Community Calendar

East Bay YAD’s community calendar highlights events hosted and co-hosted by local Jewish organizations designed to welcome young adults (21-35) to the Jewish community.

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PopUp Exhibition | Frances Dinkelspiel 12:00 pm
PopUp Exhibition | Frances Dinke... @ The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm
The Magnes is proud to inaugurate its series of pop-up lunchtime exhibitions with a feature presentation by celebrated author, reporter and longtime Magnes supporter, Frances Dinkelspiel. The exhibition will feature Toby Rosenthal’s painting, Portrait of Two[...]
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Night at the Jewseum: Kosher Rhymes 5:30 pm
Night at the Jewseum: Kosher Rhymes @ Contemporary Jewish Museum
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The CJM’s quarterly event for the after work crowd celebrates the Days of Awe with good times and kosher rhymes. Watch legendary Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz and Bay Area beatboxer Kid Beyond perform. Match beats[...]
Ideas of Late 7:00 pm
Ideas of Late @ The Magnes Museum of Jewish Life and Culture
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Kol Nidbay 5775 4:45 pm
Kol Nidbay 5775 @ Urban Adamah
Oct 3 @ 4:45 pm
Moishe house East Bay invites you to their third year of traditional, egalitarian Kol Nidre service at Urban Adamah! SCHEDULE: Pre-Fast Vegetarian Potluck: 4:45pm-5:45pm Pre-Sundown Meditation: 5:30pm Kol Nidre: 6:00pm WHAT IS THIS? Kol Nidbay[...]
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Break Fast at Sf Moishe House 7:30 pm
Break Fast at Sf Moishe House @ Moishe House SF
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Come break that cycle of violence and get your grub on with Moishe House San Francisco. Bring your favorite dish, drink, and moves. YK officially ends at 7:37pm!!!
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Sukkot on the Farm
Sukkot on the Farm @ Green Oaks Creek Farm and Pie Ranch
Oct 9 – Oct 12 all-day
Sukkot on the Farm Shmitta: Elements in Balance Thursday, October 9 – Sunday, October 12, 2014 Pre-Festival Chag (Holiday Observance) Option: Wednesday, October 8 – Thursday, October 9 Green Oaks Creek Farm and Pie Ranch, Pescadero, CA Celebrate the Harvest • Honor[...]
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Sukkot and the Harvest Bonfire 7:30 pm
Sukkot and the Harvest Bonfire @ Congregation Ner Tamid
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Ner Tamid and the Yeashore Community present a FREE Bonfire! The theme is “Sukkot and the harvest” Join us on Saturday night, October 11, 2014 at Congregation Ner Tamid, from 7:30 p.m. to ’round 10:30[...]
Sukkot with Dr. Joy Ladin 7:30 pm
Sukkot with Dr. Joy Ladin @ Kehilla Community Synagogue
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm
Celebrate National Coming Out Day and Sukkot with Dr. Joy Ladin! Keshet, Kehilla Community Synagogue and Glitter Kehilla invite you to join us for a special evening of learning and celebration. All are welcome! Potluck[...]
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Boris Fishman and Molly Antopol in Conversation 1:00 pm
Boris Fishman and Molly Antopol ... @ Contemporary Jewish Museum
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The New York Times postulated, “Is there room in American Fiction for another brilliant, young émigré writer?” Decide for yourself as The CJM pairs the acclaimed literary talents of Boris Fishman and Molly Antopol for[...]
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Sukkot at the Conservatory of Flowers 5:00 pm
Sukkot at the Conservatory of Fl... @ Conservatory of Flowers
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
 Sukkot at the Conservatory of Flowers @ Conservatory of Flowers | San Francisco | California | United States
Klezmer Monday 6:00 pm
Klezmer Monday @ Saul's Deli
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“Klezmer Monday.” Music by Ben Goldberg and Rob Reich. At Saul’s Deli, 1475 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. 6 to 8 p.m. Also Oct. 20 with Hernandez Hidaway. Free. http://www.saulsdeli.com
Graphic Lives 9:57 pm
Graphic Lives @ JCC East Bay
Oct 13 @ 9:57 pm – 10:57 pm
“Graphic Lives: Identity, History and Comics Form in Art Spiegelman’s ‘Maus’.” U.C. Berkeley professor Hertha D. Sweet Wong talks about Spiegelman’s use of the comic form to chronicle his father’s experience at Auschwitz. At JCC[...]
Philospher’s Cafe 10:04 pm
Philospher’s Cafe @ Cafe Rumi
Oct 13 @ 10:04 pm – 11:04 pm
TriValley Cultural Jews will be holding our October Philosophers’ Café / Culture Chat, an informal gathering to discuss ideas. This month’s topic is “What was one of your most life-changing experiences?” Philosophers’ Café/Culture Chat is[...]
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PopUp Lunchtime Exhibitions at The Magnes 12:00 pm
PopUp Lunchtime Exhibitions at T... @ The Magnes Auditorium
Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm
Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests will present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. One speaker and one[...]
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Third Thursdays Live at The CJM: Sonny Smith 7:00 pm
Third Thursdays Live at The CJM:... @ Contemporary Jewish Museum
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On select Thursdays, Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman will be activated through live music, featuring bands and acts that have performed over the years during Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (HSB). Bay Area and singer-songwriter Sonny Smith takes[...]
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Jewish Comedy Night 6:45 pm
Jewish Comedy Night @ Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco
Oct 18 @ 6:45 pm
Jewish Comedy Night: “You’re Funny, But You Don’t Look Jewish” WHO: very funny African American, Indian, Italian American and Vietnamese Jewish comedians:Joseph Nguyen, Samson Koletkar, Gina Gold, Mike CapozzolaWHAT: A night of Jewish Stand up comedy[...]
Surviving and Thriving with Matisyahu 7:00 pm
Surviving and Thriving with Mati... @ The Warfield
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm
Matisyahu has come a long way since he released his first album 10 years ago, but after twists and turns through his career and his Jewish identity, the formerly Hassidic reggae star is still deeply[...]
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East Bay Tikkun Olam Chessed Day 9:00 am
East Bay Tikkun Olam Chessed Day @ Various Location with Inspirational Kick off at Temple Sinai
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am
Opening Rally at Temple Sinai with pastries provided by Semifreddi’s Bakery. What better way to focus your thoughts during this time of spiritual reflection than join with other members of the East Bay Jewish Community[...]
Volunteer Work Day at the Farm 2:00 pm
Volunteer Work Day at the Farm @ Urban Adamah
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Our farm in West Berkeley is being built with the labor and love of thousands of individuals. Join us for an upcoming work party! Work parties are open to small groups and individuals ages 12 and[...]
Collaborative Art: A Labor of Love 3:00 pm
Collaborative Art: A Labor of Love @ Congregation B’nai Tikvah
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm
Berkeley artists Ira and Corliss Lesser present a selection of their paintings, photographs and sculpture and discuss their approach to collaborative art. Presented by Congregation B’nai Tikvah and Contra Costa Jewish Book & Arts Festival.[...]
Tawonga’s Alumni Community Celebrates Yosemite 5:00 pm
Tawonga’s Alumni Community Celeb... @ California Historical Society
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Alumni Yosemite Celebration October 19, 2014 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Join us to reconnect and reminisce with old friends as we celebrate Tawonga’s home away from home, Yosemite’s grand playground. Whether you attended camp[...]
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he Future of the Peace Process 5:00 pm
he Future of the Peace Process @ Bancroft Hotel
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm
“The Future of the Peace Process.” Moderated discussion with former State Department legal adviser Abraham Sofaer and former Washington Post Jerusalem bureau chief Janine Zacharia. Reception before event. At Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley.[...]
Expressive Arts Kabbalah Series First Meeting! 7:30 pm
Expressive Arts Kabbalah Series ... @ TBA
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Moishe House SF and Moishe House East Bay are partnering with Julie Emden of Jewish Learning Works to create a monthly Kabbalah-based expressive arts workshop. Julie combines yoga philosophy with Kabbalah and has an expressive[...]
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Pursuing Justice Party 6:00 pm
Pursuing Justice Party @ 111 Minna Gallery
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice Invites you to our Pursuing Justice Party Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:00pm – 9:00pm 111 Minna Gallery San Francisco, CA 94105 Wednesday, October 22nd we will come[...]
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Sit n’ Schmooze 7:30 pm
Sit n’ Schmooze
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sit and Schmooze with East bay Moishe House. Each month you will learn about a specific character trait (midah) from Hebrew Wisdom and use the practices of mindfulness to cultivate this midah. For those who[...]
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Fall Concert Series: Shamati 7:30 pm
Fall Concert Series: Shamati @ Beth Chaim Congregation
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Brief Shabbat Service at 7:00pm; Schmooze (bring a bottle of wine or dessert to share) at 7:30pm; Concert at 8:00pm.
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Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club 2:30 pm
Bay Area Jewish Singles Hiking Club @ Alameda Creek
Oct 25 @ 2:30 pm
2:30 p.m. JST at trailhead, $1 This is a flat easy hike along Alameda Creek, turning left into the downtown Niles district, six miles round-trip, with a rest break in Niles Park; all ages welcome.[...]
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Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail Hike 10:30 am
Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail ... @ trailhead - Valle Vista Staging Area
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am
10:30 am Orinda BART carpool 11:15 am trailhead – Valle Vista Staging Area Join us for an approximately 8 mile round-trip hike on the Lafayette-Moraga Trail between EBMUD’s Valle Vista Staging Area on Canyon Road[...]
Art Burst: Awesome Orchestra 12:00 pm
Art Burst: Awesome Orchestra @ Contemporary Jewish Museum
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Bay Area’s Awesome Orchestra plays music by Jewish composers, covering various styles from Aaron Copland, Gustav Mahler, Leonard Bernstein, and Frank Zappa.
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Nigun Collective 8:00 pm
Nigun Collective @ Moishe House East Bay
Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm
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CalGrads Wine and Cheese Night
CalGrads Wine and Cheese Night
Oct 29 all-day
Save the date for our first wine and cheese of the year! Wednesday Oct. 29th. More details to come.
PopUp Lunchtime Exhibitions at The Magnes 12:00 pm
PopUp Lunchtime Exhibitions at T... @ The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests will present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. One speaker and one[...]
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San Francisco Ceremony to Honor the Forgotten Refugees 7:00 pm
San Francisco Ceremony to Honor ... @ Congregation Beth Sholom
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm
San Francisco Ceremony to Honor the Forgotten Refugees With Musician Yair Harel, JIMENA Co-founder Semha Alwaya, & Israel’s Consul General to the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Andy David. On June 23, 2014 the Government of Israel[...]
You’re Funny, But You Don’t Look Jewish 7:30 pm
You’re Funny, But You Don’t Look... @ Contra Costa JCC
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday Nov. 15th 7:30pm Gina Gold, Samson Koletkar, Mike Capozzola and Joseph Nguyen — Black, Indian, Italian and Vietnamese American Jewish comedians — will share the stage and their own experiences about being a member[...]
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Challahween Kabbalat Shabbat 6:30 pm
Challahween Kabbalat Shabbat @ Urban Adamah
Oct 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to the farm in your favorite costume to celebrate the end of the week! Join Urban Adamah fellows and friends for a special Halloween Kabbalat Shabbat service and potluck dinner on the farm. Our[...]