Past Events

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

Feb.
11

Tu B’shevat Seder

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Please 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 Jane Rachel Litman will inspire and lead us in ... Continue

March
11

Kirtan Shabbat

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  Led by JD Kleinke Friday March 11, 6:00 pm at the home of Sara and JD  in El Granada Please join us for a kirtan-style Shabbat, led by JD Kleinke. This will be a traditional home-based Erev Shabbat service done in the style of Hindu kirtan - the type of call-and-response singing often associated ... Continue

Dec.
13

Celebrate Chanukah

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Our Chanukah Party was lots of fun.....here's our spinning dreidel Diann with several Hannukiot, a.k.a. Menorahs. Annual Chanukah Party Sunday, December 13, 4-6 pm at Holy Family Church, 1590 S. Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay CJC is hosting its annual Chanukah Party, designed for the whole family and free for everyone (donations at the door ... Continue

Nov.
9

Communal Visioning Meetings

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Help create our future as a congregation during this fertile and transitional time.  The Visioning Meeting is a discussion about the resources and future direction for the congregation, in order to create a short term (two to three years) strategic plan and provide a firm foundation for the next search ... Continue

Oct.
23

Pulpit Exchange

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What is “anything with chocolate."? The Jeopardy answer to the question: "What is both Rabbi Jane and Vicar Michael’s favorite dessert?" If you’d like to know more about what Rabbi Jane and Vicar Michael and their respective traditions have in common, and where they differ, please join us for a pulpit exchange ... Continue

Oct.
7

Family Shabbat

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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 Shabbat program. What is Family Shabbat? Rabbi Ted will lead families in Jewish singing, Torah stories, movement and blessings. The program is about half an hour, and is sometimes followed by a ... Continue