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.

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Up Next in Jewish Life Events

Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

Mar 03 @ 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Osher Marin JCC

Join us at the JCC for a half day meditation practice and learning retreat to tap into the wisdom our bodies. Join us for a transformative half-day Jewish Mindfulness practice led by Diane and Larry Yermack here at the Osher Marin JCC. Experience guided meditation, practical exercises, and personalized guidance,... »

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The Unity March

Mar 03 @ 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Embarcadero Plaza, San Francisco

Join the largest gathering of Northern California residents to stand in unity with the Jewish community.

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Inside Israel In-person

Mar 06 @ 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Osher Marin JCC

A Conversation with Intelligence Analyst Avi Melamed on this Pivotal Moment for The Middle East In this unique apolitical briefing, we will unravel the complexities of this crucial chapter with clear, in-depth, contextualized and holistic analysis. This distinct briefing provides a nuanced contextualization of this moment in the histories of... »

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Inside Israel In-person

Mar 06 @ 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Osher Marin JCC

An in-person conversation with Intelligence Analyst Avi Melamed on this Pivotal Moment for The Middle East.

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Shabbat Shmooze

Mar 08 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Osher Marin JCC

Join us in welcoming in Shabbat. Everyone is invited.

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Jewish Monthly Meditation Drop In

Mar 11 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Osher Marin JCC

Join us monthly to discover joy, compassion, relaxation, and awareness in meditation. Beginners welcome!

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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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