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Community Tuesdays

Tuesdays are special at the Oshman Family JCC. Taste a full scope of OFJCC Programming!

All Tuesday lectures are on a drop-in basis; no need to make reservations. Monthly Music at Noon concerts and Jewish Holiday Lunches require advanced reservations. Payment is at the door.

Payment for all events can be made with an affordable Community Tuesday punch card or cash at the door. Punch cards will be on sale for $80 from September 1 to September 6.

Morning Exercise:

If you are not currently a member of the Fitness Center, you can attend classes and use the facility on Tuesdays with only a punch of the Community Tuesday punch card. For a full list of classes check http://paloaltojcc.org/groupfitness.


Community Tuesdays Door-to-Door Rides for Seniors:

The OFJCC provides door-to-door rides for mobility-impaired seniors to all Community Tuesday lectures and concerts. The price is $10 for a round trip. All reservations must be made by Thursday morning the week before the event.

To make a reservation, contact Betty Saad at bsaad@paloaltojcc.org or (650) 223-8741. Funded by the Senior Mobility Initiative at the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.

Community Tuesdays Call for Volunteers:

Get involved with our wonderful community and make lasting friendships by volunteering at Community Tuesdays programs. There are many opportunities to suit your interests. We need help at the Music at Noon and Jewish Festival lunches, at the lectures, doing outreach to housebound seniors, making reminder calls for excursions and many other tasks.

If you would like to explore options for volunteers, please click here.


  • 9/27/2016 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.
  • 9/27/2016 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 11/8/2016 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.  

  • 11/15/2016 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.

  • 11/22/2016 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.
  • 11/29/2016 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.
  • 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.  

  • 12/13/2016 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.
  • 12/20/2016 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Jewish Holiday Lunch Celebrations: Hanukkah

Festive Lunch & Concert Featuring Richard Glazier

Jewish Holiday Lunch Celebrations: Hanukkah

Enjoy a festive lunch with traditional holiday foods, stories, music and blessings. The music entertainment will be Richard Glazier, pianist, narrator and renowned Gershwin specialist. Open to the community; family members welcome.

Early admittance is at 11:10 AM for those who RSVP by December 15.

  • 1/10/2017 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Famous Trials: J. Robert Oppenheimer Trial

With Oak Dowling, J.D.

Famous Trials: J. Robert Oppenheimer 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.

Robert Oppenheimer's life and legacy are inextricably linked to America's most famous top-secret initiative, the Manhattan Project. But after World War II, this brilliant and intense scientist fell from the innermost circles of American science, and at the height of the Red Scare, the veil of suspicion fell over him.  

  • 3/7/2017 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Jewish Holiday Lunch Celebrations: Purim

Festive Lunch

Jewish Holiday Lunch Celebrations: Purim

Enjoy a festive lunch with traditional holiday foods, stories, music and blessings. Costumes are encouraged at our fun-filled event featuring hilarious skits.

Early admittance is at 11:10 AM for people who RSVP by March 1. Open to the community; family members welcome.

  • 4/4/2017 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Jewish Holiday Lunch Celebrations: Passover

Festive Lunch

Jewish Holiday Lunch Celebrations: Passover

Enjoy a festive lunch with traditional holiday foods, stories, music and blessings. Learn about many holiday traditions at our Passover Seder.

Early admittance is at 11:10 AM for those who RSVP by March 29. Open to the community; family members welcome.

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