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.
Osher Marin JCC presents an outdoor event for families with kids, with lessons about plants associated with Sukkot and what they represent. With music, crafts. Bring a plant to make a lulav with.
Learn and discuss the laws of Purim, different interpretations of the Book of Esther and more with weekly Tractate Megillah study on Zoom. S.F., Santa Rosa, Marin circles begin Sept. 19; Berkeley, Palo Alto, Los Gatos on Sept. 26. Free, plus cost of text.
Outdoor event with puppets, stories and crafts for families with kids 3 and under. Bring a blanket. Presented by JCC East Bay, Jewish Baby Network and PJ Library Bay Area.
Contemporary Jewish Museum celebrates its new exhibit with music, poetry and spoken word. With Cohen tribute choir Conspiracy of Beards, Cohen biographer Sylvie Simmons, percussionist Marshall Trammell and others. Free in the plaza, $16 for museum admission.
Ariela Ronay-Jinich, founder of Olamim for Latinx Jewish families, and a master Chi Gong teacher share ways to connect to Sukkot through spiritual movement, journaling and art-making. Supplies provided to make Mexican nicho boxes. For Jews of color and allies. Bring lunch and masks.
Event with food, arts and crafts, music, sports and more for current and prospective families involved in Friendship Circle, a program creating inclusion and friendships for youth with special needs.
Opening reception for exhibit featuring works of Polish Jewish illustrator Jan Marcin Szancer. Hors d’oeuvres, guest speakers and a $20 creative workshop for kids 5 to 9. Exhibit runs Sept. 14 to Nov. 8. Financed by Poland’s Ministry of Culture, support from Taube Philanthropies, Honorary Consulate and Kraków-S.F. Sisters City Association. Registration required.
Group of classically trained musicians in concert, putting a fresh spin on klezmer by blending in jazz, blues, folk and hip-hop. Bring mask and proof of vaccination or recent negative Covid test. BYOB for those over 21. Free for under 12.