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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QueerCore Talmud

Ages 18+
QueerCore Talmud classes are open to everyone seeking to learn Torah in an inclusive and welcoming environment.
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Hebrew Classes

Ages 18+
Online and In-Person
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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Reimagine freedom. Passover invites us to reimagine what freedom must mean through storytelling, sharing meals and asking big...
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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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Tikkun Ha-Olam

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Social Action at the JCCSF is guided by the Jewish principle Tikkun Ha-Olam תיקון עולם or “repair of the world.”...
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JIY Celebrations

Jew It Yourself! JIY Celebrations provides our community free access to the objects like Torah scrolls and huppahs needed to bring communal Jewish celebrations and ceremonies to life.

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Nosh on This

Cook along with innovative and Insta-famous chefs who are reinventing the traditional recipes of their Jewish heritage with some surprising new flavor combos in our new multi-part series.

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Tu B'Av

Open your heart. Tu B’Av is an ancient matchmaking holiday, revived in recent years as a celebration of love and friendship.

Meet our Jewish Leaders

From our weekly Shabbats to the High Holidays, meet the team that brings you programs filled with wisdom and chutzpah.

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