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!  (Upcoming dates: October 7)


7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Women’s Rosh Hodesh Group (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 Meetings: October 7))

(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 (On Hiatus until October 9 – occasionally starts at a different time – Check the calendar prior to attending)



12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Biblical & Prayer book Hebrew (On Hiatus Until the Fall)
Taught by Tikva Farber, the course is designed for those who want to learn Hebrew by studying the Siddur in its original authentic language. Learn to translate and form commentaries based on the root of the Hebrew words – gaining a deep understanding and meaning from the text. Learn more & register at



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.




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
Rationalists, mystics, comedians, philosophers, and inquiring minds of all ages and backgrounds are invited to join this stimulating and energetic text study group. We are learning texts of the Hasidic masters, discovering psycho-spiritual, mystical approaches to the weekly Torah portion. Feel free to drop in or come weekly. Bring your own vegetarian lunch. Free.



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 (Begins October 5)


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




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

9:30 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.


10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Kol Neshama Minyan with Rabbi Leider preceded by Unguided Shabbat Sit Meditation (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 community. “Kol Neshama” means “voice of the soul/breath.” No Hebrew knowledge required. (October 13, November 10, December 8, January 12)

9:30 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: September 29, October 27, November 17)



Tuesday, September 18

6:45 p.m. Kol Nidre Service

Wednesday, September 19

8:45 a.m. Yom Kippur Services

Sunday, September 23

8:30 a.m. Beit Binah Begins

Monday, September 24

9:45 a.m. Sukkot Services and Kiddush

Tuesday, September 25

9:45 a.m. Sukkot Services and Kiddush

Wednesday, September 26

4:00 p.m. Beit Binah and Tichon

Saturday, September 29

9:30 a.m. Musical Shabbat Service

11:00 a.m. Tot Shabbat-  An experience for children six and under with singing, stories, learning the service, and community. Service led by Asaf, our JCC Preschool musical teacher and Kol Shofar Rabbis. 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 to

Sunday, September 30

 8:00 a.m. Hoshana Rabbah Service

10:00 a.m. New Member Brunch in the Sukkah

11:30 a.m. New Torah Celebration

Tuesday, October 9

8:00 a.m. Talmud Study resumes after Morning Minyan

12:15 p.m. CJS: Wise Aging Lunch & Learn with Larry Yermack– Those in their sixties and seventies can count themselves as part of an extraordinary, history-making generation, now primed to be pioneers in understanding and making the most of this “third chapter” stage of life. These healthy years of aging are not the end; they are full of potential for learning and growth. The Wise Aging program provides new resources and support to live the later years with spirit, resilience, and wisdom.  (Series: October 9, October 23, November 6, 27 & December 11)

Thursday, October 11

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Panim El Panim– Panim El Panim gathering on topic of aging will be meeting again on Thursday, September 27 from 11:00 to 12:00 before Lunch and Learn.  Participants will continue discussion of purpose and community at Kol Shofar as we enter the Jewish New Year. Your contributions of goals and ideas are valuable and we encourage past participants and interested new people to join us. A potential outcome of the gathering is to start a process that may lead to lessening the effects on one or two of our critical aging issues. Please feel free to contact Helene Holley Gibbs at 415 383 7468.

12:00 p.m Lunch & Learn resumes with Rabbi Leider

6:00 p.m. Judaism 101 Begins

Saturday, October 13

10:00 a.m. Kol Neshama Minyan with Shabbat Sit at 9:30 a.m. and Kiddush after.

1:15 p.m. Bridge to Israel Moti Z’eir Learning Session

Sunday, October 21

10:00 a.m. Men’s Group: Noted Marin Independent Journal columnist Dick Spotswood will discuss major issues facing Marin County and likely impact of gubernatorial election on county and state.

Wednesday, October 24

5:30 p.m. Community Gathering Dinner and Discussion on Music and Ritual

Sunday, October27

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Sacred Drumming for Anybody and Everybody with guest educators/musicians Rabbi Tsvi Bar-David and John Erlich.

Thursday, November 8

7:00 p.m. CJS: Rabbi Lisa Goldstein from the Institute for Jewish Spirituality

Saturday, November10

10:00 a.m. Kol Neshama Minyan with Shabbat Sit at 9:30 a.m. and Kiddush after

Sunday, December 2

6:00 p.m. Chai Lights Hanukkah Party (off-site)

Sunday, December 9

9:30 a.m. “How to Talk so Little Kids will Listen” learning session with Julie King

Friday, December 14

6:00 p.m. Serenity Shabbat with Rabbi Steinberg

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