January 11, 2023, LOS GATOS, CA – Jewish Silicon Valley would like to formally invite the public to the Addison-Penzak JCC Los Gatos for our upcoming 14th Annual Jewbilee, this year themed, Multicultural Judaism: Celebrating the Diversity of Jewish Culture. This year’s Jewbilee learning & engagement opportunities will honor the array of ways people practice, claim, and represent their Jewish identity, and how their Jewish-self fits within the larger community and history.
For many, it will be a day of discovery and education.
For all, it will be a day of celebration and connection.
Sunday, January 29th
🕐 Registration & Exploration begins at 1:00 PM
📍Addison-Penzak JCC in Los Gatos 14855 Oka Rd, Los Gatos, CA, 95032
Ticket includes access to a full day of sessions and includes drinks, snacks, and dinner.
All the Jewbilee details can be found at jvalley.org/jewbilee
Featured Speakers & Experiences:
Aaron Hahn Tapper (Keynote Speaker)
Author & Director of the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice at USF
Judaisms: A Multicultural, Multiethnic, and Multiracial Peoples
“There has never been a Jewish people, only peoples; never a Jewish identity, only identities.”
Jewish studies researcher and Taube Philanthropies Executive Director
Workshop: Honoring the 80th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Israeli Teen Ambassador, made Aliyah to Israel from Ethiopia in Operation Moses
Coffee with a Story: The Jewish Ethiopian Experience
New Media Artist & Ph.D. student
Workshop: The Jewish Context through the Lens of Artificial Intelligence
Jewish Advocate & Educator, founder of “The Asian Israeli”
From Jew-Ish to Unapologetically Jewish
Queer Mixed Mexican-Jewish Multimodal Research Advisor and Data Analyst
How do you Jew? Exploring the ways Jews of Color navigate their Jewishness while Holding Multiple Selves
Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia/ Maha Elgenaidi/ Rev. Ricardo Avila
Local Silicon Valley Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Leaders
Panel Discussion: Abrahamic Multiculturalism in Silicon Valley
Renée Benmeleh and Iris Bendahan
Music of the Sephardic and African Jews
While parents enjoy a day of learning and connection, kids in grades k-5, can enjoy their own day of Jewish celebration with Camp Shalom! Singing, playing, cooking, and having fun! Activities include singing with Renée Benmeleh, a multicultural vocalist/composer/instrumentalist, educator and ritual leader from Venezuela with Mediterranean ancestry, and cooking with Tami Segal, PJ Library and Family Engagement Manager.
AND SO MUCH MORE! Details can be found at jvalley.org/jewbilee
General Admission – $25
APJCC Member / Student / Senior – $20
Virtual Ticket – $25
Sponsorship and Support Gratitude:
Jewbilee – a Jewish learning experience, is made possible by our sponsors: Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest SF, Encore Marketing Solutions and through support from the Koret Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture.
A special thank-you to Abrahamic Alliance International, Americans for Ben-Gurion University, Congregation Beth David, Congregation Emeth, Congregation Shir Hadash, Congregation Sinai, JIMENA, JLeaders, PJ Library, Oshman Family JCC, San Jose State University, Yavneh Day School and Temple Emanu-El for supporting the event.
About Jewish Silicon Valley:
About Jewish Silicon Valley: Jewish Silicon Valley (JSV) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Located in Los Gatos, California, on the Levy Family Campus, JSV’s mission is to harness the power of community to improve lives, build bridges of understanding, and strengthen the Jewish people here, in Israel, and around the world. Additionally, JSV operates the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center (APJCC), welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. The APJCC’s programs and services include a state-of-the-art health and fitness center, highly regarded APJCC Preschool, summer camp, adult education, cultural events, and social and enrichment programs for families, students, and seniors. Visit www.jvalley.org for more information.
|Day of Contact:
Director of Jewish Life & Culture
Jewish Silicon Valley
Danielle C. Patterson
Jewish Silicon Valley