Kesher Marin Newsletter--May 2016

Hope you had a wonderful Passover!  If you received one of our Passover gift bags, please click here to take a 3 minute survey. Your input will help us make the next bag even better!

If you haven't finalized your plans, now is the time to register for camp and to enroll in educational programs for next school year. It can be hard to navigate the options. If you'd like help finding the right fit for your family, I would be happy to chat by phone or meet you for coffee. And if your child is starting at a new school next year and you want to meet some of the other Jewish families, let me know and I will help make introductions.  
And as always, please help your friends connect to Kesher by forwarding this email, replying with your friend's info so I can reach out, or invite them to our Facebook group.

Deborah - Kesher Marin Community Concierge

P.S. Wondering about some of the Jewish holidays that fall in May?  
The month includes: Yom Ha'Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day, May 6th) 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.
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 May 7
Congregation Kol Shofar:
Family Shabbat Experience
9:30 am

Sat May 7
Makor Marin @ Lake Lagunitas 
Pancake Breakfast and Walk
10:30 am -12:00 pm

Sun May 15
Congregation Rodef Sholom:
Jr. Jews 
10:15 - 11:30 am

Thurs May 19
Kesher, PJ Library & Rodef Sholom
Story & Music Time at Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera
10:30 - 11:30 am

Fri May 20
Congregation Kol Shofar:
Bagels & Babies
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sat May 28
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

now offering pick-up from school!

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

Sat May 7
Congregation Kol Shofar: 
Kol Shabbat Jr. Congregation 
10:00am - 12:00 pm

For Tweens/Teens

Youth Leadership Programs
8th - 12 grade

Rodef Sholom's Youth Groups
6th - 12th grade
For the Whole Family

Wed May 4
@ Congregation Kol Shofar: 
Community Yom Ha Shoah Observance
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Fri May 6
Congregation Rodef Sholom
First Friday Shabbat
Service & Dinner
6:15 -8:15 pm

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

Sat May 7
Makor Marin: 
Pancake Breakfast @ Lake Lagunitas
10:30 am-12:00pm

Sundays May 8,15,22,29 
Jewish Museum: 
Drop In Art Studio
1:00 -3:00 pm

Sun May 8
Urban Adamah
Family Farm Day
10:00 am -12:45pm

Sun May 8
Congregation Kol Shofar:
Tikkkun Olam Hot Meals Volunteering
11:00 am-1:00 pm

Wed May 11
Temple Emanu-El, SF: 
Community Yom Ha'atzmaut with Matisyahu
5:30- 8:30 pm

Sun May 22
Congregation Kol Shofar:
Ruach Day
8:30 -11:30 am

Sun May 22
Congregation Kol Shofar:
Tikkkun Olam 
China Camp Beach Clean-up

1:00 -3:30 am

Tues May 24
Wilderness Torah: 
Outdoor Youth Program Information Session
6:00 - 7:30 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

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

For Parents

Wed May 4
Parents Place:  
Terrific Toddlers and Twos
7:00  - 9:00 pm 

Thurs May 5
Jewish Community Library, SF:  
Jews by Choice Panel Discussion
7:00  - 8:30 pm 

Mon May 16
Parents Place:  
Understanding Temperament
7:00 -9:00 pm 

Wed May 25
JCC & Brandeis Mairin:  
Perils of Distracted Driving 
7:30 - 9:00 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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