CKS Events Page

Kol Shofar’s Recurring Events and Special Events

(Please see our calendar for the most up-to-date information)



9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: Tikkun Olam: Meal Prep & Volunteering at Mill Street Shelter (usually the first Sunday of the month)
Join us as we prepare and serve brunch for 20-30 residents and enjoy the meal with them. Please contact Randi Lachter at 415.888.2241 or with questions.  Or go to: to sign up! 


5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Women’s Rosh Hodesh Group with Ilene Serlin 
(usually the first or second Sunday of the month)
Rosh Hodesh means the “head of the new (moon)” and is celebrated monthly. 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.  (Upcoming dates: June 2, July 7, August 4, Sept 1, Oct 27, Dec 1)

(No recurring events)


7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.: Morning Minyan (Occasionally starts at a different time – Check the calendar prior to attending. )
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Talmud Study (Occasionally starts at a different time – Check the calendar prior to attending)




10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Chai Lights Walk at Blackie’s Pasture (Tiburon)
Join the Chai Lights group for a fun weekly walk. Click here to learn more about Chai Lights group




7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.: Morning Minyan (Occasionally starts at a different time – Check the calendar prior to attending)



12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Leider
Our fearless leader Moses– Why did he hit the rock twice instead of speaking to it? Moses’ staff, his speech and his leadership style raise key questions about anger, pain, family stories and more. Join us as we delve into questions that surface in the life of Moses at Kol Shofar on Thursdays at 12:15 p.m.. Feel free to drop in or come weekly. Bring your own vegetarian lunch. Free. (ON HIATUS UNTIL JULY)


Lunch & Learn Series with Rabbi Steinberg happens in February, April and June at 12:15 p.m. Free in the Kol Shofar Library.  Studying: June: Mystical Meanderings



Philosophies of Judaism Meeting
In the library at Kol Shofar from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. (On the first and third Thursdays of every month)

Studying “The Beginnings of Judaism” a Teaching Company course given by Professor Isaiah Gafni of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. We welcome new attendees. Questions? Contact David at:



12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Conversational Hebrew at Lerman Law in San Rafael
Taught by Tikva Farber, the Modern Hebrew course is intended to develop verbal communication skills in the spoken modern Hebrew language.  Infused with Israeli culture, a variety of methods and modalities are used to reach the goal of speaking Hebrew as it is spoken in Modern Israel.  Prerequisite: Beginning Conversational Hebrew course of equivalent understanding of reading and writing in Hebrew.  Learn more & register at



6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.: Kabbalat Shabbat at Drake Terrace (San Rafael) – Usually the first Friday of the month (Upcoming dates: May 3)




Our Shabbat Morning Services are one of the following types of services.  Check the calendar to see which service will be held this week.

9:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Shabbat Morning Services followed by Kiddush

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Guided Shabbat Sit Meditation
Led by Larry and Diane Yermack, this Shabbat morning experience explores silence and spirituality through simply being present. Whether you are new to meditation or have many years of experience, you are warmly welcome. Drop ins welcome. Free of charge. (No Shabbat sit on Kol Neshama Minyan Mornings)


10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Kol Neshama Minyan (often the 2nd Saturday of the month)
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 (Dates: 6/08)


9:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Musical Shabbat Morning Service
Jewish tradition teaches that if we open our hearts just a little bit, that God and those around us open it the rest of the way. Music is a “heart-opener” and takes us beyond words. Join us for our joyful, spirited, musical service. (Musical Shabbat services on hiatus during Rabbi Leider’s sabbatical – look for Fall 2019 dates soon)


11:00 a.m.: Tot Shabbat – One Saturday a month at 11:00 a.m. Tot Shabbat concludes with Kiddush and joining the rest of the Kol Shofar community at about noon, for the best Shabbat lunch in town! RSVP appreciated but not required to (Upcoming Dates: May 25)


Thursday, May 23

6:30 p.m. Lag B’Omer Ecstatic Dance Party

Saturday, May 25

11:00 a.m. Tot Shabbat

Thursday, May 30

      7:00 p.m. Serenity Study with Rabbi Paul Steinberg

Sunday, June 2

9:30 a.m. Mill Street Homeless Shelter

12:00 p.m. Israeli Independence Day Celebration (JCC)

5:00 p.m. Women’s Rosh Hodesh Meeting with Ilene Serlin

Wednesday, June 5

5:30 p.m. Kol Shofar Annual Meeting & Dinner – RSVP to Chloe:

Thursday, June 6

12:15 p.m. Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Steinberg

Friday, June 7

6:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat at Drake Terrace

Saturday, June 8

10:30 a.m. Kol Neshama Minyan with Arik Labowitz

6:30 p.m. Erev Shavuot Services & Tikkun (Rodef)

Sunday, June 9

9:45 a.m. Shavuot Services and Kiddush

12:00 p.m. CJS Shavuot Speaker: Norman Fischer

Monday, June 10

9: 45 a.m. Shavuot Services & Yizkor Service

Tuesday, June 11

1:30 p.m. Spiritual Book Club – Meeting at Louise Lipsey’s home.  The book we are reading is “Does the Soul Survive?” By Brian Weiss and Ellie Kaplan Spitz.  Contact Linda Samuels for location and more information.

Thursday, June 13

10:30 a.m. Conversations in Aging 

12:15 p.m. Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Steinberg

1:30 p.m. Philosophies in Judaism

6:00 p.m. Redemption: Guatemalan Spirit & El Salvador – Beyond Words.  Please RSVP at the link