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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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Every Friday at sunset, by lighting candles, drinking wine and sharing meals, we can connect with others and create more joy in our lives. As you enter Shabbat, reflect on the following questions:

  • What is different about you this week from last?
  • What are you grateful for this week?
  • In what ways would you like to make more time for yourself and others this week?

Need a little extra shalom in your home? Head over to our Facebook page on Friday afternoons where each week one of our Jewish educators shares a short video, photo, poem, or inspiring text filled with wisdom and opportunities to reflect on the week as we bring in the light of Shabbat together as a community.

People lighting Shabbat candles

Shabblock Parties

We’re bringing Shabbat to the streets! You’re invited to join us each month as we bring a little JCCSF delight and end-of-week ritual to a new neighborhood in San Francisco as part of our Shabblock Party series.

Each Shabblock Party will highlight the neighborhood, our community partners and the season through crafts, music, poetry, snacks and meaningful reflection activities curated especially for you. Design your own experience with our Shabblock Party kit that you can enjoy in the moment or take with you on your own Shabbat adventure.

Find us across the city, on slow streets and street fests, from the beach to the bay. We’ll bring the vibes, you bring your light.

Friday, June 25: Pride

Celebrate Pride and Shabbat at our first-ever Shabblock Party! Stop by our JCCSF table in the Inner Richmond where we’ll be passing out our party kits filled with activities, swag, and treats to help you design your own unique Shabbat experience while celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. Shabbat encourages us to find delight in the moment and Pride reminds us to love and be loved – we can’t wait to share these good vibes with you. Add to the fun by dressing up in your favorite rainbow gear and bringing your Pride flags so you can create your own Pride parade down Lake Street or enjoy a colorful picnic in Mountain Lake Park.

Exact location to be announced. Event will follow CDC and SFDPH guidelines for safe outdoor gathering.

Upcoming Events

June 2021

Jewish Life

Tres Leches Babka with Chef Fany Gerson

Thu, June 3
6:00 pm

Move over challah, we’re making room for a new sweet bread at the Shabbat table. Cook along with chef Fany Gerson as she dishes on how to make tres leches babka.

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