JCC Sonoma County

Flawless - Bay Area Premiere
March 3, 1 pm and 7 pm (Panel Talk at 8:30 pm)
YIDDISH LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION at the JCC: March 2, 9, 16 & 23 from 2:00-4:00pm 
With the exception of Sholem Aleichem and IB Singer, few Yiddish writers are familiar to American readers. But recent translations into English have made more and more Yiddish writing available to non-Yiddish speakers. Four classes in March will examine and discuss Yiddish fiction written in the late 19th and 20th centuries. These will include selections by Sholem Aleichem and IL Peretz and extend to Lamed Shapiro and Dora Shulner. Loretta Denner will lead the discussions and provide historical and social context, but generally all participate.
A Historic Evening with Anne Frank's Stepsister Eva Schloss
Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Hosted by JCC Sonoma County Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma 
Doors open: 6:00 • Event: 7:00pm  VIP Reception: 5:30pm
Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building, 1094 Petaluma Blvd S, Petaluma, California 94952
This year marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz and Anne's death. Enter the world of Anne Frank as told by her 92 year old stepsister and childhood friend. Don't miss this unique and historic opportunity. How Eva rebuilt her life out of the shadows of darkness and ashes of destruction. Signed copies of Eva's Story, by Eva Schloss are available for purchase on the ticket site. We expect a complete sell-out for this historic event.
Purchase your ticket today

Hands-On Passover
Hands-On Passover: A Kid Friendly Adventure Into The Passover Story 
Sunday, March 29, 1:00 – 3:30, Charles Schultz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
Free with pre-registration.
For preschool-age through 2nd grade (3-7 years old)
Join us for a family-friendly, free program to learn and celebrate the story of Passover through hands-on learning fun. Children will be led through the main parts of the Passover saga, as if they are on an adventure; in costume, singing songs, play-acting the story, and sampling the foods associated with Passover. Give children a sense of the big ideas behind the annual celebration of freedom. Siblings welcome. Register for your preferred start time. The experience is one hour. All children must be accompanied by an adult. PARKING: Othmar Hall, Park in lot on Hardies Lane, use Museum front entrance. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Center Sonoma County, Jewish Community Federation, the Jewish Concierge of Sonoma County, PJ Library, and the Schulz Museum. 
Register HERE 
HANDS ON: A Day of Creativity
Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 12 - 4 pm

Druids Hall 1011 College Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Admission FREE; Open to the public with a food donation benefiting the Redwood Empire Food Bank!
Non-perishable items only.
Join us and create your own art pieces to take home - a celebration of craft, culture, and community!

Camp Chai Summer Day CAMP
CAMP CHAI 2020 Registration
Session I: June 15-19 2020
Session II: June 22-26 2020

Monday–Friday, 9am–3pm
Spring Lake Regional Park
5585 Newanga Ave, Santa RosaCA 95405

Environmental Activities, Sports & Games, Music, Swimming Lagoon, Shabbat Celebrations, Field Trips, Gaga, Arts & Crafts, Nature-Based Jewish Traditions! 

For campers entering K–7th Grade • Counselor-in-Training (CIT) for kids entering 8th & 9th grade • $295 per camper per session • CIT Program at 50% tuition • Financial Assistance Available

Camp - Register HERE
Annual County-Wide Yom Hashoah Commemoration
Sunday, April 19, 2020 from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. 

Friedman Center, 4676 Mayette Avenue, Santa Rosa 

The theme of this year’s commemoration will be Speaking Up and Standing Up. Four local Holocaust survivors (or their descendants) will be sharing how they were helped by “upstanders” who did the right thing. The event will include musical performances & the traditional candle-lighting ceremony by Holocaust survivors including those representing the Roma, Gays & Lesbians, Disabled, Righteous Gentiles, and Political Prisoners. 

For more info on the commemoration and the essay contest, click HERE. All are welcome and admission is free. If you would like to submit the names of loved ones who were victims of the Shoah to be included in the Memorial Book:

Please click HERE
Silicon Valley Springtime Sojourn

Friendship Circle
Silicon Valley Springtime Sojourn
Thursday, April 23 – Sunday, April 26, 2020

Silicon Valley Trip Info HERE

General trip inquiries contact: Friendship Circle Program Director, Jalena Mays, 707-528-1476 or jalenam@jccsoco.org  

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