Author Archives: Kimberly Gordon

Kimberly Gordon

Kimberly GordonKimberly Gordon is the Cultural Arts and Adult Programs Director for the PJCC. She joined the PJCC in 2007 after completing the Arts Management Fellowship at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.


Visual Midrash: Artistic Commentary on the Torah

September 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

Mid • rash | mid räSH | noun (pl. Midrashim) an ancient commentary on part of the Hebrew scriptures, attached to the biblical text. We’re unscrolling the Torah, all 54 portions; not literally, but figuratively. Artist Scott Switzer has painted each one in The Torah Series, oil paintings based on portions of the Hebrew Bible that are read each week in synagogues. The […]

Why Dieting Doesn’t Work: “Secrets From The Eating Lab”

July 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

Traci Mann got her Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University and went on to found the Health and Eating Lab at the University of Minnesota.  She has become uniquely qualified to talk on the subject of diets and eating based on her research. She has written a book titled “Secrets From The Eating Lab” which explains the science […]

The Butterfly Project: Remembering Children of the Holocaust

April 19, 2015 | 2 Comments

Inspired by the book I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Children’s Drawings and Poems from the Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942-1944, the Butterfly Project was initiated by two teachers in the San Diego Jewish Academy in 2006 to remember the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust. The butterflies in our PJCC atrium were created by […]

Judaica Finds Life By Remembering The Past

April 14, 2015 | 1 Comment
Categories: Arts, Engage, Jewish LIfe, Learning | Tags: ,

This spring the PJCC Art Gallery is proud to present an exhibition highlighting the multifaceted projects of Mi Polin, (Hebrew for “From Poland”). Mi Polin, founded by the couple Helena Czernek and Aleksander Prugar, is the first post-war brand that designs and produces Judaica in Poland. Mi Polin’s mission is two-fold: to create a new contemporary look […]

Out Of The Desert Innovation Blooms

January 21, 2015 | 1 Comment

A desert state in a modern era, Israel has sparked the way as a world leader in resource allocation with pioneering innovations in solar energy and irrigation development. In fact, contemporary Israel is a major player on the world stage of technology, medicine, and engineering, boasting more scientists, technicians, and engineers per capita (140 per 10,000) than […]

Podcast: A World of Olive Oil – Presented by the California Olive Oil Council

December 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Click image above to listen to Podcast (50 min) Kimberly Gordon, PJCC Cultural Arts Director, introduces  Lisa Pollack, Marketing Coordinator, California Olive Oil Council and Sandy Sonnenfelt who is a trained olive oil taster and is a member of California Olive Oil Council and UC Davis taste panels. For many years she was a judge at […]

Discover the Bay the Artsy Way

June 16, 2014 | 1 Comment
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It’s fun to play tourist in your own backyard. I mean if you are going to staycation, the Bay Area, a major vacation destination is a pretty great place to do it. But this summer, get to better know the sites through site-specific performances. Now if I suggested you walk across the Golden Gate Bridge […]

Amazing Things Happen When We Work Together

March 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

October 2013 was intense around here.  Well, at least for me; and certainly for our Artist-in-Residence, Jay Wolf Schlossberg-Cohen. The Center was filled with excitement, anticipation and inspiration for me and the hundreds of you who participated in one of our 28 mural painting sessions. Our community, under Jay’s guidance,  took 1,560 square feet and […]

Dynamic Duos

January 16, 2014 | 1 Comment
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The Perks of Being a Duo Simon & Garfunkel topped the charts in the very unofficial hallway poll of favorite famous musical duos I conducted.  “Of course this is the PJCC,” a co-worker warned, should the results seem in any way biased.  If your favorite is Hall & Oates, Sonny & Cher, or Ike & […]