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December 2018

Family & Friends Hanukkah Celebration

December 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Gather for dinner, community and fun Hanukkah making adventures: candles, dreidels and more. Then light candles with the congregation at 7:30. Not exhausted yet? Stay for a festive Klezmer Shabbat until bedtime. For people age 0-13 and their families & friends. No RSVP required; just come!

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Klezmer Shabbat

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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"Kleznukah Shabbat" is what you get when you cross Hanukkah with a Klezmer band! Come light candles, sing songs, delight in familiar prayers melded with klezmer rhythms and melodies, dance, and of course, eat and drink! Cantor Sharon Bernstein will be at the piano, joined by master klezmorim Stu Brotman on bass, Sheldon Brown on clarinet, and Bruce Bierman on feet with music and dancing during and after services. Don't miss it! BYOM (Bring your own Menorah!) Thank you for helping make …

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Talmud Study Group

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Every Saturday except B'nei Mitzvah days Time: 9:00 am Join a lay-led weekly Talmud study group where we will look at a tractate/section of Jewish commentary called Moed Katan. No experience studying Talmud is necessary, text will be read in English translation. For more information, contact Jackie Kaplan.

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Shabbat Morning Services

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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CSZ's neighborly Shabbat morning service is more like a minyan, a small community gathering. We sing, pray, read and discuss Torah together. And ask questions and share ideas in a spiritual and progressive celebration. No prior experience is necessary. Services begin at 10:00am and end at 11:30am. We would like our services to be accessible to those with chemical sensitivities and allergies, and therefore support a fragrance-free environment.

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East Bay Hannukah Havdallah!

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For address and to RSVP contact Claudia Bernard at claudia.l.bernard@gmail.com. Join us as we gather for Havdallah, menorah lighting, eating, schmoozing, singing and celebrating! Please bring a vegan or vegetarian potluck dish to share and/or latkes!  (Please bring your latkes already cooked; they can be heated up on site.)

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“Adult Orphans” Chavurah

December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

   “Adult Orphans” Chavurah starts December 12th  We will be meeting tentatively on the second Wednesday evening of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 in the SZ library. This group is for Sha’ar Zahav members who have little or no family in the Bay Area and want to create and expand our circle of support as we age. We will share resources in anticipation of future needs and also enjoy outings, potlucks and perhaps holiday meals together. If you would…

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Shabbat Services

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Services led by clergy and members. Drash given by members. We would like our services to be accessible to those with chemical sensitivities and allergies, and therefore support a fragrance-free environment.

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Talmud Study Group

December 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Every Saturday except B'nei Mitzvah days Time: 9:00 am Join a lay-led weekly Talmud study group where we will look at a tractate/section of Jewish commentary called Moed Katan. No experience studying Talmud is necessary, text will be read in English translation. For more information, contact Jackie Kaplan.

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Shabbat Morning Services

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores St.
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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CSZ's neighborly Shabbat morning service is more like a minyan, a small community gathering. We sing, pray, read and discuss Torah together. And ask questions and share ideas in a spiritual and progressive celebration. No prior experience is necessary. Services begin at 10:00am and end at 11:30am. We would like our services to be accessible to those with chemical sensitivities and allergies, and therefore support a fragrance-free environment.

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Hiking Chavurah

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Third Saturday of the month Time: 10:00 am The Hiking Chavurah is a fun group of Sha’ar Zahav folks who enjoy getting to know each other while exploring San Francisco and points beyond. Meeting location and hike leader change monthly, so contact Karen Schiller to find out where we’re going next!

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