Holidays & spiritual


“The Hows and Whys of the Holidays.” Learn the traditions of the High Holy Days with Rabbi Ahron Hecht. Also Sept. 8. At Richmond Torah Center-Chabad, 423-10th Ave., S.F. 7 p.m. Free.


“Ctrl-Alt-Del: Tashlique at Ocean Beach.” Jewish community tashlich ritual with shofar-blowers, bagpipers, the Jazz Mafia and the Ministers of Sound from the Saint John Will-I-Am Coltrane African Orthodox Church. Bring stale bread to share and a shofar to blow. At Ocean Beach, between Fulton Street and Lincoln Way, S.F. 5 p.m. Free.


Yeashore Community bonfire. Havdallah celebration. Meet at Beach Chalet, 1000 Great Highway, across from Ocean Beach, S.F. 6:30 p.m. Free. [email protected]



jewish calendar

Aug. 30, 2013
Elul 24, 5773
Light candles at 7:25 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 8:22 p.m.

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Sept. 4, 2013
Elul 29, 5773
Light candles at 7:18

Rosh Hashanah, second day
Sept. 5, 2013
Tishrei 1, 5774
Light candles after 8:14

Sept. 6, 2013
Tishrei 2, 5774
Light candles at 7:14 p.m.
Shabbat ends at 7:59 p.m.

Erev Yom Kippur
Sept. 13, 2013
Tishrei 9, 5774
Light candles at 7:04 p.m.
Fast begins 7:19 p.m.
Shabbat ends 7:59 p.m.
Yom Kippur ends 7:59 p.m.