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  • 8/31/2016 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. 
  • 8/31/2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 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.

  • 8/31/2016 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. 
  • 8/31/2016 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.

  • 8/31/2016 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!





  • 8/31/2016 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. 
  • 8/31/2016 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.
  • 8/31/2016 4:00 PM - 4:55 PM

TeenFit

TeenFit

A personal trainer will instruct teens on proper weight lifting form and technique, gym etiquette, SMART goal setting and how to reach these goals safely and effectively. Developing healthy behaviors early in life will lead to lifelong habits and wellness. 

  • 8/31/2016 6:00 PM - 6:55 PM

Women on Weights: PM Session

August / September

Women on Weights: PM Session
A simple weight training program will fire up your metabolism and continue to burn calories 24-48 hours after your workout. This women’s-only group training program is designed to introduce women to weight training through education and practice.
  • 8/31/2016 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.
  • 8/31/2016 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Musical Theatre Production Class: Ages 7–16

2016 Fall Session—Richard Rodgers' "The Sound of Music"

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.

  • 9/1/2016 6:00 AM - 6:45 AM

Total Body Circuit Training

With Personal Trainer, Delmar Hayman

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.
  • 9/1/2016 7:00 AM - 7:55 AM

TRX FIT

TRX FIT
Looking for a perfect blend of strength and cardio? Come and train with Personal Trainer Meli Kirkwood. TRX Fit addresses the foundations of improving your cardio, building muscular endurance and promoting weight loss.
  • 9/1/2016 9:00 AM - 9:55 AM

Women on Weights: AM Session

August / September

Women on Weights: AM Session
A simple weight training program will fire up your metabolism and continue to burn calories 24-48 hours after your workout. This women’s-only group training program is designed to introduce women to weight training through education and practice.
  • 9/1/2016 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.
  • 9/1/2016 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. 

  • 9/1/2016 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. 

  • 9/1/2016 1:00 PM - 1:55 PM

Beginning Weight Training

Beginning Weight Training

Recently decided to get fit? Want to take up a strength or weightlifting program, but don’t know where to start? Personal Trainer Asia Schulhof will teach a variety of basic weightlifting techniques and help design individual weightlifting programs, whether it is for strength, weight loss, lean muscle gain or overall fitness.


  • 9/1/2016 2:00 PM - 6:00 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.  

  • 9/1/2016 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.


  • 9/1/2016 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. 
  • 9/1/2016 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. 
  • 9/1/2016 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.
  • 9/1/2016 6:30 PM - 7:25 PM

Bootcamp: PM Session

July/August/September 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. 
  • 9/1/2016 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.
  • 9/2/2016

Fridays at the J

Fridays at the J

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.

 

 

  • 9/2/2016 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. 
  • 9/2/2016 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. 
  • 9/2/2016 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. 

  • 9/2/2016 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.
  • 9/2/2016 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.

  • 9/2/2016 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.   

  • 9/3/2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Free Basketball Clinic

Free Basketball Clinic
Join us for a free basketball skills clinic!

Teach1Sports and the OFJCC are partnering up to host a basketball clinic for kids in grades K-8. Whether you’re a newcomer wanting to learn the fundamentals of basketball or an experienced athlete wanting to fine-tune your game, we can help.
  • 9/3/2016 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.
  • 9/4/2016 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.
  • 9/4/2016 3:30 PM - 6:30 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! 
  • 9/4/2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Girls' Sunday Evening Basketball Workout

Girls' Sunday Evening Basketball Workout
Teach1Sports will be hosting a basketball skills session for girls in grades 5–8 at Gunn High School. Emphasis will be put towards individual athletic needs including shooting, dribbling, core development, footwork, endurance and game play.
  • 9/5/2016 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Silver & Gold Zumba® Fitness Party

Labor Day

Silver & Gold Zumba® Fitness 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.
  • 9/5/2016 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.
  • 9/6/2016 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.
  • 9/6/2016 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. 

  • 9/6/2016 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.

  • 9/6/2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Famous Trials: The Alfred Dreyfus Affair

With Oak Dowling, J.D.

Famous Trials: The Alfred Dreyfus Affair

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 trials of Captain Alfred Dreyfus and his eventual exoneration and investigate contemporary French antisemitism with reference to the Dreyfus Affair.  

  • 9/6/2016 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Mah Jongg

Weekly Meeting

Mah Jongg
Play Mah Jongg every Tuesday! Games are free and open to everyone with at least some experience. Bring your own set and card.
  • 9/6/2016 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!
  • 9/6/2016 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.

  • 9/6/2016 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.
  • 9/6/2016 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. 
  • 9/6/2016 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.

  • 9/6/2016 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.
  • 9/6/2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Art with Neta (Grades 5-10)

JCC Afternoons Program—2016 Fall Session

Art with Neta (Grades 5-10)
Young artists in grades 5–10 will work on new ideas for art pieces and explore new materials and techniques. In this class you will draw, sculpt, work with felt, beads, metal and many more materials to create unique pieces of art.

  • 9/6/2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Resilience Advantage®

A stress reduction wellness series

The Resilience Advantage®
Create a personal toolkit of simple, highly effective practices to utilize in times of stress. Attend one workshop or all four.
  • 9/6/2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Belly Talk

In Hebrew

Belly Talk

שיחות מהבטן

אם את יולדת לראשונה, או שזוהי הלידה הראשונה שלך בקליפורניה, יש לך וודאי שאלות על תהליך הלידה, על ההבדלים בין ישראל לחדר הלידה כאן, מה הם מקורות התמיכה המקומיים ללידה ולאחריה ועוד. המפגש 'מדברות מהבטן' מונחה על- ידי דולה שתשיב לשאלות, תקשיב לחששות, תנסוך בכן בטחון, וגם תתרגל עמכן מבחר שיטות להקלה על הלידה: נשימות, הרפיה, דמיון מודרך ועוד .

This monthly group is designed to bring Israeli expectant mothers and couples together, for a mindful and informative conversation around pregnancy and birth. The meetings are hosted by an experienced doula who will answer your questions, listen to your concerns, help you gain confidence and empower you.

  • 9/6/2016 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.
  • 9/7/2016 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!





  • 9/7/2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Infant Development Workshop with Dafna Golan

In Hebrew

Infant Development Workshop with Dafna Golan

סדנת ליווי התפתחותי עם דפי גולן

בקבוצות ההתפתחות שדפנה מובילה נדבר ונחווה נושאים מגוונים הקשורים להתפתחות תינוקות.

Dafna's infant development workshops are fun and experiential. Together we will cover various topics about the development flow of your child.

  • 9/7/2016 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. 
  • 9/7/2016 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.

  • 9/7/2016 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.

 

  • 9/7/2016 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.

  • 9/7/2016 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.
  • 9/8/2016 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.

  • 9/8/2016 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Krav Maga

JCC Afternoons Program—2016 Fall Session

Krav Maga

Krav Maga is known as the most practical self-defense system. Developed by the Israeli Defense Forces, it is the official hand-to-hand combat system of the Israeli Army. Not eligible for free class.

  • 9/8/2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Adventures in Robotics with LEGO® EV3

JCC Afternoons Program—2016 Fall Session

Adventures in Robotics with LEGO® EV3
Students design, build and program robots using LEGO’s most advanced and newest robotics technology—EV3!
  • 9/8/2016 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.
  • 9/8/2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Understanding the Caring Motivation (In Hebrew)

with Prof. Ofra Mayseless

Understanding the Caring Motivation (In Hebrew)

אלטרואיזם או אגואיזם – מה עומד בבסיס האכפתיות שלנו והרצון שלנו להיטיב?

מה הקשר בין טיפול בגינה, הדרכה בעבודה (mentoring), תרומת דם, עידוד חברים בעת צרה, אימוץ ילד ושמירה על הסביבה? ומדוע באופן מפתיע ולא מוסבר הורות קשורה דווקא בירידה ברווחה הנפשית ובאושר?.

Understanding the Caring Motivation, a Fundamental Human Motivation With Prof. Ofra Mayseless, Department of Counseling and Human Development, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa

  • 9/8/2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Pop-Up: Ethiopian Kosher

Featuring Tej, Lost Tribes Brew and Wine

Pop-Up: Ethiopian Kosher
Pop-Up Kosher returns with L'Chaim Foods' most popular cuisine: a full Ethiopian feast.
  • 9/9/2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Psychological Aspects of Parenting in the Tech Era

In Hebrew

Psychological Aspects of Parenting in the Tech Era

הורות בעידן ההייטק - היבטים פסיכולוגיים
הרצאה עם ד"ר עדי זייף בלטריסקי

התפתחות האינטרנט והטכנולוגיה בעשורים האחרונים יצרה מציאות חדשה בה דרושים כלים אחרים להורות ולסיפוק צריכיהם של ילדינו. הצטרפו אלינו להרצאה מרתקת אודות ההשפעות של התרבות הטכנולוגית החדשה על ההורות המודרנית.


Over the past two decades, the Internet and technological development have created a new reality in which different parenting tools are needed to fulfill our children’s needs and promote their healthy development. Join us for a fascinating lecture about the psychological effects of the digital era on modern parenthood.


  • 9/9/2016 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. 

 

 

  • 9/10/2016 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. 

  • 9/10/2016 12:00 PM - 4:00 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.
  • 9/10/2016 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Game Night

Game Night

Ready for a challenge? Is it your time to win?

Join us after dinner for an evening of strategic fun games. Let us introduce you to games that you've never heard of, or bring your own favorite game to share. Enjoy an evening of gaming, bring a favorite snack to share and let's have fun!

  • 9/11/2016 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.

  • 9/11/2016 10:30 AM - 12:30 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.

  • 9/11/2016 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

National Day of Service and Remembrance

National Day of Service and Remembrance
Join us at this intergenerational event to work on hands-on projects that benefit first responders, veterans and homeless individuals. We look forward to working alongside other organizations nationwide paying tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.
  • 9/11/2016 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.

 

  • 9/11/2016 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.

  • 9/11/2016 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.

  • 9/12/2016 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!

  • 9/12/2016 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.



  • 9/12/2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Baby Shiatsu and Tuina

In Hebrew

Baby Shiatsu and Tuina

סדנת בייבי שיאצו וטווינה

סדנת בייבי שיאצו וטווינה מיועדת עבור תינוקות מגיל חודשיים ועד לרגע לפני הזחילה. שלושה מפגשים בהדרכת נטע שני

This workshop is intended for babies two months old and right up to the second before they start crawling.

  • 9/12/2016 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. 

  • 9/12/2016 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Cooking Around the World

JCC Afternoons Program—2016 Fall Session

Cooking Around the World
Take a culinary journey all around the world with the Chefs at Junior Chef Stars. Each day of class we will explore the culture and food of various countries around the world. Not eligible for free class.
  • 9/12/2016 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.
  • 9/12/2016 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.
  • 9/12/2016 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.

  • 9/12/2016 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.

  • 9/12/2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Stitching with Neta (Grades 5-10)

JCC Afternoons Program—2016 Fall Session

Stitching with Neta (Grades 5-10)
This class is for kids in grades 5–10 who would like to learn and work with different fabrics needles and threads. We are going to sew pillows and little animals from felt, learn to embroider recycled garments and make beautiful decorations for our clothes. Prior experience not needed.

  • 9/12/2016 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

The Wandering Israeli (in English)

A Musical Travel Journal

The Wandering Israeli (in English)

Join actor Elad Shippony and musicians Sagi Eiland and Eran Edri as they interweave theater, storytelling and live music into an exciting and humorous adventure along the lesser-known pathways of modern-day Israeli culture.

  • 9/12/2016 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

The Wandering Israeli

A Musical Travel Journal (in Hebrew)

The Wandering Israeli

הישראלי הנודד- יומן מסע ומוסיקה
 
עם מקום של קבע בתיאטרון הקאמרי, ומעל 600 הצגות ברחבי ישראל, "הישראלי הנודד- יומן מסע ומוסיקה" הוא אחד המופעים הכי ישראליים שמוצגים כיום בארץ.  המופע קוצר שבחים מקיר לקיר ומצליח לפרוט על נימי הישראליות של כל מי שמגדיר עצמו ישראלי, בין אם הוא חילוני, דתי, תל אביבי, קיבוצניק, ערבי, חי מעבר לקו הירוק, או מתגורר הרחק מעבר לאוקיינוס.

Join actor Elad Shippony and musicians Sagi Eiland and Eran Edri as they interweave theater, storytelling and live music into an exciting and humorous adventure along the lesser-known pathways of modern-day Israeli culture.  

  • 9/13/2016 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.



  • 9/13/2016 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.
  • 9/13/2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

What's It Like to Be Stranded on an Island with Fidel Castro?

With Jim Colton

What's It Like to Be Stranded on an Island with Fidel Castro?
How has Cuba changed from before the Revolution? Using photography, we'll explore the political conditions that made Cuba ripe for a revolution and how it affected the average person.
  • 9/13/2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Resilience Advantage®

A stress reduction wellness series

The Resilience Advantage®
Create a personal toolkit of simple, highly effective practices to utilize in times of stress. Attend one workshop or all four.
  • 9/13/2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Yael Naim Live

Yael Naim Live

Yael Naim is a French-Israeli singer-songwriter, producer, pianist and guitarist who sings in English, French and Hebrew.

Show time begins at 8:00 PM. 

  • 9/14/2016 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.
  • 9/14/2016 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Shanti House: Warm Homes for Youth at Risk and in Danger (In Hebrew)

Come and Meet the People Behind the Stories

Shanti House: Warm Homes for Youth at Risk and in Danger  (In Hebrew)

"הבחירה בחיים" סיפורם האישי של בוגרי עמותת בית השנטי, בתים חמים לנוער בסיכון וסכנת חיים

לפני כשלושה עשורים פתחו מריומה ובן זוגה לשעבר את שערי ביתם לבני נוער וכך המשיכו והקימו למעשה את בית השנטי. מאז, משמשים בית השנטי בתל אביב ובית השנטי במדברבית חם ובטוח בהם עוזרים לעשרות אלפי בני נוער שנמצאים בסכנה מיידית וממשית לבחור בחיים.
אנו מזמינים אתכם לשמוע ממריומה בן יוסף על החיים בבית השנטי, על גישתה המיוחדת לטיפול בבני נוער, על השילוב המנצח והאיזון של אהבה, גבולות, משפחתיות וערכים ועל הדרך הקשה של הקמה, שימור וניהול ארגון שלא למטרות רווח במציאות הישראלית.


Join us to hear the story of Shanti House. Shanti House, which first opened its doors to youth in 1984, serves as a temporary home as well as a long-term framework for runaway and street youth ages 14-21, regardless of religion, race, sex or gender.
  • 9/14/2016 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.
  • 9/15/2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beyond Sibling Rivalry: Keeping the Peace

Parenting Workshop

Beyond Sibling Rivalry: Keeping the Peace

Discover the reasons for sibling quarrels and learn techniques to help children minimize and resolve conflicts. 

  • 9/15/2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Insights for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth

The Link Between the Heart and the Uterus Through the Lens of Chinese Medicine (In Hebrew)

Insights for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth

הקשר בין הלב והרחם לפי הרפואה הסינית: תובנות וכלים מעשיים להריון ולידה בריאים

הרצאה עם ליאת הוד, אודות המימד הרגשי והפיזי במהלך ההריון

The 40 weeks of pregnancy are a very meaningful and dynamic time for women. A lot was written about the physical and hormonal changes that happens in every week of the pregnancy. This lecture will focus on the emotional aspect of this wonderful period.

  • 9/16/2016 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!

  • 9/16/2016 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.

  • 9/18/2016 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Zionism 3.0: In Search of the Shared Dream

Zionism 3.0: In Search of the Shared Dream
The groundbreaking Zionism 3.0 conference returns to the Oshman Family JCC on Sunday, September 18!

This year's conference will feature discussion and debate about the defining aspirations and challenges facing the Israeli and American Jewish communities today.
  • 9/20/2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Mazmanian Family in Concert: 'Folk Spirit'

Music at Noon Performances: Lunch & Concert

Mazmanian Family in Concert: 'Folk Spirit'

The Bay Area's own Mazmanian family—Greg, Ida, Eddy and Rose—perform lively and soulful folk-inspired classics from around the world. Be dazzled by Gypsy, Armenian, Hungarian, Spanish and Ukrainian folk tunes and other surprises that fly off their fiddles and our magnificent Steinway.

Early admittance is at 11:40 AM for those who RSVP by September 18.

  • 9/20/2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Resilience Advantage®

A stress reduction wellness series

The Resilience Advantage®
Create a personal toolkit of simple, highly effective practices to utilize in times of stress. Attend one workshop or all four.
  • 9/20/2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Shalhevet 2017 Information Evening

For parents and prospective students

Shalhevet 2017 Information Evening
Thinking of going on Shalhevet 2017? Don't miss this chance to meet our program staff, speak to a past participants, and find out more information about the trip.

Shalhevet is a special two-week journey to Poland and Israel for Bay Area students in their junior or senior year of high school.

  • 9/20/2016 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.
  • 9/20/2016 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.
  • 9/21/2016 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

California Academy of Sciences

Travel & Day Trips

California Academy of Sciences

For Adults 65+

The California Academy of Sciences is among the largest natural history museums in the world. Located in beautiful Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, it has become a renowned scientific and educational institution, committed to the sustainability of life on Earth.

  • 9/21/2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Annual Preschool Fundraising Luncheon

A Conversation with Alison Gelb Pincus: Life, Entrepreneurship, Parenting and the Power of [Hello] Mazel

Annual Preschool Fundraising Luncheon
Help support the OFJCC Leslie Family Preschool by attending its second annual fundraising luncheon. Hear from featured speaker Alison Pincus, co-founder of One Kings Lane, about being a parent and an entrepreneur. All are welcome.
  • 9/22/2016 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Character Day

"The Making of a Mensch"—a Special Film Screening and Discussion

Character Day
Join the third annual Character Day, where thousands of groups around the world will screen The Making of a Mensch and other films that explore the importance of asking who we are and who we want to be in the world. 
  • 9/22/2016 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.
  • 9/23/2016 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.
  • 9/23/2016 6:00 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.
  • 9/24/2016 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

The Dybbuk: A Multimedia Chamber Opera

Exclusive West Coast Premiere

The Dybbuk: A Multimedia Chamber Opera

A young woman, near death, awakens to the whisper of a clarinet. She must choose between life with a man she does not know and death with her beloved, who has possessed her as a dybbuk—a deceased soul who takes possession of a living body.

Join the OFJCC at the exclusive West Coast premiere performed in both English and Hebrew with supertitles.

  • 9/25/2016 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament
Come hit the fairway with us and join fellow OFJCC golfers for a tournament at Moffett Field Golf Course in Moffett Field. All levels are welcome.
  • 9/25/2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Pre-Holiday Festival and Bazaar

Pre-Holiday Festival and Bazaar
Get ready for the New Year! Make cards for Rosh Hashanah, create sukkah decorations and get up and dance.
  • 9/25/2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Dybbuk: A Multimedia Chamber Opera

Exclusive West Coast Premiere

The Dybbuk: A Multimedia Chamber Opera

A young woman, near death, awakens to the whisper of a clarinet. She must choose between life with a man she does not know and death with her beloved, who has possessed her as a dybbuk—a deceased soul who takes possession of a living body.

Join the OFJCC at the exclusive West Coast premiere performed in both English and Hebrew with supertitles.

  • 9/26/2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

BRCA Awareness—Learn the Facts about Hereditary Cancer

BRCA Awareness—Learn the Facts about Hereditary Cancer

Join in a panel discussion to understand the risks of hereditary cancer and to learn about genetic testing options. There will be an opportunity after the presentation to take the Color genetic test to screen for the BRCA mutations.

  • 9/27/2016 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Jewish Holiday Lunch Celebrations: Rosh Hashanah

Festive Lunch & Concert Featuring Veretski Pass

Jewish Holiday Lunch Celebrations: Rosh Hashanah

Enjoy a festive lunch with traditional holiday foods, stories, music and blessings. The music entertainment for the Rosh Hashanah Jewish Holiday Lunch will be Veretski Pass. Open to the community; family members welcome.

Early admittance is at 11:10 AM for people who RSVP by September 21.

  • 9/27/2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Dan Toren in Concert

Dan Toren in Concert

דן תורן - מה, גם את זה הוא כתב?

ה-ICC ואמיר צורי גאים להציג: דן תורן בהופעה דן תורן - מלחין, כותב ומוזיקאי מהאהובים והמוכרים שבארצנו, לא מפסיק ליצור. לאחרונה אסף את השירים שכתב והלחין לאמנים אחרים, למופע יחיד מצליח - ועכשיו הוא פה, אצלנו.

The ICC@JCC and Amir Tsuri are proud to present: Dan Toren in concert. Dan Toren, Israeli singer, song-writer, and musician, is returning to the Rooster!

  • 9/28/2016 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.


  • 9/29/2016 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Golf

JCC Afternoons Program—2016 Fall Session

Golf
Aces Junior Golf Club is a great way to introduce your young player to golf. With a 6:1 student to instructor ratio, students will enjoy small class sizes and learn swing fundamentals, USGA rules and golf course etiquette. Not eligible for free class.

 

  • 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.
  • 10/3/2016 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Rosh Hashanah in the Park

Rosh Hashanah in the Park
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.
  • 10/5/2016 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Rosh Hashanah Tea Party

For Russian-Speaking Seniors

Rosh Hashanah Tea Party
In Russian: Join us for a Rosh Hashanah tea party and pastry competition. Bake your favorite dessert to share with other guests.
  • 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 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 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 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

A Talk with Jamie Metzl

Author of "Eternal Sonata"

A Talk with Jamie Metzl
Jamie Metzl is the author of the novels Genesis Code and The Depths of the Sea and Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security of the Atlantic Council. A globally syndicated columnist, he appears regularly on national and international media exploring genetics, national security and Asian affairs issues.
  • 10/15/2016 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

B—The Underwater Bubble Show

B—The Underwater Bubble Show

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.

11:30 AM and 4:30 PM shows sold out!

Tickets still available for the 7:30 PM show

  • 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.
  • 10/20/2016 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

The Legacy of the Nuremberg Principles

Holding Syria's Assad and Other Human Rights Criminals Accountable

The Legacy of the Nuremberg Principles

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 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sukkot Shabbat Dinner

Sukkot Shabbat Dinner
Join us in our community Sukkah for a festive Shabbat dinner celebration.
  • 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.
  • 10/26/2016 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.
  • 10/29/2016 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.
  • 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 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 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Introduction to Islam

Introduction to Islam
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.
  • 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 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.  

  • 11/8/2016 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."
  • 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.
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