July 2016

bowl of hummus

12 Inspired Hummus Recipes to Knock Your Socks Off

Hummus – what’s not to like? At the OFJCC, we’re big fans of the chickpea-and-tahini spread which originated in the Middle East and has become a staple of our diet. Hummus is an excellent dish because of its versatility and health benefits. It contains no dairy, nuts or gluten and helps...

A view of the OFJCC Oasis Play Space

Oasis Play Space: Everything But the Camel

On Sunday, July 17, we opened the floodgates to our new Oasis Play Space on the Jessica Lynn Saal Town Square. After months of planning and construction (and curiosity), our unique and amazing Oasis was opened to the community. The Play Space, which has been featured in J. The Jewish News Weekly...

Superego

How Art Changes Your Brain (and Your Heart)

As a child, I distinctly remember the gestalt of singing in a choir, being on stage with my friends and making new friends who share, experience, and exchange ideas, energy and the love of Jewish texts and music. I’m so proud to know that I come from people who have...

Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Center, Israel

Six Lessons I Learned from Elie Wiesel

As I sit on the plane flying home after our first-ever Silicon Valley Community Trip to Israel, I want to reflect on the passing of Elie Wiesel.  We were in Jerusalem when we heard that Elie Wiesel had died, and it just so happened that our group was slated to...