Outdoor menorah lighting and holiday dinner featuring matzah ball soup, brisket, all-you-can-eat latkes and more. Through Dec. 6. Reservations required. (415) 512-5179
An intimate performance and a talk by Tsabari, who infuses his compositions with Yemenite hymns and Middle Eastern diversity. Presented by Jewish Silicon Valley, SJSU and S.F.-based Israeli Consulate.
KlezCalifornia workshop on the century-old notebooks of Ukrainian violinist Avrohom-Yehoshua Makonovetsky, works crucial in the history of klezmer. Led by violinist-composer Alicia Svigals, a founder of the Klezmatics. Bring instruments and voices.
U. of Michigan professor Jeffrey Veidlinger discusses his book, “In the Midst of Civilized Europe,” exploring conditions that led to the Holocaust. Presented by Stanford Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Center for Jewish History and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Registration required.
Rabbi Daniel Isaacson of Jewish Family and Children's Services and Stanford Medicine chaplain Bruce Feldstein explore the healing significance of Hanukkah and how it inspires hope through stories, teaching, song, humor and ritual.
Livestream of a record release party in New York City for Jeremiah Lockwood’s new Hanukkah album includes Lockwood performing all eight songs on the album, plus a set by The Sway Machinery. Presented by Reboot.
Congregation Kol Emeth event includes local artisans, restaurant vendors, snow-zone play area, Hanukkah characters to meet and greet, photo booth, music and menorah lighting, plus hot chocolate sip ’n’ stroll (extra charge). $5 per person, $18 for family of four.
Congregation Emanu-El invites the community to an outdoor Hanukkah event with singing, dancing, latkes, treats and candlelighting. Proof of vaccination and masks required.
Chabad of the Tri-Valley invites everyone to gather for games, crafts, activities, music and lighting of a 9-foot menorah.
Daniel Sokatch, former head of the S.F.-based Federation and current New Israel Fund CEO, talks about his new book, in conversation with San Francisco author Daniel Handler. $5 livestream available. Proof of vaccination, masks required. $15, $27 includes book.
Annual public lighting returns with singing, sufganiyot and more, led by Rabbi Mychal Copeland, Cantor Sharon Bernstein, state Sen. Scott Weiner and S.F. Supervisor Rafael Mandelman. Presented by Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, Castro CBD and Castro Merchants.
Young Jewish Professionals hosts an event for 20- and 30-somethings at a cocktail bar’s outdoor, heated patio. Includes glowing cocktails, glowing swag, latkes, appetizers, sufganiyot, live DJ and menorah lighting. Chabad SF-SoMa Shul event.
Soy wax candle-making workshop, latke and doughnut bar, gift exchange and discussion. Bring a wrapped gift worth $5-$10. Presented by Jewish Women's Circle. RSVP by Nov. 27.