CKS Events

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This Week’s Events

Judaism 101 with Rabbi Leider
The Jewish Mission to Heal the World

Tuesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
note rescheduled date / time

Teen Recognition Night
Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Join us to honor our students, graduating teens & our educators!

Bridges to Israel is a co-sponsor of this AIPAC discussion
Pursuit of Peace: Overcoming Obstacles and Seizing Opportunties to Achieve a Brighter Future

at Temple Sinai: 2808 Summit Street in Oakland
Thursday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

An evening with Ghaith a-Omari, senior fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, is the former executive director of the American Task Force on Palestine; and Jonathan Schanzer, Vice President for Research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

For more information, visit

Guest Darshanit
Dr. Peg Sandel
Head of School for Brandeis Marin
Saturday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Pirkei Avot Learning
with Dr. Peg Sandel

Saturday, May 20, 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Between Passover and Shavuot, join us for studying an ancient collection known as the Sayings of our Ancestors.

Additional class on May 27

Upcoming Events

Pirkei Avot Learning
with Rabbi Susan Leider

Saturday, May 27, 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Between Passover and Shavuot, join us for studying an ancient collection known as the Sayings of our Ancestors.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot
at Rodef Sholom: 170 N. San Pedro Rd in San Rafael
Tuesday, May 30, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.: Service
8:00 p.m.: Nosh
8:30 p.m.: Study Sessions

Shavuot Services + Kiddush
at Kol Shofar
Wednesday, May 31, 9:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Shavuot Services + Yizkor
at Kol Shofar
Thursday, June 1, 9:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Bagels & Babies
Friday, June 2, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Kids under the age of 18 months should bring their parents for this fun chance to nosh, schmooze, exchange parenting tips & have some special baby play time.


Tikkun Olam
Meal Prep & Volunteering
at Mill Street Center: 190 Mill St in San Rafael
Sunday, June 4, 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

Join Mark Kaplan and Steven Lee in preparing and serving breakfast at Mill Street. Sign up on their SignUpGenius list or by emailing

Women’s Rosh Hodesh Group
with Ilene Serlin

Sunday, June 4, 7:00 p.m. – 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.

Community Vigil
Tuesday, June 6

We will join with HIAS and organizations around the world to honor those lost when the U.S. closed its doors to the S.S. St. Louis and to bear witness to history repeating itself for refugees today. As we approach the time when the annual Presidential Determination is made for the maximum number of refugees resettled in the U.S. in a given year, it has never been more important to ensure that our voices are heard loud and clear that the US needs to remain a welcome country.

To learn more about the S.S. St. Louis, click here
To learn more about HIAS, click here

Chai Lights
Private Tour of Audubon Canyon Ranch

at 4900 Shoreline Highway 1 in Stinson Beach

Wednesday, June 7, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

ACR docent and Kol Shofar congregant Jeanette Carr will lead us through some of the mostly-level ground at the 503 acre Preserve, where we will enjoy the beautiful views and see some of the many animal species.

Bring walking sticks, water & a picnic lunch. Admission is free, though donations are appreciated.

RSVP before June 1st to Joan Fierberg. Please note if you’re interested in carpooling, since it is an hour’s drive from Tiburon. For more information ACR, visit

Kol Neshama Minyan
preceded by Unguided Shabbat Sit at 9:15 a.m.
Saturday, June 10, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This musical, meditative, and participatory prayer experience is a chance to open your heart through song, to sink into the peace and joy of Shabbat, and to find a meaningful personal connection to the Torah portion and to others in our community. “Kol Neshama” means “voice of the soul/breath.” No Hebrew knowledge required.

Book Discussion
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
Saturday, June 10, 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

A national 1963 bestseller, The Fire Next Time gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin’s early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, it consists of two “letters,” written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Read it and join us in discussion as we continue to keep racial justice issues in the forefront of our community’s consciousness.
Buy the book on Amazon/Audible or Barnes & Noble.

Interfaith Iftar
at the Islamic Center of Mill Valley: 62 Shell Rd in Mill Valley

Wednesday, June 14, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

An evening to learn a bit about Islam and Judaism by studying pieces of Torah and Koran, and make new friends by sharing a meal with the Muslim community of southern Marin.

Please RSVP before June 4 to

Beit Binah & Tichon
Shabbat Picnic in the Park
in Corte Madera
Friday, June 16, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.