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November 2021

November 17: Transgender Day of Remembrance Hybrid Shabbat Service, Reparations workshop, Being a LGTBQ ally workshop, and more

November 10: Shabbes Beat, Transgender Day of Remembrance Next Week, and more

November 3: Hybrid Shabbat: In-Person & Zoom – Members Register Now, also Reparations: A Direct Approach, and More


October 2021

October 27: In-person Shabbat Next Week, Buy a Book for Beit Sefer, and more

October 20: The Intersection of Climate Change and Racial Justice, Jewish Yoga, and more

October 13: Hiking Chavurah, The Ethics of Speech, Spotlight on Gun Violence

October 6: Shabbat in the Park, Hiking, Climate Action, Right-Sizing Your Home


September 2021

September 29: Judaism 101 and Hebrew Classes, In-person Shabbat in the Park next week

September 22: Simchat Torah, Judaism 101 and Hebrew Classes

September 15: Sukkot Dinner on At Risk LGBTQ+ Youth, Judaism 101 and Hebrew Classes

September 9: High Holy Day offerings including Yom Kippur Services and Sukkot, and more!

September 1: High Holy Day Services, Celebrating Solar Panels, Theater Group and more


August 2021

August 25: Elul Activities, High Holy Day Services, and More

August 18: Havdalah Bonfire, Garden Adventure, Elul Activities and More

August 4: Opportunities for Social Action, Learning, Community Gathering, and More


July 2021

July 22: Discussing Reparations, Continuing the Conversation on Jewish Resilience, and More

July 9: Guest Rabbi Jessica Rosenberg on Jewish Resilience, Hershel Daniels Jr. on Reparations & More

June 2021

June 23: Pride Celebration Shabbat, Jewish Resilience, Zohar Reading Circle & More

June 9: Bi-weekly Newsletter, Pride Seder, 12-step Group and More

June 2:  Same-sex Marriage & Jewish Law, Kabbalah, New Groups & Pride

May 2021

May 26: The Equality Act, Join Our Annual Meeting, Pride Events and More

May 19: Chesa Boudin Speaks, Celebrating Diversity, Pride and More

May 12:  “Jewish &” Shabbat this Week, Register for Shavuot, Pride Events, and More

May 5: Shavuot Learning Sessions, Jewish 12-Steps, Pride Events Coming Up, and More

April 2021

April 28: On Race, Conversion and Jewish Identity: Let’s have the talk!

April 21: Shavuot is Coming, Jewish 12 Steps, Intro to Friday Night Services and More

April 14:  Green Shabbat, Making Space for People of Color, Coping with COVID, and More

April 7: Holocaust Remembrance, Coping with COVID, Green Shabbat and More

March 2021

March 31: Transgender Panel Today, Coping with Covid, People of Color at SZ and More

March 24: Passover is Almost Here, HIAS Refugee Shabbat, Transgender Panel, and More

March 17: You’re Invited to Pesach, Where the Wild Things Are, and Transgender Day!

March 3: 2021 Member Survey, Passover Seder, Andrea Miller’s Visit and More

February 2021

February 24:  Purim Topsy-turvy Service, Film screening of Brother Outsider, and More!

February 17: Let’s Read and Watch Films Together. Also, Many Purim Events Next Week!

February 10: Purim Events, New Groups, Jewish Disabilities Month and More

February 3: Journey-making with a Black Transgender Elder, Group for Caregivers and More

January 2021

January 27:  Learning to Disagree, the Road Ahead in Advocacy, and More

January 20:  Tu B’Shvat, Queer & Jewish Talks, the Caring Corner & More

January 13: Top 10 events coming up. Let’s do together!

January 6:  Social Action Highlights & Many Learning Opportunities


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