T uesday, July 14, 2020. Issue 25.

Preschool plans to open on August 25!
Special Event

You are invited.

Transcendence Theatre Company's popular "Broadway Under the Stars" has transitioned to "Best Night Ever" for Summer 2020.

Join us on August 16 as we partner with Transcendence Theatre Company as their Nonprofit Partner for their free online performance of I Hope You Dance. With this partnership, 10% of all online donations that Transcendence receives on the August 16 show date will be donated back to Osher Marin!
Outdoor Fitness
 Personal Training Returns

In addition to the outdoor pools and the many cardio and strength training fitness stations, personal trainers are standing by and ready to help you crush your goals!

Make your appointments today with an email to membershipservices@marinjcc.org.

Cultural Arts & Trips
14 countries in 75 minutes
From the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of India, this 2012 award-winning documentary goes in search of what really makes people happy.

Happy combines real-life stories and powerful interviews, revealing that happy people live better, longer, more productive, healthier lives.

After watching the film on your own, join facilitator Paula Love for lively discussion. Share your reactions, ideas, points of view, and questions.
Coffee Talk:
A "Happy" Discussion
Tuesday, July 21 — 1:00 to 2:30pm via Zoom and Free

Advance registration required.
Minimum of five registrants required by Tuesday, July 21, at 10am.
You will automatically receive an email confirmation. If the email is not in your inbox, please check your “junk” or “spam” folders. Still no confirmation? Please re-register making sure to enter the correct email. Still no confirmation? Please contact Danielle at dvierra@marinjcc.org

Thanks to our donors, this program is free!
Adult Learning & Living
Let's talk books.

Whatcha reading? Fiction? Non-fiction? Bestsellers? Short works? Where do you find reviews, recommendations? Join us and share your latest, greatest find, champion an old/classic favorite, or just hear what others are reading.
Coffee Talk: Book Banter
Wednesday, July 15 — 1:00 to 2:00pm
via Zoom and Free
Bring your thoughts on books that are of general interest to a varied group and readily available. Then, grab a beverage and stay for some casual and interesting conversation.

Let’s start a "new chapter" during our shelter-in-place and banter about books!
Advance registration required.
Minimum of five registrants required by noon on Wednesday, July 15, at 10am.
You will automatically receive an email confirmation. If the email is not in your inbox, please check your “junk” or “spam” folders. Still no confirmation? Please re-register making sure to enter the correct email. Still no confirmation? Please contact Danielle at dvierra@marinjcc.org

Thanks to our donors, this program is free!
Early Childhood
Help your child discover the beauty within.
Academy Award-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o wrote this book about Sulwe, a girl with skin the color of midnight.

The book helps children grapple with colorism and encourages the reader to question what society teaches about beauty and value.
Jewish Peoplehood
PIVOT proudly brings you provocative and enlightening discussions with
some of our favorite Jewish thought leaders.

PIVOT: Meeting this Moment
Episode 3: Ruben Arquilevich
Monday, July 20 at 7:00pm
via Zoom and Free
Advance registration required.

Episode 3 of PIVOT features a pre-recorded conversation with Ruben Arquilevich, Vice President for URJ Camps. We''ll explore how to recreate the magic of summer camp right at home for our kids.

Arquilevich is Vice President for URJ Camps, NFTY, and Immersives. Throughout North America and Israel, he and his team have mobilized more than 20,000 teens, parents, young adults, and faculty to create a more just, compassionate, inclusive, and sustainable world.
Previous PIVOT interviews now available online.
Listen to the Ilana Kaufman interview on our YouTube channel and Jewish Thought Leaders podcast page.
Jewish Engagement
Celebs Celebrating Shabbat

It's not uncommon for Jewish people to be thrilled when someone who has achieved greatness, in whatever endeavor, is a Jew. Conversely, we collectively cringe upon learning (for instance) a Cohen, Weinstein, or Epstein has been indicted.

Read how 13 celebs celebrate Shabbat.
Did you know they were Jewish?
Jewish Peoplehood
Shabbat Dinners To Go
Wise Sons will be back for another pop-up on Friday, July 24, and will feature their newest family meals. The meal kits contain everything you need for a Shabbat dinner for four!

Shabbat Meal Pick Up
Friday, July 24 — 10 to 11:00am
Shabbat Dinner: $110
  • 2 Shabbat Candles
  • 1 Braided Challah Loaf
  • Assorted Pickled Veggies
  • Apricot Chicken Leg Quarters
  • Shmaltz Roasted Potatoes
  • Kale Salad with Dill Ranch Dressing
  • 4 Sprinkle Cookie Cheesecake Parfaits

Include Wine: $130
  • 2 Bottles, 375 ml, J. Lohr Cabernet
Adult Learning & Living
Free Zoom Training Only Through July!
Take a look at our Learning Zoom webpage for easy step-by-step manuals and registration for live online practice sessions.

Advance registration required.
Zoom classes require a minimum of five registrants by 10:00am on the Friday morning of the program.
Thanks to our donors, these manuals and sessions are free!
Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
Summer and sports…they work together when it’s a great movie, documentary, or series. From humor to heartbreak, we can escape and enjoy these stories of spirited personalities and exciting competition. There are terrific tales of every sport, but let’s grab some hot dogs and Crackerjacks (they're still out there) and begin with baseball.
Damn Yankees
(1958) Available on YouTube for purchase
How was Jean Stapleton, the actress who was Edith Bunker in All in the Family discovered? She was in one of the best baseball movies ever, Damn Yankees. This is campy fun with hilarious songs and a true anthem for our times: “You’ve Gotta Have Heart.” An aging Washington Senators' fan sells his soul to the devil to beat the Yankees and become a powerful young player. Tab Hunter, who wrote one of the best autobiographies about Hollywood, is convincing as the star player seduced by the devil’s disciple (Gwen Verdon). But it's the devil himself (Ray Walston) who brings laughs to the "Faustian" story, along with music that will leave you as joyful as a home run.
Eight Men Out
(1988) Available on Prime-Video Amazon.com for purchase
This movie is a trip back to 1919, to the raw game, and to its tough, tough players. Brilliant director/writer John Sayles uses rich period detail and perfectly cast actors to give us baseball’s first national scandal. Did the underpaid players accept bribes to deliberately lose the World Series? John Cusack, David Strathairn, and Charlie Sheen lead the strong cast. Great character actors show up as gangsters, thugs, and politicians. After this, check out his other films. Sayles is a director who tells social-issue stories in powerful ways.
Life and Times of Hank Greenberg
(2000) Available on Amazon.com for purchase
One of my favorite documentaries ever made belongs to a baseball player who knocked it out of the park as a humanist, fighter, and gutsy Jewish guy. The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg is about the extraordinary player who transcended religious prejudice to become an American icon. “Hammerin’ Hank's” accomplishments rivaled those of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig during Baseball's Golden Age. Written, produced, and directed by Aviva Kempner, this film tells the story of a man of tremendous courage and talent.
Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story
(2010) Available on YouTube
A great followup to the Hank Greenberg movie is this documentary Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story. Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, it was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Ira Berkow, and directed by award-winning filmmaker Peter Miller.
Field of Dreams
(1989) Available on Amazon for purchase
There's just no way to discuss great baseball movies and not include 1989’s Field of Dreams. People tell me they still haven't seen this remarkable movie based on W.P. Kinsella’s novel, Shoeless Joe, where an Iowa farmer hears ghostly voices asking him to build a baseball diamond in his cornfield. James Earl Jones, Kevin Costner, Burt Lancaster, Amy Madigan, and Ray Liotta speak the words of one of the most beautiful scripts ever put on film (writer/director Phil Alden Robinson). This uplifting mythic fantasy is about chasing the dream, reconciling the child with the adult, and finding redemption. Oh, yes, baseball shows up, too!
And don't forget: A League of Their Own, The Natural, The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings, Bull Durham…the list goes on. See you in the stands!
Expect Issue 26 on Tuesday, July 21.  
Stay well, Friends. We miss you!