Events

Oct.
7

Sukkot

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Join us for Coastside Jewish Community's Sukkot Celebration, led by Rabbi Ted.  A great event for families, single folks, and everyone in between. It's time to Shake your Lulav and celebrate the autumn harvest. Our Sukkot celebration is on from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, October 7 at Sara’s house, and will ... 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

Dec.
2

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:   Saturday, December 2:  Attend Coastal Repertory's production of Coney Island Christmas. If you'd like to ... 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

July
1

Happy Fiscal New Year!

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CJC's Fiscal New Year began July 1st, therefore membership renewals were due by the end of June. Thank you to everyone who has renewed (about half of us to date).  Renewal packets were mailed to all members in early June. If you can't find yours, send a request to CJC. Please don't put it aside ... Continue

June
25

Movie & Havdalah

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On Saturday, June 25th starting at 7pm, we’ll gather at the home of Frank and Diann Chethik in El Granada for a Havdalah service, and to watch and discuss "The Jewish Journey".  Narrated by Martha Teichner, this film follows the trajectory of Jewish American life from the earliest arrivals in ... Continue

June
4

Annual Member Meeting & Balloting

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Our Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 4, 2-4pm. Location:  New Leaf Market Community Room,  Half Moon Bay.  This is our yearly community gathering to 'talk shop' and get caught up with each other and CJC. Also important is voting for our Board of Directors. If you cannot attend the ... Continue

May
7

Rosh Hodesh – The New Moon – Counting and Recounting

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Why does Passover come “early” some years and “late” on others?  Each year and month begins with the new moon, and the calendar readjusts annually to stay in harmony with the solar seasons.  We know that the beginning of each year falls on the first new moon in autumn, and ... Continue

April
15

Passover

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Annual Community Seder Saturday, April 15 5:00 pm - gather 5:30 pm - service (starts promptly) 6:30 pm - dinner Odd Fellows Hall, 526 Main Street, Half Moon Bay (great new venue!) Donations at the door appreciated kid-friendly service Dinner Details Potluck dinner: Last name A-L: kosher for Passover vegetarian main dish Last name M-Z: kosher for Passover vegetarian side dish or ... Continue

March
11

A Taste of Purim

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Adults and children are welcome to join our fun and interactive re-telling of the Purim Story. Costumes and Hamentaschen of all styles are welcome.  The evening will begin with a potluck. When: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 6-8pm Where: the Chethiks’ home in El Granada.  RSVP to Diann for exact location. 6:00 – Community  Potluck (feel free to ... Continue

March
23

Book Club

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Coastside Jewish Community Book Club meets approximately once every two months at members’ homes.   We read many kinds of books, all at least tangentially related to Judaism. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 23 at 7:00. We are reading “The World to Come: A Novel”, by Dara Horn. First published ... Continue

Sept.
17

CJC B’Nai Mitzvah

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Being a small congregation, we have relatively few young people becoming B'Nai (Bar or Bat) Mitzvah.  So when we do, it's special time for our entire congregation to gather.     Leila and David invite you to celebrate Elijah’s Bar Mitzvah on September 17, 2016, 10 AM, Community United Methodist Church, Half Moon Bay. ... Continue