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Congregation Sherith Israel

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2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States

March 2017

Let There Be Laughter

March 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Radio host Michael Krasny will discuss his recent book on the history and meaning of Jewish humor. Free.

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April 2017

Community Seder and Chicken Souper/Hamotzi Fundraiser

April 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Benefit seder for organizations that feed homebound seniors and people with disabilities. $12-$360.

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Challenging Conversations: 50th Anniversary of the Six-Day War.

April 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States

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.

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May 2017

Shavuot Minyan

May 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Lay-led minyan followed by class on Jewish food with Rabbi Larry Raphael. Free with RSVP.

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August 2017

Sherith Israel Stands Against Hate

August 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States

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.

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March 2018

Jewish Baby Network Purim carnival

March 4, 2018 @ 10:30 am
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Costumed Purim party with magic show and accordion performance. Activities for a nominal fee. Free.

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June 2018

Nancy Sheftel-Gomes retirement party

June 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Celebrating the outgoing education director at Sherith Israel. With musical guests, dancing and a community dinner. Free.

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July 2018

Isle of Klezbos

July 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States

All-female, New York City-based klezmer band performs during its 20th anniversary year. $10-$25.

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Can We Tawk? — A History of Jewish Humor

July 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Performing artist and teacher Sara Felder delivers a history of Jewish humor from the Bible to the Catskills. Presentation free, $10 includes lunch.

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December 2018

Interfaith family Hanukkah meetup

December 2, 2018 @ 10:30 am
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Brunch and conversation about navigating holiday season. Sign up in advance for free babysitting. Free.

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Latkes & Vodkas

December 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Hanukkah party for 20- and 30-something crowd. Drinks, live music, etc. Wear an ugly sweater. Free.

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Hanukkah dinner concert

December 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Folk, gypsy and klezmer with accordionist Sergiu Popa, latke dinner catered by Town’s End. $10-$20.

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Family Hanukkah party

December 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States

Music, crafts, bounce house and more. Free.

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May 2019

Yes, We Sang!

May 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Nigunim Chorus, Jewish Folk Chorus of S.F. and others perform songs from communities decimated in the Holocaust. Free.

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June 2019

The Road to 2020

June 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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J Street’s Ben Shnider discusses how the U.S. presidential nominees approach issues relating to Jews and Israel. Free.

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Israeli songs of protest

June 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Rabbi Lawrence Englander discusses Israeli political music going back to the Six-Day War. Dinner by Max’s. $5-$10.

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October 2019

“Nabucco”

October 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$18 – $100

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.

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November 2019

Jewish Study Network banquet

November 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$250

Annual dinner featuring Six13, a Jewish a cappella vocal group.

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January 2020

“Shtisel Uncovered: The New Haredim”

January 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
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Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$18

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.

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February 2020

“A New Look at 1948”

February 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

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

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April 2022

AJC San Francisco Diplomats Passover

April 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

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.

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Sherith Israel seder

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$20 – $50

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.

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May 2022

Yom HaZikaron ceremony

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

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. 

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“Concert of Compassion”

May 9 @ 7:30 pm
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Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$40 – $100

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.

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August 2022

“Expecting Jewishly”

August 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

Meet-and-greet and laid-back text study for expecting parents with rabbinic intern George Altshuler, snacks and shmoozing. Registration required.

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September 2022

“Expecting Jewishly”

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

Meet-and-greet and laid-back text study for expecting parents with rabbinic intern George Altshuler. Includes snacks and shmoozing. Registration required.

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“Teach-In on Reparations for African Americans”

September 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free

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.

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