ARTS, CULTURE & CONVERSATIONS

Stay engaged in our community! These virtual classes, gatherings, and conversations will keep you learning, growing, and thriving.

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

Times listed are Pacific Time.

Virtual Photography Exhibition, March 1-May 1, 2021

Click here to view the exhibit, presented in partnership with the Los Gatos-Saratoga Camera Club.

 

“Broadway: The Great Jewish Way!” is a tribute to Jewish Broadway composers performed by soprano Anat Baird. Join this musical journey through the decades of Broadway history from George Gershwin to Stephen Schwartz. Experience Broadway through the Jewish lens.

Anat Baird is a 20 year old vocalist from the South Bay in California. She fell in love performing musically on stage in front of an audience from an early age. She is a student at West Valley College, and most recently, has been in their “Into The Woods” production as Little Red. Anat is a vocal teacher for many aspiring young singers preparing for their own school musicals.

For more information, contact mayat@jvalley.org.

REGISTER HERE

DAY DATE TIME FEE
Thursday March 11 5:00-6:00pm Free

The Exhibit:
The Los Gatos-Saratoga Camera Club is a group of beginning, intermediate and advanced photographers who collaborate on photos, ideas, critiques and techniques. The club holds monthly competitions with independent judges contributing tips on improving photographs. Guest lecturers present programs on equipment, photoshop, light room, and capturing images in some of the worlds most iconic locations. This exhibit contains examples of some of the best photographs of the participating members. There are travel, landscape, architectural, photo journal and creative photos. In particular there is a special section containing black and white photos and another special section with examples of creative photos which many of the members excel in.

The Reception:
The reception is open to members of the LGSCC, JCC, and their guests. Join us to meet the artists and for an interactive guided Zoom tour of more than 100 outstanding images covering subjects of architecture, travel, people, nature, photojournalism, and unique creative photography.

REGISTER HERE

For more info, contact mayat@jvalley.org.

Sponsored by the Los Gatos-Saratoga Camera Club

DAY DATE TIME FEE
Sunday March 14 4:00-5:30pm Free

You’re invited to a virtual discussion with Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Jewish mother, author, co-founder and national brand ambassador of OPI nail lacquer.

For more information, contact trista@jvalley.org.

REGISTER HERE

DAY DATE TIME FEE
Sunday March 14 2:00-3:00pm Free

Celebrate the extraordinary presence of Jews in China via Zoom! Through lively stories, photos, videos and music, Robin Helzner shares an irresistible enthusiasm for both the ancient and modern Jewish communities of Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Kaifeng.

Robyn Helzner radiates a passion for Jewish music and culture. A stunning vocalist and vivid storyteller, her concerts and recordings are acclaimed worldwide.

For more information, contact mayat@jvalley.org

REGISTER HERE

This event is jointly organized by Congregation Beth David, Congregation Shir Hadash, Congregation Sinai, Temple Emanu-El, and Jewish Silicon Valley.

DAY DATE TIME FEE
Tuesday March 16 2:00-3:00pm Free

The JCC offers a wide variety of Jewish life and learning programs online. For details, please see the Jewish Adult Education page.

The JCC offers a wide variety of Older Adult programs online. For details, please see the Healthy Aging page.

March 1 – Argentina Overview & History
Start our journeys with an introduction to the country and then some history about its capital city; a rich melting pot of international cultures that has created the vibrant city it is today. Seeing a few of the iconic sites – such as the country’s Main Square and Evita Peron’s famous “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” balcony – in the city center is a perfect way to begin!

March 8 – Northern Neighborhoods: Recoleta, Palermo, Retiro & More
Visit “the French side” of the city with its posh, old-money building, lush parks & gardens, including one of the world’s most beautiful rose gardens. Even the famous cemetery of the district is fashionable! Then explore a charming, upscale, but artsy quarter.

March 15 – Southern Sections: San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero & More
Take a virtual stroll around “the Italian side” from the magical, cobblestone streets of its old town to the charming & colorful tin tenement houses of La Boca, both sharply contrasted by the city’s newest, most modern quarter.

March 22 – Cultural Highlights: Food, Dance & Art
Get a delicious perspective on the capital via today’s exploration of local culinary specialties. Then, learn about the famous and ubiquitous “Dance of Hugs.” Finally, take a short visit to the city’s Fine Arts Museum for a peek at some of its treasures.

REGISTER HERE

For more info, contact cherie@jvalley.org.

Offered in partnership with the Osher Marin JCC & National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance.

Bubbles & Bites – Part II: Sparkling & Cheeses

Sunday, February 28 | 2:00-3:15pm

Let our curated collection of treats be delivered right to your door, then join culinary host James Sokol for the second event in our special trio-series of tastings – Bubbles & Bites – each featuring a different sparkling wine from an award-winning vintner and a perfect food pairing. Tickets starting at $15.

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Bubbles & Bites – Part III: Sparkling & Chips

Sunday, March 7 | 2:00-3:30pm

Let our curated collection of treats be delivered right to your door, then join culinary host James Sokol for the finale of our special trio-series of tastings – Bubbles & Bites – each featuring a different sparkling wine from an award-winning vintner and a perfect food pairing. Tickets range between $15-$110.

REGISTER HERE


Rituals Reubens

Sunday, March 14 | 12:00-1:30pm

Let us deliver a kit of goodies to your doorstep, then join us on Zoom for a journey “back to the days” of an almost ritual lunch at the local Jewish deli with a big Reuben. Since Zingerman’s Deli first opened their doors in 1982, their most popular sandwich has been the Reuben. People line up around the block for the massive sandwich from this famous deli. They’ve been lauded as one of the best sandwiches available anywhere. Tickets range between $15-$200.

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Valley Ford Cheese

Sunday, March 21 | 3:00-4:30pm

Located on the rural coast of California’s Sonoma County, Valley Ford Cheese & Creamery produces award-winning, handcrafted, Italian-style artisan cheeses made from 100% Jersey cows milk. Never treated with growth hormones or antibiotics, the cows have access to pasture on certified organic land 365 days a year.

Karen Bianchi-Moreda and her son Joe Moreda, Jr. are the 4th and 5th generations to be involved in the dairy industry. Karen grew up on her family’s dairy farm and in 2008 began exploring ways to carve her own niche in the industry.

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For more info, contact cherie@jvalley.org.

Offered in partnership with the Osher Marin JCC & National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance.

Learn to paint in watercolor from instructor John Giannotti, former president of the Los Gatos Art Association and accomplished painter. Class size is a minimum of 8 and limited to 12 students. The class will be online using Zoom.

*Class fee does not include materials. A list of materials that could be purchased online will be sent to the participants.

For more information, contact Maya Tripp at mayat@jvalley.org.

*CLASS FULL: To add yourself to the waitlist, please contact mayat@jvalley.org.

DAY DATES TIME FEE
Monday January 25 – April 26 5:00-6:30pm $216

All APJCC programming for older adults is made possible, in part,  by a  generous grant from The Myra Reinhard Family Foundation. Continued Learning programs for older adults are made possible, in part, by the Corporate Alliance sponsorship of  Los Gatos Memorial Park & Darling-Fischer. All Cultural Arts programs at the APJCC are made possible, in part, by generous contributions from Doris & Rick z”l Davis, and an Anonymous Donor.