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Jewish Family Events and Programs

Explore the meaning and fun behind our favorite holidays, practice Jewish values through hands-on activities, and spend quality time with your family through meaningful Jewish experiences. All are welcome!

Yom Ha’atzmaut Story Time on Facebook Live
Thursday, April 15 • 4:00 pm
Giggle, move, groove & share a PJ Library story to celebrate Israel’s birthday with Jeni & her puppet friends. Takes place on the PJCC’s Facebook page.


Social Action Family Circle

Sundays, April 11, May 16, June 13, August 8, and September 26 • 4:30 – 5:30 pm
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Looking to make new friends and do good in the world? Join our new Social Action Family Circle! Connect with other Jewish families and work on monthly mitzvah (good deed) projects. We will start each session with Havdalah to say goodbye to Shabbat and then we will work on family-friendly service projects to support our community and while learning and hanging out together (virtually). To start, all activities requiring the group to meet will be done virtually. We ask that you are committed to this monthly group and attend all five sessions.

FAQs
What kind of projects will we do? Hands-on social action projects will be tailored to meet the interests and ages of children in each group. Projects may include baking challah for others, making sandwiches for family shelters, creating care packages for people in need, or beautifying natural spaces.

I’m not familiar with many Jewish rituals. Will my family feel included? Yes! The PJCC is an inclusive community that celebrates the strength of diversity. Jewish cultural and holiday activities will be a component of our programming. We believe that our celebration of the values of justice, repairing the world, and community are universal.

Will my family be in a group with children of similar ages? We understand that peer connections are important to families. We will do our best for children to be grouped together with others around the same age.

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Mazel Tov, Jeni!

Mazel Tov to Jeni Clancy, our Jewish Family Programs and Engagement Manager, who received the 2020 Helen Diller Family Award for Excellence in Jewish Education for her work in Early Childhood! Jeni manages inspiring programs for families, including Shababa (a weekly Shabbat celebration for families with young ones), The Nest (a gathering place for parents of 0 to 3 year olds), and special family celebrations around the Jewish holidays. In these unique times, Jeni has translated her programming into the virtual realm, with online programs designed to inspire, engage, and connect families with each other, as well as Jewish practices and traditions.

We also congratulate the other award winners: Efrat Simhi-Aloni in the Day School category; Lisa Bialkin in the Congregational and Supplementary category; and Isaac Zones in the Jewish Communal and Experiential category.


Program Cancellation Notification
Your health and safety is the PJCC’s highest priority.

Due to San Mateo County Department of Health order, we have cancelled in-person events for the current time.

Thank you for your understanding during this evolving situation.

We are currently in Stage One of our reopening plan. To learn more about this and future stages, please visit https://pjcc.org/reopen/

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