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Celebrating Community

PJCC and Kevah: Jewish Learning Together 7

How Summer Camps Make Kids Resilient 14

Creating New Habits, Inside and Out: New Habits 16

Celebrate Yom Ha’Atzmaut Israel Independence Day

Co-sponsored by the Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Peninsula Temple Beth El, Peninsula Temple Sholom, Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Congregation Beth Jacob, The Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School, the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties and the Jewish Community Relations Council.

Free! Tuesday, May 6, 2014 4:30 - 8:30 pm at the PJCC Enjoy Israel’s 66th birthday with Israeli life, culture, spirit, and fun for all ages: Israeli and local musicians, Israeli dancing, storytelling and games, wine-tasting, educational programs, and more

Y O U B E L O N G AT T H E P E N I N S U L A’ S P R E M I E R F I T N E S S , A Q U AT I C S , A N D C O M M U N I T Y W E L L N E S S C E N T E R

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Join today—call 650.378.2701! Call today for your personal tour and free guest pass* Peninsula Jewish Community Center 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404


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Apr/May/June 2014 4 Meet Our Contributors 5

Message from the Publisher


What’s New Online? Learn about the latest bits and bytes on our web site


PJCC and Kevah: Making Space for Jewish Learning Together

14 Summer Camp Makes Kids Resilient Shaping leaders of tomorrow: there’s more to camp than you think

16 Creating New Habits, Inside and Out Leverage new, healthy habits into life-changing behavior

Making Jewish learning accessible, meaningful and fun

17 In Your Words

8 Taking Political Action for a Just System Exploring the Israelite notion of justice

10 Up Closer Skip the big venues and discover the intimate joys of “living room” concerts

As the PJCC approaches its 10-year anniversary in Foster City, long-time members recall personal memories of the past

18 Jewish Peoplehood Programs and events celebrating Jewish life and culture

20 Edible Gardening in Containers Small space? No problem

12 Trade Secrets How does a massage therapist relax? Sunita Chaudhary shares her secrets for wellness


21 Programs April/May/June 2014 27 Free Programs

The Importance of Rest Learn why not working out is an important part of an effective fitness regime


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Contributors Rabbi Lavey Derby is Director of Jewish Life at the PJCC and founder of “The Idra: A Community for Jewish Spiritual Learning and Practice.” Lavey is part of a family line of rabbis that traces back to the year 1500.

Connections is a publication of the Peninsula Jewish Community Center, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City, CA, 94404. Send comments or suggestions to The mission of the Peninsula Jewish Community Center is to build a caring and connected community, develop leadership and strengthen Jewish identity and values in a center with an environment that is welcoming to all people at every stage of life. The PJCC has been serving people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds throughout San Mateo County for more than 65 years.


JEWISH LIFE Chavaya Yehudit We celebrate the dynamic gifts of Jewish culture, tradition, ethics and community we received from generations before us.

WELCOMING ALL Hachnasat Orchim Our house is open wide to all, and we embrace the diversity of culture, opinion, religion and identity.

OUR COMMUNITY OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS Kehilla u’Mishpacha We are a hub for all events and activities that enrich our lives and community.

WHOLENESS OF BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT Shleimut We respect and nurture each individual’s journey toward wholeness and see our role as a catalyst.

Kimberly Gordon is the Cultural Arts and Adult Programs Director for the PJCC. She joined the PJCC seven years ago after completing the Arts Management Fellowship at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Marybeth Lybrand is the Manager of the PJCC Justice Garden. She has certificates in Sustainable Practices from Dominican University and biointensive farming and gardening from Ecology Action. She is a UC Master Gardener.

Monique Molino is the Pilates Coordinator at the PJCC and a contributing columnist for Wellness Matters magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from Mills College. Lea Policoff is the Program Director of Kevah Family Learning Groups. She has 14 years experience in nonprofit management and also worked as Director of Content at TechSoup Global helping nonprofits utilize technology more efficiently. Vicki McGrath is the PJCC Fitness and Wellness Manager and is certified as a Health Fitness Specialist, Health Fitness Director, and Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist. She has over 25 years experience in the fitness industry. Jeannie Solomon is a Nutrition and Wellness Coach and Certified Chef, and a contributing columnist for Wellness Matters and the Foster City Islander. Jeannie graduated from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts Chef’s Training Program in New York City.

REPAIRING THE WORLD Tikkun Olam Each person makes a difference, and together we are responsible for improving the world through our actions.


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Michael Ungar, PhD, is both a family therapist and a Killam Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University. He is currently the Network Director of the Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts Network and founder and CoDirector of the Resilience Research Centre.


PJCC preschool students enjoy mugging for the camera on the first day of planting in the Center’s Justice Garden on April 21, 2013. Produce grown in the garden is donated to the InnVision Shelter Network to help eradicate hunger in San Mateo county.

Connect with Us!


Dear Friends, This spring we will celebrate our 10th anniversary in Foster City, as part of our 66 years of continuous community service. Most assuredly, over the past decade we’ve made history, memories, and friendships to last a lifetime. Please join us for various festivities planned to mark this meaningful milestone in our rich PJCC history (see page 17). If ever there was a time for gratitude, this is it!


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We welcome you to join us this season for programs, activities and opportunities that will uplift, intrigue, and entertain. In fact, we are on the hunt to identify local arts talent. Don’t miss the call for submissions for our juried Community Art Show and Something’s Brewin’ Summer Concerts. And you’re sure to love The Other Side of the Air: Patio Concert. Pack a picnic dinner and bring your whole family for a delightful night of springtime music under the stars. We will proudly host several personal wellness learning workshops with our partners Kaiser Permanente and Sequoia Health Care District. Additionally, our master gardener Marybeth Lybrand —who is responsible for the production success of our organic Justice Garden—and other guest gardeners will share secrets and tips in seminars throughout the spring to maximize in-ground and small-space container gardens. Whether you are here all the time or you haven’t stopped by in a while, we hope to see much more of you. Enjoy the season! Deborah Pinsky Executive Director


Michael Berman President, Board of Directors


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PJCC Online Launching This Spring! Spa & Fitness at Your Fingertips Make appointments for spa services, Pilates, and select group exercise classes online! Book a massage or reserve your spot in one of our popular fitness classes from the convenience of your phone or mobile device. We’ll even have gift certificates and premiere spa products for sale in our online store. Pampering yourself just got a little easier!

There’s a New Blog in Town There’s a New Blog in Town Most people turn to a subject matter expert when researching a topic. Now, you can turn to the PJCC for experts in all areas related to fitness, nutrition, health, religion, music, and more. On the new PJCC blog you’ll find fun and interesting posts with recipes, fitness tips, kids’ activities, Jewish life themes, staff and member profiles, and other lifestyle topics to help you enjoy wellness your waySM.


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PJCC and Kevah: Making Space for Jewish Learning Together BY LEA POLICOFF

Acquire for yourself a friend and a teacher to study with. Pirkei Avot 1:6


istorically, Jewish learning has always been done with a partner (called chevruta) or in a small group setting. Generations of Jews have pored over Jewish texts together, gleaning new meaning from the words year after year and using the wisdom of the Jewish tradition to inform their daily lives. Our new Kevah Family Learning Groups follow this tradition with a modern spin where groups of 6 – 8 families with children ages 4 – 12 gather to learn and study together. Thanks to a generous grant from the San Francisco Jewish Community Fund North Peninsula Impact Committee, PJCC and Kevah, a Berkeley-based nonprofit that builds community for learners of all

backgrounds, have partnered to created two innovative new programs. The curriculum is geared toward Peninsula adults and families who want to set aside time for regular Jewish study and community but aren’t sure where to start. Kevah welcomes non-Jews and interfaith families with the goal of making Jewish learning accessible, fun, and meaningful for everyone. Executive Director and founder Sara Bamberger says, “We know it can be intimidating to think about entering the world of classical Jewish text study. Our primary goal is to find and provide ways for people to access that learning, no matter where they’re coming from or how much time they have.”

Families participate in a four-part monthly learning series facilitated by an outstanding Jewish educator. Topics are pre-assigned, but alternatively, participants may gather other families they know and choose their own topic. The program also includes a one-day family field trip for an extended learning experience. PJCC Director of Programs Stephanie Levin says, “We know families are busy and it’s hard to make time or even know where to begin. Our learning groups make it easy by providing a built-in network of instructors and, ultimately, friendships.”

The new Kevah Family Learning Groups offer learning in three different areas: • Making a Mensch: Raising Kind and Compassionate Jewish Children • Jewish Concepts of Food • Beyond the High Holidays: Everything (and More) You Always Wanted to Know about the Jewish Calendar To learn more, contact Lea Policoff at To register for a group, call Rachel Goldman at 650.378.2674. Connections

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“Justice, justice shall you pursue” (Deuteronomy 16:20) rings as a clarion call of the Torah. In its context, The Torah lays down the principles for an organized judicial system: judges who are honest, fair and wise are to be appointed; judges must treat everyone equally, no matter their social or economic status, and are prohibited from taking bribes; and a judicial process of investigation and testimony is established. The Hebrew word tzedek, translated here as “justice,” can also be translated as “righteousness”; that is, the imperative to act morally and ethically. This imperative falls upon the individual as well as upon the entire community. God, whose very hallmark is justice, enters into a covenant, or partnership, with the community of Israel with the precise objective that the people as a whole will imitate the Divine and construct and shape a just and righteous society. The Torah itself is a blueprint for creating such a society. The Israelite notion of justice has its origin in the biblical idea that human beings are created in the image of God. In the 2nd century C.E. Ben Azzai, a leading sage, stipulated that the idea of human beings created in the image of God is the fundamental ethical principle of the Torah from which all other ethical precepts are drawn. The Mishna (a codification of Jewish laws edited about 220 C.E.) expands upon Ben Azzai’s teaching with a threefold principle: first, that the equality of all human beings is essential; second, that each human being is unique, and therefore deserving of the utmost dignity and respect; and third, that each human being is of infinite value.


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From this, Judaism expands upon the usual understanding of justice. Slaves (still prevalent in ancient Near Eastern societies) are to be treated humanely; orphans and widows are to be cared for; and strangers and immigrants are to be protected. The very existence of these human beings obligates us to protect and to care for them. The celebration of Passover, observed this year from April 15 – 22, is a yearly reminder that, as we know the suffering of being a slave so we must treat others, and especially the powerless, with compassion and justice. That’s why tzedakkah, commonly translated as “charity,” is more correctly understood as an act of justice. The very

existence of this poor person standing before me, her very humanity, obligates me to take care of her. Jewish tradition teaches that we are not only obligated to help the poor financially, but we are obligated to treat them with dignity as well. While tzedek most certainly refers to the way we are meant to treat others, it also has a broader connotation of creating a more just system through political action. Imagine the changes we might achieve in our communities if we band together to demand economic justice, food justice, environmental justice, and broader human rights for all?

The Hebrew word tzedek can also be translated as “righteousness”; that is, the imperative to act morally and ethically.


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Ariel Quartet


The Bay Area is known for its notable concert venues. The January 2014 issue of SF Magazine lauds Another Planet Entertainment for the crowd of 195,000 that attended the 3-day Outside Lands Festival last August, and highlights some of the larger indoor and outdoor venues in the local music scene. But, there’s a smaller, less publicized, equally communal, aboveground, “underground” music scene in town: the house concert. House concerts have been around for centuries. Surely, you’ve imagined being ushered into the drawing room of a Jane Austen novel to hear live music. Prior to the 19th century, aristocrats commissioned composers (Haydn and Mozart among them) to write chamber music to be played in home concerts. Even the name “chamber music” references the venue size. House concerts also have original American roots. Neighbors have gathered to hear local musicians in southern parlors, prairie porches, and Harlem homes. Before radio and record labels


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Alexander String Quartet

and long before videos on YouTube, house concerts were a common venue for musicians. During The Great Depression work for everyone, including musicians, was scarce, and vagabond musicians would tour and play in exchange for room and board. Today, artists still finance independent tours this way. A house concert can be a great way to fill dates in-between larger venue gigs. Some presenters still offer accommodations to the musicians, so that can be an added incentive. Stephanie Bettman, who performed to a full house (no pun intended) at the PJCC in 2012, just completed a successful California tour. She fondly recalls one of her first house concert experiences. “The host had a gorgeous house with an amazing back yard and we didn’t know what to expect, but 80 people came!” Bettman credits house concerts as “ … a great way to jumpstart a career, especially when you’re breaking into a new market. You meet people and make connections.”

For the past seven seasons the PJCC has presented our popular “Up Close” concert series in the lobby. It’s our version of a house concert featuring acoustic music from jazz, classical and folk, to sounds from the Middle East. This nontraditional space provides an intimacy that patrons and visiting artists have come to anticipate and appreciate. A recent concert-goer described it as “the best kept secret in Foster City.” Each performance ends with a “Meet the Artists” dessert reception, and performers often remark that they love feeling the connections with our audience.

If you’d like to explore similar “living room” venues, here are a few ways to get “up closer:” Wisteria Ways House Concert Indoor/outdoor concerts in Oakland. Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights Private living room concerts in Oakland. Mountain View House Concerts To get on their mailing list, email Note: All require advance registrations.

With a capacity of just 64, our concerts are truly “Up Close.” We invite you to discover the experience on April 12 with Israel’s Ariel Quartet or on May 3 with The Alexander String Quartet, both partnerships with Music at Kohl Mansion. And if you’ve already attended “Foster City’s best kept secret” and are a return guest … welcome back!


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PJCC and Kaiser Permanente present

Free Family Health

& Fitness Day Sunday, April 6, 2014 1:00 – 3:30 pm For Families with Kids Ages 2 – 10 • Teddy Bear Clinic • Craft projects with The Home Depot • Food Trucks • Fitness games • Healthy Cooking Demonstrations • Family Gym • Jump House and more!


PJCC Massage Therapist

Trade Secrets

1. Eat a balanced diet for healthy bones, joints, and organs 2. Drink eight glasses of water every day to eliminate toxins 3. Socialize with family and friends to share laughs and relieve stress 4. Enjoy regular massages to promote the circulation of vital fluids, oxygen, and energy in your body 5. Apply daily disciplines such as exercise and meditation 6. Attend to your spiritual needs in a place of worship or support group 7. Serve as a volunteer where needed in your neighborhood 8. Take one day at a time and keep a positive attitude


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Sunita Chaudhary’s Top Tips for Wellness

The Importance of Rest BY MONIQUE MOLINO


ho would think that a leisurely stroll on the beach is just as effective as a heart-pumping gallop on the treadmill? The fact is, taking a break in between workouts is a critical component of any exercise regime. But often, enthusiastic fitness buffs will focus on sweat-inducing sessions without considering rest a part of the process. Two common pitfalls illustrate why rest is an important part of your fitness equation. High Intensity Every Day You exercise every single day. You’re persistent, diligent, dedicated. So why aren’t you seeing results? The Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health recommends at least 30 minutes of accumulated exercise every day, but this includes low-to-moderate exercise, such as walking the dog or light cardio workouts. For high-intensity weight-bearing workouts, PJCC Personal Trainer Patrick Moore says you should rest at least 48 hours before working the same muscle group again. “Weight-bearing exercises cause microtears in the muscle fibers,” Moore says. “When you don’t allow those tears to heal, you’re only breaking down the muscles. The healing is what makes your muscles stronger.” He recommends daily cardio complimented with an alternating threeor four-day-a-week weight regimen. “Inadequate rest in between workouts can increase your chances for injury,” he says, citing a client who incurred a stress fracture on her foot from doing daily calf lifts. “Working out the same muscles every day may actually impede your progress.”

Lack of Sleep You work long hours, come home late, and eat a big meal. Before going to bed, you check social media or play “Words With Friends” on your smart phone. Only after watching the first 30 minutes of Jimmy Kimmel Live! do you doze off around midnight. According to the Harvard Women’s Health Watch, chronic sleep loss (classified as less than six hours a night) can contribute to health problems such as weight gain, high blood pressure, and a decrease in your immune system. While you sleep, your muscles grow and connective tissues heal. Anabolic (muscle-building) hormone concentrations and activity increase while catabolic (muscle-wasting) hormone concentrations and activity decrease. Sleep also keeps your adrenal glands expelling cortisol and adrenalin levels at balanced

states; important because proper adrenalin levels help alleviate anxiety, stress, and mood swings. For a good night’s sleep, eat a light meal at least three hours before bedtime, avoid alcohol, try to go to bed at the same hour each night, and remove all technological distractions from the bedroom. Aim for at least 7 – 9 hours of sleep per night. Rest for a Better Workout Monitor your workouts, pay attention to how your body feels, and modify your exercise accordingly. Factoring rest as an important part of your workout regime will ensure a healthy way to reach your fitness goals.


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recently spoke to 300 camp directors about how to make children more resilient to life stress. Summer camps, we discovered, are perfect places to help children optimize their psychosocial development. After all, summer camps are places where children get the experiences they need to bolster their range of coping strategies. There are the simple challenges of learning how to build a fire, go on a hike, or conquer a high ropes course. There are the much more complex challenges of getting along with a new group of peers, learning how to ask for help from others, or taking manageable amount of risks without a parent following after you. The best camping experiences offer these opportunities for manageable amounts of risk and responsibility. The worst camps pander to children as if they are entitled little creatures whose parents are paying big sums of money. Children can’t be


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treated like customers if they are going to get anything out of the experience. They need to be treated like students whose caregivers, the counselors, know what the kids need to grow. Camps that pull this off and make kids get a little dirty, and even a little frustrated while having fun and making new friends, are the kinds of camps that offer children the best of what they need. Looking at those experiences from the vantage point of my research on resilience, I know that camps help children develop great coping strategies when they provide seven things all children need: 1. New relationships, not just with peers, but with trusted adults other than their parents. Just think about how useful a skill like that is: being able to negotiate on your own with an adult. 2. A powerful identity that makes the child feel confident in front of others.

Your child may not be the fastest swimmer or the next teen idol when he sings, but chances are that a good camp counselor is going to help your child find something to be proud of that he can do well. 3. Camps help children feel in control of their lives, and those experiences of self-efficacy can travel home as easily as that special art project in their backpack. Children who experience themselves as competent will be better problemsolvers in new situations long after their laundry is cleaned and the smell of the campfire forgotten. 4. Camps make sure that all children are treated fairly. The wonderful thing about camps is that every child starts without the baggage they carry from school. At camp they will both find opportunities to just be kids who are valued for who they are.

Camp helps children feel in control of their lives.

5. At camp kids get what they need to develop physically. Ideally, fresh air, exercise, a balance between routine and unstructured time, and all the good food their bodies need. Not that s’mores don’t have a place at the campfire, but a good camp is also about helping children find healthy lifestyles. 6. Perhaps best of all, camps offer kids a chance to feel like they belong. All those goofy songs, the sense of common purpose, and attachment to the identity that camps promote go a long way to offering children a sense of being rooted.

7. And finally, camps can offer children a better sense of their culture. It might be skit night or a special program that reflects the values of the community, or maybe it’s just a chance for children to understand themselves a bit more as they learn about others. Camps provide both cultural roots and the chance to understand others of different cultures. That’s an impressive list of factors. Whether it is a subsidized day camp in a city or a luxurious residential facility up in the mountains, camps can give our kids a spicy combination of experiences

that prepare them well for life. Add to that experience the chance for a child’s parents to reinforce at home what the child nurtures at camp, and maybe, just maybe, we’ll find amazing kids who show the resilience to make good decisions throughout their lives. This article originally appeared in Psychology Today February 2012. Reprinted with permission of Michael Ungar, PhD.


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Creating New Habits, Inside and Out We mean well. We’re going to stop checking social media and start reading more books, replace that afternoon chocolate with Greek yogurt, and get off the sofa and on the treadmill. We have good intentions … for a day or two, that is. Then slowly, we find ourselves checking Facebook, snacking on Snickers, and watching American Idol. Nurturing new habits is the expertise of B.J. Fogg, PhD, a social scientist and behavior researcher at Stanford University. His online program called Tiny Habits ( operates on the premise that if people execute three tiny tasks each day for five days, they can leverage those habits into lifechanging behaviors. We asked PJCC experts for their recommendations on cultivating change: physically, nutritionally, and spiritually.

Set Micro Goals for Big Wins

Plan Ahead in the Kitchen

by Vicki McGrath, Fitness & Wellness Manager

by Jeannie Solomon, Nutrition & Wellness Coach

Set micro goals. Break down the steps it will take to reach that goal. Do you want to start a walking program? Begin by putting your shoes near the door. Interested in learning yoga? Buy a mat, block, and strap. If you already have the equipment, then search for exercises online or check the schedule at your local community center. Celebrate wins. By reaching micro goals, you feel a level of success sooner, which serves as a motivator to continue. Acknowledge and celebrate each accomplishment, however small, and take pride in each win.

There is Only Now

Make a list. Planning a healthy lifestyle is not much different than planning a trip. Write down your strategy and be specific. Create daily menus, make shopping lists, and set aside days and times for shopping and cooking. The art of preparation. Make a big meal on Sunday, freeze the extras, and cook again on Wednesday. The simple act of preparing a big meal twice a week can be a lifesaver because last-minute scrambling can lead to unwanted grazing and poor eating habits. Apply the same methodical planning for snacking. Bring chopped veggies and hummus, or an apple and a handful of nuts to work. Easy access to healthy snacks will keep you from searching the office for that jar of M&Ms.

by Rabbi Lavey Derby, Director of Jewish Life

Stay in the present. When we are fully present, our minds don’t wander. We are focused on what is going on right now rather than thinking about what just happened or worrying about what is going to happen. Being present lets us appreciate each moment in a way that can’t be experienced through memory. Experience the calm. When we stay in the present, the chatter in our mind quiets down. The stories we tell ourselves about the past or the future and the dramas we invent fade away; for the first time we become aware of what is happening right now. We may feel a lack of control because we aren’t busy planning our next move, assessing our current situation, or anticipating the future, and that’s okay. Being present requires flexibility, creativity, attentiveness, and spontaneity. Embrace the now. The present moment is completely new. Nothing like it has happened before or will ever happen again. By appreciating the present we can experience a sense of freedom and joy as stress and fear melt away. We feel at peace and feel gratitude for the gift of this moment. When we live in the now, we live life to the fullest.


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Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary in Foster City The PJCC joyfully celebrates its 10th anniversary in Foster City with 66 years of continuous service on the Peninsula. We’re honored to be a part of the greater community that continues to grow, learn, and value wellness. To commemorate the occasion, we asked longtime members about their 10 year highlights.

Sheila Lederer

Dr. Mitch Wakasa

Debbie Goren

Center Member since 2004

Center Member since 2004

Center Member since 2004

During the last 10 years, my husband and I have traveled extensively around the world and have welcomed several new great grandchildren. But from the moment the portable trailer appeared on the property, the new PJCC promised to be my “home away from home.” I started off newly retired by enjoying Yoga three times a week and over the years have added body conditioning, lap swimming and my newest exercise, Zumba® We also enjoy concerts, lectures, Jewish Studies and meeting new friends at mixers.

After retiring from dentistry,our lives focused on three areas. Our health, which has been excellent and attributable in great part to our almost daily visits to the Center. Our family has expanded from two sons to two wonderful daughters-in-law and six amazing grandchildren. And finally, our friends and travels. When we’re not with family or friends, we’re seeing the world. This year we visited Macau, Taiwan, North Korea, and Iran. Our lives have truly been blessed!

Ten years ago when we moved to the Peninsula we wanted to find community and a preschool. In joining the PJCC, we found both and so much more. At the Center our children have received quality education, participated in wonderful sports programs, enjoyed camp and made life-long friends. In addition, my husband and I have lost 50 pounds together, viewed great art, attended lectures, and received support from the community during a particularly difficult time for our family. I can’t wait to see what the next 10 years have in store!

Join us for these 10th anniversary events—and here’s to another happy and healthy 10 years! Member Mixer with Artist Rachel Leibman Thursday, April 24 5:30 – 7:00 pm Help create a community collage of your best PJCC memories

Member Appreciation Week Week of May 19 Various times Special activities all week long to express our appreciation to you, our Members

Member Mixer “10 Years in Foster City” Celebration

Fun in the Sun Member Appreciation Pool Party “Celebrating 10 years in Foster City”

Thursday, May 15 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Sunday, June 22 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Cupcakes and champagne

Pool party just for Members

Please note: Member Mixer events are for Members 21 years and over


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Take a Breath: An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (FMP) Learn simple and basic instructions in the practice of meditation with Rabbi Lavey Derby. Thu · Weekly · 1:30 – 2:30 pm · BR · 39691 Life, It’s Complicated: Jewish Perspectives (FMP) Join this ongoing discussion exploring Jewish views on important issues and living a meaningful life. Thu · Weekly · 10:30 – 11:30 am · CRA · 39689 Yiddish Club (FCCM) Increase your Yiddish vocabulary, learn about Yiddish culture, watch videos and make sure the mamoloshen lives! Peer led. Tue · 4/1, 5/6, 5/20, 6/3, 6/17 10:30 am – 12:00 pm • C · $3.50 per session 39678 Beth El Senior Friendship Cub Bring a bag lunch and enjoy a different program each week. Thu · Weekly · 12:00 – 3:00 pm • San Mateo $1/$1 “Up Close” presents Ariel Quartet Founded in Israel, Ariel Quartet is characterized by its youth, brilliant playing, and soulful interpretations. Presented in partnership with Music at Kohl Mansion. Sat · 4/12 · 8:00 pm · L · $25/$30 · 39792 Yoga and Wholeness with a Jewish Twist

Wed · 4/23 – 5/28 · 7:00 – 8:30 pm · BR · FCCM/$75 for series or $20 per class • 39679 Experience a gentle, Iyengar-based yoga with themes of renewal, purification and reflection. Instructor Julie Emden directs the Embodied Learning Initiative.

Lunch with Rabbi Lavey (FMP) Bring a dairy brown bag lunch and enjoy an informative lunchtime discussion with Rabbi Lavey. Wed · 4/30 · 12:00 – 1:00 pm · CRA · 39690 Jewish Book Discussion (FCCM) Facilitator Jim Van Buskirk’s essays have been featured in various books, magazines and other publications. Books are available from the Book Club in a Box program at the Jewish LearningWorks’ Jewish Community Library. Pre-registration suggested. April: Nemesis by Philip Roth When a polio outbreak begins to ravage 1944 Newark, a vigorous young playground director is torn between personal safety and professional duty in this modern American morality tale. Tue · 4/29 · 10:30 am – 12:00 pm · CR • $5 39641 May: I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits This multi-layered story is a sensitive consideration of tradition and commitment, and the conflict between individual independence and the obligations of faith. Tue · 5/27 · 10:30 am – 12:00 pm · CR • $5 39642 June: The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg Richard Middlestein leaves his wife as she awaits surgery to address complications of her excessive eating. And so, it’s up to their adult children, but nobody is up to the challenge. Tue · 6/24 · 10:30 am – 12:00 pm · CR • $5 39643

FC = Free for Center Members • FCCM = Free for Center & Community Members • FMP = Free for Members and Public


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PJCC Art Gallery presents


by Rachel Leibman • On display April 9 – June 26, 2014 Hebrew texts and images from other ancient manuscripts are composed in works that celebrate our unique heritages and illuminate the interconnectedness of our global society.

Rhythms of the Jewish Calendar: Movement and Dance Workshop for Women

Monday at the Movies presents: (FCCM with Community Program Pass) Orchestra of Exiles

Explore Jewish mystical teachings and use music, free-style dance, art and journaling to deepen your spiritual practice in community. Registration recommended. Instructor Julie Emden directs the Embodied Learning Initiative. Sun • 5/4 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm • YS $20/$25 39645 Sun • 6/1 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm • YS • $20/$25 39646 Yom Ha’Atzmaut Celebration (FMP) Celebrate Israel’s 66th birthday at the PJCC! Join us for a free community-wide Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) festival to celebrate Israel’s 66th birthday! Experience Israeli life, culture, and spirit with fun activities for all ages, including musical presentations by Israeli and local performers, Israeli dancing, storytelling and games for children, wine-tasting and educational programs for adults, and more. Tue • May 6 • 4:30 - 8:30 pm Co-sponsored by the Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Peninsula Temple Beth El, Peninsula Temple Sholom, Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Congregation Beth Jacob, The Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School, the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties and the Jewish Community Relations Council.

This inspiring documentary focuses on Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman, who rescued hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust and founded the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. (85 min) Mon • 5/12 • 2:00 pm BR • 39653 An Evening of Sacred Hebrew Chant (FMP) Enjoy an evening of sacred musical call-and-response chanting featuring the Beit Ayin Band (a local group specializing in Hebrew chant). Participate in this uplifting experience that brings clarity to the mind and expansiveness to the heart. No Hebrew knowledge required. Registration required. Sun · 6/1 · 7:00 – 8:30 pm · BR • 39688


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Edible Gardening in Containers BY MARYBETH LYBRAND

There’s nothing quite like fresh produce harvested at its peak. Even if you live in a space with only a small patio or balcony, containers provide a wonderful way to enjoy your favorite foods year round. Make the most of the space you have Most plants require between 5 –7 hours of sunlight a day to thrive. Choose a location that receives adequate sunlight, is protected from too much wind and temperature extremes, and is in a convenient location for care and harvesting. One of the benefits of container gardening is mobility. Placing your containers on platforms with casters will allow you to move your crops to the best location throughout the day or season. Also, keep aesthetics in mind. Vegetables and herbs can be quite lovely. Think of your edible plants as design elements by placing them in locations where you can enjoy their beauty. Get creative Clay or wooden pots are commonly used, but explore wine barrels, kiddie pools, dresser drawers, salvaged window boxes, old toy bins, and buckets. The only requirements are that containers are large enough to hold the full-grown plants and their mature root systems, and provide sufficient drainage and air circulation.

planted directly from seed. These include arugula, beans, beets, carrots, cilantro, corn, kale, lettuce, mustard greens, radishes, and spinach. Others crops do best when transplanted as seedlings. You can either grow the seedlings yourself on a warm windowsill or in a hothouse, or purchase them at your local nursery. Basil, brassicas (cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower), chives, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, perennial herbs, squash, and tomatoes all do well when transplanted into gardens as seedlings.

Choose healthy soil, seeds, and seedlings Container plants require a good quality potting soil that provides both essential nutrients and adequate drainage. It’s also wise to replenish the soil each season. Whether planting directly from seed or transplanting seedlings, it’s important to know your seed company or nursery. Research companies who offer open pollinated non-GMO selections that grow well in your area. Many vegetables and herbs dislike having their roots disturbed and do best when

Caring for your container plants Container plants require more attention than plants in the ground, so be sure to water your crops regularly. In the heat of summer, plants may need daily watering. Feed your container plants with a liquid fertilizer solution, applying it to the soil about every three weeks. I recommend equal parts of diluted liquid fish emulsion and kelp. Enjoy Most importantly, plant what you love to eat! An edible garden of any type should serve the primary purpose of providing you with fresh food to nourish you and your family.

The PJCC is proud to be a part of the Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood, presenting educational and cultural programs that explore Jewish heritage, identity, and community. This initiative is co-funded by the Koret Foundation and The Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture.


Spring 2014



Member / Public • $ = Additional fee • FC = Free for Center Members FCCM = Free for Center & Community Members • FMP = Free for Members and Public

April / May / June 2014

The 5-digit class code number is now located at the end of the day/date/time section underneath the class description. Program, registration, instructor, and schedule information at or call the number listed below each department.

health & fitness Group Exercise


Yoga & Pilates


Group Training 650.378.2727 Wellness


Stay Fit for Life 650.378.2790 Nutrition 650.378.2722 Discover the path to healthy living with the PJCC’s state-of-the-art fitness center. You’ll find a variety of exercise programs to develop and improve your body, mind and spirit. Please check current schedules at or call 650.378.2703.

Monthly Group Exercise Free for Center Members! For schedules, visit and click on the “Schedules” links.

Specialty Classes HITT: High Intensity Team Training ($) This bootcamp-style class will push your limits! For a free trial class, contact or 650.378.2771. Tue/Thu • 6:00 pm • Lobby TRX: Suspension Training ($) Leverage your body weight to build power, strength, and flexibility. For current schedules, visit Mon & Wed • 10:15 am Tue · 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm Wed • 4:30 pm Thu · 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 1:00 pm Fri · 7:00 am, 12:00 pm Women on Weights ($) Learn basic fundamentals of strength training and its benefits. For details, visit or the Fitness Desk.

Barre classes • Indoor Cycling Kickboxing • Light & Easy • Mat Pilates


Tai Chi • U–Jam • Zumba Gold

Pink Ribbon Program A private, small-group, post-rehabilitation workout for breast cancer survivors. Email or call 650.378.2727.

Yoga • Hip Hop • Zumba Stay Fit for Life: Adults 55+ (FC) Participate in free programs specifically designed for you and included in your Center Membership.

Yoga / Pilates Private Pilates & Yoga Training ($) Increase your skill set through one-onone training with your favorite instructor. Partner training available, too. Pilates Reformer Series ($) Develop core strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and improve posture. Healing Yoga for Cancer Patients (FMP) Cancer survivors, patients and their caretakers will learn gentle yoga postures, guided meditation and breathing techniques to relax. Fri • Weekly • 1:30 – 2:45 pm • YS • 39847 Yoga and Wholeness with a Jewish Twist (FCCM) Experience a gentle, Iyengar-based yoga with themes of renewal, purification and reflection. Wed · 4/23 – 5/28 · 7:00 – 8:30 pm · BR $75 for series or $20 per class • 39679

Personal Training One-on-One Personal Training ($) Choose from convenient, cost-effective packages that include single-, three-, five- and ten-session packages. Buddy-Pack Personal Training ($) Certified trainers help you and your workout partner meet health and fitness goals together.

sports, clinics & leagues Team Sports & Mens Basketball


NFL Flag Football


Soccer 650.378.2768 Family Gym Free for parents and children who are Center Members

Kid-friendly gym equipped with soft mats, climbing structures and more. Wristband required; available at Welcome Center. No program in May and June. Sun • Weekly • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • DCG Family Bocce Ball Tournament (FC) Bring the family for a day of bocce ball, lawn games and picnicking by the lagoon at Leo Ryan Park. Registration required. Sun · 5/18 · 9:00 am – 5:00 pm · Bocce Ball Cts · $25 • 39712

Team Sports Bocce Ball League

Take a Breath: An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation (FMP) Mindfulness and insights of the Jewish spiritual path—discover the gift of wellness through meditation. Thu • Weekly • 1:30 – 2:30 pm • BR • 39691 Nutrition Hot Topics (FMP) Is gluten ok? Coconut milk? What about omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics and phytochemicals? Scott Cahn, MS RD, a Kaiser Permanente dietician, shares current research on these topics and more. Pre-registration required. Call 650.212.7522 or 650.299.4950. Wed · 4/2 · 6:00 – 7:30 pm · BR · 39663 Mindfulness Workshop (FMP) Join Julie Forbes, PhD and experience relaxation techniques to help you curtail the stress in your life. Presented in partnership with Kaiser Permanente. Pre-registration required. Call 650.212.7522 or 650.299.4950. Fri · 5/9 · 10:00 – 11:30 am · BR · 39662 Living Healthy Workshop (FMP) Learn tools and techniques for lifestyle changes addressing nutrition, physical activity, stress and pain management, and effective communication with healthcare providers. Presented in partnership with Sequoia Healthcare District as a free community service. Tue · 4/22 – 5/20 · 1:00 – 2:30 pm · CR 39648

Discounts on Public rates available to Foster City residents for most programs. Quantities are limited; please call for details. Member rates apply to Center Members; however, Community Members may qualify for these rates. • 650.212.PJCC (7522)

Join this fun and social Bocce Ball League. Championship T-shirts for individuals on the winning team. All games played at Foster City Bocce Ball Courts at Leo Ryan Park. Teams register at 650.378.2702. Rates based on teams of five players or less/seven or less/eight or more. Older Adults 55+ Mon · 6/16 – 8/18 · 2:00 – 4:00 pm $105/$155/$180 · 39708 Tue · 6/17 – 8/19 · 6:15 – 9:15 pm $105/$155/$180 · 39709 Wed · 6/18 – 8/20 · 5:15 – 8:15 pm $105/$155/$180 · 39710 Thu · 6/19 – 8/21 · 6:15 – 9:15 pm $105/$155/$180 · 39711 Men’s Basketball League Registration required. No class 5/26. Wed · 4/9 – 6/18 · 7:00 – 11:00 pm · DCG $690/$730 · 39722 Mon · 4/28 – 6/30 · 6:15 – 11:00 pm · DCG $690/$730 · 39721


Spring 2014


programs April / May / June 2014

Member / Public • $ = Additional fee • FC = Free for Center Members FCCM = Free for Center & Community Members • FMP = Free for Members and Public

The 5-digit class code number is now located at the end of the day/date/time section underneath the class description.

sports, clinics & leagues cont’d Youth Basketball League: Grades 2 – 8 Registration required. Register individually or as a team.

NFL Flag Football Clinic: Ages 7 – 14 Registration required.

jewish life

Ages 7 – 10


Sat · 4/5 – 4/26 · 9:30 – 10:30 am · TF $100/$120 · 39714

Please see page 18.

Sat · 5/3 – 5/31 · 9:30 – 10:30 am · TF $100/$120 · 39716

the arts

Pee Wee Coed Division Grades 2 – 3 Sun • 6/15 – 8/10 • 1:30 – 2:30 pm • DCG Team: $690/$730; pp: $95/$110 • 39724

Sat · 6/7 – 6/28 · 9:30 – 10:30 am · TF $100/$120 · 39719


Junior Division Coed Grades 4 – 5 Sun • 6/15 – 8/10 • 2:30 – 3:30 pm • DCG Team: $690/$730; pp: $95/$110 • 39725

Ages 11 – 14

PJCC Art Gallery presents Illuminations By Rachel Leibman

Sat · 4/5 – 4/26 · 10:30 – 11:30 am · TF $100/$120 · 39715

April 9 – June 26, 2014

Senior Division Boys Grades 6 – 7 Sun • 6/15 – 8/10 • 3:30 – 4:30 pm • DCG Team: $690/$730; pp: $95/$110 • 39726 Senior Division Girls Grades 6 – 8 Sun • 6/15 – 8/10 • 4:30 – 5:30 pm • DCG 39727 Master Division Boys Grade 8 Sun • 6/15 – 8/10 • 5:30 – 6:30 pm • DCG Team: $690/$730; pp: $95/$110 • 39728 Basketball Skills Academy: Grades Pre K – 8 Learn from the best with former Golden State Warrior Joe Ellis. Registration required. Grades Pre K – 1

Sat · 5/3 – 5/31 · 10:30 – 11:30 am · TF $100/$120 · 39717 Sat · 6/7 – 6/28 · 10:30 – 11:30 am · TF $100/$120 · 39720 T–Ball Clinic: Grades Pre K – 1 Learn basic baseball skills, and then practice with weekly games. Includes T-shirts. Registration required. Sun · 4/27 – 6/15 · 10:00 – 11:30 am · TF $120/$150 · 39723

aquatics 650.378.2782

Sun · 3/23 – 4/27 · 11:00 am – 12:00 pm DCG · $80/$100 · 39700

Pre–Swim Team: Seals, Ages 5 – 12 Prepare for the Barracuda swim team! Swimmers will learn:

Sun · 5/4 – 6/1 · 11:00 am – 12:00 pm DCG · $80/$100 · 39703

• To swim 50 meters freestyle (no fins) with flip turns

Sun · 6/8 – 6/29 · 11:00 am – 12:00 pm DCG · $80/$100 · 39706

• To swim 50 meters backstroke (no fins) with a crossover turn

Grades 2 – 5 Sun · 3/30 – 5/4 · 12:15 – 1:15 pm · DCG $80/$100 · 39701 Sun · 5/11 – 6/8 · 12:15 – 1:15 pm · DCG $80/$100 · 39704 Grades 6 – 8 Sun · 3/30 – 5/4 · 1:30– 2:30 pm · DCG $80/$100 · 39702 Sun · 5/11 – 6/8 · 1:30– 2:30 pm · DCG $80/$100 · 39705 Beginning Soccer Clinic: Grades Pre K – K Registration required. Sat · 4/5 – 5/31 · 10:00 – 11:00 am · TF2 $135/$185 · 39732 Youth Soccer Clinic: Grades K – 5 Grades 1 – 2 Sat • 4/5 – 5/31 • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm TF2 • $135/$185 • 39769 Grades 3 – 5 Sat • 4/5 – 5/31 • 12:00 – 1:00 pm • TF2 $135/$185 • 39770 Youth Soccer: Grades K – 2 Wed • 4/2 – 5/28 • 3:45 – 4:45 pm • TF2 $150/$200 • 39771


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• To swim 25 meters butterfly and breaststroke (no fins) with correct breathing • The required list of nine stroke drills • The correct use of a pace clock • To develop a correct start from a sitdown dive for each of the four strokes • The correct turns for all four strokes Barracuda Youth Swim Team: Ages 5 – 18 Year-Round Program Focus on technique, endurance and speed in the outdoor pool. Swimmers must make arrangements to try out if they are new to our team. Bronze Level • For swimmers competent in 50 yards freestyle, breaststroke, and backstroke, with knowledge of butterfly. Silver Level • For swimmers competent in all four racing strokes, starts and turns, who can swim continuously for 20 minutes. Gold Level • For swimmers who can train autonomously, read a pace clock and swim distances of 200 yards or greater. Monthly Fees: $105/$127*

Jayme Stone and The Other Side of the Air: Patio Concert Pack a picnic (or purchase food at the J café) and enjoy the spring air with twotime Juno Award-winning banjoist and composer Jayme Stone accompanied by Rob Mosher (woodwinds), Bobby Hawk (fiddle), and Andrew Small (bass). Wed · 5/7 · 6:30 pm · HG · $15/$18 Youth 17 & under: $10 · 39778 “Up Close” Concerts at the PJCC Join us in the Lobby for these intimate house concerts that include wine and cheese greetings upon arrival and “Meet the Artist” dessert receptions. It is our pleasure to reserve tables for parties of four or more. Call 650.378.2703. These performances are presented in partnership with Music at Kohl Mansion.

Ariel Quartet Founded in Israel, Ariel Quartet is characterized by its youth, brilliant playing, and soulful interpretations. Sat · 4/12 · 8:00 pm · L · $25/$30 · 39792 The Alexander String Quartet The “Up Close” season concludes with a musical conversation with the Alexander String Quartet, a major artistic presence in San Francisco and favorites on the Music at Kohl chamber concert series. Sat • 5/3 • 8:00 pm • $25/$30 • 39777

Calling All Artists and Performers 2014 PJCC Community Art Show July 11 – September 17 Cash awards and prizes; entries due by May 19, 2014. Submission guidelines and entry forms at Something’s Brewin’ Summer Concerts Seeking local talent! Submission guidelines at

AB = Room AB • AL = Adult Lounge • AR = Art Room • BR = Board Room • C = Room C • CR = Computer Room • CRA = Conference Room A Connections DCG = Daniel Cook Gymnasium ECK = ECE Kitchen • GX = Group Ex Studio • HG = Hamlin Garden • MPR = ECE Multi-Purpose Room L = Lobby • TA = Treehouse A • TB = Treehouse B • TF = Turf Field TF2 = Turf Field Near Pool • WK = Wornick School • YS = Yoga Studio


Member / Public • $ = Additional fee • FC = Free for Center Members FCCM = Free for Center & Community Members • FMP = Free for Members and Public

April / May / June 2014

Program, registration, instructor, and schedule information at or call the number listed below each department.

grow justice: fight hunger 650.378.2703 Grow Justice: Fight Hunger Garden Service Days (FMP) Help alleviate hunger by growing organic vegetables for distribution to residents of the InnVision Shelter Network. Pre-registration recommended. Sun • 4/13 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm • HG • 39682 Sun • 5/4 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm • HG • 39683 Sun • 6/8 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm • HG • 39684

adults 650.378.2703 Monday at the Movies (FCCM with community program pass) Skip the crowded movie theaters and enjoy these award-winning films followed by a lively discussion. Pre-registration recommended. Miss Potter An unconventional biopic about the personal life of beloved children’s author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. (93 min) Mon • 4/28 • 2:00 pm • BR • 39652 Orchestra of Exiles This inspiring documentary focuses on Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman, who rescued hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust and founded the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. (85 min) Mon • 5/12 • 2:00 pm • BR • 39653 Moving Midway Film critic Godfrey Cheshire examines the impact of the Southern plantation on American culture as he documents his cousin’s attempt to move the family’s 155-year-old North Carolina mansion to a new location. (98 min) Mon • 6/9 • 2:00 pm • BR • 39654 A Place at the Table Personal stories illuminate the plight of the 49 million Americans for whom putting food on the table is a daily struggle. (84 min) Mon • 6/23 • 2:00 pm • AB • 39655

Groups & Clubs Sit and Knit (FMP) Bring your knitting, embroidery and crocheting projects and stitch yourself a good time. All levels welcome. Mon · Weekly · 10:30 am – 12:00 pm · AL FMP · Drop-in · 39676

Let’s Talk About It (FMP) Lively discussions about topical events. Wed • Weekly • 2:00 – 3:15 pm • AB • 39647 Yiddish Club (FCCM) Increase your Yiddish vocabulary, learn about Yiddish culture, watch videos and make sure the mamoloshen lives! Peer led. Tue • 4/1, 5/6, 5/20, 6/3, 6/17 10:30 am – 12:00 pm • C • $3.50 per session 38274 Beth El Senior Friendship Cub Bring a bag lunch and enjoy a different program each week at Peninsula Temple Beth El, 1700 Alameda de Las Pulgas, San Mateo. Thu • Weekly • 12:00 – 3:00 pm San Mateo • $1/$1 Men’s Discussion Group (FCCM) (Morning) A lively discussion group for all men, regardless of age or viewpoint. Mon • 4/28, 5/19, 6/16 10:30 am – 12:00 pm • AB • $3.50/session April: 39659 • May: 39660 Jun: 39661 Men’s Discussion Group (FCCM) (Evening) Wed • 4/9, 5/14, 6/11 7:00 – 8:30 pm • C • $3.50/session April: 39656 • May: 39657 • Jun: 39658 Jewish Book Discussion See page 19.

Games People Play Drop-in Bridge (FCCM) For intermediate-level bridge players. Tue • Weekly • 1:00 – 3:30 pm • BR $3.50 per mtg · 39632 Beginning Bridge Learn the basics with an emphasis on bidding and the play of the hand. Some previous experience required. Tue · 4/1 – 6/24 · 1:00 – 3:00 pm · AB $162/$210 · 39629 Advanced Beginning Bridge Learn the basics with an emphasis on bidding and the play of the hand. Thu · 4/3 – 6/19 · 10:00 am – 12:00 pm AB · $162/$210 · 39630 Intermediate Bridge with Supervised Play Learn additional conventions with supervised play. Fri · 4/4 – 6/20 · 1:00 – 3:00 pm · AB $162/$210 · 39640 Advanced Bridge with Supervised Play Review of conventions with supervised play. Tue · 4/1 – 6/24 · 10:00 am – 12:00 pm AB · $162/$210 · 39631

Discounts on Public rates available to Foster City residents for most programs. Quantities are limited; please call for details. Member rates apply to Center Members; however, Community Members may qualify for these rates. • 650.212.PJCC (7522)

Mah Jongg Class for Beginners Attendance at first class is mandatory. Fee includes current Mah Jongg card. Fri · 5/2 – 5/23 · 11:00 am – 1:00 pm · C $45/$59 · 39649 A Morning of Mah Jongg (FCCM) No instructor present; beginning to intermediate level. Bring your current Mah Jongg card. Fri · 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/13, 6/27 10:30 am – 12:30 pm · AB · $3.50 per mtg 39650 An Afternoon of Mah Jongg (FCCM) No instructor present; intermediate level. Bring your current Mah Jongg card. Thu · Weekly · 1:00 – 4:00 pm · AB $3.50 per mtg · 39651

Classes Nutrition Hot Topics (FMP)

Thu · 4/2 · 6:00 – 7:30 pm · BR · 39663 See “Wellness” on page 21. Outside These Walls: Nature Hike (FMP) Enjoy gentle hikes while experiencing the beauty of nature at local parks. Led by Deborah Newbrun, Bay Area Regional Director of Hazon and a noted Jewish environmental educator. Fri · 4/4 · 10:00 am – 1:00 pm · 39773 Fri · 5/9 · 10:00 am – 1:00 pm · 39774 Fri · 6/6 · 10:00 am – 1:00 pm · 39775 Dancing: A Global Experience Beginning dance enthusiasts will enjoy the international flavor featuring Bollywood dance, the hula and Israeli folk dance. Pre-registration required. Wed · 4/3 – 5/1 · 2:00 – 2:50 pm · GX $30/$40 · 39776 Prep for the Met Learn how libretto, music and the spectacle of the theatre combine to create these masterpieces. April 4: Puccini’s La Bohème; April 25: Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Fri • 4/4, 4/25 • 1:00 – 2:30 pm • BR Series: $22/$28; Drop-in $12/$15 • 39675 Beginning Watercolors Learn basic watercolor techniques such as washes, gradation, color mixing and blending. There will also be strong emphasis on design and composition of subject matter. Fri · 4/11 – 5/16 · 9:00 am – 12:00 pm · AR $180/$225 · 39633 It’s Your Turn Now: Lifestyle Planning for 50+ The best is yet to come! At age 50+ you have 25–30 bonus years to enjoy the lifestyle or work you’ve always wanted. Start planning now using these tools. Sun · 5/4 · 1:00 – 5:00 pm · AB · $10/$15 39772 Connections

Spring 2014


programs April / May / June 2014

Member / Public • $ = Additional fee • FC = Free for Center Members FCCM = Free for Center & Community Members • FMP = Free for Members and Public

Mindfulness Workshop (FMP) Fri · 5/9 · 10:00 – 11:30 am · BR · 39662 See “Wellness” on page 21.

Irrigation and Garden Maintenance (FMP) Learn about vegetable irrigation needs, types of irrigation, water conservation, weed prevention, and pest management. Sun • 6/29 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm • AB • 39687

Food For Thought (FCCM) The Insanity of Advertising Take a surprising, inside look at the unbelievable and sometimes astonishing happenings in the ad business with author and former ad agent Fred Goldberg. Mon • 4/7 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm • BR •$4 39635 The Search for Looted Art History has chronicled how the Nazis stole, looted and plundered Europe’s art masterpieces. Martha Mertz, art docent at the Cantor Arts Center, will narrate the fascinating saga of some of these pieces. Mon • 5/5 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm • BR • $4 39636 The Russian Jewish Immigrant Story Author Alan Fleishman shares his multimedia presentation which concentrates on the historical background that is the foundation of his novel, A Fine September Morning. Mon • 5/19 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm • BR • $4 39637 The Nuremberg Trial Explore the meeting of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson and Nazi leader Hermann Goering at the Nuremberg Trial with excerpts from the documentaries Nuremberg, The Nazis Facing Their Crimes and Judgment at Nuremberg. Mon • 6/2 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm • BR • $4 39638 The Eichmann Trial in Jerusalem Fifty years have passed since the world was riveted on the trial of Eichmann, described as “the banality of evil.” Learn about the case with excerpts from documentaries and the book by Deborah Lipstadt. Mon • 6/16 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm • BR FCCM/$4 • 39639

Grow Justice: Get Growing Growing Tomatoes (FMP) Learn about heat and exposure, soil preparation, plant selection, staking or caging, irrigation and fertilizing, common diseases, and pest control. Sun • 4/27 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm • AB • 39685 Growing Herbs (FMP) Find out which herbs are most useful for home cooking, and how to grow, preserve, and use them. Sun • 5/18 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm • AB • 39686


Spring 2014

Events, Trips, & Tours Art & Antiques in Benicia Enjoy an art glass studio demo and tour, followed with a no-host lunch and shopping/antiquing along the quaint downtown waterfront. Wed · 5/14 · Day trip · Benicia · $55/$75 39634 The Orphan of Zhao This beautiful reinvention of a classic Chinese legend is often described as the Chinese Hamlet. The inimitable stage and film star B.D. Wong makes his A.C.T. debut in this luminous production. Wed · 6/18 · Day trip · San Francisco $80/$100 · 39677

Save the date!

Back to Bach

July 21 – 23, 2014 Join us for the popular Carmel Bach Festival. For details, call Rachel Goldman at 650.378.2764. Member Mixers Mixers are for Center Members and their guests who are 21 years old and over, except when noted. Limited childcare available. All mixers earn 150 JCC Rewards points when you RSVP and attend. Reserve your spot: 650.378.2703. Meet Artist Rachel Leibman (FC) Enjoy a guided tour with Rachel Leibman whose work is currently on display in our Art Gallery. Thu · 4/24 · 5:30 – 7:00 pm · CRA · 39694 Happy Anniversary, PJCC (FC) Celebrate the PJCC’s 10th anniversary in Foster City! Thu · 5/15 · 5:30 – 7:00 pm · CRA · 39695 Spring into Summer (FC) The summer solstice—on Saturday, June 21—is the longest day of the year. Why wait until then? Celebrate the start of summer tonight! Thu · 6/19 · 5:30 – 7:00 pm · HG · 39696

Get Up & Go 650.378.2750 Get Up & Go is an activity and errandtransportation service for older adults who no longer drive. Programs without transportation are open to all adults. Get Up & Go is supported by gifts to the PJCC and grants from: The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund and The Jewish Community Endowment Newhouse Fund; Sequoia Hospital/Dignity Health; the Peninsula Health Care District; and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s New Freedom Fund.

Mark Levy Presents a Special Passover Program (FCCM) Have you ever heard the traditional songs of Passover chanted in Yiddish or Ladino? Enjoy these songs and learn more about this important holiday. Wed • 4/9 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm • BR • $5 39664 Seven Sassy Gals on a Sentimental Journey (FCCM) A cappella group Rita & The Cosmos will keep your fingers snapping and toes tapping with their original arrangements of Broadway tunes and pop standards. Wed • 4/23 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm • BR • $5 39665 Sanford Jazz Duo (FCCM) Jeff Sanford is renowned for his talents on the saxophone, clarinet and flute. He is joined by pianist Andy Ostwald in this special Jazz performance. Wed • 5/7 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm • BR • $5 39666 Matt Bacon, Spanish & Flamenco Guitar (FCCM) Enjoy this diverse blend of Spanish classical and flamenco guitar music ranging from soft lyricism to fiery dance-influenced pieces. Wed • 5/21 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm • BR • $5 39667 Mary Spalding Makes Steel Drum Magic (FCCM) You can imagine lying on a Caribbean beach while Mary Spalding talks about and performs on that iconic symbol of the islands, the steel drum. Wed • 6/11 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm • BR • $5 39668 Chris Curry, Guitar and Violin (FCCM) Enjoy golden standards such as Ain’t She Sweet and Ragtime Cowboy Joe accompanied by old-time fiddling and funny tales. Wed • 6/25 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm • AB • $5 39669

Morning Member Mixer (FC) Start your day with a little noshing and mingling. Wed · 6/25 · 9:00 – 11:00 am · CRA · 39697

AB = Room AB • AL = Adult Lounge • AR = Art Room • BR = Board Room • C = Room C • CR = Computer Room • CRA = Conference Room A Connections DCG = Daniel Cook Gymnasium • ECK = ECE Kitchen • GX = Group Ex Studio • HG = Hamlin Garden • MPR = ECE Multi-Purpose Room L = Lobby • TA = Treehouse A • TB = Treehouse B • TF = Turf Field TF2 = Turf Field Near Pool • WK = Wornick School • YS = Yoga Studio


Member / Public • $ = Additional fee • FC = Free for Center Members FCCM = Free for Center & Community Members • FMP = Free for Members and Public

Family Activities 650.378.2703 Family Gym Free for parents and children who are Center Members

Kid-friendly gym equipped with soft mats, climbing structures and more. Wristband required, available at Welcome Center. Sun • Weekly • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • DCG NEW! PJCC Family Camp Join our Camp Keff experts in this allinclusive, two-day family camping experience with boating, fishing, swimming, campfires, s’mores and more! Must register by March 14. Sat & Sun • 3/22 - 3/23 • Del Valle Regional Park • Adult: $120; Child $100 • 39736 Annual Family Health and Fitness Day (FMP) Don’t miss the Teddy Bear Clinic, kids’ healthy cooking demonstrations, and fitness-themed games and programs! Co-sponsored by the PJCC and Kaiser Permanente.

Sun • 4/6 • 1:00 – 3:30 pm • PJCC • 39698 Grow Justice: Fight Hunger Garden Service Days (FMP) Sun • 4/13, 5/4, 6/8 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm • HG See “Grow Justice: Fight Hunger” Explore the Fun of Family Cooking! Your culinary adventure includes vegetable baked pastries with spring vegetables, crispy kale chips, and homemade vanilla ice cream! Thu • 5/15 • 5:00 – 7:00 pm • ECK $25/$30 • 39738 Family Yom Maccabi: Ages 4 and Up (FCCM) Have a blast at this day of friendly athletic competition. Compete for prizes with games such as Gaga and Torpedo! Includes delicious (and healthy) snacks. Sun • 5/18 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm • MPR • $25 39804 Annual Fun in the Sun Center Member Pool Party (FC) Mosey on down to the outdoor pool for a rootin’ tootin’ good time! Enjoy swimming, light snacks, games, music, and loads o’ fun! Sun • 6/22 • 1:00 – 4:00 pm • Pool • 39699

youth & teen 650.378.2704

Sports Lil’ Sluggers: Grades K – 2 Budding baseball players will build a foundation for proper technique and safe play of the game, as well as an understanding of rules and strategies. Thu • 4/3 – 5/29 • 3:45 – 4:45 pm • TF2 $150/$200 • 39748

April / May / June 2014

Gymnastics: Grades K – 2 Wed • 4/2 – 5/28 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm • DCG FC/$140 • 39743

Sat · 5/10 · 6:00 – 10:00 pm · TA · Advance $28/$35; Noon Friday prior $33/$40 339789


Sat · 6/7 · 6:00 – 10:00 pm · TA · Advance $28/$35; Noon Friday prior $33/$40 ·39790

Young Rembrandts Drawing: Grades 2 – 5 Includes basic to advanced drawing skills, art techniques and vocabulary. Students will also learn about legendary artist Edward Hopper as they recreate one of his masterpieces. Mon • 3/31 – 6/2 • 4:00 – 5:00 pm • AR $135/$185 • 39766 Hip Hop Infusion: Grades K – 2 Kids will learn hip hop styles as we emphasize movement and focus on developing self-confidence, rhythm, coordination and stamina. Mon • 3/31 – 6/2 • 3:45 – 4:45 pm • YS FC/$140 • 39745 Dino Adventures: Grades 2 – 5 Journey through the Jurassic age as you explore prehistoric times and the creatures who roamed the earth. Extra materials fee of $40 payable upon registration. Tue • 4/1 – 5/27 • 4:00 – 5:00 pm • AR FC/$140 • 39734 Youth Cooking: Grades K – 2 Explore fun and healthy recipes, learn about selecting and measuring ingredients, food preparation and tasting. Extra materials fee of $20 payable upon registration. Tue • 4/1 – 5/27 • 3:45 – 4:45 pm • ECK $135/$185 • 39768 Garden Growers: Grades K – 5 Plant, cultivate and harvest a variety of fresh produce in the PJCC’s Justice Garden, which will be donated to families through our partners at InnVision Shelter Network. Extra materials fee of $40 payable upon registration. Wed • 4/2 – 5/28 • 4:00 – 5:00 pm • HG FC/$140 • 39740 Textile Creation: Grades 2 – 5 Explore the world of textiles through weaving, sewing and knitting. Extra materials fee of $40 payable upon registration. Thu • 4/3 – 5/29 • 4:00 – 5:00 pm • AR FC/$140 • 39793

Kid’s Night Out! Age 3 – Grade 5 Calling all moms and dads… take the night off and send your kids to join their friends in the Treehouse! They’ll enjoy an awesome evening filled with entertainment, dinner, and fun. Registering two or more kids? Receive a sibling discount. Call 650.378.2703. Sat · 4/5 · 6:00 – 10:00 pm · TA · Advance $28/$35; Noon Friday prior $33/$40 39788 (cont’d next column)

Discounts on Public rates available to Foster City residents for most programs. Quantities are limited; please call for details. Member rates apply to Center Members; however, Community Members may qualify for these rates. • 650.212.PJCC (7522)

Youth Fitness Kids Fitness: Grades K – 5 Grades K – 2 Tue • 4/1 – 5/27 • 4:00 – 4:55 pm • GX FC/$140 • 39786 Thu • 4/3 – 5/29 • 4:00 – 4:55 pm • DCG FC/$140 • 39785 Fri • 4/4 – 5/30 • 3:30 – 4:25 pm • DCG FC/$140 • 39783 Sat • 4/5 – 5/31 • 9:00 – 10:15 am • GX FC/$140 • 39784 Grades 3 – 5 Thu • 4/3 – 5/29 • 4:00 – 4:55 pm • GX FC/$140 • 39782 Kids Yoga: Grades 3 – 5 Mon • 3/31 – 6/2 • 4:30 – 5:25 pm • GX FC/$140 • 39781 Sporty Kids: Grades 3 – 5 Wed • 4/2 – 5/28 • 3:30 – 4:25 pm • DCG FC/$140 • 39779 Pre-registration required for each full series.

early childhood education 650.378.2670

PJCC Preschool: Ages 18 months – 5 years The PJCC Preschool offers a creative, values-oriented, educational environment that is open to the entire community. Our staff is an experienced group of dedicated early childhood professionals who combine a strong educational background with a love and appreciation for young children. Open to all faiths and backgrounds, children enjoy a curriculum that cultivates positive childhood experiences through social, cognitive, and physical development. ECE Parent Information Meeting and Tour (FMP) Meet us in the ECE Library for a tour of the PJCC Early Childhood Education Center. Meet our Directors and hear about the exciting curriculum and programs for children. Wed · 4/23 · 4:00 – 5:00 pm · FMP · 39680 Wed · 5/21 · 4:00 – 5:00 pm · FMP · 39681

Spring ECE Enrichment Registration Center Members February 28 – March 4, 2014 • 9:00 am Public and Community Members March 5 – 22, 2014 • 9:00 am Connections

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Member / Public • $ = Additional fee • FC = Free for Center Members FCCM = Free for Center & Community Members • FMP = Free for Members and Public

Enrichment Programs Tiny Two Steppers: Ages 3 – 5 Little dancers will be introduced to basic techniques of Jazz and Hip Hop with an emphasis on body movement, spatial awareness, coordination and rhythmic awareness. Mon · 3/31 – 6/2 · 2:00 – 3:00 pm · MPR $135/$185 · 39764 Young Rembrandts: Ages 3 – 5 Future artists will learn to draw through an engaging method that also helps develop fine motor skills and academic, conceptual, and critical thinking skills. Mon · 3/31 – 6/2 · 1:00 – 2:00 pm ECE Rm 12 · $135/$185 · 39767 Mini Hoops: Ages 3 – 5 Beginning hoopsters will learn basketball basics through positive coaching and actual games. Mon · 3/31 – 6/2 · 1:00 – 2:00 pm · MPR $135/$185 · 39752 Wed · 4/2 – 5/28 · 2:00 – 3:00 pm · MPR $150/$200 · 39753 Lil’ Sluggers Tee-Ball: Ages 3 – 5 Beginning tee-ball players will experience the excitement and fun of America’s favorite pastime by learning basic skills. Tue · 4/1 – 6/3 · 1:00 – 2:00 pm · TF2 $170/$220 · 39749 Fine Motor Fun: Ages 4 – 5 Children will develop strength and coordination in the small muscles of the hand through a variety of fine motor games, crafts, and activities. Tue · 4/1 – 6/3 · 1:00 – 2:00 pm ECE Rm 12 · $170/$220 · 39739 Kee Tov Soccer: Ages 4 – 5 Children thrive in this non-competitive curriculum while learning soccer basics in age-appropriate games and exercises. Tue · 4/1 – 6/3 · 1:00 – 2:00 pm · MPR $170/$220 · 39746 Thu · 4/3 – 6/5 · 1:00 – 2:00 pm · MPR $170/$220 · 39747 Edible Art of Cooking: Ages 3 – 5 Blossoming cooks will explore healthy cooking through recipes, food preparation, and tasting. Extra materials fee of $20 payable upon registration. Wed · 4/2 – 5/28 · 1:00 – 2:00 pm · ECK $150/$200 · 39735 Gymnotot: Ages 3 – 5 Develop coordination, body awareness, and basic gymnastic skills while building strength and increasing self-confidence. Wed · 4/2 – 5/28 · 1:05 – 1:55 pm · DCG $150/$200 · 39742


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Pee Wee Soccer: Age 3 Develop gross motor skills, enhance coordination, promote physical fitness and increase self-confidence in a noncompetitive environment. Wed · 4/2 – 5/28 · 1:00 – 2:00 pm · MPR $150/$200 · 39759

Movers and Shakers: 1 – 2 years Adults and children will engage in funfilled classes with singing, dancing, and movement that highlight and stimulate important developmental skills. Wed · 4/2 – 5/28 · 9:30 – 10:30 am · BR $150/$200 · 39754

Music Fun Time: Ages 3 – 5 Using curriculum guided by research from Johns Hopkins University, this is the ultimate introduction to the world of music. Materials include a bag of instruments to keep. Extra materials fee of $40 payable upon registration. Thu · 4/3 – 6/5 · 1:00 – 2:00 pm ECE Rm 12 · $170/$220 · 39755

Babilates: 1 Month – 1 Year Tone your body and get in shape as you bond with your little one through various Pilates exercises. Wed · 4/2 – 5/28 · 10:00 – 10:55 am · CRA $135/$185 · 39729

Green Thumbs: Ages 3 – 5 Little gardeners will learn about various plants and their lifecycles through handson gardening in the PJCC’s Justice Garden. Fri · 4/4 – 5/30 · 1:00– 2:00 pm · HG $150/$200 · 39741 Happy Feet Dance: Ages 3 – 5 Develop balance, rhythm, flexibility, coordination, and self-esteem while learning tap, jazz and ballet using fun props. Fri · 4/4 – 5/30 · 1:05 – 1:55 pm · GX $150/$200 · 39744 Tiger Tots Martial Arts: Ages 3 – 5 Games and drills help develop balance, coordination, strength and reflexes, as well as improve discipline and listening skills. Fri · 4/4 – 5/30 · 1:00 – 2:00 pm · MPR $150/$200 · 39763

Baby and Me Music Together: 1 month – 4 years This national early childhood music program involves both children and parents in informal musical activities that are developmentally appropriate for very young children. Mon · 3/31 – 6/2 · 10:30 – 11:15 am · BR $145/$180 · 39756 Mon · 3/31 – 6/2 · 9:30 – 10:15 am · BR $145/$180 · 39757 Baby Picassos: 2 – 4 years Using various media, your little one will gain sensory exploration and develop fine motor skills as the two of you create works of art. Extra materials fee of $40 payable upon registration. Tue · 4/1 – 6/3 · 3:00 – 4:00 pm · AR $170/$220 · 39730 Stroller Fit Put on your running shoes! Get ready for a full body workout focusing on strength, toning, flexibility, and cardio with your little one at your side. Wed • 4/2 – 5/28 • 12:00 – 12:55 pm Offsite • $135/$185 • 39761

Tumble Tot: 2 – 4 years Little ones will develop coordination, gross motor skills, and learn basic gymnastics skills. Includes parental/caregiver participation. Thu · 4/3 – 6/5 · 11:30 am – 12:30 pm · DCG $170/$220 · 39765 Little Feet Dance and Yoga: 1 – 4 years Explore the fundamentals of dance and yoga while bonding with your toddler! Includes parental/caregiver participation. 1 – 2 years Thu · 4/3 – 6/5 · 10:00 – 10:45 am · BR $170/$220 · 39750 3 – 4 years Thu · 4/3 – 6/5 · 10:45 – 11:30 am · BR $170/$220 · 39751 Challah and Blocks: 1 – 2 years Adults and children will love these funfilled activities geared to stimulate a child’s cognitive development through music and movement. Fri · 4/4 – 5/30 · 9:30 – 10:30 am · BR $150/$200 · 39733 My First Cooking Class: 2 – 3 years Introduce your little one to their first taste of the culinary world as you both enjoy food exploration and tasting in this hands-on class. Parent/caregiver participation required. Fri · 4/4 – 5/30 · 10:30 – 11:30 am · ECK $150/$200 · 39758 Soccer Stars: 2 – 3 years Age-appropriate and field-tested curriculum engages children (and parents!) with entertaining activities that promote motor skill development, teamwork, and cognitive ability. Parental/caregiver participation required. Sat · 4/5 – 5/31 · 9:15 – 10:00 am · TF2 $135/$185 · 39760 Baby Sign Language Introductory Workshop For parents of newborns to 24 months. Learn 40 basic signs based on American Sign Language and teach your preverbal baby to sign. Additional family member/$15. Tue • 5/6 • 10:00 – 11:30 am • BR • $40/$50 39731

Connections AB = Room AB • AL = Adult Lounge • AR = Art Room • BR = Board Room • C = Room C • CR = Computer Room • CRA = Conference Room A DCG = Daniel Cook Gymnasium ECK = ECE Kitchen • GX = Group Ex Studio • HG = Hamlin Garden • MPR = ECE Multi-Purpose Room L = Lobby • TA = Treehouse A • TB = Treehouse B • TF = Turf Field TF2 = Turf Field Near Pool • WK = Wornick School • YS = Yoga Studio

free programs Full program descriptions in previous section

April / May / June 2014

Sit and Knit

Annual Family Health and Fitness Day

An Evening of Sacred Hebrew Chant

Mon · Weekly · 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Sun • 4/6 • 1:00 – 3:30 pm

Sun · 6/1 · 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Let's Talk About It

Grow Justice: Fight Hunger Garden Service Days

Get Growing: Tomatoes

Wed · Weekly · 2:00 – 3:15 pm

Healing Yoga for Cancer Patients Fri · Weekly · 1:30 – 2:45 pm

PJCC Art Gallery presents Illuminations April 9 – June 26, 2014 Nutrition Hot Topics Wed · 4/2 · 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Life, It's Complicated: Jewish Perspectives Thu · 4/3 – 6/26 · 10:30 – 11:30 am

Sun • 4/13, 5/4, 6/8 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Living Healthy Workshop Tue · 4/22 – 5/20 · 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Sun • 4/27 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Get Growing: Herbs Sun • 5/18 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Parent Information Meeting and Tour

Get Growing: Irrigation and Garden Maintenance

Wed · 4/23, 5/21 · 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Sun • 6/29 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Lunch with Rabbi Lavey

Art of Living Introductory Workshops

Wed · 4/30 · 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Sun • 6/1 • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Thu • 6/5 • 7:00 – 8:00 pm Sat • 6/7 • 7:00 – 8:00 pm Wed • 6/11 • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mindfulness Workshop Fri · 5/9 · 10:00 – 11:30 am

Outside These Walls: Nature Hikes Fri · 4/4, 5/16, 6/6 · 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Shabbat in the Lobby Fri • Weekly • 3:30 pm

Learn to swim at the PJCC

Award-winning group & private lessons

Kids and adults

Special needs instruction

Heated indoor & outdoor pools



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