Stu Span greets a colorful dragon dance performer at the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living shortly before Chinese New Year on Jan. 31, 2023. (Photo/Courtesy SFCJL)
Stu Span greets a colorful dragon dance performer at the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living shortly before Chinese New Year on Jan. 31, 2023. (Photo/Courtesy SFCJL)

Where to find Jewish community around Chinese New Year in the Bay Area

When the new Jewish month of Adar begins on Feb. 10, so does the Chinese Year of the Dragon. To celebrate, Bay Area Jews are hosting events to ring in the Lunar New Year. Did we miss any? Email [email protected].


Friday, Feb. 2

“Soy Vey: Chinese New Year Shabbat” — The social-philanthropic nonprofit Value Culture presents a Jewish-Chinese, family-style dinner prepared by chef Kathy Fang of Food Network’s “House of Fang.” Cosponsored by JCCSF. With cash bar and entertainment. At Fang Restaurant, 600 Howard St., S.F. 6 p.m cocktails, 7 p.m. meal. $75 in advance.

Dragon Shabbat — Kabbalat services followed by kosher vegetarian Chinese dinner. At Congregation Beth Ami, 4676 Mayette Ave., Santa Rosa. 6 p.m. $18 members, $24 non-members, $9 under 12. RSVP by Jan. 31. Call 707-360-3000 or email [email protected].


Wednesday, Feb. 14

Grant Avenue Follies — Senior Chinese American women dance and perform cabaret homage to San Francisco Chinatown’s golden nightclub era. At JCCSF, 3200 California St., S.F. 1-2 p.m. Free.


Saturday, Feb. 24

Lunar New Year Dumpling Celebration — The LUNAR Collective, a group that cultivates connection, belonging and visibility for Asian American Jews, and Moishe House Nob Hill present a vegetarian dumpling making workshop. With an optional trip to Chinatown to see the iconic New Year parade. At Nob Hill location provided with RSVP. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free.