Events

Feb.
24

Interfaith Free Food Distribution and Purim Celebration

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* February 24th * 9:30 AM - 11 AM Food Distribution * 11 AM - 1 PM   Potluck Lunch and Purim Celebration * Holy Family Church   "Purim is celebrated with a public reading of the Book of Esther. Under the rule of King Ahashverosh, Haman, the king's prime minister, plots to exterminate all of ... Continue

Mar.
31

Passover Seder

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"Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, is one of the three major pilgrimage festivals of ancient Israel. Originally a combination of a couple of different spring festivals, it is a commemoration of the Exodus from Egypt–especially the night when God “passed over” the houses of the Israelites during the tenth plague–and ... Continue

Jan.
27

Tu B’Shevat & Havdalah

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[caption id="attachment_3362" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Our TuB'Shevat Seder[/caption] Come and celebrate the “other” seder, the New Year of the Trees, and our vital connection to the natural world.  We will delight our senses with the fruits of the vine and the tree, while offering thanks and spiritual reflection.  Rabbi Ted will inspire and lead ... Continue

Dec.
2

Re-Imagining our Shabbat Service

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December 2, 11:30am -1:00pm,  Holy Family Shul, Potluck lunch & discussion. Join Rabbi Ted and Cantorial Soloist Lissin for an exploration of our prayer service: What it is, what we yearn for, what it could be. We have inherited a liturgical tradition that is almost 2,000 years old. One of the hallmarks of ... Continue

Dec.
1

Night of Lights Parade

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Friday, December 1, 6 pm CJC marches in the Night of Lights Parade, Half Moon Bay Helpers and marchers needed!  Email or call Sara Russell (650.490.0914)   Continue

Dec.
16

Happy Chanukah!

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Chanukah Party Saturday, December 16,  4-6 pm,  Location: Ocean Colony Association Community Center Meeting Room, 5 Miramontes Point Road (next to the Ritz Carlton) Suggested donation at the door: CJC members: $20/family, $10/individual Non-CJC members: $30/family, $20/individual All ages welcome Special invitation to our friends at Holy Family Church Kindly RSVP to Sara! Making it happen: We are looking for some folks to ... Continue

Feb.
9

Family Activities

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Are you a family with a preschool age child? We'd like to welcome you to Coastside Jewish Community’s Family programs. Coastside Jewish Community celebrates families in a variety of ways. Family Shabbat services** Family Services during the High Holy Days Family friendly celebrations of Sukkot,  Tu B’Shevat, Purim, and Passover Fun ... Continue

Sept.
29

High Holy Days 2017/5778

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Welcome to the High Holy Days with Coastside Jewish Community. Whether you are a once-a-year-Jew, a daily davenner, or dipping your toe into the Jewish world for the first time, you have a place with us for Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). ... Continue

Aug.
12

Farmers Market

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Every now and then, CJC gets to have a table at the Farmers Market .... a chance to say hi to the community, and be found by potential members.  August 12 was one of those lovely days.  Many thanks to staffers Cathy, Chip, Laura, Lissin, and Rabbi Ted. Continue

July
1

Meet Rabbi Ted Riter

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I am so honored to serve as the new rabbi of Coastside Jewish Community. In some ways, being with CJC reminds me of my childhood in a small town in central Texas – a place where everyone wanting to experience Jewish community was welcomed with open arms. By beginning my own Jewish ... Continue

Apr.
18

Book Club

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Coastside Jewish Community Book Club meets approximately once every two months at members’ homes. We read all kinds of books that are in some way related to Judaism, and ensure our books are available through the library. We schmooze, we nosh, we even discuss the book we all read! Most importantly, we ... Continue

Dec
21

Silver Anniversary Campaign

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Coastside Jewish Community's first gathering in 1991 was a Chanukah party organized by our founder, Lesli Sachs.  A lot has happened in the last twenty five years, and you can read about it on this website.   In celebration, we have kicked off a Silver Anniversary Campaign.  If having CJC is important to ... Continue