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]

Art Reception

Sunday, July 22, 3:00pm – Art Reception at the JCC with artist Elvira Dayel and Guided Tour of art exhibition, in Russian.

Workshop with Psychologist Irina Zingerman

Sunday, August 5, 12:00-6:00pm – Workshop with psychologist Irina Zingerman:
“Сновидения, хронические симптомы и наследственность”

Семинар проводит Ирина Зингерман — кандидат психологических наук, дипломированный специалист по процессуально-ориентированной психологии (диплом международной школы Портленда, Орегон), учредитель и член совета организации “Профессиональное Процессуальное сообщество”, сертифицированный трансперсональный психотерапевт Европейского Реестра EUROTAS.

Стоимость оплаты до 28/07/2018 — $50
Стоимость с 29/07 до 04/08 — $55
Стоимость оплаты 05/08 — $65

Онлайн-оплата принимается на сайте через банковские карты и PayPal

Movie Club

Sunday, August 26,  3:00-6:00pm – Movie Club with Boris Vladimirsky

Rosh Hashanah Family Celebration

Sunday, September 9, 10:00am – Rosh Hashanah Family Celebration

Yom Kippur Study Session

Wednesday, September 19, 11:30am-3:00pm
Yom Kippur study session with Elena Zusmanovich and Rabbi Ilana Baird. Location – Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga.


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.

Sunday, August 26, 10:00am – HEDER – Meet and Greet for parents

Dates: Dates for this fall will be September 30, October 14, November 11, and December 2. Spring 2019 dates coming soon.
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.

Sunday, August 26, 11:00am – Club Noar Meet and Greet for parents

Dates: Dates for this fall will be September 30, October 14, November 11, and December 2. Spring 2019 dates coming soon.
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 . On hiatus for the summer. Torah Study class (Каникулы до 4 сентября) will resume on Tuesday, September 4.
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.