Music, reptiles at JCCSF Shabbat events

Palm readers, reptiles, cocktails and live music are coming to the JCC of San Francisco for “Saturdays Unplugged,” an oneg Shabbat series. The events take place from 3 to 6 p.m. on July 12 and 26.

The July 12 event will feature a family show by Hot Buttered Rum, a Northern California band. Before the performance, Emily Bonn will lead a ukulele jam session.

On July 26, local musicians Isaac Zones and Melita Silberstein will perform, and Jeni Swerdlow of Drummm will lead a drumming workshop before the performance.

Both afternoons will feature yoga, cooking workshops, story time, board games, chess club, mandala-making and other activities. The East Bay Vivarium will bring reptiles and spiders, inviting those who dare to handle them. Adults can enjoy complimentary cocktail-making and beer or wine tasting. The JCCSF’s café, Community Table, will have happy-hour specials for purchase. Each program will culminate in a sing-along Havdallah service.

Oneg Shabbats are free at the JCCSF, 3200 California St. For more information, go to