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Kol Shofar’s Recurring Events and Special Events

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

RECURRING EVENTS:

SUNDAYS:

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 rlachter@gmail.com with questions.  Or go to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c49afaf292-kolshofar1 to sign up! 

 

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 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 dates: Feb 3, March 10, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, Sept 1, Oct 27, Dec 1)


MONDAYS
:
(No recurring events)

TUESDAYS:

7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.: Morning Minyan (Occasionally starts at a different time – Check the calendar prior to attending – 9:00 a.m. start time on January 1)
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Talmud Study (Occasionally starts at a different time – Check the calendar prior to attending)

 

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Biblical & Prayer book Hebrew
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 http://catalog.lehrhaus.org/by_category/language/

WEDNESDAYS:

 

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

 


THURSDAYS
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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
Our fearless leader Moses– Why did he hit the rock twice instead of speaking to it? Moses’ staff, his speech and his leadership style raise key questions about anger, pain, family stories and more. Join us as we delve into questions that surface in the life of Moses at Kol Shofar on Thursdays at 12:15 p.m.. Feel free to drop in or come weekly. Bring your own vegetarian lunch. Free. (ON HIATUS UNTIL JULY)

 

Lunch & Learn Series with Rabbi Steinberg happens in February, April and June at 12:15 p.m. Free in the Kol Shofar Library.  Studying: Feb: The Hidden Books: A Look at the Apocrypha

 

 

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.fankushen@comcast.net.

 

FRIDAYS:

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 http://catalog.lehrhaus.org/by_category/language/

 

 

6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.: Kabbalat Shabbat at Drake Terrace (San Rafael) – Usually the first Friday of the month (Upcoming dates: February 1, March 1)

 

 

SATURDAYS:

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
(New start time as of Feb 1: 9:45 a.m.)
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.

 

10:30 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 community. “Kol Neshama” means “voice of the soul/breath.” No Hebrew knowledge required.  (1/19, 2/23, 3/23, 4/27)

 

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. (Musical Shabbat services on hiatus during Rabbi Leider’s sabbatical – look for Fall 2019 dates soon)

 

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@gmail.com.

(Upcoming Dates: February 23, March 23)


SPECIAL EVENTS:

Thursday, January 17

1:30 p.m.  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)

Saturday, January 19

10:30 a.m. Kol Neshama Minyan with Arik Labowitz (No Shabbat Sit)

Monday, January 20

Office Closed – MLK Day

Tuesday, January 22

1:30 p.m. CJS Book Club (Off-site)

Thursday, January 24

10:30 a.m. Conversations in Aging  – A support group for adults ages 70 and older – Group: 8 1½ hour sessions with a maximum of 12 members. Dates: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21 March 7, 14, 21. Facilitators: Esme Gordon, Esther Stone.  To participate, please contact Esther Stone at egstone@comcast.net by Thursday, January 17.

Saturday, January 26

7:00 p.m. Annual Fundraiser: The Oy v’Eighties – RSVP here: http://bit.ly/oyveighties

Tuesday, January 29

12:15 p.m. Wise Aging with Larry Yermack (First of six sessions)

Friday, February 1

6:15 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat at Drake Terrace

Saturday, February 2

1:15 p.m. Shabbat Speaker: How Can we Combat Climate Change? – Come hear Wilford Welch speak about how we can reach across the generational gap between boomers and millennials to evolve together concrete actions we can take to address the disastrous climate change now taking place. In addition to his environmental work, Mr. Welch has been a diplomat, an economic development and future planning advisor to multinational corporations, the publisher of a world affairs magazine, and organized the support of an expedition that removed 5,000 pounds of trash from Mount Everest.

Sunday, February 3

3:30 p.m. Men’s Group Super Bowl Party –  Contact Jeff Samuels for further information at: jeffreymsamuels@aol.com

5:00 p.m. Women’s Rosh Hodesh Meeting

Wednesday, February 6

6:30 p.m. Spiels in Reels Film Screening: Leaving Memel – Suggested cost: $5 donation to cover the screening fee. Come early at 6:30 p.m., bring your Dairy/Vegetarian dinner and let’s eat together! Dessert will be provided. Screening starts at 7:00 p.m of: Leaving Memel – Refugees from the Reich – A 40 minute film based on the life events of Cherie Goren and her family, who were forced by Nazis to leave their home in 1939. Short Q&A after facilitated by filmmaker: Fred Finkelstein

Thursday, February 7

12:15 p.m. Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Steinberg

1:30 p.m. Philosophies of Judaism

Friday, February 7

6:00 p.m. 6th Grade BB Shabbat Dinner (off-site)

Sunday, February 10

10:00 a.m. Men’s Group Meeting: Kol Shofar’s own Arthur Berger will speak on his new book that analyzes the personality and presidency of Donald Trump from a number of unique perspectives. All congregants are invited to attend.

Tuesday, February 12

12:15 p.m. Wise Aging with Larry Yermack (First of six sessions)

Thursday, February 14

12:15 p.m. Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Steinberg

Saturday, February 16

6:30 p.m. Ecstatic Dance at Kol Shofar Click here for more details

Thursday, February 21

12:15 p.m. Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Stenberg

1:30 p.m. Philosophies of Judaism

Saturday, February 23

10:30 a.m. Kol Neshama Minyan with Arik Labowitz (No Shababt Sit)

11:00 a.m. Tot Shabbat – 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@gmail.com.

Thursday, February 28

12:15 p.m. Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Stenberg

Friday, February 1

6:15 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat at Drake Terrace

Sunday, March 10

5:00 p.m. Women’s Rosh Hodesh Meeting

Wednesday, March 13

6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Spiels in Reels Film Screening: The Hellraiser – Suggested cost: $5 donation to cover the screening fee. Come early at 6:30 p.m., bring your Dairy/Vegetarian dinner and let’s eat together! Dessert will be provided. Screening starts at 7:00 p.m of: The Hellraiser – A 40 minute documentary based on the life events of of Jewish lawyer and social justice activist, Sid Willens. Short Q&A after facilitated by filmmaker: Sara Glass

Sunday, March 17

2:00 p.m. Kosher Cooking: Purim with Niri – All ages welcome. RSVP online: http://bit.ly/KosherCookingPurim

Wednesday, March 20

6:00 p.m. Purim Services & Spiel

Thursday, March 21

8:00 a.m. Purim Services & Morning Minyan

Saturday, March 23

10:30 a.m. Kol Neshama Minyan (No Shababt Sit)

11:00 a.m. Tot Shabbat

Friday, March 29

6:00 p.m. Hadassah Shababt Dinner

Sunday, April 7

3:00 p.m. Art Salon Presents: Amusement – An Open Poetry Reading with Sara Glass. Bring your own works, or that of others, and let’s raise our voices together in the name of art and serenity.

5:00 p.m. Women’s Rosh Hodesh Group