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8 Days of Virtual Hanukkah

December 10-18
Several South Bay Jewish organizations have come together to offer you 8 nights and days of virtual Hanukkah. There are some drive-through events too. It’s all free and open to the public. Get the details at

TACHLES: Hebrew Classes Online

Wednesdays, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16, 12/23, from 10:00-11:00am

Join us for free online practical Hebrew series: TACHLES! A fresh approach to Hebrew and Israeli culture. For adults, intermediate level. Free. Presented by The Department for Diaspora Affairs of World Zionist Organization & The Canadian Zionist Federation.
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Silicon Valley Intro to Judaism

Tuesdays, October 27, 2020 through May 4, 2021

An overview of the Jewish life-cycle, holidays, and ritual. During the course of the year, students will gain an understanding of Jewish belief, history and calendar and gain exposure to important Jewish books including the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud. Each session includes thirty minutes of Hebrew instruction. This year’s class will be presented on Zoom.

Instructors: Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia of the APJCC, Rabbi Jaymee Alpert of Congregation Beth David, Rabbi Melanie Aron of Congregation Shir Hadash, Rabbi Josh Berkenwald of Congregation Sinai, and Rabbi Dana Magat of Temple Emanu-El.

Register here.

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Duties of the Heart

Drop in online to study Duties of the Heart, a guide to developing one’s inner spiritual life, written by 11th-century rabbi and philosopher Bachya ibn Pakuda. No experience or specialized knowledge necessary. With Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia.

This is a free, drop-in class.

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Dates: Every Wednesday
Time: 9:00-9:45am
Fee: Free

Classic Jewish Texts

Rabbi Joey Felsen of the Jewish Study Network guides you through the early rabbinic classic Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers). No Hebrew necessary.

Dates: Every Tuesday
Time: 9:30-11:00am
Fee: Free
Zoom Link: Please email for the link.

This class normally meets at the JCC, but while the JCC is closed, Rabbi Felsen is continuing the class on Zoom. Zoom is a live video streaming service that you can access for free. Just click the link for your class. It’s pretty user-friendly, but if you need help please click here for an online tutorial or click here for a helpful video that shows you exactly what to do.

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Israeli Programs

For information on virtual programs for the Israeli community at the JCC, contact Shavit Kaner Levinson at For information about the Beged Kefet after-school Hebrew language program, see our Israeli Programs page.

Russian Programs

For information on virtual programs for the Russian-speaking community at the JCC, contact Rabbi Ilana Baird at


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

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