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.

Upcoming Offerings
Date Day Time Event Name Description Cost For Tickets & Registration
Feb 1  Monday   7pm 

The Four Keys of Kabbalah 

Rabbi Yisrael Rice of Chabad of Marin will provide an in-depth look at Jewish mystical wisdom in an approachable and easy-to-understand format. 

FREE  Click here 
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24   Wednesday  5pm  Not a Nice Jewish Girl: Women in Israeli Cinema 

Examines the depiction of Jewish women in film and explores the complicated legacy of being a traditional Jewish woman and seeking out a place in the modern world 

Cost:$96 / $108  Click here 
 Feb 21 Sunday  10:30am 

The Most Important Archaeological Finds in Israel, Ever 

Dr. David Ilan will present ten of the most significant archaeological finds from Israel, illuminating why each are important and relevant for us in the modern world. 

Cost:$10   Click here
 March 24 Wednesday  7pm  Jew Oughta Know:
Did the Exodus Ever Really Happen?
Jump start your Seder conversation with a dive into the (possible) historical story of the Exodus from Egypt. Did it really happen?  FREE  Click here
March 25  Thursday 7pm  Crossing Our Red Sea 

The Braid (formerly Jewish Women's Theater) features a dozen original stories that transform the Passover story of Exodus into contemporary theatre 

Cost:$18  Click here 
April 12  Tuesday  8pm  Tour of Ben Gurion's home 

For Yom Ha'atzmaut, we'll take a private virtual tour of David Ben Gurion's desert home at Kibbutz Sde Boker. 

 FREE  Click here
April 21  Wednesday  7pm  Jew Oughta Know:
The Eichmann Trial at 60 Years

Sixty years ago Israel put Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann on the stand behind bulletproof glass. A look back at the most important trial in Israel's history. 

 FREE  Click here

Enjoy Some Past Events 

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. 


  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.

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.


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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