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Rosh Hashanah in San Francisco

The Hippie: Dreadlocks and Bagels What: Kabbalistic erev Rosh Hashanah services When: Wednesday, September 12, 8 PM Where: The OneTaste Urban Retreat Center, 1074 Folsom Street Why: Rabbi Alyjah Navy of the Ayn Sof Kabbalah Community wants you to renew your spirit and transform your world in the coming year. All adult, spiritual seekers are welcome to participate in meditation, reflection, chant, and mystical wisdom with a special erev Rosh HaShanah service.




The Hippie: Dreadlocks and Bagels What: “Ctrl+Alt+Del” Tashlich When: Thursday, September 13, 5 PM Where: Java Beach Café, 1396 La Playa Street (at Great Highway) Why: Not into the Kabbalah thing, but still want something groovy? Join the San Francisco JCC and Reboot for their take on Tashlich. You'll meet at Java Beach Cafe at 5:00 pm before heading out to Ocean Beach where you'll stop to ask forgiveness from others, from a higher power and from yourself. Afterwards—around 7pm—you'll all rendezvous at Park Chalet (downstairs at the Beach Chalet) to continue the conversation and eat, drink, and be merry.


The Hipster: Way too Cool for Hebrew School What: Klezmer brunch with Kugelplex When: Sunday, September 9, 12 PM Where: The Revolution Café, 3248 22nd St @Bartlett between Mission and Valencia. Why: Any Jewish San Francisco hipster worth his weight in gelt is down with Kugelplex. With an album titled "Ceci n'est pas Klezmer" and a Sunday residency at the Revolution Cafe, these new world klezmers making old world music bring the party to the people.



The Beshert Seeker: Something Old, Something Newish, Something Borrowed, Something Jewish What: Blue Monday Happy Hour When: Monday, September 10, 6:30 PM Where: Whisper Ultra Lounge, 535 Florida Street, San Francisco Why: Raise a glass to a happy and healthy 5768 with the Young Adults Division of the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation. Mingle with several hundred cute Jewish professionals, try the hors d’ouevres, and drink up.




The Nouveau Jew: Better Late Than Never? What: High Holy Days Crash Course When: Monday, September 10 and 17, 7 PM Where: The JCC, 3200 California St Why: Want a little extra guidance as you prepare for and navigate the High Holy Days? Rabbi Elisheva Salamo, Jewish Programs Manager for the San Francisco Jewish Community Center, is offering a special crash course called "Preparation for the High Holy Days." The class will meet twice, and will cover customs, study and blessings for a sweet New Year.



The Super-Jew: You've Got Spirit, Yes You Do! What: “To Life! A Jewish Cultural Street Festival” When: Sunday, September 9, 11 AM Where: California Ave, Palo Alto Why: You love celebrating your Jewishness, especially when you can do it with music, dance, art, food, and tons of friends. That's this street fair is the perfect way for you to kick off the new year, and have one last fling before fasting and repenting.




The Academic: Smarter Than Jew What: Tashlich workshop When: Sunday, September 9, 1 PM Where: The JCC, 3200 California St Why: You're well-educated, well-read, and a wellspring of information, but who do you really want to be? Join the SFJCC for a special Tashlich workshop and a guided discussion about how to create rituals for marking change.




The Alterna-parent: Day Care and Dinner Parties What: JCF of the Greater East Bay's 4th Annual PicnicFest When: Sunday, September 9, 11 AM Where: Joaquin Miller Park, 3590 Sanborn Drive, Oakland Why: All you have to do is pack a picnic and join over 1,000 Jewish friends and family for a day of free music, beer, ice cream and children's entertainment. Beer, in the park, while your kids are entertained by someone else? It's going to be a sweet new year, after all.


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