Jewbilee! A Day of Jewish Learning

Thank you to all our presenters, volunteers, and everyone who attended Jewbilee.  See you all next year!


Jewbilee is an annual event at the JCC. It's a full afternoon of classes, workshops, and performances for all ages. The afternoon is divided into sessions, with many classes, workshops and performances happening simultaneously during each session. You choose what you want to do.



Here is a sneak peek of some of the session topics:

  • A discussion of Michael Chabon's new novel Moonglow, the New York Times book of the year. 
  • A screening of the Academy Award-winning documentary Strangers No More about an extraordinary school in Tel-Aviv, where tolerance isn't just part of the curriculum but a way of life. 
  • The keynote talk and dinner: Darren Kleinberg will discuss his new book Hybrid Judaism.


Advance tickets are $12 (JCC members, students, and seniors $8) till January 20th. After that date General Admission tickets are $15 (JCC members, students and seniors $10).


The Jewbilee Cafe will open at 12:30pm and will be in the Gymnasium.  Food provided by Dina’s Catering which is Glatt Kosher and works under the supervision of the Vaad Hakashrus of Northern California. 


Yogurt Assortment

Green Mix Salad -  Cherry Tomato, Sugar Snap Peas, Shredded Carrots with White Wine Vinaigrette

Potato Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad

Sandwich Platter Tuna Sandwich Veggie & Cheese Sandwich

Dolma Platter

Rice and Herbs Caprese Skewers -  Mozzarella, Cherry Tomato and Basil with Balsamic Reduction Hummus With Pita Chips

Borekas Puff Pastry with Potato/Mushroom

Brownies  Chocolate Ganache

The Jewbilee Ideal

The Jewbilee ideal is that the entire Jewish community can come together for a day under one roof, despite our many differences, and celebrate being Jewish and what that means to each of us. Through a diverse program lineup--including rabbis from all denominations, professors from various Bay Area colleges and universities, students, teachers, artists, cooks and performers--our goal is to present a diversity of Jewish beliefs, political orientations, cultures and experiences. Jewbilee is a day to try on a different Jewish hat; a new idea, a new practice, a new conversation.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Jewbilee Jewish Day of Learning is made possible, in part, by the Corporate Alliance sponsorships of Belmont Village Senior Living, Family Matters In-Home Care, and Los Gatos Memorial Park & Darling-Fischer. 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. 

Childcare and Club J

The JCC will be providing complimentary childcare for Jewbilee for up to 2 hours.  (This is by reservation only, please send an email to jewbilee@apjcc.org with your child's name, age, and time they will be in childcare.

Club J will be open for our Kid's Course, we will be having a number of kids friendly classes and activities (For drop off childcare this is by reservation only, please send an email to jewbilee@apjcc.org with your child's name, age, and time they will be in Club J).  Parents can feel free to attend the classes as well (If an adult attends with the child a reservation is not necessary).

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