Kesher Newsletter - May 2016

Dear Kesher families,
I hope you all had a meaningful Passover! 

We would love to get your feedback about the Kesher program by completing this brief survey (which should only take 3 minutes or so).  Your input will help us adapt and improve Kesher for your family and for the whole community. Your responses are anonymous and confidential and will be used only for evaluation purposes. Thank You!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KesherSPMay2016

The month of May brings 4 holidays: Yom Ha'Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day, May 5th),Yom HaZikaron (Israeli Memorial Day, May 11th), Yom HaAtzma'ut (Israel's Independence Day, May 12th) and Lag B'Omer (May 26th). 

These special days provide opportunities to remember our history, honor those who are no longer with us, and celebrate our people's remarkable journey towards independence. See below for community commemorations and family events.

And, if you haven't already done so, now is the time to register for summer camps and to enroll in educational programs for next school year. If you'd like help finding the right fit for your family, I am available to chat by phone or meet with you at your convenience.
In the meantime, check out our new website: www.kesherfamilyconcierge.com and help your friends connect through Kesher.



Special Events

WED, 5/4
7:00 pm 
Congregation
Beth Am:
Yom Ha'shoah
Remembrance of the Holocaust


WED, 5/10
From
8:00 pm -
9:00 pm
OFJCC:
Yom Ha'Zikaron
With English Subtitles

WED, 5/12
3:30 pm -
9:30 pm
OFJCC:
Yom Ha'atzmaut
Street Party





 
Babies, Toddlers & Parents
TUE, 5/3
10:00 am -
11:00 am
ICC @ OFJCC:
Mom's Talk


WED,
5/4,17,31
From
9:30 am
ICC @ OFJCC:
Libi Play time

WED, 5/4
10:30 am -
12:00 
OFJCC:
Mommy 
and Mein Russian



Every 
THU, 5/5
10:00 am -
11:30 am
ICC @ OFJCC:
Growing with your child


SAT, 5/14
From 
12:00 pm
Congregation Beth Jacob:
Shabbat for Baby & Me
More

SUN, 5/15
10:00 am -
11:30 am
Jewish Baby Network @ Parents Place:
Parent & Me Jewish Playtime
WED, 5/18
7:00 pm -
9:00 pm
Parents Place:
Choosing a 
Preschool
THU, 5/19
10:30 am -
11:30 am
OFJCC:
Baby Massage

SUN, 5/22
12:30 pm -
2:00 pm
Jewish baby Network @ Congregation
Shir Hadash, Los Gatos
Lag BaOmer Picnic


 
Pre-Schoolers

THU, 5/5
7:00 pm- 
9:00 pm
Parents Place:
Bye-Bye Diapers
Hebrew Storytelling Audience
SUN, 5/8
11:00 am -
12:00
Jewish Community Library:Yom Ha'atzmaut Hebrew Storytelling
SUN, 5/8
4:00 pm -
5:30 pm
ICC @ OFJCC:
Story Time

FRI, 5/20
From
5:45 pm 
Congregation
Etz Chayim: 
Friday Night Lights - lab B'Omer Virtual Bonfire Edition

SUN, 5/22
10:30 am-
11:30 am
Jewish Community Library SF:
Don't let the 29th day of the Omer slip by - Count & Sing with Jonathan Bayer
MON, TUE, WED,
various times & locations
OFJCC, PA:
SippurChik - In Hebrew




Wednesdays
10:30 am -
12:00
OFJCC, PA:
Mommy and Me - In Russian

Saturdays 
From
11:15 am
Kol Emeth, PA: 
Torah For Tots

K - 2nd Graders

SUN, 5/1,15
9:30 am -12:00 
Kol Emeth, PA:
J.Studio

SAT, 5/3
4:15 pm -
5:30 pm
Chabad PA:
Mini Chers




TUE, 5/17
4:30-5:30 pm
Parents Place:
Improving Cooperation without Screens or Stickers


Saturdays,
Weekly
11:00 am -
12:00 
Chabad, PA:
Mini Minyan


3rd Graders & Up

SUN, 5/22
10:30 am- 
12:00
ICC @ OFJCC:
Songs & Games Family
Concerts 
In Hebrew

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

The Whole Family

SUN, 5/1
10:00 am -
12:00
OFJCC:
Family Hike

FRI, 5/6
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Congregation
Beth Jacob: 
Rockin' Shabbat
Service & Dinner
Fri, 5/6
5:30 pm -
8:30 pm
Kol Emeth:
First Fridays:
Mother's
Day Shabbat

SAT, 5/7
11:30 am - 
8:30 pm
Congregation
Beth Jacob: 
Family Shabbat Morning Service


SUN
5/8,10,12 
5:00 pm
Congregation
Beth Jacob: 
Home & Hope Shelter Program

Sun, 5/8
10:00 am -
12:45 pm
Urban Adamah:
Family Farm Day

THU, 5/12
3:30 pm - 
9:30 pm
Oshman Family JCC:
Yom Ha'atzmaut:
Celebrating Israel's 68th Independence 
Day

FRI, 5/13
From 10:00 am
Congregation
Beth Am:
Tot Shabbat Service

FRI, 5/13
6:00 pm -
7:15 pm
Congregation
Etz Chayim:
Blue & White
Shabbat

FRI, 5/13
5:30 pm - 
7:30 pm
Oshman Family JCC:
Silicon Valley Family Shabbat Dinner


SAT, 5/14
10:30 am - 
12:00 
Oshman Family JCC:
Opera for Families

FRI, 5/20
10:00 am -
12:00
ICC @ OFJCC:
Insights for a healthy Pregnancy and Birth


FRI, 5/20
5:30 pm
Congregation
Beth Jacob:
Family Shabbat Dinner & Service



SAT, 5/21
9:15 am
Congregation
Beth Am:
Tot Shabbat Service


SUN, 5/22
11:45 am
Congregation
Beth Am:
Lag Ba'Omer Fun Day in Coming


THU, 5/26
5:00 pm -
8:00 pm
Chabad Israeli:
Lag Ba'Omer Picnic


THU,5/26
5:00 pm
OFJCC:
Burning Mensch (Lag Ba'Omer)


Saturdays
From
11:00 am
Chabad PA: 
Tot Shabbat



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





Parenting
 
SAT, 5/7
10:00 am - 
2:00 pm
ICC @ OFJCC: Baby Basics: Infant Care & Equipment
Essentials

TUE, 5/10
7:00 pm - 
9:00 pm
OFJCC:
Beyond 
Sibling Rivalry:
Keeping the Peace 

WED, 5/18
7:00 pm - 
9:00 pm
ICC @ OFJCC:
Belly Talk



Special Needs

FRI-SUN, 
5/6-8
INCLUDE: 
Special Needs Family
Camp

SUN, 5/15
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Friendship Circle:  
Sunday Circle

SUN, 5/15
2:30 pm -
4:30 pm
Friendship Circle: 
Skids in Action


SUN, 5/22
10:30 am -
1:00 pm
Friendship Circle: 
Walk with FC

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 Ronit Sharir: 408-744-2737, kesher@jewishlearningworks.org

     
 

             

 
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