At Sherith Israel we enjoy circles of community
Our congregants and guests connect with their peers in Jewishly meaningful ways. We delight in weekly Torah study sessions, monthly book club meetings, and quarterly PJ Havdalah parties and parent schmooze get-togethers for early-childhood families. Deep friendships have formed in the kitchen cooking for HaMotzi and Chicken Soupers. And there are even more ways you can get involved at Sherith Israel.
Magalim ~ Circles of Jewish Life
Magalim—Hebrew for “circles”—enables people in their 20s–40s to build strong relationships and a community of Jewish meaning. Circles of learning, prayer and shared experiences bring young professionals, unaffiliated millennials and adult children of longtime members together to study, daven and socialize. Activities include Magalim Minyan Shabbat services and dinner, Havdalah celebrations, Tuesday-evening Torah study, social justice activities, special speakers, film presentations and events at restaurants and private homes.
Information: Rabbi Jessica Graf, 415.346-1720, x18, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Prime Time Club
People 65 and older come to this monthly gathering featuring lunch and interesting guest speakers. Thanks to the Max and Marilyn singer Foundation for its continuing support of the Prime Time lunch series.
Information: Nancy Sheftel-Gomes, 415.346.1720, x28, or email@example.com
The Chesed Committee coordinates support for members of our congregation in times of need. We invite the entire congregation to participate in creating a united, caring community, by fulfilling the mitzvah of doing chesed for each other and by letting us know when you need support. You can read more about the Chesed Committee.
Information: CSIchesed@googlegroups.com, or Allison Green, 415.346.1720, x24.
To request support: We have an easy to use form you can complete. Click here.
Inclusion Task Force
Sherith Israel welcomes people with disabilities or special needs. The Inclusion Task Force sees to it that assistive listening devices and large print prayerbooks are available. In addition, the committee sponsors speakers on topics like autism and mental health to raise awareness of the full range of needs in our community.
Information: Helen Luey, 415.362.2309, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller has put together a cycle of outdoor Jewish experiences under the name Hachutzah, which means heading out. “Each gathering will incorporate the chance to enjoy the season, use our senses, engage our surroundings and encounter Jewish texts and traditions,” explains Rabbi Julie. She reminds us that the Jewish calendar incorporates both the annual procession of the seasons and the monthly cycles of the moon. “Our holidays developed in the reality of the lives of our ancestors, who actually harvested produce on harvest holidays.”