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Kol Shofar’s Recurring Events and Special Events

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

Congregation Kol Shofar is in partnership with Marin Interfaith Council and Congregation Rodef Shalom in the Accompaniment Congregation movement, supporting our immigrant brothers and sisters with actions such as accompanying individuals when needed, including driving to court or attorney visits, providing temporary housing, interacting on their behalf with officials, and assisting with other needs through Marin’s Rapid Response Network.  For more information and to get involved, go to https://rodefsholom.org/how-IRT-began 

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 orrlachter at gmail dot come 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 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 date: February 23)


MONDAYS
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9:15 a.m. Donation based yoga:
Want to start the week with something new? Check out our new weekly offering. This is a slow, safe, contemplative-style “All Level” Yoga. Monday mornings 9:30-10:40 a.m.  This class is appropriate for pure beginners and more advanced practitioners. It is a donation-based class (suggested $15) Want to learn more?  Check out this five minute video.  For more info visit: erinelliottyoga.com

TUESDAYS:

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)

 

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
:

 

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: The Month of February

 

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.

 

FRIDAYS:

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 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.

Every month, on the first Friday of the month, Kol Shofar brings a Kabbalat Shabbat service to Drake Terrace (an assisted living facility in San Rafael).  The service is short and sweet (from 6:30 to 7:30 pm) and is so incredibly appreciated by the people who live there.  It brings music, prayer, a few words of Torah, a chance to say Kaddish, and a big infusion of Yiddishkeit to a group of people who can’t get out to regular synagogue services.   Every month we are told how grateful they are for this service.  It is open to the community at large, so it also provides a service, and a chance to say Kaddish, for others in the Marin community.  It is a wonderful way to bring in Shabbat and do a big mitzvah.  Drake Terrace is at 275 Los Ranchitos Road in San Rafael

 

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.


9:45 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. (Upcoming Date: February 15)

 

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: March 14 & April 4)

 

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: March 28, April 25, & May 23)


SPECIAL EVENTS:

Monday, February 17
Office Closed for Presidents Day – No Yoga Class

Tuesday, February 18
7:15 a.m. Tuesday Morning Minyan followed by 8:00 a.m. Talmud Study

6:00 p.m. Judaism 101 with Rabbi Leider- From Birth to B’nei Mitzvah: Raising a Mensch

Thursday, February 20
7:00 a.m. Thursday morning minyan followed by breakfast

12:15 p.m. NO Lunch & Learn

1:30 p.m. Philosophies of Judaism 

6:00 p.m. Beginning Spanish Class w/ Solveig

Saturday, February 22
11:00 a.m. Tot Shabbat

Sunday, February 23
9:30 a.m. Judaism 101 Makeup Class – Out of the Darkness: Stories from the Holocaust

5:00 p.m. Rosh Hodesh with Ilene Serlin

Tuesday, February 25
7:15 a.m. Tuesday Morning Minyan followed by 8:00 a.m. Talmud Study

6:00 p.m.  Judaism 101 with Rabbi Steinberg – A Time to Mourn: Traditions for Death, Grief & Healing

Thursday, February 27
7:00 a.m. Thursday morning minyan followed by breakfast

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

6:00 p.m. Beginning Spanish Class w/ Solveig

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

Saturday, February 29
7:00 p.m.: Beit Binah Night Out at Zinz Wine Bar (207 Corte Madera Ave)

Sunday, March 1
9:00 a.m. How To Do Jew Community Day of Learning at Beit Binah

12:30 p.m. Zman Keif MEGA Gymnastics Event – RSVP with Sglass@kolshofar.org

Tuesday, March 3
7:15 a.m. Tuesday Morning Minyan followed by 8:00 a.m. Talmud Study

Wednesday, March 6
5:45 p.m. Kadima Ice Cream & Israel-Ed Party with the USY board For 6th &7th Graders!  Dinner included, RSVP your 6-7th graders to sglass@kolshofar.org

Friday, March 6
6:30 p.m. Drake Terrace Friday Night Service – 1st Friday

Saturday, March 7
10:30 a.m. Kol Neshama Minayn

6:30 p.m. Jewish Ecstatic Dance

Sunday, March 8
9:00 a.m. Kol Shofar Blood Drive: Sign-up now!

Monday, March 9
5:30 p.m. Pre-Purim dinner, Purim services and community Megillah reading and Shpiel, followed by a full Megillah reading

Tuesday, March 10
7:15 a.m. Tuesday Morning Minyan followed by 8:00 a.m. Talmud Study

8:00 a.m. Purim Services

1:30 p.m. Spirituality Book Club (off-site)

Thursday, March 12
7:00 a.m. Thursday morning minyan followed by breakfast

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

7:00 p.m. Rewire Your Mind with the JCC

Saturday, March 14
9:45 a.m. Musical Shabbat Morning Service

Tuesday, March 17
7:15 a.m. Tuesday Morning Minyan followed by 8:00 a.m. Talmud Study

Thursday, March 19
7:00 a.m. Thursday morning minyan followed by breakfast

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

Saturday, March 21
9:45 a.m. National Refugee Shabbat 

Sunday, March 22
5:00 p.m. Rosh Hodesh with Ilene Serlin

Thursday, March 26
12:15 p.m. Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Leider 

Saturday, March 28
11:00 a.m. Tot Shabbat

Saturday, April 4
9:45 a.m. Musical Shabbat Morning Service

1:15 p.m. Norm Fischer to Speak

Saturday, April 5
10:00 a.m. Men’s Group Talk Marin County Disaster Preparedness Coordinator Michael Huynh

Saturday, April 18
10:30 a.m. Kol Neshama Minayn

Tuesday, April 21
7:00 p.m. Yom HaShoah VeHaGevurah

Wednesday, April 29
7:00 p.m. Yom Haatzma’ut Program