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East Bay Gives

May 5, Give Where You Live!

The JCC East Bay is participating in East Bay Gives 2015 on May 5, a 24 hour online giving campaign sponsored by the East Bay Community Foundation to benefit local non-profits like the JCC.

Spring Literary Events

Join us for our upcoming Spring book and literary events

Enjoy a lively discussion with author Scott Saul and comedian W. Kamau Bell, a poetry reading with Chana Bloch and Ellen Bass or an evening with film maker Tiffany Shlain

JCC Camp Tzofim Registration Online!

JCC Camp Tzofim is an inclusive summer day camp, serving children ages 5-15, from Kindergartner's experiencing camp for the first time to teens going on overnight adventures.

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot

All-Night Evening of Study

A unique celebration and night of Torah study, a spiritual journey bringing together Jews of all perspectives and affiliations. Stay for an hour–or stay until dawn.

Mensch Society Cocktail Concert

A special thank-you event for our members and Mensch Society donors.

Join the Mensch Society by donating $100 or more by May 15 to receive an invitation.

Give us your two cents

How does the JCC impact your life?

We value your feedback. Please share your experience and improve our Jewish Life programs by participating in a 10-15 minute confidential survey.

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

May 4, 2015

Body Pump

May 4, 2015 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

May 4, 2015 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

May 4, 2015 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

Nigunim Jewish Folk Chorus

May 4, 2015 7:30 pm
Nigunim Community Chorus sings and performs traditional and contemporary songs in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino and English, arranged for two, three or four parts. Our goals are to preserve traditional Jewish folk music and learn contemporary

May 5, 2015

Parkinson's Disease and the Art of Moving

May 5, 2015 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

In Conversation: Scott Saul and W. Kamau Bell On Culture, Comedy, and Richard Pryor

May 5, 2015 8:00 pm
$10 general admission / $8 JCC members, seniors, students Purchase Tickets Online Join Scott Saul, author of the recent biography Becoming Richard Pryor, as he and W. Kamau Bell discuss comedy, race, and culture. A rare chance to spend

May 6, 2015

Body Pump

May 6, 2015 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

Yoga and Movement for Parkinson's Disease

May 6, 2015 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Focus on stetching, strengthening and balance. Particularly addressing muscles and postures affected by the progression of Parkinson's disease. Instructor: Carol Fisher, RYT. For more information or to enroll, please contact Carol at

New to DVD

May 6, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free, Donations welcome Did you miss a movie while it was playing in the theater or would you love a chance to view it again with a friendly group? Post-film discussion facilitated by George Porter. Co-sponsored by Berkeley Adult School.

May 7, 2015

Short Stories & Essays

May 7, 2015 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
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