Events

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

May
3

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

Dec.
4

CJC Clergy Search Meeting – 12/4/16

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December 4, 2016 Attendees Rabbi Jane Litman Phil Chapnick Cathy Hauer Annie Blair Sara Russell Linda B. Goldstein Chip B. Goldstein   Two Years ago what were we Focused on? What’s our identity? Keep congregation going Who are we going to lose? Mourn the loss of our clergy Help people feel held Pastoral Support Keep up attendance Help through transition, ... Continue

Dec.
4

Searching for our new Rabbi

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Rabbi Search Meeting Community Meeting Sunday, December 4 1:30 - 3:30 pm Cathy Hauer's home in El Granada Rabbi Jane will lead a session where we discuss the attributes and skills sought in our new Rabbi. To attend in person: RSVP to Cathy to get address and directions (email or call 650.712.1930) To attend remotely: call-in: 605.475.3235 ... Continue

Dec.
18

Happy Chanuakah!

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With Chanukah beginning on December 24th, we decided to celebrate early this year.  The Latkes were yummy and story telling enlightening.  We hope you enjoy all your holiday celebrations with family and friends. Pre-Chanukah Party Coastside Jewish Community began with a Chanukah party, and we are celebrating our 25th Silver Anniversary on ... Continue

Oct.
23

Sukkot

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*** Notice:  Day, time, and location have changed!!! *** Join us for Coastside Jewish Community's Sukkot Celebration, led by Rabbi Jane.  A great event for families, single folks, and everyone in between. It's time to Shake your Lulav and celebrate the autumn harvest. Sunday, October 23, at the Cristol-Deman home in Moss Beach. ... Continue

July
22

Pulpit Exchange & Cantor Audition

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Friday, July 22, 7:30 pm  -and- Sunday, July 24, 10 am An invitation from Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman: Please join Coastside Jewish Community and the congregation of St. Edmunds for a weekend of interfaith dialogue and worship. On Friday evening CJC will meet at St. Edmunds for our Kabbalat Shabbat service. The members of St. ... Continue

Sept.
16

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:   *August: No official Social group event planned. Havdalah Service on the 26th is still ... Continue

July
9

Game Night & Social Planning

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  At gathering after gathering, and survey after survey, most of us have agreed: having a sense of community is a very important part of why we belong to CJC.  In response, our Board of Directors has established a "Cultural/Social" committee, and Laura Alster-Martin has offered to help get things going. Our first ... Continue