Kesher Marin Newsletter July 2015

With summer in full swing, I hope you are enjoying some relaxing down time outdoors!  Looking to fill up those school-free days? There are still openings in the JCC's day camp and Shalom Explorers has a great online activities bank to infuse family time with fun and crafty Jewish learning.

Kesher is planning neighborhood gatherings in August so you can meet other families before school resumes.  If you are interested in connecting, please let me know

I remain available to help you find what you are looking for in the Jewish community-- events, connections with other Jewish families, meet-ups, and more - just email me

Last but not least, thank you for your continued support as we 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, too! 

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 

Tue. July 14-28 
Parents Place, San Rafael:
Playful Connections
10:00 am - 12:00 noon


For Pre-Schoolers

Thurs, July 2
Chabad, Novato:
Jewish Story-Time
10 am - noon 

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

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

Shalom Explorers: DYI At Home Tool Kit
9:00 am -on

Osher Marin JCC
Summer Camps
9:30-3:30 pm

Thurs, July 2 
Chabad Novato: 
Jewish Story Time
10:00 am -noon

For the Whole Family

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

Sun, July 5 (ongoing)
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Drop-in Art Making
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Sat, July 11
Osher Marin JCC
Summer Nights Concert with Kid Zone--Hot Buttered Rum
6:00 - 10:00 pm

Fri, July 17
Congregation Rodef Sholom
Outdoor Sanctuary @ Piper Park, Larkspur
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Sat, July 18
Osher Marin JCC
Summer Nights Concert with Kid Zone--Hapa Hawaiian Night
6:00 - 10:00 pm

Sun, July 19
Osher Marin JCC
Poolside Olympics
12:30 - 6:45 pm

Sat, July 25
Osher Marin JCC
Summer Nights Concert with Kid Zone--The Lady Crooners 
6:00 - 10:00 pm

Sat, Aug 1
Shabbat Morning @ Regle Ranch, Sebastopol
9:30 am-1:00 pm
For Parents

Wed, July 8
Parents Place, JFCS San Rafael
New Baby New Mom Group
10:30 - 11:30 am

Wed, July 8
Parents Place, JFCS San Rafael
Infant-Child CPR
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Wed, July 8
Parents Place, JFCS San Rafael
Parenting through Separation & Divorce
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Wed, July 15
Parents Place, JFCS San Rafael
Terrific Toddlers and Twos
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Wed, July 22 & 29
Parents Place, JFCS San Rafael
How to Talk so Tweens will Listen
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Thur, July 23
Parents Place, JFCS San Rafael
Infant Sleep Solutions
10:00 am- 12 noon

Sun, July 26
Parents Place, JFCS San Rafael
How to Talk so Children Listen Intensive
10:00 am  - 4:00 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

July 19 - Aug 9
Camp Be'Chol Lashon
Petaluma, CA
2nd - 12th grade

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

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

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

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


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