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PJ Library Events

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Parents With Babies Support Group, With Stacia Biltekoff 10:30 am
Parents With Babies Support Group, With Stacia Biltekoff @ JCC East Bay
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Are you a parent with a baby age 0-12 months, looking for a space to connect with others? Join us for an intimate, informal group where parents with infants can share and learn in a Jewish community. Session 3: Tuesdays, March 14 – May 9 Come to the first class...
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JCC East Bay Parent Education Seminar – Nurturing the Nurturer: Self Care for Parents & Caregivers 6:00 pm
JCC East Bay Parent Education Seminar – Nurturing the Nurturer: Self Care for Parents & Caregivers @ JCC East Bay
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nurturing the Nurturer: Self Care for Parents & Caregivers with Marla Rosen of Jewish Family and Community Services East Bay When life is busy with children, family, work and other relationships, it’s easy to put ourselves on the “back burner.” In this parenting workshop, discuss strategies to support healthy boundaries,...
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PJ Library Music Together in Hebrew 9:30 am
PJ Library Music Together in Hebrew @ Temple Sinai
May 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PJ Library Music Together in Hebrew @ Temple Sinai
Each session is 45 minutes and includes songs, chanting, rhythm play, movement, instrument play, and free dance. In this Music Together with Hebrew class, Hebrew words and phrases are woven into the songs and parts of songs are translated into Hebrew. Each child participates at his or her own developmental...
Toddler Program: Perachim (Flowers) 9:30 am
Toddler Program: Perachim (Flowers) @ JCC East Bay
May 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Come play and learn with Monika Clark! Join us to explore with your child! Perachim (Flowers) is an exciting, play based program for toddlers (12-30 months) and caregivers. Through play, art, music, stories & Jewish rituals, we build community. We welcome and support parents of all backgrounds and faiths, as...
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May Urban Adamah Family Farm Day 10:00 am
May Urban Adamah Family Farm Day @ Urban Adamah
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
May Urban Adamah Family Farm Day @ Urban Adamah
Sprouts Family Days: Join us for a magical journey of discovery, play and exploration on our farm. The veggies, the animals, the soil, the songs, the stories and the games – it’s like the best of Sprouts summer camp all in one morning! Bring your family down to the farm...
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Parents With Babies Support Group, With Stacia Biltekoff 10:30 am
Parents With Babies Support Group, With Stacia Biltekoff @ JCC East Bay
May 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Are you a parent with a baby age 0-12 months, looking for a space to connect with others? Join us for an intimate, informal group where parents with infants can share and learn in a Jewish community. Session 3: Tuesdays, March 14 – May 9 Come to the first class...
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PJ Library Music Together in Hebrew 9:30 am
PJ Library Music Together in Hebrew @ Temple Sinai
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PJ Library Music Together in Hebrew @ Temple Sinai
Each session is 45 minutes and includes songs, chanting, rhythm play, movement, instrument play, and free dance. In this Music Together with Hebrew class, Hebrew words and phrases are woven into the songs and parts of songs are translated into Hebrew. Each child participates at his or her own developmental...
Toddler Program: Perachim (Flowers) 9:30 am
Toddler Program: Perachim (Flowers) @ JCC East Bay
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Come play and learn with Monika Clark! Join us to explore with your child! Perachim (Flowers) is an exciting, play based program for toddlers (12-30 months) and caregivers. Through play, art, music, stories & Jewish rituals, we build community. We welcome and support parents of all backgrounds and faiths, as...
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PJ Library Music Together in Hebrew 9:30 am
PJ Library Music Together in Hebrew @ Temple Sinai
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PJ Library Music Together in Hebrew @ Temple Sinai
Each session is 45 minutes and includes songs, chanting, rhythm play, movement, instrument play, and free dance. In this Music Together with Hebrew class, Hebrew words and phrases are woven into the songs and parts of songs are translated into Hebrew. Each child participates at his or her own developmental...
Toddler Program: Perachim (Flowers) 9:30 am
Toddler Program: Perachim (Flowers) @ JCC East Bay
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Come play and learn with Monika Clark! Join us to explore with your child! Perachim (Flowers) is an exciting, play based program for toddlers (12-30 months) and caregivers. Through play, art, music, stories & Jewish rituals, we build community. We welcome and support parents of all backgrounds and faiths, as...
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Jewish Gateways: Shabbat in the Park for Families with Young Children 10:00 am
Jewish Gateways: Shabbat in the Park for Families with Young Children @ Totland Park
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join Rabbi Bridget and other families with young children to connect, play, and relax at a casual Shabbat hangout in the park. We’ll supply the challah and grape juice, and have available Shabbat-oriented toys, books, and music. We’ll also offer a Shabbat treasure hunt and a hands-on project. Bring snacks...
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PJ Library Playdate 9:30 am
PJ Library Playdate @ The Rec Room
May 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
PJ Library Playdate @  The Rec Room
Come enjoy 50% off on Admission ($5 discount) for PJ Library families. Join in the other activities at Rec Room Cafe. PJ Library reading nook and music, and shmoozing for the grown ups. Discount for PJ Library families given at the door. Sing along with Grampa Clyde! Join us in...
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PJ Library Music Together in Hebrew 9:30 am
PJ Library Music Together in Hebrew @ Temple Sinai
May 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PJ Library Music Together in Hebrew @ Temple Sinai
Each session is 45 minutes and includes songs, chanting, rhythm play, movement, instrument play, and free dance. In this Music Together with Hebrew class, Hebrew words and phrases are woven into the songs and parts of songs are translated into Hebrew. Each child participates at his or her own developmental...
Toddler Program: Perachim (Flowers) 9:30 am
Toddler Program: Perachim (Flowers) @ JCC East Bay
May 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Come play and learn with Monika Clark! Join us to explore with your child! Perachim (Flowers) is an exciting, play based program for toddlers (12-30 months) and caregivers. Through play, art, music, stories & Jewish rituals, we build community. We welcome and support parents of all backgrounds and faiths, as...
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PJ Library Music Together in Hebrew @ Temple Sinai
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PJ Library Music Together in Hebrew @ Temple Sinai

Each session is 45 minutes and includes songs, chanting, rhythm play, movement, instrument play, and free dance. In this Music Together with Hebrew class, Hebrew words and phrases are woven into the songs and parts of songs are translated into Hebrew.

Each child participates at his or her own developmental level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, observing, or exploring musical instruments. We welcome the whole family to join in this important family music experience, and any caregiver—parents, grandparents, nanny—can bring the child(ren) to class.

 

More about Kiki here: http://eastbaymusictogether.yourvirtuoso.com/Instructor.html?instructorId=84332

Toddler Program: Perachim (Flowers) @ JCC East Bay
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Come play and learn with Monika Clark!
Join us to explore with your child!
Perachim (Flowers) is an exciting, play based program for toddlers (12-30 months) and caregivers. Through play, art, music, stories & Jewish rituals, we build community.

We welcome and support parents of all backgrounds and faiths, as well as single, LGBTQ, and adoptive parents.

Monika Clark, former preschool teacher at the JCC East Bay, lovingly works with children from infancy through kindergarten and their parents. As a mother of a college student, she is a great resource for parents. Her warmth and enthusiasm are inspiring.

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TIKVAH TOTS & Sipurim @ Congregation B'nai Tikvah
Jun 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
TIKVAH TOTS & Sipurim @ Congregation B'nai Tikvah  | Walnut Creek | California | United States

FREE Parent & Child Story Time & Playgroup (Ages 0-3)
Sipurim (Hebrew Stories) on the first Tuesday of every month, Jewish themed stories on following weeks. First 30 minutes include story time, songs, and activities followed by stay and play. This program is FREE and open to members and non-members.

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Toddler Program: Perachim (Flowers) @ JCC East Bay
Jun 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Come play and learn with Monika Clark!
Join us to explore with your child!
Perachim (Flowers) is an exciting, play based program for toddlers (12-30 months) and caregivers. Through play, art, music, stories & Jewish rituals, we build community.

We welcome and support parents of all backgrounds and faiths, as well as single, LGBTQ, and adoptive parents.

Monika Clark, former preschool teacher at the JCC East Bay, lovingly works with children from infancy through kindergarten and their parents. As a mother of a college student, she is a great resource for parents. Her warmth and enthusiasm are inspiring.

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L’Chaim, L’Chaim, To US! @ Aqautic Park Berkeley
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

L’CHAIM, L’CHAIM, TO US! AN URBAN SHTETL FAMILY GATHERING CELEBRATING THE GIFT OF BUILDING COMMUNITY

Sunday, June 11, 10 AM – 2 PM at Berkeley Aquatic Park

Join us for our final Family Learning Day of this year’s Urban Shtetl. To celebrate building community together as Jewish families, we will host our very own Community Family Carnival!

Register online to save!

Some of the fun you can look forward to:

Nature Art Altar Building
Sacred Space Flag Making
Music and Songs
Balkan & Klezmer Workshop and Dance Party
Face Painting
Drumming
Giant Bubbles!
Carnival Games: frisbee golf, ring toss, bean bag toss + more!

Hosted by Julie Batz and Gavriel Strauss

Advance Registration (save $10 by registering now!):

CHL Members $36/family

General Public $40/family

+$10 at the door

Snacks and drinks will be provided. Please bring your own lunch for your family.

Learn more & register here: http://chochmat.org/event/lchaim-lchaim-to-us-an-urban-shtetl-family-gathering-celebrating-the-gift-of-building-community-together/

Thank you to our generous Family Learning Day sponsors: PJ Library and Sprout JFED

Urban Adamah Family Farm Day @ Urban Adamah
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Urban Adamah Family Farm Day @ Urban Adamah

Sprouts Family Days: Join us for a magical journey of discovery, play and exploration on our farm. The veggies, the animals, the soil, the songs, the stories and the games – it’s like the best of Sprouts summer camp all in one morning! Bring your family down to the farm for an amazing morning and picnic lunch with other families and the Urban Adamah educators.

From 10:00-11:30 am we’ll gather and explore the farm. At 11:30 am we’ll settle in the shade and eat lunch as a community (bring your own)! For families with children 3-5 years old. If you’ve got a toddler, feel free to bring them along and explore the farm at your own pace.

Sprouts Family Days are by free, but space is very limited. Participants must register in advance to guarantee a space in the program.

Jun
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Toddler Program: Perachim (Flowers) @ JCC East Bay
Jun 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Come play and learn with Monika Clark!
Join us to explore with your child!
Perachim (Flowers) is an exciting, play based program for toddlers (12-30 months) and caregivers. Through play, art, music, stories & Jewish rituals, we build community.

We welcome and support parents of all backgrounds and faiths, as well as single, LGBTQ, and adoptive parents.

Monika Clark, former preschool teacher at the JCC East Bay, lovingly works with children from infancy through kindergarten and their parents. As a mother of a college student, she is a great resource for parents. Her warmth and enthusiasm are inspiring.

Jun
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Jewish Gateways Shabbat in the Park for Families with Young Children @ Totland Park
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Rabbi Bridget and other families with young children to connect, play, and relax at a casual Shabbat hangout in the park.

We’ll supply the challah and grape juice, and have available Shabbat-oriented toys, books, and a hands-on project.

Bring snacks if you want, and join us any time between 10am and noon. We’ll be singing Shabbat songs and sharing challah and grape juice at 10:30.

There are picnic tables and we’ll have blankets available for those who want to sit on the grass.

Jewish Gateways’ HandsOn Holiday events are for children 1-5 and their grownups. Older siblings and babies are also welcome.

Enjoy the participatory, small group setting, which offers the beauty of a havurah (friendship group) with the flexibility and diversity that’s right for modern families.

Feel free to invite friends!

WHERE: Totland Park, McGee Avenue and Virginia Street, Berkeley.

WHO: All are welcome, including interfaith, LGBTQ, and adoptive families; single parents; and grandparents. No Jewish knowledge or experience is necessary.

HOW: Register and we will send you an email reminder, or just show up on June 17.

QUESTIONS? Contact Rabbi Bridget Wynne at rabbibridget@jewishgateways.org or 510-410-0622.

HandsOn Holidays series: This event is part of Jewish Gateways’ monthly series of HandsOn Holidays celebrations for families with young children, presented in collaboration with Sprout East Bay, PJ Library East Bay, and InterfaithFamily/Bay Area.

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Urban Adamah Family Farm Day @ Urban Adamah
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Urban Adamah Family Farm Day @ Urban Adamah

Sprouts Family Days: Join us for a magical journey of discovery, play and exploration on our farm. The veggies, the animals, the soil, the songs, the stories and the games – it’s like the best of Sprouts summer camp all in one morning! Bring your family down to the farm for an amazing morning and picnic lunch with other families and the Urban Adamah educators.

From 10:00-11:30 am we’ll gather and explore the farm. At 11:30 am we’ll settle in the shade and eat lunch as a community (bring your own)! For families with children 3-5 years old. If you’ve got a toddler, feel free to bring them along and explore the farm at your own pace.

Sprouts Family Days are by free, but space is very limited. Participants must register in advance to guarantee a space in the program.