Kesher Newsletter - January 2016
 
Happy New Year!! What better way to start the new year than by performing a few good deeds: Sign up for the OFJCC's Mitzvah Day (on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), a community-wide day of "tikkun olam" ("repair of the world").
 
With the new year also comes the time to think about summer camps. To make things easier for you, Kesher and the OFJCC have invited representatives from local overnight camps to present their programs at a JEWISH OVERNIGHT CAMP FAIR on Wednesday, January 13 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. 6:This is a great opportunity for parents and children to learn about each camp, meet the counselors, ask questions and connect with other campers. Don't miss it!! 
 
For more info on upcoming January events including fantastic Tu B'Shvat celebrations, check out our Kesher Families Facebook Group.

Enjoy!
Sarith - Kesher Community Concierge
Babies, Toddlers & Parents
SAT, 1/9
From 10:30 am
Beth Jacob, RC:
Shabbat for Baby & Me

SAT, 1/9
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Kol Emeth & Jewish Baby Network:
Havdalah in Pajamas

SUN, 1/10
10:00- 11:30 am
Jewish Baby Network:
Mommy & Me Jewish Playtime

THU, 1/21
10:30 -11:30 am
OFJCC, PA:
Baby Massage
SUN, 1/24
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Jewish Baby Network@Beth Jacob:
Tu B'Shvat Family Nature Celebration

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
 
Pre-Schoolers

Fri, 1/8
From 5:15 pm
Beth Am, LA: 
Tot Shabbat Dinner
SUN, 1/10
10:00 am - noon
Yom Rishon School:
Gan Haggim - In Russian
SUN, 1/10
4:00 - 5:30 pm
OFJCC, PA:
Story Time - In Hebrew
SUN, 1/10
10:00-11:30 am
Contemporary 
Jewish Museum:
Super Fun Preschool 
Sundays -Robot Hullabaloo
SUN, 1/10 & 24
9:30 am - noon
Etz Chayim, PA:
Z'ra'im Preschool Program - Mountains& Trees
FRI, 1/15
From 6:00 pm
Etz Chayim, PA:
Friday Night Lights - Tu B'Shvat Scavenger Hunt

SUN, 1/17
11:30 am - noon
Jewish Contemporary Museum& PJ Library:
Tree Shadows Tu B'Shevat Puppet Show
SAT, 1/23
From 9:15 am
Beth Am, LA: 
Tot Shabbat 
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, 1/9
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Yom Rishon School:
My Jewish Discovery - In Russian

SUN, 1/10
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, 1/9
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Yom Rishon School:
Jewish Impact on World Culture - In Russian
SUN, 1/10
11:00 -12:30 pm
Kol Emeth, PA:
Jr. Kadima/
Kadima - Ice Skating Party @Winterlodge
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

FRI, 1/8
From 6:30 pm
Beth Jacob, RC:
Shabbat Potluck Dinner
FRI, 1/8
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Camp Gan Israel:
Kick off Party
SUN, 1/10&17
various times
OFJCC, PA:
Bay Area Israeli Idol Singing Competition Auditions - In Hebrew

WED, 1/13
From 6:00 pm
OFJCC&Kesher:
Jewish Overnight Camps Fair 
SUN, 1/17
4:30 - 6:30 pm
OFJCC, PA: Ami and Tami - Play in English & Hebrew
MON, 1/18
all day
OFJCC, PA:
Mitzvah Day - 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

SAT, 1/23
7:00 - 10:00 pm
Urban Adamah: Tu B'Shevat Farm Seder

SUN, 1/24
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Beth Jacob, RC:
Tu B'Shevat Seder & Celebration
SUN, 1/24
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wilderness Torah: Tu B'Shvat in the Redwoods

TUE, 1/26
From 5:00 pm
Kol Emeth, PA:
Tu B'Shvat Celebration
FRI, 1/29
From 7:30 pm
Etz Chayim, PA:
5th Friday - Disney Service

FRI, 1/29
From 5:30 pm
Beth Am, LA:
Shabbat Sha-Boogie

FRI&SAT, 1/29&30
Kol Emeth,  PA: Camp Ramah Shabbat

SAT, 1/30
From 10:30 am
OFJCC, PA:
Opera for Families -
A Morning with Mozart

SUN, 1/31
10:00 am-1:00pm 
Kol Emeth, PA:
Hands-on Sunday - Jewish Tasting Day

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
 
SUN, 1/10
9:30 - 11:30 am
OFJCC,PA:
Mind, Body and Spirit Group for Moms
WED, 1/13
9:30 - 10:30 am
OFJCC & Parents Place:
"Under Construction" - Building Your Parenting Skills

Special Needs

SUN, 1/10
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Contemporary
Jewish
Museum: 
Family Access Day 

SUN, 1/10
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Friendship Circle:  
Jewish Kids in Aktion (JKA) 

SUN, 1/24
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Friendship Circle: 
Sunday Circle 

Overnight Summer Camps 2016

Yosemite:
Camp Tawonga 
2&3 week sessions + Taste of Camp; Grades 2-10
Monterey Bay:
Camp Ramah of Northern California
2 week sessions & taste of camps & Family Camp;
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

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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