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South Bay Pride Shabbat. Annual Shabbat service and potluck dinner honoring Jewish LGBTQ community with talk by Rabbi Tsipi Gabai of Tehiyah Day School. RSVP requested. At Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane, Los Gatos. 6:30 p.m. Bring potluck dish.


Pride Shabbat Honoring Refugees. Morning service followed by lunch and program on resettlement of LGBTQ refugees by Jewish Family and Community Service East Bay. At Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince St., Berkeley. 10:30 p.m. Free.




“Shavuot and Sacred Chant.” Visiting Rabbi Shefa Gold leads Hebrew chant at 1 p.m. followed by  Tikkun Leil Shavuot from 7:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. with Gold, special guest Sylvia Boorstein and Kol Shofar rabbis. At Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon.

“Swimming in the Sea of Torah.” All-night study with yoga, poetry workshops, singing, food and morning cereal bar. Co-sponsored by Addison-Penzak JCC and several synagogues. At Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Road, Saratoga. 9:45 p.m. to dawn. $6.

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot. With the Southside Jewish Collaborative. Potluck dairy dessert, Havdallah and late-night Torah service. Study with rabbis from Beth Israel Judea, B’nai Emunah, Ner Tamid and Or Shalom. At Beth Israel Judea/Or Shalom, 625 Brotherhood Way, S.F. 7:30 p.m. Free.

“Inclusivity and Diversity.” Tikkun Leyl Shavuot for Sonoma County community. Multiple teachers and smorgasbord of dairy delicacies. Sponsored by area Jewish organizations. At Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. 7 p.m. Free.

Shavuot California Street corridor crawl. Annual walk-and-study event starts at Sherith Israel, 2264 California St., 8:30 p.m.; moves to JCCSF, 3200 California St., 10 p.m.; Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., 11:30 p.m.; Toy Boat Dessert Cafe, 401 Clement St., 12:30 a.m.; last leg begins 2 a.m. at Beth Sholom, where it finishes with a morning service at 5:45 a.m. Free.

Tikkun Leil Shavuot. Multi-agency all night community learning program kicks off “Mussar for an Election Year” panel. Includes programs for ages 2-5 and grades K-7. At Congregation Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Ave., Palo Alto. 8 p.m. to 6:15 a.m.

All night long. Stay for an hour or two, or stay until sunrise. Either way, Tikkun Leyl Shavuot at the JCC East Bay will surely tickle your spiritual and/or educational fancy (probably both). At times, there will be 10 or 11 things going on at once in different rooms, including lectures, study sessions, singing and meditation, plus activities for teens. There’s also free overnight childcare for kids ages 2-and-up.

6 p.m. Saturday, June 11 to 7 a.m., Sunday, June 12 at JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. Free.



Cheesecake and ice cream social. Community Shavuot gathering, with reading of Ten Commandments followed by ice cream party and dairy buffet. At Chabad by the Sea, 2325 South Rodeo Gulch Road, Santa Cruz. 5 p.m. Free.

Shavuot ice cream party. Join interfaith families at a Shavuot celebration, with free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. InterfaithFamily Bay Area event. RSVP requested. At Douglass Playground, Douglass at 26th streets, S.F. 4 to 6 p.m. Free.

“Chant and Hike up the Mountain of Revelation.” Occidental hike (moderate level), chant and study led by Rabbi Shefa Gold. Co-sponsored by Zmanim, Ner Shalom and B’nai Israel Jewish Center. Includes a nature experience for children led by Wilderness Torah. Starts at Oceansong Community , 19100 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental. 2-5 p.m. $20 adults, $7 kids, under 6 free.

Petaluma Shavuot event. Featuring ice cream, dairy-based buffet, coffee bar, kids’ activities and reading of Ten Commandments. At Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma, 1970 Rainier Circle, Petaluma. 11 a.m. Free with RSVP. /icecream

Chevra Thilim ice cream party. Shavuot party with dairy lunch and ice cream. Follows services and reading of Ten Commandments. At Congregation Chevra Thilim, 752 25th Avenue, S.F. 10:30 a.m. reading, 12 p.m. party. Free.