Spiritual & holidays


Sukkot celebration and dinner. Sukkah decorating, music, Shabbat and Sukkot program. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. 4:30 to 8 p.m. $5 suggested. www.jcceastbay.org.

Shabbaton with Rabbi Gabriel Cousens. With medical doctor and author of “Torah as a Guide to Enlightenment.” Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:25 p.m. Also Oct. 6. Workshop at 2:15 p.m. and Havdallah at 5:15 p.m. At JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley. Services free. Workshop $10-$18, advance tickets required. www.jcceastbay.org.

“Sukkot Under the Stars.” Art, nature, swimming. Be’chol Lashon retreat. At Walker Creek Ranch, 1700 Marshall-Petaluma Road, Petaluma. Through Oct. 7. For costs, visit www.bechollashon.org.


“May Our Homes Be a Shelter of Peace.” Shalom Bayit Sukkot celebration. RSVP for Oakland location to (510) 451-8874 or events@shalom-bayit.org. 2 p.m. Free. www.shalom-bayit.org.

“Eat, Pray, Lulav.” Family farm festival for Sukkot. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. 2 to 6 p.m. $8-$20. www.urbanadamah.org.


Simchat Torah celebration. Includes celebration of a new Torah. At JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. 4:30 p.m. Free. www.jccsf.org.


Havdallah services and Israeli dancing. Service led by Rabbi Lee Bycel followed by folk dancing led by Sarah Accomazzo from Café Simcha in Berkeley. At Congregation Beth Shalom of Napa Valley, 1455 Elm St., Napa. 7 p.m. $18. www.cbsnapa.org.