Spiritual & holiday

friday | 13

Services with guest speaker. Asher Naim, retired Israel ambassador to Ethiopia. At Temple Beth Jacob, 1550 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City. 8 p.m. (650) 366-8481.

saturday | 14

“Sabbath Morning Soul Journey.” Chazzan Richard Kaplan, leads an alternative to the traditional service. At Temple Beth Abraham, 327 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. 9 a.m. (510) 832-0936.

Family Shabbat. Bring your own lunch for services focusing on Queen Esther. Sponsor: Kol Hadash. At Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave. 12 p.m. (510) 233-6880.

saturday | 21

“My House Shall Be Called a House of Prayer for Many Peoples.” National Council on Community and Justice conference. At Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos. 10 a.m. (408) 358-1751.

Tot Shabbat. At Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos. 10:30 a.m. (408) 358-1751.

Service and Havdallah. At Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos. 4 p.m. (408) 358-1751.

sunday | 22

Women’s Shacharit service. At Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., S.F. 9 a.m. (415) 664-7373.