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On April 26, 2021, journalist Rachel Levin took us through the chapters of her laugh-out-loud cookbook "Eat Something" which she co-authored with her friend Evan Bloom. 

On April 7, 2021, Sari Greenberg joined us in concert to commemorate the Holocaust through music. You can watch the evening's program here including author/historian Fred Rosenbaum's introduction.

Bess Kalb joined us for a Zoom interview on March 23, 2021. She answered questions about her grandmother Bobby Bell, who inspired her to write the Book that is now in the works to be a feature film. 

Following the signing of the Abraham Accords, our three panelists Thani Al Shirawi, Michal Cotler-Wunsh and Arsen Ostrovsky discussed the current developments in UAE-Israel relations and the efforts to build a future together. This March 7, 2021 panel was moderated by George Revutsky.

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Purim 2021

Purim 2021 -  Noa Baum
Purim 2021 - Noa Baum

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On Thursday, February 25, 2021 the community came together for Erev Purim. There were costume contests for kids and families, singing, storytelling with Noa Baum and Megillah reading. Just two quick screenshots from that fun evening. 

A glass ceiling-shattering writer/director, Jan Eliasberg answered questions about her first novel "Hannah's War" on January 24, 2021. Soon-to-be a motion picture, "Hannah's War" is an unforgettable love story about an exceptional woman and the dangerous power of her greatest discovery.

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Contest 12

Bronson Family Menorah - Winner
Bronson Family Menorah - Winner

Menorah by Debbi Roof
Menorah by Debbi Roof

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On Wednesday, December 16, 2020, the CCJCC ran a family menorah competition with the help of local synagogues and organizations. Take a look at some of the wonderful creations made by the participating families here or on our special 2020 CCJCC Family Menorah Contest page. 

On Sunday, November 22, we had the pleasure of attending "A Jewish Journey through Music" with internationally acclaimed cellist Amit Peled. If you missed this program or would like to watch it again, here is the recording of the concert. Enjoy!

Author, journalist & WIRED magazine editor at large Stephen Levy joined us on Sunday, November 15, 2020 for an interesting Q&A on his book Facebook: The Inside Story, and Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg.

On Sunday, October 25, author, playwright, screenwriter Alan Zweibel shared with us how he got into the business, his time in SNL, his friendships with the cast and more. If you missed his talk or would love to watch it again,...

"Get Your Butt Outside & Hike with Friends" event on October 24th was the first in what will be many innovative and exciting Outside The Box events coming to our community in 2020-2021. Here are some photos from the hike.

Hiking in Mt. Diablo State Park
Hiking in Mt. Diablo State Park

We found a happy place.
We found a happy place.

Hiking in Mt. Diablo State Park
Hiking in Mt. Diablo State Park

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Prof. Amos Guiora discussed his latest book ARMIES OF ENABLERS on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

 

In Concert: The Tzofim Friendship Caravan

June 5, 2019 at Congregation B'nai Shalom, Walnut Creek

Violins of Hope

Violins of Hope Concert: Along The Trade Route Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Congregation B'nai Shalom

Violins of Hope

Violins of Hope Concert: Along The Trade Route Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Congregation B'nai Shalom

Violins of Hope

Violins of Hope Concert: Along The Trade Route Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Congregation B'nai Shalom

Screening of "Defiant Requiem"

Screening of the documentary "Defiant Requiem" on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Congregation B'nai Shalom

Journalist Marc Weitzmann

French Journalist and author Marc Weitzmann signing his books, following his conversation with Associate Professor Ethan Katz on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Congregation B'nai Tikvah.

The CCJCC & NCSY Project Impact offers four different tracks for teens and families with young children to explore ways for Tikkun Olam (repair the world). One of those tracks is assembling food and care packages for the homeless youth. On Sunday, March 21, 2021, participants who signed up for this track came together to work and help those who are less fortunate. 

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