Kesher Marin Newsletter April 2015

Passover begins on April 3rd! Are you ready? In addition to listing all of the community Passover programs, seders and resources, there are lots of other exciting events all throughout April!  I am happy to meet with you to help you find the right fit for your family.  If there is something that you are looking for and not finding, contact me and let's see what we can create.

Enjoy your holiday celebrations and the rest of the month!


Deborah Burg-Schnirman

your Kesher Marin Concierge

Passover Resources

Passover @ Home is a guide designed to support you in your exploration and celebration of Passover. If you are hosting, our Seder Leader's Guide helps you plan, prepare and lead a memorable and festive Seder. 

Our Jewish Community Library is offering sets of printed haggadot on loan through Seder in a Box. 

Click here for the details. Pick up in SF or have them delivered in Marin.
For Babies, Toddlers & Parents (or Caregivers) 

Tuesdays (ongoing) 
Osher Marin JCC:
9:30 - 11:00 am

Mon-Fri (ongoing)
JCC San Rafael
Side by Side 
(Yad b'Yad)
9:15-10:45 am
JCC@ Kol Shofar:
Side by Side (Yad b'Yad)
9:15 - 10:45 am & 11 am - 12:30 pm
Fri, (ongoing)
Osher Marin JCC:
Mommies in Motion
10:00-10:30 am 

Sun, April 26
Osher Marin JCC:
Family Connections--Israel
9:30 -11:30 am 

Tues - May 5
Parents Place 
JAMaRoo music and playroom
9:15 - 11:30 am
For 2-5 Year Olds with Parents (or caregiver)

Sat, April 4
Kol Shofar:
Family Shabbat Experience
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sun, April 12
Contemporary Jewish Museum:
Preschool super Fun Sundays
10:00-11:30 am
Sun, April 19
Rodef Sholom:
Jr. Jews
10:00 -11:00 am

Tues & Wed (ongoing)
Kol Shofar:
Sing-Dance- Play Music Together
Tues 9:30 am, Wed 4:30 pm 

Sun, April 26
Osher Marin JCC
Family Connections-Israel
9:30 -11:30 am

For Pre-Schoolers

Gan Israel Preschool, San Rafael:  
Preschool Tours
by appointment 

Tuesday or Friday
Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael & Tiburon:  
Preschool Tours
9:15 am

For School Age Kids

Tues & Thurs (ongoing)
Osher Marin JCC:
Clubhouse J
3-5:30 pm

Tue, April 21
Chabad of Novato:
Jewish Kids Club--Care for Community
5:00-6:30 pm
For Tweens 6th - 8th Graders

Mon, April 20
Chabad of Novato
CTeen Click
5:00 - 6:30 pm

Osher MarinJCC
Club J Teen Fit
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Sun, April 19
JFCS Youth First
Community Yom HaShoah
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Mon, April 27
JFCS Youth First @ Novato Children's Center
Macabi Sports
3:30 - 5:00 pm
For the Whole Family

Fri, April 3

Chabad of Novato
Passover Seder
7:00 pm

Fri, April 3 & Sat. April 4

Chabad of Marin
Family Friendly Passover Seder 
7:00 pm

Fri, April 3

Chabad of Mill Valley
Passover Seder
7:30 pm


Sat, April 4

Congregation Rodef Sholom
Second Night Passover Seder 
5:00 pm

Sun, April 5

Outdoor Matzah Making & Nature Connect
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sundays, ongoing
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Drop-in Art-Making
1:00-3:00 pm

Fri. April, 10

Gan HaLev

Community Seder in Fairfax

5:30 pm

Thurs. April 9 - Mon. April 13
Wilderness Torah
Passover in the Desert
4 nights

Sun, April 12
Osher Marin JCC
Israel Art Competition
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Sun, April 12
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Family Gallery Adventures
11:30 am -3:00 pm 

Sundays (ongoing)
Osher Marin JCC
Sundays @ theJ
10:00 am- 1:00 pm

Sat. April 18
Camp Tawonga
Havdalah Camp Fire and Dance Party
8:00 - 11:00 pm

Sun, April 19
Contemporary Jewish Museum
BookPALS Storytimes
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Sun, April 19
Marin Jewish Community
Yom Hashoah Comemoration
4:00 - 5:30 pm

Sun. April 19
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Down Home Music Time
12:30 - 1:00 pm
Thur, April 23
Osher Marin JCC
Josh Nelson & Kosher Gospel Choir
7:30 pm

Sun, April 26
URJ Camp Newman & PJ Library, Santa Rosa
Family Fun Festival & Open House
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

For Parents

Thur, April 2
Parents Place, JFCS San Rafael
Terrific Toddlers and Twos
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Wed, April 22
Parents Place, JFCS San Rafael
New Baby, New Mom Discussion Group
10:30-11:30 am
Inclusion--Special Needs

Wed, ongoing
Osher Marin JCC:
Sensory Interactions
3:4 - 5:45 pm
K - 4th grade

Summer Camps--Day Camps

San Rafael, CA
Camp Kahillah
Osher Marin JCC:
Pre-K - 10th grade

West Berkeley
Urban Adamah Farm Camp
Pre-K-5th grade

Summer Camps--Overnight Camps

First Time 
Camper Scholarship

San Rafael, CA
Travel Adventures
Osher Marin JCC:
7th - 10th grade

Yosemite, cA
Camp Tawonga
2nd - 10th grade

Santa Rosa, CA
URJ Camp Newman
3rd - 12th grade

Big Bear, CA
Camp Gilboa
3rd - 12th grade

Ojai, CA
Camp Ramah
3rd - 10th grade

Steamboat, CO
Camp Inc.
6th - 12th grade

Atherton, CA
JCC Maccabi Sports Camp
4th- 10th grade

Greensboro, NC
URJ Six Points Sports Acadamy
4th - 11th grade

Lincoln City, OR
BB Camp
(B'nai Brith)
3rd- 10th grade

West Marin
Camp Be'Chol Lashon @
Walker Creek
3rd grade & up

For more information on events and programs, contact Deborah Burg-Schnirman: 415-529-3240,


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