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 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:  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 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:  11/30/19 and 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: Nov 23, Dec 21, Jan 25, Feb 22, March 28, April 25, & May 23)


Thursday, November 21
12:15 p.m. Lunch & Learn

1:30 p.m. Philosophies in Judaism 

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

Saturday, November 23
11:00 a.m. Tot Shabbat

Monday, November 25
9:30 a.m. Yoga Class at Kol Shofar

Tuesday, November 26
6:00 p.m. Judaism 101: Holy Days- The Wheel of the Jewish Year with Rabbi Leider

Saturday, November 30
9:45 a.m.  Musical Shabbat Service

Sunday, December 1
9:30 a.m. Mill Street Homeless Shelter

5:00 p.m. Rosh Hodesh Women’s Group w/ Ilene Serlin

Monday, December 2
9:30 a.m. Yoga Class at Kol Shofar 

Tuesday, December 3
6:00 p.m. Judaism 101: Shabbat – Palace in Time with Rabbi Steinberg

Thursday, December 5
12:15 p.m. Lunch & Learn

1:30 p.m. Philosophies in Judaism 

Friday, December 6
6:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat at Drake Terrace

Sunday, December 8
9:30 a.m. “The Bliss and Blues of Jewish Parenting” w/Rabbi Paul Steinberg co-sponsored by the JCC

10:30 a.m. IJS 20th Celebration Live Stream: Look forward to working together!

Tuesday, December 10
6:00 p.m. Judaism 101: When do I Bow? And Other Questions about Jewish Prayer with Rabbi Shelly Dorph

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

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

Tuesday, December 17
6:00 p.m. Judaism 101: Passover – The Master Story with Rabbi Susan Leider

Wednesday, December 18
5:00 p.m. Kol Shofar’s Hanukkah Celebration at Beit Binah

Thursday, December 19
7:00 p.m. Serenity Study with Rabbi Steinberg

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