Spirituality and wellness
Tuesday, December 11, 7:00 pm
Wednesday, October 24, 6:15 pm, Sanctuary
Mondays, January 22 through February 12
Storytelling is a way to help people who live with mental illness develop a cohesive narrative about their mental health and share it with others. Beginning in January, shaping a narrative about one's own experience with mental health challenges will be the focus of the REAL Mental Health Initiative's storytelling workshop.
Rabbi Stacy will be teaching on the topic of Bikkur Cholim (visiting the sick). This meeting will take place in the Library (2nd floor of the JCC). For more information on our Chevra Kadisha program, contact Moji at [email protected].
Please note that the Chevra typically meets on the third Thursday of the month; this meeting will replace the meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, December 21.
For parents of religious school kids in grades K-6th with Rabbis Stacy Friedman and Michael Lezak
One Sunday a month, 10:15 am, JCC Lounge
Simchat Torah & Blessing of the children
5:30 pm Adult learning
6:30 pm Service, blessing & dancing
The High Holy Days come to a close with a celebration. Come early and enlighten your eyes with a little Torah study and then celebrate with a little dancing!
The healing service will led by Cantor David Margules in the Civic Center Green Room.
On the second day of Rosh Hashanah, join us for a hike in Tennessee Valley. We will leave Tennessee Valley
parking lot in Tam Valley at 3:30 pm sharp. Bring your friends, your family and your walking shoes, and we’ll bring the oats.
The public is invited.
We will be using the indoor pool while the JCC is closed. Individuals will be allowed privacy and modesty even as we support each other as a group. Following the mikvah, we will adjourn to the library on the 2nd floor to decompress, celebrate, nosh and enjoy one another’s company.
Men start in the sanctuary with Rabbi Lezak and then proceed to the beach for a morning of spiritual exploration and preparation.
Bring warm clothes, a towel and an appetite for breakfast afterward.Sign up
Saturday, September 24
7:30 pm program; 9:00 pm service
Cantor David Margules will be joined by Sylvia Boorstein
T’shuvah can happen in an instant. Bring on that moment by looking deep inside yourself to repair your relationship with yourself, your partner, your child, your friend, and your God. Through music and guided meditation we begin the annual process of seeking forgiveness and righting our spiritual path.
Fall Classes with the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center
2 sessions, 7:00-8:30 pm, Library
The Chevra opens every year with a learning series taught by rabbis from the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center that are open to the whole congregation.
- September 13: Rabbi Jon Sommer on Spirituality and Incarceration
- September 29: Rabbi Eric Weiss on Hospice visits
Second Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 pm, Library (2nd floor of the Osher Marin JCC)
with Rabbi Elana Rosen-Brown