The PJCC Chai Society represents the leaders of our community. Our Dedicated Chai Society contributors make a significant personal impact. Together we are creating a Center that welcomes all, embracing diversity and building inclusive community.
If you are already among our Chai Society—Todah Rabah (thank you) for investing in the Vision of the PJCC!
If you are interested in learning more, please contact Shari Rubin-Rick on our development team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-378-2742.
Let us show you our appreciation for being part of our Chai Society!
Chai supporters enjoy:
• Special invitations to exclusive Chai events (see our calendar of upcoming events)
• Complimentary tickets to select Cultural Arts Performances and Jewish Life Speakers
• Recognition on our Website
Supporters at the $1,000 level will be invited to at least one Exclusive Chai Society event; $1,800+ and $3,600+ levels will receive invitations to additional events; $5,000 level and above will receive special recognition throughout the year.
The Chai Society includes gifts that are unrestricted or restricted gifts to specific programs at the PJCC each year.
Celebrate the seasons with us at the PJCC, with exclusive Chai events, and opportunities to enjoy complimentary tickets to select Cultural Arts performances and Jewish Life speakers. For more information or to inquire about ticket availability, please contact Shari Rubin-Rick at 650-378-2742.
Dinner and a Movie Short with Rabbi Lavey Derby
November/Early December 2019
Have we got an evening for you! It’s under wraps—but here are some hints: enjoy a gourmet dinner, munch on your favorite movie snacks, sip a glass of one of Rabbi Lavey’s favorite Scotches, and catch a short* film with Rabbi Lavey. Then we’ll engage in an intimate evening of thought-provoking conversation about the film’s Jewish themes. For Malachim Circle supporters ($1,800 and above).
Israel Forum featuring David Makovsky
Wednesday, December 11 · 7:30-9:00 pm · Wornick Day School Ulam Gadol
We invite all Chai society to join us as our guests for The Israel Forum featuring David Makovsky, the Ziegler distinguished fellow at The Washington Institute and director of the Project on Arab-Israel Relations.
Profiles in Leadership: What a New Israeli Government Must Learn from the Past
If you’re interested in tickets for the Israel forum, please let us know!
VIP Reception: Violins of Hope Opening Program Featuring Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein
Thursday, January 16, 2020 · 6:30-7:15 pm · PJCC
Join us for a VIP dinner reception held. Mingle with the father and son duo who restored the Violins of Hope. At 7:30 pm, North Peninsula Jewish Community scholar-in-residence Dr. Michael Berenbaum will interview the Weinsteins about their labor of love. For all Chai Supporters ($1,000 and above).
Exclusive Violins of Hope Musical Performance*
Enjoy dinner and a musical interlude, held at a private residence, and featuring an instrument from the Violins of Hope collection. For Hasidim Circle supporters ($3,600 and above).
Spring into Summer: Celebrate “Chai” at the PJCC
We want to celebrate YOU—our valued Chai leaders and supporters. Food, cocktails, and music will make this a special time to be together. All Chai supporters are invited to this fun-filled event. For all Chai Supporters ($1,000 and above).
*This program is part of Violins of Hope San Francisco Bay Area presented in association with Music at Kohn Mansion, Burlingame, CA.
Enjoy a taste of what the PJCC has to offer, with the opportunity to experience a concert or lecture of your choice throughout the year! Two tickets to the event of your choice will be offered to current Chai Society supporters annually, depending on availability. Please note that complimentary tickets are not available for every event.
Upcoming Performances and Lectures of Interest
Rob Reich Trio
Saturday, November 2 · 8:00–9:00 PM
Rob Reich Trio will perform an intimate set of Reich’s original music for clarinet, accordion, and upright bass.
Sandy Cressman and Homenagem Brasileira (Homage to Brazil)
Saturday, December 7 · 8:00–9:00 PM
Sandy Cressman’s Homenagem Brasileira embraces the diversity of Brazil’s musical traditions.
Stay tuned for more events—our Spring concert series will be announced soon!
Two tickets will be offered annually, to the event of your choice, depending on availability. To reserve your tickets, please contact Shari Rubin-Rick at 650-378-2742 or email@example.com.
Lorna Siepser, Chair