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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. Rabbi Ilana is beginning her second year teaching Hebrew at the JCC. You can reach her at RabbiIlana@svjcc.org.

Classes

Torah Study in Russian
Tuesdays, 10:00am-11:30am
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. 

December and January

Torah Study in Russian
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center
Tue. December 2, 9, 16, 10:00am
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 на русском языке. Присоединяйтесь в любой момент. Тора, чай и беседа с приятными людьми.

Advisory Committee
Tue. December 9, 2014, 7:00pm

If you want to take part, please contact rabbiilana@svjcc.org for details. We will be glad to see you on board!


Community Hanukkah Candle Lighting
Santana Row, San Jose
Wed. December 17, 2014, 4:00pm
We are looking for children who will want to join us on stage with the well known Jewish performer, Rick Recht.

 Family Hanukkah Celebration with Russian PJ Library
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center
Sun. December 21, 2014, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Come celebrate the festival of lights with your Russian speaking family and friends. We will have traditional Hanukkah food, games, songs, dance and special surprises. Please RSVP by December 15th with rabbiilana@svjcc.org. An $18 per family donation will be appreciated.
 

Hanukkah Celebration for Seniors
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center
Sun. December 21, 2014, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
In collaboration with JFS, come light the Hanukkah candles, catered food, and a concert. For more information, call Rabbi Ilana Baird 408-680-8095.


An Evening with Ester Segal
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center
Thu. January 8, 2015, 7:00pm
Price $20

Join us for an incredible evening with Ester Segal, Israeli author, poet, journalist, teacher, and mother of six. Discounts are available by request. Please RSVP.

"The Jewish Question" with Alexander Drouz
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center
Sun. January 18, 2015
An opportunity to meet the star of Что? Где? Когда?and try play a game against Alexander Drouz. More information coming soon.

Jewbilee
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center
Sun. January 25, 2015, 1:00pm
The JCC's 6th annual Jewbilee day of Jewish learning, in Russian, too. Concerts and kosher sushi. Save the date!


Photos of Past Events:

May 4, 2014: Israel Independence Day BBQ
June 15, 2014: Hike and Learn Father's Day
August 5, 2014: Tisha B'Av


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