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Stay engaged with holiday celebrations, classes, art, food, cultural ritual, and social action. At the JCCSF, people come together to explore, connect and flourish through diverse experiential programming, that revitalizes Jewish life.
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Diverse gatherings of people discussing life’s big questions, finding insight about today’s challenges within ancient wisdom, celebrating the seasons, our city, and each other in community. That’s Jewish Life at the JCCSF. We welcome your partnership and participation in exploring and expressing the myriad ways that Jewish culture connects and contributes to the vibrancy of San Francisco and Bay Area civic life.

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Purim

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Make some noise! Purim, the Jewish holiday inspired by the satirical Biblical book of Esther, reminds us of the human need to...
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QueerCore Talmud

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QueerCore Talmud classes are open to everyone seeking to learn Torah in an inclusive and welcoming environment.
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Shabbat

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Delight in this moment. Shabbat is more than a day for resting. It's also a day to enjoy the delights of the world.
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Hebrew Classes

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Hebrew classes are open to students of all levels seeking to start, continue or perfect their study on the modern Hebrew language.
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Holidays

Black History Month

Every February, we celebrate the Black community with programs and initiatives centered around diversity and awareness that propel...
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Yom Hashoah

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Honor and remember. Yom Hashoah is a solemn day when many Jewish communities hold special ceremonies to honor the memory of those...
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Milestone Library

The Milestone Library provides our community free access to the objects needed to bring communal Jewish celebrations and ceremonies to life.

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Purim

Purim, the Jewish holiday inspired by the satirical Biblical book of Esther, reminds us of the human need to experience delight and joy, even in our darkest hours.

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Black History Month

Every February, we celebrate the Black community with programs and initiatives centered around diversity and awareness that propel us into action to make our city a more loving and tolerant place for everyone.

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