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    Virtual OFJCC: Kids, Teens & Families


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    Club J Videos
    Family Activities
    Featured Events
    Social Action During Coronavirus
    Other Activities
    From the PJ Library
    Leslie Family Preschool Videos




    NEW!  Just Added:
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    • Sunday, June 27, 10:30 AM–12:00 PM | Let's Go Fly a Kite!
    • Wednesday, June 30, 4:30–5:15 PM | Music and Movement
    • Friday, July 2, 11:59 PM | Teen Talent Showcase Audition Deadline
    • Sunday, July 11, 2:00–3:15 PM | Terrific Tastings: Rustic Artisan Crisps
    • Sunday, August 8, 4:30–6:00 PM | Summer on the Square: Elena Shirin and Band


    Featured Events

    NEW!  Let's Go Fly a Kite!
    Sunday, June 27, 10:30 AM–12:00 PM
    If you're looking for some high-flying entertainment, bring your family and join us at Shoreline Park! Free. For more information and to register, click here.

    Summer on the Square: Santa Cruda
    Sunday, June 27, 4:30–6:00 PM

    Looking for a relaxing Sunday afternoon? Missed live music? Want to reconnect with your friends? Join us for Summer on the Square every other Sunday starting June 27 for live music, schmoozing with old and new friends, and light refreshments. Our first guest is Santa Cruda, a soul-reggae trio from Santa Cruz, California. FREE with registration. For more information and to register, click here.

    NEW!  Music and Movement
    Wednesday, June 30, 4:30–5:15 PM

    Join Teacher Elan for a Music and Movement class for the whole family. We'll sing silly songs, practice yoga poses, listen to our breath, and play yoga games. Enhance your child's coordination, strength, flexibility and concentration while having fun singing. This program will meet once a month in the park and is sure to get your child moving! For more information and to register, click here.

    May and June Tzedakah Project: Donate Personal Hygiene Items
    Through June 30

    Please join the Leslie Family Preschool for the months of May and June in gathering personal hygiene items. Donations will be given to Jewish Family & Children's Services. Please bring all hygiene materials to the preschool and place in the designated bins at the front gate.

    NEW!  Teen Talent Showcase Auditions
    Deadline for submissions: Friday, July 2, 11:59 PM
    YouTube Live Show: Sunday, July 18, time TBA

    The OFJCC and A Brighter Day are teaming up to offer teens an opportunity to showcase their talents. All you need is a desire to perform and a cell phone (or another way to record your talent). The program is all virtual, very simple to enter and can even lead to participation in an end-of-the year final event with a chance to win scholarship money! For more information and to register, click here.


    Delightful Dilly Beans
    Sunday, July 11, 10:00–11:45 AM

    Come be a willing participant while we pickle beans from Teacher Debbie's farm! Meet us at the farm, where we will make delicious dilly beans to take home to enjoy with our families! To register, click here.


    NEW!  Terrific Tastings: Rustic Artisan Crisps
    Sunday, July 11, 2:00–3:15 PM

    Let us deliver to your doorstep a curated, discounted collection of Rustic Artisan Crisps, so flavorful and delicious, they don't even need cheese! Join culinary host James Sokol and Rustic Bakery's co-founder Carol LeValley for a fun and interesting discussion and a guided tasting of these delicious treats. For more information and to get the registration link, click here.

    Summer on the Square: Noa Levy
    Sunday, July 11, 4:30–5:30 PM

    Join Noa Levy, an Israeli vocalist based in the Bay Area, for an afternoon of jazzy fun! Noa and her band will sing classic tunes from The Great American Songbook, as well as the Israeli Songbook and you're welcome to join in song and dance. For more information and to register for this FREE event, click here.


    Family Hike
    Sunday, July 18, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

    Bring the whole family as we hike, enjoy nature and connect with our Jewish values. Make new friends in this active, outdoor group for families with young children! Click here to sign up.


    Family Hike
    Sunday, August 8, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

    Bring the whole family as we hike, enjoy nature and connect with our Jewish values. Make new friends in this active, outdoor group for families with young children! Click here to sign up.


    NEW!  Summer on the Square: Elena Shirin and Band
    Sunday, August 8, 4:30–6:00 PM

    Looking for a relaxing Sunday afternoon? Missed live music? Want to reconnect with your friends? Join us for Summer on the Square every other Sunday for live music, schmoozing with old and new friends, and light refreshments. Our guests this Sunday are Elena Shirin, a Viennese vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, photographer and audio-visual artist, and Elad Gariany, is an Oakland-based music producer, pianist and sound designer. FREE with registration. For more information and to register, click here.

    Scrumptious Summer Scissor Salsa
    Sunday, August 15, 10:00–11:00 AM

    Come be a willing participant while we make salsa with tomaotes from Teacher Debbie's farm. Meet us at the farm, where we will make delicious salsa to take home to enjoy with our families. To register, click here.

    From the Farmers' Market to the Table
    Sunday, August 29, 9:30 AM–12:00 PM
    Join us for a fun, hybrid in-person and virtual, hands-on, cooking experience where parents and kids cook side-by-side, using ingredients fresh from the Farmers' Market.To register, click here.
    Rosh Hashanah Apple Picking
    Sunday, September 5, 10:00–11:45 AM

    Come be a willing participant while we harvest Teacher Debbie's farm! In this session, we will meet at the farm, conveniently located in Los Altos Hills, where we will harvest apples and honey. To register, click here.
    Sukkot Harvest
    Sunday, September 26, 10:00 AM–11:45 AM

    Come be a willing participant while we harvest Teacher Debbie's farm! In this session, we will meet at the farm, conveniently located in Los Altos Hills, where we will harvest in honor of Sukkot. Stay a bit longer for a short, easy hike to Redwood Grove. Bring a snack or a picnic lunch to enjoy afterward! For more information and to register, click here.

    Club J Registration Now Open for 2021–22
    Our Club J program is a one-of-a-kind, licensed program that provides a wide range of activities that will engage children from transitional kindergarten-aged children through 12 years of age. The Club J program supports children in several educational components such as arts and humanities, physical activities and literacy, as well as a wide range of free elective classes that will keep every child learning and having fun. Click here for more information and to register.
    J-Camp Registration Is Open

    After an awesome 2020, we are back and getting ready for an amazing 2021. We can't wait to welcome you to camp again this summer for a safe, fun and meaningful experience! For more information about sessions and activities, and to register, click here.
    Maccabi Sports Camp Registration is Open
    The Maccabi Sports Camp is an overnight Jewish sports camp located just outside of San Francisco in Atherton, California. We welcome campers entering grades 3–11 from around the United States, Canada and the world. Registration for summer 2021 is now open! Click here for dates, activities, parent information and registration.

    Kehillah Virtual Admissions Open House
    Available On-demand
    Kehillah High School's Virtual Admissions Open House is now live. This evolving, interactive web portal has been designed to provide prospective students and parents with ways to learn about our school through videos and other media that show our program and culture in action.

    If you know of families considering options for high school, please invite them to visit this new portal to explore the possibility of Kehillah as their high school home. Click here to visit.



    American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Children's Corner
    American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (AFIPO), which supports the world-class Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), has launched "Children's Corner," a series of free digital music education resources created especially for homebound audiences. AFIPO invites parents, educators and program directors alike to utilize these fun and easy-to-use digital materials to supplement their at-home curriculum. Simply click here and enter your email to download.

    Lost Tribe Esports: Free Gaming Tournaments for Jewish Teens

    Various Days and Times
    Lost Tribe Esports is serving Jewish communities, offering online e-sports and social opportunities for Jewish teens 12–18 years old free of charge on a private, monitored and safe Discord channel. Click here for more information.


    Videos from the Club J Team:


     



    Social Action During Coronavirus

    Help IsraAID Distribute Vital Relief Supplies to Our Community
    Our friends at IsraAID are urgently seeking volunteers to assist efforts in providing vital relief supplies to our most vulnerable communities. Operations are conducted in accordance with CDC guidelines. Activities include:

    • In San Jose Warehouse: Sorting and packing of relief supplies
    • From San Carlos: Distribution of food packages to people's homes

    Get more information or sign up to a volunteer orientation/training here.


    A Guide for Teen Social Action During Coronavirus
    Tzedek America has created a guide for teens and others seeking ways to help others during the COVID-19 crisis. Download it here.


    From the PJ Library:


    PJ Library Podcast—
    Have I Got a Story for You: Every episode of Have I Got a Story for You takes a classic Jewish folk tale and gives it a modern twist. You can explore episodes here and if you find one you really like, be sure to click on the episode page to find activities, book lists, and keep the fun going. Produced by PJ Library, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

    PJ Library Resources for Quarantined Families: A program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library provides oodles of ways for your family to stay busy and have fun at home. Offerings are organized by: Family Together Time, Activities for Babies & Toddlers, Learning Languages, Arts & Crafts, Unplugged Time, Kids in the Kitchen and Hands On Activities from Favorite PJ Library Books. PJ Library also includes a section on How to Talk to Your Kids about Scary Situations to help with conversations about the COVID-19 crisis. 


    A Message from the Staff of the JCC Maccabi Sports Camp:

    Our fun-loving JCC Maccabi Sports Camp staff created a wonderfully upbeat video for campers and their families to let them know how much they care about camp, each other and the JMSC camp community. This lighthearted video will put a smile on your face as well as give you some other ways to use a certain stockpiled item... 


    Introducing Jewish Sports Now: On Demand Training for Young Athletes
    JCC Maccabi Sports Camp is thrilled to introduce "Jewish Sports Now", an exciting new collaboration from the leaders in the Jewish sports world. Young Jewish athletes from all over the world now have access to elite coaching—for free—to work on their game from their living room, basement, backyard or neighborhood park! Jewish Sports Now presents a digital library of sports training videos from top professional coaches. Presented in partnership with Maccabi USA, Maccabi Canada, JCC Maccabi Games, Ramah Sports Academy, and URJ 6 Points Sports Academy. Check them out here.

    JCC Maccabi Sports Camp @ Home
    Join JCC Maccabi Sports Camp online! FREE events include:

    • Skill development workouts led by JMSC Coaches for baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis and volleyball


    Family Activities from the Live Fully Blog:

    Board Games in a Time of Social Distancing: Seth Leslie, OFJCC's Chief Development Officer, has a penchant for highly original strategy games. Find his recommendations for the best board games for enjoying sheltering in place with the family here.

    Still More Game Resources: Our friends at NPR put together a list of resources for taking your favorite board games online so you can play with friends while still social distancing.



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