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Welcome to the JCC of the East Bay

The Jewish Community Center of the East Bay has provided a Jewish gateway and home to a large community since 1978. People of all ages, faiths and backgrounds are invited to join us as we build community, meet new friends, and celebrate together. Our outstanding programming includes evening arts & culture events, as well as musical performances and holiday celebrations.  The JCC is home to a year-round preschool, afterschool, summer and vacation camps, senior lunches, clubs and activities, and fitness classes.

Upcoming Events

December 18, 2014

Parkinson's Disease and the Art of Moving

December 18, 2014 12:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mondays & Tuesdays - Berkeley Branch Thursdays - Berkeley Branch Cost: $120/month Practice balance, coordination, stretching, loosening joints, breathing, walking, turning, and recovering from a fall. Try vocal exercises and speech

Short Stories & Essays

December 18, 2014 11:15 am - 12:15 am
Short Stories & Essays Thursdays In this class, students read and discuss contemporary short stories and essays. Learn not only to become a more analytical reader, but to relate ideas in texts to personal experiences in order to shed

Current Events

December 18, 2014 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Current Events Thursdays This discussion group is aimed at keeping all involved on top of current "hot button" issues. Diverse points of view are encouraged and respected. Explore social, political, and economic issues in the news around

Hanukkah Candle Lighting

December 18, 2014 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Free Join the community for candle lighting to celebrate the holiday.

December 19, 2014

Body Pump

December 19, 2014 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Cost: $10 JCC Members │$12 General BodyPump is the original 60-minute strengthening class set to inspiring music, effective and adaptable for all ages and fitness levels. BodyPump gives a cardio boost and challenges all your major

Hanukkah Candle Lighting

December 19, 2014 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Free Join the community for candle lighting to celebrate the holiday.

December 20, 2014

Nigunim Community Chorus Presents: The 6th Annual Hanukkah Community Celebration

December 20, 2014 7:00 pm
View Event Flyer Buy Tickets! $15 General Admission/ Children FREE Admission On the 5th night of Hanukkah, the community will get together to light candles, sing Hanukkah songs and enjoy performances by top Bay Area musicians.

December 22, 2014

Body Pump

December 22, 2014 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Cost: $10 JCC Members │$12 General BodyPump is the original 60-minute strengthening class set to inspiring music, effective and adaptable for all ages and fitness levels. BodyPump gives a cardio boost and challenges all your major

Parkinson's Disease and the Art of Moving

December 22, 2014 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mondays & Tuesdays - Berkeley Branch Thursdays - Oakland Branch Cost: $120/month Practice balance, coordination, stretching, loosening joints, breathing, walking, turning, and recovering from a fall. Try vocal exercises and speech

Critical Viewings

December 22, 2014 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$35 per Semester Watch and examine one or two short films, documentaries, TV episodes, commercials, etc. each week and discuss, becoming intellectually engaged and articulate viewers. With facilitator George Porter. Co-sponsored by
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