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    Jim Henson Exhibit at CJM

    Travel & Day Trips

    When: Thursday, 6/9/2022 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    Where: Off Campus

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    Celebrate with us the end to a successful in-person live senior excursion season 2021–22! As COVID closures subsided, we were finally able to get out and enjoy our fabulous Bay Area. Join us for the last excursion to the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) in San Francisco. In recognition of all our donors to Senior Programs, we want to offer this trip for only $15 for all to enjoy.

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCC

    Showing at the CJM is the Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited. It celebrates the legacy of Jim Henson (1936–1990), trailblazing puppeteer, animator, cartoonist, actor, inventor and filmmaker. The exhibit features more than 150 objects drawn from the beloved worlds of Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth and more. The exhibition highlights Henson's groundbreaking work for film and television, his indelible mark on popular culture, and the profound social impact of his work. It also includes material from Henson's experimental film projects and his early work, presenting him as a restlessly creative performer and technical innovator. Discover how Henson and his team of builders, performers and writers created an unparalleled body of work, sharing characters and stories that represent diverse backgrounds and abilities. These stories continue to delight audiences and inspire people of all ages to look beyond differences and cultivate a more compassionate, inclusive world.

    Also showing at the CJM is the exhibit Tikkun: For the Cosmos, the Community and Ourselves. You can view works by thirty Bay Area–based contemporary artists reflecting on the Jewish concept of tikkun (Hebrew for "to repair"). This exhibition re-examines the term tikkun as a phenomenon of care and interconnectedness that is grounded in personal action, environmental responsibility and community, unfixed from its evolving meanings throughout history. Taken together, the works in this exhibition consider how the concept of tikkun can help us look critically both inward and outward, guide us through change, and build resilience for the ongoing work of repair.

    Enjoy a no-host brunch at Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen before we enter the exhibits. The deli is located in the CJM building, serving traditional Jewish comfort food. Wise Sons pairs classic Jewish recipes with the best Californian ingredients to make delicious deli fare "that would make their bubbies proud".

    Proof of full COVID vaccination required along with a valid ID. Masks are required at all times.

    We are grateful for the generous support throughout the year of all of our donors to Senior Programs. Generous contributions from the John R. Schwabacher Family, Diane and Jon Claerbout in memory of their beloved son Jos, as well as the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund make these trips possible. 


    For Adults 65+
    Thursday, June 9
    9:30 AM–3:30 PM
    Check-in at 9:30 AM in the lower lobby of the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall | Please be punctual and allow sufficient time for parking; the bus leaves soon after check-in. We will return around 3:30 PM depending on traffic.
    $15
    Price includes round-trip bus transportation from the OFJCC, a ticket to the museum and a guided tour of the Jim Henson exhibit.
    There are no refunds.
    If you need personal assistance of any kind, you must bring an escort.
    To register for the trip,
    contact Michelle Rosengaus at (650) 223-8616 or [email protected]

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCC Funded in part by the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.

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