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.

Ongoing Classes

Weekly Torah Study in Russian
Tuesdays May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, 10:00am-11:30am  
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.

Club Noar --our youth club for children from 10 to 12 years old.
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.
The cost for the entire year of Club Noar is $135/year for the first pre-teen and $15 for each additional pre-teen.


Upcoming Programs

Daniel Kluger: Up Close and Personal!
Saturday, May 14th, 6:00pm 
Cost: $20
RSJ Family Camping: A New Tradition in the Making
Saturday, May 21st - Sunday, May 22nd
Please make your reservations here.  
If you have any questions, please contact yulianna@apjcc.org
We are thrilled to announce our very first camping event for our HEDER and Club Noar families, as well as, the rest of Russian Speaking Jewish Community!  Get ready for music, dancing, art, Lag BaOmer bonfire, delicious s'mores and so much more!  Food is included in the pricing: lunch, dinner and breakfast the following day.

Thank you to our sponsors and for your generous donations 
Russian-Speaking Jewish Programs at the APJCC are underwritten through a generous grant from the Genesis Philanthropy Group. Genesis Philanthropy Group is committed to supporting and launching projects, programming, and institutions that are focused on ensuring that Jewish culture, heritage, and values are preserved in Russian-Speaking Jewish communities across the globe.  

These programs are also made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley; Gibor (Hero) level support by Eugene Fooksman; Boneh (Builder) level support by Lilia & Vlad Gorshteyn and Valeria Simets & Leonid Rabinovich; and Corporate Alliance sponsorships from Anna Slutsky/Alain Pinel Realtors, Marina Salzman/Encore Travel and Aaron's Moving.
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:

September 27 - Sukkot Hike and Quest
October 4 - HEDER
October 18 - Club Noar

May 4, 2014: Israel Independence Day BBQ
June 15, 2014: Hike and Learn Father's Day
August 5, 2014: Tisha B'Av

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