Taube Center for
Jewish Peoplehood

The Taube Center for Jewish Peoplehood is our home for Jewish learning and education. Here we create opportunities to explore Jewish values and voices and to celebrate  rich, cultural traditions. We welcome you—you of every age, background, and interest—to join us in our journey to understand Jewish life, past and present.

Scroll below for an overview of our current programs, and check back soon for fresh, new programs being developed by Jessica Rosenberg, our Director for the Taube Center for Jewish Peoplehood.

Fun at the recent "Hannukah Inside Out" at the JCC in December 2021.

Up Next in Jewish Life Events

Israeli Folk Dance – Session 6

Dec 01 @ 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Osher Marin JCC

Session 5 Dates: Thursdays 1:30 – 3:30 pm September 8 – October 13 These Israeli folk dances are fun and great exercise, set to a wonderful assortment of Israeli and world music. This class is a great way to get started, return to, or just keep on dancing in a... »

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Psychedelics & The Future of Judaism

Dec 01 @ 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Osher Marin JCC

Join us for a lecture and discussion about Psychedelics and the Future of Judaism with Shefa’s Rabbi Zac Kamenetz at the Marin JCC As psychedelics re-enter the mainstream through potential therapeutic applications and shifting legal frameworks, there is growing enthusiasm amongst Jewish individuals and communities to wonder about their integration... »

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Israeli Folk Dance – Session 6

Dec 08 @ 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Osher Marin JCC

Session 5 Dates: Thursdays 1:30 – 3:30 pm September 8 – October 13 These Israeli folk dances are fun and great exercise, set to a wonderful assortment of Israeli and world music. This class is a great way to get started, return to, or just keep on dancing in a... »

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Zionism 3.0: Watch, Eat, Discuss at the Marin JCC

Dec 11 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Osher Marin JCC

Stream the Z3 Conference live from Palo Alto from the Marin JCC, eat delicious Israeli food and join in a robust debrief discussion Join us at the Marin JCC for a live stream of the Z3 (Zionism 3.0) conference from the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto. We will watch... »

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Hanukkah Inside Out!

Dec 11 @ 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Osher Marin JCC

Hanukkah Inside Out! Come bring the entire family to the Osher Marin JCC to celebrate this FREE and fun Hanukkah holiday event! Come bring the entire family to the Osher Marin JCC to celebrate this FREE and fun Hanukkah holiday event! We will have lots of holiday activities including creating... »

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Comment! on Hanukkah! LABA Exhibit Closing Event & Hanukkah Party

Dec 18 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Osher Marin JCC

Join LABA Bay & Marin JCC for a creative, fun and light filled celebration of the first night of Hanukkah and our Comment! Exhibit! Join us for a fun evening of text, ritual and klezmer music to celebrate the closing of our LABA BAY Comment! exhibit and the first night... »

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Up Next in Community Partner Events

Marin Community Talmud Circle

Dec 11 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Osher Marin JCC + Virtual

Program Fee: $216.00 The Bay Area Community Talmud Circle is a growing, dynamic and welcoming community of adult participants engaged in modern Talmud study and active conversation. While the majority of participants are continuing students, anyone may join! No prior experience with Talmud Study is required. Curiosity, openness, and unconditional... »

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Marin Community Talmud Circle

Jan 22 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Osher Marin JCC + Virtual

Program Fee: $216.00 The Bay Area Community Talmud Circle is a growing, dynamic and welcoming community of adult participants engaged in modern Talmud study and active conversation. While the majority of participants are continuing students, anyone may join! No prior experience with Talmud Study is required. Curiosity, openness, and unconditional... »

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Marin Community Talmud Circle

Feb 12 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Osher Marin JCC + Virtual

Program Fee: $216.00 The Bay Area Community Talmud Circle is a growing, dynamic and welcoming community of adult participants engaged in modern Talmud study and active conversation. While the majority of participants are continuing students, anyone may join! No prior experience with Talmud Study is required. Curiosity, openness, and unconditional... »

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Fresh Perspectives
Art Exhibits

The Osher Marin Jewish Community Center’s Taube Center for Jewish Peoplehood mounts a new art installation approximately four times a year. Visible throughout our center, the exhibit is curated to reflect on themes expressed in a variety of media and usually by Jewish artists.

Check out our current and past installations here.

Marin JCC Gallery
A visit to Osher Marin JCC includes uniquely curated art exhibitions.
Community Outreach
Tikkun Marin

Tikkun Marin is the Osher Marin JCC’s initiative to improve and repair our Marin community. Its name is taken from Tikkun Olam, the Jewish concept that we bear responsibility not only for ourselves but for the moral, spiritual, and material welfare of everyone.

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What We Celebrate and Observe
Jewish Holidays

Jewish holidays and festivals are observed in Judaism throughout the Hebrew calendar. Jewish holidays occur on the same dates every year in the Hebrew calendar. Osher Marin JCC celebrates these special days with programs that engage families.

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Culture

Our Rescued Torah

The Osher Marin JCC is proud to partner with the Memorial Scrolls Trust in London to prominently display Torah MST#732 rescued from the Czech Jewish community of Hostomice, a small town in Bohemia about 20 miles from Prague.

In 1942, Prague was under Nazi occupation and a group of Jewish workers at the Jewish Museum risked their lives to rescue their community’s sacred scrolls and other ritual objects. As hopes faded for rescuing fellow Jews and themselves, they chose to preserve, for future generations, their holy heritage.

By sharing this Torah, we are honoring the Jews of Hostomice who perished in the Shoah, ensuring that their lives continue to have meaning and that their culture and tradition are preserved.

Past JCC Events

Book Talk: The Newark Minutemen

Marin author Leslie Barry discusses her family's incredible true story: a Jewish boxer in 1930s New Jersey was recruited by the Jewish mob and the FBI to go undercover against the rising German-American Nazi party. Along the way, he falls in love with the enemy's daughter. The story is being made into a Hollywood movie.

An Evening of Poetry

We brought together two wonderful Marin poets to talk about their experiences as writers during a time of crisis, the importance of community, and their shared sense of reverence for the natural world. Jane Hirshfield is an honored and distinguished poet, and was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Meryl Natchez is a poet, translator, and reviewer, and chair of the Marin Poetry Center, which cosponsored this event.

Book Talk: The Four Keys of Kabbalah

Rabbi Yisrael Rice of Chabad of Marin will talk about his new book, The Four Keys of Kabbalah, an in-depth look at Jewish mystical wisdom in an approachable and easy-to-understand format. Rabbi Rice is the director and spiritual leader of Chabad of Marin, and has been a part of our community since 1987.

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