Sunday Brunch

The Silicon Valley Holocaust Survivors Association gathers the second Sunday of each month for a bagel brunch. You don’t have to be a survivor of the Shoah (Holocaust) to join this group. We are open and inclusive to everyone who is interested in our group and the speakers and programs we offer. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested, and bringing food to share is always appreciated. Unless otherwise noted, brunches will be held on selected Sundays from 10:30am-1:00pm, at the JCC in the Adult Lounge on the second floor. For more information, contact Cherie Ravel at [email protected] or 408.357.7462.

Upcoming brunch dates:


Sunday, November 11
Harvey Gotliffe, a journalism professor emeritus at San Jose State University, will lecture on “Holocaust Denial on University Campuses.” Teachers are invited to bring their students to be part of this conversation.

Sunday, December 9
Hanukkah Celebration with latkes and applesauce and a special candle lighting program written by one of our founding members. We’ll be joined by young Bar/Bat Mitzvah students and their families. Always a festive time with plenty of learning and sharing.

January, February, March, April
Dates & topics TBA

Sunday, May 5
Professor Ariel Burger will discuss his book Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom. Burger was Wiesel’s teaching assistant for many years and is a rabbi, teacher, artist and lecturer.








The APJCC is proud to be a part of the Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood, co-funded by the Koret Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and supported further by the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and other generous supporters.