San Francisco

YeaShOre Community

P.O. Box 22094 San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 731-4680 yeashore@yahoo.com
Maggid Raja Anderson yeashore@yahoo.com
Ba'al Bonfire Judah Alvarado yeashore@yahoo.com

Hosts Havdalah and Bonfires Spring to Fall, plus winter activities. Its purpose is creating connections by building community.  Bonfires are free; winter activities are at cost, if any. The Bonfires, and other events, give people a chance to gather and meet, but not in a “meat market” setting. People can sit up close to the Bonfire in the light and interact, or sit back if they are shy or feel like observing. People can make friends with others they might not have a chance to meet otherwise.    Bonfires have different themes every month, including singing, storytelling, Feasting Around the Fire and the Bonfires of Reflection for the Rabbinic High Holy Days.  Bonfires shift between San Francisco and the East Bay. Winter activities include Havdalah and sea chanteys with the National Park Service, storytelling events, viewing improv shows and snow/hot springs trips.     Singles, couples, families, teens, kids and seniors welcome.  A place where Jews of all levels of observance, as well as non-Jews, can come and be comfortable.