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
Oct. 2 - Dec. 18
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Reduce stress and improve your emotional well-being.
Catch rare and interesting movies at the PJCC.
Join our group that explores a different book each month.
Sunday, December 7 • 1:00 - 4:00 pm
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 | PJCC
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.
Weight Loss Your Way
Starting in January!
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.
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.
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.
Chinese Brush Painting
Discover Chinese Brush Painting an create your own piece of artwork, Instructor: Marina Wang
Food For Thought: Iconic San Francisco Dishes
From the Gold Rush to Today
San Francisco is associated with many famous dishes, from sourdough to Crab Louis, chop suey, Hangtown fry, Rice-A-Roni and the Mission burrito. Culinary historian Erica J. Peters reveals the facts behind the legends, and also uncovers iconic dishes we have now forgotten, such as Grizzly Bear Bacon, the Oyster Cocktail, Celery Victor, and California Salad. Peters is the author of 'San Francisco: A Food Biography.' She is also co-founder and director of the Culinary Historians of Northern California. Registration suggested.
Food For Thought: Jerusalem of Gold, Song That Made History
This popular and beloved song is also the first song written about Jerusalem since Israel's Independence. Come hear the behind-the-scenes story of how this song contains the whole range of Jewish history within it and how its words make a demand that cannot be ignored. Presenter: Dr. Nily Shiryon is an Israeli psychologist and educator who has worked in the field of education, both in Israel and the U.S. She was a producer and writer for Israeli and Jewish programming at KQED in San Francisco. Registration suggested.
Food For Thought: Psychotherapy's Jewish Roots
The Jewish heritage is filled with excellent material, concepts and messages that are conducive to good mental health. From the way one is to treat a human being, to issues of guilt, depression, anger and intimacy, all is contained within the Jewish heritage. You don't even have to be Jewish to enjoy and benefit from it. Presenter: Dr. Nily Shiryon is an Israeli psychologist and educator who has worked in the field of education, both in Israel and the U.S. Registration suggested.
Food For Thought: Sadie, Sadie, P.I. Lady
A Book Talk. A Book Signing. A Book Schmooze. If you've ever wondered how mystery writers find and develop their stories, come here Michelle Gabriel discuss how she used the 'what if . . .' theory to create her book. 'Sadie, Sadie P.I. Lady' is a murder mystery with a twist of humor, warmth and surprise, using the author's mother-in-law as a model. Michelle has been a professional writer for over 35 years, writing for both local and national publications. Registration suggested.
Food For Thought: The Trial and Execution of the Rosenbergs
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were American communists who were convicted and executed on June 19, 1953 for conspiracy to commit espionage, related to the passing of information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. This was the first execution of civilians for espionage in US history and remains controversial to this day. Back by popular demand, join Oak Dowling, a retired California attorney and current law instructor at College of Marin and the Dominican University, to review and discuss these issues with the aid of documentary films. Registration suggested.
Food For Thought: The Trial of the Father of the Atomic Bomb
J. Robert Oppenheimer's life and legacy are linked to America's most famous top secret project, The Manhattan Project. But after WWII, this brilliant scientist fell victim to Communist hysteria. Scenes from a 2009 biography present a revealing portrait of one of America's most influential scientists and will be contrasted with scenes from the satirical black comedy 'Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb'. Back by popular demand, join Oak Dowling, a retired California attorney and current law instructor at College of Marin and the Dominican University, to review and discuss these issues with the aid of documentary films. Registration suggested.
Introductory Photography Course
Wonder why your photos don't look the way you imagined? Interested in understanding how to use your SLR, Point-and-Shoot, Smart Phone, or Tablet camera more effectively?
In this five-session course, members of the Peninsula Camera Club who have placed in Advanced or Masters competition levels will present key photography topics to help you compose and execute better images, understand basic camera operations, and become familiar with photo editing software. Practice what you've learned on a field trip to a local site.
PCC members and referrals please call the Welcome Center at 650.378.2703 to register.
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.
Living Healthy Workshop
This 7-week workshop provides tools for living a healthy life. Weekly sessions offer practical techniques and support for feeling better and making the best choices for your health and well-being. The classes address nutrition (including healthy snacks), physical activity, stress and pain management, memory, 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.
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.
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.
Come see and taste what the 'Jerusalem' buzz is all about! Join PJCC Nutrition & Wellness Coach Jeannie Solomon for this three-part series as we spend time discussing and cooking from the award-winning 'Jerusalem: A Cookbook' by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. The classes will include conversation, recipe exchange, cooking demonstrations and samples. Each class will be unique, so you can take part in one or all of the sessions. Pre-registration required.
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 for Passover
Join us for a gentle, grounding Iyengar-based yoga and movement as we explore themes of freedom and spring, rooted in mystical teachings from the Jewish tradition. No previous experience with yoga or Judaism is required. Pre-registration required.
Instructor: Julie Emden directs the Embodied Learning Initiative at Jewish LearningWorks in San Francisco and is a graduate of teaching certification programs in lyengar-based yoga from the Yoga Room in Berkeley and in Yoga and Jewish Spirituality from Elat Chayyim Center for Jewish Spirituality.