S.F. Black & Jewish Unity Coalition, Congregation Sherith Israel, USF Swig Program and Third Baptist Church present a teach-in on reparations in S.F. and state. Speakers include Secretary of State Shirley Weber, Rev. Amos Brown and Eric McDonnell, chair of a reparations advisory committee. Livestream available. Registration required.
Israeli American artist Yael Kanarek and educator Tamar Biala discuss their work rewriting the Torah by reversing the genders of all characters, and their project called Beit Toratah (House of Her Torah). Presented by Jewish Community Library and Afikomen Judaica.
Pre–High Holidays event for Jews of color, Sephardic and Mizrachi Jews to explore new rituals and practices, set intentions for 5783 and make farm-fresh pizzas in a cob oven. Bring a notebook and potluck items. Veggie, vegan, kosher-style options available. Rapid Covid test required upon arrival. Co-sponsored by Project Shamash and Kehilla. Register by Sept. […]
Price includes a glass of wine, three tacos from Epic Bites. With music.
Rabbi Moshe Levin examines the likely Christian origins of Unetaneh Tokef’s “Book of Life” metaphor, and how Fatalism emerged as the central theme of the High Holy Days’ foremost prayer. Co-presented by Congregation Ner Tamid of S.F.
Anthropologist-professor Ben Benson, who is of Jewish and Native American heritage, talks about the lifeways, worldview, spirituality and environmental practices of Native Americans of the North Bay, and similarities with ancient Jewish culture. Also Oct. 2. Presented by Congregation Beth Ami.
Outdoor concert by a group of classically trained musicians who put a fresh spin on klezmer by blending jazz, blues, folk and hip-hop. Proof of vaccination required.
Hands-on class for preschool and elementary-age kids to make honey-apple cupcakes with their parents. Led by Michelle Greenebaum of Together In The Kitchen. $40 per family.
Book launch of “Liberating Gender for Jews and Allies: The Wisdom of Transkeit,” a collection of essays by trans Jews and allies exploring ideas about gender through various lenses. Featuring eight contributors. Presented by the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion at Pacific School of Religion, Congregation Sha’ar Zahav and others.