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Classes & Workshops

Keep life interesting and exciting by discovering something new. The OFJCC offers an alluring selection of classes and workshops for adults.

We have something for every desire whether it’s learning a new language or a new dance step. Professional instructors and lecturers from the top of their fields will be on hand to guide enthusiastic beginners in their new creative outlets, while helping seasoned pros perfect their proficiency.

  • 5/5/2016 2:00 PM

Piano: Private Lessons

2016 Winter-Spring Session

Piano: Private Lessons

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. 

  • 5/5/2016 3:00 PM

Guitar: Private Lessons | Thursdays

2016 Winter-Spring Session

Guitar: Private Lessons | Thursdays

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 such works of great composers, past and present. All levels welcome!

  • 5/6/2016 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.
  • 5/8/2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Community Beit Midrash

A monthly, pluralistic evening of Jewish learning

Community Beit Midrash
The Silicon Valley Beit Midrash and Oshman Family JCC invite you to take part in a monthly communal evening of Jewish learning. Engage in meaningful text study in an inclusive and intellectually challenging environment with the South Bay Jewish community.
  • 5/9/2016 3:00 PM

Piano: Private Lessons

2016 Winter-Spring Session

Piano: Private Lessons

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.

All sessions are full.

  • 5/9/2016 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Argentine Tango Class and Practice

Argentine Tango Class and Practice

Argentine Tango is a social dance that originated in Buenos Aires during the late 19th century and has won hosts of fans all over the world.

We offer weekly lessons, workshops and practice for beginners and intermediate level dancers. This is a friendly environment for singles and couples of all ages.

  • 5/10/2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Big Band Jazz Ensemble Class

Big Band Jazz Ensemble Class
Under the direction of Jeff Sanford, participants need to be able to read music and be relatively proficient on their instrument.
  • 5/11/2016 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Guitar: Private Lessons | Wednesdays

2016 Winter-Spring Session

Guitar: Private Lessons | Wednesdays
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 such works of great composers, past and present. All lessons are full.
  • 5/11/2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Guitar Adult Beginners Group Class

2016 Winter-Spring Session

Guitar Adult Beginners Group Class
This course will cover the fundamentals of guitar playing and music in general. Different parts of the guitar, posture, hand position, tuning and basics of notation such as rhythm and note recognition, fingerings and location of notes and chords on the fretboard will be taught.
  • 5/12/2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

How To Use Essential Oils to Support Your Family's Health

How To Use Essential Oils to Support Your Family's Health
Join us for an informal class on how to use essential oils with babies and kids.

  • 5/16/2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Percussion: Private Lessons

2016 Winter-Spring Session

Percussion: Private Lessons
The Level 1 percussion class will focus on the fundamentals of rhythm, meter, melody and expression through movement, drums, singing, bells and more! Children will develop a sense of tempo, learn to read rhythms and pitches, sing folk melodies from around the world and find expression through music.
  • 5/17/2016 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Multimedia Judaism

Multimedia Judaism

This program has been cancelled.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Judaism but didn't want to sit in a stuffy classroom to learn! Judaism is the what, the arts is the how. Movie and TV clips, fiction and visual art will be our vehicle on this introductory journey through Jewish thought, customs and practice.

  • 5/18/2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Strength in Struggle: Lessons in Character from the Stories of our Prophets

Strength in Struggle: Lessons in Character from the Stories of our Prophets

Strength in Struggle, a brand-new six-session course by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, explores six intriguing, disturbing and controversial biblical personalities and events from the times of the Prophets: Jephthah’s daughter, the rise and fall of King Saul, Ruth’s migration to Israel, King David and Bathsheba, the wonders of Elisha, and Jonah and the fish. A class with Rabbi Yosef Levin.


  • 5/19/2016 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Stir, Sip, and Schmooze: A Healthy Cooking Experience

Stir, Sip, and Schmooze: A Healthy Cooking Experience
Join Michelle Greenebaum from Together In The Kitchen for a fun, interactive, hands-on cooking experience as she teaches you how to prepare delicious, healthy food for the whole family. We'll cook together while enjoying a glass (or two!) of wine, and then we will all sit down to taste and enjoy our creations.
  • 5/19/2016 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, JCamp, Beget Kefet and more. We invite you to join our fun and social book club.
  • 5/20/2016 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Family Earthquake Safety

Family Earthquake Safety
Are you and your family ready for our next major earthquake?

OFJCC is hosting a free workshop with the earthquake safety expert of Quake Plan Consulting, Katharine Turkle. In this 45-minute session, get professional tips on family safety essentials. Practical advice and a Q&A session will help you and your family prepare.

  • 5/22/2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bay Area Community Talmud Circle

Bay Area Community Talmud Circle
The Bay Area Community Talmud Circle is a growing, dynamic and welcoming community of adult students engaged in modern Talmud study and active conversation.
  • 5/24/2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Private Flute Lessons

2016 Winter-Spring Session

Private Flute Lessons

Jewish and popular music will be taught based on individual levels and interests. For more advanced students, flute works by classical masters such as Bach and Mozart will be studied along with classical compositions. All levels welcome!

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