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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 changes in social distancing, there is greater opportunity to gather together outdoors while maintaining social distancing and wearing masks. In addition, we are working to identify more interactive programming which will be conducted while social distancing, such as food demonstrations, book chats and more.

OUTSIDE THE BOX is the CCJCC's new programming for people and families to get together outside and/or to conduct interactively. We'll reunite with old friends, make new ones, and connect to nature, storytelling and other things that interest us.

So, join, and let's begin meeting OUTSIDE THE BOX!



  • Thu, Feb 25
    Online via Zoom
    Feb 25, 6:30 PM PST
    Online via Zoom
    Sponsors: CCJCC, Beth Chaim Congregation, Cong. B'nai Shalom and Cong. B'nai Tikvah and PJ Library.
  • Wed, Jan 27
    Interactive Online
    Jan 27, 6:00 PM PST
    Interactive Online
    Making falafel from scratch with LA chef Marlene Bernstein Sponsors: CCJCC and Contra Costa Midrasha.
  • Dec 16, 2020, 5:30 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Bring on your creativity & wacky ideas !!! Due to time limitations, registration will close Wednesday, December 16, 2:00 pm PT, so hurry and sign-up.
  • Wed, Dec 09
    Interactive Online
    Dec 09, 2020, 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.
  • Wed, Nov 11
    Interactive Online
    Nov 11, 2020, 8:00 PM
    Interactive Online
    Sephardic Hand Pies with French chef Helene Jawhara Piner Sponsors: CCJCC & Contra Costa Midrasha
  • Sun, Oct 25
    Location is TBD
    Oct 25, 2020, 10:00 AM
    Location is TBD
  • Oct 24, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Location is TBD
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CCJCC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Federal Tax ID is 84-1627847.