Schedule of Classes & Presentations

Below is the basic schedule of the day. Click here for a detailed schedule with specific classes. Or print a schedule.

There will be 15 minute passing periods between each learning session. Feel free to come grab some food between sessions. There will be new food items added all day!

There is free childcare available. Click here for more info about your options.

Jewbilee Schedule (click here for a schedule with class titles)

1:00pm Welcome!
1:10pm Jewbilee Cafe Opens
Camp Jewbilee Opens
1:30-2:25pm First Learning Session
2:40-3:35pm Second Learning Session
3:50-4:45pm Third Learning Session
5:00-5:55pm Fourth Learning Session
6:20pm Jewbilee Cafe Closes
Camp Jewbilee Closes
6:30pm Keynote Speaker: Joshua Safran, author, attorney, advocate

Click here for a detailed schedule or print a schedule. For a list of presenters, click here.

Jewbilee Special Events!

Crime After CrimeCrime After Crime: film screening and Q&A
1:30 and 3:50, Auditiorium

Come view the film then join Joshua Safran, the subject of the film Crime After Crime, for a Q&A.

Crime After Crime premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has won over 25 awards. In 1983, Deborah Peagler, a woman brutally abused by her boyfriend, was sentenced to 25 years-to-life for her connection to his murder. Twenty years later, as she languished in prison, a California law allowing incarcerated domestic-violence survivors to reopen their cases was passed. Enter a pair of rookie land-use attorneys, Joshua Safran and his law partner Nadia Costa, who were convinced that with the incontrovertible evidence that existed, they could free Deborah in a matter of months. What they didn’t know was the depth of corruption and politically driven resistance they’d encounter, sending them down a nightmarish, bureaucratic rabbit hole of injustice. We fall in love with the remarkable triumvirate as they battle a warped criminal-justice system and test whether it’s beyond repair.

Then join us at 6:30 for our keynote presentation. Joshua will discuss the events in the film as well as his memoir, which chronicles his childhood years spent hitchhiking across the American west with his outlandish mother, their struggles to overcome poverty and years of domestic violence at the hands of his alcoholic stepfather, and his deep (and unlikely) reconnection with his Jewish heritage. For more info about the film, click here. To learn more about Joshua and his memoir, click here.

Hot Kugel, klezmer duo
1:30pm in the Yavneh Library
The musical duo "Hot Kugel" (Suska Varda and Mordecai) play traditional klezmer melodies, theater tunes, old time jazz, and more on a variety of instruments including  mandolin, cornet, guitars, and melodeon. 

Iron Bubbie Bake-Off with Reboot’s Beyond Bubbie
2:40-3:35, Yavneh 204
“Add a cup of sugar.” “No, it was a half cup of sugar.” “That’s not how Bubbie made it.” Does a similar conversation happen in your kitchen? Well, come into our kitchen and show us how you make it.

Join us for our version of Top Chef with an Iron Bubbie Bake-Off. Pecans or walnuts. Raisins or Craisins? Sprinkles or frosting. How will you make your cookies and whose will impress the judges?

We will gather for Bubbie Talk, a discussion of stories, memories and recipesand break up into cooking groups to share family recipes that touch on themes of identity and tradition while we mix up our own version of Bubbie’s Cookies.

Will DeutschArtist-Led Tour of the JCC's Art Exhibit
Notes From the Tribe: The Art of Will Deutsch
2:40 and 5:00, Exhibit Gallery Hall
Los Angeles based Artist Will Deutsch combines themes found in classic Judaica, Cartooning and his own life experiences as a Jew growing up in Orange County, California to create his latest body of work titled 'Notes From The Tribe.'   Deutsch has created 108 illustrations that capture the contemporary American Jewish experience ranging from the traditional Orthodox man wrapping tefillin to a Hebrew National Hot Dog vendor.  In his talk, he will walk viewers through the work while discussing its history as well as his inspirations and process.  Part art history, part personal narrative, this talk is sure to engage those who come.

Community Art Project with Joyce Steinfeld
2:40-4:45 in Yavneh Room 208
Participate in a community art project with local artist Joyce Steinfeld! Participants will decorate Hebrew words and letters that will be included in a larger work. All ages and abilities are welcome. This project is ongoing from 2:40-4:45--stop by any time.

Desert Roots, a Dror Sinai
5:00pm in the Yavneh Library
Dror Sinai will take us on a musical and spiritual journey, singing jewish songs from around the world accompany himself with hand drums. 
Songs from Israel, Yemen, Morocco and more.

Detailed Schedule
This schedule is subject to change. Click here for a printable version.

1st Time Slot: 1:30-2:25


Crime After Crime
Joshua Safran, Author and Attorney

Screening of the Award-Winning Film Crime After Crime & Conversation with Film Subject, Attorney Joshua Safran

Rabbi Philip Ohriner
Congregation Beth David

Debate for the Sake of Heaven: Ensuring the highest level of civil discourse in our daily lives

Rabbi Joshua Fenton
Jewish LearningWorks

The What, How and Why of Jewish Education

Michal Gavish

Presented Past - Investigating Personal Jewish History through Art

David Mesher
San Jose State University

From Adam's 'Rib' to Ashkenazic DNA: Jewish Traditions vs. Modern Scholarship (and Other Things Your Rabbi Never Mentioned)

Rabbi Josh Berkenwald
Congregation Sinai

Aleinu – An Ancient Prayer with a Colorful Past

Rabbi Josh Lobel
Congregation Shir Hadash

Dreams and their Interpretation in Jewish Tradition

Phil Spiegel
Author and Educator

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry

Tanya Schevitz

Unscrolling the Commandments

Linda Adleson

Kids and Family Yoga

Hot Kugel
Suska Varda and Mordecai

Hot Kugel: klezmer, jazz, showtunes, and more

2nd Time Slot: 2:40-3:35


Will Deutsch
APJCC's Artist in Residence

Notes from the Tribe: a guided tour of the JCC's art exhibit

Gordon Gladstone

Making Peace is Hard, an examination of the four most difficult issues facing Israelis and Palestinians: Refugees, Borders, Security and Jerusalem.

Rabbi Darren Kleinberg
Kehillah Jewish High School

Beyond Pluralism: Re-imagining American Jewish Identity for the 21st Century

Rabbi Debbie Israel
Congregation Emeth

Purim - More than just a carnival!

Rabbi Alyjah Navy
Ayn Sof Kabbalah Community

Kabbalah 101

Rabbi Lisa Levenberg
Congregation Shir Hadash

Is Harry Potter Jewish?: Using Secular Children's Literature to Talk about Jewish Values.

Tanya Schevitz

Iron Bubbie Bake-Off with Reboot’s Beyond Bubbie

Joyce Steinfeld

Community Art Project

ongoing until 4:45


3rd Time Slot: 3:50-4:45


Crime After Crime
Joshua Safran, Author and Attorney

Screening of the Award-Winning Film Crime After Crime & Conversation with Film Subject, Attorney Joshua Safran

Doug Brook
APJCC's Theatre Chevruta

Forbidden Yiddish Theatre meets the 21st Century

Rabbi Fern Feldman
Freelance Rabbi, Santa Cruz

Chasidic teachings on Pirke Avot, Ethics of the Ancestors

Izzy Ullmann
Notre Dame High School

Humans Are Not for Sale…or are they?: Human Trafficking Through the Jewish Lens

Rachel Brodie

Rosh Hodesh: It's About Time 

Micha Levin
Kehillah Jewish High School

The Origins of Human Violence: How responses over the centuries to the the first murder, Cain and Abel, inform our personal and cultural tendencies.

Lisa Alcalay Klug
Author and Journalist

Cool Jew & Hot Mamalah: A humorous multi-media presentation of two Amazon bestsellers. Book signing!

Rabbi Elisheva Salamo


Joyce Steinfeld

Community Art Project

Stella Filler
Lois Wood

Torah Messages through Mime and Dance: Mime for all Ages

4th Time Slot: 5:00-5:55


Will Deutsch
APJCC's Artist in Residence

Notes from the Tribe: a guided tour of the JCC's art exhibit

Milan Balinton, African-American Community Services Agency
Marci Gerston, Jewish Community Relations Council

On a Mission:  Building African-American and Jewish Connections in Santa Clara County 

Professor Murray Baumgarten
Center for Jewish Studies, UCSC
Lee David Jaffe, Library, UCSC

Encountering The Jewish Street: editing an anthology of stories about Jews and the City

Rabbi James Greene

Teva To You: Jewish Wilderness Spirituality

Rabbi D'vorah Rose
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care

How Jewish Practices Help Guide Us at End of Life and During Times of Mourning

Rabbi Ilana Baird

"Эдипов, шмедипов, - лишь бы он маму свою любил!": евреский юмор в контексте талмудических текстов и еврейской истории.

Dror Sinai, Musician

Desert Roots: a musical and spiritual journey, of Jewish songs from Israel, Yemen, Morocco and more.

Cyndi Sherman
APJCC Preschool

Trash Art: Love the earth--Reuse!

Rivkah Vogel
Almaden Valley Torah Center

Tzedakah Box Decorating: Teaching our children to give


Keynote Speaker: 6:30-8:00


Joshua Safran
Author and Attorney

Joshua is the attorney featured in the award-winning documentary, Crime After Crime. He will speak about his experiences advocating for victims of domestic violence and about his new memoir, Free Spirit: Growing Up on the Road and Off the Grid.

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