Adult Groups and Gatherings

Virtual and In-Person Programs for Adults

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Virtual Program

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Ongoing Programs

Let’s Talk About It: Virtual Discussion Group
Mondays · 3:30-4:30 pm
Meet for a lively discussion about topical events. All opinions are welcome, creating a forum for stimulating and thought-provoking conversations led by David Nigel & Jon Levinson. Takes place via Zoom. Please register using this link.

Yiddish Club
Tuesdays • 11:00 am • Zoom
New! 1st and 3rd Thursdays • 10:30 am • At the PJCC
Increase your Yiddish vocabulary, learn about Yiddish culture, and make sure the mamaloshen lives! Yiddish speakers of all levels are welcome; fluency not required. Peer led.

If you are interested in joining the virtual group, please contact Jane Skinner (jskinner@pjcc.org) to get the Zoom link.

To attend the in-person group, registration is required. Sign up here.

Get Up and Go Virtual Social Hour for Older Adults
In partnership with Peninsula Temple Beth El’s Senior Friendship Club

Every Other Wednesday • 1:00-2:00 pm
Join us for Social Hour, an open forum to check in with each other and share personal updates. Once a month, we will have a special guest presentation, ranging from Jewish holidays to health and wellness. On alternate meeting dates, we will continue the tradition of “Showtime,” sharing personal items related to that week’s theme, as well as the Storywise activity, encouraging conversations to connect and discover the things we have in common. Any questions, please contact Jane Skinner.

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Upcoming Dates:
July 6: No Meeting
July 20: Special Guest
August 3: Showtime/Storywise
August 17: Special musical program with Marilyn Cooney, singer/pianist/songwriter
August 31: Showtime/Storywise
September 14: Special Guest TBD
September 28: Showtime/Storywise

Takes place via Zoom. Advance registration required.

Life: It’s Complicated
Thursdays • Weekly • 10:15-11:15 am
Join Rabbi Lavey for an ongoing discussion of Jewish topics and how Jewish wisdom can help us live a more meaningful life.
Note: all attendees must re-register to receive the Zoom information and password for future sessions. Please email Rabbi Lavey Derby to sign up.

Special Events & Programs

ClubKing/JCC Bridge Club Info Session
Monday, July 11 • 1:00 pm
Learn about the new online ClubKing Bridge School for JCCs in this free information session with experienced instructor Peter Steinberg. No partner needed. Info session is free and registrants get a free trial week and a discounted first month.

Registration required. Takes place via Zoom.

Wednesday, July 13 • 8:00 pm
In this online adaptation of the board game CODENAMES, spymasters will give one word clues to their teammates. Each team will have a volunteer “spymaster/clue giver” and assigned “operatives/guessers.” We’ll start the night with a brief review and then jump into play.

Registration required. Takes place via Zoom.

Beginning Drawing & Watercolors for Adults
Sundays, July 17–August 7 • 1:00–4:00 pm • $160 Center/Community; $185 Public
Fridays, July 22–August 19 (Note: No Class August 12) • 9:00 am–12:00 pm • $160 Center/Community; $185 Public
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 with the guidance of step-by-step demonstrations by the instructor. A small class size ensures that each student receives significant individual attention from the instructor, Shirley Lim.

Registration required. Sign up here.

Virtual Planetarium
Tuesday, July 19 • 1:30 pm
We can’t take the PJCC bus to Mars, but we can take in the majesty of the stars from your own home with in this virtual planetarium tour by the Museum of Flight. With knowledgeable educators and spectacular imagery, these live, interactive shows are the perfect way for stargazers of various levels to explore the night sky or take off and fly across the galaxy.

Registration required. Takes place via Zoom.

Sinai Memorial Info Session
Wednesday, July 27 • 1:00 pm

Cara Walden from Sinai Memorial will help answer questions about funeral and resting place planning, and Sinai in particular. This free session will cover:

Why plan in advance?
What in our Jewish tradition encourages advance planning?
Who is Sinai and what do they do?
What are the core things to think about when making an advance plan?

Registration required. Takes place via Zoom.

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