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Rabbi Hugh Seid-ValenciaRabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia is the Community Engagement Director of the Addison-Penzak JCC of Silicon Valley. He previously served as Jewish Community Liaison for VITAS Healthcare and, prior to that, spent ten years teaching Jewish Studies at Kehillah Jewish High School in Palo Alto, where he served most recently as Director of Israel and Jewish Studies Curricula. After studying at Deep Springs College, he earned a B.A. with Highest Honors in English Literature from UC Berkeley and received his rabbinical training from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. He has completed both the Rabbinic Leadership Training Program and the Tikkun Middot Training Program of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. He teaches and lectures on topics ranging from parenting, Jewish meditation, Jewish perspectives on the afterlife, ethical dilemmas in extending life, and reading and writing ethical wills.

Assistant Director

Maya JacobsonMaya Jacobson is the Community Engagement Programs Administrator of the Addison-Penzak JCC in Silicon Valley. Prior to this position, she was the Program and Engagement Coordinator at Hillel of Silicon Valley, where she worked to engage Jewish students of all backgrounds on five separate campuses. While working at Hillel, Maya was an Ezra Fellow, which focuses on pluralistic and experiential Jewish education to create better events that encourage learning in untraditional environments. Maya has a B.A. in English Literature from UC Santa Barbara, where she was also a member of and held an executive position in the Jewish sorority Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi. Currently, she is working on creating a Young Adult program at the JCC, specifically for those who currently feel disconnected from their Jewish identity.


Sponsoring Agency

Los Gatos - The Addison-Penzak JCC logo

Addison-Penzak JCC
14855 Oka Road, Suite 201
Los Gatos, CA 95032


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From Sinai to Seinfeld: Jews and their Jokes

Day: Mondays beginning on October 8, 2018, for 10 weeks

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Faculty: Rabbi Leslie Alexander

Location: Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA

Jewish Mysticism: Tracing the History of Kabbalah

Day: Mondays beginning February 4, 2019, for 10 weeks (excluding President's Day)

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Faculty: Rabbi Philip Ohriner

Location: Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA


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