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! 


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 dates:  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)


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 – Starts again 10/31


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 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



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



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.


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    (November 23)


Saturday, October 19
11:00 a.m. Tot Shabbat

11:30 a.m. Shabbat Sit Meditation

Sunday, October 20
9:00 a.m. Hoshana Rabbah Service

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

Monday, October 21
9:45 a.m. Shimini Atzeret & Yizkor Services

6:45 p.m. Erev Simhat Torah Service w/ Hakafah!

Tuesday, October 22
9:45 a.m. Simhat Torah Service

Wednesday, October 23
1:15 p.m. Singing for Fun and Health

Thursday, October 24
7:00 p.m. Bridges to Israel speaker Dr. Eran Kaplan on The Israeli Elections of 2019: How did we get here? And Where do we go from here?

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

Saturday, October 26
9:45 a.m. AJC’s #Showupforshabbat Initiative at Shabbat Services – Click here for information

1:15 p.m. #Showupforshabbat Shabbat Teaching

Sunday, October 27
7:00 a.m. Blood Drive – Sign Up to Give!

3:00 p.m. Marin Organizing Committee Convention

5:00 p.m.
Women’s Rosh Hodesh Meeting w/ Ilene Serlin

Tuesday, October 29
6:00 p.m. Judaism 101 Class begins – RSVP:

Thursday, October 31
12:15 p.m. Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Shelly Dorph and the Kol Shofar Rabbis (see info on left)

Friday, November 1
8:00 a.m. Men’s Group Breakfast – Location TBD 

Saturday, November 2
9:45 a.m. Musical Shabbat Service 

11:30 a.m. Shabbat Sit Meditation 

1:15 p.m. Amusement: Open Poetry Sharing Circle w/ Sara Glass

Wednesday, November 6
6:00 p.m. Esti Skloot Book Talk

Thursday, November 7
7:00 p.m. The Ito Sisters Screening (JCC)

Saturday, November 9
1:15 p.m. Rabbi Ron Kronish, interreligious peacebuilder, writer, lecturer, and educator to speak

Sunday, November 10
10:00 a.m. Men’s Group Presents: Israeli Consul General Kofman 

Wednesday, November 11
7:00 p.m. We welcome Jonathan Ornstein, Executive Director of the Krakow Jewish Community Center 

Tuesday, November 19
6:00 p.m. Polyphony Concert – RSVP FOR FREE HERE