We offer occasional Shabbat Friday night events throughout the month, as described below. Please check our online calendar for upcoming dates!
Offsite at Drake Terrace, San Ramfael 6:30 p.m. (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.
Shabbat Morning Services
Every Saturday, 9:45 a.m.
Experience the light as it filters through the dome of our Beit Knesset. Open the doors to your soul with our transliterated prayer book. Rejoice as children join the congregation becoming B’nei Mitzvah. Engage in spirited exchange with the rabbi as part of the weekly Torah discussion. Our rabbis invite you to come for all or any part of the morning to bask in the sanctuary sunlight and enjoy the feeling of community. Following the service, schmooze and nosh at our weekly catered Kiddush lunch.
Musical Shabbat Services
Select Saturdays: March 14 & April 4 – Musical Shabbat Morning Service 9:45 a.m.
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.
Alternative Shabbat Practices: Kol Neshama Minyan and Shabbat Sit
Kol Neshama Minyan
January 19- 10:30 a.m. (No Shabbat Sit)
Join our rabbis, lay leaders, and special guests for a musical, meditative, and participatory prayer experience, during which we’ll find quiet space to sink into the peace of Shabbat, and we’ll give joyous voice to our neshamas (souls) as we open our hearts to Shabbat and to each other. The words “kol neshama” means “voice of the soul/breath.”
Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. except on Kol Neshama Minyan
Led by congregants Larry and Diane Yermack, this Saturday morning experience explores silence and connection to spirituality through simply being present. Using a technique called mindfulness meditation, you will find yourself slowing down, calming your mind and cultivating awareness, compassion and Jewish wisdom. Whether you are new to meditation or have many years of experience, you are warmly welcome. Larry and Diane have studied, taught, and practiced “mindfulness meditation” extensively, including teaching with Rabbis Sheila Weinberg and Jeff Roth. (No Shabbat Sit on Kol Neshama Minyan Mornings)