Spiritual & holidays

A lord, a chief and a rabbi

Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has a long list of accomplishments. He’s the chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth (that’s Great Britain), has written 24 books, has a Cambridge degree in philosophy, and is a frequent contributor to TV and radio programs. When he comes to the Bay Area next week, his experience will be on display as he addresses two challenging topics: the interplay between science and faith (onstage at the JCC of San Francisco with KQED’s Michael Krasny) and the future of Judaism (at U.C. Berkeley later the same day).

12 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 at JCC of San Francisco, 3200 California St., S.F. $25-$30. www.jccsf.org. Also 6 p.m. at Berkeley School of Law, Booth Auditorium, 2778 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. Reception at 5:15 p.m. Free; reserve a seat at https://berkeleylaw.wufoo.com/forms/the-future-of-judaism.


Potluck Shabbat. With young adults’ group Jews’ Next Dor. 7 p.m. At a private home in Fremont. JewsNextDor@beth-david.org.


“HUBad SoMa Shul.” Chabad of S.F. happy hour followed by Shabbat services. Free. Dinner $20. Also Dec. 1. Morning services followed by lunch. 9:45 a.m. Lunch $20, suggested. At S.F. School of Digital Filmmaking, 925 Mission St., Suite 108, S.F. www.chabadsf.org.


Chanty sing-along. Yeashore Community sings for Havdallah, then joins a larger  group for public sing-along. At Hyde Street Historic Pier, intersection of Hyde and Jefferson Streets, S.F. 7:30 p.m. Free. www.yeashore.org.