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Radio host Michael Krasny will discuss his recent book on the history and meaning of Jewish humor. Free.
Benefit seder for organizations that feed homebound seniors and people with disabilities. $12-$360.
San Francisco State University Israel Studies professor Eran Kaplan discusses the war’s impact on Israeli society and international relations with Israel. Free with RSVP.
Lay-led minyan followed by class on Jewish food with Rabbi Larry Raphael. Free with RSVP.
Seth Brysk of the Anti-Defamation League and Matt Kahn of the American Jewish Committee lead discussion over dinner concerning alt-right activity in the Bay Area. RSVP required.
Costumed Purim party with magic show and accordion performance. Activities for a nominal fee. Free.
Celebrating the outgoing education director at Sherith Israel. With musical guests, dancing and a community dinner. Free.
All-female, New York City-based klezmer band performs during its 20th anniversary year. $10-$25.
Performing artist and teacher Sara Felder delivers a history of Jewish humor from the Bible to the Catskills. Presentation free, $10 includes lunch.
Brunch and conversation about navigating holiday season. Sign up in advance for free babysitting. Free.
Hanukkah party for 20- and 30-something crowd. Drinks, live music, etc. Wear an ugly sweater. Free.
Folk, gypsy and klezmer with accordionist Sergiu Popa, latke dinner catered by Town’s End. $10-$20.
Music, crafts, bounce house and more. Free.
Nigunim Chorus, Jewish Folk Chorus of S.F. and others perform songs from communities decimated in the Holocaust. Free.
J Street’s Ben Shnider discusses how the U.S. presidential nominees approach issues relating to Jews and Israel. Free.
Rabbi Lawrence Englander discusses Israeli political music going back to the Six-Day War. Dinner by Max’s. $5-$10.
Giuseppe Verdi's Jewish opera about the Biblical and historical story of Babylonian King Nabucodonosor (Nebuchadnezzar) featuring baritone Kenny Stavert, soprano Juyeon Song, bass-baritone Philip Skinner, mezzo-soprano Tamara Gallo and tenor Alex Boyer.
Annual dinner featuring Six13, a Jewish a cappella vocal group.
Prominent haredi social activist and self-described feminist Pnina Pfeuffer talks to screenwriter and co-creator of "Shtisel" Yehonatan Indursky discusses the inspirations for the show and the haredi movement.
Israeli historian Benny Morris talks about his new research on the first Arab-Israeli war. Co-sponsored by JCRC. Also at San Jose State University on Feb. 27, at Congregation Shir Hadash in Los Gatos on Feb. 28
American Jewish Committee of S.F. presents a Passover program, including an expert’s exploration of the Szyk Haggadah, in the sanctuary, preceded by hors d'oeuvres and wines. Free Szyk Haggadah for attendees. Registration required.
Second-night community seder doubles as a fundraiser for Chicken Soupers and HaMotzi programs, which feed homebound seniors, those in need of healing and residents of local shelters.
Join the Israeli American Council to honor the legacy of Israel’s fallen soldiers and terror victims. Accompanied by songs and personal stories to celebrate the lives lost. Registration required.
A concert to raise funds for three charities (including HIAS) doing work in Ukraine and with refugees fleeing the war, from the Resonance Project. Includes opera singer Frederica von Stade, pianist Jake Heggie, members of S.F. Symphony, vocalists and a talk by S.F.-based Ukrainian consul general Dmytro Kushneruk. Streaming option available. Registration required.
Meet-and-greet and laid-back text study for expecting parents with rabbinic intern George Altshuler, snacks and shmoozing. Registration required.
Meet-and-greet and laid-back text study for expecting parents with rabbinic intern George Altshuler. Includes snacks and shmoozing. Registration required.
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.