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“High Holiday Food Drive”

August 27 @ 8:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm

Jewish Family and Children’s Services’ will be accepting shelf-stable items for distribution at JFCS food bank locations across the Bay Area. Drop donations at collection sites in S.F., the Peninsula or Marin. Through Sept. 27. 

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VIRTUAL “Selichot Night Live”

August 28 @ 8:30 pm - August 29 @ 8:30 pm
Free

Study and learn before the High Holidays in an event sponsored by the Rabbinical Assembly and the Conservative/Masorti movement. With rabbis and educators.

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10:00 am

“WalkWithFC”

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA United States
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Annual fundraiser for Chabad’s Bay Area Friendship Circle, which creates friendship and inclusion for young people with special needs. Dress as your favorite superhero. Goodie bags include swag, snacks and walk map. Staggered starting times for social distancing.

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“Late-Summer Hike”

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Hike with B'nai Israel Jewish Center of Petaluma. Singles, couples and families are welcome. Location provided with RSVP. 

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“Elul and the Tree of Life”

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Urban Adamah, 1151 Sixth St.,
Berkeley, CA United States
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$36 – $180

Urban Adamah and Torah of Awakening present a creative arts workshop focused on self-love, self-compassion and forgiveness. No artistic ability needed; paints, other materials provided but bring a journal if you can. In-person and also online; attendees must be vaccinated. Limited capacity.

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10:30 am

“Sing Shalom: Rosh Hashanah Celebration”

August 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Golden Gate Park, Mother’s Meadow, 573 MLK Jr. Drive
San Francisco, CA
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Free

Rosh Hashanah event for families with kids 3 and under from Jewish Baby Network and Or Shalom. Includes singing with Alison Faith Levy, dancing, crafts, stories, puppets and blessings. Bring a blanket and snacks.

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11:00 am

“Kids Challah Bake and High Holiday Fair”

August 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chabad of Oakland, 3008 Lakeshore Ave.
Oakland, CA United States
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$12 – $18

Kids 3-12 can make their own round challah from scratch and enjoy crafts and activities. Accompanying adult required. Free for students in Chabad’s Hebrew School of the Arts.

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“Rosh Hashanah Picnic in Russian”

August 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Las Palmas Park, 800 Spinosa Drive
Sunnyvale, CA
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$50

Oshman Family JCC and Yom Rishon School present Israeli-style picnic for Russian-speaking families with kids 2-12. Folk dancing, traditional Rosh Hashanah foods, shofar and tashlich, with face painting, photo booth, crafts, free books and more. $50 per family.

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12:00 pm

“Renewal Mill Cookie Demo and Tasting”

August 29 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Afikomen Judaica, 3042 Claremont Ave.
Berkeley, CA United States
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Free

Learn about the Oakland-based company that turns food manufacturing byproducts into other foodstuffs. Samples include brownies and various cookies, all gluten-free and certified kosher.

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1:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Orthodox Women Rabbis of Yeshivat Maharat”

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Presentation by Rabbi Alana Suskin, a recent graduate of Yeshivat Maharat, an Orthodox yeshiva that ordains women. With Rabbi Greg Wolfe of Congregation Bet Haverim in Davis. Email [email protected] for Zoom link. 

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“Depolarizing Within”

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
B’nai Israel Jewish Center, 740 Western Ave.
Petaluma, CA
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Free

B’nai Israel Social Action Committee teams with Braver Angels Alliance to teach strategies for criticizing ideology and navigating disagreements without contempt or ridicule. Masks, vaccinations required.

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“Regenesis and Emergence” opening reception

August 29 @ 1:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States
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Free

In-person event to open an exhibit by Temple Isaiah artists. Works reflect on the impact of the global pandemic. Runs through Oct. 25. Virtual viewing available.

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7:00 pm

VIRTUAL “Reflection and Renewal: Preparing for High Holidays”

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$20

Reflect on life’s big questions through writing, discussion and Jewish wisdom. Led by Rabbi Bridget Wynne of Jewish Gateways.

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