Celebrating the Diversity of Jewish Life in Silicon Valley
See the full 2013 schedule here!
Jewbilee is an idea, an experience, and the embodiment of the belief that for at least a day, the larger Jewish Community can come together under one roof, despite our many differences, and celebrate being Jewish and what that means to each of us.
Through a diverse program line up -- including Rabbis from all Jewish denominations, Professors from many of the Universities and Colleges of the Bay Area, Students, Teachers, Artists, and Performers -- our goal is to present a diversity of Jewish beliefs, political orientations, cultures, and experiences through a program that is an expression of the real Jewish Landscape.
Jewbliee is a day to try on a different Jewish hat; a new idea, a new practice, a new conversation.
New this year
Browse through hundreds of Jewish books for adults, teens, and children, and place your order with us. A portion of each sale will go back to the JCC to help fund next year's Jewbilee. Feed your brain while ensuring that quality Jewish programming remains a part of the JCC.
Jewbilee Teen Zone
Teens ages 12 and up are welcome to hang out in the Teen Lounge where they can participate in a number of activities. They can participate in ongoing community service projects including making no-sew blankets and soup cups to donate to Jewish Family Services. They can play Kinect Sports or enjoy a friendly game of foosball. Drop in any time during the day and stay as long as you like.
Bone Marrow Drive
Give the Gift of Life and register with the national bone marrow registry. All you have to do is a quick mouth swab, and you will be added to this life-saving list.
Jonathan Sarna, author of When General Grant Expelled the Jews
6:30pm in the Auditorium.
On December 17, 1862, General Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the Department of Tennessee for the Union Army, ordered “Jews, as a class,” to be expelled from the department, which stretched from Cairo, Illinois to northern Mississippi, on pain of arrest if they did not leave within twenty-four hours of receiving the order. On receiving the order, Cesar Kaskel, a Prussian Jewish immigrant who lived in Paducah, Kentucky, took immediate action. On December 28 he sent a telegram of protest to President Abraham Lincoln and a few days later set out for Washington. On January 3, 1863, he met with Lincoln, and on January 4, Lincoln countermanded Grant’s order. When General Grant Expelled the Jews records a little noted event in American Jewish history that reveals a great deal about Jewish-American life before the great immigrations of the late nineteenth century.
Jonathan D. Sarna is the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University. He has written, edited, or co-edited more than twenty books and is best known for the acclaimed American Judaism: A History, which received the Jewish Book Council’s Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year Award in 2004. He lives in Massachusetts. Click here for more info.
Participating Organizations, running list
- Kedem Congregation
- Congregation Beth David
- Temple Emanu-El
- Papa Hugs Bandl
- Temple Or Rishon
- Congregation Shir Hadash
- Lehrhaus Judaica
- Tov to Dance
- Gift of Life
Thanks to . . .
- Our Hardworking Steering Committee
- Our Wonderful Volunteers
- Our Outstanding Presenters
- The Supportive APJCC Personnel