Spiritual & holiday

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friday | 7

Family Shabbat dinner. Sponsor: Gan HaLev, the Jewish Congregation of the San Geronimo Valley. At San Geronimo Valley Cultural Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 6 p.m. (415) 488-4524.

Shabbat welcome dinner. Sponsor: Congregation Sha’ar Zahav. Meet at synagogue, 290 Dolores St., S.F. 6:15 p.m. $10-$15. Reservations: (415) 861-6932.

Couples Shabbat dinner. Sponsor: Young Adults Division of the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation. At private home in San Francisco. 7 p.m. Reservations: (877) YAD-1818.

“Welcoming the Sabbath with Music of the Jewish People.” Musical service. At Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon. 7:30 p.m. (415) 388-1818, ext. 18.

saturday | 8

“Meditation as Prayer Retreat.” Rabbi Lavey Derby. At Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon. 1:45 p.m. $35. (415) 388-1818, ext. 18.

sunday | 9

Chanukah boutique. At Congregation Beth Israel-Judea, 625 Brotherhood Way, S.F. 9 a.m. (415) 586-8833.

friday | 14

Services and kabbalistic potluck Shabbat dinner. At Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon. 6 p.m. $18-$25. Reservations by Nov. 10: (415) 388-1818, ext. 18.

Family Kabbalat Shabbat dinner. At Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St., S.F. 6:15 p.m. (415) 861-6932.

“Israeli Children: Providing What God Requires and What Children Need.” Peter Edelman, director of New Israel Fund, speaks at services. Storyteller Diana Shmiana will present Jewish tales from Mizrahi and Sephardic communities for children. At Congregation Shir Hadash, 16555 Shannon Road, Los Gatos. 7:30 p.m. (408) 358-1751.

saturday | 15

Tot Shabbat. At Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St., S.F. 10:30 a.m. (415) 861-6932.

Silent meditation. At Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St., S.F. 1 p.m. (415) 861-6932.