Kesher Newsletter - September 2016
 
Dear Kesher families,

I am still feeling excited from our community picnic on August 21 - what an incredible event!  We estimate that 400-500 people were in attendance throughout the morning (far beyond what we anticipated) and we have received wonderful feedback from many of you, both in person and on social media.  For those who were there, thank you so much for your participation. Your presence contributed to the overall success and spirit of the day.  I hope you enjoyed the various activities and other offerings, as well as the opportunity to meet South Pen families and many of Kesher's community partners. If you have questions about any of the organizations or their programs for youth and families, please don't hesitate to contact me. For those of you who missed the picnic, don't worry - we plan to make it an annual event!

For the third year in a row, we have joined forces with local congregations to offer Kesher families a special promotion for the High Holy Days.  Discounted tickets ($36) to HHD services are available to families who would like to visit participating synagogues for the first time. Keep an eye out for an upcoming email with additional details and remember to follow us on Facebook for updates.  If you would like assistance in choosing a congregation that would be a good match for your family, I am here to help.  This year Rosh HaShana begins on Sunday evening, October 2nd.

Enjoy,
Ronit

Babies, Toddlers & Parents


TUE,9/6 
From 10:30 am
ICC@OFJCC:
Music & Movement for Toddlers (6 month-3 years old) In Hebrew
FRI,9/9 
From 5:15 pm
Congregation Beth AM
Tot Shabat Service


SAT, 9/10
From 12:00 pm
Congregation Beth Jacob
Shabbat for Baby and Me

MON, 
9/12,19,26
From 10:30 am
ICC@OFJCC
Baby Shiatsu and Tuina
TUE, 9/13,20 
From 9:30 am
Parents Place Palo Alto:
Wonderful Ones

WED, 9/14
From 7:00 pm
Parents Place Palo Alto:
Tantrum taming (2-6 years)

SUN, 9/18
From 10:00 am
Jewish Baby Network
Parent and Me Jewish Playtime


SAT, 9/24
From 9:15 am
Congregation Beth Am
Tot Shabbat Service



FRI 9/30
From 9:15 am
Jewish Baby Network
Newborn MeetUp (May-Sept babbies)



Wednesdays
From 10:30 am 
ICC@OFJCC:
Libi:The center for your Growing 
Family - Open and Free




 
Pre-Schoolers

SUN, 9/11,18
From 9:30 am
Congregation Etz Chayim:
Z'raim -Preschool Program
FRI, 9/11
From 4:00 pm
ICC@OFJCC:
Story Time for Children (2-5 years old)
 In Hebrew

WED, 9/28 
From 5:30 pm
Parents Place Palo Alto:
The 7th Annual Private Elementary School Fair


Every SAT,  
From 9:00 am
Congregation
Beth Jacob:
Tot Shabbat


3rd Graders & Up

SAT, 9/17
From 10:00 am
Congregation Beth Jacob
Junior Congregation





The Whole Family

FRI, 9/2
From 5:00 pm
Congregation Kol Emeth:
Sensory Shabbat
with Atara Moalem

FRI, 9/2
From 5:45 pm
Etz Chayim:
Friday Night Lights - The Calendar
Edition

SAT, 9/10 
From 10:30 am
OFJCC:
Opera for Families

SUN 9/11
From 10:00 am
OFJCC:
Family Hike


SUN, 9/11
From 10:00 am
The Contemporary Jewish Museum:
Super Fun Sundays
SUN, 9/11
From 10:30 am
OFJCC:
National Day of Service 
Remembrance


SUN, 9/11
From 1:30 pm
Congregation Kol Emeth:
Multifaith Peace March

WED, 9/14
From 7:30 pm
ICC@OFJCC:
Shanti House: warm homes for youth at Risk and in Danger 
In Hebrew


FRI, 9/16
From 5:30 pm
OFJCC:
Silicon Valley Family Shabbat Dinner

FRI, 9/16
From 5:30 pm
Beth Jacob:
Family Shabbat Dinner & Service 

FRI, 9/23
From 5:30 pm
Congregation Beth Am:
Shabbat Sha-Boggie

SUN, 9/25
From 11:00 am
OFJCC:
Pre-holiday Festival & Bazzar

FRI, 9/30
From 7:30 pm
Congregation Etz Chayim:
Fifth Friday Service

SATURDAYS
From 11:30 am
Congregation Kol Emeth:
Torah for Tots


SUNDAYS
From 11:00 am
The Contemporary Jewish Museum:
Drop in Art Studio

TUESDAYS
From 3:50 pm
Congregation Kol Emeth:
Religious school
Register NOW!


Parenting
 
TUE, 9/6
From 7:00 pm
ICC@OFJCC:
Belly talk 
 
In Hebrew


FRI, 9/9
From 10:00 am
ICC@OFJCC:
Psychological
Aspects of
parenting in the Tech era
In Hebrew   


WED, 9/14
From 9:15 am
OFJCC:
Jewish Learning for Parents of Young children



WED, 9/14
From 6:30 pm
ICC@OFJCC:
Shanti House: warm homes for youth at Risk and in Danger 
In English



WED, 9/14
From 7:30 pm
ICC@OFJCC:
Shanti House: warm homes for youth at Risk and in Danger 
In Hebrew


THU, 9/15
From 7:00 pm
OFJCC:
Beyond Sibling Rivalry: Keeping the peace


TUE, 9/20
From 7:00 pm
Parents Place:
Effective and Joyful Discipline
with your Strong Willed Child (7-11 years) 


THU, 9/22
From 7:30 pm
OFJCC:
Healthy Cooking Class - Dinner


FRI, 9/23
From 11:15 am
OFJCC:
Healthy Cooking Class - Lunch


MON, 9/26
From 6:30 pm
InterFaithFamily:
Introduction
to the High Holydays Dinner for Interfaith families


THU, 9/29
From 7:00 pm
Parents Place:
Joggling Two - Your New Baby and Older Sibling (2nd trimester-newborns)



Special Needs

SUN, 9/11
3:00 pm
Friendship Circle:
Family Kick-Off


SUN, 9/25
5:00 pm
Friendship Circle:
Sunday Circle


For more information on events and programs, contact:
Ronit Sharir: 408-744-2737, kesher@jewishlearningworks.org

     
 

                       

 
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