Community Happenings

“Szancer, Imagine That!”

A family-friendly exhibit in the JCC lobby September 14 – November 8
The JCC opens the door to imagination and invites you into the fairy-tale world created by the  famous Polish Jewish illustrator, Jan Marcin Szancer. We are offering a reception, kids workshop, and a virtual lecture! More information at:

Intro to Judaism

Tuesdays, October 12 – April 5, 7:00 – 9:00pm
An overview of the Jewish life-cycle, holidays, and ritual. During the course of the year, students will gain an understanding of Jewish belief, history and calendar and gain exposure to important Jewish books including the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud. Each session includes thirty minutes of Hebrew instruction. For at least the first semester, this year’s class will be presented on Zoom.
Instructors: Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia of the APJCC, Rabbi Jaymee Alpert of Congregation Beth David, Rabbi PJ Schwartz of Congregation Shir Hadash, Rabbi Josh Berkenwald of Congregation Sinai, and Rabbi Dana Magat of Temple Emanu-El. REGISTER HERE
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Making a better world: RBG 1st Memorial (Zoom)

Tuesday, October 19, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
A special event to celebrate and commemorate RBG’s life project: making the world a better place for the under-represented. Former president of the Israeli Supreme Court, Dorit Beinisch and Alison Brunner, CEO of “Law Foundation of Silicon Valley” in a personal conversation on Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Dr. Anat Balint, the coordinator of the Jewish Studies program, will lead the conversation. In partnership with SJSU, Congregation Sinai, and Congregation Shir Hadash. REGISTER: Zoom
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