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“Women’s Retreat”

August 6 @ 8:30 am - August 8 @ 3:30 pm
$360

Chabad of Santa Clara presents a three-day getaway at a cabin in the Sierras. Includes hiking, happiness workshops, meditation, art, meals and Shabbat dinner, plus a mindfulness coach. Discounts available for 35 and under.

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8:00 am

“JAdventures”

August 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$89 – $159

Spend three nights with Chabad at Lake Tahoe for outdoor fun such as hiking, swimming, rafting and boating. Enjoy kosher BBQ and stay in a trailer, tent or hotel. Aug. 8-11. At Sugar Pine Point State Park, 10 miles south of Tahoe City along Highway 89. $159 for adults, $89 for 12 and under. 

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9:00 am

“Ready, Set, Rosh Hashanah!”

August 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Great Meadow, 1199 9th Ave.
San Francisco, CA
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Free

Jewish New Year–themed scavenger hunt through the botanical garden in Golden Gate Park. Geared toward kids 4-9, but siblings of all ages are welcome. Hosted by Congregation Sherith Israel. Entry to gardens is free with proof of S.F. residency. Meet at Great Meadow, 1199 9th Ave., S.F. [email protected]

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10:00 am

VIRTUAL Elul Meditation

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spiritual leaders Norman Fischer and Rabba Dorothy Richman lead a day of Jewish meditation, prayer and learning in preparation for the High Holidays. No experience needed. Presented by Urban Adamah and Makor Or. Sliding scale, with registration.

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VIRTUAL “Listening for the Still, Small Voice”

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$36 – $72

A daylong Urban Adamah event for the month of Elul focused on Jewish meditation, prayer and learning. Led by Jewish meditation experts Norman Fischer and Rabba Dorothy Richman. Registration is required. 

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10:30 am

“Havdalah Spectacular”

August 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA United States
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Free

Jewish Baby Network event with music, puppets, storytelling, Shabbat blessings and play time. Bring blanket and snacks. Co-sponsored by Beth Am, Kol Emeth, Beth Jacob and PJCC. At the Oasis outdoor play area. $10 suggested donation. 

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11:00 am

VIRTUAL “Israel Philharmonic Young Soloists”

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Showcase premiere featuring 10 top musicians from the philharmonic's Keynote and Sulamot education programs. Presented by American Friends Israel Philharmonic.

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1:00 pm

“Urban Adamah Work Party”

August 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Urban Adamah, 1151 Sixth St.,
Berkeley, CA United States
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Free

Get to know the Jewish educational farm by volunteering. Tasks include weeding, planting, harvesting, watering and animal care. 12 and over only; under 18 must be with an adult. Wear old clothes, closed-toe shoes; bring a mask, water, snack.

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2:00 pm

“Hygiene Kit Assembly and Delivery”

August 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane
Los Gatos, CA United States
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Free

Volunteers will assemble hygiene kits that will be delivered to soup kitchens and homeless shelters by Abrahamic Alliance International, a nonprofit organization that unites Jews, Christians, and Muslims through philanthropy and poverty relief. Volunteers must be 12 or older unless accompanied by a parent. Face masks and registration required. 

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