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.

Up Next:  

*Sunday, May 7, 1pm – Matisse/Diebenkorn Exhibit

at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (description follows)

If you would like to go, let  know by April 21.

Meet in museum’s lobby by 1pm so we can join the docent guided tour of the exhibit at 1:30pm.

Pricing: Group (10 or more): Adult   $21, Senior (65+) $19, Age 19–24 $16  If we don’t get 10, tickets are $33 Adult, $30 for Seniors. Members are free. If we get 10 people, then Linda Bea will figure out about buying the tickets.

Matisse/Diebenkorn at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Presenting a new view of two of the twentieth century’s most extraordinary painters, Matisse/Diebenkorn is the first major exhibition to explore the profound inspiration Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993) found in the work of Henri Matisse (1869–1954). It brings together 100 extraordinary paintings and drawings—40 by Matisse and 60 by Diebenkorn—that reveal the connections between the two artists in subject, style, color, and technique.

The exhibition unfolds across the arc of Diebenkorn’s career—from early abstractions, through his Bay Area figurative years, to his majestic Ocean Park series—all in direct dialogue with works that he knew and admired by Matisse. Diebenkorn grew up in San Francisco, and first discovered Matisse as a Stanford University art student in the early 1940s. Over the next four decades, he pursued a serious study of the great French modernist’s work, drawing from his example to forge a style entirely his own.


*Saturday, June 24th, 6:30pm

Movie Night:        “American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco” 

Vegetarian Pot-Luck dinner

Where:       At Chip B. and Linda B. Goldsteins home in Half Moon Bay

RSVP: 650-726-0632



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



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.