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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

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 and Diana Alper.
 
Please email Yulianna, Russian Program Administrator, at yulianna@apjcc.org 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.
 

  
  1st child 2nd child 3rd child
Heder $150 $75 $50
Club Noar $150 $75 $50


HEDER
Sundays from 10:00-12:00pm
Club Noar
Sundays from 4:00-6:00pm
April 2nd (meeting at Egyptian Museum in San Jose) April 23rd
May 7th May 7th
June 4th June 4th

 

Weekly Torah Study in Russian
Tuesdays from 10:00am-11:30am
Dates: 3/7, 14, 21, 28

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 

RSJ Community Passover Seder
Пасхальный Седер для всей семьи
Date:
Sunday, April 16th
Time: 12:00pm
Cost: Adults $20/person; Children 4-12 $10/person; Children under 3 are FREE; Seniors $15/person
Please purchase your tickets on line here  or come see Yulianna or Rabbi Ilana to pay in person.

Песах - это праздник, который наш народ отмечал на протяжении веков! И даже в Советском Союзе мы хорошо знали что такое маца!
Приходите на наш семейный пасхальный Седер!
Вас ожидает:  

  • Вкусная традиционная еда (кейтеринг)
  • Истории для детей и взрослых
  • Песни

Upcoming Events

College Planning Made Easy: What Every Middle/High School Parent Should Know
Dates: Thursdays, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Time: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
Cost: Early Bird $240/adult; $100/student 13+ (by February 23rd, 2017)
             At the door $280/adult; $100/student 13+ Student(s) may attend without a parent(s).
Location: APJCC
RSVP: www.apjcc.org/college
For questions contact yulianna@apjcc.org

Understanding high school & college planning is an overwhelming process for students/families, especially for those not too familiar with the US system of education. It doesn’t have to be! No matter whether your child is looking for a selective private university or a public school, this college series will help you get the answers. Come & learn how to help your child succeed in high school and beyond!

 

Киновстреча с Борисом Владимирским
Date: Sunday, April 2nd
Time: 1:30pm
Cost: General Admission $10; Seniors $5
Location: Adult Lounge at APJCC
RSVP
to yulianna@apjcc.org

Смотрим и обсуждаем два документальных фильма – «Сцена» (Израиль) и «Кукольник» (США).

Борис Владимирский, кандидат искусствоведения, выпускник Ленинградского института театра, музыки и кино. Является автором двух книг и более сотни статей на литературные, театральные и кинематографические темы. В своей родной Одессе Борис работал в Литературном музее, преподавал в Театрально-художественном училище, вел киноклубы, в конце 80-х был членом жюри международного кинофестиваля «Золотой Дюк».

Много лет он регулярно читает публичные лекции на литературные и театральные темы, проводит киноклубные вечера, посвященные прошлому и настоящему мирового кино. В 1994 он участвовал в одесском кинофестивале «Альтернатива», а в 2013 возглавлял киноклубное жюри 35-го Московского международного кинофестиваля.

Чтобы узнать больше вы можете послушать запись интервью, которое провел с ним Иван Толстой на радио "Свобода" в 2010 году (http://boris.vladimirsky.org/interviews/20100404-120000-RU-program.mp3) или посетить страницу на Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/boris.vladimirsky)

 

Предчувствие будущего в немецком искусстве начала XX века
scream
Date: Sunday, April 30th
Time:
 3:00pm
Cost: General Admission $10; Seniors $5
Location: Adult Lounge at APJCC
RSVP to yulianna@apjcc.org

“Жизнь подражает Искусству в гораздо большей степени, чем Искусство подражает Жизни,” -- сказал Оскар Уайлд. Предвосхищает художник будущее или формирует его? Приглашаем вас поразмышлять на эту тему. Немецкий экспрессионизм -- одно из ярчайших культурных течений первой половины XX века, и одновременно одно из самых депрессивных направлений в истории мировой культуры. Это искусство впоследствии будет признано дегенеративным в нацистской Германии. Реагировали ли немецкие и австрийские художники этой эпохи в своем творчестве на ужасы Первой мировой войны? Или их творчество было предчувствием социальной катастрофы и гуманитарной деформации времен нацизма?
 
Прочтет лекцию магистр культурологии Мила Ильина.

 

Concert: Ian Maksin: Music For Your Soul
Date:
Sunday, May 14th
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm

Cost: APJCC Members/Seniors/Students $20; General Admission $30
Location: APJCC Auditorium

You may purchase your tickets on line here.

 

 
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:

December 18, 2016 - Hanukkah Celebration

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