Programs for Russian Speakers

Russian Cafe

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. Rabbi Ilana is beginning her second year teaching Hebrew at the JCC. You can reach her at RabbiIlana@apjcc.org.

Ongoing Classes

Torah Study in Russian
Tuesdays, 10:00am-11:30am
Every Tuesday, 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. 

Programs in June

Russian Cafe: The Fifth Commandment
Thursday June 4th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Adult Lounge, APJCC
Why is the fifth commandment the hardest, and what is difficult about the relationship between adult children and their parents? We are renewing our traditional "beit midrash" or discussion club. The club is led by Rabbi Ilana Baird. You are welcome to bring a dairy or vegetarian dish to share. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Youth Club
Sunday June 7th, 4:00pm 
Ages: 10 - 12
RSVP by email: rabbiilana@apjcc.org
Our youth club for children from 10 to 12 years is going on! Let's get to know each other! The youth will start their program at 4:00pm, and parents will join at 5:00pm. We will have a potluck, bring dairy and vegetarian dishes, as well as drinks. Pasta dishes and pizza are most favored by children. Please RSVP and write what you can bring to the potluck. Please contact Rabbi Ilana Baird for more information.

Practical Kabbalah
Thursday June 11th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Price: $5 at door

Adult Lounge, APJCC
Практическая Каббала: Почему наши желания не совпадают с нашими возможностями? The discussion will be led by Miron Balyasny and Rafael Yakubov.

Middle East Situation
Eyal Noar, Deputy Consul General
Monday June 22nd, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
RSVP required: rabbiilana@apjcc.org
Adult Lounge, APJCC
Discussion with the Israeli Deputy Consul General for the Pacific Northwest region, Eyal Naor. The talk will be in English, with translation to Russian as needed. We will discuss the situation in the Middle East and the challenges now facing the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco. The event is free. RSVP is required for security arrangements with the consulate.

Photos of Past Events:

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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