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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.

Thursdays • FREE
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Reduce stress and improve your emotional well-being.

The Best in Cinema: Monday at the Movies

Catch rare and interesting movies at the PJCC.

book clubJewish Book Club

Join our group that explores a different book each month.

 

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watercolor classes

classes and workshops every month for all ages and interests.

Jewish Life Classes

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

weight lossWeight 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.

Art of Living

Peninsula Jewish Community Center and the Art of Living Foundation present
Art of Living: The Happiness Program

Introductory Seminars - FREE :
Learn about the powerful techniques that await you in an upcoming five-part workshop.
Saturday, September 5 • 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Thursday, September 10 • 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 12 • 4:00 – 5:00 pm

5-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.
Thursday – Monday, September 17 – 21, 2015
Weeknights: 6:30 – 9:30 pm • Weekends: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Board Room
$395 M/P

Add Health -Not Grease- to Your Hanukkah Menu

Take three Jewish holidays steeped with tradition, add a cup full of education and nutrition, and you get holiday recipes that will leave you feeling healthy and satisfied without any Jewish guilt! Join Certified Chef and Wellness Coach Jeannie Solomon as she explores the healthier side of Hanukkah foods. Set aside your flask of oil and the notion that Chanukah foods must be glistening with grease. Learn how a little oil goes a long way when it comes to fulfilling the holiday's tradition while staying true to your health.

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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.

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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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Caring For Those You Care About

Being an Effective Healthcare Advocate for Yourself and Others - Do you need help making sense of the healthcare system? Learn how to assess and prioritize needs, how to effectively communicate with the healthcare system, and how to create a meaningful healthcare directive. Speakers: Redwing Keyssar, RN, BA Director of Palliative Care for Seniors At Home; and Gwen Harris, MA, CMC, FT Care Manager for Seniors At Home.This workshop is offered in partnership with Seniors At Home, a division of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. Registration required.

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Chinese Brush Painting 101

Discover your artistic talent and explore a new medium! In this 8-week series, learn about the similarities and differences between Chinese brush painting and Western painting. Learn about Chinese painting materials, how to load brushes with ink and colors, and how to create different brush strokes and ink values. Step-by-step demonstrations will guide you to create a successful piece of art. Suitable for beginners or intermediate students. A $15 material fee is payable to the instructor for paper. Materials list will be provided for additional supplies. Instructor: Marina Wang grew up in China and received her Chinese Brush Painting training there. She is now a teaching artist in the Bay Area, mainly teaching Chinese Brush Painting to adults and children at museums, schools and community centers.

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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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Eating Mindfully During the Holiday Season

At most holiday celebrations, food is abundant. Learn to transform you relationship with food using mindfulness as an approach. Whether you have issues with food/weight or just want to have a more healthy, satisfying and pleasurable experience with eating, this presentation will help you enjoy the holiday season with greater balance. Julie Forbes, Ph.D. is professionally trained in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and currently teaches stress reduction program with Kaiser Permanente. This event, presented free of charge in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, is open to the entire community. Pre-registration is required; earn 150 JCC Rewards points for pre-registering and attending. Call either the PJCC at 650.212.7522 or Agnes Arzadon, MPH, at Kaiser Permanente, 650.299.4950.

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Family Walk at Hidden Villa: Torah and the Trees

Meet new friends, experience nature through a Jewish lens, and enjoy time with your family! Join Deborah Newbrun, a noted Jewish environmental educator and former Summer Camp Director, at Hidden Villa for a 1.25 hike on the Short Bunny Loop. Why is the Torah called the Tree of Life? Explore that question while learning about trees and playing games in the forest. Walk through the woods and beside a creek, and have fun celebrating all trees have to offer us.
This hike is good for children who can walk for an hour. Suggested ages: 5-9 years. Small children in backpack carriers are welcome. Pack a picnic lunch and water; wear layers and sunscreen.

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Food for Thought: A Call Back to Duty

Dr. Nikolaj Wolfson, a San Francisco trauma surgeon, found himself on the Gaza border treating Israeli soldiers wounded in Operation Protective Edge as a volunteer medical officer in the IDF medical corps. Emigrating from Belarus as a teenager in the 1970's, Dr. Wolfson graduated from the school of medicine at Tel Aviv University and served in the Israel Defense Forces for 4 years. Although he left Israel in 1986 for the US, he felt the Gaza war was his turn to serve again by giving medical aid to the IDF soldiers. Come hear about military operations in difficult and dangerous places, and learn about the experience of many IDF soldiers who fight to ensure that Israel is safe and will be there for all Jews. Registration suggested.

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Food for Thought: Collaboration Between Artists and Composer

David Garner, composer-in-residence for the Jewish Music and Poetry Project, has recently completed a commission to write four song-cycles for the ensemble, using poetry by four different Holocaust-era woman poets. The musicians of the JMPP and Garner will discuss the ins and outs of commissioning and collaborating new works, including: the joys, pitfalls, and caveats of writing for specific artists and of commissioning a composer; how artists and composers choose a poet, then which poems to set, and some of the stumbling blocks; how artists choose a composer to work with and vice versa. The open conversation will include live music samples.

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Food for Thought: December 7

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: Germans and Jews and 1963

Alan Fleishman's new historical novel is set in post-World War II Germany amidst the tense moments of the Cold War. Eli Schneider, a young Jewish-American army officer hates Germans and then falls in love with one. The novel explores the extent of German atonement for the Holocaust and the limits of Jewish forgiveness. Fleishman authored three novels after a career as a businessman. He served in a tank battalion in Germany at the height of the Cold War, which provided grist for his newest novel. Registration suggested.

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Food for Thought: November 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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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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Makeup Tutorial: Getting the Perfect Look

Learn makeup tips with step by step instructions on applying makeup. This class is great for beginners or experts who want a refresher on skin care and makeup application. Each participant will take home samples to practice their new skills! Participants should bring their own makeup (foundation, concealer, blush, eye shadow, eyeliner and mascara). Registration Required. Instructor: Maya Ismaiel. Maya Ismaiel learned all of her makeup tricks and techniques working for Bobbi Brown cosmetics.

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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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