Take A Look At Our New Home


J-Sei is pleased to announce our move into our new Emeryville home, where we now offer expanded programs and services. Whether you're interested in learning a new dance, hearing a lecture, or having a meal with friends, we have all of that for you in our new expanded space. Please drop by for a visit or sign up for one of our many programs. A list of classes and events are listed in the right-hand side Quick Links (or below on mobile devices).

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All of us at J-Sei wish you and your family happiness and peace in 2017.





26th Annual Crab Feed

Sunday, February 12, El Cerrito Community Center



The crisp winter weather tells us that it is crab season. Bring your friends and family to our eat-all-you-can crab feast! Dinner, live entertainment and raffle prizes will be offered at the El Cerrito Community Center located at 7007 Moeser Lane. Early seating is 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a late seating from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Take out dinners are distributed 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Entertainment performs at 5:30 p.m.

Contact the J-Sei office for dinner tickets: $45 in advance, $50 at the door. Children 12 and under $15. A drawing with $500 cash grand prize will be held and winners need not be present to win. Drawing Tickets: $2 each or $10 for six tickets. Dinner and drawing tickets are on sale through the J-Sei office, so be sure to order your tickets today! Download our flyer for more info.



Save the Date!

Flavors of Spring–Apr 21, 2017


Bay Area restaurants showcase their delicious food and wineries and microbreweries provide tastings in the elegant Julia Morgan-designed Berkeley City Club for our 4th annual Flavors of Spring. Join us for this pleasurable Friday evening with live jazz and an extensive silent auction. Individual tickets are $75, with sponsorship opportunities also available.

Please let us know of anyone in the food, wine and beer industry who would be interested in participating in this event. In addition, we are seeking business sponsors interested in gaining exposure to over 2,000 households at this event and throughout the year. Please call Diane at (510) 654-4000 or email Diane@j-sei.org with your contacts!


Upcoming Events

  • Jan 14 — Japanese Latin American Currents
  • Jan 16 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day. J-Sei Closed
  • Jan 21 — Talk Story: Obaachan’s Evolving Pantry
  • Jan 26 — J-Sei’s New Years Celebration
  • Feb 4 — Children’s Book Release Event: “Fred Korematsu Speaks Up”
  • Feb 10/11 — Healthy Japanese Cooking: Winter Nabe
  • Feb 12 — 26th Annual Crab Feed
  • Feb 20 — Presidents’ Day. J-Sei Closed
  • Mar 4 — Okinawan Culture: Generation to Generation
  • Mar 25 — Redefining Japanese-ness: A Book Talk with Jane Yamashiro
  • April 21 — Flavors of Spring

Honor the Legacy


Come learn more about hour new home and how you can help us build an East Bay space for all ages and cultures.

J-Sei Home


J-Sei Home is a wonderful, Japanese assisted-living option in San Francisco Bay Area. The 14-bed licensed Residential-Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) provides care based on Nikkei traditions with an emphasis on Japanese and Asian meals, engaging activities and a warm, supportive environment. Caring staff aims to please and the newly renovated home provides a comfortable living environment.


Thanks to lead Flavors of Spring 2016 sponsor Kava Massih Architects



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