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, July 8
Claims Conference update from Jewish Family Services’ Galina Chyorny and Lisa Wagner.

Sunday, August 12
Carrie Zeidman, author and artist, will discuss her book, The Ghost Project. A graphic artist for 25 years, Carrie’s focus is digital art. In 2012 she was named Cupertino’s Distinguished Artist of the year for her unique style. The Ghost Project is the result of a visit to several Holocaust sites in Poland.

Sunday, September 16
Between the High Holy Days, is a visit with the JCC’s Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia. Join us for a lox and bagel brunch, and an opportunity to reflect on the past year and look forward.

Sunday, October 14
Edgar Feuchtwanger grew up in Munich near the private residence of Adolf Hitler. In 2012 he co-authored a book with French journalist Bertil Sali, describing his childhood brushes with Hitler. The book was published in English in the US in 2017 as Hitler, My Neighbor.

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.






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.