PROGRAMS FOR RUSSIAN SPEAKERS

 

От Сиона до Силикона: Russian Jews of Silicon Valley

Our Russian Language programming is run by Rabbi Ilana Baird. Rabbi Ilana has served communities in Russia, Germany, Israel, and the United States.  She founded a liberal synagogue in Haifa and is a graduate of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s Israeli Rabbinical Seminary program. You can reach her at [email protected].

Upcoming Events

Golden Adele: A Story of a Masterpiece
Золотая Адель. История шедевра

Date: Thursday, April 12
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Cost: $15 (seniors $10)

Художник – эстет, творец эпохи модерна Густав Климт создал неповторимый декоративный стиль. Работы Густава Климта всегда узнаваемы. Он стал одним из основателей Венского Сецессиона. Исключительная индивидуальность его стиля, ювелирность созданной им визуальной эстетики помогли созданию неповторимых женских образов. Творчеству Густава Климта, удивительной и трагической истории одного из его шедевров будет посвящена эта лекция.
Прочтет лекцию искусствовед Мила Ильина

Movie Club with Boris Vladimirsky
Киноклуб с Борисом Владимирским>

Dates: Sunday, April 29
Time: 2:00-4:30pm
Location:  JCC Adult Lounge (2nd floor)
Вторая встреча посвящается жизни и творчеству Чарли Чаплина. Об этом гении кинематографа созданы фильмы, написаны книги. И если их авторы сходятся в
высокой оценке его творчества, оценка его ЛИЧНОСТИ достаточно противоречива — от
безоговорочного восхищения до, порой, весьма серьезной критики. На этой встрече мы посмотрим и обсудим новый фильм историка кино Владимира Иванова «ЧАРЛИ ЧАПЛИН. ВОПРОСЫ БЕЗ ОТВЕТОВ» о еврейских корнях Чаплина, его семье и друзьях, среди которых были писатели Лион Фейхтвангер и Теодор Драйзер, драматург Бертольд Брехт и Соломон Михоэлс. Продолжительность фильма 1 час 25 мин.

Save the Date

Shavuot Family Camping for Russian-Speaking Families!

Date: Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20

Location: Monte Toyon Camp and Conference Center-Aptos, 220 Cloister Ln., Aptos, CA 95003

Our THIRD (!) CAMPING for HEDER and Club Noar families and the rest of the Russian-Speaking Jewish Community is now ANNOUNCED! And we are going to celebrate the night of Shavuot together!!!

This time we are partnering up with Russian-Speaking Jews of the Federation of San Francisco based Jewish Community Federation and PJ Library programming.
Get ready for music, dancing, art, bonfire, delicious s’mores, stories, games, rock climbing and so much more!
Package includes one night and three meals.
Cary Lodge – a beautiful two-story building, offers overnight accommodations in three or four-person rooms. Restroom facilities are on each floor.
Food is kosher-style and delicious!

For any questions please email [email protected]

 

Ongoing Classes

HEDER, for children 4-9 years old

HEDER – (Hebrew Educational Extracurricular program for Russian-speaking kids) is a program designed to acquaint your children with the Jewish Culture and the Hebrew Language in an engaging learn-through-play format. The program is intended for children aged 4 -9 (split into two age groups 4-6 and 7-9) and will be conducted in Russian. Each meeting will be broken down into sections. We welcome, and encourage, parents to volunteer.  Additionally, as part of our program, we will celebrate Shabbat and Holidays together, inviting the community to join us in the festivities.Dates: Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 5, Dec 10, Jan 21, Feb 11, March 18 (at Egyptian Museum in San Jose), April 22, and May 6
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Club Noar — our youth club for children ages 10 to 12

Children from Russian-speaking Jewish families will get together and will have interesting discussions, debates, various projects and lots of fun. The program is held in English. The program is led by Rabbi Ilana Baird.
Dates: Sept 10, Oct 8 (time 12:00-2:30pm), Nov 5 (time TBD), Dec 10, Jan 21, Feb 4, March 18, April 22, May 6, and June 3
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm unless otherwise noted.  Drop-ins welcome! For more information email Rabbi Ilana Baird at [email protected].
By becoming HEDER and Club Noar members, you will have discounted rates to our family events: Holiday Celebrations, Family Camps and Activities, and Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival.

Weekly Torah Study in Russian

Tuesdays from 10:00am-11:30am
Come drink tea and enjoy learning Torah with Rabbi Ilana Baird.  All ages and knowledge backgrounds are welcome.

Еженедельная группа изучения Торы с р. Иланой. Присоединяйтесь в любой момент. Тора, чай и беседа с приятными людьми.

Cost: FREE

Facebook Group

Please join our Facebook group “От Сиона до Силикона” and “Jewish Programs for Russian-Speaking Community

Thank You To Our Sponsors and For Your Generous Donations

Russian-Speaking Jewish programs at the APJCC are supported by The Jewish Education Project, with generous funding from the Genesis Philanthropy Group; Jewish Peoplehood Initiative support by Koret Foundation, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley; Gibor (Hero) support by Eugene Fooksman; Halutz (Pioneer) by an Anonymous Donor, Vlad & Lilia Gorshteyn/All Seasons Roofing & Waterproofing, Valeria Simets & Leonid Rabinovich, and Lisa & Nate Stein; Gomel Chesed (Benefactor) by Irene Karbelashvili/All Access Law Group, and Anna Slutsky/Alain Pinel Realtors; Manheig (Leader) by Marina Salzman/Encore Travel; and Tomech (Sustainer) by Rabbi Ilana and David Baird, Liya & Robert Butin, Felix & Irene Sukhovitsky, and Veksler Academy of Music & Dance.

To become a supporter of Russian-speaking Jewish programs at the JCC, go to our Donations page.