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May 3 is East Bay Gives!

24 Hours to Give Where You Live

We're rallying our community to support us in a friendly competition to win a big prize! If you give online between 10-11AM, the JCC East Bay can win $3,500 earmarked for Education nonprofits! The nonprofit with the most donations wins. Your gift of $20 or more at any hour during East Bay Gives will help the JCC inspire and nurture a multi-generational community.

JCC Camp Tzofim and Specialty Camps

Limited space still available for Summer 2016!

With summer right around the corner, don't get stuck without camp plans. We've got you covered with options for elementary, middle, and even high school students!

An Evening with Sholem Aleichem

Presented with Artist-in-Residence: Citizen Film - Thursday, May 5: 7:30 pm

An evening of film and lively theatrical readings celebrating Aleichem's life and work.

New Moon Gather

Presented with Artists-in-Residence: Book of J - Monday, May 9: 7:30 pm

Bay Area musicians, Jewlia Eisenberg & Jeremiah Lockwood, join us for the last of their three-part musical series based on the themes of the new month.

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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

May 2, 2016

Body Pump

May 2, 2016 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

Critical Viewing

May 2, 2016 1:15 pm - 3:15 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 2, 2016 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 3, 2016

Romancero! Ladino Songs

May 3, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fees: $40 Member / $50 Non-Member (discount available when you register for both classes, Sephardic Experience and Ladino Songs) Duration: 4 Sessions, May 4-25 Instructor: Mark Levy CANCELLED The folk ballads and songs of the Sephardic

May 4, 2016

Body Pump

May 4, 2016 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 4, 2016 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

Contemporary Film (New to DVD)

May 4, 2016 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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. Visit

May 5, 2016

Short Stories & Essays

May 5, 2016 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

May 5, 2016 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

May 6, 2016

Body Pump

May 6, 2016 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
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