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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! 


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: April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, Sept 1, Oct 27, 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) (Late start time on Purim, 3/21 of 8:00 a.m.)



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: April: Issues in Jewish Philosophy (Resumes in April)



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:



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



6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.: Kabbalat Shabbat at Drake Terrace (San Rafael) – Usually the first Friday of the month (Upcoming dates: April 5)




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 (Dates: 3/23, 4/27)


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. (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

(Upcoming Dates: March 23, April 27, May 25)


Saturday, March 23

10:30 a.m. Kol Neshama Minyan with Arik Labowitz (No Shababt Sit) (Click here for more information)

11:00 a.m. Tot Shabbat (Click here for more information and to RSVP)

Sunday, March 24

10:00 a.m. Men’s Group Meeting: Welcoming Holocaust survivor Lori Shearn, who will speak of her flight from Vienna as a child to Britain, later reuniting with her parents and emigrating to New York.  Her story is captured as part of the Holocaust Oral History project. All congregants are invited.

Wednesday, March 27

7:00 p.m. Bridges to Israel Open Discussion on timely social and political Israeli news

Thursday, March 28

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

Friday, March 29

6:00 p.m. Marin Hadassah Shabbat Service and Dinner at Kol Shofar – Marin Hadassah and Kol Shofar will be co-sponsoring a Friday Night Shabbat Service and catered dinner.  Families are welcome.  Adults are $18 for dinner.  Children under B’Nai Mitzvah age, will be free.   Click here for tickets

Tuesday, April 2

6:00 p.m. Kol Shofar Street Chaplaincy Homeless Dinner

Wednesday, April 3

10:00 a.m. Chai Lights: Docent tour of San Francisco Bay-Delta Model in Sausalito 

Thursday, April 4

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

Saturday, April 6

1:15 p.m. Marin Jewish Community Scholar-In-Residence: Chaya Gilboa Topic: Jerusalem below and Jerusalem above (Click here for more information)

Sunday, April 7

10:00 a.m. Men’s Group MeetingLocal sports personality Rich Walcoff to speak 

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

Thursday, April 11

10:30 a.m. Transitions in Aging Group meeting

Saturday, April 13

1:15 p.m. In Our Hands: How we can help Climate Change talk by Wilford Welch – presented by the Green Team at Kol Shofar

7:00 p.m. Making Sacred Community: A Havdalah Potluck for Singles – at a congregant home in Mill Valley.  Vegetarian/dairy potluck and schmoozing followed by Havdalah. Click here to view our Kosher Potluck Guidelines.  Please RSVP for location details and to let us know what you’d like to bring:

Wednesday, April 17

7:00 p.m. Local author Rina Neiman will present and discuss her recent book Born Under Fire, which is a historical novel about her real life mother, who was a native born Israeli during the pre-State years under British Mandate. (Click here for the Facebook event)

Wednesday, May 1

7:00 p.m. Community Yom Hashoah Observance 

7:00 p.m. Tentative: Community Yom HaShoah Observance Program 

Sunday, May 5

10:30 a.m. Men’s Group Meeting: Congregant Dr Mike Harris will present

Saturday, May 18

1:15 p.m. 2,000 Years of Jewish Meditation w/ Larry Yermack – Did you know that there is a documented 2,000-year history of Jewish Meditation and that there is even a longer history of Jewish spiritual experience? And you thought that we just borrowed techniques from Buddhism in the last 40 years. This presentation will be an exploration of the varied and fascinating world of Jewish meditation practices. It’s for meditators and non-meditators alike because it will be history and not practice.

Wednesday, May 22

7:00 p.m. Open discussion on timely social and political Israeli news.

Thursday, May 23

6:30 p.m. Art Salon:  Lag B’Omer Ecstatic Dance. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. 6:00-6:30 p.m. Stretching and Warm-up. Optional sharing circle at conclusion.