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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.
Family holiday event with interactive music, games, crafts and a potluck dinner followed by a blessing of the children. For toddlers to 36 months and older siblings. Led by Rabbi Jessica Zimmerman Graf, Cantor Toby Glaser and others. Registration required.
Joey Weisenberg, who wrote a book by that title, presents a seminar on how to build singing communities; workshops with Bay Area cantors. Concludes with communal concert in the sanctuary led by Weisenberg. Presented by Sherith Israel, Temple Isaiah and Rodef Sholom. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., concert 7-9 p.m. $36 workshop, $36 concert.
A musical, communal prayer and music event that features soul-igniting melodies, improvisations, collective harmonies and acoustic meditations. Co-sponsored by Temple Isaiah and Rodef Sholom.
Bluegrass-Americana band incorporates Jewish culture, tradition, values and spirituality into its blend of Appalachian, Celtic, folk and Old World sounds.
30th anniversary show features Mark Schiff, Cathy Ladman, Orion Levine and Lisa Geduldig. In-person event includes Chinese food and Yiddish proverb fortune cookies. Livestreaming option available. Other shows Dec. 24, 25. Benefits SF-Marin Food Bank and Center for Reproductive Rights.
30th anniversary show features Mark Schiff, Cathy Ladman, Orion Levine and Lisa Geduldig. In-person event includes Chinese food and Yiddish proverb fortune cookies. Livestreaming option available. Other shows Dec. 23, 25. Benefits SF-Marin Food Bank and Center for Reproductive Rights.
30th anniversary show features Mark Schiff, Cathy Ladman, Orion Levine and Lisa Geduldig. In-person event includes Chinese food and Yiddish proverb fortune cookies. Livestreaming option available. Other shows Dec. 23, 24. Benefits SF-Marin Food Bank and Center for Reproductive Rights.
Following a Kabbalat Shabbat service and oneg, guitarist-vocalist Kaye will present stories and blue music that reflect his personal life, spiritual path, and Jewish history and liturgy. Service 6 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m. Registration required.
Klezmer musicians Michael Alpert, Sasha Lurje and Craig Judelman perform songs and tell stories of Jewish life in Ukraine.
Passover celebration with music, puppets, stories, schmoozing, snacks and crafts. For kids 5 and under and their families. Presented by Jewish Baby Network.
American Jewish Committee reception and program with featured speakers Ted Deutch, AJC’s current CEO and a former member of the House of Representatives, and environmentalist Alon Tal, former member of the Knesset. Registration required.
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.
Music fest featuring over 40 acts, including Jewish artists Mikey Pauker, Ariel Luckey & Demb Players, Yosef Rosen and Melita Silberstein with Octopretzel. With Havdalah, music, dance, storytelling and rituals from spiritual practices around the world celebrating the longest day of the year. Presented by Tea Tribe. $72, $90 at the door, $144 VIP, $36 youth 13-18, free kids 12 and under.
Rabbi Jeff Salkin discusses “cancel culture” and how to use a Jewish model for disagreement instead. With Havdalah, refreshments and a Selichot service.
Inaugural Sheldon Wolfe Memorial Lecture with Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin, who will discuss what it means for Jews in Israel and the United States to have faith in each other and take responsibility for one another. With refreshments.