Community Events & Announcements

Community Announcements  

Oregon Shakespeare and Broadway Festival 3-Day Trip to Ashland
Tuesday, October 3–Friday, October 6
Take advantage of this group package of four plays, 6 meals, 3 nights lodging—all for the amount the tickets would cost alone! Visit the festival website for more information about the plays.
For more information and to sign up for the trip, contact Mel Mann, 510-527-2177 or by email at

Spring Festival of Learning & Lag Ba'Omer Celebration
Sunday, May 14, from 1:00 pm–7:30 pm
Learn during the day with Jewish Wisdom All-Stars and party by night to celebrate Lag Ba’Omer. Featuring a keynote speech by Rabbi David Ingber and a musical performance by Kugelplex! Join Lehrhaus Judaica and Urban Adamah for this unforgettable event! Click here for more info.

More Courage with the Jewish Women's Theatre
Sunday, May 21, at 2:00 pm 
The Jewish Women’s Theatre is putting its unique “salon theatre” spin on a powerful new theme: the human capacity to transform lives and inspire change with a single moment of bravery. We all want more courage, and we’ve all known times when it seemed in short supply. In this empowering celebration of original storytelling, actors will interpret the work of Jewish and Muslim writers for a timely, honest, and often even humorous look at what it means to be courageous.
LOCATION: JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch; 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709; For more info, visit, check out the flyer and join the Facebook event here

Safe Harbor: A Benefit Concert for Refugees and Immigrants
Monday, June 12, 7:00pm doors / 7:30pm show
Stand in Solidarity with Immigrants and Refugees
Special benefit concert supporting JFCS East Bay's services for immigrants and refugees featuring The Qadim Ensemble; 
opening by World Harmony Chorus 
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley; Tickets: $30 General / $75 Preferred Seating, Buy them here!

Events at Urban Adamah during April

Get some dirt under your nails! Check out the Urban Adamah Calendar for several fun events for families and individuals this month. There are plenty of free and paid events; check to see if registration is required.  

Camp Tawonga 2017 

Experience joyous Judaism in nature at Camp Tawonga, a tradition since 1925! Camp Tawonga’s 2017 programs and dates are now available online, and offerings include summer sessions, teen leadership and adventure travel, family camp weekends and more! Tawonga is a Jewish, residential summer camp that is American Camp Association accredited and located right outside Yosemite National Park in Stanislaus National Forest. Programs for 2nd through 12th graders. Tawonga also offers weekend family camps. Contact: 415-543-2267,, or

Project Zug

Project Zug employs chevruta (one-to-one) learning to connect with Jews from Around the World. It is led by a team of Israeli and American Jews seeking to strengthen relationships between Jewish communities across the globe. Learn more...


Knowing Saves Lives

Women and men of Ashkenazi Jewish (Central or Eastern European) ancestry have a 1 in 40 chance of carrying a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation. This is at least a ten times greater probability than that of the non-Jewish population. Individuals with a gene mutation in either BRCA1 or BRCA2 are at higher than average risk for developing certain cancers.  Talk to your loved ones about your family history of cancer. Want to know more about BRCA? Visit or call (215) 662-2748.  


Sign Up Now for Birthright Israel Summer trips with URJ Kesher!

Send 18-26 year-olds in your community to Israel – for FREE! Registration at!


Wilderness Torah's B'naiture Mentorship Program

Wilderness Torah provides a pathway for nature and soul-centric Jewish education and coming-of-age. Both of our innovative youth programs start in the fall and enrollment is open now!


JFCS/East Bay Home Care for Seniors

Compassionate, professional, reliable, and personalized. Our social workers provide an extra level of oversight and advocacy. Information about the program can be found here: We Care Like You Care.


Hebrew Free Loan

Hebrew Free Loan provides interest-free loans to Jewish residents in Northern California needing assistance or pursuing life-long dreams. Loan categories include: student, adoption, business, first-time home buyer, unemployment, emergency, debt consolidation, and more. Loans are zero-cost and zero-interest. Always. Since 1897, Hebrew Free Loan has provided vital assistance to more than 100,000 people. By offering loans rather than charity, Hebrew Free Loan helps people become, and remain, self-sufficient.