Kesher Newsletter - May 2017
 
Dear Kesher families,

The month of May starts with  Yom Ha'atzmaut ( Israel Independence Day) which begin May 1st, right after Yom Ha'zikaron
(Israel Memorial day). Click  HERE for more details about Yom Ha'zikaron Community Ceremony @ the OFJCC Today
and 3 great Yom Ha'atzmaut events in

Enjoy HERE  a great video about the holiday put together by our friends at Bim Bam and  HERE to watch an  inspiring video created by teen leaders that demonstrates how strong we are when we come together. 
Lag B'Omer falls on Sunday, May 14 th this year, and we end the month with  Shavuot which begins the evening of May 30th.  
Check out the various events to celebrate this month.

Many of you remember the great success of  Kesher's Back-to-School Picnic  last August. 
With anticipation to another great event please Save the DateSunday. August 27th, More details to follow.

Summer is just around the corner and summer camps are filling up. There is definitely still room, but decisions need to be made. I would be happy to make some recommendations for programs that would be a good fit for your kids - please  contact me!
Enjoy Spring and May's celebrations. 

For regular updates and events' invitations  join our  Kesher Families Facebook Group .

Enjoy!
Ronit
 

Pregnancy

Wed, 5/10
6:30 PM
Jewish Baby Network
Jewish Birth Workshop


 
Babies, Toddlers & Parents

Fri, 5/12
5:15 PM
Congregation Beth Am
Tot Shabbat Service


Sat, 5/13
12:00 PM
Congregation Beth Jacob
Shabbat for Baby & Me


Sat, 5/20
9:15 AM
Congregation Beth Am
Tot Shabbat Service


Sun, 5/21
3:30 PM
Jewish Baby Network
Lag B'Omer Picnic Party


Every Wed,
9:30 AM
ICC@OFJCC
Libi Play Space


Every Thu,
10:00 AM
ICC@OFJCC
Baby Shiatsu and Tuina With Neta Shani - in Hebrew


Every Fri,
8:30 AM
Oshman Family JCC
TGIS: Thank Goodness It's Shabbat


 
Pre-Schoolers

Every Wed,
10:00 AM
Oshman Family JCC
Mommy and Me: Arts and Crafts in Russian


Every Fri,
10:30 AM
Oshman Family JCC
NEW! Let's Welcome Shabbat! Toddler Playgroup


Every Sat,
9:00 AM
Congregation Beth Jacob
Tot Shabbat


 
K - 2nd Graders

Sat, 5/20
10:30 AM
Congregation Beth Jacob
Family Shabbat Morning Service


 
3rd Graders & Up

Sat, 5/6, 5/13
10:00 AM
Congregation Beth Jacob
Junior Congregation


Every Tue,
10:00 AM
ICC@OFJCC
Moms Talk


 
Teens

Every Mon, Wed, Fri,
3:35 PM
Oshman Family JCC
The Launge


Every Thu,
6:30 PM
Oshman Family JCC
Group Voice


 
The Whole Family

Tue, 5/2
1:00 PM
PJCC Foster City
Yom Ha'atzmaut event


Tue, 5/2
3:30 PM
ICC@OFJCC
Yom Ha'atzmaut Community Celebration


Fri, 5/5
3:00 PM
Addison-Penzak JCC
Israel Independence Celebration


Fri, 5/5
5:45 PM
Congregation Etz Chayim
Friday Night Lights- Numbers and Counting the Omer


Sat, 5/6
11:00 AM
Oshman Family JCC
Volunteer at the Ecumenical Hunger Program


Sun, 5/7
10:00 AM
Oshman Family JCC
Silicon Valley Italian Festival


Sun, 5/7, 5/14
11:00 AM
CJM
Drop-in Art Studio


Sun, 5/14
10:30 AM
Chabad Palo Alto
Lag B'omer Celebration


Sun, 5/14
11:00 AM
ICC@OFJCC
RocKid - a Family Rock Show


Sun, 5/14
4:00 PM
Addison-Penzak JCC
Hebrew Songs and Games


Fri, 5/19
5:30 PM
Congregation Beth Jacob
Family Shabbat Dinner & Service


Fri, 5/19
6:00 PM
Oshman Family JCC
LGBTQ Family Shabbat Dinner


Sun, 5/20
3:00 PM - 
5/21 12:00 PM
Oshman Family JCC
Overnight Family Camping Trip


Sun, 5/21, 5/28
11:00 AM
CJM
The CJM Art Pushcart


Wed, 5/24
6:30 PM
WildernessTorah
Shavuot Celebration and Info Session!


Wed, 5/31
5:30 PM
Chabad MidPen
Shavuot Ten Commandments Dinner & Ice Cream Party


Every Sat,
11:30 AM
Congregation Kol Emeth
Torah for Tots


 
Parenting (For adults only)

Tue, 5/2
7:00 PM
Parents Place Palo Alto
Helping Your Child With Anxiety (5 - 10 years)


Fri, 5/5
2:00 AM
ICC@OFJCC
Teaching Babies How to Fall Asleep Using an Emotionally Healthy Sleep Method


Wed, 5/10
9:15 AM
Oshman Family JCC
Jewish Learning for Parents of Young Children


Wed, 5/10, 5/17
7:00 PM
Parents Place Palo Alto
Parenting Young Children Through Separation and Divorce (birth - 6 years)


Thu, 5/11
7:00 PM
Parents Place Palo Alto
Navigating Boyhood (2 - 8 years)


Fri, 5/12
11:15 AM
Oshman Family JCC
Healthy Cooking Class: Lunch


Sat, 5/13
8:30 PM
Chabad Palo Alto
Bonfire & Kumzitz


Tue, 5/16, 5/23
7:00 PM
Parents Place Palo Alto
Hitting, Biting, and Pushing: Managing Aggressive Behavior in Young Children (1-5 years)


Sat, 5/20
7:00 PM
ICC@OFJCC
Tikkun Leil Shavuot (in Hebrew)


Thu, 5/25
7:00 PM
Parents Place Palo Alto
Building Your Child's Self-Esteem and Personal Power (5 - 10 years)


 
Special Needs

Fri - Sun, 5/5
3:00 PM - 5/7
1:00 PM
INCLUDE
Special Needs Family Camp


Sun, 5/7, 5/21
10:15 AM
Friendship Circle
Social Circle


Sun, 5/7, 5/21
10:30 AM
Friendship Circle
Sunday Circle


 
Day Camps

Mon - Fri
9:00 AM
Camp Gan Israel
Summer 2017


 
Overnight Camps

SUN, 4/30 
6 Points Sports California
LAST DAY for New Camper Promotion - $500 Off!


7/24 - 8/17
Camp Havura
Teens overnight camp


8/6-13
Camp Gesher
Russian Jewish overnight camp on the west coast


9/6-13
Camp Gesher
Russian Jewish Over night camp



Waltham,MA
Brandies University camp
Teens Summer Program


 
Los Angeles, CA Greensboro, NC
URJ Six Points Sports Acadamy
(Reform) 
4th - 11th grade


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

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

Watsonville, CA
Camp Ramah Nor Cal
(Conservative)
3rd - 9th grade & family camp
 
Ojai, CA
Camp Ramah
(Conservative)
3rd - 10th grade & family camp
Big Bear, CA
Camp Gilboa
(Habonim-Zionist)
3rd - 12th grade
 
Atherton, CA
JCC Maccabi Sports Camp
(JCC)
4th- 11th grade

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

 
Waupaca, WI
Young Judea
(Zionist)
2nd- 9th grade
Israel
Camp Kimama.
1st - 12th grade


     
 

                       

 
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