Social / Cultural Gatherings

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The Cultural/Social group provides opportunities to get together with fellow CJC members to have fun, do some interesting things, and enjoy yummy food. Through it all, and most importantly, we are building community and friendships.

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*August: No official Social group event planned. Havdalah Service on the 26th is still a perfect time to get together with CJC friends.


*Saturday, September 16th

Attend Coastal Repertory Theatre’s ‘Gala’, “Old Havana in the Moonlight”, together.  Our table is full, but if you’re planning to attend, let us know and we’ll look for you!  RSVP:






Marker for the destroyed synagogue in the medieval Spanish town, Besalú

“What did you do last summer?”  A home based gathering to give us all a chance to catch up with each others’ summer travels.  If interested in hosting or attending, please contact 






Let  know if you’d like to help organize or host an event, or if you’d like to be on the group’s email list.

Other ideas we discussed at our first gathering (you can pretty much assume all these events will include eating):

  •  Get together at someone’s home and share our stories
  •  Go to a show in San Francisco
  •  Go to a Berkeley Rep show
  •  Camping in the Sierras
  •  Wine tasting in the Santa Cruz mountains…..hire a driver
  •  Go to a museum
  •  Movie night at members’ homes
  •  Soirée at Linda Bea & Philip’s home to see pictures and collections from their six years in China.


Some of our past events



Saturday, July 29th:  We began with a Kosher-style Pot-Luck dinner.    Joined by Rabbi Ted, he encouraged us to each tell how we came to live on the Coastside.  Our responses contained surprises for friends who’ve known each other for decades!  We then watched a movie: “American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco”.

We ended with a lovely Half Moon Bay summer Havdalah service.

Saturday, June 24, Vegetarian Potluck/Havdalah/Farewell to Rabbi Jane.

Sunday, May 7 – Matisse/Diebenkorn Exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Organized by Linda Bea.

Sunday, April 23, we had a private tour of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve led by Diann Chethik & Wendi Shafir, our very own docents.

On Sunday, April 9 – Dinner and a Show. After dinner at Oren’s Hummus Shop, we enjoyed TheatreWorks’ Rags. at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.



On Saturday March 18th, we had a three part event. We started with a hike in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve, followed by wine tasting at Thomas Fogarty Winery and dinner at the Mountain House.






In February, a few folks gathered for a Shabbat dinner at Fisherman’s Taverna on the 24th.


On Friday evening, January 27, eighteen of us gathered at Les & Leslie’s in  Half Moon Bay.  We schmoozed, lit the Shabbat candles, enjoyed a potluck dinner (delicious, as always), and then played “Bones”.




Saturday, December 24, we attended the Kung Pao Kosher Comedy dinner show. Linda, Chip, Shoshanna, Joel (also attending: Rabbi Jane & Stewart)





In August, 2016, Rachael, Dave, Wendi, Laura & Sam sharing a Shabbat Dinner at Monsoon Restaurant before seeing “BIG” at Coastal Repertory Theater in Half Moon Bay





Linda, Laura, Sam, Linda Bea & Cathy marching in the Night of Lights Parade, December 2, 2016. Rabbi Jane and Stewart also joined in.






We enjoyed cocktails and a tour of Half Moon Bay Distillery, followed by dinner at Mezza Luna for our social event in November, 2016.