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Israel at 70: A Year of Celebration

Israel is about to mark a milestone date: her 70th Year of Independence! Join us throughout the year in celebration of this momentous occasion.

Israel at 70 Events Presented By the PJCC


PJCC Art Gallery presents

BAMAKOM (in the Place)

Photographs of Israel Spanning Four Decades by Nino Herman

March 7 – May 23, 2018

Don’t miss this fascinating 40-year retrospective with subjects ranging from immigrant children to Israel’s Prime Minister.

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Happy Birthday Israel!

Thursday, April 19 ● 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Free! Join day-long festivities celebrating Israel@70! Sample delicious Israeli foods and enjoy traditional music and videos. At 3:30 pm: special for families—a puppet show (in Hebrew and English) featuring Mitz Petel.

Schedule of Events:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Sample a typical Israeli breakfast, listen to Israeli music, and learn about Israeli farming and gardening technologies.

12:00 – 2:00 pm: Enjoy falafel and hummus; learn about Israel’s contributions to the medical and high-tech industries.

2:00 – 3:30 pm: Join us for Israeli snacks and birthday cupcakes, learn basic Israeli dances and enjoy arts and crafts.

3:30– 4:00 pm: Prepare to laugh at our puppet show in Hebrew and English based on Mitz Petel (Raspberry Juice) – a classic Israeli children’s story.

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Federation and Sterling Bank & Trust/Seligman Family Foundation 
Jewish Community Federation

Sterling Bank and Trust /Seligman Family Foundation



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Yom Ha’Atzmaut Community Celebration 

Sunday, April 22 ● 11:00 am – 5:00 pm ● San Mateo County Event Center
Free for children ages 0–3 ● $10 Children ages 3-17 ● $12 Adults 18+
(Please note that this the correct date; the incorrect date was inadvertently listed in our brochure. Be sure to mark this correct day on your calendar)

Celebrate Israel’s Independence Day at this community-wide annual party! Enjoy live music, enticing food options, family activities, a fair featuring innovative organizations, plus much more.

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Monthly Movie Club Presents The Band’s Visit

Monday, April 23 ● 2:00 pm ● Board Room

This clever slice-of-life comedy follows eight Egyptian musicians who mistakenly arrive in a small town in Israel and overcome ethnic barriers through a pervading undercurrent of shared melancholy. After the movie, enjoy a discussion with special guest host, Cantor Doron Shapira of Peninsula Sinai Congregation.

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Fourth Annual North Peninsula Jewish Community Lag B’omer Celebration

Thursday, May 3 ● 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Join the festivities with DJ music, an awesome BMX show, a delicious kosher BBQ, archery, s’mores, bonfires, crafts, games, and more! Co-sponsored by Wornick Jewish Day School, Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Ha Bayit Yisraeli, Sinai Memorial Chapel, and ICC@JCC.

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PJCC Art Gallery Presents:
Stories of Courage and Resilience: IsraAID Global Humanitarian Aid Agency

November 30, 2018 – February 24, 2019
IsraAID provides lifesaving emergency relief for populations affected by natural disasters, epidemics and post-conflict situations.  This compelling exhibit captures the world of IsraAID: their response to emergencies and how they support local communities around the world—from crises and disasters to rehabilitation and recovery.


North Peninsula Jewish Community Israel Trip

December 23, 2018 – January 3, 2019
Walk along the ramparts of the Old City in Jerusalem. Ride camels Biblical-style through the desert. Hike historic Masada, float in the Dead Sea, and take part in an authentic archaelogical dig. Embrace once-in-a-lifetime moments touring the Yad Vashem memorial and experience Israel in heart, mind, and body. Tracks offered for first time and returning visitors, adults, and families with children 8+. Deadline to register is Thursday, March 1. To learn more or register, call 888.811.2812 ext. 1 (Mon-Fri) or visit daattravel.com/North-Peninsula-Jewish-Community-Explore-Israel.

Co-presented by the Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Peninsula Temple Beth El, Peninsula Temple Sholom, Peninsula Sinai Congregation, and Congregation Beth Jacob.