Kesher Marin Newsletter--May, 2017
 
 

May kicks off with Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel Independence Day, which begins tonight, May 1.  Click HERE to view a great video about the holiday put together by our friends at Bim Bam. And click HERE  to watch an  inspiring video created by teen leaders from various Bay Area youth groups 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 30.  Check out the various events to celebrate this month.

Summer is just around the corner.  Space in summer camps are filling up but there is definitely still room, especially in sessions that are especially suited for first time campers.  I would be happy to make some recommendations for programs that would be a good fit for your kids--please contact me!

And of course, please do not hesitate to contact me to help you find programs and introduce you to people that match your interests.


Enjoy Spring and May's Celebrations! 


Deb o rah - K esher Marin Community Concierge
For Babies, Toddlers & Parents (or caregivers)

Fri May 5
11:30 - 12:30 PM
Congregation Kol Shofar
Bagels & Baby Group
Every Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
times vary
Osher Marin JCC
Splash!
Every Mon, Fri
9:15 - 10:45 AM
Osher Marin JCC
Side by Side, Tiburon
Every Mon, Fri
9:15 - 10:45 AM
Osher Marin JCC
Side by Side, San Rafael
Every Mon
9:30 - 11:00 AM
Congregation Emanu-El
Mazel Tots
Every Tue
9:30 - 11:00 AM
Osher Marin JCC
JymBabies
Every Fri
9:30 - 11:00 AM
Congregation Emanu-El
Bagels and Babies
Every Fri
9:45 - 10:30 AM
Osher Marin JCC
AquaBabies
 
For 0 - 5 Year Olds with Families

Fri May 5
5:00 - 5:45 PM
Congregation Rodef Sholom
Junior Jews
Fri May 5
5:30 - 6:15 PM
Congregation Emanu-El
First Friday Under Five Shabbat service
Sat May 6
10:30 - 12:30 PM
Makor Marin
Jewish Animal Ethics at Woolly Egg Ranch and Farm!
Sun May 7
10:00 - 12:00 PM
Urban Adamah
Sprout Family Days
Sat May 20
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Congregation Emanu-El
Park Playdates! + PJ Havdalah Party
 
For Pre-Schoolers

Sun May 7
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Jewish Community Library
Spin Me a Shadow, Tell Me a Tale: Shadow Puppetry with Daniel Barash
Every Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
9:15 - 10:30 AM
Gan Israel Preschool
Preschool Tours
Tue, Thu, Fri
9:30 - 10:45 AM
Osher Marin JCC
Preschool Tours
 
For School Age Children (K-5th)

Fri May 5
6:15 - 7:30 PM
Congregation Rodef Sholom
Got Shpilkes?
Every Sun
10:00-11:30 AM
Chabad Novato
Jewish Super Heroes
 
For Tweens/Teens

Wed May 10
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Congregation Rodef Sholom
Not in Our Schools: responding to anti-semitism
ongoing
Congregation Rodef Sholom
CRuSTY Youth Group 6th - 12th grade
ongoing
BBYO
Youth Leadership Programs
 
For The Whole Family 

Mon May 1
5:00 - 7:30 PM
SF/Congregation Emanu-El
Yom Ha'atzmaut Community Celebration
Fri May 5
6:15 - 8:00 PM
Congregation Emanu-El
Simchat Shabbat Dinner
Fri May 5
6:15 - 8:15 PM
Congregation Rodef Sholom
First Friday Shabbat with Dan Nicols
Fri May 5
7:30 - 8:15 PM
Congregation Rodef Sholom
First Friday Shabbat Dinner
Sun May 7 & 14
11:00AM-3:00PM
 
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Drop-in Art Studio: Studio of Disguise
Sun May 7
2:00 - 4:00 PM
JFCS 
Raising Mensches Family Program
Sat May 13
7:00 - 10:00 PM
Congregation Emanu-El
TEEP Art Auction & Gala 2017
Sun May 14
1:00 - 7:30 PM
Urban Adamah
Spring Learni
ng Festival/Lag Ba'Omer Celebration
Sun May 14
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Chabad Novato
Lag Ba'Omer BBQ
Sun May 21& 28
11:00 - 3:00 
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Art Pushcart
Wed May 24
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Wilderness Torah
Shavuot Celebration & Info Night!
Sun May 28
2:00 - 4:30 PM
Urban Adamah
Family Volunteer Days
Wed May 31
11:00 AM
Chabad of Marin
Shavout celebrations - cheese cake, ice cream & Torah reading!
Every Sun
10:30 - 1:00 PM
Osher Marin JCC
Sunday @ the J
Fri - Mon, Sept 
22 - 25
3:00 - 12:00 PM
Camp Tawonga
Fall Family Camp III
Fri - Sun, Oct   6 - 8
4:00 - 12:00 PM
URJ Camp Newman
Family Camp Weekend with PJ Library®
 
For Special Needs

Fri - Sun, May 5 - 7
3:00 - 2:00 PM
Jewish LearningWorks
Special Needs Family Camp
 
For Parents (Adults only)

Mon May 8
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Parents Place
Choosing the Right Preschool for Your Child
Thu May 11
7:00 - 8:45 PM
Congregation Emanu-El
Advances in Autism Research and Treatment: Insights from the Israeli Desert
Thu May 18
6:30 - 9:00 PM
Parents Place
Infant and Child CPR
Sun May 21
10:00 - 4:30 PM
Parents Place
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk Part 1: Sunday Intensive
Wed May 24
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Parents Place
The "Whole Brain Child" Approach To Parenting
Thu May 25
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Congregation Rodef Sholom
Not in Our Town: film screening
 
Day Camps


Berkeley , CA
Summer Camp
Urban Adamah
PK - 6th grade

S an Rafael, CA
Marin JCC Summer Camp
Osher Marin JCC:
PK - 10th grade

Summer Camps--Overnight Camps


Any Overnight Camp, USA
One Happy Camper Scholarships
JCF
2nd -12th grade

West Marin
Camp Be'Chol Lashon @
Walker Creek
3rd grade & up


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

Malibu, CA
Russian Jewish Overnight Camp 
3rd - 8th grade


Los Angeles, CA Greensboro, NC
URJ Six Points Sports Acadamy
(Reform) 
4th - 11th grade
For more information on events and programs, contact Deborah Burg-Schnirman: 415-529-3240, keshermarin@jewishlearningworks.org
 
 



 



 

 
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