Welcome to our What's New page! Here we list events around the San Francisco Bay Area that are of interest to those who want to learn more about Judaism.
This summer, the Osher Marin JCC reprises its most popular event series: the Summer Nights Outdoor Music Festival. Bring your picnic, blanket, low-backed lawn chairs, and dancing shoes—there's fun for the whole family! Concerts take place on Saturday evenings from July through August. All shows are at 7 pm. Dinners from a variety of local pop-up restaurants will be available for purchase, along with beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, and snacks.
Best of all, kids 17 and under are admitted free, and the Kid Zone will include fun art projects and activities presented by local organizations like the JCC's Summer Camps program, WildCare, and the O'Hanlon Center for the Arts. Of course the playground will be open for supervised play, too!
Tot Shabbat Morning
Geared toward families with children 0 to 5 years old, Tot Shabbat morning is an interactive and friendly Shabbat experience with free bagel brunch and activities.
Date: Saturday, July 14
Place: The Adult Lounge at Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Rd., Lafayette
Please click here to RSVP so we have enough food.
Standing with the Stranger at the Border
Rabbi Eilberg will invite us to study core Jewish teachings on treatment of the stranger in light of current realities in our society. She will then share about her trip to the U.S.-Mexico border, as part of mass demonstrations against the policies of separating and incarcerating immigrant families and reducing access to asylum. Rabbi Eilberg visited the Otay Mesa Detention Center, south of San Diego, on June 23rd as part of a 1,000-person demonstration organized by PICO California, a state-wide multi-faith, multi-racial community-organizing network.
Rabbi Eilberg is now working as Coordinator of Jewish Engagement for Faith in Action Bay Area, which is a member of the coalition that organized the detention center visit
Date: Saturday, July 14
Place: Kol Emeth, 2525 Charleston Rd., Ste. 204, Mountain View
Shabbat Sovev (Surrounding Shabbat)
Join Peninsula Sinai Congregation for a special Shabbat Sovev. This Sovev will feature musical instruments, be family friendly with snacks and drinks at 5:30 pm for all who are interested in joining us! Because Shabbat begins later in the summer, we will have time to jam, sing and enjoy some extra musicality before we bring in Shabbat with candle-lighting and ma'ariv (evening prayers) around 6:40 pm (with no instruments). Hope to see you there!
Date: July 20
Place: Peninsula Sinai, 499 Boothbay, Foster City
Tisha B'Av: A Contemplative Evening of Commemoration and Meaning
in Rememberance of the Destruction of the Jerusalem Temple
Please join us for an engaging Tisha B'Av evening of study, song and meditation followed by a reading of the Book of Lamentations by candlelight. The traditional chanting of Eicha, interwoven with translation, will invite us to ponder the ancient and contemporary themes of spiritual darkness and desolation.
The evening will feature choral settings of the Book of Lamentations presented by Tactus SF. BE member Susan St. Martin sings with Tactus SF. You can learn more about them at www.tactus-sf.org.
Date: Saturday Night, July 21
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Place: Congregation Ner Tamid, 1250 Quintara St., San Francisco
Co-Sponsored by B'nai Emunah and Ner Tamid
Sha'ar Zahav at the Jewish Film Festival
Sha’ar Zahav is excited to be co-presenting films; The Prince and The Dybbuk at the 38th SF Jewish Film Festival which runs July 19 – August 5, 2018.
If you’ve ever seen his masterpiece, The Dybbuk (1939), you will be compelled to learn more about the man who directed it, Michał Waszyński. He tried on many identities and led a life filled with contradictions.
The Prince and The Dybbuk
Date: Sunday July 22
Time: 2:05 p.m.
Place: Castro Theatre: 429 Castro Street, San Francisco
Visit www.sfjff.org to learn more about the film and purchase tickets.
First Fridays Shabbat in the Round
This month, join Rabbi Mates-Muchin, Cantor Keys, song leader Isaac Zones, and the First Friday Players to welcome Shabbat with a new song-filled worship service celebrating the richness of Kabbalat Shabbat and the spirit of community. A special oneg Shabbat with S'mores will follow the service.
Friday, August 3
Place: Albers Chapel, Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St., Oakland
Jewish Heritage Night at the Oakland A’s
Join the A's for the annual Jewish Heritage Night on August 8. All participants that purchase a SPECIAL TICKET for this event will receive an exclusive A's Jewish Heritage Night Stomper Bobblehead and access to our pregame party in Championship Plaza!
For more information or to secure your group of 15+ tickets, please call James Barber at 510-563-2352 or by email at email@example.com. For individual tickets (below 15 tickets), purchase at the link below to receive the SPECIAL ticket that includes the giveaway item.
Date: Wed., Aug. 8
Time: First pitch is at 7:05 but get there earlier!
Place: Oakland Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland
For Info and Tickets check with your own synagogue or go here
Jewish Heritage Night at the SF Giants
Join the Bay Area's Jewish community at the Giants annual Jewish Heritage Night at AT&T Park! You are invited to bring your family and friends! Event ticket package includes a seat in one of the Jewish Heritage sections for the game versus the Diamondbacks, a collector's-edition Jewish-themed Giants beanie, as well as admission to the Jewish Heritage Night pregame party in Lot A from 5:00-7:00pm! Live cultural entertainment will take place at the pre-game party, and cultural food and drink specials will be available for purchase. Partial proceeds from every special event ticket sold will benefit our community partners. Don't miss this fun-filled night out at the park to celebrate Jewish Heritage!
Date: Wednesday, August 29
Time: Jewish Heritage Night Pregame Party in Lot A from 5:pm to 7:00pm
First pitch is at 7:15 p.m.
Place: AT&T Park, San Francisco
Details and tickets here.