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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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9:30 am

“Local Lulav Experience”

September 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA United States
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Free

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.

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10:00 am

VIRTUAL “Bay Area Talmud Circles Return”

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

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. 

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10:30 am

“Family Sukkot: Shake Your Lulav and Etrog”

September 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Codornices Park, Euclid Ave.
Berkeley, CA
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$36

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.

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11:00 am

“Celebration: ‘Experience Leonard Cohen’”

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
CJM, 736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Free – $16

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. 

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“Gathering Ancestral Sparks”

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Urban Adamah, 1151 Sixth St.,
Berkeley, CA United States
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$36 – $65

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.

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11:30 am

“Chabad’s Bay Area Friendship Circle Family Kickoff”

September 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
AchieveKids, 3860 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Free

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.

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4:00 pm

“Szancer, Imagine That!”

September 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road
Los Gatos, CA United States
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Free

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. 

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7:00 pm

San Francisco Yiddish Combo

September 19 @ 7:00 pm
The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave.
Berkeley, CA United States
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$20

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. 

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