CKS Events

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This Week’s Events

Bridges to Israel
Arava Institute for Environmental Studies Information Night
Where Jewish & Arab Students Learn Together for Land, Water & Peace

Wednesday, March 22, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

David Lehrer, Executive Director of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, will talk about their belief that nature knows no political borders. For more information, contact

Judaism 101 with Rabbi Leider
Philosophers, Poets & Mystics: The Jewish Middle Ages

Sunday, March 26, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lehrhaus Series
Walking in the Valley of the Shadow and Not Being Afraid
The Art of Comfort with Dan Fendel

Sunday, March 26, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $10
There is deep Jewish wisdom when visiting the sick (“What do I say?”) and consoling the the mourners (“What do I do during shiva?”) Sometimes it’s not just family, but also supporting caregivers, comforting the self, and the gift of shiva and how to do it well. Yes, there is shiva etiquette. Visit for more information.

Zman Keff Chocolate Seder
Sunday, March 26, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

It’s your typical seder… only the ingredients are chocolate! RSVP by clicking here

Kol Shofar’s annual fundraiser
Kolney Island
Sunday, March 26, 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This year’s annual fundraiser is more of a FUNraiser!
RSVP & buy your tickets by visiting

Upcoming Events

Lunch & Learn with Rabbinic Intern Sam Rotenberg

Friday, March 31, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
1 is the loneliest number, it takes 2 to tango, 3 is a crowd, and 4 is the most important number of the Passover Seder. Come learn about some of the greatest 4’s Judaism has to offer.

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service + Potluck Dinner
Friday, March 31, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
with Rabbis Leider & Levy and Rabbinic Intern Sam Rotenberg

6:00 p.m.: Wine & Cheese
6:30 p.m.: Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service
7:45 p.m.: Potluck Dinner (sign up here)

Yom Kehillah Shabbat
Saturday, April 1, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Musical Shabbat Morning Service
with Rabbis Leider & Levy + Rabbinic Intern Sam Rotenberg
with Achi Ben-Shalom on guitar & Elliot Bien on clarinet
Saturday, April 1, 9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Team T’filah with Sandy Stadtler
Exploring Prayer & God for Middle Schoolers

Saturday, April 1, 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Center for Jewish Spirituality Guest Speaker
Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg
God Loves the Stranger

Saturday, April 1, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
You. Me. The person down the street of halfway around the globe. In this inspiring collection of stories, blessings, poetry, divine teachings, and meditation exercises, Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg conveys a single, powerful message: Let us not be strangers. God loves us all.

Men’s Group Meeting
Sunday, April 2, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
at 20 Gordon St in Sausalito

Are you a retired or semi-retired man in the Kol Shofar community? Join us!
Contact for more information.

Tikkun Olam
Meal Prep & Volunteering at Mill Street Homeless Shelter
Sunday, April 2

Join Mark Kaplan and Steven Lee on the first Sunday of each month in preparing and serving breakfast at Mill Street. If you aren’t already on their signupgenius list and would like to volunteer, please contact Steven Lee at

Kol Neshama Minyan
Saturday, April 8, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

preceded by Unguided Shabbat Sit at 9:15 a.m.

Book Discussion with Rabbi Leider
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Saturday, April 8, 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. after Kiddush

In the days before Passover, read the book and join us for a discussion of the novel, The Underground Railroad, centered on loosely interlocking network of black and white activists who helped slaves escape to freedom in the decades before the Civil War. Purchase the book online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble

Women’s Rosh Hodesh Group with Ilene Serlin
Sunday, April 9, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Passover Services
Tuesday, April 11, 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Contemplative Passover Seder
Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Through the Center for Jewish Spirituality and led by Rabbi Chai Levy, join us on the second night of Passover and sink into the transformative spiritual message of Pesach.

There will be sharing and opportunities to participate, so please purchase your tickets then RSVP for participation.


Passover Services
Wednesday, April 12, 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Passover Services
Monday, April 17, 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Passover Services and Yizkor
Tuesday, April 18, 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Pirkei Avot Learning with Rabbi Laurie Matzkin
Saturday, April 22, 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Parents Social Gathering
at The Silver Peso: 450 Magnolia Ave in Larkspur

Saturday, April 22, 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Join your fellow parents for a night out!
Judaism 101 with Rabbi Leider
Out of the Darkness: Stories from the Holocaust

Sunday, April 23, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Torah Yoga with Rabbi Laurie Matzkin
Sunday, April 23, 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Lehrhaus Series
Walking in the Valley of the Shadow & Not Being Afraid
Dying/Death/Burial: What Jews Do with Rabbi Stuart Kelman

Sunday, April 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $10
For more information, visit

Chai Lights
Plants of the World Tour
Sunday, April 23, 10:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

at UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens

Contact Lynne at for more information

Yom HaShoah
at Rodef Shalom: 170 N. San Pedro in San Rafael

Sunday, April 23, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

REST Dinner
Sunday, April 23, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

at Westminster Presbyterian: 240 Tiburon Blvd in Tiburon
Contact for more information