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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: November 4


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: November 4, December 9)

(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)



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



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) (8:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving 11/22)



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. (Resumes October 11)



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: November 2)




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 (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.  (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: October 27, November 17, December 1, December 22)



Sunday, November 18

10:00 a.m. Judaism 101 with Rabbi Leider: Philosophers, Poets & Mystics.

10:00 a.m. Men’s Group Meeting – The November 18 Men’s Group meeting will feature a discussion with a representative of the local  chapter of the Anti-Defamation League on anti-semitism. All congregants are invited.

4:00 p.m. Art Salon’s Veretski Pass — Very special Music from the Old World!– This lively concert with musicians from the Polyphony Foundation invites you to close your eyes and be transported by their haunting melodies, or get up and dance to the rocking roots of Klezmer music. Click here to RSVP for this FREE event:

Tuesday, November 27

7:00 p.m. Serenity Study with Rabbi Steinberg at Kol Shofar

12:15 p.m. CJS: Wise Aging Lunch & Learn with Larry Yermack

Thursday, November 29

6:30 p.m. Panim El Panim: MOC working group meeting with Gail Dorph

Friday, November 30

12:00 p.m. Working Lunch for Marin Public with Israeli Scholar Sarale Shadmi: Come learn from Israeli scholar Sarale Shadmi “How to Create Community Building in any Event” at 12:00 p.m. on November 30 at Kol Shofar. This community lunch is open to the public, especially people in Marin interested in creating meaningful communities in our schools, synagogues, and other Jewish organizations. The focus of this session will be on (1) the types of community-wide events that we can do together to enhance Jewish life in Marin, (2) how each of our organizations can increase participation through community building, and (3) how everyone can work together. Please RSVP by filling out this Eventbrite invitation.:

Saturday, December 1

9:30 a.m. Musical Shabbat Morning Service, followed by Kiddush. 8 Habits of Love sermon topic: Forgiveness

11:00 a.m. Tot Shabbat at Kol Shofar – 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 welcome but not mandetory to

Sunday, December 2

9:30 a.m. Mill Street Homeless Shelter

10:00 a.m. Judaism 101 with Rabbi Leider: From Birth to B’nai Mitzvah: Raising a Mensch

12:00 p.m. Purim Shpiel Auditions – It is that time of year again.  Come on out and audition for our famous Purim Shpiel – this year’s theme:  the 80’s!  You remember, right?  Sunday, December 2, 12:00 to 1:30 pm with Tracy Harding.  Questions?  Contact Dawn Castelli at

Wednesday, December 5

5:30 p.m. Family Hanukkah Celebration

Thursday, December 6

11:00 a.m. Panim El Panim: Transitions– This next meeting on aging is scheduled for Thursday, December 6, at 11:00 a.m. before Lunch and Learn.  At this meeting we will zero in on the particular areas where we can volunteer. In addition, information on formation of a group to discuss our own aging issues will be presented by Esme Gordon and Esther Stone, who would facilitate such a group.  For further information contact Helene Holley Gibbs at 415.383.7468.

5:00 p.m. Hanukiyah Lighting Downtown Mill Valley

6:30 p.m. Judaism 101 – A Time to Mourn: Traditions for Death, Greif & Healing

Friday, December 7

6:30 p.m Kabbalat Shabbat at Drake Terrace

Saturday, December 8

10:30 a.m. Kol Neshama Minyan

Sunday, December 9

10:00 a.m. Judaism 101 with Rabbi Leider, TopicOut of the Darkness: Stories from the Holocaust

9:30 a.m. How to talk so Kids will Listen – learning session with Julie King

5:00 p.m. CJS Rosh Hodesh Meeting

7:00 p.m. 6th Grade parent B’nei Mitzvah Workshop

Tuesday, December 11

12:15 p.m. CJS: Wise Aging Lunch & Learn with Larry Yermack

Friday, December 14

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

Saturday, December 15

9:30 a.m. Musical Shabbat Service – 8 Habits of Love sermon topic: Community

1:15 p.m. CJS Speaker: Chaia May on the topic of Praying with Body, Mind & Soul: Asking for what you want and being vulnerable enough to receive it

Sunday, December 16

4:00 p.m. Rabbi Paul Steinberg Book Signing & Celebration- Spiritual Growth: A Contemporary Jewish Approach

Click here to view information about the 2018 High Holy Days at Kol Shofar