PHOTO & VIDEO GALLERY

On August 22, 2021, ADL’s regional director Seth Brysk, university student Micah Bloom and educator Matthew Levin from StandWithUs tackled the changing types of antisemitism and gave valuable tools on how adults, teens and young adults can respond to hate. Website links to resources they provided are available here

On August 22, the CCJCC brought together young families with kids and tweens to have some splashing cool fun at the San Ramon Pool and Aquatic Center. These images are testament to the awesome time the kids had that day!

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On Thursday, August 5, author, speaker, parenting expert, and artist Rachel Biale introduced us to her book "Growing Up Below Sea Level" and talked about her childhood living in a kibbutz by the Jordan River.

On July 22, 2021, Under One Tent Program Director Riva Gambert gave a lecture on Lawrence of Arabia vs. Nili, whose efforts in Palestine against the failing Ottoman Empire helped shape the region during World War I.The bibliography on the "Lawrence vs. Nili" lecture is now available here

On June 17, 2021, UC Davis Professor David Biale presented the history of Hasidism, a movement that began in southeastern Poland and spread after the death of Israel Ba'al Shem Tov in 1760. 

During the immediate post-WWII period, President Truman was confronted with many issues concerning British-controlled Palestine. On May 27, 2021, Under One Tent Program Director Riva Gambert examined his responses and his ultimate policy decisions.

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. 

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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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.

Purim 2021
Purim 2021

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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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Bronson Family Menorah - Winner
Bronson Family Menorah - Winner

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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, 2020 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, 2020 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. Now, you can watch this wonderful talk again and 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

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

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

 

On Thursday, August 26, 2021, Jerusalem-based political analyst, human rights pioneer, and expert commentator on Arab and Palestinian affairs Bassem Eid talked about the prospects for peace and the two-state solution. Sponsors partnering with CCJCC were Cong. Beth Emek, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Cong. B'nai Tikvah.

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.

In Concert: The Tzofim Friendship Caravan

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