Holidays & spiritual


Interfaith Shabbat. Rabbi Katie Mizrahi and Imam Ali Siddiqui discuss fasting and its place in Judaism and Islam. At Or Shalom Jewish Community, 1250 Quintara St., S.F. 7 p.m. Free.

Outdoor Sanctuary. Bring blanket or lawn chairs, picnic dinner and dessert to share for a nature Shabbat service at China Camp State Park, San Rafael (at the village). Led by Congregation Rodef Sholom and co-sponsored by PJ Library. 6 p.m. Free.


“Contemplative Kabbalat Shabbat and Preparing Our Hearts for the New Year.” Estelle Frankel, author of “Sacred Therapy,” speaks during Shabbat services. At Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince St., Berkeley. 7:30 p.m. Free.

“HUBad SoMa Shul.” Chabad of S.F. happy hour followed by Shabbat services and dinner. 5 p.m. Free, dinner $20. Also Aug. 24 morning services followed by lunch. 9:45 a.m. Lunch $20 suggested. At S.F. School of Digital Filmmaking, 925 Mission St., Suite 108, S.F.

“Rockin’ Shabbat.” Jewish blues musician Saul Kaye plays during Shabbat services. At Congregation Beth Ami, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa. 4:30 p.m. Free.

“Secular Humanistic Jewish Movement.” Former president of the organization Bert Steinberg talks about the movement during Shabbat services. At Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free.


“The Role of Jews as Global Citizens.” Ruth W. Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service, speaks during Shabbat services and leads Q&A. Followed by Kiddush luncheon. At Congregation B’nai Shalom, Walnut Creek. 9:30 a.m. Free.

Yeashore Community bonfire. Havdallah celebration at new Berkeley location. RSVP for location. 7 p.m. Free. [email protected]


“Ask a Rabbi.” Have your questions about Judaism answered one-on-one by local rabbis before the High Holy Days. At Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. 10:30 a.m. Free.