The PjCC is proud to be a part of the Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood presenting educational and cultural programs that explore Jewish heritage, identity, and community. This initiative is co-funded by the Koret Foundation, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture and other Bay Area funders.
April 4 - June 30, 2013
The Invisible Phototagrapher
Photographs of Pre-State Israel that date back to 1924.
December 10-18, 2013
Enjoy the culture of Cuba, and help build a bridge of friendship between Jewish Cubans and our Bay Area Jewish community.
To learn more about this exciting trip, including itinerary and rates, contact Ariel Goldstein at 415.276.1506 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yoga & Wholeness
WITH A JEWISH TWIST
Experience the groundedness of a gentle Iyengar-based yoga series informed
with qualities that are needed in life (and in yoga) for openness, balance and
wholeness in the introductory workshop. We will focus on a unique quality to
enhance our asana practice as we learn mystical teachings about connecting all
levels of being - mind, body, heart, and spirit. No previous yoga experience
Space is limited; pre-registration recommended.
Wednesdays, April 10 - June 5 • 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Hamlin Garden Courtyard
Visit our new garden that will help fight hunger in San Mateo County by supplying food to InnVision Shelter Network.
Read about our Guiding Principles as seen on our pillar installation as well as the 5-foot Mezuzzah art piece.
For more information, please contact:
- Phone: 650.378.2743
Jewish Programs & Events
PJCC offers a variety of events throughout the year that offer a chance to meet new people and get involved in cultural activities.
Bay Area Community Talmud Circle
Sundays 2012/2013: October 14, November 4, December 9,
January 6, February 3, March 3 April 14, April 28, June 2
First Year Class: 9:00 - 11:00 am
Second Year Class: 10:30 - 12:30 (first 45 minutes students study in pairs)
Conference Room A
To apply and for more information, please visit www.lehrhaus.org.
The class will be taught by Rabbi Lavey Derby, the Director of Jewish Life at the PJCC, who has been teaching Talmud and other Jewish texts for over 30 years.
Jewish Book Discussion
Join our group that explores a different book each month.
Lunch with Rabbi Lavey
Want to know what a 'shofar' is? Or if Jews believe in the zodiac? Come have lunch with our very own Rabbi Lavey Derby and ask him all the questions you ever had about Jews and Judaism. Bring a dairy brown bag lunch and your questions and enjoy an entertaining and informative lunchtime discussion.
Rabbi Lavey Derby is Director of Jewish Life at the PJCC. Pre-registration suggested.
Rabbis Roundtable:The Story of Jonah
Read on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), the much-beloved Book of Jonah tells the story of a recalcitrant prophet who must learn lessons of forgiveness and compassion. Four senior spiritual leaders of the North Peninsula will engage in a discussion moderated by Rabbi Lavey Derby on the meaning and relevance of this well-known Biblical story. In the course of the conversation they will share their personal beliefs about God, human nature and the power of forgiveness. Reservations recommended.
Participants will include Rabbi Dennis Eisner of Peninsula Temple Beth El, Rabbi Nat Ezray of Congregation Beth Jacob, Rabbi Daniel Feder of Peninsula Temple Sholom and Rabbi Corey Helfand of Peninsula Sinai Congregation.