Kesher Marin Newsletter June 2015

Summer is just around the corner!  As the days get longer, I want to remind you that I'm available to help plan playdates, coffee dates, a picnic with schoolmates, toddler treks, stroller walks and more. Want to co-host with Kesher? Just contact me and we can put something together. There are also many educational programs enrolling now for next school year. It can be hard to navigate the options, so if you'd like some help finding the right fit for your family, let me know and we'll meet up.  

Most of all, I'd like to thank you for your support as we continue to grow our Facebook group. The more parents join, the more active our group becomes. If you aren't already part of the group, please join today and invite your friends! 


Happy Summer! 


Deborah Burg-Schnirman

your Kesher Marin Concierge

For Babies, Toddlers & Parents (or Caregivers) 

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

Mon-Fri June 22 - Aug. 14 (8 classes/session)
JCC San Rafael
Side by Side 
(Yad b'Yad)
9:30-11:00 am
Mon or Tues June 22, 23 - Aug 10,11 (8 classes)
JCC@ Kol Shofar:
Side by Side (Yad b'Yad)
9:30-11:00 am & 11:15am-12:30 pm
Fri, June 12 - July 17 (6 classes)
Osher Marin JCC:
Mommies in Motion
10:00-10:30 am 
For Babies -5 Year Olds with Parents (or caregiver)

Sat, June 6
Kol Shofar:
Family Shabbat Experiencewith Rabbi Chai
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

For Pre-Schoolers

Gan Israel Preschool, San Rafael:  
Preschool Tours
by appointment 

Tues or Fri
Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael & Tiburon:  
Preschool Tours
9:15 am

Mon-Fri, June 22 - Aug 14 
Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael Camp Rishonim and Yeladim
9:30 am 

For School Age Kids

Sat. June 6
Congregation Kol Shofar: Jr. Congregation
10:00 am -12:00 pm

Sun. June 7
Congregation Rodef Sholom:
Camp Pre-Union
12:00-2:00 pm

Mon. June 15 ongoing
Shalom Explorers: DYI At Home Tool Kit
9:00 am -on

Mon-Fri June 22-26
Osher Marin JCC
Crazy Chemistry Camp
9:30-3:30 pm

Mon-Fri June 29-July 3
Osher Marin JCC
Mad Machines & Robot Camp
9:30-3:30 pm

For the Whole Family

Sat & Sun, June 6 & 7(ongoing weekly)
Osher Marin JCC
Weekend Family Fun Kick-Off
12:30 - 6:45pm

Sun, June 7 (ongoing weekly)
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Drop-in Art Making
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Wed, June 10
Wilderness Torah
Youth Programs Info Session
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Sun, June 14
Osher Marin JCC, Kesher & Fair Trade Jiudaica
Pop-Up Marin @ Fairfax Eco Fest
11 am - 6 pm

Fri, June 19
Congregation Rodef Sholom
Outdoor Sanctuary @ Santa Margarita Park
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Sat, June 20
Shabbat Morning @ Regle Ranch, Sebastopol
9:30 am-1:00 pm

Fri-Sun, June 26-28
Limud Bay Area 
Jewish Festival Weekend & Camp, 
Sonoma Valley
2:00 - pm

Sun, June 28
Wilderness Torah
B'naiture Open House  
1:00 - 4:00 pm

Sun, June 28
Osher Marin JCC
Weekend Family Fun Luau
12:30 - 6:45pm

For Parents

Wed, June 3
Parents Place, JFCS San Rafael
Managing Aggressive Behavior
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Thur, June 4
Parents Place, JFCS San Rafael
Infant-Child CPR
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Wed, June 10
Parents Place, JFCS San Rafael
Positive and Effective Discipline
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Tue, June 16
Parents Place, JFCS San Rafael
Intro How to Talk so Kids will Listen
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Thur, June 18
Parents Place, JFCS San Rafael
Boys and Discipline
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Wed, June 24
Parents Place, JFCS San Rafael
Bye Bye Diapers
7:00 - 9:00 pm
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

Overnight & Family Camps

Thur - Sun. Aug 20-23
Keshet LGBTQ Family Camp
Camp Tawonga
Yosemite, CA

Fri - Sun. Aug 21-23
Grief & Growing Family Camp
Camp Newman

Thur - Sun. Aug 27-30
Camp Tawonga Family Camp, Yosemite,  CA

Thur - Sun. Aug 27-30
Camp  Tawonga Fall Family Camp, Yosemite,  CA

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,


About Kesher

Kesher (connection in Hebrew) is a community concierge service designed to help families with children explore Jewish life and community. Our service is free and open to all families in Marin. 

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