Chabad of the Neighborhood presents pre-Shavuot event with holiday themed crafts including chalk art, Torah sun catchers, sensory activities and scratch off challenge.
JBN East Bay and Jewish Gateways present an event with music, puppets, dancing, stories, crafts and holiday-themed snacks. For families with kids 3 and under, and siblings. Registration required.
Gathering and winery tour centered on Jewish wisdom, modern psychology, creative expression and Shavuot. For young Jewish professionals. With tasting and mixologist-crafted non-alcoholic cocktails. Presented by Career Up Now. Registration required.
Bay Area–based musicians-composers Elana Jagoda and Saul Kaye perform a family-friendly blues concert. With Ḥazzan Sandy Bernstein and percussionist and Gastón Bernstein. Co-sponsored by Contra Costa JCC. RSVP requested.
In the style of the PBS show “Antiques Roadshow,” participants will showcase Judaica treasures for evaluation by professional appraiser Emily Baer. Submit items by May 18. Registration required.
Rebecca Scharbach Wollenberg discusses her soon-to-be-published “The Closed Book,” which argues that Jews did not become a text-centered people until nearly 1,000 years after the Bible was first canonized. Presented by Jewish Community Library.
Includes cultural presentations, workshops, Sephardic cuisine and concert of traditional Sephardic, Middle Eastern and Balkan music by Qadim Ensemble and Zirzuvi. Presented by Our Sephardic Family, Sherith Israel and Anatolian Arts Institute. Streaming option for concert. $55 all day, $30 for workshop only or concert only.
Tkiya, Contra Costa ShaJam and PJ Playdates present an event with singing, movement, stories, puppets, bubbles, snacks and more. For families with kids 5 and under, and siblings. Registration required.
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose presents a tour of a local brewery with live music, beer tasting, snacking and shmoozing. Registration required.
BishulimSF chef Aliza Grayevsky Somekh discusses the many breads associated with Jewish culture, such as matzah, challah, bagels, rye, pumpernickel and pita. With cooking demo using a taboon, a clay oven historically used by Palestinians. Part of New Lehrhaus’ “Soil to Soul: Agriculture and Jewish Culture” series. Livestream option; limited in-person attendance. Registration required.
Hands-on class for preschool and elementary-age kids to make berry cheesecake muffins and rainbow fruit parfaits with their parents. Led by Michelle Greenebaum of Together in the Kitchen.
A traveling exhibit featuring ancient books, maps, coins and manuscripts with historic Jewish significance, including a selection of relics dating back to 13th century. Presented by Chabad of Sunnyvale. RSVP required.
Nine-women group performs songs with Eastern European and Eurasian roots, including some of Jewish origin, from Poland, Ukraine and elsewhere. Part of Glenview Classical Series.