Unfortunately, the official sidebar module (http://semantic-ui.com/modules/sidebar.html#/usage) relies on jquery being globally available to work.
I would rather not have a global jquery object, and so I took the sidebar code found here, and exposed the anonymous function so that I could pass in my own jquery instance like you can see in this gist. I then created a SidebarMenu component like this.
I can then instantiate it like:
and toggle it open/closed like:
I'd rather completely get rid of the jquery dependency, but this was a quick and dirty way to get things to work.