barak, party, cantor, rozCome celebrate our enchanted evening in honor of Cantor Roslyn Barak!

Sunday, October 18 
Congregation Emanu-El invites you to honor Cantor Roslyn Barak for her years of dedicated service to our community.
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Find community and meaning with Front Porch - Emanu-El's small group initiative where the sharing of everyone's thoughts, ideas, and inputs are not only welcome, but strengthen the group. 

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(Registration open through October 15 only!)

RefugeesResponse to the Refugee Crisis

Rabbi Ryan Bauer addressed the global refugee crisis in his Yom Kippur sermon, urging everyone to take action towards bringing relief to those people fleeing violence. Visit this page to learn more about how you can help now and in the coming weeks and months.

clergy, luck, rodichListen to your favorite Shabbat and High Holy Day Clergy sermons online!

Registration for Youth, Family Education and Adolescent Education is open!

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Registration for Adult Education is open!



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sit togetherLet's Sit Together

Let's Sit Together is a new experience of One Shabbat. One Shabbat involves not only the service itself but also the interactions of people gathered together in the sanctuary. For those who are new to Emanu-El or would like to meet more fellow congregants, grab a sticker when you arrive and look for the specially marked area in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary  if you wish to sit with others.


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rabbi jason rodichJoin us as we dance and celebrate the Torah!

Oct. 4, Sunday
6:00 pm, Guild Hall (Simchat Torah Evening Service)
We'll eat and then dance and sing with the Torah, supported by an amazing band, Toratini Bar, and ruach!

New students in our school will be blessed, and we will then unroll the entire scroll and end and begin the cycle anew!

Don't forget - Rabbi's Sukkot Open House, Saturday from 2 -5 pm 
and 9:30 am, Shemini Atzeret -Yizkor Service Sunday morning in the Chapel


statelessStateless, Film Screening  
Wednesday, October 14, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Martin Meyer Sanctuary

Join us in watching a special showing of Stateless, a compelling documentary about Jews emigrating from the former Soviet Union during the politically charged climate of the late 1980's. Learn more.


hunting groundThe Hunting Ground, Film Screening  
Thursday, October 15, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Save the date!
The persistence of sexual assault on college campuses is a fundamental failure of civil society and this documentary is an indictment of our country's learning institutions' inability to address the problem. The Hunting Ground serves as a companion peace to Director Kirby Dick and Producer Amy Zierin's earlier documentary, The Invisible War, and zeroes in on the same crime: rape.

After the screening, there will be a Q&A session with Amalia Bob-Waksberg, Outreach Coordinator at Shalom Bayit.

Learn more and register

Lisa MillerThe Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving with Lisa Miller, Ph.D.
Sunday, October 18, 9:30 am, Martin Meyer Sanctuary

Come learn from Lisa Miller, Ph.D, about the power of spirituality in modern parenting. Dr. Miller is the author of the acclaimed book, The Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving and a professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University. 


rabbi jason rodichIsrael Action Committee's BDS Panel

Sunday, October 25, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Main Sanctuary

The Israel Action Committee invites you to join us for a panel discussing the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement as it relates to life on college campus and its affect in our own community. Rabbi Doug Kahn, Executive Director of JCRC; Dan Pine, Senior Writer at the J Weekly; Ollie Benn, Executive Director of San Francisco Hillel; and a student will share their perspectives on today's realities and how to combat this movement. 

Learn more and register


Join Congregation Emanu-El's 2016 Trip to Israel!
The 2016 trip Itinerary is up!

June 22 - July 4
Highlights include guided tour of Neot Kedumim, the Bilbical Nature Reserve, hiking up Masada in time for sunrise, floating in the Dead Sea, traveling along the Jordan River Valley to the Upper Galilee, optional wine tasting at the Bahat winery, swimming in the Kinneret at the "Luna Park," exploring the mystical city of Zefat, including ancient synagues and Jewish Quarter, and so much more!

See photos from the 2013 Emanu-El Israel trip!































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Friday 10/2

6:00 pm : Family Shabbat Service - Martin Meyer Sanctuary
7:00 pm : ONE SHABBAT - Installation of Rabbi Rodich - Main Sanctuary

Saturday 10/3

10:30 am : Shabbat Morning Service - Main Sanctuary 
10:30 am 
Shabbat Morning Minyan - Martin Meyer Sanctuary

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