PROGRAMS IN HEBREW

Israeli Community Events

The JCC offers a wide variety of programs in Hebrew for the Israeli community. Currently, all our programs are happening online while we shelter in place. Get the latest updates on our Israeli programs Facebook page: facebook.com/mercazisraeli

You can also check the JCC’s event calendar.

For more information about programs for Hebrew speakers at the JCC, contact Shavit Kaner Levinson at shavit@jvalley.org.


Beged Kefet Hebrew Language School (for grades K-12)

Beged Kefet is a Hebrew language afterschool program for students in kindergarten through high school. Beged Kefet’s purpose is to teach the fundamentals and improve the knowledge of Hebrew throughout the four language skills—reading, writing, speaking and comprehension. In addition to teaching the language, we emphasize and incorporate learning about Jewish holidays and Israeli culture in our curriculum, as well as integrating family activities in the different grade levels.

We offer classes for all grade and skill levels, including Hebrew as a Second Language class for beginners. This year, for the first time, we are offering a preschool class for children 4 years old. The lessons will take place at the APJCC in Los Gatos in-person.

To learn more, visit our Beged Kefet page.

Click here for the Beged Kefet Los Gatos calendar for 2020-21.

Los Gatos School Year Calendar (Coming soon)

The calendar is compatible with the Local School Districts calendars and the Jewish calendar.

2021–2022 School Year Calendar (Coming soon)

For questions, please contact Beged Kefet’s Los Gatos Campus Headmaster, Yael Karmi at bkyael@jvalley.org.

ICC Beged Kefet is a creation of the ICC@JCC, a program of the Oshman Family JCC.


Eitanim: Connecting Israeli and Jewish-American Teens

The JCC is excited to partner with the Israeli American Council (IAC) to offer the Eitanim program at the JCC.  IAC Eitanim brings together Jewish-American and Israeli-American teens for an immersive project-based experience. The teens work with mentors from the community to embark on entrepreneurial problem solving based in critical thinking and innovation. Learn more about this program on IAC’s website, www.israeliamerican.org/eitanim.

This program is run in communities around the country and it’s a great experience that helps teens connect to their Jewishness, engage in their community and learn more about Israel.

For more information, contact Stephany Ganeles, the JCC’s Youth and Camps Director, at stephany@jvalley.org.


Thank You To Our Sponsors

Programs for the Silicon Valley Israeli community at the JCC are supported by generous funding from the Arcadia Foundation. The Addison-Penzak JCC is proud to be a part of the Koret Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood. The JCC is also generously supported by the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and by the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and other generous supporters.

The Addison-Penzak JCC is proud to be a part of the Koret Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood. The JCC is also generously supported by the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and by Jewish Silicon Valley and other generous supporters.