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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 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.

Prostate Information Forum

This support group is to give members an opportunity to learn more about prostate cancer information including treatments, websites, etc. Open to men of all ages and their families and close friends who want to learn more about prostate health. This FREE monthly group meeting features education and at times guest speakers in supportive, convenient, comfortable environment.

DATES: First Tuesday of every month

TIME: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

LOCATION: Sequoia Hospital, Health & Wellness Center, 749 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94063

For more information, please call (650) 367-5998. You can also visit and click on “Classes & Events,” and then select the
Prostate Information Forum from the list of support groups. (You may also visit this direct link for registration.)

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: Registration Required.

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

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Bridge: Supervised Play - Sharpen Your Game

Open to students of all levels who have basic knowledge of the game of bridge. ACBL teacher Carol Knowles will be on hand to answer all your questions regarding bidding, play, defense, and scoring while supervising actual play. Pre-registration required.

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Food For Thought: Dancing Among The Tombstones

Come hear Ellen Malin Six's journey from the south side of Chicago to Lithuania, a place that she knew only from her mother's bedtime stories. Five years after the country had reclaimed its freedom from the Communists, she found herself in a cemetery searching for markers of her heritage. Come hear about the importance of heritage and the sharing of family stories and traditions. Ellen has a Doctor in Ministry degree from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, teaches courses in Religion and Women's Spirituality, and has been published in local anthologies. Registration suggested.

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Food For Thought: The Summer of Love Experience

Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll
Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the adventurous and colorful counterculture that blossomed during the San Francisco summer of 1967. Artists, activists, writers and musicians converged on Haight-Ashbury with hopes of creating a new social paradigm. By 1967 the neighborhood would attract as many as 100,000 young people from all over the nation. The period was marked by groundbreaking developments in art, fashion, music and politics. This program is presented by Ellen Harden, a docent with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. An exhibition of the same name is running from April through August at the de Young Museum. Registration suggested.

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Food For Thought: Whose Story Is It?

Deconstructing and Reconstructing Jewish Narratives

When teaching about Jews and Judaism, which voices are included and which ones are left out? Do we reinforce dominant perspectives? Do we make sure to include those on the margins? Do we aim to give students answers or leave them with questions? Aaron Hahn Tapper teaches at the University of San Francisco where he is the Chair of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies and Director of the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice. He is author of the recently published 'Judaism: A Twenty-First Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities.' 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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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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