Arts and Culture

What Are You Listening To?

It seems everyone has earbuds on around the OFJCC, tuning in to their private audio track—especially in the Fitness Center. So we asked a few members what they are currently listening to: “The Cure is coming to Shoreline Amphitheatre in May and it’s gotten me back into them again.”   —Jill “I’m listening...

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Playback: Chelsea Clinton and Sheryl Sandberg

On Monday October 5th,  Churchill Club and the Oshman Family JCC proudly welcomed author, activist and former first daughter Chelsea Clinton to our campus to discuss her book It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! Joining Chelsea on stage was fellow author and activist Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer at Facebook....

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Playback: Former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren

The Oshman Family JCC recently welcomed author and former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren to discuss the journey behind his recently-released book Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide. A former member of the Israel Defense Forces, Oren gained ambassadorship in 2009 under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a post he held until 2013. Oren is...

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Playback: Julie Lythcott-Haims

The Oshman Family JCC recently hosted author and motivational speaker Julie Lythcott-Haims for a dynamic discussion of her book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success. Julie spent ten years as the Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University getting a firsthand look at some of...

Seven Recommended Summer Reads

We asked OFJCC members what they’re reading this summer: “The Gods of Gotham, by Lyndsay Faye. It’s a mystery set in the 1800s and was recommended to me by author Laurie King when I ran into her at the San Jose airport. My mystery book club has made it our selection...

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Inspiring a New Generation of Jewish Performers

Children and teens who enjoy singing, dancing, acting, performing, playing instruments, or who want to explore their Jewish culture through the prism of performance have embraced the new Oshman Family JCC (OFJCC) School for the Performing Arts that launched last winter. This fall, their parents and other adults are getting...

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Playback: When Science and Religion Collide

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and an esteemed panel of guest lecturers spoke about the influence of Jewish thinking on scientific inquiry and achievement at the OFJCC’s Judaism and Science Symposium on April 12. The event was presented in partnership with Moment Magazine and was moderated by KQED‘s Michael Krasny. According to Lord Rabbi Sacks, “Too...