Kesher Newsletter - March 2016
 
Dear Kesher families,

March celebrates Purim and a calendar full of opportunities to celebrate Jewish life. Check out upcoming concerts, carnivals, parties, plays and more below.

Thanks to you, Kesher has come a long way in the three years that I've served as its director.
I'll be moving on to pursue new opportunities as of April 1st and, although I'm sad to leave, I am very excited by the opportunities this new change presents.

Jewish LearningWorks is currently accepting applications for the next Kesher Director for the South Peninsula. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Deb Fink, Director of Family Education and Engagement, at: dfink@jewishlearningworks.org.

It has been an absolute privilege to get to know this community.  
I look forward to watching Kesher continue to flourish in its next phase of growth.

Yours truly,

Sarith
Babies, Toddlers & Parents
SAT, 3/13
From 12:00 am
Beth Jacob, RC:
Shabbat for Baby & Me

SUN, 3/13
10:00- 11:30 am
Jewish Baby Network@
Parents Place:
Mommy & Me

SUN, 3/20
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Jewish Baby Network@
Beth Am:
Family Purim Costume Party

THU, 3/24
10:30 -11:30 am
OFJCC, PA:
Baby Massage
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, 3/11
From 5:15 pm
Beth Am, LA: 
Tot Kabalat Shabbat & Dinner
SUN, 3/6
10:00 am - noon
Yom Rishon School:
Gan Haggim - In Russian
SUN, 3/6
4:00 - 5:30 pm
OFJCC, PA:
Story Time - In Hebrew
SUN, 3/13
10:00-11:30 am
Contemporary 
Jewish Museum:
Super Fun Preschool 
Sundays - Silly Story Day
SUN, 3/13
9:30 am - noon
Etz Chayim, PA:
Z'ra'im Preschool Program - Purim
SUN, 3/20
11:30 am - noon
Contemporary 
Jewish Museum:
Puppet Shows in the Zim Zoom Family Room: The Purim Story
SAT, 3/19
From 9:15 am
Beth Am, LA: 
Purim-
themed 
Tot Shabbat
Morning 
FRI, 3/25
From 6:00 pm
Etz Chayim, PA:
Friday Night Lights

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, 3/5&19
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Yom Rishon School:
My Jewish Discovery - In Russian

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, 3/5
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Yom Rishon School:
Jewish Impact on World Culture - In Russian
FRI, 3/11
7:30 pm
Etz Chayim, PA:
5th Grade Leading Service
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, 3/4
From 6:15 pm
Beth Jacob, RC:
Rockin' Shabbat Service and Dinner

FRI, 3/4
6:00 - 8:30 pm
ICC@OFJCC:
Kabalat Shabbat for Israeli Families
SAT, 2/6
From 11:30 am
Beth Jacob, RC:
Family Shabbat Morning Service
FRI, 3/18
From 5:30 pm
Beth Jacob, RC:
Family Shabbat Dinner & Service

SUN, 3/13
3:00 - 5:00 pm
OFJCC, PA: 
Litquake Kids 

SUN, 3/13
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jewish Contemporary Museum: 
A CJM Family Day: Celebrating Authors Big and Small

SUN, 3/13
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Kol Emeth, PA: 
Family Gallery Adventures

WED, 3/16
10:00 am- 12:00 pm
ICC@OFJCC:
Grand opening of "Libi- A Center for Your Growing Family

SAT, 3/19
11:00 am
ICC@OFJCC:
Hila and Yifat's Purim Kids Show - In Hebrew

SUN, 3/20
4:30 & 6:00 pm
OFJCC, PA: 
The Maccabeats: Purim Concert

SUN, 3/20
4:00 - 6:00 pm
OFJCC, PA: 
Purim Parade & Festival

SUN, 3/20
From 11:00 am
Beth Am, LA: 
Purim Shpiel & Carnival

SUN, 3/20
From 9:30 am
Etz Chayim, PA: 
Purim ETZtravaganza

SUN, 3/20
From 12:00 pm
Beth Jacob, RC:
Purim Carnival

WED, 3/23
From 5:30 pm
Beth Jacob, RC:
Purim Party & Megillah Reading

THU, 3/24
From 5:00 pm
Chabad, PA:
Purim in the Jungle

THU, 3/24
From 11:00 am
Chabad,  LA: Purim at the Pier

THU, 3/24
From 5:30 pm
Israeli Chabad:
MISHTEH PURIM

SUN, 3/27
From 5:00 pm
ICC@OFJCC:
Yuval HaMebulbal
- A Kids Show for Purim 
In Hebrew

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, 3/9
9:30 - 10:30 am
OFJCC & Parents Place:
"Under Construction" - Building Your Parenting Skills

SUN, 3/13
9:30 - 11:30 am
OFJCC,PA:
Mind, Body and Spirit Group for Moms
Special Needs

FRI,3/11
From 6:00 pm
Friendship Circle: 
Kids in Action Shabbat Family Dinner

SUN, 3/13
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
INCLUDE@Peninsula Temple Sholom: 
Everyone in God's Image: Special Needs Inclusion in our Jewish Community

SUN, 3/6&20
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Friendship Circle:  
Jewish Kids in Aktion (JKA) 

SUN, 3/13&27
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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