High Holy Days 2014/5775


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Yom Kippur Retreat

Experience Yom Kippur the way it was originally intended—no suits, cell phones, or distractions.

Parking

Directions and Shuttle Information

Visitors

Seating for out-of-town visitors joining Emanu-El members at High Holy Day services

Travel

Arrangements for Emanu-El members who will be worshiping with other congregations during High Holy Days

High Holy Day Ushers

Members are invited to volunteer as High Holy Day Ushers

Childcare

Information and Enrollment Form

Services for Families with Children, Youth, and Teens

Including Services for Members and Services Open to the Community

Yom Kippur Food Drive

To support the San Francisco Food Bank

Volunteer to Save a Life  

To support the Bone Marrow drive

Transportation Assistance for the Elderly and Disabled 

In partnership with the Jewish Community Federation, we are offering to subsidize half of the cost of transportation for elderly and disabled San Francisco resident members.  

Further Questions? Contact the High Holy Days Office at hhd@emanuelsf.org or call (415) 751-2541 x138.

The month of Elul begins the High Holy Day season. Our High Holy Day observances begin with Selichot and continue through Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah.

Services for Members
(One Pass  or ticket must be shown at the door)

Services and Study Sessions that are Open to the Community
(Everyone welcome)

Sukkot and Simchat Torah

Open to the Community/Bring your friends to these services

Download and print the complete Schedule of Events  


What's a One Pass?

Like last year, all current members of Congregation Emanu-El in good financial standing will receive a One Pass  for each adult member of the household and each dependent child between the ages of 10 and 25, in the name of the attendee. You do not need to choose or reserve specific services in advance and you do not need to request or register for your One Pass.  With your One Pass,  you may attend any service. You will need to show your One Pass  for all services, except for those which are Open to the Community.

To be included for the 2014/5775 High Holy Day services

Join Congregation Emanu-El Now
      We ask that new members join before September 13, 2014

or

Renew Your Membership Now
      for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014

Then, check your mail for an envelope from Congregation Emanu-El in August and make sure all of your passes are inside! We will begin mailing One Passes  in August. If you do not receive yours by Labor Day, please contact the High Holy Day office at hhd@emanuelsf.org.

Children under the age of 10 do not need a One Pass  to attend services. If you choose to bring a young child to the Classic or Contemporary Services, please be sure your child is able to sit through the entire service (approximately two hours) so as not to disturb other worshippers. Otherwise, please choose the childcare option or make other arrangements.


Congregation Emanu-El Members Only

You must show your One Pass  or ticket to attend the services listed below, but you are welcome to bring friends to any of the open services.

Note:  We offer both age-appropriate children's services and childcare is available during the Classic and Contemporary services.  If you choose to bring a young child, please be sure he or she can be appropriately occupied through the approximately two-hour service.

Erev Rosh Hashanah – Wednesday, September 24

FAMILY SERVICE, 5:00 pm
Martin Meyer Sanctuary
One-hour worship focused on families with children under age 5. Led in a participative, educational style by clergy and musician Jonathan Bayer. 

CLASSIC SERVICE, 6:00 pm  
Main Sanctuary

Led by Rabbis Sydney Mintz and Ryan Bauer, sermon by Rabbi Jonathan Singer
Music features Cantor Roslyn Barak, the Emanu-El Choir and our organist, Rodney Gehrke.

CONTEMPORARY SERVICE, 8:30 pm
Main Sanctuary

Led by Rabbis Beth Singer and Carla Fenves, sermon by Rabbi Jonathan Singer
Music features Cantor Marsha Attie with musicians Eric Schoen, Jonathan Ferris and Dick Bright.


Rosh Hashanah - Thursday, September 25


CLASSIC SERVICE, 9:00 am
Main Sanctuary
Led by Rabbis Jonathan Singer and Beth Singer, sermon by Rabbi Carla Fenves
Music features Cantor Roslyn Barak, the Emanu-El Choir and our organist, Rodney Gehrke.

CONTEMPORARY SERVICE, 11:45 am      
Main Sanctuary
Led by Rabbis Jonathan Singer and Sydney Mintz, sermon by Rabbi Ryan Bauer
Music features Cantor Marsha Attie with musicians Eric Schoen, Jonathan Ferris and Dick Bright.


Annual Memorial Service - Sunday, September 28

Led by Rabbi Beth Singer and Cantor Roslyn Barak
Open to the Community
, 2:00 pm
Home of Peace Chapel
1299 El Camino Real, Colma


Kol Nidre - Friday, October 3


FAMILY SERVICE,  5:00 pm 
Martin Meyer Sanctuary
One-hour worship focused on families with children under age 5. Led in a participative, educational style by Rabbi Jonathan Singer and musician Jonathan Bayer. 

CLASSIC SERVICE, 6:00 pm 
Main Sanctuary
Led by Rabbis Beth Singer and Ryan Bauer, sermon by Rabbi Sydney Mintz.
Music features Cantor Roslyn Barak, the Emanu-El Choir and our organist, Rodney Gehrke.

CONTEMPORARY SERVICE, 8:30 pm 
Main Sanctuary
Led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer, sermon by Rabbi Sydney Mintz
Music features Cantor Marsha Attie with musicians Eric Schoen, Jonathan Ferris and Dick Bright.

YOM KIPPUR RETREAT
URJ Camp Newman, Santa Rosa


Yom Kippur - Saturday, October 4


CLASSIC SERVICE
, 9:00 am 
Main Sanctuary
Led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer, Sermon by Rabbi Beth Singer
Music features Cantor Roslyn Barak, the Emanu-El Choir and our organist, Rodney Gehrke.

CONTEMPORARY SERVICE, 11:45 am 
Main Sanctuary
Led by Rabbis Sydney Mintz and Ryan Bauer, sermon by Rabbi Beth Singer
Music features Cantor Marsha Attie with musicians Eric Schoen, Jonathan Ferris and Dick Bright.

CLASSIC YIZKOR/NEILAH, 5:30 pm 
Main Sanctuary
Led by Rabbi Beth Singer with sermon by Rabbi Jonathan Singer
Music features Cantor Roslyn Barak, the Emanu-El Choir and our organist, Rodney Gehrke.

CONTEMPORARY YIZKOR/NEILAH, 5:30 pm* 
Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Led by Rabbi Sydney Mintz with sermon by Rabbi Ryan Bauer
Music features Cantor Marsha Attie with musicians Eric Schoen, Jonathan Ferris and Dick Bright.

HAVDALAH AND BREAK-THE-FAST, following Neilah
Courtyard


*Please note:
This year we are offering both a Contemporary Yizkor Service in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary and a Classic Yizkor Service in the Main Sanctuary. Because the Martin Meyer Sanctuary has a much more limited capacity, it will fill quickly. When that limit is reached, the Martin Meyer Sanctuary will be closed by our security officers. However, seating will be available in the Main Sanctuary so that all who wish to attend the Yizkor/Neilah Services will be able to do so.

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High Holy Days 2014/5775

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, September 24

Rosh Hashanah

Thursday, September 25

Kol Nidre

Friday, October 3

Yom Kippur

Saturday, October 4


Open to the Community/Bring Your Friends

Selichot

Saturday, September 20

Rosh Hashanah 

Thursday, September 25
Young Children's Service  
Older Children's Service 
Teen-Led Service 

Tashlich

Thursday, September 25

Study Sessions

Taste of Tauber

Sunday, September 28

Annual Memorial Service, 2:00 pm
Open to the Community
Led by Rabbi Beth Singer and Cantor Barak
Home of Peace Chapel   
1299 El Camino Real, Colma

Yom Kippur Services 

Saturday, October 4
Young Children's Service  
Older Children's Service 
Teen-Led Service 


Contact

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Phone: (415) 751-2535
Fax: (415) 751-2511
mail@emanuelsf.org