Wednesday evenings: 8-9:15 p.m. teaching; requests until 11:30 p.m. $6. Dance parties every fifth week.
Arts, Entertainment & Judaica
Israeli folk dance class for fun and exercise. Meets Thursdays from 1:30- 4pm.
Welcoming group, varying skill levels, lots of fun. Every other Wednesday, 7 p.m. to whenever the dancers stop. Call or check BethAmiSR.org for dates.
Meets Mondays beginning at 7:30 p.m.; lessons for beginners, intermediate/advanced and recreational dancing. First visit is FREE! Call or email before coming to check scheduling.
Meets Thursdays: 8 pm. $9 general, $6 students.
Israeli folk dance party meets second Saturday of the month currently on zoom. Warm-up and beginners' session at 7:30 p.m. followed by open dance party until 11:30 p.m. Information on Facebook.
Israeli folk dance class, all ages/levels. Teachers: Udy and Ori Gold. Beginners: 8 p.m.-8:45 p.m.--basic Israeli dance steps & beginner dances. Requests: 8:45-11 p.m. Adults $8, students $5. Currently on zoom.
Genealogy & History
Highlights contributions of Jews to region; commissioned two books “Under the Vine and the Fig Tree” by Lin Weber and “The Jews of Napa Valley” by Donna Mendelsohn and Henry Michalski.
Speaker programs via Zoom. Plan to return to regular schedule of in-person programs, alternating between San Francisco, Palo Alto and Oakland, with online option. ZichronNote, a quarterly journal, in print and electronically.
Judaica, Gifts & Books
Judaica can also be found at gift shops in synagogues and JCCs.
Beautiful Judaica; knowledgeable, friendly staff; works by local and Israeli artists, Fair Trade Judaica products, large selection of tallits, ritual and holiday items, books and jewelry; all affiliations welcome.
Largest selection of Judaica in Contra Costa County. Gift shop is member-run store featuring items of Judaica for every day, Shabbat, holidays and special celebrations.
Easy-to-build sukkah kits for your Sukkot celebration. Everything from small sukkot for an apartment or small house to huge custom sukkot for large events. Online at www.sukkot.com
Custom ketubot (all flavors), symbolic papercuts and paper sculpture, Hebrew and English calligraphy, invitations and whimsical illustration. Commissioned pieces welcome for all occasions.
Art, jewelry, tallitot, ketubot, books, cards, kiddush cups, menorahs, mezuzot, holiday items, music, toys, Ahava products. Challah on Fridays. Rent chuppahs and Israeli cell phones.
Museums & Galleries
Collection of Judaica includes ritual objects, works on paper, sculpture, stained glass, poster art, displays of Jewish holiday celebrations and special exhibits.
Remarkably diverse archive, library and museum holdings include art, objects, texts, music, and historical documents about Jews in the global diaspora and the American West. Reopening in September 2021.
Rotating art and photography exhibits celebrating Jewish life. Free exhibit openings with artist receptions.
Innovative collection of art exhibits and receptions, welcoming local and national artists to the Oshman Family JCC for their work to be enjoyed by all.
Award-winning gallery showcases works of talented Jewish artists from around the world and presents exhibits that explore Jewish values, themes and ideas.
Gallery featuring local, national and Israeli artists and traveling exhibits of Judaica, often accompanied by lectures by the featured artist.
Exhibits of works from the synagogue's Judaica and archive collections, student and staff art, and local Jewish artists. Please call for tours.
Rotating exhibition gallery focusing on art and culture, plus guided tours, lectures and artist events.
Presents dynamic exhibitions and educational programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art and ideas.
Music & Choruses
Sings and performs Jewish folk, liturgical and modern songs in Hebrew, Ladino and Yiddish. New singers are always welcome. Sight-reading skill helpful but not required.
Chorale's primary mission is community outreach, bringing Jewish music--classic to contemporary--to senior facilities. Meets 7 p.m. Mondays.
Yiddish, some Hebrew, Ladino, Russian, English songs. Adult group meets online during pandemic, then at Palo Alto synagogue after pandemic at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Email for schedule.
Over 90 years of singing and performing primarily Yiddish folk music; also Ladino, Hebrew and Russian songs. Meets in San Francisco on Tuesday nights. All are welcome. (during pandemic, meeting on Zoom)
Arts and culture programming features music, film and literary events. Public programs designed in partnership with guest curators and local artists.
Year-round performances featuring singer-songwriters, concerts, eclectic music, conversations with authors; spotlights up-and-coming performers. Summer evening outdoor concerts.
Theater's mission is to celebrate the diversity and heritage of both Jewish American and Israeli culture through entertaining and thought-provoking live performances.
Thought-provoking lecture series, award-winning art gallery, concerts, author readings, renowned performers, cultural events, and much more.
Arts venue featuring internationally acclaimed performers and authors in stimulating season of music, drama, dance, lectures, and art.
Enlightening lectures and conversations with ground-breaking thought leaders and intellectuals, star chefs and food mavens, up-and-coming authors, film and TV makers whose ideas are reshaping our world.
Recognizes distinguished achievement of Northern California Jewish sports figures. Provides support for Jewish athletes in need; places books on Jewish sports history in libraries; facilitates Jewish Heritage Nights with local professional teams.
Connect with Yiddish culture: website includes searchable database of events online and all over Northern California, Bay Area resources including klezmer bands. Free monthly e-newsletter.
Yiddish website, international Anglo-Yiddish newsletter, register and attend Fishl's international Yiddish Zoom Group.