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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 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

Hanukkah Candle Lighting

December 22, 2014 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Free Join the community for candle lighting to celebrate the holiday.

Reading Yiddish Texts

December 22, 2014 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Register Online Students will read and discuss selections of Yiddish prose and poetry from the 19th and 20th centuries.The class will focus on comprehension, based not only on the lexicon and syntax of the Yiddish language, but also on

Nigunim Jewish Folk Chorus

December 22, 2014 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

December 23, 2014

Parkinson's Disease and the Art of Moving

December 23, 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

Hanukkah Candle Lighting

December 23, 2014 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Free Join the community for candle lighting to celebrate the holiday.

December 24, 2014

Body Pump

December 24, 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
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