Jewish Life | Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Live, learn, experience and engage! The Center for Jewish Peoplehood presents fun and enriching Jewish programming for people of all ages, beliefs and interests. Explore Jewish values and traditions. Examine the world - and the issues we face - through a Jewish lens. Celebrate holidays with your family or come meet a great author. Our programs are open to all. The Osher Marin JCC believes that the ongoing vitality of the Jewish people lies in the richness of its communal life, the vibrancy and diversity of its cultural and spiritual expression, and the shared experiences that inspire a sense of connectedness.

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. Watch video below.

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.


From Fiddler on the Roof to Pete Seeger to Yiddishkeit and Hebrew music, join us for a wonderful presentation about Theodore Bikel's life, legacy, and art. Aimee Ginsburg Bikel, Theo's wife and director of the Theodore Bikel Legacy Project, will take us on a journey through Theo's life, showing video and music clips of some of his best work, as she shares this up-close-and-personal look at the actor, musician, and social justice advocate.


The Osher Marin JCC’s Jewish Peoplehood initiative is proud to be supported by the Koret Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood and by Taube Philanthropies.


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