Kesher Marin Newsletter--April 2016

Passover begins at sundown on April 22nd! How will you celebrate? In addition to community Passover programs, seders and resources, this newsletter lists lots of other exciting events all throughout April. I am happy to chat by phone or meet in person to help you find the right fit for your family. If you'd like a personal recommendation, please contact me.
Kesher is always looking for ways to help you do Jewish. With that goal in mind, we have two more resources for you. 
Passover Resources:

Special Passover Offer

Sign up now to receive a free Kesher gift bag, filled with Passover goodies from the Marin Jewish community. These reusable fabric bags will bring extra joy to your family's holiday celebration with a Lego frog kit, seder plate, matzah, grape juice, crafts kits, our Passover @Home guide and more.
Don't delay! Click on the bag to get yours. Supplies are limited.

Seder in a Box

JewishLearningWorks' Jewish Community Library is offering sets of printed haggadot on loan through their wildly popular Seder in a Box program. They have several versions perfect for families with young children and can be delivered with your Kesher Passover gift bags.  Click for more details.
Watch your inbox for our Passover @Home guide for families.

Happy Passover!

Deborah - Kesher Marin Community Concierge
For Babies, Toddlers & Parents (or Caregivers) 

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

Mon - Fri (1 or more times/wk)
JCC San Rafael
Side by Side 
(Yad b'Yad)
9:30-11:00 am
Mon - Fri (1 or more times /wk)
JCC@ Kol Shofar
Side by Side 
9:30-11:00 am & 11:15am-12:30 pm
Fri April 15-May 27
Osher Marin JCC:
9:45-10:30 am 
For 0-5 Year Olds with Parents (or caregiver)

Sat April 2
Congregation Kol Shofar:
Family Shabbat Experience
9:30 am

Sun April 10
Jewish Museum 
Psychedelic Passover
10:00 -11:30 am

Wed April 17
Congregation Rodef Sholom:
Jr. Jews Passover
10:15 - 11:30 am

Sun April 17
Osher Marin JCC
Family Connections
9:30 - 11:30 am

Thurs April 21
Kesher, PJ Library & Rodef Sholom
Story & Music Time at Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera
10:30 - 11:30 am

Sat April 23
Congregation Emanu-El, SF:
Got Shabbat!
10:15 - 11:30 am

For Pre-Schoolers

Gan Israel Preschool, San Rafael:  
Preschool Tours
by appointment 

Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael & Tiburon: 
Preschool Tours
by appointment
For School Age Kids

Fri April 1
Congregation Kol Shofar: 
S'more Shabbat 
5:30 - 8:00 pm

April 1-3
URJ Camp Newman, 
Santa Rosa: 
Spring  Camp 
now offering pick-up from school!

Tue & Thurs (ongoing)
Osher Marin JCC: 
Clubhouse J 
3:00-6:00 pm

Sun April 
Urban Adamah, Berkeley
Matzo & Matzah Balls 
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Mon-Fri April 11-15
Osher Marin JCC: 
Spring Camp 
9:00-4:00 pm

Tues April 19
Wilderness Torah @ JCC East Bay 
Youth Program Info Session & Matzah Making 
6:30 - 8:00 pm
For Tweens/Teens

Youth Leadership Programs
8th - 12 grade

Rodef Sholom's Youth Groups
6th - 12th grade

Sun April 24
Chocolate Seder
12:30 - 3:00 pm

For the Whole Family

Fri April 1
Congregation Kol Shofar: 
S'more Shabbat 
5:30 - 8:00 pm

Fri April 1
Congregation Emanu-El,  SF
Simchat Shabbat
Service & Dinner
6:00 -8:30 pm

Sun April 3,10,17, 24
Jewish Museum: 
Drop In Art Studio
1:00 -3:00 pm

Sun April 10
Jewish Family & Children's Services  
Passover Sacks Assemby
11:00am -1:00pm

Sat April 16
Makor Marin: 
Passover @ Green Gulch
10:30 am-1:00pm

Sat April 16
Havdallah PJ Party
3:30 -5:30 pm

Sun April 17
URJ Camp Newman & PJ Library, Santa Rosa: 
Open House
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Tues & Wed April 19 & 20
Osher Marin JCC, Interfaith Family, Kesher: 
Passover Pop-Up
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Fri & Sat April 22 & 23
Chabad of Marin: 
Passover Seder
7:30 pm

Fri April 22
Chabad of Mill Valley: 
Passover Seder
7:30 pm
Fri & Sat April 22 &  23
Chabad Novato: 
Community Passover Seder
7:30 pm

Sat April 23
Congregation Kol Shofar: 
Intergenerational Seder
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Sat April 23
Congregation Rodef Sholom: 
Second Night Seder
5:00 - 8:00 pm

Sat April 23
Congregation Emanu-El: 
Congregational Seder
5:30 pm

Thurs - Mon April 28 -May 2
Wilderness Torah:
Passover in the Desert

Fri April 29
Gan HaLev: 
Fairfax Community Seder
6:00 pm

Sun (ongoing)
Osher Marin JCC: 
Sundays at the J
10:30 am - 5:45 pm

Register Now!
Camp Tawonga: 
Keshet Family Camp 
Thur - Sun Aug 
25 -28

Register Now!
Camp Tawonga: 
Harvest Family Camp 
Thur - Sun Sept 22-25

For Parents

Mon April 4
Parents Place:  
Choosing  the Right Preschool for your Child
7:00  - 8:30 pm 

Wed April 20
Parents Place:  
Positive & Effective Discipline
7:00  - 9:00 pm 

Wed April 27
Parents Place:  
New Mom's Tea
10:30 -12:00 pm 

Sat April 30
Parents Place:  
Kids Turn: for Famiolies Experiencing
Separation or Divorce
10:00 am -12:00 pm 
Summer Camps--Day Camps

San Rafael, CA
Marin JCC Summer Camp
Osher Marin JCC:
Pre-K - 10th grade

West Berkeley
Urban Adamah Farm Camp
Pre-K-5th grade

Summer Camps--Overnight Camps

Any Overnight Camp, USA
One Happy Camper Scholarships
2nd -12th grade

West Marin
Camp Be'Chol Lashon @
Walker Creek
3rd grade & up

Yosemite, CA
Camp Tawonga
2nd - 10th grade & family camps

Santa Rosa, CA
URJ Camp Newman
3rd - 12th grade

Watsonville, CA
Camp Ramah Nor Cal
3rd - 9th grade & family camp

Ojai, CA
Camp Ramah
3rd - 10th grade & family camp

Big Bear, CA
Camp Gilboa
3rd - 12th grade

Atherton, CA
JCC Maccabi Sports Camp
4th- 11th grade

Beaverton, OR
BB Camp
(B'nai Brith, JCC)
2nd - 11th grade

Waupaca, WI
Young Judea
2nd- 9th grade

Steamboat, CO
Camp Inc.
6th - 12th grade

Los Angeles, CA Greensboro, NC
URJ Six Points Sports Acadamy
4th - 11th grade
For more information on events and programs, contact Deborah Burg-Schnirman: 415-529-3240,



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