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Looking for engagement from the comfort of your own home? 

Join us for these upcoming virtual events!

JCC East Bay Preschool Open House

March  3 & March 14

Come Visit with the JCC East Bay Preschool! (Virtually of course!) 

Learn more about our preschools play based preschool program, meet some of our amazing preschool staff, hear about how the preschool is staying COVID safe and stay for a Q&A!


Peace in the Home

International Women's Day Workshop

Monday, March 8 from 6-7pm

Presented in honor of International Women's Day, by the local organization Shalom Bayit, this workshop will cover what domestic violence and abusive relationships are, why it is important that we talk about them in the Jewish community, and what you can do to help a friend or loved one in crisis. All are welcome!


Passover is coming!

Tips for your intergenerational seder

Tuesday, March 9 at 8pm

Join Rabbi Cohen from Congregation Beth Israel for a special hands-on (virtual) practical session on leading an inter-generational participatory seder with special focus on engaging both children and adults during the meal. Learn many of the Cohen family seder secrets, tricks and recipe for a successful seder!
Presented by PJ Library Bay Area and Jewish Preschools in Berkeley and Oakland - Congregation Beth Israel and Gan Shalom, JCC East Bay, Beth El Nursery School, David Pregerson Preschool at Temple Sinai Oakland, Gan Avraham at Temple Beth Abraham and Netivot Shalom Preschool.


Multicultural Passover Freedom Seder

Tuesday, March 16 at 6pm

We are thrilled to be cosponsoring JCRC's Multicultural Passover Freedom Seder to celebrate our community as a bastion of freedom. Be part of this participatory, cross-cultural, interfaith exchange, and honor one of the most important Jewish holidays of the year! This is a critical moment to come together because we are living through a time of racism and xenophobia, and this event will inspire us to action in the year ahead. Now more than ever, the story of Passover is resonant with the systemic injustices and inequities of our era. This year we will hear the important civic and elected voices who are in solidarity with our community at a time of rising antisemitism.

Preschool Community Shabbat

Friday, March 19 at 4:15pm

Join us for Preschool Shabbat! Enjoy Shabbat preschool style, including your favorite Shabbat songs, a Passover story, candle lighting and prayers. All Preschool community members are welcome! Including current and past participants: preschool families, grandparents, aunts, uncles, baby and toddler program families, Funday Sunday families, teachers and all friends! We can’t wait to see you!

Your Hosts: Candace Goodwin (Family Engagement Manager) Ruth Shorer (Director of Early Childhood Education)




JKids Radio Musical Passover Seder!

Sunday, March 21st at 10:30 am

Join us and our community partners for an interactive Passover program with an unbelievable line up of the very top artists in Jewish kids music including Nefesh Mountain, Rabbi Josh Warshawsky, Eliana Light, Shira Kline, Ellen Allard, Rick Recht, Joanie Leeds, and Elana Jagoda! During this highly-interactive seder experience, we'll sing traditional and contemporary songs, tell the Passover story, and explore the foods on the seder plate, the blessings, the questions, and the highlights of the Exodus - from slavery to freedom.





Music in the Movements: Jewish Women in the 1960s

Tuesday, March 23 at 2pm

Jewish women made up a disproportionate number of white activists in both the Civil Rights and Women's Liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s, and songs of protest and solidarity were interwoven into their activism. Come learn how and why these women fought for equality and how they used song to build and strengthen collective action. Featuring Betsy More, Ph.D., Director of Programs at Jewish Women's Archive.


Photo: Heather Booth playing guitar for Fannie Lou Hamer and others during the Freedom Summer Project in Mississippi, 1964. Courtesy of Wallace Roberts.


We are committed to investing in our community.  In an effort to keep our public programs affordable, all events are underwritten by the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay.