Russian Language Programs

Russian Cafe

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.


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

Upcoming Events

September and October 2014
The Russian Speaking Jewish Community of Silicon Valley is kicking a new year of activities! I hope to see you at our sweet new events this coming year, and I wish you a sweet 5775.

Advisory Committee
Tuesday, September 16th, 7:00pm

If you want to take part, please contact ravbaird@gmail.com for details. We will be glad to see you on board!

Rosh Hashanah Pool Party
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center 
Sunday, September 21st, 4:00pm

$18 per family, or $10 for a single adult
Families and friends will spend time at the pool while enjoying apples and honey, a play and Diana Alper will lead children programs.  Don’t forget your swimming suit. Please RSVP by September 15, 2014.
Ирония судьбы или новогодние приключения Адама и Евы в райском бассейне JCC
Открываем новый сезон! Приглашаем Вас на празднование Рош аШана - еврейского Нового года! Вас ждёт праздничное настроение для взрослых и детей, традиционное угощение яблоками и мёдом и весёлая костюмированная постановка для взрослых возле бассейна! Детскую праздничную программу ведет Диана Альпер. Купальники возьмите с собой! 

Rosh Hashanah Services
Wednesday, September 24th evening, Thursday, September 25th, Friday, September 26th

Kol Nidre Services
Friday, October 3rd evening
Yom Kippur Services
Saturday, October 4th
If you are interested in complementary tickets to a congregation in the area, please contact ravbaird@gmail.com. The exact times of services varies by congregation.

Rosh Hashanah Family Service
Congregation Shir Hadash
Thursday, September 25th, 3:30pm
These services, geared to children ages 2–6 and their families, are free and open to the public, so please feel welcome to bring your friends. This year, these services will include Russian speaking families.

Yom Kippur Study Workshop
Congregation Beth David
Saturday, October 4th
Details will be announced later.

Advisory Committee and Potluck Break the Fast
Saturday, October 4th, 7:00pm

If you want to take part, please contact ravbaird@gmail.com for details. We will be glad to see you on board!

Sukkot Kosher BBQ
Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center 
Sunday, October 12th, 12:30pm
Free, RSVP before October 7th

Join us for a Kosher BBQ at the Los Gatos JCC in the community Sukkah. We will have tables reserved for the Russian Jewish Community. There will be singing, stories and activities for kids. Please RSVP before October 7 to ravbaird@gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 8th evening, October 9th through October 15th

Simhat Torah
Wednesday, October 15th evening, October 16th

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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