Kesher Newsletter - March 2017
 
Dear Kesher families,

Wouldn't it be nice to 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 , 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 concerts, carnivals, parties, plays 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


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!


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

Enjoy!
Ronit
 

Pregnancy

Every Mon,
9:30 AM
ICC@OFJCC
Prenatal CardioMix with Tal Superman-Cohen In Hebrew


 
Babies, Toddlers & Parents

Wed, 3/1
10:00 AM
ICC@OFJCC
Libi's Annual Event 
in Hebrew


Sun, 3/5
3:30 PM
Jewish Baby Network
Purim Palooza!


Mon, 3/6 
10:00 AM
ICC@OFJCC
Infant Development Workshops With Dafna Golan 
In Hebrew


Mon, 3/6
10:30 AM
ICC@OFJCC
Baby Bootcamp with Tal Superman-Cohen 
In Hebrew


Sat, 3/11
12:00 PM
Congregation Beth Jacob
Shabbat for Baby & Me


Sun, 3/19
9:30 AM
Camp Tawonga
Tot Sing Along and Play Group


Sun, 3/19 10:00 AM
Jewish Baby Network
Family Fun Time!


Thu, 3/23 10:00 AM
ICC@OFJCC
Baby Sign Language - Introduction


Every Tue, 
9:30 AM
PJCC
Stork & Sprout Newborn Support Group



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



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


Every Wed,
10:00 AM
ICC@OFJCC
Yoga Workshop for Moms and Babies In Hebrew


Every Fri,
8:30 AM
OFJCC
TGIS: Thank Goodness It's Shabbat


Every Fri,
9:30 AM
OFJCC
Yad l' Shabbat


 
Pre-Schoolers

Fri, 3/10 
5:15 PM
Congregation Beth Am
Purim-Themed Tot Shabbat Service


Sun, 3/12 11:30 AM
ICC@OFJCC
Story Time for Children Ages 2-5


Sun, 3/19 10:00 AM
Urban Adamah
Free Sprouts Family Day


Sat, 3/25 
9:15 AM
Congregation Beth Am
Tot Shabbat: With Special Guest Mimi Greisman


Every Wed,
10:00 AM
OFJCC
Mommy and Me: Arts and Crafts in Russian


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


 
K - 2nd Graders

Sun, 3/26 
11:00 AM
Parents Place Palo Alto
"Play Mindfulness" A Mindfulness Workshop for Families with a "Twist" of Play


 
3rd Graders & Up

Sat, 3/4 
11:45 AM
Congregation Kol Emeth
Junior Congregation


Sat, 3/18 10:00 AM
Parents Place Palo Alto
KidPower: Keeping Kids Safe (5 - 10 years)


Every Sat,
10:00 AM
Congregation Beth Jacob
Junior Congregation


 
Teens




Wed, 3/1 11:00 AM
IAC Eitanim
Summer Hackathon Early Bird Registration


Sat, 3/11 
2:00 PM
OFJCC
Second Saturday Movie And Hangout (Grades 6-8)


Sat, 3/11 
7:00 PM
OFJCC
Second Saturday Movie And Hangout (Grades 9-12)


Sat, 3/18 
7:30 PM
OFJCC
2017 Bay Area Israeli
American Idol Singing Competition


Every Thu,
6:30 PM
OFJCC
Group Voice


 
The Whole Family

Fri, 3/3 
9:30 AM
Congregation Etz Chayim
Purim ETZtravaganza


Fri, 3/3 
5:15 PM
Congregation Kol Emeth
Tot Shabbat and Dinner


Fri, 3/3 
5:45 PM
Congregation Etz Chayim
Friday Night Lights- The Purim Edition


Fri, 3/3 
6:15 PM
Congregation Beth Jacob
Rockin' Shabbat Service and Dinner


Sun, 3/5
10:00 AM
OFJCC
Family Hike


Sun, 3/5 
5:30 PM
ICC@OFJCC
Purim Kids Show 
in Hebrew


Sat, 3/11 
6:00 PM
Urban Adamah
Purim Like It's 5777


Sat, 3/11
7:30 PM
Chabad Palo Alto
EMOJI Purim Megillah reading and Entertainment


Sun, 3/12 10:00 AM
CJM
Super Fun Sundays: Purim Party with the Bug Family Band


Sun, 3/12 10:30 AM
Congregation Kol Emeth
Purim Carnival


Sun, 3/12 10:30 AM
Chabad Palo Alto
EMOJI Purim Carnival, Lunch & Party


Sun, 3/12 11:00 AM
Congregation Beth Am
Celebrate Purim with Your Family


Sun, 3/12 11:00 AM
Congragation Beth David
Shushan County Fair


Sun, 3/12 11:00 AM
OFJCC
Purimon


Sun, 3/12 12:30 PM
Congregation Beth Jacob
Purim Celebration


Sun, 3/12 
4:30 PM
Chabad MidPen
Purim at the Circus


Sun, 3/12
5:30 PM
Chabad Palo Alto
EMOJI Purim Family Dinner @ Chabad


Tue, 3/14 
6:00 PM
WildernessTorah
Wilderness Torah Youth Programs Info Session


Fri, 3/17 
5:30 PM
Congregation Beth Jacob
Family Shabbat Dinner & Service


Sun, 3/19 10:30 AM
WildernessTorah
Peninsula B'hootz


Sun, 3/19
4:00 PM
Addison-Penzak JCC
Hebrew Songs and Games


Sun, 3/19 
4:00 PM
Addison-Penzak JCC
Hebrew Concert for Kids: Uzi Hitman & Matti Caspi


Sat, 3/25 10:30 AM
Congregation Beth Jacob
Shabbat Morning Family Service


Sun, 3/26 
2:00 PM
Urban Adamah
Free Family Volunteer Day


Every Sat,
9:00 AM
OFJCC
Weekend Play Escape


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


 
Parenting (For adults only)

Wed, 3/8 
9:15 AM
OFJCC
Jewish Learning for Parents of Young Children


Wed, 3/8, 3/15 7:00 PM
Parents Place Palo Alto
Effective and Joyful Discipline With Your Strong-Willed Child


Tue, 3/21 
7:00 PM
Parents Place Palo Alto
Stop Struggling - Learn How to Turn Conflict Into Cooperation (5 - 14


Thu, 3/23 7:30 AM
OFJCC
Healthy Cooking Class: Dinner


Thu, 3/23 
6:30 PM
InterFaithfamily
Interfaith Couples Meetup: Dinner on the Peninsula (Belmont)


Thu, 3/23 7:00 PM
Parents Place Palo Alto
Bye-Bye Diapers (1 - 5 years)


Thu, 3/23 
7:00 PM
Addison-Penzak JCC
Wendy Mogel, Author of "The Blessing of a Skinned Knee"


Fri, 3/24 11:15 AM
OFJCC
Healthy Cooking Class: Lunch


Wed, 3/29 
9:15 AM
OFJCC
Little People-Big Questions


Wed, 3/29 7:00 PM
Parents Place Palo Alto
I'm Talking, But They're Not Listening! (5 - 11 years)


Every Fri, Sat,
8:00 PM
Bama Ivrit
Love Sick


 
Special Needs

Sun, 3/5, 3/19 10:15 AM
Friendship Circle
Social Circle


Sun, 3/5, 3/19 10:30 AM
Friendship Circle
Sunday Circle


Tue, 3/14 
9:30 AM
INCLUDE
Parent/community workshop: Your Child is a Holy Soul and So Are YOU!


Sun, 3/26 11:00 AM
Addison-Penzak JCC
Fun and Sports with Friends


 
Other

Mon, 3/13 
7:00 PM
Club Z
Hate Spaces: Film Screening and Discussion


Sun, 3/26 
5:00 PM
Chabad Palo Alto
Jewish Wonen Throughout the Ages Fashion/Show


 
Day Camps

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri,
9:00 AM
Camp Gan Israel
Summer 2017


 
Summer Overnight Camps

Fri, 7/3
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

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

     
 

                       

 
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