Ask questions, find meaning, learn and join in community with others as we investigate Jewish life, thought, and experience.

Currently we are offering Jewish Life programs in an online format.

Programs listed in blue are one-time programs.
Programs listed in purple are ongoing programs.

Rabbi Joey Felsen of the Jewish Study Network guides you through the early rabbinic classic Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers). No Hebrew necessary. Join the class online each Tuesday (except on holidays) at 9:30am on Zoom live streaming.

This is a free, drop-in class.

For questions and registration, please email

Tuesdays Ongoing 9:30-11:00am Free

Drop in online to study Duties of the Heart, a guide to developing one’s inner spiritual life, written by 11th-century rabbi and philosopher Bachya ibn Pakuda. No experience or specialized knowledge necessary. With Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia.

This is a free, drop-in class.

For more information, contact


Wednesdays Ongoing 9:00-10:30am Free

* This class meets every Wednesday, except on holidays.

An overview of the Jewish life-cycle, holidays, and ritual. During the course of the year, students will gain an understanding of Jewish belief, history and calendar and gain exposure to important Jewish books including the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud. Each session includes thirty minutes of Hebrew instruction. This year’s class will be presented on Zoom.

Instructors: Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia of the APJCC, Rabbi Jaymee Alpert of Congregation Beth David, Rabbi Ted Riter of Congregation Shir Hadash, Rabbi Josh Berkenwald of Congregation Sinai, and Rabbi Dana Magat of Temple Emanu-El.

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Tuesdays TBA 7:00-9:00pm $180

For information on virtual programs for the Israeli community at the JCC, see our Israeli Programs page or contact Shavit Kaner Levinson at

For information about the Beged Kefet after-school Hebrew language program, click here.

For information on virtual programs for the Russian-speaking community at the JCC, contact Rabbi Ilana Baird at

Please note: The Silicon Valley Community Trip to Israel has been postponed to 2021. More information:

The Addison-Penzak JCC is proud to be a part of the Koret Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood. The JCC is also supported by the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and by Jewish Silicon Valley and other generous donors. All Cultural Arts programs at the APJCC are made possible, in part, by generous contributions from Sylvia & Leonard Metz, Doris and Rick z”l Davis, and an anonymous donor.