CKS Events

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Special Events
Marin Interfaith Council
MIC Interfaith Winter Retreat

at Unity in Marin: 600 Palm Drive in Novato
Monday, February 13, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Please join the Marin Interfaith Council for a day of reflection and practice with teachers Rabbi Chai Levy from Congregation Kol Shofar & Rev. Ted Scott from Westminster Presbyterian.

People of faith are rising up and responding to the new political reality. What are the spiritual practices and wisdom that will sustain us as we work for justice? Where will we find our resilience? Join us for a day of reflection and practice that will ground us in the spiritual resources needed for the work ahead.

Cost for the event is $80 – $60 with lunch included. Visit for more information.

This Week’s Events
Bridges to Israel Guest Speaker + Discussion
An Evening with Dr. Andy David, Israel’s Consul General to the Pacific Northwest

Wednesday, February 1, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

In December, the UN Security Council passed a resolution describing Israel’s settlements as illegal and an obstacle to peace with the Palestinians. Post-inauguration, we are faced with new questions about the future of U.S./Israel relations and we seek to answer fundamental questions such as “What is the future of the Jewish State?” and “How should we respond?”

Beginning Yiddish from Scratch
Thursdays starting February 2, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Members: $145
Community: $160

Learn alef beis (print and script), elementary grammar, and reading basic texts. Emphasis will be placed on interactive conversation among students (almost) entirely in Yiddish in order to develop the ability to form sentences for basic needs when conversing with Yiddish speakers. Learn the history and evolution of Yiddish Master 60 Yiddish expressions.Learn more by clicking here

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service + Potluck Dinner
with Rabbis Leider & Levy and Rabbinic Intern Sam Rotenberg
Friday, February 3, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.: Wine & Cheese
6:30 p.m.: Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service
7:45 p.m.: Potluck Dinner
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Yom Kehillah Shabbat
Saturday, February 4, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Families of young children are welcome to join the Family Service that begins at 9:00 a.m. in Beit Am

Musical Shabbat Morning Service
with Rabbis Leider & Levy and Rabbinic Intern Sam Rotenberg
Saturday, February 4, 9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wise Aging with Larry Yermack
Sundays starting February 5, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Join us for self-exploration, meaningful exchange, and gaining tools for becoming more resilient, strong, and calmer as we navigate this new chapter of our lives, guided by Jewish wisdom. Based on the book by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal.

Marin USY
North Bay North Pole Day

Sunday, February 5, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Come join MUSY & SCUSY for a day of ice skating in Santa Rosa! RSVP to or any MUSY/SCUSY board member. Bring $13 for skates & admission plus money for food.


Upcoming Events

Bridges to Israel Guest Speaker + Discussion
An Evening with Dr. Eran Kaplan & Alan Elsner

Tuesday, February 7, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Marin Organizing Committee (MOC)
Renters’ Protection Study Session

Wednesday, February 8, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Kol Neshama Minyan
Saturday, February 11, 10:00 a.m.
with Unguided Shabbat Sit Meditation at 9:15 a.m.

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

Saturday, February 11, 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Green Team Guest Speaker + Discussion
Mark Dubois
Combating Deforestation

Saturday, February 11, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Judaism 101 with Rabbi Laider
A Time to Mourn: Traditions for Death, Grief & Healing

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

Spirituality of Jewish Parenting with Rabbi Chai
at Peet’s Coffee on Blackfield Drive in Tiburon
Sunday, February 12, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Wise Aging with Larry Yermack
Sunday, February 12, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Dancing Trees of Life: Art Exhibit for Tu B’Shvat by Dove Govrin
Sunday, February 12, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Opening festivities and reception
Exhibit runs through March 9

Women’s Rosh Hodesh Group with Ilene Serlin
Sunday, February 12, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Bridges to Israel
Israel Trip Information Meeting

Tuesday, February 14, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Center for Jewish Spirituality
Home-Hosted Shabbat Dinners
Friday, February 17, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

A Bigger Passover Menu: Beans, Rice, and the Rest
Saturday, February 18, 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Wise Aging with Larry Yermack
Sunday, February 19, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Wise Aging with Larry Yermack
Sunday, February 26, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Chai Lights
Magnes Jewish Art Museum in Berkeley

Friday, March 3, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Beit Binah
4th & 5th Grade Shabbat Dinner & Services

Friday, March 3, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Judaism 101 with Rabbi Laider
Holy Days: Wheel of the Jewish Year

Sunday, March 5, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wise Aging with Larry Yermack
Sunday, March 5, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Zman Keff Event
Sunday, March 5, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch & Learn with Rabbinic Intern Sam Rotenberg
Friday, March 10, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.