Collaboration with JCC East Bay
The JCC East Bay is collaborating with the Contra Costa JCC to create new programming east of the tunnel. This programming area stretches far and wide, including the Tri-Valley. Our goal is to bring the JCC experience to you by hosting pop-up events in your neighborhood and providing resources that can be used anywhere. To stay up to date on our collaborative events and resources, consider adding our Google calendar.
We are excited to serve a new community and welcome feedback and suggestions on our programs. To learn more or to provide your input, email Alystar, our Public Programs Manager, or give her a call at 510.848.0237, ext. 118.
While our in person programs are canceled for the time being, we are glad to provide the two virtual programs we had planned for the Contra Costa community.
Upcoming Virtual Programs
Jewish Learning with Project Zug
Explore food, music, sex, mindfulness, and much more in these exceptional online classes with a unique learning style. Choose a class, sign up with a friend, or get matched with a partner, receive an email once a week with very short Jewish texts and discussion questions, and discuss them together (on the phone, over Skype, or in person). By registering through the JCC, you will get access to Project Zug's classes for an entire year.
Past Virtual Programs
Crafting the Passover Seder
March & April 2020
In this downloadable arts-based workshop for all ages, craft modern interactive Passover objects, inspired by the traditional texts and our own unique perspectives, that connect us to the seder experience, to our own sense of freedom, and to each other.
Designed by Atiq: Jewish Maker Institute in collaboration with Gold Herring.
Coming Soon (After Shelter in Place)
Young Professionals Lake Tahoe Shabbaton
Calling all young professionals (age 21-32) for a unique and memorable weekend retreat! Celebrate Shabbat, make lasting connections, and enjoy the natural wonders of Lake Tahoe through hikes, bonfires, and more.
Created in collaboration with Moishe House.
Irreverently Yours, The Shushan Queens
B'nai Tikvah, Walnut Creek
It's the politically satirical, feminist, comedic, musical retelling of the story of Purim, coming now to Walnut Creek after selling out two years running in Oakland! Full of sass, rhymes, leopard print, song parodies, and political commentary, this hip, hilarious reinterpretation of the ancient Book of Esther is not to be missed. Featuring free kazoos, hamentashen, and drinks, with costumes HIGHLY encouraged.
Tu B'shvat Workshop and Seder
B'nai Shalom, Walnut Creek
Celebrate the new year of trees with us! Preceding B'nai Shalom's Tu B'shvat seder, we're bringing a creative workshop for families on environmentalism designed by Mindful Littles, an organization that educates children in grades K-8 compassion through crafting. All ages & family members welcome! A plant based lunch will be served.
Contra Costa Jewish Day School, Lafayette
December 2019 - January 2020
All children aged Kindergarten to 3rd grade are welcome to register for a memorable camp experience! This JCC camp will include song sessions, Chanukah celebrations, crafts, sports, challah making, and much more!
Sukkot at the Farmer's Market
Todos Santos Plaza, Concord
Find our pop-up sukkah at the Concord Farmer's Market for a special Sukkot celebration, to welcome the brand new collaboration between the JCC East Bay and the Contra Costa JCC! Enjoy crafts, face painting, PJ Library books, free tote bags, and more.