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Upcoming Events

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:


Community Hanukkah Celebration

Sunday, Dec. 14, 3-6 pm

Berkeley Branch

Contact: Andy Muchin
510-848-0237 x118 or
$5 suggested donation, $15 family maximum
You're invited for a community celebration that has something for everyone!

For Adults: 
"Hanukkah as the Foundation of Western Civilization" - A Discussion with Rabbi David Kasher of Kevah
"Songs of Light and Hanukkah" a Piyut Workshop, Liturgical Songs with Melodies from Around the World, with Yair Harel and Meirav Ben-David.
"Will the Real Miracle Please Stand Up?" with Rabbi Bridget Wynne of Jewish Gateways
For Kids:

 A Concert with Isaac Zones and Shamati

A Bouncy House and Gaga Pit 

And lots of Arts and Crafts!

For Everyone:

DIY Crafts including Menorah- and Candle-making 

Driedel Games and Candle Lighting

"Ask the Rabbi!" Booth with Rabbi Bridget Wynne

A Gift Fair with Items from Fair Trade Judaica and Art by JCC Staff 

And of course, Fresh Latkes and Sufganiot!