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!

We regularly offer programs that support your family’s connection to Jewish life and culture.


Lighting the World with Kindness
Sunday, December 10, 2023 • 3:00 – 5:00 pm • Free!

In this challenging time, let’s light the world with a day of kindness! Enjoy family activities including Israeli dance and Hanukkah Zumba, a bounce house, arts and crafts, PJ Library story time, and a photo booth. Of course, we’ll have plenty of latkes and jelly donuts to enjoy, and signature cocktails for those 21+. To close the event, we’ll light the hanukkiah and sing favorite Hanukkah songs as a community. Registration required; sign up today!

Supported by our campus partner Wornick Jewish Day School.

Shababa: Baby Play Group Inspired by Jewish Wisdom

Shababa is currently on a break. Watch for upcoming dates in our Jewish Life Newsletter. (Not already receiving the newsletter? Subscribe here to have your name added to the list!)

Programs with Jewish Baby Network

Enjoy these upcoming programs with our friends at Jewish Baby Network! Learn more about Jewish Baby Network on the Peninsula here.

Drop-In Play
Join JBN in Palo Alto or San Mateo at their fun, state-of-the-art, and stimulating playrooms for two hours of interactive play with your child. Drop-in Play Facilitators will be on hand to provide helpful tips and guidance. Drop-In Play centers are open to parents and caregivers with children five years and under. The playroom can accommodate 15 families at a time, so plan to arrive just before each session begins to ensure that you and your child can participate.

Locations, Dates, and Times:

Jewish Family and Children’s Services (2001 Winward Way, San Mateo)
Every Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 am —12:00 pm

Parents Place Palo Alto, Koret Family Resource Center (200 Channing Avenue, Palo Alto)
Every Monday and Wednesday • 10:00 am — 12:00 pm

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