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Throughout the year many holiday events are held at the JCC East Bay as a place to gather, learn, and celebrate. Some of these holidays include Purim, Passover, Shavuot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Hanukah. We hope you'll join us for the variety of celebrations and services we offer for each holiday.  Click the links below to learn more about upcoming celebrations:

 

Passover Seders for Young Families

Friday, April 3

5-6 p.m., JCC East Bay Berkeley and Oakland Branches

$15 child (ages 2-13) / $25 adult (ages 14+)

*Financial assistance available

RSVP by March 30

These joyful seders are geared for children ages 2-7 and their families, including younger and older children. A

kid-friendly ceremony will culminate with a light meal served picnic-style. A vegetarian meal is available with an

RSVP. No Jewish knowledge or experience is necessary. Please bring a blanket or pillow to sit on. The

Berkeley seder will be led by Rabbi Bridget Wynne of Jewish Gateways and song leader Gordon Lustig. The

Oakland seder will be led by Rabbi Mike Rothbaum and song leader Anthony Mordechai-Tzvi Russell.

*Work trade is available on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting JCC East Bay, infor@jcceastbay.org.

 

Community Passover Seders

Friday, April 3

7:30-9:30 p.m., JCC East Bay Berkeley and Oakland Branches

$60 general / $40 JCC East Bay member, senior, student / $20 work trade*

RSVP by March 30 to info@jcceastbay.org

Join us for a warm, lively, interactive celebration. All are welcome for a full seder including a meal with wine,

chicken and matzo ball soup. A vegetarian option is available with an RSVP. No Jewish knowledge or

experience is necessary. The Berkeley seder will be led by Rabbi Bridget Wynne of Jewish Gateways and song

leader Gordon Lustig. The Oakland seder will be led by Rabbi Mike Rothbaum and song leader Anthony

Mordechai-Tzvi Russell.

*Work trade is available on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting JCC East Bay, infor@jcceastbay.org.

 

Older Adult Passover Seder

Monday, April 6 

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Berkeley Branch

$13 general / $10 JCC East Bay member

Join us for our annual celebration led by Ron Feldman, with music by Achi Ben Shalom. The kosher meal will

include matzo ball soup, gefilte fish with horseradish sauce, fresh green salad, hard boiled eggs, roasted

chicken, matzo kugel and wine. A vegetarian option is available with an RSVP. No Jewish knowledge or

experience is necessary.