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January 2021

Bay Area Friendship Circle's
7th / 8th Grade Volunteer Program (Ages 11-13)

January 31, February 21, March 14, April 11, May 16, 4:30-5:30 PM, Via Zoom

A wonderful opportunity for middle schoolers to transition to high school volunteering and engage with kids who have special needs.

  • Volunteer Commitment: Must be able to attend each session of the program
  • Parent Orientation: Thursday, January 14, 8:00 PM, Zoom

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Bring Israel Home
January 13–April 28

Join the JCCA for a new digital series with a live-at-home cooking and Q&A component featuring 5-time James Beard award-winning chef/co-owner of Zahav, Michael Solomonov. Learn more.

Keshet's First-Ever Virtual Teen Shabbaton
Saturday, January 16-Monday, January 18 (MLK Day)

Connect with LGBTQ Jewish teens in grades 8-12 to gather, bring in a new week, learn and celebrate together — just like at an in-person Shabbaton, but not on Shabbat. Register online.

Mitzvah Day
Monday, January 18

“Everybody Can Be Great, Because Anybody Can Serve” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join hundreds of your neighbors for a virtual community-wide day of tikkun olam ("repair of the world") as part of a National Day of Service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This year's event will feature a range of projects addressing issues of poverty, hunger, homelessness, aging, the environment and more. Each project will be led by a non-profit organization focusing on one of these issues and doing good for our community every day. Each organization will give a short presentation about their work on Zoom and offer a hands-on project for participants to complete from the safety of their homes. Participants are expected to drop off completed projects at the OFJCC by the end of the day. Learn more.

Camp Kesem at Stanford
New Camper Registration Opens January 26

Camp Kesem is a year-round community and free week-long sleep away summer camp for children ages 6-17 affected by a parent's cancer.

Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. Kesem is the largest national organization dedicated to supporting children impacted by a parent’s cancer, at no cost to families. Our innovative and fun-filled programs provide children with peers who understand their unique needs, and create long-lasting impact. Learn more.

Everyone could use a little soul boosting these days. HaMaqom | The Place is here with a rack of new courses to start off the new year. Please take a look at what they have to offer.

Soul To Soul: African American and Jewish Music Meet in Celebration of Two Cultures
Monday, January 18, 1:00 PM

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and the JCC Association of America proudly present "Soul to Soul", a concert depicting the historical journeys and shared cultural legacy of the African American and American Jewish communities in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Learn more.

Planting Seeds for the Future: Virtual Tu B'Shvat Seder
Sunday, January 24, 4:00 PM

Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish earth day, is the traditional reminder that spring is just around the corner. Join us for a family-friendly virtual musical Tu B’Shvat Seder and seed planting. Learn more.

OFJCC Presents — Shabbat: Eight-Class Series
Wednesdays, January 13-March 3, 7:00 PM

Shabbat is one of the foundational, fundamental and formative aspects of Jewish life—but how much do we really know about Shabbat? Find out in this series, part of our Judaism: The New Basics. Learn more.

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Tu Bishvat Celebration: A Virtual Tour
Following David Ben-Gurion in the Negev

Moday, February 1, 10:00 PM PST

Join us in celebration of Tu Bishvat with a uniquely intimate reflection of Ben-Gurion, a singular leader whose tenacious personality and unwavering love for the state of Israel captivated the world. RSVP for this free event.

Mon, January 18 2021 5 Sh'vat 5781