enLIGHten Shabbat
with Courtney Martin and DJ Sep


Join young adults from around the East Bay for a night of thoughtful discussion, nourishing food, and good vibrations.

Special guest appearances by acclaimed writer and speaker Courtney Marin, with beats by DJ Sep of Dub Mission.

Courtney Martin’s work has two obsessions at its core: storytelling and solutions. In her upcoming book, The New Better Off, Martin explores how people are redefining the American dream with an eye toward fulfillment. Martin is a columnist for On Being, and the cofounder of the Solutions Journalism Network, Valenti Martin Media, and FRESH Speakers, as well as a strategist for the TED Prize and an editor emeritus at In her previous book Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists, she profiled eight young people doing social justice work, a fascinating look at the generation of world-changers who are now stepping up to the plate. Check out her TED talk on the new American dream here.


Date: Friday, January 17, 6:30pm
Fee: $5

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Shir HaShirim - Song of Songs Minyan 

The Song of Songs Minyan comes together for a community Kabbalat Shabbat (welcoming of the Sabbath) on the second Friday of the month. Shir HaShirim’s egalitarian Jewish spiritual practice attracts people from multiple communities within the greater Bay Area and beyond. Uniting the musical liturgy of the Sephardic, Mizrachi and Ashkenazic Jewish traditions, these gatherings draw upon the deep wells of Jewish sacred music, poetry, dance and prayer from around the world, as well as from global wisdom culture and cutting-edge science. Shir Hashirim is led by Rabbi Michael Ziegler and Hazzan Richard Kaplan with musical accompaniment by a panoply of truly extraordinary Bay Area musicians and singers, and features the contributions of an array of marvelous poets.

Days: Fridays

Time7:30–9:15 pm

Location: Berkeley Branch

Cost: Donation requested


Upcoming 2017 Dates:

February 10th
March 10th
May 12th
June 9th
July 14th
August 11th
September 8th
October: OFF for Simkhat Torah
November 10th
December 8th