Jewish Community Relations Councilof San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties


Bay Area Solidarity Events

August 21, 2017
Posted by: JCRC Staff

A number of alternative events have been scheduled in response to the upcoming white-nationalist rallies in San Francisco and Berkeley. If there is an event you would like us to share, please message Director of Marketing and Communications Jeremy Russell. Together, we will reaffirm our community’s and the Bay Area’s values and keep our democracy strong!

East Bay

Wednesday, August 23, 7:00pm
Temple Sinai, Oakland
An interfaith gathering to join together with members of the greater East Bay community to stand against anti-Semitism, racism, and hate.

Thursday, August 24, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Paseo Padre & Walnut, Fremont
WE ARE ONE Vigil/Rally: "We gather to stand in solidarity with one another and to celebrate our diversity, as well as our unity. We believe in equality, liberty, and justice for all."
Sponsors: Compassionate Fremont and Tri-City Interfaith Council

Saturday, August 26, 4:00pm
Standing Together: An Interfaith Prayer Service of Peace
Temple Beth Abraham, Oakland
Come together as a community of peace and love in response to the hate marches occurring in our nation. Following a traditional Jewish "Mincha" (afternoon) service, various local clergy members will be asked to present a brief offering of prayer from their traditions. The service will include musical selections by Benjamin Mertz of the Joyful Noise! Gospel Singers. Free child care will be provided.

Saturday August 26, 10:00am to 12:30pm
Kehilla Chai Shabbat Service (followed by Information Sharing on August 27 Anti-Racist Events)
Kehilla Community Synagogue, Piedmont

Sunday, August 27, 10:30am-2:30pm
Bay Area Rally Against Hate
Crescent Lawn, UC Berkeley
(Bend the Arc will meet first at Cedar St. and Oxford St. with Ben Stern, Holocaust survivor)

Tuesday, August 29, 7:00pm
Temple Isaiah, Lafayette
An interfaith gathering to join together with members of the greater East Bay community to stand against anti-Semitism, racism, and hate.

North Bay

Friday, August 25, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Congregation Kol Shofar, Tiburon
The Marin Interfaith Council is joining with Congregation Kol Shofar for "Love Lives in Marin: a Community Interfaith Prayer Gathering" promoting shared values of inclusion, justice and love.

Friday, August 25, 7:00pm
Interfaith Shabbat and Peace Vigil
Congregation Shir Shalom, Sonoma
No need to RSVP


Sunday, August 20, 5:00pm
Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto
"A Potluck for Peace," a free, no RSVP necessary, potluck dinner to honor our community’s diversity and our common humanity.

Friday, August 25, 2017, 6:30pm
Peninsula Temple Beth El, San Mateo
“Fellowship and Freedom” with with the Peninsula Muslim-Jewish Partnership
Joining in Support of Our Turkish Muslim Friends

San Francisco

Friday, August 25, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Unite Against Hate Rally
San Francisco City Hall
JCRC is a partner for this event featuring community leaders, faith-based representatives, local labor members and city officials will gather at the Civic Center Plaza to celebrate our San Francisco values of compassion, love and inclusiveness.

Friday, August 25, 5:30pm oneg/nosh and 6:30pm service followed by dessert
Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco
"Interfaith Gathering Against Hate," an interfaith, interracial, community-wide Shabbat service with representatives from faith-based and civic organizations and San Francisco’s political leaders

Friday, August 25, Service at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 7:30 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco
After dinner discussion led by Matt Kahn, SF Regional Director of the American Jewish Committee, and Seth Brysk, Central Pacific Director of the Anti-Defamation League. All who come in peace are welcome. Please invite friends and family of all faiths.
RSVP required for dinner (email)

Friday, August 25, program at 6:30pm, vigil at 8:00pm
Light Up the Night from Charlottesville to Chinatown: No Hate
Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco

Saturday, August 26, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Come Together - Juanita MORE!s Official Art Event and March for Equality.
A peaceful gathering dedicated to promoting inclusivity and love.
Harvey Milk Plaza, Castro Street, San Francisco

Saturday, August 26, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Interfaith Gathering for Peace
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
A peaceful but pointed response to the Patriot Prayer rallies.

Saturday, August 26, 12:00-5:00pm
LovedUp Mobile Dance Rally
Start at Dolores Park - March to Civic Center


The Jewish Bar Association of San Francisco (JBASF) is seeking support for its Adopt-a-Nazi (Not Really) fundraiser. JBASF's goal is to "raise $100 (or whatever you can spare) for each misguided soul that plans to invade our beloved Crissy Field, and donate it to an organization dedicated to combatting extremism here in the United States."