Holidays & spiritual

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“Tisha B’Av — Finding Meaning in Brokenness.” Torah study session and Havdallah service marking the start of the holiday fast. Presented by Southside Jewish Collaborative. At Congregation B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., S.F. 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. Free. [email protected]

Tisha B’Av program. Screening of “With My Whole Broken Heart,” a documentary about uplifting responses from those who have lost loved ones to terrorism, war and the Holocaust. At S.F. Film School, 925 Mission St., S.F. 9 p.m. Suggested donation $10.


Shabbat Va’etchanan. Rabbi Simon Benzaquen of Seattle’s Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation will give the sermon at Shabbat services, followed by luncheon. The rabbi also will teach an evening Torah class. At Congregation Anshey Sfard, 1500 Clement St., S.F.  9:15 a.m. sermon, 7 p.m. class.