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11:00 am

VIRTUAL “Three Minutes in Poland”

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

S.F. JFCS Holocaust Center presents a talk by author Glenn Kurtz, who wrote the book after discovering a home movie of his grandparents’ 1938 trip to Poland. Free with registration.

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VIRTUAL “Nature of Revelation”

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Wilderness Torah’s Rabbi Zelig discusses the story of Shavuot and prophets receiving Torah alone in the wilderness. Free with registration.

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VIRTUAL Storytime: “Harvest Blessings”

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

PJ Library event for young kids includes singing, learning how food grows, a Shavuot recipe and Amy Meltzer reading from her book about the Earth’s bounty. Free with registration.

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12:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Courageous Women Leaders”

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Addison-Penzak JCC hosts a Shavuot panel featuring three local Jewish leaders discussing women in leadership roles, from the Bible to Silicon Valley. Followed by cheesecake-baking class.

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VIRTUAL Hillel Shavuot activities

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Various online events, including making cocktails and art, discussing a connection between Shavuot and pop songs and what the story of Ruth says about how we spend our money during a disaster. Free with registration.

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1:00 pm

VIRTUAL Spirituality during Covid-19

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Stanford geriatric education center associate director Marita Grudzen leads a workshop involving poetry, meditation, and discussion of ritual and prayer. Presented by the JCCSF. Free with registration.

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4:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Hitbodedut: A Jewish Practice”

May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Urban Adamah presents a talk about the practice, popularized by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, of making oneself alone and connecting to a place. Free with registration.

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6:30 pm

VIRTUAL “What Did You Hear at Sinai?”

May 28 @ 6:30 pm - May 29 @ 12:00 am
Free – $18

S.F. Congregation Sha’ar Zahav hosts Shavuot learning. Five 45-minute sessions, each with a choice of two classes/workshops on various topics. 6:30 p.m.- 12 a.m. Members free, $18 suggested for nonmembers. Registration required.

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7:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Dawn” Shavuot Festival

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - May 29 @ 5:00 am
Free

Reboot and the Jewish Emergent Network present an all-night Shavuot cultural arts festival featuring comedy, music, food, learning and conversation. Coast-to-coast participation. Free.

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VIRTUAL Russian Shavuot Fest

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Free

Lectures, cooking demo, poetry and music for Russian speakers. Free with registration.

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7:30 pm

VIRTUAL Southside Jewish Collaborative Shavuot

May 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

An isolation and reintegration-themed Tikkun Leyl with Rabbis Danny Gottlieb, Katie Mizrahi, Pam Frydman and Shana Leon. Free with registration.

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