Kesher Newsletter - December 2015
 
It's almost Hannukah! Get ready for eight days of celebrations, fun family activities, lots of yummy (greasy) treats, holiday concerts, plays and more. Need some help finding something your family will like? Just contact me and I'll be happy to recommend a program/event for you. 

Also, be sure to visit KESHER's LEGO Dreidl workshop at the OFJCC's First Night of Hanukkah celebrationWe'll be handing out free copies of our new & improved Hanukkah@Home guide, featuring everything you need for a fun and meaningful Hanukkah celebration with your family and friends: rituals, recipes, songs, stories, activities, media & book recommendations, and so much more.
For more info on upcoming Hanukkah events, resources and  activities, check out our Kesher Families Facebook page

Happy Hanukkah!
Sarith - Kesher Community Concierge
Babies, Toddlers & Parents
SAT, 12/12
From 10:30 am
Beth Jacob, RC:
Shabbat for Baby & Me

SUN, 12/13
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Jewish Baby Network & Kol Emeth:
Family Hanukkah Party

SUN, 12/20
10:00 - 11:15 am
Jewish Baby Network:
JBN Dads Morning Out

Mon & Wed
9:30 -11:30 am
Beth Am, LA:
Yad b'Yad 
Mondays
From 9:30 am
OFJCC, PA:
Mama & Baby Walks 
Tuesdays
From 10:30 am 
ICC@OFJCC:
Music & Movement
(6 months - 3 yrs) - In Hebrew
Fridays
10:30 - 11:30 am
OFJCC, PA:
Baby Play Space
Fridays
9:30 - 11:15 am
OFJCC, PA:
Yad l'Shabbat
Saturdays 
From 11:15 am
Kol Emeth, PA: 
Torah For Tots
 
Pre-Schoolers

Mon-Fri, 
11/3 - 12/4
various hours
OFJCC, PA: 
Leslie Familie Preschool Book Fair
SUN, 12/6
10:00 am - noon
Yom Rishon School:
Gan Haggim - In Russian
SUN, 12/6
11:30 am - noon
Contemporary 
Jewish Museum:
Puppet Shows in the Zim Zoom Family Room 
SUN, 12/6
4:00 - 5:30 pm
OFJCC, PA:
Story Time - In Hebrew
SUN, 12/6
9:30 am - noon
Etz Chayim, PA:
Z'ra'im Preschool - Hanukkah Program
FRI, 12/11
4:00pm/10:00am
Etz Chayim, PA:
Friday Night Lights - A Chanukah & Shabbat Experience

SUN, 12/13
10:00-11:30 am
Contemporary 
Jewish Museum:
Super Fun Preschool 
Sundays - Robots, Light Art & Hanukkah with the Octopretzel
Mon-Thu
9:30 am-12:30 pm 
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Fridays, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
OFJCC, PA: 
Family Center Play Time
Mon, Tue, Wed
various times & locations
OFJCC, PA:
SippurChik - In Hebrew
Wednesdays
10:30 - noon
OFJCC, PA:
Mommy and Me - In Russian
Thursdays
5:15 - 6:15 pm 
ICC@OFJCC:
Music & Movement
(2-4 yrs) - In Hebrew
Fridays
3:15 -5:00 pm
OFJCC, PA:
Yad l'Shabbat Afternoons
Saturdays
11:00 am -noon
Chabad, PA:
Tot Shabbat & Singalong
Saturdays 
From 11:15 am
Kol Emeth, PA: 
Torah For Tots
Saturdays 
From 9:00 am
Beth Jacob, RC: 
Tot Shabbat & Childcare 
K - 2nd Graders

SAT, 12/5
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Yom Rishon School:
My Jewish Discovery - In Russian
SUN, 12/6
From 4:00 pm
OFJCC, PA:
Bible Stories - In Hebrew

Sundays
4:30-5:30 pm
OFJCC, PA:
Sunday Afternoon 
Mish-Mash

Saturdays,
Weekly
From 11:00 am
Chabad, PA:
CKids Shabbat Club

Sundays
9:30 - noon
Kol Emeth, PA:
J.Studio


3rd Graders & Up

SAT, 12/5
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Yom Rishon School:
Jewish Impact on World Culture - In Russian
SAT, 12/6
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Kol Emeth, PA:
Kadima Latke Cook-Off
Saturdays
10:00-11:15 am
Beth Jacob, RC:
Junior Congregation

Sundays
3:00-5:00 pm
ICC@OFJCC:
Israeli Scouts (Tzofim) Shevet Hamifratz - In Hebrew

The Whole Family

SUN, 12/1-4
9:00 am - noon
OFJCC, PA:
Mitzvah Corps: Donate 
Books at the Book Fair

FRI, 12/4
From 6:15 pm
Beth Jacob, RC:
Rockin' Musical Shabbat
FRI, 12/4
4:00 - 6:00 pm
OFJCC, PA:
A Children's Play: Four Fables and a Queen - In Hebrew

FRI, 12/4
From 6:15 pm
Beth Jacob, RC:
Rockin' Musical Shabbat
SAT, 12/5
1:15 - 2:15 pm
Kol Emeth, PA:
Choirhawks Chanukah Concert
SUN, 12/6
3:30 - 5:30 pm
OFJCC, PA:
First Night of Hanukkah

SUN, 12/6
1:30 - 3:30 pm
OFJCC, PA:
Latke-It Forward - A workshop for interfaith families
SUN, 12/6
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Urban Adamah:
Beeswax Candle making & Fire Building
SUN, 12/6
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Chabad, PA:
Menorah Lighting at Palo Alto City Hall
SUN, 12/6
From 5:30 pm
Chabad MidPen:
6th Annual Chanukah Festival

MON, 12/7
From 7:00 pm
Jewish Study Network:
Latke Chef
TUE, 12/8
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Kol Emeth Religious School: KE's Annual Community Chanukah Party

FRI, 12/11
From 5:30 pm
Beth Am, LA:
Chanukah Shabbat ShaTot Sha-Boogie & Chanukah Dinner

SAT, 12/12-13
4:00pm/10:00am
Beth Am, LA:
Hagigah  
Play: 
Sh'lom Bayit

SUN, 12/13
10:30 am - noo
OFJCC, PA:
Songs and Games Family Concert

SUN, 12/13
From 10:00 am
Yom Rishon School:
Channukah Party in White & Blue - In Russian
SUN, 12/13
From 5:30 pm
Etz Chayim, PA:
Flametacular & Fried Food Fantasia - Hanukkah Celebration

Saturdays
From 11:00 am
Chabad,  PA: Chabad Kids Club & Family Lunch

Saturdays 
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Beth Jacob, RC:
Power-Hour

Sundays
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Jewish Contemporary Museum: Drop-In Art Making 

Sundays
3:30-5:30 pm
OFJCC, PA:
Sunday Afternoon 
Mish-Mash


Parenting
 
WED, 12/2
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Parents Place:
Helping Your Child with Anxiety

THU, 12/10
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Parents Place:
Winning Kids Over without Punishment or Rewards
WED, 12/16
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Parents Place:
From Sibling Rivalry to Revelry
WED, 12/16
9:30 - 10:30 am
OFJCC & Parents Place:
"Under Construction" - Building Your Parenting Skills

Special Needs

SUN, 12/13
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Friendship Circle: 
Sunday Circle 

SUN, 12/6
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Friendship Circle:  
Jewish Kids in Aktion (JKA) 

Winter Camps
 
12/21-24
12/28 - 31
OFJCC: 
JCAMP

12/21-24
12/28 - 31
OFJCC: 
Preschool 
Camp

12/22 - 1/2
Camp Gan Israel Winter Camp


12/21 - 25
Friendship Circle Winter Camp

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

     
 

             

 
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