Dynamic, vibrant, searching and innovative, Congregation Kol Shofar encourages and supports the ongoing exploration of the Jewish tradition. We aspire to support all those who seek to grow and enrich their Jewish lives.
We are committed to transforming the synagogue into an extraordinary community capable of deeply touching the lives of our members by responding to their heartfelt needs. We fervently believe that a synagogue must respond to the critical questions of life, death, love, anxiety, longing and personal yearning for the spiritual will. We are dedicated to creating joyful experiences that shape positive Jewish memories.
Kol Shofar is highly participatory and egalitarian. Men and women share fully in all aspects of congregational life, including ritual. Our members lead services and other areas of worship. Our rabbis interpret the teachings of the Conservative movement to guide our observance of Shabbat, Kashrut and communal prayer. When we gather as a community, we expect all members to honor and follow our traditions and observances.
As a community, we strive to cherish and embody the values of intimacy and loving care. We are devoted to learning, personal spiritual search and growth, prayer and meditation, acts of loving kindness, and the political and social action that leads to "tikkun olam," the healing of the world.
We extend our warm welcome to all Jews, regardless of affiliation, and to any and all non-Jews who wish to be part of our community.
We also host or co-sponsor outreach programs with the Interfaith Connection (of the San Francisco JCC) and/or Building Jewish Bridges (of the Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay).