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Jewbilee is an annual celebration of Jewish learning. The afternoon is divided into sessions, with many classes, workshops and performances happening simultaneously during each session. YOU choose what you want to do. Hundreds of participants, and dozens of teachers, artists, educators, speakers, and performers. New this year, we have a “Kids Jewbilee” program too!
Jewbilee’s theme this year is “Food for Thought,” focusing on many aspects of Jewish food. The keynote address will feature Nigel Savage, founder of Hazon, the leading Jewish organization working on environmental sustainability. We’re also excited to announce that Lehrhaus Judaica will present classes with renowned scholars, including Professor Danny Matt, the prominent translator and commentator on the Zohar, a classic of Jewish mysticism. We’ve added a Kids Jewbilee program for grades K-5, which will focus on food and farm activities in collaboration with the JCC Youth Department. For 6th-12th graders, BBYO will lead a series of classes and workshops. Adults can participate in a pickling workshop, a challah making workshop, and a wine making activity. All ages are invited to watch the “Chopped Liver” cooking challenge with chefs from the community (they’re not really making chopped liver, it’s a Jewish spin on the popular cooking show “Chopped”). The day ends with a reception with beer, wine, and delicious food catered by L’Chaim Foods. We are excited to partner with Hazon, Ma’alot Farms, Lehrhaus Judaica, BBYO, High Ground Organics, L’Chaim Foods, Veggielution, and WZO-Department of Diaspora Activities to create this day of fun, food, and thought. Please join us!
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. (Discount price for students, seniors, and JCC members: $8 in advance, $12 at the door.)
Please note: If you would like to attend the pickle-making or challah-making workshop, you must buy your ticket online in advance and pay an additional $5 materials fee. You’ll see this as an option when you’re purchasing your ticket online. After you select the number of tickets you want and click the “Checkout” button, you’ll see an online form where you fill out your contact information. At the bottom of that form, you’ll be offered the option of signing up for pickle-making or challah-making. (Both workshops are held at the same time, so you can only attend one or the other — pickles or challah, but not both.)
For more information, contact [email protected].
Thank you to our event partner, Lehrhaus Judaica.
Jewbilee Day of Jewish Learning is made possible, in part, by the Corporate Alliance sponsorships of Belmont Village Senior Living, Family Matters In-Home Care, Los Gatos Memorial Park & Darling Fischer, and Werba Rubin Papier Wealth Management. 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.