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  • 9/30/2016

TGIS

Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat

TGIS

The Oshman Family JCC welcomes Shabbat every Friday, bringing the community together with an array of activities including coffee, Challah for sale, food trucks, Family Center Friday play, a bouncy house and more.

 

 

  • 9/30/2016 6:45 AM - 7:40 AM

Bootcamp: AM Session I

July/August/September Sessions

Bootcamp: AM Session I
Connect with United States Marine James Ward for a dynamic workout that will get you in the best shape of your life. The workouts are patterned after Marine Corps fitness, sport-specific drills and circuit training. 
  • 9/30/2016 9:30 AM - 10:25 AM

Bootcamp: AM Session II

July/August/September Sessions

Bootcamp: AM Session II
Connect with United States Marine James Ward for a dynamic workout that will get you in the best shape of your life. The workouts are patterned after Marine Corps fitness, sport-specific drills and circuit training. 
  • 9/30/2016 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Family Center Playtime

Family Center Playtime
Families are welcome to create, connect and play in our engaging Family Center. Arts and crafts will be offered in the Jessica Lynn Saal Town Square. On Fridays, there will also be a bouncy house.
  • 9/30/2016 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Yad l' Shabbat

Yad l' Shabbat

This playgroup environment focuses on bringing the spirit of Shabbat into the classroom. Sessions feature Shabbat songs and unique art projects and activities inspired by Jewish values.

Join us each class as we celebrate Shabbat including candle-lighting, grape juice and yummy Challah!

  • 9/30/2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Baby Play Space

Baby Play Space
Come play at the J! Once a week, bring your little one to enjoy free-play time at our beautiful facility and make new friends in a child-friendly environment.

Refreshments will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own nut-free/meat-free breakfast. 

  • 9/30/2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Food Trucks

Food Trucks
Join us every week for Food Truck Friday. A different food truck will visit the OFJCC campus each Friday from 11:00 AM–2:00 PM.
  • 9/30/2016 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Fun Fridays

Fun Fridays
Families are welcome to create, connect and play in our engaging Family Center. Arts and crafts will be offered in the Jessica Lynn Saal Town Square. On Fridays, there will also be a bouncy house.

  • 9/30/2016 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Ages 3-4

2016 Fall Session

Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Ages 3-4

NEW SESSION ADDED!

Ages 3–4 will be introduced to rhythm and melodic lines through active listening, singing and movement. The classes are an ideal complement and introduction to instrumental lessons; research shows this helps evolve concentration, creativity and team work. Social skills develop in a group, building confidence while maintaining individuality. The instructor accompanies each class with live piano music. 

 

 

  • 9/30/2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Friday Night Basketball Clinic

Friday Night Basketball Clinic
Whether you’re a newcomer wanting to learn the game of basketball, or a seasoned athlete looking to fine-tune your skills, we can help. For all skill levels grades 6-9.   

  • 10/1/2016 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Total Body Circuit Training

October/November

Total Body Circuit Training
Using a creative blend of strength, core and aerobic exercise, Personal Trainer Delmar Hayman will boost the strength and conditioning of each class participant. The circuits prescribed are designed to be fast-paced and time-efficient; the perfect combination for those seeking a full body workout prior to starting the day or during a lunch break. All fitness levels are welcomed and encouraged to join.  
  • 10/1/2016 9:30 AM - 10:25 AM

Women on Weights—Weekend Session

October/November Sessions

Women on Weights—Weekend Session

This women’s-only program is designed to target multiple muscle groups at once so you can build lean muscle, rev up your heart rate and burn tons of calories in a short amount of time.

Best of all, you will fire up your metabolism and continue to burn calories 24-48 hours after your workout is over.

  • 10/1/2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Rosh Hashanah: Tashlich for Families

In Hebrew

Rosh Hashanah: Tashlich for Families

מנהג עתיק הוא להתכנס בראש השנה ליד מקור מים, ובו ״להשליך״ את החטאים שצברנו במהלך השנה. אנו מזמינים אתכם לערוך יחד איתנו טקס "תשליך" עכשווי ואקולוגי ברוח של יהדות כתרבות, שבו במקום ׳להשליך׳ ננסה ׳למחזר׳.

The ancient custom of "Tashlich" is reshaped into a fun, relevant and environmentally-friendly event. Join us for an arts and crafts session, community singing and delicious apples and honey.

  • 10/1/2016 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Youth Basketball Development League

Youth Basketball Development League
Teach1Sports hosts a weekly Basketball Skills Clinic/League at the Oshman Family JCC every Saturday for boys and girls in grades K-8. Sessions focus on individual athletic needs including shooting, dribbling, core development, footwork, endurance and game play.
  • 10/1/2016 3:00 PM - 3:55 PM

Swim and Train

Swim and Train
Join Specialized Trainer and Swim Coach Anthony Uriarte for a 55-minute workout that incorporates a ten-minute stretch and swim warm-up followed by 45 minutes of circuits combining swim sets and dry land strength and core training.
  • 10/1/2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

College Bowl

For Russian-Speaking Adults

College Bowl

In Russian: Meet new friends and play an intellectual team game with young and not-so-young adults!

This game provides an opportunity to increase your IQ, sharpen your reactions, learn to make decisions in a very short period of time and build your own group of intelligent friends.

  • 10/1/2016 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Pianist Laura Magnani

Piano Soloist

Pianist Laura Magnani
Please join us for a spectacular evening with world-renown concert pianist Laura Magnani, playing selections from Liszt, Schumann and Chopin.
  • 10/2/2016 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Basketball Shooting Machine Training

Basketball Shooting Machine Training

Are you looking to improve your basketball shot? 

The OFJCC now offers a shooting machine that will catch your rebounds and pass the ball so you spend more time practicing your shot and less time running after loose balls.

This is one of the most effective and efficient tools used to help build muscle memory as the repetition helps you to see what you are doing wrong.  

  • 10/2/2016 2:15 PM - 4:25 PM

Coed Basketball League

Coed Basketball League
Got Game? Join the OFJCC’s fun and competitive adult basketball league.
 
Come as an individual or group up with friends, coworkers and family to create your own team! 
  • 10/2/2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Иксусство общения

The Art of Communication (In Russian)

Иксусство общения
Действительно ли истина рождается в споре?
Нужна ли правда, ведущая к разногласиям?

Что важнее: быть правым или сохранить хорошие отношения?

To communicate correctly is an art.
The ability to debate decently is the heritage of ancient spiritual traditions.
Wisdom is the ability to hear and to understand an interlocutor.
Learn how to achieve this at “Art of Communication.”

  • 10/3/2016 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Rosh Hashanah in the Park

Rosh Hashanah in the Park

This event is full.

Celebrate the Jewish New Year in nature at Hidden Villa with a potluck picnic, activities for children and adults and connecting to the meaning of the holiday.

  • 10/4/2016 6:00 AM - 6:45 AM

Total Body Circuit Training

October/November

Total Body Circuit Training
Using a creative blend of strength, core and aerobic exercise, Personal Trainer Delmar Hayman will boost the strength and conditioning of each class participant. The circuits prescribed are designed to be fast-paced and time-efficient; the perfect combination for those seeking a full body workout prior to starting the day or during a lunch break. All fitness levels are welcomed and encouraged to join.  
  • 10/4/2016 9:00 AM - 9:55 AM

Women on Weights—AM Session

October/November Sessions

Women on Weights—AM Session

This women’s-only program is designed to target multiple muscle groups at once so you can build lean muscle, rev up your heart rate and burn tons of calories in a short amount of time.

Best of all, you will fire up your metabolism and continue to burn calories 24-48 hours after your workout is over.

  • 10/4/2016 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Living Strong Living Well

Living Strong Living Well
A 12-week small group training program designed for adult cancer survivors who have recently become de-conditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment and/or disease. Our goal is to help patients build muscle mass and muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve functional ability.
  • 10/4/2016 4:00 PM - 4:55 PM

YouthFit

YouthFit
A fun sports, recreation and fitness program for kids 10–13 years old.

Personal trainers will engage children in exciting activities that will increase their speed, agility, strength, confidence and healthy habits.


  • 10/4/2016 6:30 PM - 7:25 PM

Bootcamp: PM Session

October/November Sessions

Bootcamp: PM Session
Connect with United States Marine James Ward for a dynamic workout that will get you in the best shape of your life. The workouts are patterned after Marine Corps fitness, sport specific drills and circuit training. 
  • 10/4/2016 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Chavruta for Rosh Hashanah - In Hebrew

בית מדרש אלול: שלושה מפגשי חברותא לקראת ראש השנה

Chavruta for Rosh Hashanah - In Hebrew

מנהג עתיק הוא להתכנס בראש השנה ליד מקור מים, ובו ״להשליך״ את החטאים שצברנו במהלך השנה. אנו מזמינים אתכם לערוך יחד איתנו טקס "תשליך" עכשווי ואקולוגי ברוח של יהדות כתרבות, שבו במקום ׳להשליך׳ ננסה ׳למחזר׳.

The ancient custom of "Tashlich" is reshaped into a fun, relevant and environmentally-friendly event. Join us for an arts and crafts session, community singing and delicious apples and honey.

  • 10/4/2016 8:00 PM

Big Band Jazz Ensemble Class

Big Band Jazz Ensemble Class
Experience the American big band jazz tradition playing in a jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Jeff Sanford, participants need to be able to read music and be relatively proficient on their instrument.
  • 10/4/2016 8:15 PM - 9:30 PM

Goju Ryu Karate

Goju Ryu Karate
Goju Ryu (Japanese for "hard-soft style") Karate incorporates tactics executed at close range. Mind, body and spirit are fundamental to the highly effective self-defense system of Goju Ryu, which is taught by Desmond Tuck, a Japan-graded 7th Degree black belt.
  • 10/5/2016 6:45 AM - 7:40 AM

Bootcamp: AM Session I

October/November Sessions

Bootcamp: AM Session I
Connect with United States Marine James Ward for a dynamic workout that will get you in the best shape of your life. The workouts are patterned after Marine Corps fitness, sport specific drills and circuit training. 
  • 10/5/2016 9:30 AM - 10:25 AM

Bootcamp: AM Session II

October/November Sessions

Bootcamp: AM Session II
Connect with United States Marine James Ward for a dynamic workout that will get you in the best shape of your life. The workouts are patterned after Marine Corps fitness, sport specific drills and circuit training. 
  • 10/5/2016 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Yad b'Yad Swim and Gym: Fall Session

Yad b'Yad Swim and Gym: Fall Session

Everything you love about the warm and loving Yad b'Yad program… now with splashing, climbing and even more dancing!

  • 10/5/2016 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Yad b'Yad (Fall 2016 at Beth Am)

OFJCC Leslie Family Preschool Beth Am Campus

Yad b'Yad (Fall 2016 at Beth Am)

Our engaging Yad b’ Yad parent participation program is a cornerstone for new and returning families to Beth Am.

The program provides a safe, warm, loving and welcoming environment—a second home for children and parents. It is designed to encourage friendships and develop a community rooted in Jewish values.



  • 10/5/2016 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Mommy and Me—Arts and Crafts in Russian

For Russian-speaking young families

Mommy and Me—Arts and Crafts in Russian

Join us for interactive art and craft class for 3- to 5-year-olds. Parent or guardian participation is required.  

Если вы и ваши детки любите мастерить поделки, лепить, рисовать и просто фантазировать—добро пожаловать на наши уроки творчества!





  • 10/5/2016 12:30 PM - 1:25 PM

Kettlebell Classics Training

Kettlebell Classics Training
Kettlebells are some of the most powerful tools for improving your fitness and physique. They combine strength training, mobility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. As a result, you spend less time working out, yet get extraordinary results. 
  • 10/5/2016 2:00 PM - 2:55 PM

Swim and Train

Swim and Train
Join Specialized Trainer and Swim Coach Anthony Uriarte for a 55-minute workout that incorporates a ten-minute stretch and swim warm-up followed by 45-minutes of circuits combining swim sets and dry land strength and core training.
  • 10/5/2016 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Rosh Hashanah Tea Party

For Russian-Speaking Seniors

Rosh Hashanah Tea Party

This event has been cancelled.

In Russian: Join us for a Rosh Hashanah tea party and pastry competition. Bake your favorite dessert to share with other guests.

  • 10/5/2016 4:00 PM - 4:55 PM

Teen Fit

Group Personal Training for teens 14-17 years of age

Teen Fit
Help your teen learn proper weight lifting form and technique, gym etiquette, SMART goal setting and how to reach these goals safely and effectively. The Teen Fit coach will encourage healthy behaviors that lead to lifelong habits and well-being.

 

  • 10/5/2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Coding Crusaders

JCC Afternoons Program—2016 Fall Session

Coding Crusaders

Students new to Scratch—a tool many schools use to teach coding to kids—will learn how to use the program and create some fun projects. Those already familiar with the programming tool will create their own games. Kids will also learn what the Internet actually is, as well as some history of computers. Not eligible for free class.

  • 10/5/2016 6:00 PM - 6:55 PM

Women on Weights—PM Session

October/November Sessions

Women on Weights—PM Session

This women’s-only program is designed to target multiple muscle groups at once so you can build lean muscle, rev up your heart rate and burn tons of calories in a short amount of time.

Best of all, you will fire up your metabolism and continue to burn calories 24-48 hours after your workout is over.

  • 10/5/2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Kabbalah Campus

For Russian Speakers

Kabbalah Campus
If you're looking to expand your spiritual horizons, join our Kabbalah Campus. No previous Kabbalah knowledge required.
  • 10/6/2016 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Yad b'Yad (Fall 2016 in Palo Alto)

OFJCC Leslie Family Preschool Palo Alto Campus

Yad b'Yad (Fall 2016 in Palo Alto)

Our engaging Yad b’ Yad parent participation program is a cornerstone for new and returning families to the OFJCC.

The program provides a safe, warm, loving and welcoming environment—a second home for children and parents. It is designed to encourage friendships and develop a community rooted in Jewish values.



  • 10/6/2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Growing with Your Child

Growing with Your Child

אמהות צומחות עם ילדים
קבוצת "אמהות צומחות עם ילדים" מיועדת לאמהות לתינוקות/ילדים בני 6-18 חודשים (זוחלים ואילך) ומתקיימת אחת לשבוע בחדר בטיחותי, על פופים נוחים, עם כיבוד וקפה, באוירה כייפית ומזמינת שיחה. נדבר, נחלוק, נתייעץ ונהיה ביחד תוך כדי התייחסות לילדים ולצרכיהם, כמו בחיים
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As your little baby makes its first steps, stands up, and develops like a sprout, new questions come to your mind and new challenges replace yesterday’s. 

  • 10/6/2016 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Chess Champions

JCC Afternoons Program—2016 Fall Session

Chess Champions

Experience the ageless classic that has lasted for thousands of years. Chess, a game of cunning, strategy and tactics, has been pushing the limits of human memory and thought since its creation. Come join us no matter your skill level. By the end of a semester, new students will be proficient chess players; proficient chess players will learn new tactics and tricks to hone their skills; and advanced players will face puzzles and challenges along the way.

  • 10/6/2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Youth Volleyball Development League

Youth Volleyball Development League
Teach1Sports hosts a weekly Volleyball Skills Clinic/League for boys and girls in grades 6-11. Sessions focus on individual athletic needs and team concepts that include passing, blocking, digging, situational setting, directional hitting and different types of serving. We use age-appropriate game balls and net size.
  • 10/7/2016

TGIS

Thank Goodness It’s Shabbat

TGIS

The Oshman Family JCC welcomes Shabbat every Friday, bringing the community together with an array of activities including coffee, Challah for sale, food trucks, Family Center Friday play, a bouncy house and more.

 

 

  • 10/7/2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Prenatal and Nutrition - with Yael Dror

In Hebrew

Prenatal and Nutrition - with Yael Dror

הריון ותזונה: למצוא את הדרך הנכונה עבורך
עם יעל דרור, תזונאית ובעלת תואר שני בפיזיולוגיה (M.Sc)

הריון הוא תקופה מיוחדת עבור כל אישה. במקביל לשינויים שעובר הגוף, ישנה חשיבות רבה להתאמת התזונה לשלבי ההריון. כל הריון הוא שונה והגוף עלול להגיב בצורה אחרת למזונות שפעם היו מאד אהובים או לחפש מזונות חדשים בטעמים שלא נהגנו לאכול בעבר. בואו ללמוד כיצד לתכנן את העליה במשקל באופן אישי וכיצד להתמודד עם תופעות הלוואי הלא נעימות של מערכת העיכול.

Join us for a lecture with Yael Dror who will discuss recommended nutrition and diet during pregnancy.  
Yael Dror is a clinical nutritionist with an M.Sc in Physiology from the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University.

  • 10/7/2016 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Yiddish Club

Yiddish Club
Music, stories and lively conversation are guaranteed to make Yiddish Club a highlight of your week.

Yiddish speakers of all levels who love to reminisce and kibitz in mame-loshn make this a great place to connect with a dynamic facet of Jewish culture.
  • 10/9/2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Girls' Basketball—Sunday Lunch Workout

Girls' Basketball—Sunday Lunch Workout
Teach1Sports will be hosting a basketball skills session for girls in grades K–3. Emphasis will be put towards individual athletic needs including shooting, dribbling, core development, footwork, endurance and game play.
  • 10/9/2016 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

2017 Bay Area Israeli Idol Singing Competition - Auditions

תחרות כוכב נולד 2017
התחרות מיועדת לבני נוער (גילאי חטיבה ותיכון) היודעים לשיר ומעוניינים להופיע

Bay Area Israeli Idol is a singing competition for local Israeli and Jewish middle and high schoolers.

 

  • 10/9/2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Story Time for Children Ages 2-5

Story Time for Children Ages 2-5

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שעת סיפור לילדים בגילאי שנתיים עד חמש שנים

הכניסו את ילדיכם לעולמם המופלא של הסיפורים, אותם סיפורים שאהבנו בילדותנו ושילדינו אוהבים עתה.
בכל פעם יפגשו הילדים מגוון של דמויות ויאזינו לסיפורים מופלאים - מצחיקים או מפתיעים? מוכרים או חדשים? בואו לשעה של הנאה בחברת סיפורים אהובים.

Come and join us for an hour of fun. Sit back and enjoy listening to childhood classics.

The stories will be chosen and read by a variety of story tellers from the Silicon Valley area.

  • 10/9/2016 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Let There Be Laughter

A Night of Hilarity with Michael Krasny

Let There Be Laughter
Beloved radio personality Michael Krasny has been telling Jewish jokes since he could say "Oy vey!" It's even been said that he knows more of them than anyone on the planet, and that's saying a lot! In his new book Let there be Laughter, to be released this September, Michael pairs the most iconic Jewish jokes with wise and entertaining explanations, illuminating the cultural expressions and anxieties behind the laughs.
  • 10/10/2016 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM

Foundational Fitness for Weight Loss

Foundational Fitness for Weight Loss
Get a head start on your New Year's resolution and make a commitment to health now! This small group training program will focus on consistency and fun to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

 


  • 10/10/2016 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Sewing with Neta

JCC Afternoons Program—2016 Fall Session

Sewing with Neta
We teach sewing for beginners who are looking for a unique way to learn the art. Come make cute stuffed animals and other sewn pieces. You can decorate your room with beautiful pillows or make some very special gifts for your friends.
  • 10/10/2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Science Made Fun

JCC Afternoons Program—2016 Fall Session

Science Made Fun

Science Made Fun programs provide an opportunity to expose kids, at an early age, to the amazing world of science and nature, through discovery-style learning and inquiry-based dialogue with a real scientist.

  • 10/10/2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Mind Games (Strategy Games)

JCC Afternoons Program—2016 Fall Session

Mind Games (Strategy Games)
This semester we will focus on team-oriented board games that put classmates together against a puzzle to be solved. Specifically this semester, our class will spend a lot of time on Krosmaster Quest, a game about teamwork and problem-solving.
  • 10/10/2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Monday Weekly Basketball Clinic

Monday Weekly Basketball Clinic
Whether you’re a newcomer who wants to build the fundamentals to succeed, or a skilled basketball player who wants to expand their skills, Teach1Sports can help. Sign up today to work on a variety of skills: shooting, dribbling, core development, endurance, passing, individual moves and most importantly, the competitiveness to out play your competition. This class is for grades K–5.

  • 10/10/2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

An Evening with Larry Brilliant

An Evening with Larry Brilliant
Learn more about the inspiring life and journey of Larry Brilliant, chairman of Skoll Global Threats, former executive director of Google.org, and author of Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History.
  • 10/11/2016 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Men's Breakfast Club

Weekly Meeting

Men's Breakfast Club

Drop in to the popular Men's Breakfast Club, now in its fourth year, for lively, self-directed discussions.

Note: the Club will not meet October 4, 18 or 25.

  • 10/11/2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Baby Massage

Baby Massage
Giving your baby a massage is a great way to bond, nurture your child and spend quality time together. Join Gloria Baumann to learn the correct way to give an infant massage.


  • 10/11/2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Israeli-Style Yom Kippur

Israeli-Style Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jewish people traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services.

Join us for a Jewish-Israeli cultural experience that includes singing, learning and celebrating the holiest days in the Jewish tradition. The service will incorporate both traditional prayers and modern Israeli poetry.  
 

 הצטרפו אלינו לחוויה קהילתית-ישראלית ולטקס שישלב בתוכו פיוטים מסורתיים מתוך מחזור יום כיפור, לצד מוזיקה ושירה עברית מודרנית.

נציין את היום החשוב הזה במפגש עם אוצרות התרבות שלנו: 'כל נדרי' לצד מאיר אריאל, 'נתנה תוקף' לצד לאה גולדברג ו'נעילה' לצד ברי סחרוף ויהודה עמיחי.

 
  • 10/13/2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Parents' Night Out

Parents' Night Out
Time for a date night? Let Children's Cove take care of your children. They will enjoy pizza, a movie and more while you enjoy a night out. Please make reservations by contacting us at childcare@paloaltojcc.org or (650) 223-8707. For ages 18 months–10 years.
  • 10/13/2016 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

A Talk with Jamie Metzl, Author of "Eternal Sonata"

Hacking Immortality: the Science and Science Fiction of Extreme Human Life Extension

A Talk with Jamie Metzl, Author of "Eternal Sonata"
Jamie Metzl is the author of the novels Genesis Code, The Depths of the Sea and Eternal Sonata and Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security of the Atlantic Council. A globally syndicated columnist, he appears regularly in national and international media exploring genetics, national security and Asian affairs issues.
  • 10/14/2016 3:35 PM - 6:00 PM

Homework and Hangout

Grades 6–8

Homework and Hangout
Looking for a cool place to hangout and do homework after school? Come to the OFJCC's new teen Homework and Hangout space!
  • 10/14/2016 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Sukkot Festival and Kabbalat Shabbat

Sukkot Festival and Kabbalat Shabbat
Spend the afternoon with family and friends at our festive celebration for all ages!

Come decorate the OFJCC Sukkah with friends and family. There will be fun holiday-oriented activities: Building area, Making recycled mini sukkah, arts and crafts, sport activities, Finding the 4 species- Poki”minim” go! 

חגיגת סוכות וקבלת שבת קהילתית

חג סוכות הוא זמן נפלא למפגש חברים וארוח אושפיזין בסוכה. אנחנו מזמינים אתכם להתארח בסוכה שלנו, להכין קישוטי סוכה ומגוון פעילויות יצירה. הפעילות בשיתוף שבט המפרץ - הצופים הישראלים.


  • 10/15/2016 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

B—The Underwater Bubble Show

B—The Underwater Bubble Show

All three shows are sold out!

Don't miss the dazzling fantasy world of Mr. B in the immersive, interactive bubble show! Showering audiences with a spectacle of acrobatics, lighting and costuming.

  • 10/16/2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Family Hike

Family Hike

Bring the whole family as we hike, enjoy nature and connect with our Jewish values. Make new friends in this active, outdoor group for families with young children.

Join us as we hike in parks around the greater Bay Area. Bring your own picnic as we'll stop to enjoy nature. We will provide some outdoor activities for children.

  • 10/18/2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Moms Talk

Moms Talk

אמהות מדברות: קבוצה חווייתית לאמהות אחרי לידה
 קבוצת ״אימהות מדברות״ היא מסע חווייתי קסום בן שישה מפגשים, המאפשר לך מקום בטוח להעלות את כל אותם דברים שלא פשוט לפתוח - חווית הלידה, אמא שלי והאמא שאני, אימהות בארץ זרה, הזוגיות שהשתנתה ועוד. הקבוצה מיועדת לאמהות ותינוקותיהן, בגיל לידה עד זחילה.  

Join an empowering journey for young mothers with infants up to six months old. For both first-time and experienced mothers, this group touches upon key topics in motherhood like expectations, the labor experience, nursing vs. bottle feeding and the changing relationship with your spouse. 

  • 10/18/2016 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Russian Movie Club with Art Critic Boris Vladimirsky

КИНОКЛУБ

Russian Movie Club with Art Critic Boris Vladimirsky
Watch new and old movies after an introduction by Boris Vladimirsky, former manager of the Performing Arts Department at the OFJCC. He edited the monthly magazine Vstrecha, staged performances of the group "Baby Boomers & Co" and lectured on literature and art. Boris will lead a discussion following each movie.
  • 10/19/2016

Ashland: Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2016

Travel & Day Trips

Ashland: Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2016
Spend four nights at the historic Ashland Springs Hotel and five days enjoying plays, discussions with Oregon Shakespeare Festival members and more. Round-trip transportation by deluxe coach.
  • 10/19/2016 3:35 PM - 6:00 PM

Homework and Hangout

Grades 6–8

Homework and Hangout
Looking for a cool place to hangout and do homework after school? Come to the OFJCC's new teen Homework and Hangout space!
  • 10/19/2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Music and Movement for children (Ages 2-4)

In Hebrew

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מוסיקה ותנועה לילדים בגילאי שנתיים עד ארבע שנים

פעילות חוויתית המשלבת משחקי תנועה, אימפרוביזציה, מוסיקה ויוגה. תוך כדי הנאה הילדים ישפרו יכולות מוטוריות, חשיבה יצירתית, יכולת ביטוי וביטחון עצמי. את הכיתה תדריך רחל טישלר, בעלת תארים בחינוך, תנועה ותיאטרון. רחל היא מורה ליוגה ובעלת ניסיון עשיר בהפעלת חוגים לתינוקות ולילדים.

This exciting and fun hour incorporates movement activities, games, improvisation, yoga and musical instruments. Creative movement is a great way to develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination and promote creativity in your children. By encouraging your children to express themselves, their self-esteem and self-confidence will grow.

  • 10/20/2016 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM

San Francisco Symphony 2016-17

Travel & Day Trips

San Francisco Symphony 2016-17

SOLD OUT! The 2016-17 season is currently sold out but you can be added to the waiting list by contacting Michelle Rosengaus.

Enjoy a blockbuster double bill of symphonies conducted by audience favorite Pablo Heras-Casado: Mozart's bright Symphony No. 29 and Dvořák's dramatic and profoundly intimate Symphony No. 7.

  • 10/20/2016 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Syria War Crimes

Holding Syria's Assad and Other Human Rights Criminals Accountable

Syria War Crimes

The Nuremberg principles established that some crimes are so egregious they represent offense against all humankind.

Join us for a panel discussion about holding governments accountable for human rights abuses and using the law as a civilizing factor against instability. Panelists include Dixon Osburn, Scott Gilmore and Professor Beth Van Schaack.

  • 10/21/2016 3:35 PM - 6:00 PM

Homework and Hangout

Grades 6–8

Homework and Hangout
Looking for a cool place to hangout and do homework after school? Come to the OFJCC's new teen Homework and Hangout space!
  • 10/21/2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sukkot Shabbat Dinner

Sukkot Shabbat Dinner
Join us in our community Sukkah for a festive Shabbat dinner celebration, with music from exceptional Jewish musician Jeremiah Lockwood.
  • 10/22/2016 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Yeled Peleh—Israeli Kids Show

In Hebrew

Yeled Peleh—Israeli Kids Show

ילד פלא- הצגת ילדים מוזיקלית

הצגת ילדים מוזיקלית וצבעונית על פי שיריו הנצחיים של קובי אשרת: ״ילד פלא״, ״אמת או חובה״, ״ידידי טין טן״ ועוד.

A new musical show with some of the best classic children's songs composed by Kobi Oshrat.

  • 10/23/2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sukkot in the Park

For Russian Families

Sukkot in the Park
In Russian: Russian families with 8- to 12-year-old children are invited to build and decorate a sukkah using natural materials and enjoy a Sukkot meal together.
  • 10/23/2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tawonga Bar and Bat Mitzvah Program

Tawonga Bar and Bat Mitzvah Program
Tawonga's Bar and Bat Mitzvah program is an innovative approach to the B'nai Mitzvah experience, providing youth the opportunity to come of age in a Tawonga-style program. By incorporating nature, community building, social justice and experiential Jewish learning into our program, we ensure this important milestone is individualized and accessible for each and every child.
  • 10/24/2016 6:30 PM

Best 3 at the OFJCC

Best 3 at the OFJCC
Take part in the OFJCC’s three-point competition in the Seiler Family Gymnasium. Make the most three-pointers and be crowned the "Best Shooter at the OFJCC"!

The winner gets a free 30-minute session on the shooting machine and the bragging rights of the "Best 3 at the OFJCC."
  • 10/26/2016 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Little People—Big Questions

Little People—Big Questions
Remember the last time you heard a question from your child that completely threw you off? Something deep and unexpected while you were trying to finish your evening clean-up and put them to bed? You are not alone!

Join fellow parents at monthly discussions led by Rabbi Lauren Ben-Shoshan to find answers through a Jewish lens that may work for your family.


  • 10/26/2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mitzvah Corps: Volunteer Opportunities

Mitzvah Corps: Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer on select Sundays, weekdays and evenings.

Join us for our ongoing hands-on volunteering opportunities for families and adults or for teens who are working on "tikkun olam" projects addressing issues of poverty, hunger, homelessness, aging, the environment and more.

  • 10/26/2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Origami: Between the Folds of Art and Technology

Origami: Between the Folds of Art and Technology
Origami is the centuries-old Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Robert Lang, a world-renowned origami artist and physicist has taken this traditional art form one step further.
  • 10/28/2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

How to successfully balance relationship and parenthood

In Hebrew

How to successfully balance relationship and parenthood

על הורות וזוגיות- איך לשלב בין השניים ולצאת מחוזקים?

גידול ילדים זו הזדמנות לצמיחה, הגשמה וחיזוק המערכת המשפחתית. יחד עם זאת, הבאת ילדים לעולם טומנת בחובה שינויים ואתגרים רבים שללא ספק משפיעים רבות על המערכת הזוגית, מוצלחת ומספקת ככל שתהיה. מטרת הסדנה היא להקנות כלים מעשיים להתמודדות יעילה יותר עם התקופה המאתגרת הזאת

This workshop is aimed at helping couples strengthen their relationship and manage conflict as they navigate through the parenting tasks.

  • 10/28/2016 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Healthy Cooking Class: Lunch

Healthy Cooking Class: Lunch
Join Michelle Greenebaum, owner of Together In The Kitchen, for social hands-on healthy cooking classes. We'll prepare delicious nutritious meals and snacks together using organic real food ingredients.
  • 10/28/2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Table Tennis Tournament

Table Tennis Tournament
Come and join us in a round robin tournament and see if you have what it takes to be the best of the OFJCC.

The first twenty participants to sign up will automatically be entered into the tournament. Each match will consist of three eleven point games. The top eight players will make the playoffs. Prizes will be awarded to the top players of the tournament.
  • 10/29/2016 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Zumba® Fitness Pink Party

Zumba® Fitness Pink Party
Free to all members and guests! Get out your silver and gold and come dance with Misha, Rowe and Tennishia for 90 minutes of Zumba® fitness on Labor Day morning.
  • 10/29/2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Opera for Families

Opera for Families

Opera for Families will spread the magic of opera among children of all ages in a way that is up-to-date, fascinating and, of course, fun. 

  • 10/30/2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bay Area Community Talmud Circle

Bay Area Community Talmud Circle
Join a welcoming community of adult students engaged in modern Talmud study and active conversation. This unique project is in collaboration with Lehrhaus Judaica and The Aleph Society of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz.
  • 10/30/2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

New Moon Gather

New Moon Gather

Did you know that each Jewish month—marked by the new moon—has its own mythology, including Zodiac sign, special color and sensory input? New Moon Gather is a chance to celebrate the new month in a welcoming context, rich with learning and music.

Together—at a private residence in Palo Alto—we will read texts and then Jewlia Eisenberg and Jeremiah Lockwood, known as Book of J, will teach and perform songs based on the themes of the month.

  • 11/1/2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Music and Movement for Toddlers (6 months - 3 years old)

Music and Movement for Toddlers (6 months - 3 years old)

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מוסיקה ותנועה לילדים בגילאי חצי שנה עד שלוש

פעילות חוויתית המשלבת משחקי תנועה, אימפרוביזציה, מוסיקה ויוגה. תוך כדי הנאה הילדים ישפרו יכולות מוטוריות, חשיבה יצירתית, יכולת ביטוי וביטחון עצמי. את הכיתה תדריך רחל טישלר, בעלת תארים בחינוך, תנועה ותיאטרון. רחל היא מורה ליוגה ובעלת ניסיון עשיר בהפעלת חוגים לתינוקות ולילדים.

This exciting and fun hour incorporates movement activities, games, improvisation, yoga and musical instruments. Creative movement is a great way to develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination and promote creativity in your children. By encouraging your children to express themselves, their self-esteem and self-confidence will grow.

  • 11/1/2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Open to Interpretation: How Karaite Judaism Addresses the Difficult Questions

With Shawn Lichaa

Open to Interpretation: How Karaite Judaism Addresses the Difficult Questions
Karaite Jews derive their laws from the Tanakh, not the Talmud. Learn how Karaite Judaism offers a different paradigm to interpret biblical verses that most of us take for granted.
  • 11/1/2016 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Mah Jongg

Weekly Meeting

Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg will not be played in October.

Play Mah Jongg every Tuesday! Games are free and open to everyone with at least some experience. Bring your own set and card.

  • 11/1/2016 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Private Guitar: Ages 6 and up

2016 Fall Session

Private Guitar: Ages 6 and up
Enjoy learning the beauty of music through the enchanting tone of the guitar. Students of all ages and levels will be exposed to the instrument through the mastery of works by great composers, past and present. All levels welcome!
  • 11/1/2016 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Art with Neta

JCC Afternoons Program—2016 Fall Session

Art with Neta
Bring your creative self and make beautiful art creations as this class is all about creativity! Explore different kinds of art including drawing and painting with all mediums, and work with wood and collaging, fabrics, glass and much more.

  • 11/1/2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Jurassic Brick Land

JCC Afternoons Program—2016 Fall Session

Jurassic Brick Land
Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Put on your hiking boots and camouflage...you're about to enter Jurassic Brick Land! Students will build a world that comes to life with gentle Brontosaurus, ferocious Velociraptor, terrifying T. Rex and more.
  • 11/1/2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Guitar Beginners' Group Class: Ages 10–14

2016 Fall Session

Guitar Beginners' Group Class: Ages 10–14
The beginner’s class teaches the fundamentals of music and guitar playing in a fun and engaging environment. We will cover the different parts of the guitar, posture, hand position, tuning and basics of music notation such as rhythm and note recognition, fingerings and location of notes on the fretboard. 
  • 11/1/2016 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Soccer Shots

JCC Afternoons Program—2016 Fall Session

Soccer Shots

Soccer Shots focuses on character development, through coaching, communication and an age-appropriate curriculum.

  • 11/1/2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Guitar Intermediate Group Class: Ages 10-14

2016 Fall Session

Guitar Intermediate Group Class: Ages 10-14
The intermediate class will learn about chords and harmony and will play more advanced repertoire using two or more voices.
  • 11/1/2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Eitanim (Grades 9–12)

Eitanim (Grades 9–12)

IAC Eitanim is a unique leadership and entrepreneurship project-based program for middle and high school students, that allows them to connect, explore, and experience Israel while preparing for college and developing professional skills.

  • 11/1/2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Israel for Reel (for Teens)

Israel for Reel (for Teens)
Ever wanted to find out more about Israel? Like what it means to be a democratic Jewish state—and thrive as one—in the Middle East today? Why has Condé Nast Traveler voted Tel Aviv as fifth-best foodie town in the world? and so much more...
  • 11/1/2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Shalom Bayit Peninsula Support Group

For women who feel unsafe in their relationships, past or present

Shalom Bayit Peninsula Support Group
OFJCC is proud to partner with a Peninsula support group for women who feel unsafe in their past or present relationships.
  • 11/2/2016 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Pre-Ballet: Ages 2.5-3.5

2016 Fall Session

Pre-Ballet: Ages 2.5-3.5
In pre-ballet your child will learn the fundamentals of ballet in a fun and creative way. They will master basic ballet technique, terminology and choreography.

  • 11/2/2016 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Ballet/Hip Hop Combo Class: Ages 4-8

2016 Fall Session

Ballet/Hip Hop Combo Class: Ages 4-8
Your child will begin this class learning the foundation to all dance—ballet. Students start with stretching, barre work, across-the-floor technique and ballet choreography and end with hip hop technique and hip hop choreography.
  • 11/2/2016 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Musical Theatre Production Class: Ages 7–16

2016 Fall Session

Musical Theatre Production Class: Ages 7–16

This class is a unique opportunity to explore the world of musical theater through singing, acting and dancing. Students will be guided and coached by top musicians and performers and will perform on the theater stage at the end of the course.

  • 11/2/2016 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Introduction to Islam

Introduction to Islam

This program is full and registration has closed. If you wish to be added to the waiting list, please fill out the registration form.

The OFJCC and the Islamic Networks Group (ING) are proud to offer a special six-session course introducing key concepts and historical background on Islam.

The course will be repeated at the Peninsula JCC in Foster City in spring 2017. 

  • 11/3/2016 10:00 AM

Private Piano Lessons: Ages 18 and up

2016 Fall Session

Private Piano Lessons: Ages 18 and up

Keyboard orientation, rhythm and note-reading skills will be acquired in a fun and playful atmosphere. Students will begin by playing basic pieces and familiar songs. 

  • 11/3/2016 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Ages 4-5

2016 Fall Session

Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Ages 4-5
Ages 4–5 will be introduced to rhythm and melodic lines through active listening, singing and movement. The classes are an ideal complement and introduction to instrumental lessons; research shows this helps evolve concentration, creativity and team work. Social skills develop in a group, building confidence while maintaining individuality. The instructor accompanies each class with live piano music. 
  • 11/3/2016 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Ages 3-4

2016 Fall Session

Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Ages 3-4
Ages 3–4 will be introduced to rhythm and melodic lines through active listening, singing and movement. The classes are an ideal complement and introduction to instrumental lessons; research shows this helps evolve concentration, creativity and team work. Social skills develop in a group, building confidence while maintaining individuality. The instructor accompanies each class with live piano music. 
  • 11/5/2016 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Artemis: Spaceship Bridge Simulator

Game Night (Ages 15+)

Artemis: Spaceship Bridge Simulator
Have you ever watched an episode of Star Trek™ and wished that you could have worked on the bridge of the Enterprise™? Wanted to pilot the starship like Sulu, fire the weapons like Worf, provide sensor information like Data or even command the whole ship like Janeway? The Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator gives you an opportunity to do just that!
  • 11/5/2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Yehuda Poliker—Live in the USA

Yehuda Poliker—Live in the USA

יהודה פוליקר בהופעה חיה
 
יהודה פוליקר, מגדולי האומנים בישראל, במופע להיטים משובח, המשלב בין גיטרות ובוזוקי, מקצבים יווניים- ים תיכוניים ולהיטי רוק. מלווה בתשעה מוסיקאים על הבמה, יבצע פוליקר את להיטיו הגדולים מכל הרפרטואר העצום שלו, החל מ"בנזין" דרך "עיניים שלי", כל אלבומי הסולו וקלאסיקות מהמוסיקה היוונית.

Join us for an amazing concert with Yehuda Poliker, one of Israel’s premier and most important artist of all times. With a career that spans over 40 years, Poliker’s songs became a cornerstone of Israeli music and redefined Israeli contemporary pop/rock with his unique combination of electric guitars and bouzouki with Greek-Mediterranean rhythms and a rock flavor.

  • 11/6/2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Goal to Israel - in Hebrew

Goal to Israel - in Hebrew

"שער לעברית"
מה הקשר בין כדורגל לא'-ב'? איך חגי ישראל משתלבים עם תופסת? איך מבדילים בין מילים באמצעות מרוץ שליחים? "מפעלות חינוך וחברה" וה-ICC@JCC פותחים קבוצת לימודי עברית ותרבות ישראלית באמצעות פעילות גופנית

Physical fitness team members will learn Hebrew words and expressions and be exposed to Israeli and Jewish content and values through games, movement and joy.

 

  • 11/7/2016 3:00 PM

Private Piano Lessons: Ages 7-18

2016 Fall Session

Private Piano Lessons: Ages 7-18

Keyboard orientation, rhythm and note-reading skills will be acquired in a fun and playful atmosphere. Students will begin by playing basic pieces and familiar songs. 

  • 11/7/2016 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Hanoch Daum - Stand Up Comedy (In Hebrew)

Hanoch Daum - Stand Up Comedy (In Hebrew)

חנוך דאום אוכל ת'ראש - מופע בידור

 
חנוך דאום, פובליציסט, אידיאליסט, נוירוטי ועוד כמה מילים לועזיות, בהופעה חשופה וגלויה על הדבר המשונה הזה שקרוי החיים. 

See Hanoch Daum, publicist, neurotic idealist and a few more things, in a revealing show about this weird thing called life.

  • 11/8/2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Famous Trials: The Menahem Mendel Beilis Trial

With Oak Dowling, J.D.

Famous Trials: The Menahem Mendel Beilis Trial

Explore the drama and back story behind some of the most pivotal trials in history with notable jurist and teacher, Oak Dowling, J.D.

Examine the blood libel claiming that Jews engage in ritual murder and its connection to the Tsar's hoax of hate, the anti-Semitic 1905 booklet entitled The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.  

  • 11/9/2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ready, Set, Go: Preparing for Kindergarten

Ready, Set, Go: Preparing for Kindergarten
This workshop includes suggestions on how to help your child prepare socially, emotionally and academically for their transition into kindergarten.
  • 11/11/2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Silicon Valley Family Shabbat Dinners

Silicon Valley Family Shabbat Dinners

Join other young Jewish families from around the world at our laid back, kid-friendly kosher Shabbat dinners. You'll meet new friends and become part of a welcoming community.

  • 11/12/2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Second Saturday Movie And Hangout (Grades 6–8)

Second Saturday Movie And Hangout (Grades 6–8)

Hang out and watch a movie with friends in the Teen Center!

  • 11/12/2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Second Saturday Movie And Hangout (Grades 9–12)

Second Saturday Movie And Hangout (Grades 9–12)

Hang out and watch a movie with friends in the Teen Center!

  • 11/13/2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

An Evening with Rob Schneider

Stand-up Comedy

An Evening with Rob Schneider
Emmy-nominated actor Rob Schneider, well-known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, has broadened his focus to include directing, producing and writing.
  • 11/14/2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Israel for Reel (for Adults)

Israel for Reel (for Adults)
Ever wanted to find out more about Israel? Like what it means to be a democratic Jewish state—and thrive as one—in the Middle East today? Why has Condé Nast Traveler voted Tel Aviv as fifth-best foodie town in the world? and so much more...
  • 11/15/2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Fun at the Opera

Music at Noon Performances: Lunch & Concert

Fun at the Opera

This exciting and diverse program of opera, musical theater and songs with two singers and a pianist includes pieces by Mozart, Bizet, Bernstein, Gershwin and more.

Early admittance is at 11:40 AM for those who RSVP by November 13.

  • 11/15/2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Eitanim (Grades 9–12)

Eitanim (Grades 9–12)

IAC Eitanim is a unique leadership and entrepreneurship project-based program for middle and high school students, that allows them to connect, explore, and experience Israel while preparing for college and developing professional skills.

  • 11/15/2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Israel for Reel (for Teens)

Israel for Reel (for Teens)
Ever wanted to find out more about Israel? Like what it means to be a democratic Jewish state—and thrive as one—in the Middle East today? Why has Condé Nast Traveler voted Tel Aviv as fifth-best foodie town in the world? and so much more...
  • 11/15/2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Erev Shira

Erev Shira
Enjoy an Israeli sing-along led by Dahlia Blech and accompanied by other local musicians. Bring your singing voice and snacks to share.
  • 11/16/2016 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Jewish Learning for Parents of Young Children

Jewish Learning for Parents of Young Children
Join Adam Lowy, OFJCC Leslie Family Preschool Assistant Director of Jewish Studies, and other Jewish educators in a community-building experience revolving around Jewish holidays, values and traditions.
  • 11/16/2016 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

OFJCC Book Club

OFJCC Book Club
Calling adults from all parts of the OFJCC community—preschool, preschool alumni, Club J, J-Camp, Beget Kefet and more. We invite you to join our fun and social book club.
  • 11/17/2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Here, There and Everywhere: Kids and ADHD

In Hebrew

Here, There and Everywhere: Kids and ADHD

כאן שם ובכל מקום - קשב והיפראקטיביות בילדים

הצטרפו אלינו להרצאתה של ד״ר תמר גרין, שתתמקד בהרצאתה בתהליך האבחוני של הפרעת הקשב, תסקור את העבודה מול הילד, המשפחה, בית הספר (והחברים!) ואת הטיפולים האפשריים. דגש מיוחד יושם על ההבדלים בין ישראל ובין ארצות הברית בגישה להפרעת הקשב.


Dr. Tamar Green will share with us the diagnosis process of ADHD, the work process of the child with his family, school and his friends and possible treatments. Dr. Green will focus on the differences between Israel and the U.S.

  • 11/17/2016 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Eitanim (Grades 7–8)

Eitanim (Grades 7–8)

IAC Eitanim is a unique leadership and entrepreneurship project-based program for middle and high school students, that allows them to connect, explore, and experience Israel while preparing for college and developing professional skills.

  • 11/17/2016 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Healthy Cooking Class: Dinner

Healthy Cooking Class: Dinner
Join Michelle Greenebaum, owner of Together In The Kitchen, for social hands-on healthy cooking classes. We'll prepare delicious nutritious meals and snacks together using organic real food ingredients.
  • 11/20/2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bible Stories for Adults

Bible Stories for Adults
Cain and Abel; the binding of Isaac; Jacob and Esau: Joseph and his brothers... all those stories you might have learned as a kid... what are they really about? What are their relevance today? And how can we approach them as adult learners? Rabbi Joey Felsen will dive in with you during this four-week course.
  • 11/22/2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Islam: Origins, Development and the World of Today

With Gordon Gladstone

Islam: Origins, Development and the World of Today
Gordon Gladstone explains how understanding the intersections of history and religion that brought about Islam will help us make more sense of the conflicts in the Middle East today.
  • 11/27/2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

New Moon Gather

New Moon Gather

Did you know that each Jewish month—marked by the new moon—has its own mythology, including Zodiac sign, special color and sensory input? New Moon Gather is a chance to celebrate the new month in a welcoming context, rich with learning and music.

Together—at a private residence in Palo Alto—we will read texts and then Jewlia Eisenberg and Jeremiah Lockwood, known as Book of J, will teach and perform songs based on the themes of the month.

  • 11/28/2016 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

OFJCC Leslie Family Preschool Book Fair

OFJCC Leslie Family Preschool Book Fair

The OFJCC Leslie Family Preschool Book Fair features preschool and early reader books, games and gifts. Proceeds support the OFJCC Leslie Family Preschool.

  • 11/28/2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Israel for Reel (for Adults)

Israel for Reel (for Adults)
Ever wanted to find out more about Israel? Like what it means to be a democratic Jewish state—and thrive as one—in the Middle East today? Why has Condé Nast Traveler voted Tel Aviv as fifth-best foodie town in the world? and so much more...
  • 11/29/2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Meeting the Challenge of Climate Change

With Will Travis

Meeting the Challenge of Climate Change
Will Travis, a consultant on sea level rise adaptation planning, will discuss the impacts that climate change will have on California, and particularly on the Bay Area.
  • 11/29/2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Eitanim (Grades 9–12)

Eitanim (Grades 9–12)

IAC Eitanim is a unique leadership and entrepreneurship project-based program for middle and high school students, that allows them to connect, explore, and experience Israel while preparing for college and developing professional skills.

  • 11/29/2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Israel for Reel (for Teens)

Israel for Reel (for Teens)
Ever wanted to find out more about Israel? Like what it means to be a democratic Jewish state—and thrive as one—in the Middle East today? Why has Condé Nast Traveler voted Tel Aviv as fifth-best foodie town in the world? and so much more...
  • 11/30/2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mitzvah Corps: Volunteer Opportunities

Mitzvah Corps: Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer on select Sundays, weekdays and evenings.

Join us for our ongoing hands-on volunteering opportunities for families and adults or for teens who are working on "tikkun olam" projects addressing issues of poverty, hunger, homelessness, aging, the environment and more.

  • 12/1/2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

A Walk of the Land - The Israel National Trail (In Hebrew)

with photographer Udi Goren

A Walk of the Land - The Israel National Trail  (In Hebrew)

בשביל הארץ
מסע בשביל ישראל עם אודי גורן

משבר אישי שהתעורר בעקבות המלחמה בעזה ב-2014 הוציא את אודי גורן, צלם מסעות, מרצה, מורה ואמן למסע של חודשיים וחצי בשביל ישראל. השביל בן ה-1100 ק"מ ידוע בעולם כאחד מהמרשימים והקשים ביותר מבין מסלולי ההליכה הארוכים. בעזרת הסיפור, ייקח אותנו אודי לחוות את ישראל מחוץ לכותרות העיתונים והמתח היומיומי ולשמוע על המסע הפיזי והרוחני שעבר, מיאוש לתקווה מחודשת. האנשים, האתרים ההסטוריים, הנחלים, ההרים והנופים הארצישראליים - תפגשו את כולם!


A personal crisis invoked by the 2014 war in Gaza has motivated Udi Goren to set out on a two and a half months journey through the Israel trail. The 700 miles long trek is world-renowned as one of the world’s best and toughest long distance hikes. Goren will be taking us to experience Israel outside of the headlines and the friction and to hear first hand about his physical and mental journey from despair to a newly found hope.

  • 12/3/2016 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands
Join us for the OFJCC's second Battle of the Bands.

Battle it out with other local teen bands of all music genres! Solo acts and small groups welcome too. You'll get instant feedback from professionals, the opportunity to play in front of an audience and a chance to win great prizes.
  • 12/6/2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Famous Trials: The Leo Frank Trial

With Oak Dowling, J.D.

Famous Trials: The Leo Frank Trial

Explore the drama and back story behind some of the most pivotal trials in history with notable jurist and teacher, Oak Dowling, J.D.

Discuss how the south's antisemitism led to the conviction of the wrong man, Leo Frank, for the death of a young girl.  

  • 12/8/2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

Travel & Day Trips

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

For Adults 65+

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is one of the finest in the world, with 140,000 square feet and ten levels of gallery space exhibiting more than 29,000 works of contemporary art. The museum recently opened its doors after a three-year expansion. A private one-hour docent tour of the museum is included.

  • 12/8/2016 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Eitanim (Grades 7–8)

Eitanim (Grades 7–8)

IAC Eitanim is a unique leadership and entrepreneurship project-based program for middle and high school students, that allows them to connect, explore, and experience Israel while preparing for college and developing professional skills.

  • 12/8/2016 7:30 PM

Pianist Konstantin Lifschitz

J. S. Bach: Six Partitas for Keyboard (Clavier-Übung I), BWV 825–830

Pianist Konstantin Lifschitz
Charismatic Russian pianist Konstantin Lifschitz, known for performing extraordinary feats of musical endurance, has been hailed as “remarkable” by the Guardian with playing the New York Times has called “naturally expressive” and “gripping.” He plays J.S. Bach’s Six Partitas for Keyboard in their entirety.
  • 12/11/2016 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Y-Studs A Cappella Group

Y-Studs A Cappella Group
Delight in the all-vocal sounds of Hanukkah with the Y-Studs, or “Yeshiva Students,” an energetic and talented Jewish a cappella group from Yeshiva University in New York.
  • 12/12/2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Israel for Reel (for Adults)

Israel for Reel (for Adults)
Ever wanted to find out more about Israel? Like what it means to be a democratic Jewish state—and thrive as one—in the Middle East today? Why has Condé Nast Traveler voted Tel Aviv as fifth-best foodie town in the world? and so much more...
  • 12/13/2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Brain, the Mind, Magic and Music: Making a Fool Out of Parkinson's Disease

With Dr. Richard Horn

The Brain, the Mind, Magic and Music: Making a Fool Out of Parkinson's Disease
Neuroscientist, musician, magician and professor Dr. Richard Horn will give his perspective on how to cope with medical adversities using sleight-of-hand magic and humor.
  • 12/13/2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Erev Shira

Erev Shira
Enjoy an Israeli sing-along led by Dahlia Blech and accompanied by other local musicians. Bring your singing voice and snacks to share.
  • 12/15/2016 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Warriors Jewish Heritage Night

Warriors Jewish Heritage Night
Join the Bay Area Jewish Community at the Warriors Annual Jewish Heritage Night! Your special event package includes a seat in one of the Jewish Heritage sections for the game against the New York Knicks.
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