Event Calendar

SFIC Events Community Events

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.

May 2017

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Open Bethlehem

Open Bethlehem

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Event Address

St. John's Presbyterian Church
25 Lake Street (at Arguello)
San Francisco, CA 94118

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Open Bethlehem Documentary Screening

Film screening and discussion with film director Leila Sansour
Free admission and light supper provided

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Location: St. John's Presbyterian Church, 25 Lake Street (at Arguello), San Francisco

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Marin Interfaith Council's 18th Annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

Marin Interfaith Council's 18th Annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

Event Details

Event Address

Congregation Kol Shofar
215 Blackfield Dr.
Tiburon, CA 94920

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Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Time: 8:00 – 10:00 am

Location:

Congregation Kol Shofar

215 Blackfield Dr.

Tiburon, CA 94920

 

Join us in community for the 18th Annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast presented by the Marin Interfaith Council.

This year we ask the question “how are we praying in this new political reality?”

 

Speakers:

Imam Fasih – Islamic Center of North Marin (Muslim)

Rabbi Stacy Friedman – Congregation Rodef Sholom (Jewish)

Rev. Floyd Thompkins – Center for Innovation in Ministry, San Francisco Theological Seminary (Christian)

 

Breakfast buffet catered by Mangia Nosh

 

Reservations:

Sliding fee scale, $50- $35, Table of eight is $350. Some partial scholarships are available.

 

For more info: https://www.marinifc.org/events/mic-interfaith-breakfast-2017

Link to register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=nmfrqxcab&oeidk=a07edwpxqt60a826241

Or

https://goo.gl/I1qR0Y

 

Contact: programs@marinifc.org or call the MIC office at 415-456-6957

Phone Number

415-456-6957

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Special Briefing by SFPD Chief William "Bill" Scott

Special Briefing by SFPD Chief William "Bill" Scott

Event Details

Event Address

Congregation Emanu-El
2 Lake Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

Email

cynthiaz@sfinterfaithcouncil.org

Phone Number

415-474-1321

About this Event

Special Briefing for SF Lay and Congregation Leaders by SFPD Chief William "Bill" Scott

Date: Friday, May 5, 2017 from 8:00 am to 9:30 am

Location: Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake Street, San Francisco

You are welcome and encouraged to attend!

For additional information please visit: Special Briefing

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8:00am
 
 
The Islamic Enlightenment: Modern Struggle Between Faith/Reason

The Islamic Enlightenment: Modern Struggle Between Faith/Reason

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Event Address

The Commonwealth Club
555 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason

Christopher de Bellaigue, M.A. in Oriental Studies, Cambridge; Journalist; Author, The Islamic Enlightenment; Contributor, The New Yorker; Former Tehran Correspondent, The Economist
Jonathan Curiel, Journalist; Author, Al' America: Travels Through America’s Arab and Islamic Roots—Moderator 

Christopher de Bellaigue, who has covered the Middle East since 1996, will discuss his latest book, The Islamic Enlightenment, which discusses Islamic history as it relates to the modern world. De Bellaigue posits that, contrary to popular opinion, remarkable men and women from across the Muslim world have welcomed modern ideals and practices.

Location: 555 Post St., San Francisco
Time: 11:30 a.m. networking reception, noon program, 1 p.m. book signing
MLF: Middle East
Program organizer: Celia Menczel

Phone Number

415-597-6700

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Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day

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Together, local bicycle advocacy organizations from the nine Bay Area counties have teamed up to host the best bike day of the year, and we want you there!

Whether you’re new to bike-commuting or a seasoned pro, here some ways to celebrate:

  •  Volunteer to cheer on riders along bike routes across San Francisco
  • Pedal to one of the 25 Energizer Stations providing free reusable bags, refreshments, giveaways, bicycling resources and more
  • Meet other cyclists from your neighborhood on a morning ride downtown in a Commuter Convoy

View the detailed event page: Bike to Work Day 2017

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6:30am
 
 
SFIC May Monthly Breakfast
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A New Kind of Heroism: An Evening with Jessica Zitter, MD

A New Kind of Heroism: An Evening with Jessica Zitter, MD

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Event Address

Institute on Aging
3575 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94118

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Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter believes deeply in the beauty of saving life, but also in the beauty of a good death.

We find ourselves in a perfect storm: the age-old drive to preserve life combines with the technological capacity to push that to the limit. A better path is out there, but it will require a new kind of heroism from everyone involved.

As a pulmonary and critical care physician, Dr. Zitter has had a front row seat to the public health crisis that touches all of us: people dying badly. Every day, far too many people are dying in unnecessary distress and suffering. Without knowing our options, we become subject to what she calls the “end-of-life conveyor belt,” in which mechanization and protocol override personal preference and collaborative decision-making. Without intervention, this will be our path to the end of life, too.

On May 15th, Dr. Zitter will take us on the journey of her lifelong love affair with medicine, sharing the stories of the truly heroic people who helped transform the meaning of saving a life, right up until the very end. She will challenge and invite us, as patients, physicians, families, caregivers and healthcare professionals, to take a step back, a deep breath, and ask: What do we really want for ourselves, our loved ones, and those entrusted to our care when death comes?

Jessica Zitter, MD, MPH, practices ICU and Palliative Care at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California. She is the author of a new book, Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life. Her essays and articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, the Huffington Post, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and other publications. Her work is featured in the 2017 Oscar-nominated short documentary, Extremis, now streaming on Netflix. She regularly lectures and speaks on the radio, on the topic of dying in America.

Further information and registration: https://jessicazitterioa.eventbrite.com

Date: Monday, May 15th, 7 PM (Doors open at 6:15 p.m.)

Place: Institute on Aging, 3575 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118

Parking: Limited street parking around the building. Public transportation is nearby.

Cost: $15, General Admission; $5.00 students and seniors (65+)

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, IN ADVANCE, FOR ALL TICKET TYPES

We will be selling Dr. Zitter's just-released book at this event---a book being hailed as "required reading for every young medical student and every family member wondering how to help the people they love live well to the end." Ellen Goodman, founder of The Conversation Project

Books will be available for purchase, thanks to our friendly, neighborhood vendor, Books Inc., Laurel Village

For questions, reach out to Caitlin Morgan, Senior Education Specialist at cmorgan@ioaging.org or (415) 750-4114

 

Phone Number

4157504114

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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, 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
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Event Address

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

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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
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Ride of Silence

Ride of Silence

Event Details

Event Address

Sports Basement Grotto
1590 Bryant
San Francisco, CA 94103

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San Francisco’s annual Ride of Silence is a group ride to honor those that have been injured or killed while biking. This ride takes place in over 50 countries on the third Wednesday each May, with thousands of riders coming out in support and solidarity. This important ride helps to spread the message that cyclists represent precious lives. Approximately 11 mile, silent, no-drop group ride that visits high injury cycling routes and sites of recent cycling fatalities, to honor those hurt and killed and advocate for safer streets for all.

5:30 pm: Refreshments and Program
7:00 pm: Riders roll out

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FREE Disaster Response Training - What to Do During Heat Wave?

FREE Disaster Response Training - What to Do During Heat Wave?

Event Details

Event Address

Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
220 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Seats are Available
 

Free Disaster Response Training 
What to do when a heat wave hits???
 
 

Heat events, prolonged periods of excessive heat, cause more deaths than any other natural disaster. Even though San Francisco temperatures are generally cool to moderate - heat waves have and will continue to occur locally. When a heat wave hits the City, nonprofit organizations serve as a key safety-net provider for our city's most vulnerable people. Attend the training to learn how to respond to a heat wave & how SF VOAD can provide support.   

Benefits of Attending the Training: 

  • Network with local nonprofit, faith-based and community based organizations.   
  • Learn how you can support each other and the community during an emergency.  
  • Participate in a fun disaster prep quiz to win prizes. 
  • Frontline staff will be trained on how to respond when a heat wave hits and when your clients need help.

May 18th, 2017 10:00AM-11:30AM   

220 Golden Gate Avenue

Thank you Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) for donating the space to hold the training. 

Who Should Attend: Social workers, service providers, non-profits and faith based institutions. 

RSVP on Eventbrite or contact Brian@sfcard.org 

Thank you, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, for generously funding this training! 
 

Phone Number

415-439-0881

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EcoJustice Weekend

EcoJustice Weekend

Event Details

Event Address

The Episcopal Diocese of California
Grace Cathedral (Friday) & Golden Gate Overlook (Saturday), San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94108

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EcoJustice: Safeguarding, Climate, Food, & Water

Friday, May 19 | Day of Inspiration | Grace Cathedral, San Francisco |3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This gathering is centered around racial reconciliation, justice, food, and the environment. From sacred water to sacred what, the plenaries and panels will lead up to an evening Eucharist service with The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry.

Saturday, May 20 | Day of Action | Golden Gate Overlook, San Francisco | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The day begins with an Eco-Confirmation service at the Golden Gate Overlook in the Presidio, officiated by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. The rest of the day, everyone is invited to participate in family-friendly activities and actions across the Bay Area that put EcoJustice into action.

For more details, visit: diocal.org/ecojustice

 

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Amazing Grace: 150 Years of St. Paulus Lutheran Church
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Helping Immigrant Families Prepare for Financial Emergencies

Helping Immigrant Families Prepare for Financial Emergencies

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Event Date(s)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

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Webinar: Helping Immigrant Families Prepare for Financial Emergencies

WEBINAR:
Helping Immigrant Families Prepare
for Financial Emergencies
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
11 AM PST / 2 PM EST
Presenters: Mohan Kanungo, Director of Programs & Engagement at MAF
Sabrina Terry, Senior Strategist at NCLR

 

REGISTER NOW

 

 

Detention and deportation can have a huge impact on a family's finances. What happens to their car, apartment, or the money in their checking account?

With MAF's new guide, Financial Emergency Action Plan for Immigrants, you can help your communities address these concerns. This action-oriented tool offers concrete tips to help families plan ahead and keep their money and belongings safe in the case of immigration emergencies.

Join us on Tuesday, May 23, to get a first look at this valuable new resource, participate in interactive discussion, and review scenarios and best practices.
 

 

JOIN US

 

Phone Number

415-670-9103

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New Sanctuary Panel
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Walk & Bike to Worship Week
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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

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Event Date(s)

Repeats every month on the third Sunday until Sun Dec 31 2017.
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
Sunday, September 17, 2017 -
8:30am to 10:00am
Sunday, October 15, 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

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Phone Number

415-931-7479

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Ben Stern on Survival, Hate and Healing

Ben Stern on Survival, Hate and Healing

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Event Address

Grace Cathedral
1100 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

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Ben Stern is a Holocaust survivor who endured nine concentration camps and two death marches, only to face the Nazis again 30 years later when the National Socialist Party of America planned its infamous march in Skokie, Illinois. Today, the 95-year-old Stern has an unusual roommate: the granddaughter of unrepentant German Nazis.

The award-winning documentary film, “Near Normal Man,” a first-person account of the Skokie Nazi incident, will be shown along with the conversation, and Stern will share his unique insights on survival, hate and healing.

Ben Stern, a Polish Jew, survived many horrors at the hands of the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto. He emerged alive, only to face the Nazis again 30 years later – this time in Skokie, Illinois. Ben decided he wouldn’t let them march in his adopted hometown and confronts his rabbi, who wants to sidestep the issue. Ben waged a fiercely public battle against the Nazis, ACLU and Jewish leadership, mobilizing 600 Jews and Christians to counter-demonstrate – which eventually prompted the Nazis to cancel their march and never return to Skokie.

Phone Number

415-749-6300

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Interfaith Center at the Presidio Docent Tours

Interfaith Center at the Presidio Docent Tours

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Event Date(s)

Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Sep 24 2017.
Sunday, May 28, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 4, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 11, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 18, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 25, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

Event Address

Presidio Chapel
130 Fisher Loop
San Francisco, CA 94129

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Docent Tours of the Presidio Chapel

The Interfaith Center at the Presidio opens the Presidio Chapel for Open House/Docent Tours on Sundays from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Come visit one of the Spanish Colonial Revival style jewels of the Presidio which includes a 33 foot fresco painted by Victor Arnautoff, a protégé of Diego Rivera. Also on view are the stained glass windows created by Willemina Ogterop, the first woman stained glass artist west of the Mississippi to be inducted into the Stained Glass Artists Guild.

Phone Number

415-561-3930

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Spring Concert at Third Baptist Church
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Interfaith Center at the Presidio Docent Tours

Interfaith Center at the Presidio Docent Tours

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Sunday, May 28, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 4, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 11, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 18, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, June 25, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

Event Address

Presidio Chapel
130 Fisher Loop
San Francisco, CA 94129

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Docent Tours of the Presidio Chapel

The Interfaith Center at the Presidio opens the Presidio Chapel for Open House/Docent Tours on Sundays from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Come visit one of the Spanish Colonial Revival style jewels of the Presidio which includes a 33 foot fresco painted by Victor Arnautoff, a protégé of Diego Rivera. Also on view are the stained glass windows created by Willemina Ogterop, the first woman stained glass artist west of the Mississippi to be inducted into the Stained Glass Artists Guild.

Phone Number

415-561-3930

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Memorial Day Ceremony
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San Francisco: A Sanctuary City (Town Hall Meeting)
7:00pm