Girl Hiking in Mountains


Since the beginning of the pandemic, most of us have been confined to spaces in our homes. We have participated in and enjoyed online events, classes, screenings, lectures and services. We are thankful for all those programs that have brought us together virtually. Now, however, with COVID numbers decreasing, there is greater opportunity to gather together outdoors while maintaining social distancing and wearing masks.

OUTSIDE THE BOX is the CCJCC's new programming for people and families to get together outside. We'll reunite with old friends, make new ones, and connect to nature, storytelling and other things that interest us. Many of our OUTSIDE THE BOX events will be family-focused; we will add other ones as our 2020-2021 program year progresses. 

So join us. Let's begin meeting OUTSIDE THE BOX!

Outside The Box Events

Fall/Winter-Tastic Food Series - Part I
Nov 11, 8:00 PM
Interactive Online
Sephardic Hand Pies with French chef Helene Jawhara Piner Sponsors: CCJCC & Contra Costa Midrasha
Fall/Winter-Tastic Food Series - Part II
Dec 09, 6:00 PM
Interactive Online
Liz Alpern from "The Gefilteria" will be live from Brooklyn to help us make root vegetable latkes and homemade pear-apple sauce. Just in time for Hanukkah! Sponsors: CCJCC and Contra Costa Midrasha.
Fall/Winter-Tastic Food Series - Part III
Jan 27, 2021, 6:00 PM
Interactive Online
Making falafel from scratch with LA chef Marlene Bernstein Sponsors: CCJCC and Contra Costa Midrasha.

Past Outside The Box Events

Oct 25, 10:00 AM
Location is TBD
Get Your Butt Outside & Hike With Friends
Oct 24, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location is TBD