What’s Happening For Shabbat: December 2022 Edition

By on December 1, 2022

December 9

🌐 OneTale’s Maya Katz-Ali is hosting a Dialogue Across Difference Shabbat dinner. Think communications skill-building workshop plus delish food + conflict transformation + wine + music, wow what more could you ask for? RSVP here, pay what you can, outdoors, vegetarian meal provided.

December 16

❄️ Base Bay in Rockridge is collaborating with Niggun Collective again for song-filled singing (full liturgy in Hebrew, transliteration provided, lots of ya-da-dai). Outdoors (bring layers!), outdoors, masks & rapid test required beforehand. Live near by and want to host? Email R’ Frankie ( and they’ll help connect you to OneTable and other resources to get set up. 6.30pm, singing wraps by 8pm. Register here.

🏡 And after you sing your heart out at Base, head literally next door to Moishe House Rockridge for a sweet Shabbat dinner and food drive for the Alameda Food Bank. Indoors, masks optional. More details on Facebook.

🌁 If you’ve been curious about The Kitchen, a synagogue without walls in San Francisco, head over there with Carey Averbook. Instrument- & Hebrew-filled services (sweet mix of Sephardi/Mizrahi and Ashkenazi melodies) and a vegetarian dinner afterwards. Indoors, masks optional. Register here for tix that cover dinner. Carey will be posting up at Manny’s at 5pm to hang, then walking over to the SF Friends School around 6pm. Services start at 6.15pm, dinner at 8pm and they do run on time 😉 Be in touch with Carey: 510.693.6655 if you’d like to join!

December 23

🎼 Join Kehilla virtually for Liturgically Traditional, Radically Inclusive Kabbalat Shabbat aka Rad Trad Kab Shab, song-FULL and full liturgy w/ transliteration, all are welcome. 5.30-6.30pm.

🌿 The classic musical Kabbalat Shabbat at Urban Adamah with Adam Berman & friends, lots of meditation, music, movement, and silence at the farm in West Berkeley. Masks required, outdoors in a covered tent, free but register here.


Maybe you want to host your own Shabbat dinner? OneTable has resources & financial support (even for groups as big as 30 people). Or find a dinner to join…more info here or reach out to

🌿 Wilderness Torah will be at Urban Adamah for a spirited, song-filled (with instruments, meditative Shabbat service, 6.30-8pm. Masks required. Outdoors so bring layers! Sliding scale 0-$54, register here. If you have little ones, come early for their program with Melita Silberstein.