Kesher Marin Newsletter--March, 2017
 
 

Do you find yourself constantly saying "Just a minute" to your children as you check a text, shoot off an email or scroll through Facebook? Do your kids beg for the iPad through dinner? How can we find balance in our lives and not lose the important moments of face-to-face connection with our loved ones? How do we put boundaries in place to ensure we are not plugged in all the time?  Take a digital detox together and refocus on creating meaningful relationships with fun and interactive activities. Unplug with your children and family this coming Shabbat for the National Day of Unplugging ( nationaldayofunplugging.org), from sundown March 3-4, 2017. Check out the Reboot Unplugging kit for families and discussion cards to encourage people to bring balance into their use of technology by reflecting on their use and taking a regular tech break.

This year, Purim begins at sundown on Saturday March 11th and continues through Sunday.  This month is filled with opportunities to celebrate Purim and Jewish life. Below you'll find info on upcoming activities, carnivals, parties, spiels and more.
Also, check out these excellent Purim resources from Jewish LearningWorks:
  1. This short and sweet list is a must read for anyone wanting to make their Purim celebration more inclusive. HERE  
  2. Activities, guiding questions and "moral dilemma" scenarios for meaningful conversations with teens. HERE
  3. Printable activity booklet for young children that includes a youth-appropriate Purim story, rituals, traditions, crafts, games, coloring pages and more. 
    HERE
All 3 resources can be found on this page:   http://www.jewishlearningworks.org/purim 

As you begin to plan for Passover, coming up in April, remember that the Jewish Community Library makes it easier to host a Seder by lending sets of haggadot (up to 10) that are matched to your unique needs, free of charge.  Click here     to learn about the program. Supplies are limited, so reserve your haggadot soon!  

And finally, Kesher will again be distributing Passover gift bags.  I am looking for volunteers to help with assembling and distribution.  If you can help, please email me ASAP. 



Enjoy!


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

Sun Mar 12
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Osher Marin JCC
Purim Family Connections
Every Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
mornings
Osher Marin JCC
Splash!
Mon - Fri
9:15 - 10:45 AM
Osher Marin JCC
Side by Side, Tiburon
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 - 11:30 AM
Osher Marin JCC
JymBabies
Every Fri
9:30 - 11:00 AM
Congregation Emanu-El
Bagels and Bagies
Every Fri
9:45 - 10:30 AM
Osher Marin JCC
AquaBabies
Every Fri
11:30 - 12:45 PM
Congregation Kol Shofar
Bagels & Baby Group
 
For 0 - 5 Year Olds with Families

Fri Mar 3
5:00 - 5:45 PM
Congregation 
Rodef Sholom
Junior Jews
Fri Mar 3
5:30 - 6:15 PM
Congregation Emanu-El
First Friday Under Five Shabbat service
Sat Mar 11
4:30 - 5:30 PM
Congregation Rodef Sholom
Purim in the Land of Oz - Costume Party
Sun Mar 19
10:00 - 12:00 PM
Urban Adamah
Sprout Family Days
Sun Mar 19
9:30 - 11:30 PM
Camp Tawonga
Tot Play Group and Sing-Along with Issac Zones
 
For Pre-Schoolers

Mon - Fri
9:15 - 10:30 AM
Gan Israel Preschool
Preschool Tours
Every Tue, Thu, Fri
9:30 - 10:45 AM
Osher Marin JCC
Preschool Tours
 
For School Age Children (K-5th)

Fri Mar 3
6:15 - 7:30 PM
Congregation 
Rodef Sholom
Got Shpilkes?
Tue Mar 7
8:30 - 10:30 AM
Brandeis Marin
Lower School Tour
Fri - Sun 
Mar 17 - 19 
URJ Camp Newman
Spring Camp
Sun Mar 19 & 26
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Chabad Novato
Kids Club - Model Seder Experience
 
For Tweens/Teens

Sat Mar 4
6:30 - 10:00 PM
BBYO
Beau/Sweetheart Dance
Sun Mar 5, 19 & 26 
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Chabad Novato
CTeen Jr! 11-13 year olds
Sat Mar 11
10:15 - 12:15 PM
Congregation Kol Shofar
Team T'filah with Sandy Stadtler
Wed Mar 15
8:30 - 10:30 AM
Brandeis Marin
Middle School Tours
Fri - Sun 
Mar 17 - 19
URJ Camp Newman
West Coast Party Jr.
Fri - Sun 
Mar 24 - 26
URJ Camp Newman
Spring Conclave
Ongoing
Congregation 
Rodef Sholom
CRuSTY Youth Group 6th - 12th grade
Ongoing
BBYO
Youth Leadership Programs
Ongoing
Congregation Kol Shofar
Tichon, Kol Noar & USY 7th - 12th grade
 
For The Whole Family

Fri - Sat 
Mar 3 -4 
5:49 - 6:49 PM
Reboot
National Day of Unplugging
Fri Mar 3
6:15 - 8:15 PM
Congregation 
Rodef Sholom
First Friday Shabbat/Dinner
Fri Mar 3
6:15 - 8:00 PM
Congregation Emanu-El
Simchat Shabbat Dinner
Sat Mar 4
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Makor Marin
Havdalah and S'mores at China Camp
Sun Mar 5
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Chabad Novato
Hamantashen Bakefest
Sat Mar 11
4:00 - 7:00 PM
Congregation Emanu-El
Family Bazaar Carnival
Sat Mar 11
6:00 PM
Urban Adamah
Purim Like It's 5777
Sat Mar 11
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Congregation Rodef Sholom
Purim Spiel and Dance Party
Sun Mar 12
10:00 -11:30 AM
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Purim Party with the Bug Family Band
Sun Mar 12
11:30 - 2:00 PM
Osher Marin JCC
Purim Palooza
Sun Mar 12
4:00 - 7:00 PM
Chabad of Marin & Novato
Purim in the Jungle
Tue Mar 14
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Wilderness Torah
Youth Programs Info Session
Sun Mar 19
3:45 - 5:15 PM
KIP
Little Acts of Kindness Workshop
Sun Mar 26
2:00 - 4:30 PM
Urban Adamah
Family Volunteer Days
Sun Mar 26
4:00 PM
Women of Rodef Sholom
Multi-generational Women's Seder
Register Now!
Thur - Mon
April 13 - 17
Wilderness Torah
Passover in the Desert
Every Sun
10:30 - 1:00 PM
Osher Marin JCC
Sundays @ the J
Every Sun
11:00 - 3:00 PM
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Drop-in Art Studio: Studio of Disguise
 
For Parents

Wed Mar 1
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Parents Place
Strategies to help Tantrums, Meltdowns, Sobbing, Pouting, and Foot-Stomping Rages:
Wed Mar 1
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Brandeis Marin
Challenge Success: The Well-Balanced Student
Mon Mar 13
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Parents Place
Practical Tools for Communicating with your Teen
Sun Mar 19
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Congregation Kol Shofar
Spirituality of Jewish Parenting with Rabbi Chai
Sun Mar 19
10:00 - 12:30 PM
Parents Place
Infant and Child CPR
Mon Mar 20
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Parents Place
May I Have Your Attention Please! Parenting Children with ADHD
Wed Mar 22
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Parents Place
Is That Me Yelling?
Thu Mar 30
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Parents Place
Bye Bye Diapers
 
Day Camps


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

S an Rafael, CA
Marin JCC Summer Camp
Osher Marin JCC:
Pre-K - 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



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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