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. Rabbi Ilana is beginning her second year teaching Hebrew at the JCC. You can reach her at RabbiIlana@apjcc.org.
Torah Study in Russian
Every Tuesday, 10:00am-11:30am (no Torah Study on November 24th or December 1st)
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.
New Programs for the Fall
HEDER for children 4-9 years old:
HEDER - (Hebrew Educational Extracurricular program for Russian speaking kids) is a new 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 for pre-teens 10-12 years old:
Join Rabbi Ilana in December for a whole new host of programs for Russian-speaking Jews, including:
We invite Russian-speaking families to celebrate a Hanukkah Shabbat at the APJCC! Hanukkah is the holiday of light and miracles. What to expect:
- Traditional Hanukkah food
- Bingo game led by Inna Drouz
- Face painting with Alina Shkrab
- Professional photography with Iryna Novosyolova
- Violin by Helena Gelfor
- Magic Show!
Required Registration by December 3th. $36 per family at registration or $45 at the door, up to 5 people. $18 for a single ticket.Register on time to ensure your child's full participation, crafts and gifts availability. Please contact Rabbi Ilana Baird at email@example.com if you have financial difficulties.
We look forward to seeing you with Los Gatos JCC Russian Board Co-chairs Lilia Gorshteyn and Marina Salzman for this special event for Russian Jewish Community supporters. Hear why your support matters.Participate in a conversation about the state of the Jewish Russian Community, listen to an exciting speaker Enjoy a lovely evening with friends, and a dinner of Russian -style potluck delicacies. Bring a dish to share.RSVP to Marina Salzman firstname.lastname@example.org or Lilia Gorshteyn email@example.com.
За дополнительной информацией о Русскоязычной Еврейской Общине при APJCC обращаться по электронному адресу firstname.lastname@example.org, или по телефону 408.357.7528 к раввину Илане на русском языке.
We are giving businesses the opportunity to market themselves to Russian-Speaking Jewish community by becoming sponsors for the next 12 months as members of the APJCC Corporate Alliance. Members also have the opportunity to promote themselves in multiple venues to all of the APJCC's 9,000 members and active participants. Please contact Marina Salzman email@example.com.
Cost: $30 at door, all materials included
RSVP Required: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest Speaker Elena Zusmanovich
This lecture series explores the spiritual and intellectual connections between Tanach and world literature. How and toward what ends have Biblical stories, concepts, and ideas been used in shaping the art of writing? How the works of great writers can help us to understand the Torah? This course reveals the relationship between myth, the traditional narratives and literature.
На этот раз мы предлагаем взглянуть на ТАНАХ (Библию) как на источник будущих литературных (а также и кинематографических) жанров.
В нашей священной книге можно найти остросюжетные авантюрные и исторические романы, триллеры и боевики, детективы и квесты, жанр катастроф, фэнтези, сюжеты сериалов для домохозяек и даже производственные драмы о великих стройках...
Почитаем, сравним, обсудим (конечно же, скартинами и с музыкой).
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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