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.


Upcoming Events

Праздничный концерт Городницкого: "Мою маму зовут Рахиль"

September 19th, Tuesday 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost -$30. Get tickets here!

Приглашаем вас на специальный праздничный концерт Александра Городницкого "Мою маму зовут Рахиль", посвященный новому 5778 еврейскому году - Рош Ашана! 
Александр Городницкий - один из основоположников жанра авторской песни в России. Песни Александра Городницкого, написанные в дальних океанских плаваниях и в экспедициях на Крайнем Севере, давно стали народными. 
Стихи и песни Александра Городницкого переведены на языки многих народов мира, включены в школьные программы. Песня Александра Городницкого «Атланты держат небо» является неофициальным гимном Санкт-Петербурга.
Концерт Городницкого - это замечательный подарок всей нашей общине на праздник Рош Ашана (который начнётся вечером 20 сентября). 

Это мероприятие стало возможным благодаря музыкальной школе "GINGIS ACADEMY OF MUSIC".


Ongoing Classes

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 three age groups 4-5, 6-7 and 8-9) and will be conducted in Russian. Each meeting will be broken down into sections. We welcome, and encourage, parents to volunteer.  Additionally, as part of our program, we will celebrate Shabbat and Holidays together, inviting the community to join us in the festivities.

Club Noar --our youth club for children ages 10 to 12.
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.
Please email Rabbi Ilana Baird to reserve your child(ren) a spot.  You may also fill out the application here.  By becoming HEDER and Club Noar members, you will have discounted rates to our family events: Holiday Celebrations, Family Camps and Activities, and Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival.
To register for HEDER and Club Noar, click here.

HEDER and Club Noar

To register for HEDER or Club Noar, click here

HEDER Kickoff Meeting with parents
Sunday, August 27

Time: 10:00am
Location: Adult Lounge (2nd floor)
HEDER (1st session)                                   
Sunday, September 10                         

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm                                                  
This year's HEDER dates are Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 5, Dec 10, Jan 21, Feb 11, March 18 (at Egyptian Museum in San Jose), April 22, and May 6. Time is 10:00am-12:00pm.
Club Noar Kickoff Meeting with parents
 Sunday, August 27

Time: 11:00am
Location: Adult Lounge (2nd floor)
Club Noar with our new instructor Veronica Kulikov (1st session)
Date: Sunday, September 24

Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
This year's Club Noar dates are Sept 10, Oct 8 (time 12:00-2:30pm), Nov 5 (time TBD), Dec 10, Jan 21, Feb 4, March 18, April 22, May 6, and June 3. Time is 3:00pm-4:30pm unless otherwise noted.

For more information email Rabbi Ilana Baird at rabbiilana@apjcc.org.



Weekly Torah Study in Russian
Tuesdays from 10:00am-11:30am

Classes will resume  Tuesday, September 5
Come drink tea and enjoy learning Torah with Rabbi Ilana Baird.  All ages and knowledge backgrounds are welcome. 

Еженедельная группа изучения Торы с р. Иланой. Присоединяйтесь в любой момент. Тора, чай и беседа с приятными людьми.

Cost: FREE

Holiday Celebrations 2017-18 

Rosh Hashanah

RSJ Community is invited to celebrate 5778 birthday of the world - Rosh Hashanah - a Jewish New Year!

Date: Sunday, September 17

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Auditorium at JCC in Los Gatos

Cost: HEDER/Club Noar child $10; Non Registered HEDER/Club Noar $15

            General Adult Admission $5

Click here to register.

Праздник для всей семьи!

Come with your friends and family! Firebird dance theater will be performing at our Rosh HaShanah celebration! Come make special challah, learn stories about this holiday, sing songs, dance with us and watch a beautiful performance!

В программе: поделки, песни, игры и истории. 

Праздничное поздравление от танцевального театра Firebird и еврейские танцы!

Яблоки и мёд, хала и вино (безалкогольное:-), шофар (рог) и пожелания всем хорошего и сладкого года и, конечно, самой лучшей записи в Книге Судеб на следующий 5778 год!


Yom Kippur (at Beth David): Saturday, September 30 (adult session)

Sukkot BBQ: Sunday, October 8 at 12:00pm

Hanukkah: Sunday, December 17 at 4:00pm

Tu B'Shvat: Sunday, January 28 at 4:00pm

Thank you to our sponsors and for your generous donations 

Russian-Speaking Jewish programs at the APJCC  have been made possible with the generous support of 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 Jewish Peoplehood Initiative support by Koret Foundation, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley; Gibor (Hero) level support by Eugene Fooksman and Lilia & Vlad Gorshteyn; Boneh (Builder) level support by an Anonymous donor and Valeria Simets & Leonid Rabinovich; Tomech (Sustainer) level support by Liya & Robert Butin, Justine Aquino & Ilya Mazo and Natali & Yuri Yuzifovich; and Corporate Alliance sponsorships from Marina Salzman/Encore Travel, Anna Slutsky/Alain Pinel Realtors and Veksler Academy of Music & Dance.



Photos of Past Events:

May 20-21, 2017 - RSJ Family Camping
December 18, 2016 - Hanukkah Celebration

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