Programs for Russian Speakers
От Сиона до Силикона: Russian Jews of Silicon Valley
Our Russian Language programming is run by Rabbi Ilana Baird. Rabbi Ilana has served communities in Russia, Germany, Israel, and the United States. She founded a liberal synagogue in Haifa and is a graduate of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s Israeli Rabbinical Seminary program. You can reach her at RabbiIlana@apjcc.org.
Torah Study in Russian
Every Tuesday, 10:00am-11:30am (No class February 2nd)
Come drink tea and enjoy learning Torah with Rabbi Ilana Baird. All ages and knowledge backgrounds are welcome. In Activity Room B at the JCC. Free!
Еженедельная группа изучения Торы с р. Иланой. Присоединяйтесь в любой момент. Тора, чай и беседа с приятными людьми.
HEDER, for children 4-9 years old
HEDER - (Hebrew Educational Extracurricular program for Russian speaking kids) is a program designed to acquaint your children with the Jewish Culture and the Hebrew Language in an engaging learn-through-play format. The program is intended for children aged 4 -9 (split into two age groups 4-6 and 7-9) and will be conducted in Russian. Each meeting will be broken down into two sections. Approximately 40 minutes of Jewish studies will be followed by 45 minutes of arts and crafts in the context of the lesson. We welcome, and encourage, parents to volunteer. Come forth with your creative fun ideas for projects and activities! Additionally, as part of our program, we will celebrate Shabbat and Holidays together, inviting the community to join us in the festivities.
The cost for the entire year of HEDER is $135/year for the first child and $15 for each additional child.
The next meeting of HEDER is Sunday, February 21st, from 10:00am-11:30am. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Children from Russian speaking Jewish families will get together and will have interesting discussions, debates, various projects and lots of fun. The program is held in English. The program is led by Rabbi Ilana Baird and Diana Alper.
Tuesday, February 2nd, 7:00pm
20 Cherry Blossom Ln, Los Gatos
1077 Independence Ave, Mountain View
Saturday, February 13th, 9:30am
Congregation Beth David
19700 Prospect Rd, Saratoga
Rabbi Ilana Baird leads a monthly discussion in Russian as part of Congregation Beth David's Netivot Haneshemah: Pathways of the Soul lecture series. Join us for our personal exploration of Jewish prayer and learning occurring in tandem with the congregation's traditional Shabbat morning service.
David Kadosh is Executive Director Western Region of the Zionist Organization of America. He will be talking about the Zionist Movement as well as teaching Krav Maga, a self-defense system developed for the Israel Defense Forces that consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from aikido, judo, boxing and wrestling along with realistic fight training.
These programs are also made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, and a Corporate Alliance sponsorship by Anna Slutsky/Alain Pinel Realtors and Marina Salzman/Encore Travel.
The APJCC is proud to be a part of the Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood, co-funded by the Koret Foundation, the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, and donors like you.
Photos of Past Events:
June 15, 2014: Hike and Learn Father's Day
August 5, 2014: Tisha B'Av
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