YJP Sukkot Dinner Under The Stars – Experience the joy of the Sukkot holiday in this special gathering for our local young adult community. Friday night, October 18 | Services at 7:00pm Dinner at 7:30pm

Celebrate the first night of Sukkot in the Sukkah! Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner under the stars, the joyous atmosphere of Sukkot and the warm company of the community. Sunday, Oct 13 Candle lighting at 6:16pm. Holiday Services at 6:30pm. Dinner at 6:45pm.

The seven days of Sukkot—celebrated by dwelling in the sukkah, taking the Four Kinds, and rejoicing—is the holiday when we expose ourselves to the elements in covered huts, commemorating G‑d’s sheltering our ancestors as they traveled from Egypt to the Promised Land. The Four Kinds express our unity and ourContinue Reading

Following the seven joyous days of Sukkot, we come to the happy holiday of Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah. Yizkor, the memorial for the departed, is also said on this day. The second day is known as Simchat Torah, during which we complete and immediately begin the annual Torah reading cycle. ThisContinue Reading

REJOICE WITH THE TORAH BY SINGING & DANCING | BUFFET DINNER | LOTS OF L’CHAIMS | TORAHS & TREATS FOR KIDS | Monday, Oct 21 at 6:45pm Wishing you a Happy Simchat Torah!

Taking the four kinds: One of the Sukkot observances is the taking of the Four Kinds: an etrog (citron), a lulav (palm frond), three hadassim (myrtle twigs) and two aravot (willow twigs). Before the holiday, the hadassim and aravot are bound to the lulav. To order your own set pleaseContinue Reading

This year in honor of Yom Kippur we are putting together a list of all the names of loved ones to be remembered during the Yizkor Service. Having all these names compiled in one booklet, as is customary in many communities, brings everyone together as one family and brings anContinue Reading

The CHABAD CENTER FOR JEWISH LIFE!Building the Future of Jewish Life in the East Bay. Together. We are excited to announce that Chabad of Oakland has purchased a promising property for the Chabad Center for Jewish Life!  We have launched a building campaign! This spacious building, located at 3014 LakeshoreContinue Reading

A special place for mother and child (ages 0-3) to spend quality time together in a warm Jewish environment. The Mommy & Me program brings the holidays and traditions to life with age-appropriate activities and tactile, hands-on Jewish themed play. Jewish music gets the little ones clapping along. Toys, propsContinue Reading

During your lunch break, why not feed your soul as well as your body? Drawing inspiration from the weekly Torah portion and Jewish holidays, The Jack London Square Lunch & Learn series are relevant, insightful and a refreshing break in the midst of a fast-paced work day. This weekly study group is heldContinue Reading