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Kol Shofar’s Recurring Events and Special Events

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

Congregation Kol Shofar is in partnership with Marin Interfaith Council and Congregation Rodef Shalom in the Accompaniment Congregation movement, supporting our immigrant brothers and sisters with actions such as accompanying individuals when needed, including driving to court or attorney visits, providing temporary housing, interacting on their behalf with officials, and assisting with other needs through Marin’s Rapid Response Network.  For more information and to get involved, go to 



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 orrlachter at gmail dot come 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:  Jan 26)

(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 the Rabbi
Thursdays at 12:15 p.m.. Feel free to drop in or come weekly. Bring your own vegetarian lunch. Free. Select Dates – Starts again 11/7, 11/14, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19: My Judaism: A 6-Week WorkshopJoin Rabbi Shelly Dorph, along with Kol Shofar Rabbis Susan Leider and Paul Steinberg, for a journey through Jewish throughout and practice. The rabbis will present what informs their personal views on Jewish thought, such as the nature of the Torah, God, and Jewish spirituality. Through writing and non-judgmental sharing, each participant will be given the opportunity to further develop their ideology and conception of their own Judaism. Please bring ample paper and a pen, as writing will be a primary activity.


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: d dot fankushen at comcast dot net.



12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Conversational Hebrew in Mill Valley
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



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 temple.


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. (Upcoming Dates:  12/21/19)


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 jschreiber731 at gmail dot com  (Upcoming Dates: Dec 21, Jan 25, Feb 22, March 28, April 25, & May 23)


Thursday, December 12
12:15 p.m. Lunch & Learn 

Saturday, December 14
10:00 a.m. Kol Neshama Minyan 

1:15 p.m.  On the Ground in Israel: Rockets, Indictments and Hope – Join as Rabbi Leider shares about her recent Israel trip with the Board of Rabbis of Northern CA and the Deputy Consul General of Israel, funded by Taube Philanthropies.

Sunday, December 15
10:00 a.m. Men’s Group: Joel Smolen to speak on Libertarians and Judaism: A historical perspective.

11:30 a.m. Festival of Lights (JCC) 

12:15 p.m. Purim Shpiel Play Auditions

Monday, December 16
9:30 a.m. Yoga Class at Kol Shofar

Tuesday, December 17
1:30 p.m. Spirituality Book Club (off-site)

6:00 p.m. Judaism 101: Passover – The Master Story with Rabbi Leider

Wednesday, December 18
5:30 p.m. Kol Shofar’s Hanukkah Celebration at Beit Binah

Thursday, December 19
1:30 p.m. Philosophies of Judaism

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

Friday, December 20
9:00 a.m. Men’s Group Hike

Saturday, December 21
9:45 a.m. Musical Shabbat Service

11:00 a.m. Tot Shabbat

7:00 p.m. CJS: Hanukkah Soulstice Evening at Kol Shofar with Ecstatic Dance

Sunday, December 22
5:00 p.m. 1st Night of Hanukkah Community Lighting at the Mill Valley Depot with the JCC and MIC

Monday, December 23
9:30 a.m. Yoga Class at Kol Shofar

Tuesday, December 24
7:00 a.m. Early morning minyan start time – Hanukkah

Monday, December 30
9:30 a.m. Yoga Class at Kol Shofar

Monday, January 6
9:30 a.m. Yoga Class at Kol Shofar

Tuesday, January 7
6:00 p.m. Judaism 101- God: Encountering the Holy

Friday, January 10
6:00 p.m. Family Engagement Committee Shabbat Dinner & Service

Sunday, January 12
9:00 a.m. Rabbi Sarah Shulman from Camp Ramah Visits BBNT

Monday, January 13
9:30 a.m. Yoga Class at Kol Shofar

Wednesday, January 22
1:15 p.m. Singing for Fun & Health

Saturday, January 25
11:00 a.m. Tot Shabbat

Sunday, January 26
5:00 p.m. Rosh Hodesh w/ Ilene Serlin

Monday, January 27
9:30 a.m. Yoga Class at Kol Shofar

Saturday, February 1
7:00 p.m. Garden Party Annual Gala honoring Joan Levison