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

For any questions please email [email protected]

Shavuot Family Picnic

For families with children in the Heder or Club Noar programs.
Date and Time: Sunday, June 3, 10:00am-12:00 noon
Давайте отпразднуем вместе окончание учебного года, праздник Шавуот, успех, новые и старые знакомства!
Ждем всех на пикник!
Mы будем играть, творить, танцевать, есть и многое другое!
Семьи HEDER и Club Noar, приглашайте своих друзей!
Будут сюрпризы! Лотерея, танцы, Tai Chi, фэйспейнтинг, игры для детей и т.д.
Потлак – в духе праздника Шавуот – молочно-вегетарианский!
RSVP – [email protected]
The picnic is FREE, but please give generous donation for our RSJ programs:
https://apjcc.org/donate/ Please indicate Russian Speaking Jewish Programs! Thank you!

Notes by the Bay – Musical Journey for Young People with Hannah Tarley

Date and Time: Sunday, July 1, 3:00-4:30pm
We are invited to “Notes By The Bay Music Festival” with internationally acclaimed violinist Hannah Tarley! Music, poetry, art (and a couple surprises)! Ensemble playing, violin, and talented kids! This event is open to the whole community FREE of charge. Any donation will be greatly appreciated!
This event is supported by The Jewish Education Project, with generous funding from the Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Concert

Приглашаем вас на уникальный концерт Александра Городницкого “Мою маму зовут Рахиль”

Date and Time: Monday, July 2, 7:00-9:00pm
Александр Городницкий – один из основоположников жанра авторской песни в России. Песни Александра Городницкого, написанные в дальних океанских плаваниях и в экспедициях на Крайнем Севере, давно стали народными.
Стихи и песни Александра Городницкого переведены на языки многих народов мира, включены в школьные программы. Его творчеству посвящены многочисленные научные статьи, кандидатские и докторские диссертации. Песня Александра Городницкого «Атланты держат небо» является неофициальным гимном Санкт-Петербурга.
Концерт Городницкого – это замечательный подарок всей нашей общине! Это единственный концерт в Bay Area, который будет посвящен еврейской тематике в творчестве Городницкого. Пригласите своих родителей, своих родных и друзей!
Это мероприятие стало возможным благодаря фестевалю “ПОЛУОСТРОВ”, гостем которого является Александр Городницкий.
За информацией о билетах обращаться по телефону:
650-2484828 – Гриша Котляp
RSVP – [email protected]
408-3577528 – р. Илана Берд
Cost is $30
Мы открываем двери для всех желающих!
Ждем вас с нетерпением!

 

We are invited…
Илья Аксельрод.
Russian Israeli Stand-up Night

Date and Time: Friday, June 1, 7:30-9:30pm
1 июня в клубе “Самовар” выступит популярный stand-up comedian из Израиля Илья Аксельрод.
Вот что вам интересно будет узнать об Илье:
– Илья руководит израильским Comedy Club;
– артист дважды становился победителем шоу «Рассмеши комика», в том числе выиграл максимальный приз в супер-игре;
– Илья Аксельрод был финалистом Камеди Баттл.
Билеты – https://samovar.ticketleap.com/aks/

 

 

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 (Please note: there will be no Torah Study on May 1; and the Torah Study on May 8 will start half an hour late, at 10:30am.)
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.