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The Orchard: For Adults in Their 20s and 30s

The Orchard is a Jewish community for adults in their 20s and 30s (with or without children) in Silicon Valley. Our mission is  to co-create an inclusive community, deeply rooted in ethics, values and spirituality, that — through leveraging Jewish wisdom — positively impacts the participants, and works to increase social good.

The Orchard continues to grow and to thrive! After emerging from lockdown, we jump-started our Shabbat programming for young adults and young families. We've been hosting monthly Tot Shabbats on Friday evenings as well as Young Family Gatherings in the Park on Saturday mornings. Our outdoor Shabbat Dinners on the patio have also been a hit for singles and couples in their 20s and 30s. Our Shabbat programming complements a robust series of classes taught by Rabbi Jon Prosnit. Over the summer, Rabbi Jon taught on modern Jewish relationships, blending ancient wisdom and modern practice; now he's teaching Intro to Judaism, back by popular demand.

Social justice is a core part of our Jewish communal practice. Our lay-led monthly Challah Bake continues to connect hungry challah buyers with homemade loaves, generating over $1,500 for Second Harvest of Silicon Valley over the past year. Our feminist Rosh Chodesh group is a source of social support for those transitioning out of college and into the workforce, while our Dayenu Circle helps us channel our Jewish values into public action for climate justice. We look forward to continuing this work as we build our community rooted in Jewish ethics.

Sign up to be added to our email distribution list by contacting The Orchard Coordinator Emily McCrone or Rabbi Jonathan Prosnit at or (650) 493-4661.

Learn more on The Orchard website.

Support The Orchard Fund in honor or memory of a loved one.

36 FOR 36 Program: Beth Am offers a special program for anyone 36 or younger. We invite you to join for just $36 a year! Visit our Join Us page to learn more. If you would like to speak to someone to get more information on membership, please contact the Beth Am office at (650) 493-4661 or email

Beth Am gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.

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