Kesher Marin Newsletter--September 2016 
 
Dear

With back-to-school activities in full swing and gearing up for High Holidays (which begin with Rosh Hashanah the evening of Sunday, October 2) there is so much happening for families in and around Marin.  Check out all the programs in this month's calendar.

Watch for an email in mid-September with a listing of family-friendly High Holiday events and a link to reserve a Kesher Rosh Hashanah gift pack. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like guidance in finding a service, congregation, or celebration that is right for your family. 

If there are opportunities you're looking for and not finding, please feel free to contact me.  I can connect you with existing options in the Jewish community and explore creating new ones.  As always, check out our Kesher Facebook group for the most up-to-date postings.
 

Enjoy!


Deborah - Kesher Marin Community Concierge

The month of Elul on the Jewish calendar is a time of spiritual preparation leading up to the High Holidays. Elul begins on September 4 this year.  Engaging in some simple family activities is a great way to spend time together to connect to Jewish life.  It is customary to blow and hear the shofar every morning (except for Shabbat) during Elul. The shofar is made from a ram's horn that wakes up the senses and calls our attention.  The following are a few links to start preparing:




For Babies, Toddlers & Parents (or Caregivers) 

Tue (ongoing) 
Osher Marin JCC:
JymBABIES
9:30 - 11:00 am
Mon, Sat or Sun
Osher Marin JCC:
Splash!
morning--varies 
Tues & Wed (1 or more times /wk)
JCC@ Kol Shofar
Side by Side 
9:15-10:45 am 
Fri (ongoing)
Osher Marin JCC:
AquaBabies
9:45-10:30 am 

Mon - Fri (1 or more times/wk)
JCC San Rafael
Side by Side 
(Yad b'Yad)
9:15-10:45 am

Mon & Fri (ongoing)
Temple Emanu-El San Francisco
Bagels & Babies & Mazel tots 
9:30-11:00 am

Fri ongoing
Congregation Kol Shofar
Baby Group
9:15-10:45 am



For 0-5 Year Olds with Parents (or caregiver)


Fri Sept 2
Congregation Emanu-El, SF:
Friday Under 5
5:30 - 6:15 pm

Sat Sept 10
Congregation Emanu-El, SF:
Got Shabbat!
10:15 - 11:30 am
For Pre-Schoolers


Ongoing
Gan Israel Preschool, San Rafael:  
Preschool Tours
by appointment 

Ongoing
Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael & Tiburon: 
Preschool Tours
by appointment
For School Age Kids


Fri Sept 2
Congregation Rodef Sholom: 
Got Shpilkes
6:15 - 7:30 pm

Sun Sept 11&18
Jewish Novato: 
Jewish Kids Club
10:00-11:30 am

Wed Sept 14
Jewish Mill Valley 
Aleph Art Room 
3:45-4:45 pm

Sun beginning Sept 18
Congregation Rodef Sholom: 
Religious School 
9:15 - 11:45 am

Sun Sept 25
Contemporary Jewish Museum: 
Nature Play with Shaboom! and Isaac Zones
10:00-11:30 am

Sun Sept 25
Jewish Novato: 
Shofar Factory
10:00-11:30 am
 
More

Mon - Fri 
Osher Marin JCC: 
Clubhouse J 
3:00-6:00 pm


Sun & Wed, 
Congregation
Kol Shofar: 
Beit Binah Religious School 
8:30am-12:00pm

Sundays
Congregation
Gan HaLev, San Geronimo Valley: 
Hebrew School 



Sundays
Wilderness Torah: 
B'Hootz- Outdoors
10:00 am-1:00 pm


Sun or Wed
Congregation
Emanu-El, SF: 
Religious School 
9:00 -11:45 am


For Tweens/Teens


Sun Sept 18
JCHS
Jewish Activities Fair
6th - 12th grade

ongoing
CRuSTY
Rodef Sholom's Youth Groups
6th - 12th grade

ongoing
BBYO
Youth Leadership Programs
8th - 12th grade

Tuesday Evenings
Congregation Rodef Sholom
Midrasha
8th - 12th grade

Tues or Sat
Congregation Rodef Sholom
Gesher
6th - 7th grade



Tuesday Evenings
Congregation Kol Shofar
Tichon, Kol Noar & USY
7th - 12th grade


Sunday Evenings
Chabad of Novato
CTeen!
11-13 year olds


Sun & Wed
Wilderness Torah
B'Naiture 
6:00 - 7:30 pm
6th - 7th grade

Now Registering
Camp Tawonga
Bar & Bat Mitzvah Program
6th - 7th grade


For the Whole Family


Sun (ongoing)
Osher Marin JCC: 
Weekend Family Fun
10:30am-1:00pm

Sun (ongoing) 
Contemporary
Jewish Museum: 
 
Drop In Art Studio
11:00 -3:00 pm

Fri Sept 2
Congregation Emanu-El, SF
Family Simchat Shabbat
Service
6:00 -8:00 pm

Sat Sept 10
Congregation Kol Shofar
Sunset 
Picnic and Havdallah
6:00 -8:00 pm

Sun Sept 11
Congregation Kol Shofar 
Blessings Hike
10:00 - 11:45 am

Fri Sept 16
Congregation Kol Shofar 
Musical Shabbat & Dinner
6:00 - 8:30 pm

Sat Sept 24
Temple Emanu-El, SF: 
Park Playdates
4:00 - 6:00 pm

Sun Sept 25
Jewish Novato: 
Shofar Factory
10:00-11:30 am

Thur - Sun Sept 22-25
Camp Tawonga: 
Harvest Family Camp 
More


Register Now!
Sun Oct 2
Camp Tawonga: 
Erev Rosh Hashanah in Marin 
More


Sun Oct 2
Congregation Kol Shofar  
Erev Rosh Hashanah Picnic
More

Fri - Sun Oct 28-30
Be'chol :ashon  
Interfaith Fall Retreat
More
 
Parenting


Wed Sept 7
Parents Place:  
Terrific Toddlers Part 1
7:00 - 9:00 pm 

Sun Sept 11
Osher Marin JCC
Transparent
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Wed Sept 14
Parents Place:  
Is That Me Yelling?
7:00 - 9:00 pm 

Wed Sept 21
Parents Place:  
Terrific Toddlers Part 2
7:00 - 9:00 pm 

Tues Sept 27
Parents Place:  
Helping your Child Cope with Anxiety
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Thur Sept 29
Osher Marin JCC 
Screenagers
7:00 - 9:00 pm 
For more information on events and programs, contact Deborah Burg-Schnirman: 415-529-3240, keshermarin@jewishlearningworks.org
 
 


 



 

 
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