Kesher Newsletter January 2015
 
Happy 2015!! What better way to start the new year than by performing a few good deeds: Sign up for a Mitzvah Day project (on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service) , a community-wide day of "tikkun olam" ("repair of the world").

With the new year also comes the time to think about summer camps and pre/school registration for the fall. To make things a little easier, we've listed some California-based overnight camps in our camp section below. If you have questions about camp options, local preschools/day schools, religious educational programs and more, please contact me. I'll be happy to assist you in finding the right fit for your children.

And finally, our Kesher Families Facebook group for parents of Jewish kids has really taken off! If you haven't joined yet, JOIN NOW and tell your friends! Together we can create a wonderful place where parents can meet, host, share, ask/inform and connect with other Jewish parents in the area.

Sarith - Your Kesher Family Concierge
Babies, Toddlers & Parents
TUE/THU, 
weekly from 1/6 
9:30-11:30 pm 
OFJCC, PA:
Yad b'Yad
MON/WED, 
weekly from 1/5 
9:30-11:30 pm 
Beth Am, LA:
Yad b'Yad
Fridays,
weekly from 1/9 
9:30-11:15 pm 
OFJCC, PA:
Yad l'Shabat
SAT, 1/10
12:00-12:30 pm 
Beth Jacob, RC:
Shabbat for Baby & Me
SUN, 1/25 
10:00-11:30 pm 
Jewish Baby Network:
Dads Morning Out
Mondays
From 9:15 am
OFJCC, PA:
Mama & Baby Walks 
Wednesdays
10:00 -11:00 am
OFJCC, PA:
Baby Yoga
 
Thursdays 
9:15 - 11:00 am
OFJCC, PA:
Baby Play Space
 
Pre-Schoolers

Fridays, 
Weekly from 1/9 
3:15-5:00 pm 
OFJCC, PA:
Yad l'Shabat Afternoons
SUN, 1/11
10:00 -11:30 am
Jewish Contemporary Museum:
Preschool Hullabaloo Hoedown with Mr. Lunch 
SUN, 1/11 
From 4:00 pm 
ICC@OFJCC:
Story Time - in Hebrew 

SUN, 1/11
From 11:00 am
My First Hebrew with Koren:
Happy Tooth, Sad Tooth 
FRI, 1/16
From 5:15 pm
Beth Am, LA:
Tot Shabbat Dinner 
SUN, 1/18
10:00 -11:30 am
Beth Am, LA:
Gan Haggim - in Russian
SUN,1/25   
From 9:30 am
Etz Chayim, PA:
Z'ra'im Family Program

 

Tuesdays
From 4:30 pm
ICC@OFJCC:
Sippurchik - in Hebrew
Thursdays
5:30 - 6:15 pm  
ICC@OFJCC:
Music & Movement  - In Hebrew 
Fridays
12:30 - 2:30 pm
OFJCC, PA: 
Fun Play Friday
Saturdays 
From 9 am
Kol Emeth, PA: 
Torah For Tots
Saturdays 
From 9 am
Beth Jacob, RC: 
Tot Shabbat Childcare 
K-2nd Grade
SUN, 1/11
From 4:00 pm
ICC@OFJCC:
Bible Stories - in Hebrew 
SAT, 1/24
3:30 - 6:00 pm
Beth Am, LA: 
My Jewish Discovery - in Russian
 
WED, 1/14,
From 6:30 pm
South Peninsula Jewish Day School, SV:
First Grade Open House
Wednesdays,
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Chabad, PA:
Alef Studio
  
3rd Graders and Up
SUN, 1/11 
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Kol Emeth, PA:
Jr. Kadima Ice Skating Party
More
SAT, 1/24 
3:30 - 8:30 pm
Beth Am, LA:
Biblical Characters in World Art - in Russian
More
Sundays
3:00 - 5:00 pm
ICC@OFJCC: 
Israeli Scouts (Tzofim) Shevet Hamifratz
 


 
 
The Whole Family

WED, 1/7
From 7:05 pm
Etz Chayim, PA: 
Shir Appeal Acapella Workshop & Concert
SUN, 1/11
From 3:00 pm:
OFJCC, PA: 
Musical Journeys for Children & Families With Pianist Frank LÚvy

SUN, 1/18
From 2:30 pm
Camp Gan Israel: 
Kick-off Party

SUN, 1/18
11:30 am - noon
Jewish Contemporary Museum:
Mr. Lunch - Puppy Dogs Tale

MON, 1/19
all day
OFJCC, PA:
2015 Community-Wide Mitzvah Day

SUN, 1/25
9:00 am - noon
OFJCC Preschool: Open House & Tu B'Shvat Celebration
FRI, 1/31
7:00 pm
OFJCC, PA:
5th Friday Special Service: Broadway 
SUN, 1/4,18,25 28-30
From 11:00 am
Jewish Contemporary Museum:
Drop-in Art Making: Creative Clay Creatures
Saturdays (ongoing)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Beth Jacob, RC:
Power-Hour

Special Needs

SUN, 1/11&25
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Friendship Circle: 
Sunday Circle 

SUN, 1/11&25
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Friendship Circle:  
Jewish Kids in Aktion (JKA) 

SUN, 1/18
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Friendship Circle: 
Swim Night / Parent Date Night 

MON, 1/19
TBD
Friendship Circle:  
Mitzvah Day

Parenting
 
THU, 1/8
From 7:30 pm
OFJCC, PA:
Alfie Kohn: Performance vs. Learning

WED, 1/15-2/18
From 7:30 pm
Chabad@OFJCC:
The Art of Parenting

1/11,25 2/1,8,22
9:00 - 11:15 am
Interfaith Family@Beth Am: 
How to Create a Jewish Home When you Aren't Jewish
SAT, 1/24
From 7:30 pm
OFJCC, PA: 
Moonshots in Education: Launching Blended Learning in the Classroom with Esther Wojcicki
MON, 1/26
From 7:30 pm
OFJCC, PA: 
Chevrutah: The Concept of Jewish Home
SAT, 1/21
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parents Place: 
KidPower: Keeping Kids Safe
Overnight Summer Camps 2015

Yosemite:
Camp Tawonga 
2&3 week sessions + Taste of Camp; Grades 2-10
Ojay Valley:
Camp Ramah
2 & 4-week sessions + Special Needs camps; 
Grades 3-10

Atherton:
JCC Maccabi Sport Camp 
2-week sessions; 
Ages 8-14

Santa Rosa:
Camp Newman 
1-2 & 3-4 week sessions; 
Grades 3-12

Big Bear:
Habonim Dror - Camp Gilboa 
3 & 6-week sessions + Taste of Camp Program; 
Ages 8 - 18

Running Springs:
Kachol Lavan IAC 
1-week sessions; Ages 8-18

North Fork:
Gan Yisroel West
Separate boys & girls camps; 
Ages 8-13

Petaluma:
Bechol Lashon 
2-week sessions; 
Ages 8-14

For more information on events and programs, contact Sarith Honigstein: 650-283-2950, kesher@jewishlearningworks.org

     
 

                       

 
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