Holidays & spiritual

PASSOVER: Click here for a list of public Passover seders around the Bay Area


Family Passover celebration. Children’s activities include building a mock Nile River and musical storytelling by Jonathan Bayer. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.


“Passover in the Desert.” Russian Jewish community’s three-day event in Panoche Hills, with educational activities and communal seders on Friday and Saturday. Location given with registration. Through April 5. Adults $50; children $15.


“Passover in the Desert.” Four-day celebration with meditation, music, storytelling and Jewish education at Panamit Valley in the Mojave Desert. Through April 13. Prices vary.


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Israel Independence Day

April 23

Israel in our Hearts

At San Francisco Zoo, May 3

jewish calendar

March 27, 2015/Nissan 7, 5775

Light candles at 7:15

Shabbat ends at 8:08 p.m.

Passover and Shabbat

April 3, 2015/Nissan 14, 5775

Light candles at 7:16 p.m.

April 10, 2015/Nissan 21, 5775

Light candles at 7:23 p.m.

April 11, 2015/Nissan 22, 5775