Special Events


Jewish Art Collection—Home Tourartist2
Sun, Jan. 10, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Sponsored by The Arts Salon. Please join us as we enjoy the Finkelstein’s Jewish art collection and hospitality. Delight your senses with colorful, interesting sights, and sweet tastes and smells. Add the pleasure of friendly schmoozing for the perfect way to bring in the holidays. Members old and new and guests welcome. When Judi bought her first “menorahs” (Hanukiahs) in 1966 and 1976 in Jerusalem, she never thought it would lead to a collection. Please come and see over 30 different ways to light the Hanukkah candles. RSVP to lgarber @ kolshofar.org.

andy davidBridges to Israel presents Consul General Dr. Andy David
Wed, Jan. 13, 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Andy David, Israel’s Counsel General to the Pacific North-West, will discuss the implications for Israel of the recently concluded Iran nuclear deal and of the recent Palestinian uprising. Dr. David will also highlight exciting developments in Israel in the areas of technology and innovation and how such developments can better serve the goal of building partnerships. For questions, contact Ricki Singer at rsinger @ kolshofar.org or (415) 388-1818, ext. 100.


familyFamily Shabbat Service
Fri, Jan. 15, 5:30 p.m. service, 6:15 p.m. RSVP dinner
Music and joy permeate this child-centered service, led by Rabbi Leider or Levy. Come just for the service or RSVP and pay in advance to stay for a catered family-friendly dinner. RSVP payment due on the Wed before the dinner on Eventbrite. Questions? Contact Ricki Singer at rsinger @ kolshofar.org or (415) 388-1818, ext. 100.



achiMusical Kabbalat Shabbat Prayer Team Rehearsal
Fri, Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m. and 2/19, 3/18
All who love to sing are invited to join with Achi Ben Shalom one hour before the service to learn new prayer melodies to help lead the service. Ability to read music and Hebrew a plus but NOT required.



guitarMusical Kabbalat Shabbat
Fri, Jan. 15, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Sponsored by The Center for Jewish Spirituality. Bring in Shabbat with Achi Ben Shalom and our rabbis in this joyful, spirited musical service. Celebrate through song and dance. Light dessert oneg follows.



between the world and meBook Discussion About Racial Injustice: Between the World and Me
Sat, Jan. 16, 1:15 p.m., following Shabbat morning services and kiddush
American Jewish communities continue to grapple with an honest reconciliation of race relations. On this MLK weekend, join us in reading the book Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates–a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history. Purchase the book, read it, and join us to discuss!



pamela roseMarin Jewish Women’s Afternoon Chai Tea w/ Jazz Vocalist Pamela Rose
Sun, Jan.17, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.; location: Osher Marin JCC
Cosponsored by Congregation Kol Shofar. Join your friends for a riotous good time at the Marin Jewish Women’s Afternoon “Chai” Tea, accompanied by the soulful sounds of Jazz & Blues chanteuse, Pamela Rose. Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and artisanal teas along with an assortment of delectable treats. Tickets range from $10 to $18. Tickets may be purchased by calling (415) 444-8000. Find more information here!


mlkThe Marin City Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition Presents:
18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Mon, Jan. 18, 9:00 a.m.
Cosponsored by Congregation Kol Shofar; the whole community is welcome! 9:00 a.m. Gathering at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church followed by the Call to Action march; 10:00 a.m. Program starts at the Manzanita Recreation Center. The event will include keynote speaker Gus Newport, spoken word, youth entertainment, music, and the annual MLK Day Awards followed by a Free Community BBQ. For more information, contact Jordan Hopstone at jhopstone @ kolshofar.org.

artistThe Artist and the Bible with Rabbi Shelly Dorph
Tuesdays 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.; 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/16, 2/23 (RSVP by 1/12)
This biblical exploration is open to artists working in all media, music and literary arts. We will study texts which lend themselves to artistic expression and interpretation. The “cost” of this course is the creation of a work of art to be shown in the Kol Shofar gallery at an opening artists’ reception in May, sponsored by the Kol Shofar Arts Salon. Two additional dates are set aside for individual consultations as desired by you. The rest of the spring will be devoted to each artist’s creative process in your own studios/workshops/pianos. These classes are for artists of Kol Shofar and others whom our own artists know who might be interested. If have a particular biblical text or prayer that has suggested itself to you for artistic rendering, bring it with you to the first class. For more information or to sign up now, contact Ricki Singer at rsinger @ kolshofar.org or (415) 388-1818, ext. 100.

smoreS’more Shabbat
Fri, Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m. schmooze, 6:00 p.m. service, 6:45 p.m. dinner
An interactive, youth-led service for children and their families, grades K through 5. Services are followed by dinner by reservation. RSVP on Eventbrite! For questions, please contact Ricki Singer at rsinger @ kolshofar.org or (415) 388-1818, ext. 100.



ice skatingZman Kef Youth Group Event: Ice Skating Ball
Sun, Jan. 24, 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.
For 3rd through 6th graders. Join us at Yerba Buena Ice Skating Rink for an afternoon of ice skating! Your $25 fee includes rink fees, skate rentals, lunch, and a snack. RSVP and pay in advance, by January 24 to Racheli Wercberger at  rawerc @ gmail.com or (845) 642-8842.



tree of life1Tu B’Shevat Meditation Mini-Retreat
Sat, Jan. 23, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Sponsored by The Center for Jewish Spirituality
Explore the mystical dimensions of the New Year for Trees through meditation and text study. For more information, contact Rabbi Chai at clevy @ kolshofar.org.



jfcs3Visit to Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Marin
Mon, Jan. 25, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Coordinated by Chai Lights. Did you know that JFCS has over 40 programs that may help someone you know? During this visit we’ll learn about the services JFCS provides to people of all backgrounds and faiths, including home care for seniors, therapy for children, youth volunteer programs, services for people with disabilities, just to name a few. Followed by an optional lunch in San Rafael. RSVP to Elaine Levy at elaine.levy301 @ gmail.com.


tichon 1015Sababa Shabbat
Fri, Jan. 29, 5:30 p.m. schmooze, 6:00 p.m. service, 6:45 p.m. dinner
Kol Shofar teens lead Kabbalat Shabbat services following by Shabbat dinner for the entire community. RSVP and pay in advance by the Wed on Eventbrite to join us for dinner. Questions? Contact Ricki Singer at rsinger @ kolshofar.org or (415) 388-1818, ext. 100. We look forward to celebrating Shabbat with you!



hebrewAdult Hebrew Class
Tuesdays, beginning February 2016; Sign up by February 1, 2016Join us for a 10-class series. The Prayer book Hebrew course designed for those who want to learn Hebrew by studying the Siddur סידור (prayer book) in its original authentic language. Learn to translate and form commentaries based on the root of the Hebrew words for the purpose of gaining a deep understanding and meaning from the text. Students will: study classical Hebrew language from selected prayers, learn root words and their various applications, gain a deeper understanding of Prayer book Hebrew, differentiate the literal meaning form the deeper hidden meaning, participate in discussion, and improve Hebrew reading skills. To sign up now, contact Ricki Singer at rsinger @ kolshofar.org or (415) 388-1818, ext. 100.

ilene_serlinNEW! Women’s Rosh Hodesh Group
Dates: 2/7/15 and more upcoming; 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Rosh Hodesh means the “head of the new (moon)” and is celebrated monthly as the Jewish calendar begins a new month. Rosh Hodesh is considered a special holiday for women and is a time of rediscovering new and ancient ceremonies. In this group, we will explore text, chanting and movement rituals to explore the intention of each month. Free of charge. For more information, contact Ilene Serlin at iserlin @ ileneserlin.com.

Minyan Makers: Friday Night Kabbalat Shabbat
Are you interested in making a minyan on Shabbat when there are no regularly scheduled services? Contact Dovey Schneider at dovey36 @ gmail.com.

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