Oak Dowling is a retired California attorney and a current law instructor at College of Marin and the Dominican University. Registration suggested.
Food For Thought: The Nuremberg Trial
Join Oak Dowling to explore the meeting of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson and Nazi leader Hermann Goering at the Nuremberg Trial. Watch an excerpt of the actual cross-examination from the documentary film of the trial 'Nuremberg, The Nazis Facing Their Crimes' (2006) and scenes from the film 'Judgment at Nuremberg' (1961). Oak Dowling is a retired California attorney and a current law instructor at College of Marin and the Dominican University. Registration suggested.
Food For Thought: The Russian Jewish Immigrant Story
Alan Fleishman's historical novel 'A Fine September Morning' tells a compelling story of one Jewish immigrant's determination to rescue his brother from the horrors of the Russian civil war, oppression and holocaust. Meet the author as he shares his multi-media presentation, which concentrates on the historical background that is the foundation of the novel. Alan Fleishman's father was born in the Ukraine amidst the worst of Russia's bloody 1905 anti-Jewish riots, which became the inspiration for his novels. Registration suggested.
Food For Thought: The Search for Looted Art
History has chronicled how the Nazis stole, looted and plundered Europe's art masterpieces. Some of this art has been rescued and repatriated to the rightful owners or their heirs, as more and more 'lost' treasures are continually discovered. Martha Mertz will narrate the history, the crimes, the rescue organizations and the restitution of some of these pieces of art. Speaker: Martha Mertz has been an art docent at the Cantor Arts Center for over 24 years. Registration suggested.
Helpful classes to get your garden planned, growing and producing.
Instructors: UCCE Master Gardeners are volunteers trained and certified by the University of California to provide community service and educational outreach that helps home gardeners and community organizations garden sustainably and create a healthy environment. Registration suggested.
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.
Let's Talk About It
Meet for lively discussions about topical events, led on alternate weeks by David Nigel and Jon Levinson. All opinions are welcome, creating a forum for stimulating and thought-provoking conversations. This is a drop-in group. No registration required.
Living Healthy Workshop
This 5-week workshop provides tools for living a healthy life. Weekly sessions offer practical techniques and support for making realistic lifestyle changes for health and well-being, addressing nutrition, physical activity, stress and pain management, and effective communication with healthcare providers. Participants will also develop personalized wellness plans. This class is offered in partnership with Sequoia Healthcare District as a free community service.This class is offered in partnership with Sequoia Healthcare District as a free community service.
Mah Jongg Class for Beginners
This four session class for beginners teaches the basics of American style Mah Jongg. Fee includes current Mah Jongg card. Pre-registration required. Space is limited. Call Rhonda Press at 650.378.2717 with questions. Instructor: Nancy Dubner is a passionate and enthusiastic Mah Jongg player and teacher.
Life can be stressful. Breathe in . . . breathe out. We'll do it together! Join Julie Forbes, Ph.D.and experience relaxation techniques to help you curtail the stress in your life. In this class, you'll enhance your mind, body and spirit and improve your work-life balance. Julie is professionally trained in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and currently teaches stress reduction programs at Kaiser Permanente.
This event, presented free of charge in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, is open to the entire community. Pre-registration is required. Call either the PJCC at 650.212.7522 or Agnes Arzadon, MPH, at Kaiser Permanente, 650.299.4950.
Pre-register and attend and earn 100 JCC Rewards points.
Outside These Walls: Nature Hike
Don't miss this opportunity to meet new friends, experience the awe of being in nature and stay fit! Join Deborah Newbrun, Bay Area Regional Director of Hazon and a noted Jewish environmental educator for nature hikes at local parks this spring. Carpooling advised.
Earn 100 JCC Rewards points by pre-registering and attending the hike!
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.
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!
Yoga and Wholeness With A Jewish Twist
Experience gentle, Iyengar-based yoga rooted in Jewish mystical teachings. Each week we will focus on a unique theme to enhance our asana practice as we connect all levels of being: mind, body, heart, and spirit. No previous yoga experience necessary. Some mats and props provided; bring your own if possible. Space is limited; pre-registration recommended. Instructor: Julie Emden directs the Embodied Jewish Learning Initiative at Jewish LearningWorks in San Francisco. She is a graduate of teaching certification programs in Iyengar-based yoga from the Yoga Room; in Yoga and Jewish Spirituality and in Dance Midrash from Elat Chayyim Center for Jewish Spirituality; and in Movement-based Expressive Arts from Tamalpa Institute.
The Embodied Learning Initiative is a program of Jewish LearningWorks, with support from the Joan and Robert Sinton Philanthropic Fund, the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment, Barbara and Christopher Wilson, The Opaline Fund, and Paul and Sheri Robbins.