FAMILY SOCIAL LIFE

The JCC offers many activities for families to do together. Some of those events are listed on this page. Browse through our Events Calendar to see other upcoming events your family might enjoy.

Monthly Moms’ Circle

Wine and Women Celebration: Closing Moms’ Circle  Event of the School Year

Join Rabbi Laurie Matzkin for a celebration of mindful motherhood and spiritual sisterhood, using tools of the Jewish tradition to connect with ourselves and each others. All mothers are welcome, including first-time participants.

Where: A Bellagio, Campbell (Outdoor Patio)
Pricing: $25 includes drink & dessert

More info: [email protected]

This program is a partnership between the APJCC and the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley.

 

J-Fam: A Playgroup For Jewish Babies and Their Grownups

New to the area? New to parenthood? New to or want to learn more about Judaism? Looking to find new friends? Check out J-Fam!

With the guidance of a dynamic rabbi-educator (and mom of little ones), we will create a pluralistic space for sharing, venting, singing, learning, and most of all, supporting each other. For babies 5 months old to new walkers, with their grownup.

This group is facilitated by Rabbi Laurie Matzkin, the JCC’s Mindful Jewish Journeys Educator. It’s organized by the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, in partnership with the JCC.

We meet every other Tuesday from 11:15am-12:30pm. Cost is $60 for 10 sessions. You can try a first session for free.

Upcoming dates:

  • Spring Cohort: 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14, 5/28, 6/11

For more information, contact Roni Wolf at Jewish Federation: [email protected]. Sign up on Jewish Federation’s website at www.jvalley.org.

 

Grandpals Shabbat

Upcoming Dates: Last date of this school year is Friday, 5/17
Time: 9:00-10:30am
Cost: Free

Miss your grandchildren, or wish you had some? Adults ages 55+ are invited to help explore and impart our rich traditions to our APJCC Los Gatos Preschool children. Join us monthly throughout the school year for storytelling, art, songs and Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath) to connect the generations. This Family Social Life program runs during the school year, on selected Fridays. Free. For more information, please contact Cyndi Sherman at [email protected].

 

Family Sunday Swim Days

The JCC offers Family Sunday Swim Day twice a month during the summer, with the entire pool dedicated to family swim (except for one lane reserved for lap swimming). Bring some food and stay for the afternoon. Open to all!

Dates: June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21, August 4, August 18
Time: 12:00-3:00pm
Fee: FREE for JCC Full Center Members and Social Members. Non-members $30 per family.

More information: [email protected]

 

Float Night Pool Parties

Every summer the JCC hosts Float Nights, which are pool parties and barbecues for families, free of charge. For more information, email [email protected].

Our 2019 pool party dates will be:

  • Wednesday, June 19, 4:00-7:00pm – Open to the entire community. You don’t have to be a JCC member.
  • Wednesday, July 17, 4:00-7:00pm – Open to the entire community. You don’t have to be a JCC member.
  • Wednesday, August 7, 4:00-7:00pm – Member appreciation event. This one’s for JCC members only!

 

These Family Social Life programs are made possible, in part, by Jewish Peoplehood Initiative support by Koret Foundation, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and Jewish Federation of the Silicon Valley, and by donors like you. All APJCC Los Gatos programming for older adults (including Grandpals Shabbat) is made possible, in part,  by a  generous grant from The Myra Reinhard Family Foundation. Russian-speaking Jewish programs at the APJCC Los Gatos are supported by The Jewish Education Project, with generous funding from the Genesis Philanthropy Group. Genesis Philanthropy Group is committed to supporting and launching projects, programming, and institutions that are focused on ensuring that Jewish culture, heritage, and values are preserved in Russian-speaking Jewish communities across the globe. Russian-speaking Jewish programs are also made possible, in part, by Gibor (Hero) level support by Eugene Fooksman and Lilia & Vlad Gorshteyn; Boneh (Builder) level support by an Anonymous donor and Valeria Simets & Leonid Rabinovich; Tomech (Sustainer) level support by Liya & Robert Butin, Justine Aquino & Ilya Mazo and Natali & Yuri Yuzifovich; and Corporate Alliance sponsorships from Marina Salzman/Encore Travel, Anna Slutsky/Alain Pinel Realtors and Veksler Academy of Music & Dance.