Here are some highlights from J-Sei's annual Family Festival held at the El Cerrito Community Center. Fun, food, games, and performances for the whole family and held annually on Grandparent's Day.
J-Sei Family Festival
Save the Date
Sunday, September 11, El Cerrito Community Center
You have been looking forward to this all year - J-Sei’s Family Festival will be held on Grandparent’s Day Sunday, September 11 at the El Cerrito Community Center. Our Family Festival is unique in that everyone can participate in hands-on activities and demonstrations. Take a seat in the sun to listen to Japanese musical groups, try your hand at an old or new craft, or sample delicious and unique food from various booths. All generations are invited to attend this free event with activities that children can enjoy. The Family Festival is J-Sei’s annual event to bring multiple generations together to celebrate and perpetuate the unique culture that we share. If you have ideas for Japanese craft or food demonstrations or entertainment, please call Diane at 510-654-4000 x18.
Our New Home
Come join us in our new space to connect Nikkei culture, community, and caring across generations. Our new site is at 1285 66th Street in Emeryville and you can reach us at 510-654-4000.
Senior Center Lunches at our new location are available Mon-Thurs at 11:30.
Senior Summer Special Free: 2 new-to-you classes & 2 lunches. New classes will begin in June.
Conveniently located off the freeway from Ashby or San Pablo Avenue.
Free Emery Go-Round from MacArthur Bart drops off 1⁄2 block away; 1 stop from Berkeley Bowl West.
Limited parking on site.
Street parking as available – and more on 67th St, with access to walking path to 66th St.
4 hours free public parking at Glashaus building (across from Starbucks) at 65th & Hollis Streets.
J-Sei Vanpool from Berkeley Methodist United on Mon, Tues, & Thurs at $2 roundtrip are available for a limited time. Inquire about spots by calling 510-654-4000.
We had a full house for our third annual Flavors of Spring event Friday, April 22! Delicious food, drinks, live entertainment and silent auction were enjoyed by all. The J-Sei Board of Directors sends a hearty thank you to our generous event sponsors, eateries, beverage companies, silent auction donors, attendees and volunteers. All of you raised funds for critical senior services. Please see the below for our wonderful supporters – THANK YOU!
A huge thank you to our sponsors
Kava Massih Architects with Don Kasamoto
Boxer & Gerson, LLC
Ned & Caroline Isokawa*
Abacus Products, Inc.– Greg & Aili Yoshii
Berkeley Bowl Market
Kaiser Permanente, Public Affairs, East Bay
Korman & Ng Real Estate Services
Glenn & Arleen Takayama
Advantage Electric Supply
Asian Network Pacific Home Care & Hospice
Berkeley Buddhist Temple
Berkshire Vintage Senior Living
Buddhist Church of Oakland
Alameda County Supervisor
Keith Carson Russell & Karol Doi*
El Cerrito Royale, A Berg Assisted Living Community
Paul & Joan Fujii*
Mark Fujiwara & Jane Yamashiro*
Fukumae & Saman, LLC
Blaine Honda, DDS
Karlsson & Lane, An Accountancy Corp.
Kokoro Assisted Living
Gary Lee & Lisa Oyama*
Dr. Leroy Morishita & Barbara Hedani-Morishita
Moriwaki, Imai & Fujita, Inc.
Matt & Sharon Morizono
Mari Nakamura Design
Aki & Emi Nakao*
Glenn & Amy Shinsako*
Chris & Arlene Swinderman*
Wayne Takata & Wendy Adachi*
Stephen & Dorine Tanaka
Tokyo Fish Market
A big thank you to Union Bank for a long history of partnership
Take a look at J-Sei's Oshogatsu luncheon ushering in the year 2016! Featuring special new year's foods, Sakura Kai taiko, and our very own ukulele class. Don't forget to check out our programs and classes for seniors.
Oct 15 — J-Sei Basketball Games
Oct 10 — Indigenous Peoples’ Day: J-Sei Closed
Oct 15 — J-Sei Basketball Games
Oct 14/15 — Healthy Japanese Cooking: Autumn Harvest
Oct 17 — Monday Lecture: Disaster Preparedness
Nov 10 — J-Sei Harvest Festival Luncheon
Nov 12 — J-Sei Handmade: Holiday Craft Workshops
Nov 14 — Monday Lecture: Keep Your Bones Strong!
Nov 18/19 — Healthy Japanese Cooking: Holiday Gatherings
Nov 24/25 — Thanksgiving/Day After Thanksgiving: J-Sei Closed
Dec 8 — J-Sei Winter Celebration Luncheon
Dec 10 — Oshogatsu Craft & Cooking Workshops
Dec 26 — Christmas Day Holiday Observed: J-Sei Closed