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Please note that the community event postings reflect the diverse rich fabric of our City’s interfaith community. Although this site is hosted by the San Francisco Interfaith Council, the views and nature of these events are solely those of the religious communities or organizations offering submissions and do not necessarily reflect the collective view of the SFIC. The SFIC reserves the right to reject requests-to-post from organizations and individuals other than the SFIC's San Francisco faith-based constituents and those events whose themes are unrelated to the religious life of our community. You can submit your own event by completing this form. Community Event submissions are subject to administrative approval.

March 2017

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Come Together for "Unplugged Bike Ride"

Come Together for "Unplugged Bike Ride"

Event Details

Event Address

California Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Park
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

Email

Get off your phone and get on your bike. Reboot and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition are using the National Day Of Unplugging on March 4, 2017, to bring diverse groups together for a symbolic ride of unity through interfaith landmarks around our beautiful city.

The National Day of Unplugging, observed the first weekend of March, joins people around the world in carving out time to put down digital devices, unwind, relax, reflect, get outdoors and connect with each other.

Join us at 9 a.m. in front of the California Academy of Sciences for a 14-mile, relaxed pace, no-drop ride with multiple stops throughout the city that represent unity, togetherness and peace. There will be one stop along the way for water and music by the Saint John Coltrane Church.

After the ride, the party doesn’t stop! We’ll lock up our bikes (don’t forget your lock!) at Thee Parkside, the last stop on our ride, where food and drinks will be available for purchase and a live band will be playing. Even if you can’t make the ride, please feel free to join us around noon at Thee Parkside for the festivities.

Presented by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Reboot with community partners Saint John Coltrane Church, Birthright of the Jewish Federation, InterfaithFamily Bay Area, the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, First Unitarian Universalist of San Francisco, the Yeashore Community and the Young Adult Division (YAD) of the Jewish Federation. With media partner FunCheapSF.

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Story & Song

Story & Song

Event Details

Event Address

Steins
2218 Clay Street
(Between Laguna and Buchanan)
San Francisco, CA 94115

Email

This recital is a fundraiser for the upcoming tour of the new musical "Peace On Your Wings” to the Bay Area and Seattle, which will launch in October 2017 at the Hammer Theatre in San Jose, in partnership with the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California.  "Peace On Your Wings" is an original musical based on the true story of 12-year-old atomic bomb victim, Sadako Sasaki and her one-thousand origami paper cranes.  It was written by Jenny Taira and Laurie Rubin, with music by Jenny Taira, lyrics by Laurie Rubin, and book by Jenny Taira and Laurie Rubin.  It premiered to sold-out audiences on Oahu in November 2014, as part of the Ohana Arts Festival.  The show subsequently toured the neighbor islands in the Spring of 2015, toured to Los Angeles for performances at the Aratani Theatre in partnership with the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in September 2015, and most recently had its New York premiere at the Gerald W. Lynch theater in September 2016.  "Peace On Your Wings" has been the subject of two minidocumentaries by NHK, and has been featured on Broadway World, Huffington Post, and Playbill.com, amongst others.
The duo will weave in anecdotes and personal life stories, and will share their continuing journey through a multifaceted  musical career while also following a path to inspire youth in the performing arts through Ohana Arts, producer of "Peace On Your Wings" and the organization which they co-founded together along with Carolyn Taira in 2010.  Laurie and Jenny are both graduates of the Yale School of Music and have performed together nationally and internationally.  Ms. Rubin has performed with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and New York City Opera, and has given recitals at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall in London, England, and the White House.  Jenny Taira is an avid chamber musician, having co-founded the chamber music group, Musique à la Mode in NYC and having won top awards for her solo work.  She has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Zipper Hall in Los Angeles, and the French Embassy in Washington D.C.  In addition to writing "Peace On Your Wings", the duo has collaborated as pop songwriters and is currently working on their new album, "Summer Night in Winter," after having released their first single and music video, "The Girl I Am."
 

Phone Number

866-633-0430

Links

6:30pm
 
 
 
Parent Education Conversation with Sheryl Davis

Parent Education Conversation with Sheryl Davis

Event Details

Event Address

Calvary Presbyterian Church
2515 Fillmore Street
Calvin Hall
San Francisco, CA 94115

Building Bridges with Each Other

Sheryl Davis will facilitate conversation about raising justice-minded children and youth who build bridges of peace and compassion with each other.

Sheryl is the current Executive Director of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, was the former Executive Director of Collective Impact, a collaborative neighborhood resource for Western Addition where she oversaw Mo’MAGIC, Magic Zone, and the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center. She is a long-time San Francisco educator.

Phone Number

415-346-3832

Links

7:00pm
 
 
Interfaith Book Discussion

Interfaith Book Discussion

Event Details

Event Date(s)

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Apr 05 2017.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Event Address

First United Lutheran Church
2097 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Email

INTERFAITH BOOK DISCUSSION

The discussion group will meet at First United Lutheran Church for the Lenten season and a study of The INTRAfaith Conversation: How Do Christians Talk Among Ourselves About INTERfaith Matters? with Pastor and Author Susan Strouse.

Please join us as we gather for food, fellowship, and thoughtful discussion during this season of Lent. Each session will begin with a simple meal of soup, salad, bread and prayer. For our discussion time, we’ll talk about a part of the book assigned for that week.

  • March 8 Part I “Why The Intrafaith Conversation Is Necessary”
  • March 15 Part II “The Next Big Issue”
  • March 22 Part III “Faces Of God”
  • March 29 Part IV “Pluralism”
  • April 5 Part V “The Mystic Heart”

The book is available through amazon.com. Don’t worry if you can’t read the whole section each week. Pick a chapter that looks interesting and focus on that. Pay particular attention to the reflection questions at the end of the chapter.

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Phone Number

415-359-1025

Links

7:00pm
 
 
SFIC March Monthly Breakfast
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SF VOAD Presents: Psychological First Aid Training

SF VOAD Presents: Psychological First Aid Training

Event Details

Event Address

American Red Cross Training Site
1667 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Email

SF VOAD Presents: Psychological First Aid Training

DESCRIPTION

After a large disaster here in the San Francisco Bay Area, many of us will find that our nonprofits need to provide additional services to our communities that have been devastated. That support can take an emotional toll on those of us providing the services, especially when we are not used to responding to emergencies. Prepare and protect yourself psychologically in case of emergency or disaster. Learn how to identify and understand the common reactions to disaster.

You will learn:

  • Specific, practical skills to increase personal resilience, improve coping, and manage stress.

  • How to increase your confidence and effectiveness in communicating with others in the aftermath of a disaster.

  • Communication skills that can increase cooperation and help you respond to difficult survivor reactions.

Dr. Elizabeth McMahon, PhD is a clinical psychologist. For over 30 years, she worked at Kaiser-Permanente Psychiatry running crisis groups, providing crisis intervention and triage, offering evening and weekend on-call psychiatric services to the emergency room, and creating and leading groups for anxiety, panic, stress and other issues.

Now in private practice in San Francisco, she specializes in brief, effective therapy for anxiety, panic, fears, burnout, and stress. She co-created the SF NERT training curriculum for Psychological First Aid skills and teaches psychological first aid to community members throughout the greater bay area.

This training on Psychological First Aid is funded by the SF Department of Public Health, provided by SFCARD and adapted for the needs of VOAD members. Upon completion of the course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion for your participation.

Who Should Attend:

Service providers, non-profits and faith based institutions.

Thank you to the Department of Public Health for funding this training, SFCARD for providing the training and the American Red Cross for hosting us. Light refreshments will be provided by AT&T.

Phone Number

415-558-2768

Links

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Third Wednesday Organ Meditation
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Interfaith Book Discussion

Interfaith Book Discussion

Event Details

Event Date(s)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Event Address

First United Lutheran Church
2097 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Email

INTERFAITH BOOK DISCUSSION

The discussion group will meet at First United Lutheran Church for the Lenten season and a study of The INTRAfaith Conversation: How Do Christians Talk Among Ourselves About INTERfaith Matters? with Pastor and Author Susan Strouse.

Please join us as we gather for food, fellowship, and thoughtful discussion during this season of Lent. Each session will begin with a simple meal of soup, salad, bread and prayer. For our discussion time, we’ll talk about a part of the book assigned for that week.

  • March 8 Part I “Why The Intrafaith Conversation Is Necessary”
  • March 15 Part II “The Next Big Issue”
  • March 22 Part III “Faces Of God”
  • March 29 Part IV “Pluralism”
  • April 5 Part V “The Mystic Heart”

The book is available through amazon.com. Don’t worry if you can’t read the whole section each week. Pick a chapter that looks interesting and focus on that. Pay particular attention to the reflection questions at the end of the chapter.

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Phone Number

415-359-1025

Links

7:00pm
 
 
 
Borders and Identity: Featuring Jose Antonio Vargas

Borders and Identity: Featuring Jose Antonio Vargas

Event Details

Event Address

Zaytuna College
2401 Le Conte Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709

Email

Earl Lectures in Partnership with the Boswell Lecture is a two-day conference that addresses critical theological, pastoral, and social issues of the day. For more than a hundred years, Pacific School of Religion (PSR) has hosted the Earl Lectures and Leadership Conference.

Under the theme of “Borders and Identity,” the Earl Lectures presented in partnership with our Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion‘s Boswell Lecture, will explore how migration across all kinds of borders—both physical and metaphorical—is reshaping our understanding of identity across boundaries of race, culture, religion, gender identity, and nationality. Within the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency, join us for an engaging weekend of workshops, worship, direct action, and networking in conjunction with Pacific School of Religion’s Alumni/ae Reunion Weekend.

The keynote address will be delivered by Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, immigration activist, and founder of Define American.

Thanks to our partnering organizations: Define AmericanCouncil of Elders West, and Church World Service.

Jose Antonio Vargas’ keynote address is free of charge to the public, made possible by the Earl and Boswell endowments. Seating is limited, however, so please register below.

Phone Number

510-849-8222

Links

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Stutter-Step San Francisco Walk-A-Thon
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World Day of Prayer
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"Soup for the Soul" - Free Soup Third Sunday of the Month

"Soup for the Soul" - Free Soup Third Sunday of the Month

Event Details

Event Date(s)

Repeats every month on the third Sunday until Sun Dec 31 2017.
Sunday, April 16, 2017 -
8:30am to 10:00am
Sunday, May 21, 2017 -
8:30am to 10:00am
Sunday, June 18, 2017 -
8:30am to 10:00am
Sunday, July 16, 2017 -
8:30am to 10:00am
Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
8:30am to 10:00am

Event Address

First A.M.E. Zion Church
2159 Golden Gate Avenue
(Between Masonic and Central Ave.)
San Francisco, CA 94118

Email

Phone Number

415-931-7479

Links

8:30am
 
 
Standing Up to Hate Workshop

Standing Up to Hate Workshop

Event Details

Event Address

Congregation Sha'ar Zahav
290 Dolores Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Email

adam@shaarzahav.org

Phone Number

415-861-6932

About this Event

Standing Up to Hate:

A Workshop on What to Do When You Witness Racism

Sunday, March 19 @ 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Since November’s election, many communities have reported a significant rise in incidents of bias, hate and harassment. We may not want to just be a bystander – we may want to help if we see something happening – but it’s not always easy to know the right thing to do.

Please join us at a hands-on training to learn and practice ways to deal with hate and harassment against our communities, neighbors, families, friends, and visitors.

We hope that this will be the first of ongoing connections to build a community of concerned and caring people standing strong together against bias and hatred.

REGISTER TODAY!

Sponsored by Sha’ar Zahav, the First Mennonite Church, Keshet and the San Francisco Interfaith Council.

Facilitator: Dr. Renato Almanzor

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2:30pm
 
 
The Chinese Exclusion Act

The Chinese Exclusion Act

Event Details

Event Address

Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

Description

With THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT, filmmakers Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu tackle a complicated yet under told story about a significant piece of U.S. history — the only legislation barring an entire group of immigrants based on ethnicity and race. More significant, as highlighted through first-person interviews and archival materials, is the resistance against racism and the resilience of people that shaped the fabric of the United States well into the 21st century.

Part of CAAM’s “Who is American?” educational and community outreach campaign — which aims to reach thousands of high school and college students to learn about the Chinese Exclusion Act — the film tells a story of strife, but also of hope and resilience.

Interviews with scholars and experts such as writer and professor Erika Lee, as well as descendants of those who came to the U.S. as “paper sons,” bring this time in history to life. The 60 years of national exclusion, racialized ordinances, and hate crimes, is more important than ever to bear witness to.

— Stephen Gong

Co-presented by: AACO (Asian Americans for Community Outreach)Angel Island Immigration Station FoundationAPI CouncilChinese Historical Society of AmericaChinatown YMCA, OCA SF – Asian Pacific American Advocates

Phone Number

415-621-6120

Links

7:00pm
 
 
 
Community Kitchen at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Community Kitchen at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Event Details

Event Date(s)

Repeats every month on March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December on the third Tuesday until Tue Dec 19 2017.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Event Address

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
245 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Email

Community Kitchen at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

The Community Kitchen, which began under the name Soup Kitchen, operates the third Tuesday of every month. The volunteer work involves food prep, cooking, hall setup, serving the meal and---so important!—cleanup. We also have a food pantry, so a few awesome volunteers come early to bag up canned/non-perishable goods for our guests to take with them. Some volunteers arrive earlier, but the typical timeframe is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Won’t you consider volunteering once in a while? All you have to do is show up. By the way, there’s no age limit. We have teenagers volunteering and we have people “forever young” volunteering. Just look at the collage at the beginning of this Herald. Tots and teens. Seniors and all. Everyone turned out to make our Christmas Community Kitchen a true family event. How wonderful it would be for every month’s Community Kitchen to be like this. We prayed and we sang. We ate and we connected. Guests and hosts alike. We thought, what if the entire world took notice and tried a little bit of outreach: the world would become a better place. How about it. It would be truly wonderful to expand our volunteer base, so we can do more. Please communicate your willingness to Father Stephen, fatherstephen@annunciation.org. He will put you in touch to those who’ve taken the lead and are coordinating this important ministry. Thank you.

Phone Number

415-864-8000
5:00pm
 
 
USF Lecture Series in the History of Jewish/Christian Relations
6:30pm
 
 
Interfaith Book Discussion

Interfaith Book Discussion

Event Details

Event Date(s)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Event Address

First United Lutheran Church
2097 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Email

INTERFAITH BOOK DISCUSSION

The discussion group will meet at First United Lutheran Church for the Lenten season and a study of The INTRAfaith Conversation: How Do Christians Talk Among Ourselves About INTERfaith Matters? with Pastor and Author Susan Strouse.

Please join us as we gather for food, fellowship, and thoughtful discussion during this season of Lent. Each session will begin with a simple meal of soup, salad, bread and prayer. For our discussion time, we’ll talk about a part of the book assigned for that week.

  • March 8 Part I “Why The Intrafaith Conversation Is Necessary”
  • March 15 Part II “The Next Big Issue”
  • March 22 Part III “Faces Of God”
  • March 29 Part IV “Pluralism”
  • April 5 Part V “The Mystic Heart”

The book is available through amazon.com. Don’t worry if you can’t read the whole section each week. Pick a chapter that looks interesting and focus on that. Pay particular attention to the reflection questions at the end of the chapter.

RSVP (for the meal) to .img@.img

Phone Number

415-359-1025

Links

7:00pm
 
 
Designing Community Programs That Change Lives

Designing Community Programs That Change Lives

Event Details

Event Address

OCCUR
360 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Email

Designing Community Programs that Change Lives. Presenter: Marsha Maloof, Pendergrass Consulting.

March 23, 2017 Workshop

In this interactive, hands-on workshop, participants will work in groups to understand the process of designing high-impact programs that reflect community needs.

Location: OCCUR
 360 14th Street, Oakland
(Large Conference Center)
Time: 9:00am – Noon (Check in begins at 8:30am)

 

Register Today

Phone Number

510-839-2440

Links

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"Triple A to Wellness" - Healing After a Traumatic Event
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SF Sanctuary Congregations Meeting
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Non-Profit Disaster Readiness - FREE Webinar

Non-Profit Disaster Readiness - FREE Webinar

Event Details

Event Date(s)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:30am

Email

Non-Profit Disaster Readiness - FREE Webinar

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

10 am - 11:30 am PST

We would like to thank Heffernan Insurance Brokers for the gracious support of our upcoming FREE interactive and informative webinar. 

Topics Covered:
 

After a disaster, nonprofit organizations that provide food, shelter and other human services to our communities will be faced with greater demand than ever. How will your agency respond? To help develop a practical plan, SF CARD's webinar can help address the following key questions:
 

  • What services will your organization offer?
  • Who should come to work and how will staff communicate with one another?
  • How can your organization function if your facilities are damaged?
  • How can your organization partner with others in the recovery effort?

Disasters are inevitable. Every organization needs a disaster readiness plan, but very few know where to begin. SF CARD can help.

Please join us on March 29th at 10:00 AM for a free webinar about the process of creating a viable and realistic agency emergency plan. 

 

  

Phone Number

415-439-0881

Links

10:00am
 
 
USF Lecture Series in the History of Jewish/Christian Relations
6:30pm
 
 
Interfaith Book Discussion

Interfaith Book Discussion

Event Details

Event Date(s)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Event Address

First United Lutheran Church
2097 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Email

INTERFAITH BOOK DISCUSSION

The discussion group will meet at First United Lutheran Church for the Lenten season and a study of The INTRAfaith Conversation: How Do Christians Talk Among Ourselves About INTERfaith Matters? with Pastor and Author Susan Strouse.

Please join us as we gather for food, fellowship, and thoughtful discussion during this season of Lent. Each session will begin with a simple meal of soup, salad, bread and prayer. For our discussion time, we’ll talk about a part of the book assigned for that week.

  • March 8 Part I “Why The Intrafaith Conversation Is Necessary”
  • March 15 Part II “The Next Big Issue”
  • March 22 Part III “Faces Of God”
  • March 29 Part IV “Pluralism”
  • April 5 Part V “The Mystic Heart”

The book is available through amazon.com. Don’t worry if you can’t read the whole section each week. Pick a chapter that looks interesting and focus on that. Pay particular attention to the reflection questions at the end of the chapter.

RSVP (for the meal) to .img@.img

Phone Number

415-359-1025

Links

7:00pm