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

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

Upcoming Programs

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

Sunday, November 14 | 8:30-10:00pm

Это мероприятие стало возможным при поддержке фонда Limmud FSU Labs , Генезис, а также семейного фонда Фуксманов. Спасибо им большое!

Tel-Aviv Pantheon, tour guide

Monthly, on Sundays | 1:00-2:00pm

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Let’s create fun Jewish experiences together! We are inviting the whole family – parents with children – to participate in our exciting workshops!
We will be cooking, felting, touring museums, and creating family stories!

This program has two age groups for children: 3-6 years old and 7-10 years old.

To reserve your spot, email

Cost – $200 per child and $180 per sibling for the entire year!

October 31
November 14
December 5 – Hanukkah at the Museum
January 16
February 13
March 6
April 10
May 15
June – TBD

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Monthly, starting Sunday, October 17 | 4:00-5:00pm

Club Mitzvah (for children ages 10-14) is back in person! We are going to have a series of Jewish hands-on workshops, creating one-of-a-kind Jewish art objects, learning new skills, and acquiring new knowledge!

October 17, 4:00pm
November 14, 5:00pm
December 5, 5:00pm – Hanukkah celebration
January 16
February 13
March 6
April 10
May 15
June – TBD

Cost: $200 for entire school year.  If you’re having financial difficulties, please let us know – scholarships are available based on your financial situation.


For more information, contact

“Почти Шаббат”: Тора с раби Иланой
Fridays | 11:00am-12:15pm
*No meeting Friday, November 19

Каждую неделю (за некоторыми исключениями) по пятницам, мы приглашаем вас в нашу маленькую, но теплую компанию для чтения и изучения самого большого бестселлера всех времен – Торы.
Мы будем собираться в большом зале, чтобы все могли устроиться безопасно и комфортно, с дистанцией и в масках, но тем не менее – это возможность встретиться и пообщаться. Изучение Торы – это не только очень интересное интеллектуальное занятие, но и МИЦВА (заповедь, благое дело).
Встречая Шаббат чуть позднее, в пятницу вечером, мы уже будем знать что будут читать на этой неделе во всех синагогах мира.
Присоединяйтесь! Бесплатно и с радостью примем новых людей в нашу группу.

Thank You To Our Sponsors and For Your Generous Donations

Russian-Speaking Jewish programs at the APJCC are funded by the Genesis Philanthropy Group and supported by The Jewish Federations of North America. We are also grateful for support at the Gibor (Hero) level by Fooksman Family Foundation; 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/Compass; 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. 

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

To become a supporter of Russian-speaking Jewish programs at the APJCC, go to the Jewish Silicon Valley Donations page.