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.
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.
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.
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.
Photos of Past Events:
June 15, 2014: Hike and Learn Father's Day
August 5, 2014: Tisha B'Av
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