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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

January 10 & January 13

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!


Where to Start: MLK Day Workshop

Tuesday, January 12, 6-7pm

Not sure where to get started on racial justice? Young professionals, come reflect on your relationship to race and Judaism, and how to apply Dr. King’s lessons to the modern movement for Black lives with your local young adult community. We’ll talk about all the ways you can get involved this MLK weekend, and give you a chance to connect with like-minded young professionals in breakout rooms!

This event is brought to you by Repair the World Bay Area, the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, and the Jewish Community Center of the East Bay.




MLK Day: Music, Stories and Tzedakah Crafts

Tuesday, January 18, 4pm-4:30pm

Calling children ages 4 and up… Join us this MLK Day to learn about this important holiday, Dr Martin Luther King, and how we can all repair our world, one small act at a time! Dr. King dedicated his life to making the world a better place and securing equal rights for all people. He was the definition of a mensch – an all-around good person.

Join Candace Goodwin, Family Engagement Manager at the East Bay JCC and Aliza Golshani, PJ Library Bay Area Program Manager for this interactive program. We will talk about MLK Day, read a PJ Library story about the wonder of Tzedakah, sing songs and create tzedakah boxes from materials you have at home.

Once you register, we will send you list of a few basic supplies you will need to craft along with us. If you register by January 12th, we will send you some stickers for your DIY Tzedakah box. Simply email See you there and invite a friend!



The More it Changes...the More it Changes: How to Navigate Transitions with Rachel Biale, MSW

Tuesday, January 19, 8:15pm-9pm

Rachel Biale, esteemed Bay Area social worker, community educator and parent counselor, will share advice for parents at all stages of our parenting journey. Rachel draws from thirty – five years of experience working with diverse client populations. She has authored several books including, most recently, “Growing Up Below Sea Level” and “What Now? 2-Minute Tips for Solving Common Parenting Challenges”. Learn more about “What Now? 2 Minute Tips for Solving Common Parenting Challenges” and Rachel’s other books here:

Join us for this refreshingly honest look at parenting at this time. Bring a friend.

Event proudly presented by PJ Library Bay Area and Jewish Preschools in Berkeley and Oakland: JCC of the East Bay Preschool, Beth El Nursery School, Netivot Shalom Preschool, Gan Avraham Preschool at Temple Beth Abraham, Gan Shalom Preschool, Temple Sinai David Pregerson Preschool Oakland and Gan Mah Tov Preschool


Small World:

Mapping Your Impact During Shelter in Place

Tuesday, January 26, 7-8pm

How have our worlds changed since we began sheltering in place? Have they shrunk to the size of a room, or expanded through virtual connections? The pandemic has forced us to think globally and act locally more than ever. How might we visualize the impact we can have within our geographic and interpersonal circles? Join LABA East Bay fellows Dan Schifrin and Rachel Berger for a creative conversation about maps and our capacities to make a difference, with a guided map-making exercise.



All - Star Tu B'Shvat Celebration

Thursday, January 28, 4pm

Join the JCC East Bay and our community partners for a free community wide Tu B'shvat family concert for all ages! Celebrate the beauty of trees and the natural world while singing and dancing to the music of Joannie Leeds, Rick Recht, Shira Kline, Elana Jagoda, Jason Mesches, Ellen Allard and Mister G.

RSVP required to receive the zoom link.

Presented in partnership with the PJ Libary Bay Area, Urban Adamah and Edah Studio 70.



 Preschool Community Shabbat

Friday, January 29, 4:15pm-5pm

Walk through our virtual doors and visit us for Preschool Shabbat! Enjoy Shabbat preschool style, including your favorite Shabbat songs, a Tu B'Shvat story, candle lighting and prayers. All Preschool community members are welcome! Including current and past participants: preschool families, baby and toddler program families, Funday Sunday families, teachers and friends! We can’t wait to see you!


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.