Jewish Living & Learning

For information on Jewish Living & Learning programs, please call Rabbi Zac Kamenetz at 415.697.3447, or email For more information on Hebrew classes, visit For more information on Makor Or Jewish Meditation at the JCCSF, visit

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Reading the Weekly Torah Portion: Parashat Hashavua

Join an open-ended conversation about each week's Torah portion with Rabbi Me'irah Iliinsky.

Fridays, 12:00 pm • Free

Advanced Purim for Beginners (APURFB18)

The strangest of Jewish holidays, Purim defies all expectations. Based on a seemingly secular story where God is nowhere to be found, and most of the characters are either engaged in long-game deception...

Thursday, Feb 22

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm



Advanced Passover for Beginners (APOFB18)

When you ask people what they value about being Jewish, a very popular answer is that it is a culture which inspires questions and questioning. This must have something to do with the fact that 80%...

Thursday, Mar 22

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Advanced Modern Israeli Holidays for Beginners (AMIHFB18)

The Jewish national calendar of Israel is populated by new holidays that Israel has placed at the center of our national and Jewish consciousness and which define and set aside the most significant...

Thursday, Apr 12

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm



Advanced Shavuot for Beginners (ASHFB18)

How is it possible that we can't get a straight answer about the origin of the most read and influential book in Western civilization of all time? How could Moses receive a divine text that has...

Thursday, May 17

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm