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Kol Shofar's 25th Annual Gala: ROOTS & SHOOTS
Join us for a festive evening to celebrate our growth as a community & cultivate our future together. The gala will kick off with Havdalah in the Sanctuary, followed by drinks & appetizers, sit-down dinner & fund-a-need, and music & dancing. LEARN MORE
Time: 6:00 PM
Date: Saturday February 4

Sign up for limited "Join the Party" auction items:
Learn Mahjong with Carole Meyers
Men's Bike & Beers
Knit & Nosh ​​​​​​​
Ladies' Bike & Lunch
Mama Margarita Night ​​​​​​​
Parent's Night Out / Kids' Night In

​​​​​​​Kickball & Kegs

Weekly Events + Series: 

Cantor’s Class
Whether a Hebrew beginner or expert, in her warm and inclusive style, Cantor Naomi Weiss will guide a class designed to navigate the structure of the prayerbook, focusing on building the skills to lead the prayer service, as well as how to read from the Torah.
Time: 10:00 -11:00 AM
Dates:  January 8, January 22, January 29, February 5, February 26, March 5 

Introduction to Judaism
Drawn from the Miller Introduction to Judaism curriculum from American Jewish University, this 18-week course with the Kol Shofar Clergy is a great opportunity for those who want to begin learning about Judaism, as well as those who are seeking to deepen their learning. This is also the course for anyone considering choosing Judaism as their spiritual path and home. It covers biblical and rabbinic texts, history and culture, holy days, festivals, Shabbat, Jewish concepts of God and ethics, life cycle, dietary laws and Israel. Students who wish to take a single class by topic may do so. The first 30-minutes of the course is dedicated to learning to read Hebrew, while topical learning begins at 6:30 PM. 
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Dates: Tuesdays through March 28
Tuition: $275 for the 18-week series; Free for members or $20 per class for the community.

Lunch & Learn
Join the Rabbi, as well as friends and community members for an engaging hour of study on topics ranging from the weekly Torah portion to timely Jewish issues. Feel free to bring a vegetarian lunch and eat while you learn.
Time: 12:15 – 1:15 PM
Dates:  February 2, February 9, February 16, February 23, March 16, March 23, March 30

Chai Lights Weekly Walk 
For more information contact:
Ruthanne Ranz-Appell

Philosophies of Judaism
A deep dive into big Jewish ideas and great Jewish thinkers with David Fankushen. Currently, the course is offered on Zoom.
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Dates: First and Third Thursdays

For more information contact the Kol Shofar office: (415) 388-1818 ext. 106.

Spirituality Book Study Group
This lay-led group takes on various types of Jewish spiritual literature in attempt to grow in their own individual spiritual development. For information about the current book of study, as well as time and date of the next meeting, contact:
Linda Samuels

Talmud Tuesdays
A lay-led group study, focusing on important sections of the Talmud, with an eye towards understanding both the original intent of the text and how the teachings may apply to modern life. No knowledge of Hebrew is required nor any previous experience with Talmud study.
Time: 8:00 – 9:00 AM (following weekday morning minyan)
Dates: Tuesdays

Sat, January 28 2023 6 Shevat 5783