Chai Lights, Kol Shofar adult activities group, is going out on Christmas Eve for Kosher comedy and Chinese food! Kung Pow Kosher Comedy, now in its 21st year, is a San Francisco institution. On Tuesday, December 24 please join us for an evening of Jewish comedy at the New Asia Restaurant, 772 Pacific (between Stockton & Grant)in San Francisco. This will be a 9:30 cocktail show. The price is $44 and includes one drink and vegetarian appetizers. For information about KPKC and this year’s comedians see http://www.koshercomedy.com/.
Seating is in tables of 10. If you want to get a group of 10 together you can purchase all tickets and be assured your 10 will sit together. You can also purchase tickets individually and in any number less than10 but please be sure to reference Kol Shofar in the “Group Name” field at the end of your order so they can try to seat you with other KS people. You will not be assured that all 10 at your table are from Kol Shofar unless you purchase 10 tickets at one time.
This is the direct link for tickets: https://www.trilogyticketing.com/kosher/ .
If you’d like to come and need help putting together a table please contact Katherine Harband: Tamar.Rose @Comcast.net
If you would like to go out for Chinese dinner before the show I am making reservations for 7 PM at Hunan Homes Restaurant, 622 Jackson (b/w Grant & Kearny) which is two blocks from the comedy show. Contact Frances Wisch email@example.com or 453-0296.
Please see our Fall 2013 Program Guide for details on all classes listed below.
The God We Might Actually Believe In — The Search Continues! With Rabbi Chai Levy
Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3 6:30–8pm
To register, please contact Marcy Levey Klassen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.388.1818 ext. 100. Free.
Nixon, the Kennedys, and the Battle for America’s Soul: 1946–1980
Instructor: Mick Chantler, MA
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of Dominican University at Kol Shofar
Thurs Oct 3–Nov 21 10:15am–Noon (8 classes)
To register: www.dominican.edu/academics/osher/benofmem or call 415.482.2406.
Judaism 101: Introduction or Re-discovery of Judaism
Here is a link to the course description In partnership with the American Jewish University’s Miller Introduction to Judaism Program, and in association with the Osher Marin JCC and Congregation Rodef Sholom
Thurs Oct 10, 2013–Feb 27, 2014 6:30–9:30pm
18 sessions No class on Nov 28, Dec 19, Dec 26, Jan 2, and Feb 20. There will be class on Mar 6 and 13. You may sign up for the entire course or drop in for any of the specific sessions.
Register with Marcy Levey Klassen email@example.com or 415.388.1818 ext. 100.
First Ladies and Presidential Affairs With John Rothmann, MA
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of Dominican University
Fri Oct 4–Nov 22 10:15am–Noon (8 classes)
Cost and to register: www.dominican.edu/academics/osher/benofmem or call 415.482.2406.
Wise Aging: Growing Older With Wisdom Facilitated by Larry Yermack
Shabbat Afternoons Oct 19, Nov 16, Dec 21 1–3pm
Bay Area Community Talmud Circle with Deena Aranoff
Co-sponsored by Lehrhaus Judaica, the Aleph Society of Israel, and Kevah. In partnership with Congregations Rodef Sholom & Kol Shofar
Selected Sun First Class: Oct 20 9am–12:30pm at the Osher Marin JCC
1st Year Students: 9–11am Using the Steinsaltz edition, learn the Talmud’s structure, key figures, and historical and geographical context.
2nd Year Students: 10:30am–12:30pm Strengthen your chevruta skills.
To register: www.marinjcc.org/talmud.
Lunchtime Learning presented by American Jewish World Service
Select Thursdays 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
AJWS Conference Room – downtown San Francisco
October 24: Rabbi Corey Helfand, Peninsula Sinai Congregation “Expanding our Universe of Obligation into the New Year”
PLEASE RSVP to Erica Hymen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-593-3283.
Talmud Study w/Ron Brown and Howard Schwartz (on hiatus until after Yom Kippur)
Tuesdays, 8:00 – 9:00 AM in the Beit Midrash/Library
Philosophies of Judaism
1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month, 10:30 AM in the Beit Midrash/Library
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Chai Levy
Thursdays, Noon – 1:00 PM in the Beit Am/Social Hall. Bring a vegetarian or dairy lunch.
Breakfast with Attitude w/Rabbi Emeritus David White – Start your day with a spiritual burst!
Nosh and Conversation with Rabbi Emeritus David White
Explore Life’s Blessings and Opportunity and Share Insights and Strategies for Daily Living
8:30 AM, Room 3 (near the office)
Every other Friday through 2013.
Each session is designed as a stand alone and all are invited. Pay as you go or quarterly basis. No charge for first time visitors. $20 per session or $100 a quarter.
RSVP to Rabbi David White or call 707 592-4711.
In the big picture, the Judaism we know with all its branches stems from “Judah”, as in “Thank God we are alive.” We examine what I call the “Yisrael” “Israel” model which means to “wrestle with God”. It is an assertive interactive position. More than being “thankful”. It is what I call a “partnership” model with God.
In English, “time” is associated with “money” – and it is common to say “time is money”. In Hebrew, the word for time is zman. And the Hebrew word hizdamnut – from the root zman – means “opportunity”. The Hebrew sense of “time” has a different thrust than what we mean in English.
Judaism sees time as “precious” and even associated with God. Each minute becomes an “opportunity” to make a special moment – not to lose time, or associate time with money.
Kol Shofar’s Adult Education program is dedicated to the pursuit of lifelong learning and spiritual and intellectual growth.
With a broad spectrum of classes, lectures, special events and activities, participants can learn about and enhance their knowledge of Torah, Jewish authors, prayer book Hebrew, Jewish history, philosophy, the Talmud, cooking, Kabbalah, Jewish rituals for the home, and many more topics.
Our teachers include Kol Shofar¹s rabbis, visiting rabbis, rabbis who are among our membership, nationally known speakers, and knowledgeable lay experts that are members.
Questions or suggestions regarding programming? For more details call Kol Shofar at 415 388-1818.