Kesher Newsletter - April 2017
 
Dear Kesher families,

Passover begins at sundown on April 10th.
How will you celebrate? In addition to community Passover programs,  seders and resources, this newsletter lists lots of other exciting  events all throughout April. I am happy to chat by phone or meet  in person next week to help you find the right fit for your family. If you'd like   tips on celebrating at home, please  contact me .
 
Kesher is always looking for ways to help you do Jewish your way.
With that goal in mind, we have Three more resources for you. 

Passover Resources:

Got Haggadot?
The Jewish Community Library  makes it easier to host a 
seder by lending sets of Passover Haggadot, resources and more matched to your unique needs. They have several versions perfect for families with young children or school age children or teen. Click here to view the choices and reserve.

Passover @Home Guide
Click  to Download and Print
Inside you'll find:
> Child-Friendly Version of the Passover Story
> Engaging Seder Activities
> Traditions & Rituals
> Passover Food & Recipes
> Haggadah Recommendations
> Resources & More!

Interfaith Family Guide
Click here to access this guide to Passover from  Interfaith Family that includes just about everything you could possibly want to know including such questions as how to navigate Easter dinner at your mother-in-law's during Passover and if its OK to eat matzah and peeps. 


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

Enjoy!
Ronit
 

Babies, Toddlers & Parents

Sun, 4/2
3:30 PM
Jewish Baby Network
Passover Picnic Style


Sat, 4/8
9:15 AM
Congregation Beth Am
Passover-Themed Tot Shabbat Service


Sat, 4/8
12:00 PM
Congregation Beth Jacob
Shabbat for Baby & Me


Fri, 4/21
10:00 AM
ICC@OFJCC
Fostering Uniqueness in your Baby Through Waldorf Education in Hebrew


Sun, 4/23
10:00 AM
Jewish Baby Network
Family Fun Time!


Fri, 4/28
5:15 PM
Congregation Beth Am
Tot Shabbat Service


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


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


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


 
Pre-Schoolers

Sun, 4/9
4:00 PM
ICC@OFJCC
Story Time for Children Ages 2-5


Sun, 4/23
9:30 AM
Congregation Etz Chayim
Z'raim: Preschool Program for children and parents


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


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


 
K - 2nd Graders

Sun, 4/16
4:00 PM
ICC@OFJCC
Songs and Games - Concert Series for Kids: The 16th Sheep


 
3rd Graders & Up

Sat, 4/1, 4/22, 
4/29 11:45 AM
Congregation Kol Emeth
Junior Congregation


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


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


 
Teens

Sat, 4/8
2:00 PM
Oshman Family JCC
Second Saturday Movie And Hangout (Grades 6-8)


Sat, 4/8
7:00 PM
Oshman Family JCC
Second Saturday Movie And Hangout (Grades 9-12)


Fri, 4/21
6:15 PM
Congregation Etz Chayim
BBYO Shabbat


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

Sun, 4/2
12:30 PM
Chabad Palo Alto
Escape Room and Matza Baking


Fri, 4/7
5:30 PM
Congregation Kol Emeth
Tot Shabbat - Singing and Dinner!


Fri, 4/7
5:45 PM
Congregation Etz Chayim
Friday Night Lights-The Passover Edition


Fri, 4/7
6:15 PM
Congregation Beth Jacob
Rockin' Shabbat Service and Dinner


Sat, 4/8
10:00 AM
Oshman Family JCC
Family Hike


Sun, 4/9
10:00 AM
Oshman Family JCC
Family Hike


Mon, 4/10
5:00 PM
Oshman Family JCC
Community Passover Seder


Mon, 4/10
6:00 PM
Oshman Family JCC
100 Chairs Passover Seder Matching Program


Mon, 4/10
7:00 PM
Chabad MidPen
Pesach Seder at the Marriott


Mon, 4/10
7:00 PM
Chabad Palo Alto
Family Friendly Seder


Tue, 4/11
5:30 PM
Congregation Beth Jacob
Second Night Community Seder


Tue, 4/11
6:00 PM
Congregation Etz Chayim
Seder: A Night of Resilience, a trans-generational seder


Tue, 4/11
8:45 PM
Chabad Palo Alto
Second Seder


Thu, 4/13
3:00 PM
WildernessTorah
Passover in the Desert 2017: Freedom Through Faith


Thu, 4/20
4:00 PM
Addison-Penzak JCC
Mimouna: A Moroccan End-of-Passover Celebration


Sat, 4/22
10:30 AM
Congregation Beth Jacob
Family Shabbat Morning Service


Sun, 4/23
11:00 AM
Oshman Family JCC
Spring Into Summer J-Camp Open House


Sun, 4/23
11:00 AM
Parents Place Palo Alto
Family Fun Day


Wed, 4/26
9:15 AM
Oshman Family JCC
Little People Big Questions


Fri, 4/28
6:00 PM
Congregation Etz Chayim
Blue & White Shabbat: A Service led (partially) by our 2nd and 3rd grade students


Sat, 4/29
10:30 AM
Congregation Etz Chayim
Chavurat Zayit (6th grade) Shabbat Morning Service


Sun, 4/30
9:00 AM
Oshman Family JCC
Mitzvah Corps: Chicken Soupers


Sun-Sun 23-30/4,
Congregation Beth Jacob
Home and Hope Hosts


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


 
Parenting (For adults only)

THU, 4/17 
07:00 PM 
ICC@OFJCC
Teaching Cooperation Without Stickers, Snack or Screens




Wed, 4/19 
6:30 PM 
InterFaithfamily
Interfaith Couples Meetup: Dinner on the Peninsula (Stanford)



Wed, 4/26
9:15 AM
Oshman Family JCC
Little People-Big Questions


Wed, 4/26
6:30 PM
InterFaithfamily
Love and Religion for Interfaith Couples


Last Chance to enroll:
Starting 4/3,
Every Mon, Thu,
InterFaithfamily
Raising a Child with Judaism Email Series






 
Special Needs

Sun, 4/2, 4/23
10:15 AM
Friendship Circle
Social Circle


Sun, 4/2, 4/23
10:30 AM
Friendship Circle
Sunday Circle


 
Other

Wed, 4/5
8:00 PM
ICC@OFJCC
Community Women's Seder - In Hebrew


Tue, 4/18
6:30 PM
Oshman Family JCC
Screenagers


4/22,7:00 PM
4/24 6:30 PM
4/26 6:30 PM
4/29 7:00 PM
Israeli Tzofim
Zikaron Bashevet


Sun, 4/23
8:30 PM
Oshman Family JCC
Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day


Thu, 4/27
6:00 AM
Israeli Tzofim
Movie: They Played for Their Lives


4/28, 8:00 PM
4/29, 12:00 PM
4/29, 7:00 PM
4/30, 10:00 AM
Congregation Sinai
Scholar-in-Residence Weekend: Israel, Zionism, the Changing Middle East and US


 

Day Camps

Mon -Fri 
Starting 4/3, 4/10
Oshman Family JCC
Spring Break Camp


Every Mon-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



     
 

                       

 
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