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Peninsula Jewish Community Center Your Center for Life Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 822 San Mateo, CA 94402

Peninsula Jewish Community Center 800 Foster City Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404

Programs & Events Guide May / June 2011

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Growing our Community A Celebration Sunday, May 22 4:00 – 7:00 pm College of San Mateo For tickets call 650.378.2707.

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HOURS REGULAR HOURS

Saturday, May 14, 2011 Early Closing for Concert

Monday, May 30, 2011 Memorial Day

7:00 am – 7:00* pm

8:00 am – 5:00* pm

Byer Athletic Center & Welcome Center Monday – Thursday 5:00 am –11:00 pm Friday 5:00 am – 10:00 pm Saturday – Sunday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

* Pools close 30 minutes prior to the close of the Byer Athletic Center.

Thanks to a generous Emergency Education Grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation, the scholarship award process is being implemented in partnership with the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties; the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley; the Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay, and the Bureau of Jewish Education. The Jim Joseph grant will enable families to keep their children in Jewish preschools, day schools and Jewish overnight summer camps throughout the Bay Area.

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 over 60 years. Peninsula Jewish Community Center • 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404 • 650.212.PJCC (7522) • Fax 650.378.2799 • www.pjcc.org


TABLE OF CONTENTS Health & Fitness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Sports Clinics & Leagues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Aquatics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Jewish Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 The Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Free Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Jewish Programs at a Glance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Adults. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Family Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Youth & Teens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Early Childhood Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Registration Form. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

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KORE Twith this symbol are made possible by the Programs TAU B E Koret Taube Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood. INITIATIVE

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Around the World Many Cultures. One Community. Explore and enjoy cultures around the world with programs featuring this globe icon.

REGISTRATION AND REFUNDS ONLINE

Program Refund Policy

Register online for your favorite classes, workshops and programs. Visit www.pjcc.org. For Early Childhood Education registration, please contact the ECE department at 650.378.2670 or Director Judy Garb, at 650.378.2673 or jgarb@pjcc.org.

Refund for Individual Classes, Series Classes & Aquatics To receive a 100% refund, written requests must be received at least one week prior to the individual class or first session of series. To receive a 75% refund, written requests must be received at least one day prior to the individual class or first session of series. To receive a 50% refund (does not apply to individual classes), written requests must be received at least one day prior to the second session of the series. Refund requests made after one day prior to the individual class or second session will not be accepted, and no refund will be granted. Requesting a Refund Requests must be made in writing to: PJCC Program Registration, Attn: Refund Requests, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404. Refunds are computed from the date written notice is received and will appear as credits on PJCC house accounts immediately after being processed. Refunds may take 5 –7 business days to be processed. There will be a $10 processing fee for refunds made by check.

IN PERSON Visit the Welcome Center at 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm / Sat – Sun: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

BY PHONE Call 650.212.PJCC (7522) between 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

BY MAIL Send your Program Registration Form and payment to: PJCC Program Registration, 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404

BY FAX Fax the completed registration form along with credit card information to 650.378.2799. A receipt will be mailed.

Activity Waiver Participation in PJCC Sports and Recreation programs, Youth and Teen programs and Trips and Tours requires a signed Activity Waiver submitted prior to the first session. Parent or legal guardian signature is required for children under 18 years of age. The Activity Waiver can be picked up at the PJCC or downloaded at www.pjcc.org/connect/register/cw-register.html.

The PJCC is not responsible for providing makeup classes or issuing refunds for programs missed as a result of illness, travel, emergencies or other events beyond the control of the PJCC. All classes are subject to minimum enrollment. The PJCC reserves the right to cancel classes by refunding all fees where the minimum enrollment is not met. The PJCC reserves the right to close facilities for maintenance, change rooms for best utilization or substitute teachers when necessary. Programs such as Early Childhood Education, Camp, Events, Trips and Tours are subject to their own cancellation and refund policies, which supersede those policies stated above. Please contact individual departments for specific departmental policies.


HEALTH & FITNESS 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. Group exercise classes are complimentary with Center Membership, except Specialty Series or Master Classes, indicated with a ($). Community Members and the public may take non-fee classes on a space-available basis by purchasing a daily guest pass for $20. Class schedules are revised regularly, with new sessions and classes added. Please check current schedules at www.pjcc.org or call 650.378.2703.

Monthly Group Exercise Classes HITT: High Intensity Team Training ($) Mon & Wed • 6:30 am • Dan Cook Gym Tue & Thu • 6:30 pm • ATF

Get lean, strong and fit. Begin or end your day with this high-energy group training course!

TRX: Suspension Training ($) Mon/Wed · 6:30 am Tue/Thu · 8:00 am Mon/Fri · 12:00 pm

Discover this revolutionary workout that leverages your body weight to safely perform exercises that build power, strength, flexibility, balance and mobility.

Intro Classes for Center Members Free for Center Members

For schedules visit www.pjcc.org, click on the "Schedules" and "Intro Workshops" links. • Mat Pilates • Kickboxing • Pilates Reformer • Spinning • Yoga • Zumba • Dance • Light & Easy • Tai Chi

Bring-a-Friend Fridays: Specialty Classes Free for Center Members Last Friday of the month • 6:30 pm • Studio A

Center Members, bring your friends and share workouts on the last Friday of the month. Grab up to three pals and check out this FREE specialty fitness class with a different theme each month.

Yoga / Pilates Pilates Reformer Series ($)

A small group training series in which participants use a Pilates Reformer to develop core strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and posture. For details, contact the Pilates Department at 650.378.2771 or pilates@pjcc.org.

Private Pilates & Yoga Training ($)

Bump your knowledge up another level by training one-onone with your favorite instructor. Partner training available, too! For more information, call 650.378.2771.

Personal Training Have a personalized program provided by certified fitness professionals to help you meet your individual health and fitness goals. Strength conditioning, cardiovascular and Pilates workouts. See Personal Training or Pilates brochures for details.

One-on-One Personal Training ($)

Meet your health and fitness goals with private sessions provided by certified personal trainers. Choose from convenient, cost-effective packages that include single-, three-, five-, and ten-session packages.

Buddy-Pack Personal Training ($)

Learn about the benefits of working out with a friend with semi–private Buddy-Pack Personal Training! Work with a certified trainer to help you and your workout partner meet your health and fitness goals together. Choose from convenient, cost-effective packages that include single-, five-, and tensession packages.

Specialized Group Training ($)

Learn the basic fundamentals and benefits of strength training in these intensive, small-group Boot Camp-type classes! For more information, contact Coordinator Vicki McGrath at 650.378.2727 or vmcgrath@pjcc.org.

Women on Weights ($)

Learn basic fundamentals of strength training and its benefits. Pre- and post-body fat composition, weight measurement and nutrition tips included. Participants of this intense, one-hour program meet twice a week and is limited to 3 – 5 participants. For dates and times, visit www.pjcc.org or visit the Fitness Desk. For more details or to register for a session, contact a personal trainer at the Fitness Desk.

Stay Fit for Life: Adults 55+ Enjoy healthy lifestyle behaviors by participating in programs specifically designed for adults over the age of 55. Join Stay Fit for Life at no extra cost, included in your Center Membership (applicable dues apply). For details, call 650.212.PJCC (7522).

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First price = Member (M); Second price = Public (P) • Board Rm = Board Room • Rm AB = Room AB • Rm C = Room C • Conf Rm A = Conference Room A MPR = Early Childhood Education Multi-Purpose Room • ATF = Artificial Turf Field


HEALTH & FITNESS Wellness

The PJCC and Kaiser Permanente Present: The Skin You’re In Free for Everyone Mon · 6/27 · 10:30 am – 12:00 pm · Board Rm · Free

Join Karin Brooks, MD, from the Dermatology Department at Kaiser Permanente to learn about caring for your body’s largest organ—your skin! Pharmacists will be in the PJCC lobby to discuss the types of sunscreens and products available. Everyone will be eligible to win a free cookbook. Presented in partnership with Kaiser Permanente Redwood City. Pre-registration is required. Call either the PJCC at 650.212.7522 or Paul Munda at Kaiser, 650.299.4991.

PJCC PILATES® STUDIO Visit our beautiful, state-of-the-art Pilates studio located in the Koret Learning Center. Discover new classes, flexible schedules and specialty programs. • Mat Pilates • Group Reformer Pilates • Prenatal Pilates • Private & Partner Training

Code: 28739

FREE for Center Members: Pilates Reformer Trial Class For more information, visit the Welcome Center or contact Pilates Manager Michele Mandell at 650.378.2771.

The City of Foster City and the Foster City Chamber of Commerce invite you to the 40th Annual

Find us and become a fan!

Follow us on Twitter.com/peninsulajcc. • Instant and exclusive updates • Special offers • Community connections

Foster City Art & Wine Festival

Don’t Leave Home Without It!

Fri / Sat / Sun • June 3 – 5, 2011

Enjoy family entertainment, carnival rides, midway games and over 150 booths featuring arts and crafts, merchant displays, food and refreshments! Visit www.fostercitychamber.com.

The PJCC now accepts American Express, in addition to MasterCard and Visa. Use the credit card of your choice for easy and convenient PJCC transactions.

*Discounts on Public rates available to Foster City residents for most programs. Member rates apply to Center Members, however Community Members qualify for these rates. Quantities are limited; please call for details.

www.pjcc.org • 650.212.PJCC (7522)

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SPORTS CLINICS & LEAGUES Family Gym Free for Parents and Children who are Center Members

Peninsula Jewish Community Center and Jewish Vocational Service

Sun · 5/1 – 5/29 · 12:00 – 2:00 pm · Dan Cook Gym

Have a blast in our kid-friendly gym, specially equipped with soft mats, climbing structures and other fun games. Free for parents and children who are Center Members. Hand stamp required and may be obtained at the Welcome Center anytime prior to 2:00 pm. Community Members and public welcome with purchase of a guest pass. Instructor: PJCC staff.

Team Sports Beginning Basketball: Coed Ages 4 – 6

Sun · 5/1 – 6/5 · 1:00 – 2:00 pm · Dan Cook Gym · $62 /$82

Join former Golden State Warrior star Joe Ellis and learn basketball basics such as dribbling, passing, shooting, defense and team play. No black-sole shoes. No class 5/8, 5/29 (4 classes). Code: 28718

Youth Basketball Clinic: Ages 7 – 12

Sun · 5/15 – 6/12 · 12:00 – 1:00 pm · Dan Cook Gym · M $62/$82

Learn passing, dribbling and shooting skills with an emphasis on team offensive and defensive concepts. No black-sole shoes. No class 5/29 (4 classes). Instructor: Ed Schuler

Want to Get Back to Work? Polish job search skills and strategies with private counseling at the PJCC. Schedule your free, private session with a JVS Employment Specialist today at jcowan.@jvs.org or 415.377.8763.

Code: 28716

Temple Basketball League: Coed Ages 18 and up

Sun · 5/1 – 7/24 · 4:00 – 8:00 pm · Dan Cook Gym · $500 per team

Each team will play one game per week including playoffs. T-shirts will be awarded to the championship team. To register, call 650.378.2776. No class 5/8, 5/22, 5/29, 6/19 and 7/3 (8 games). No black-sole shoes. Code: 28719

NFL Flag Football Tournament: Ages 7 – 11

Have a blast in this fun and exciting tournament with Tshirts awarded for the championship team! To register, call 650.378.2776. Shoes with cleats not allowed. Pee Wee Division: Coed Ages 7 – 8 Sun · 5/15 · 8:00 am – 5:00 pm · ATF East · $125 • Code: 28721 Junior Division: Coed Ages 9 – 11 Sun · 5/15 · 8:00 am – 5:00 pm · ATF East · $125 • Code: 28720

NFL Flag Football Clinic: Coed Ages 5 – 6

Tue · 6/14 – 8/2 · 6:00 – 7:30 pm · ATF West · $105/$125

Kids will enjoy this fun and educational clinic that emphasizes football skills and teamwork (8 clinics). Shoes with cleats not allowed. Instructor: Sports and Recreation staff. Code: 28722

“The facilities are awesome, very clean and up to date. I love the gym for pick-up basketball. The pools are really nice— two outdoor and one indoor for those cold days!” — PJCC Member

T-Ball Clinic: Coed Ages 4 – 6

Sun · 5/15 – 6/26 · 10:00 – 11:30 am · ATF West · $85/$105

Play T-ball while learning basic skills. No class 5/29 (6 classes). Shoes with cleats not allowed. Please bring a baseball glove. Instructor: Sports and Recreation staff. Code: 28717

Be Prepared Only 4 to 6 minutes remain after someone stops breathing before lack of oxygen can cause brain damage or death. Learn valuable procedures and skills necessary to help those around you until professional help arrives: CPR/AED for the Pro Rescuer • CPR/AED for the Pro Rescuer Challenge • Lifeguard Training: Ages 15 + To learn about class dates and times, visit www.pjcc.org or call the Aquatics office at 650.378.2782. 4

First price = Member (M); Second price = Public (P) • Board Rm = Board Room • Rm AB = Room AB • Rm C = Room C • Conf Rm A = Conference Room A MPR = Early Childhood Education Multi-Purpose Room • ATF = Artificial Turf Field


AQUATICS Pre–Swim Team: Seals Ages 5 – 12

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Certification Challenge

Prepare for the Barracuda swim team! Swimmers will learn: • To swim 50 meters freestyle (no fins) with flip turns • To swim 50 meters backstroke (no fins) with a crossover turn • 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 sit-down dive for each of the four strokes • The correct turns for all four strokes For Pre-Swim Team information, call the Aquatics registration office at 650.378.2782.

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. Practice up to five days of the week. No practice on 5/30, 6/7, 6/8. New Payment Options!

Use your credit card or our convenient bank draft registration system for monthly payments. You may cancel any time during the season by notifying the PJCC in writing on or before the 25th of the month. The cancellation will become effective on the last day of that month. Cancellation notices received on or after the 26th will become effective on the last calendar day of the following month. Monthly Fees: $102/$124* Bronze Level

For swimmers competent in 50 yards freestyle, breaststroke, and backstroke, with knowledge of butterfly.

Sat · 6/4 · 11:00 am – 12:30 pm · Board Rm · $35/$45

Participants are required to review their cognitive knowledge and practical skills on a mannequin prior to taking the challenge test. No review is included. Students will receive a certificate valid for two years in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider. Note: Lifeguards will receive CPR/AED for Lifeguards certificates valid for one year. Instructor: Cheryl Ogden. Code: 28196

Lifeguard Certification

Gain skills and knowledge to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. This CPR course is for Professional Rescuer and First Aid Certification Lifeguard (4 classes). Instructor: Cheryl Ogden. Session 1 Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon · 5/6 – 5/9 · Board Rm · $225/$275 • Code: 28181 Session 2 Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon · 5/27 – 5/30 · Board Rm · $225/$275 • Code: 28182 Session 3 Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon · 6/10 – 6/13 · Board Rm · $225/$275 • Code: 28183

Lifeguard Certification Challenge Course

Demonstrate skills and take a written test to prove competency in listed areas. No instructor assistance or materials provided; students need to study in advance and bring materials. While open to anyone, this course is highly recommended for those who have previously taken Lifeguard Training and feel comfortable with their skills. Also includes challenge tests for CPR for the Professional Rescuer, as well as First Aid. Bring your own pocket mask to this course. Session 1 Sat · 5/21 · 12:00 – 3:00 pm · Outdoor Pool · $75/$85 • Code: 28189 Session 2 Sat · 6/18 · 10:00 am – 1:00 pm · Outdoor Pool · $75/$85 • Code: 28190

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. For swim team information, call the Sports & Recreation department at 650.212.PJCC (7522).

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Certification Sat · 5/14 · 9:30 am – 6:00 pm · Rm AB · $75/$85

This American Red Cross course combines discussion and video with hands-on skills training to promote effective learning and keep students motivated. Students will receive a certificate valid for two years in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider. Note: Lifeguards will receive CPR/AED for Lifeguards certificates valid for one year. Instructor: Cheryl Ogden. Code: 28186

Discover the Peninsula’s beautiful aquatics complex! We offer award-winning swim lessons; indoor, outdoor and kiddie pools; open swim and aqua fitness. For lessons and pools schedules, please visit www.pjcc.org.

*Discounts on Public rates available to Foster City residents for most programs. Member rates apply to Center Members, however Community Members qualify for these rates. Quantities are limited; please call for details.

www.pjcc.org • 650.212.PJCC (7522)

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Yiddish Club

Tue · 5/3, 5/17, 6/7, 6/21 · 10:30 am – 12:00 pm · Rm C · Free/$3*

Increase your Yiddish vocabulary, learn about Yiddish culture, watch videos and make sure the mamaloshen lives! Peer led. Code: 28701

Beth El Senior Friendship Club

Tue · 5/24 · 7:00 – 8:30 pm · Rm AB · Free/$4

Born during the Islamic Revolution, Michael Moradzadeh will address how Iran has evolved from a dictatorship to a participatory theocracy and the nature of the current conflict among political parties in Iran today. Mr. Moradzadeh is head of the International Delegation Group of the American Jewish Committee's Cleantech Conference and a member of many Jewish organizations, including the JCRC. Code: 28693 Presented in partnership with the American Jewish Committee.

Thu · 5/5 – 6/30 · 12:00 – 3:00 pm · San Mateo · $1/$1

Members arrive with a bag lunch and enjoy a different program at 1:00, followed by “Afterthoughts” at 2:00 pm. Coffee and dessert are provided. Transportation available, depending on location. Contact Rhonda Press at 650.378.2717 for program information and fees.

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Iran at a Political Crossroads

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Thu ·KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE 4/28 · 7:00 pm · Board Rm · $7/$10

Discover the unique history and daily challenges of the Abayudaya Jewish community of Eastern Uganda, taught by former leader and current Parliament candidate, Rabbi Gershom Sizomu. His rare Peninsula appearance is not to be missed. Code: 28727

Girls Rock! An Intergenerational Rosh Hodesh Gathering

Kosher Isn’t Just Jewish Anymore

Wed · 6/15 · 7:30 – 9:00 pm · Board Rm · $10/$13

Jews make up just 2 percent of the population and most don't keep kosher. Yet, 40 percent of foods sold in America are kosher. Join Sue Fishkoff, author of Kosher Nation, for an evening of conversation about food, Jewish values and American culture. Code: 28692

Peninsula Summer Ulpan: Intensive Hebrew Language

9:00 am – 12:30 pm · Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto Focus on reading, writing, speaking and understanding modern Hebrew. Instructor and native Israeli Orna Morad has been teaching Hebrew for 25 years. June 13 – 17 Aleph (Beginner) June 20 – 24 Bet (Advanced Beginner) KO R E T June 27 – July 1 Gimmel (Intermediate) TAU B E July 5 – 8 Dalet (Advanced) INITIATIVE To register, call Liz Stoll at 650.223.8602 or jewishlearning@paloaltojcc.org. KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE Participants may register for one or multiple weeks depending upon their competency levels. Made possible by the Koret Taube Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood and created with the Oshman Family JCC.

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Sun · 6/5 · 4:00 – 6:00 pm · Board Rm · $6/$8

Rosh Hodesh is a traditional Jewish New Moon celebration for women. This program is for girls ages 7 – 11 and their significant adult “gal pals,” like moms, aunts and grandmas. Topic: Building Self-Confidence. Code: 27727 Program partially supported by generous grants from the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund.

THE ARTS PJCC Art Gallery Presents

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By Avi Shemi-Shoham Through June 20, 2011 • PJCC Lobby

Step into the past with these vivid paintings based on the memories of the artist’s childhood in Aleppo, Syria. These works honor a community that no longer exists in Syria but continues to flourish in Israel and the Diaspora.

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Photographs by Audrey Daniel, text by Rachel Bortnick and Audrey Daniel Conference Room A

Fueled by the importance of women to transmit their heritage to the younger generations, this exhibit reflects the exploration of their culture by two Sephardic American women.

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KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE Amulets by Ethiopian Women Artists of Lod, Israel

Board Room

Don’t miss these remarkable tapestries featuring eye-catching colors and traditional Ethiopian symbols.

KORET TAU B E Art Reception • Tuesday, May 3 • 6:30 pm • PJCC Art Gallery • Free KT Spring INITIATIVE

Code: 28726

Join us for a reception and gallery tour of the PJCC’s three spring exhibitions. Reservations required. Call 650.212.PJCC (7522). KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE

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First price = Member (M); Second price = Public (P) • Board Rm = Board Room • Rm AB = Room AB • Rm C = Room C • Conf Rm A = Conference Room A MPR = Early Childhood Education Multi-Purpose Room • ATF = Artificial Turf Field


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Invictus

Mon · 6/13 · 2:00 – 4:00 pm · Rm AB · $3/$4

Based on real-life events, director Clint Eastwood tells the story of what happened after the end of apartheid when newly elected president Nelson Mandela used the 1995 World Cup rugby matches to unite his people in South Africa. (133 min.)

“Up Close” Concerts Presents: Pamela Rose: Wild Women of Song

Code: 28704

Mugabe and The White African

Mon · 6/27 · 2:00 – 4:00 pm · Rm AB · $3/$4

Sat · 5/14 · 8:00 pm PJCC Lobby Advance $20/$25 Door $25

Enjoy cabaret sensation Pamela Rose in this intimate setting. Accompanied with musicians on piano and bass, the popular Bay Area performer presents her fiery tribute to the great women composers of the Jazz era. Admission includes wine and a “Meet the Artists” dessert reception. Made possible by the Eva Chernov Lokey Endowment for Programs. Code: 28724

Baba Ken Okulolo & The Nigerian Brothers

Sun · 6/12 · 5:00 pm · Hamlin Garden Advance: $10/$13; Door $15

Pack a picnic (or purchase food from Café at the J) and absorb the gentle and joyously rhythmic music of traditional African folk music. Made

An unprecedented look inside politically fractured Zimbabwe under Dictator Robert Mugabe, this documentary follows 75-year-old Michael Campbell, one of the country's few remaining white farmers, as he bravely battles to protect his land from government seizure. (94 min.) Code: 28705

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Sun ·KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE 5/15 · 2:00 pm · Board Rm · $5/$6

Forced on a suicide mission, a Palestinian is given a second chance when his fuse fails to detonate and he must spend the weekend in Tel Aviv among the people he was planning to kill. (In Hebrew with English subtitles; 100 min.) Code: 27745 KO RET

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Sun ·KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE 6/12 · 2:00 pm · Board Rm · $5/$6

When an imprisoned Nazi butcher escapes under the watch of three young Mossad agents, they say that he committed suicide in order to save their reputation. But when he resurfaces 35 years later, the ex-agents decide they must eliminate him. (In German and Hebrew with English subtitles; 93 min.) Code: 27746

possible by the Eva Chernov Lokey Endowment for Programs. Code: 28723

At the Movies

Confused about Medicare?

The Best in Cinema: Monday at the Movies

Get free Medicare counseling from a HICAP counselor at the PJCC.

Skip the crowded movie theaters and pricey concession stands. Instead, pack your favorite snack and enjoy these award-winning films in a comfortable, intimate setting. A lively discussion follows each film. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, as space is limited. The Band’s Visit

Mon · 5/9 · 2:00 – 4:00 pm · Rm AB · $3/$4

When an Egyptian police brass band travels to Israel, the group ends up abandoned and lost in a remote desert town, igniting a charming cross-cultural comedy. (In Hebrew with English subtitles; 87 min.) Code: 28702 No End in Sight

HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) is a state-sponsored volunteer program that provides unbiased counseling and advocacy to Medicare beneficiaries, their families or representatives about their Medicare needs. HICAP counselors do not sell, endorse or recommend any specific insurance product. Topics include: Original Medicare, part A & B / Medigap & Medicare Advantage plans / Prescription Drug Plans including applying for “Extra Help” with Prescription Costs / Medicare Savings Programs / Employee Group Health Coverage / Retiree Health Insurance / Medi-Cal / Long-term Care Insurance

Appointments are available at the PJCC from 9:30 – 11:30 am on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Call 800.434.0222 or 650.627.9350.

Mon · 5/23 · 2:00 – 4:00 pm · Rm AB · $3/$4

This 2007 Oscar-nominated documentary examines the decisions that led to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the handling of the subsequent occupation by President George W. Bush and his administration. (102 min.) Code: 28703

HICAP of San Mateo County is sponsored by Self-Help for the Elderly, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the independence, dignity and self-worth of senior citizens. Non-profit ID# 94-1750717

*Discounts on Public rates available to Foster City residents for most programs. Member rates apply to Center Members, however Community Members qualify for these rates. Quantities are limited; please call for details.

www.pjcc.org • 650.212.PJCC (7522)

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FREE PROGRAMS One of the PJCC’s Guiding Principles is Hachnasat Or’chim, or “welcoming all.” In this spirit, our Center doors are open to the entire community. We invite you to enjoy our many free programs and events listed below. Program dates and times are subject to change. For the most current schedule, please visit www.pjcc.org. FREE FOR EVERYONE day, date, time

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Adult Library Lounge with computer and Internet access

Center hours

Free WiFi throughout Center

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Shabbat in the Lobby

Fri • Weekly • 3:30 pm

Sit and Knit

Mon • 10:30 am

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Let’s Talk About It

Wed • 2:00 pm

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KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE

Sephardi Women of Turkey Amulets by Women Artists of Lod, Israel

My New Red Shoes Presents: 5th Annual Walk in Their Shoes Community Parade & Festival KO R E T TAU B E

KT Spring Art Reception

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Preschool Open House

Thu • 5/26 • 4:00 pm

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Foster City Library: Pajama Storytime

Wed • 6/1 • 7:00 pm

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Foster City Art & Wine Festival

Fri – Sun • 6/3 – 6/5

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The PJCC and Kaiser Permanente Present: The Skin You’re In

Mon • 6/27 • 10:30 am

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HICAP Counseling

2nd & 4th Thursdays • 9:30 am

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Free for Center & Community Members KO R E T TAU B Efor Thought Presents: Jewish Composers in Music and Painting KT Food

Mon • 5/2 & 5/16 • 2:00 pm

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KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE

Drop-in Bridge

Tue • 5/3 – 6/28 • 1:00 pm

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Yiddish Club

Tue • 5/3, 5/17, 6/7, 6/21 • 10:30 am

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Get Up & Go Presents: Famous Women and Their Music

Wed • 5/11 • 1:00 pm

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An Afternoon of Mah Jongg

Thu • 5/5 – 6/30 • 1:00 pm

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A Morning of Mah Jongg

Fri • 5/13, 6/10, 6/24 • 10:00 am

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Men’s Discussion Group

Mon • 5/16, 6/20 • 10:30 am

Lecture: Iran at a Political Crossroads

Tue • 5/24 • 7:00 pm

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Get Up & Go Presents: Sharing Memories: Telling About Your Life

Wed • 5/25 • 1:00 pm

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Drop-in Canasta

Thu • 5/26 7:00 pm • 7:00 pm

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Tue • 5/31 • 10:30 am

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Food for Thought Presents: Looking to the Future in California

Mon • 6/6 • 2:00 pm

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Get Up & Go Presents: This Land is Your Land

Wed • 6/15 • 1:00 pm

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Food for Thought Presents: The Decline and Fall of California’s Public Education

Mon • 6/20 • 2:00 pm

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Tue • 6/28 • 10:30 am

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Wed • 6/29 • 1:00 pm

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Kids' Fitness: Ages 6 –10 Ages 8 –12

Weekly Tue • 4:00 pm / Weekly Sat • 9:00 am Weekly Wed • 3:30 pm / Weekly Thu • 4:00 pm

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Kids’ Yoga: Ages 8 – 12

Mon • Weekly • 4:00 pm

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Bring-a-Friend Fridays Special Events

Fri • 5/27, 6/24 • 6:30 pm

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TAU B E Book Discussion Group: The Marriage Artist by Andrew Winer KT Jewish INITIATIVE

KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE

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KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE

Get Up & Go Presents: Piano Music of Mozart, Chopin and Ravel

Free for Center members

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Family Gym

Sun • 5/1 – 5/29 • 12:00 pm

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Fun-in-the-Sun Center Member Appreciation Party

Sun • 6/26 • 1:00 pm

Sports Drop-ins

For current schedules, please visit www.pjcc.org

Pilates Reformer Mini Classes

To schedule a time, please visit the Welcome Center or call 650.378.2702

First price = Member (M); Second price = Public (P) • Board Rm = Board Room • Rm AB = Room AB • Rm C = Room C • Conf Rm A = Conference Room A MPR = Early Childhood Education Multi-Purpose Room • ATF = Artificial Turf Field


JEWISH PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE Program dates and times subject to change. For the most current schedule, please visit www.pjcc.org. family fare day, date, time

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Shabbat in the Lobby

Fri • Weekly • 3:30 pm

Girls Rock! An Intergenerational Rosh Hodesh Gathering

Sun • 6/5 • 4:00 pm

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Tue • 5/3, 5/17, 6/7, 6/21 • 10:30 am

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clubs & classes Yiddish Club Beth El Senior Friendship Club

Thu • 5/5 – 6/30 • 12:00 pm

Monday at the Movies Presents: The Band’s Visit

Mon • 5/9 • 2:00 pm

The Lod Mosaic at the Legion of Honor

Wed • 5/18

Lecture: Iran at a Political Crossroads

Tue • 5/24 • 7:00 pm

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Lecture: Kosher Isn't Just Jewish Anymore

Wed • 6/15 • 7:30 pm

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Enjoy additional Jewish programs through the Koret Taube Initiative … KT

KORET TAUBE INITIATIVE PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE KO R E T TAU B E

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KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE

The Koret Foundation and Taube Philanthropies have generously donated $500,000 to fund the Koret Taube Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood. The four-year grant, which began in 2009, will support innovative expressions of Jewish culture; intellectual engagement with Jewish history, thought and peoplehood; and building bridges with the people and the State of Israel. The PJCC already enjoys a history rich in Jewish offerings, paving the way for cutting-edge explorations of modern Jewish life. By launching the Koret Taube Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood, the Center will provide an increasingly high caliber of stimulating and enriching Jewish programming encompassing film, music, lectures, art and history. We are honored to partner with the Koret Foundation and Taube Philanthropies, and are excited to explore an even broader array of Jewish cultural and educational opportunities. The Initiative is built on the expectation that the PJCC will collaborate with other organizations to deliver new and innovative expressions of Jewish culture. PROGRAM day, date, time KOR E T

TAU B E Art Gallery Presents: Memories of Syria KT PJCC KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE Sephardi Women of Turkey Amulets INITIATIVE

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TAU B E Gershom Sizomu of Uganda KT Rabbi KO R E T KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE Food KT TAU B E for Thought Presents: Jewish Composers in Music and Painting KO R E T KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE TAU B E on The Lod Mosaic: A Third-Century Masterpiece KT Lecture KO R E T KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE TAU B E KT Sunday Cinema Presents: For My Father KO R E T KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE TAU B E Book Discussion Group: The Marriage Artist KT Jewish KO R E T KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE TAU B E Cinema Presents: The Debt KT Sunday KO R E T KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE TAU B E KT Jewish Book Discussion Group: To This Day KO R E T KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE TAU B E Summer Ulpan: Intensive Hebrew Language Study KT Peninsula

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Thu • 4/28 • 7:00 pm

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Mon • 5/2 & 5/16 • 2:00 pm

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Thu • 5/5 & 5/12 • 7:00 pm

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Sun • 5/15 • 2:00 pm

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Tue • 5/31 • 10:30 am

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Sun • 6/12 • 2:00 pm

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Tue • 6/28 • 10:30 am

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June 13 – July 5

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KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE

*Discounts on Public rates available to Foster City residents for most programs. Member rates apply to Center Members, however Community Members qualify for these rates. Quantities are limited; please call for details.

www.pjcc.org • 650.212.PJCC (7522)

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ADULTS Groups & Clubs Mon · 5/2 – 6/27 · 10:30 am – 12:30 pm · Adult Lounge · Free

Peninsula Jewish Community Center Your Center for Life!

Yiddish Club

Get Up & Go Transportation Service

Sit and Knit • Free for everyone Bring your knitting, embroidery and crocheting projects and stitch yourself a good time. All levels welcome. No meeting 5/30. Code: 28714 Tue · 5/3, 5/17, 6/7, 6/21 · 10:30 am – 12:00 pm · Rm C · Free/$3

Increase your Yiddish vocabulary, learn about Yiddish culture, watch videos and make sure the mamaloshen lives! Peer led. Code: 28701

Are you (or do you know) an older adult who no longer drives?

Let’s Talk About It • Free for everyone Wed · 5/4 – 6/29 · 2:00 – 3:15 pm · Rm AB · Free

Each week, join current events leader Shirley Rosenberg as she leads lively discussions about the events of the day. All opinions are welcome, creating a forum for stimulating and thought-provoking conversation. No meeting 6/8. Code: 28709

Men’s Discussion Group

Mon · 5/16 & 6/20 10:30 am – 12:00 pm · Rm AB · Free/$3

Share opinions, engage in lively debates in this intelligent forum facilitated by Marvin Goldman. All men are welcome, regardless of age or viewpoint. May Code: 28712 • June Code: 28713 KO R E T

TAU B E Book Discussion Group KT Jewish INITIATIVE

Facilitator Jim Van Buskirk is the Book Group Coordinator at the Jewish Community Library in San Francisco. His essays have been featured in various books, magazines and other venues. Books are available from “Book Club in a Box” of the Bureau of Jewish Education Jewish Community Library.

KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE

• May: The Marriage Artist by Andrew Winer Tue 5/31 · 10:30 am – 12:00 pm · Rm C · Free/$3

This audacious novel alternates between a present-day New York art critic who is determined to discover why his wife and her lover committed suicide, and a creator of Ketubot (marriage contracts) who achieves ill-fated fame in prewar Vienna. The two stories converge in memorializing powers of art and the endless hunger of love. Code: 28707

• June: To This Day by S.Y. Agnon

Tue 6/28 · 10:30 am – 12:00 pm · Rm C · Free/$3

This comic tale of a Galician Jew who has lived in Palestine and returns to Berlin on the eve of WWI evolves into a profound commentary on exile, Zionism, divine providence, and human egoism. Code: 28708

Games People Play Drop-in Bridge

Tue · 5/3 – 6/28 · 1:00 – 3:30 pm · Board Rm · Free/$3

Intermediate-level players drop in for a weekly afternoon game of bridge. For additional information, contact Rhonda Press at 650.378.2717. Code: 28697

Beginning Bridge

Fri · 5/6 – 6/24 · 1:00 – 3:00 pm · Rm AB · $104/$136

Learn the current basics of Contract Bridge with an emphasis on bidding and the play of the hand (8 classes). Instructor: Sandy Dennison is an experienced teacher who has taught the game privately and at local community centers since 1990.

Discover Get Up & Go, an award-winning transportation and socialization program for San Mateo County residents. To learn more, call 650.378.2750. Intermediate Bridge with Supervised Play

Tue · 5/3 – 6/21 · 10:00 am – 12:00 pm · Rm AB · $104/$136

Learn about additional conventions with supervised play (8 classes). Instructor: Sandy Dennison (see previous). Code: 28696

A Morning of Mah Jongg

Fri · 5/13, 6/10, 6/24 · 10:00 am – 12:00 pm · Rm AB · Free/$3

Meets the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. No instructor will be present, so players should be able to play at the intermediate level. Bring your current card. Pre-registration suggested. No meeting 5/27. Code: 28700

An Afternoon of Mah Jongg

Thu · 5/5 – 6/30 · 1:00 – 4:00 pm · Rm AB · Free/$3

No instructor will be present, so players should be able to play at the intermediate level. Bring your current card. Pre-registration suggested (9 classes). Code: 28699

Drop-in Canasta Club

Thu · 5/26 · 7:00 – 9:00 pm · Rm AB · Free/$3

Beginning-level Canasta knowledge is recommended. Pre-registration is suggested. Call Rhonda Press at 650.378.2717 with questions. Code: 28698

Code: 28695

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First price = Member (M); Second price = Public (P) • Board Rm = Board Room • Rm AB = Room AB • Rm C = Room C • Conf Rm A = Conference Room A MPR = Early Childhood Education Multi-Purpose Room • ATF = Artificial Turf Field


ADULTS Classes

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Food for Thought

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KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE Thu · 5/5 & 5/12 · 7:00 – 8:30 pm · Rm AB · $20/$30

Created by master artists over 1,700 years ago, this recently excavated mosaic floor offers unparalleled beauty in its portrayal of animals, sea creatures, ancient ships and more. Learn about methods used for this and other exquisite pieces being featured in an exhibition at the Legion of Honor. Note: There will be a PJCC trip to the Legion of Honor on May 18. Instructor: Jehon Grist, Ph.D., is Executive Director of Lehrhaus Judaica. This program is co-sponsored with Lehrhaus Judaica. Code: 28711

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KORET-TAUBE INITIATIVE Mon · 5/2 & 5/16 · 2:00 – 3:00 pm · Board Rm · Free/$4 per class

This 2-part series explores the artwork of classical composers by listening to musical recordings and viewing images of their works. Instructor: Dr. Nurit Jugend is an Israeli-born composer who holds a doctorate in Musical Arts from Stanford University and has authored over a dozen published works. Code: 28706

June: Is the Golden State Now Tarnished? Looking to the Future in California

Mon · 6/6 · 2:00 – 3:00 pm · Board Rm · Free/$4

The Skin You’re In

Mon · 6/27 · 10:30 am – 12:00 pm · Board Rm · Free for everyone

Join Karin Brooks, MD, from the Dermatology Department at Kaiser Permanente to learn about caring for your body’s largest organ—your skin! Pharmacists will be in the PJCC lobby to discuss the types of sunscreens and products available. Everyone will be eligible to win a free cookbook. Pre-registration required. Call either the PJCC at 650.212.7522 or Paul Munda at Kaiser, 650.299.4991. Presented in partnership with Kaiser Permanente Redwood City. Code: 28739

Peninsula Jewish Community Center Your Center for Life!

Is California a failed state? Hear Professor Corey Cook give his perspective on the future of California and the Brown governorship. Professor Cook has taught courses in American politics and is the director of the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good. Code: 28738

The Decline and Fall of California's Public Education Mon · 6/20 · 2:00 – 3:00 pm · Board Rm · Free/$4

Is California losing its edge as a state where education is valued? Ron Galatolo, chancellor of the San Mateo Community College District, will address the drastic budget cuts affecting all levels of education. Mr. Galatolo is an advocate for funding education and has spoken with educators and political leaders throughout the state. Code: 28738

Events, Trips & Tours The Lod Mosaic at the Legion of Honor

Wed morning · 5/18 · San Francisco · Without transportation: $30/$39

Our meetings are filled with success stories. The next one could be yours!

Join at the PJCC Thursdays, 9:30 am Wednesdays, 7:00 pm Board Room

Witness this stunning Roman mosaic that was discovered in 1996 during highway construction in Lod, Israel. Museum members may deduct $7 from trip price. For a better appreciation, take the Lod Mosaic lecture (May 5 &12) at the PJCC (see top left of this page). Code: 28710

Tales of the City

Sat · 5/28 · Matinee · San Francisco · $25/$30

Three decades after Armistead Maupin mesmerized millions with his daily Tales of the City column in the San Francisco Chronicle, his iconic story makes its world premiere as a momentous new musical performed by American Conservatory Theater. Home pickups $10/location. Code: 28715 This trip is made possible by a grant from the community-wide Senior Excursion Fund of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma, for seniors who are mobility, financially or physically impaired and for whom this trip would not otherwise be possible.

For movies, see page 7 For Your Eyes Only: Art in Atherton Wed · 6/22 · Afternoon · Atherton · $145/$145

Tour exquisite private collections in the beautiful homes Learn about the new PointsPlus™ of Gladys and Larry Marks, and Alyce and Steve Kaplan. program and discover simple Price includes a delicious lunch at The Left Bank and Peninsula Jewish Community Center ways to make healthy choices transportation on the PJCC bus. This annual fundraiser 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404 • 650.212.PJCC (7522) • www.pjcc.org that agency fit your own life! A beneficiary of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. benefits PJCC adult programs and services. Code: 28860

*Discounts on Public rates available to Foster City residents for most programs. Member rates apply to Center Members, however Community Members qualify for these rates. Quantities are limited; please call for details.

www.pjcc.org • 650.212.PJCC (7522)

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ADULTS Older Adults

PJCC Your Center for Life!

Beth El Senior Friendship Club

Thu · 5/5 – 5/26; 6/2 – 6/30 · 12:00 – 3:00 pm · San Mateo · $1/$1

Members arrive with a bag lunch and enjoy a different program at 1:00, followed by “Afterthoughts” at 2:00 pm. Coffee and dessert are provided. Transportation available, depending on location. Contact Rhonda Press at 650.378.2717 for program information and fees.

Get Up & Go Programs and Errand Service

Get Up & Go is an activity and errand transportation program for older adults who no longer drive. Programs are free for Get Up & Go participants and PJCC Members and $4 for the public. Programs without transportation are open to all older adults and a low-cost lunch is served at 12:00 pm. Register for Get Up & Go programs through the Adult department at 650.378.2750.

Expanded Errand Service

Every Monday, Tuesday and Friday, Get Up & Go provides transportation within San Mateo County for non-driving older adults for medical and personal appointments, shopping and other destinations. Shared ride service is available for $5 round trip. Volunteer escorts are available. Reservations are required no later than the Wednesday of the week prior to the date of service. First come, first served, so reserve your seat early. Call 650.378.2750. Get Up & Go is supported by gifts to the PJCC and grants from The Jewish Community Endowment Newhouse Fund of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties; Peninsula Health Care District; Mills-Peninsula Health Services; and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s New Freedom Program.

Looking for a comfortable and spacious location to host your next get-together? Be it a business or civic meeting, book club or birthday party, you can rent a room at the PJCC! To learn more, call 650.378.2765. The PJCC is proud of its diverse, multicultural membership.

PJCC

800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404 www.pjcc.org • 650.212.PJCC (7522)

Famous Women and Their Music

Wed · 5/11 · 1:00 – 2:00 pm · Board Rm · Free/$4

Enjoy this musical history lesson about songs associated with famous historical women as performed by the talented singer and musician Doris Williams. Code: 28728

Sharing Memories: Telling About Your Life Wed · 5/25 · 1:00 – 2:00 pm · Board Rm · Free/$4

Journalist, author and memoirist Francine Brevetti will outline easy steps and tools for you to write your life story. She will also discuss simple ways to recall memories, collect material and get through writer's block. Code: 28729

This Land Is Your Land

Wed · 6/15 · 1:00 – 2:00 pm · Board Rm · Free/$4

Join William Florian, former lead singer of the famous 1960s group The New Christy Minstrels, in this energetic, musical journey of America’s greatest songs of the ‘60s. Code: 28730

Piano Music of Mozart, Chopin and Ravel Wed · 6/29 · 1:00 – 2:00 pm · Board Rm · Free/$4

Enjoy music by composers of refinement and pianistic subtlety with Alexander Bootzin, who will perform Mozart, Chopin and selections from Ravel's Valses nobles et sentimentales. Code: 28731

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Do a Good Deed! Volunteer for Get Up & Go We need volunteers to answer phones and/or help a senior who might need a supportive arm or help with shopping or other errands. Occasional availability is fine! Call Betty Burr at 650.378.2698.

First price = Member (M); Second price = Public (P) • Board Rm = Board Room • Rm AB = Room AB • Rm C = Room C • Conf Rm A = Conference Room A MPR = Early Childhood Education Multi-Purpose Room • ATF = Artificial Turf Field


FAMILY ACTIVITIES Family Gym Free for Parents and Children who are Center Members

PJCC Your Center for Life

Have a blast in our kid-friendly gym, specially equipped with soft mats, climbing structures and other fun games. Free for parents and children who are Center Members. Hand stamp required and may be obtained at the Welcome Center anytime prior to 2:00 pm. Community Members and public welcome with purchase of a guest pass. Instructor: PJCC staff.

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Sun · 5/1 – 5/29 · 12:00 – 2:00 pm · Dan Cook Gym

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Family Yoga: Infant to Adult

Thu · 5/5 – 5/26 · 6:00 – 7:00 pm · MPR · $70/$95

Enjoy stretching and physical exercises while bonding with family. Price is for a family of two; add another family member for $20 (4 classes). Instructor: Emmit Hancock is a certified Yoga instructor who is also a PJCC Preschool parent. Code: 28737 A LICENSED AFTERSCHO OL PROGRAM AT THE PJCC!

FREE Family Yoga Demo!

Thursday, April 28 • 6:00 – 7:00 pm • ECE MPR

Registration now open for the 2011-2012 school year. Space is limited! 650.378.2777 treehouse @ pjcc.org

d’s Celebrate Your Chil Next Birthday ...

with a PJCC Birthday Party!

Girls Rock! An Intergenerational Rosh Hodesh Gathering Sun · 6/5 · 4:00 – 6:00 pm · Board Rm · $6/$8

Rosh Hodesh is a traditional Jewish New Moon celebration for women. This program is for girls ages 7 – 11 and their significant adult “gal pals,” like moms, aunts and grandmas. Topic: Building Self-Confidence. Program partially supported by generous grants from the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund. Code: 27727

We do all the planning and work so you can relax and enjoy your child’s special day.

Family Game Night

Sun · 6/12 · 5:00 – 7:00 pm · MPR · $10/$8; $12/$10

Get your game on! Join family and friends for a fun-filled evening of games, relay races and even basketball. Includes prizes and (yum) a pizza dinner. Code: 28736

5th Annual Walk in Their Shoes Community Parade and Festival

Sun · 5/1 · 1:00 pm · Washington Park, Burlingame

Help raise awareness and support for local homeless children with this spirited walk through downtown Burlingame. Event concludes with carnival games, live music, food and education. Learn more at www.mynewredshoes.org.

Themes Booger Wars and Human Hamster Balls • Mad Science® Reptiles • Superheros or Characters • Music Together Sports Parties • Pool Parties • Gymtastic Jamboree All parties include • Enthusiastic party staff and attendants • Kids’ activities instructors • Private room with tables and chairs

Call 650.378.2666 to reserve your party date!

*Discounts on Public rates available to Foster City residents for most programs. Member rates apply to Center Members, however Community Members qualify for these rates. Quantities are limited; please call for details.

www.pjcc.org • 650.212.PJCC (7522)

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YOUTH & TEEN For additional programs, see Sports Clinics & Leagues on page 4 Seals Pre-Swim Team: Ages 5 – 12 • See page 5 Barracuda Youth Swim Team: Ages 5 – 18 • See page 4 Kids‘ Fitness: Ages 6 – 12 • Free for Center Members

Ages 6 –10 : Tue • 4:00 pm • Studio A/B / Sat • 9:00 am • Dan Cook Gym Ages 8 –12: Wed • 3:30 pm / Thu • 4:00 pm • Dan Cook Gym

Enjoy an invigorating weekly mix of sports and games through fun and challenging activities that illustrate how easy it is to be fit!

Kids‘ Yoga: Ages 8 – 12 • Free for Center Members

Peninsula Jewish Community Center Your Center for Life!

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Mon • 4:00 pm • Studio C

Strength and flexibility exercises coupled with relaxation techniques help kids discover the benefits of yoga.

Same great camp, fun new name!

Fundamentals of Fitness Certification: Ages 11 – 12

www.pjcc.org/camp

Sat • 12:30 pm • Fitness East • Children with Center Membership $40 Additional Siblings $20

Children with Center Memberships are invited to enroll in our exciting new Fitness Certification Program. This educational 4-part course will introduce the fundamentals of physical fitness and safe use of exercise equipment. After successfully completing the four-week certification program, children may enjoy unlimited access to the Fitness and Cardio rooms to exercise alongside a parent or supervising adult. Pre-registration is required at the Welcome Center prior to class.

“My son got up each morning excited to go to camp and came out each afternoon beaming. This has been his favorite camp experience anywhere!” —2010 Camp Parent

Summer Camp • Preschool – Grade 12 June 20 – August 26, 2011

adventure • discovery • friends • spirit

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First price = Member (M); Second price = Public (P) • Board Rm = Board Room • Rm AB = Room AB • Rm C = Room C • Conf Rm A = Conference Room A MPR = Early Childhood Education Multi-Purpose Room • ATF = Artificial Turf Field


EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION For additional programs, see Sports Clinics & Leagues on page 4

PJCC Your Center for Life!

Calling all Preschoolers

The PJCC is the place to be! Learn about the Peninsula’s award-winning preschool

PJCC Preschool: Ages 1 – 5 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 will enjoy a curriculum that cultivates positive childhood experiences through social, cognitive and physical development.

Preschool Open House

Thu · 5/26 · 4:00 – 5:00 pm · MPR · Free

Adults are invited to tour the PJCC’s award-winning Early Childhood Education Center and meet with directors Judy Garb and Sheila Marx. Learn about our exciting curriculum for children. To register, please call 650.378.2670. No children please. Code: 28694

Free! Pajama Storytime Wednesday, June 1 · 7:00 pm Children’s Room / Foster City Library

For a brochure or tour call 650.378.2670 The PJCC is proud of its diverse, multicultural membership.

PJCC

800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404 www.pjcc.org • 650.212.PJCC (7522)

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Parent Education Baby Sign Language Introductory Workshop

Tue · 5/3 · 10:30 am – 12:00 pm · Board Rm $40 individual; $55 per couple / $50 individual; $65 per couple

For parents of babies ages 0 to 24 months. See how easy it is to integrate simple signs in your everyday routine to jumpstart your baby's verbal skills. Instructor: Bill Austin-White is the director of Touch Blue Sky's baby sign language program. Code: 28733

Baby Sign Language “Playgroup Boom” Tue · 5/10 – 6/14 · 10:30 – 11:30 am · Board Rm $120 individual; $150 per couple / $135 per individual; $165 per couple

Wear your favorite PJs and join friends for this special storytime, featuring fascinating tales from the exotic world of Africa.

Discover this fun and creative way to build your signing vocabulary with various themes! The introductory workshop (see above) is recommended prior to taking this playgroup series (6 sessions). Instructor: Bill Austin-White (see above). Code: 28735

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REGISTRATION FORM I am registering for a program in the following department(s):

Interest Categories

❏ Health & Fitness ❏ Aquatics

❏ Sports Clinics & Leagues

❏ Family Activities

❏ Jewish Life

❏ The Arts

❏ Adult

❏ Youth & Teen

❏ Camp

❏ Events, Trips & Tours

❏ Adult Fitness ❏ Wellness

Registration information for Early Childhood Education programs is located on the inside cover of this program guide.

❏ Group Exercise

Type of Membership ❏ Center Member ❏ Public

❏ Pilates

❏ Community Member

Membership Number_________________

❏ Aquatics ❏ Adult Sports, Clinics & Leagues

Customer Information (please copy this form for additional participants) First Name__________________________________ Last Name_ ________________________________________________

❏ Youth Sports, Clinics & Leagues

Street Address___________________________________________________________________________________________

❏ Seasonal Day Camps

City________________________________________ State____________ Zip_ __________________

❏ Early Childhood Education

Day Phone__________________________________ Evening Phone_ ____________________________________________ Email_______________________________________ Date of Birth______________________

❏ Male

❏ Youth & Teen Programs

❏ Female

❏ Check here if this is a new address.

Child Participant Information

❏ Family Programs ❏ Adult Programs

(if participant is under 18)

Child’s First Name____________________________ Child’s Last Name_ ____________________________________________________ Age______ Date of Birth____________ ❏ Male ❏ Female Emergency Contact__________________________________________ Relationship_____________________ Primary Phone_______________________ Cell Phone_ __________________________________ Special Needs/Food Restrictions/Allergies:______________________________________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature___________________________________________________ Date___________________________________ Participation in PJCC Sports and Recreation programs and Trips and Tours requires a signed Activity Waiver submitted prior to the first session. Parent or legal guardian signature is required for children under 18 years of age. The Activity Waiver can be picked up at the PJCC or downloaded from our Web site at www.pjcc.org. Click on “Registration,” then “Waiver.”

❏ Older Adult Programs ❏ Art & Culture ❏ Jewish Life ❏ LGBT ❏ Volunteer Opportunities

Program Information Program Title

Code

Date/Time

Fee

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Total Fee $ _ ____________________

*Please indicate any additional fees in the fee column.

Payment Information ❏ Check enclosed and made payable to PJCC

❏ Please charge my:

❏ Visa

❏ MasterCard ❏ American Express

Card Number_ ___________________________________ Expiration Date_ ________ Billing Zip Code_______________ Name on Card (please print)__________________________________ Signature_________________________________________________________

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Please send your completed Program Registration Form and payment to: PJCC Program Registration • 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404


Peninsula Jewish Community Center Your Center for Life!

The Circle

of Life Fund

The Gift That Lives Forever

• Fulfill philanthropic dreams • Build a thriving Jewish community • Provide a legacy of support for future generations • Honor or memorialize a loved one To learn how you can support the PJCC with a planned gift, contact Art Wolf at 650.378.2759.

JOIN THE PJCC TODAY! Center Membership includes these special benefits:

• Unlimited use of our state-of-the-art fitness facility, pools, whirlpool and sauna • Member rates for spa services, swim lessons, personal training and much more • Discounts on classes, programs and events • Priority use of childcare services • Members-only special offers and events throughout the year

For more information and Member rates, please call 650.378.2701. Community Membership includes these benefits: • Priority registration for summer camp • Discounts on classes, programs and events* • Guest passes to the Byer Athletic Center

Rates:

$145 per household per year, renewable annually $110 per household for adults 65 and older, renewable annually *Excludes preschool, swim lessons and health and fitness programs

Membership Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join today! E-mail membership@pjcc.org for call 650.378.2701. www.pjcc.org • 650.212.PJCC (7522)

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PJCC Program Guide - May/June 2011