High Holy Days 2015/5776


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Safety

A note on safety during the High Holy Days

Parking

Exciting news about our return to the Presidio!
Directions and Shuttle Information

Visitors

Seating for visitors joining Emanu-El members for 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

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

More Information (visitors, safety, travel and more)

Yom Kippur Memorial Book Listing Form


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 2015/5776 High Holy Day services

Join Congregation Emanu-El Now
      We ask that new members join before September 4, 2015

or

Renew Your Membership Now
      for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015

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 - Sunday, September 13

FAMILY SERVICE,  5:00 pm 
Martin Meyer Sanctuary
One-hour worship focused on families with children under age 9. Led in a participative, educational style by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer and musician Jonathan Bayer. 

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

CONTEMPORARY SERVICE, 8:30 pm 
Main Sanctuary
Led by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer and Rabbi Jason Rodich, sermon by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer.
Music features Cantor Marsha Attie with musicians Eric Schoen, Jonathan Ferris, Dick Bright, and Jerome Rossen.

Rosh Hashanah - Monday, September 14

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

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

Kol Nidre - Tuesday, September 22

FAMILY SERVICE,  5:00 pm 
Martin Meyer Sanctuary
One-hour worship focused on families with children under age 9. Led in a participative, educational style by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer and musician Jonathan Bayer. 

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

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

Yom Kippur - Wednesday, September 23

CLASSIC SERVICE, 9:00 am 
Main Sanctuary
Led by Rabbis Carla Fenves and Jason Rodich, sermon by Senior Rabbi Emeritus Stephen Pearce.
Music features Senior Cantor Roslyn Barak, the Emanu-El Choir and our organist, Rodney Gehrke.

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

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

CONTEMPORARY YIZKOR/NEILAH, 5:30 pm* 
Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Led by Rabbis Ryan Bauer Jason Rodich with meditation by Rabbi Carla Fenves.
Music features Cantor Marsha Attie with musicians Eric Schoen, Jonathan Ferris, Dick Bright and Jerome Rossen. 

HAVDALAH AND BREAK-THE-FAST, following Neilah
Courtyard


*Please note:
Once again 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.

 

Services and Events Open to the Community

Selichot - Saturday, September 5

Older Children's Service, 2:30 pm,
Main SanctuaryOpen to the Community
For families with children ages 5 – 12. Led by Emanu-El clergy with musicians.

Return Again: Poetry writing workshop on Teshuvah with esteemed poet Marcia Falk, 7:00 pm
Open to the Community
Marcia Falk, noted poet, painter and Judaic scholar will be speaking about her book The Days Between: Blessings, Poems, and Directions of the Heart for the Jewish High Holiday Season, and discussing new ways of looking at Selichot.
7:00 pm Dessert
7:30 pm Havdalah
7:45 pm T’shuvah Poetry writing workshop
9:00 pm Selichot service
Co-sponsored by Chochmat HaLev

Rosh Hashanah - Monday, September 14

Young Children's Service,10:00 am,
Martin Meyer Sanctuary, Open to the Community
For families with children under age 5. Led by Emanu-El clergy, Cantor Marsha Attie, and her accompanists.

Older Children's Service, 2:30 pm,
Main Sanctuary, Open to the Community
For families with children ages 5 – 12. Led by Emanu-El clergy with musicians.

Teen-Led Community Service, 3:30 pm,
Main Sanctuary, Open to the Community
Come and be inspired by the music, communal singing, personal readings and commentaries created and led by our teens with Cantor Marsha Attie and Director of Adolescent Education Ariana Estoque.

Tashlich, 5:00 pm,
Baker Beach, Open to the Community
As instructed by the Prophet Micah, we gather to throw breadcrumbs into the water on Rosh Hashanah afternoon. This ceremony is called Tashlich and represents a symbolic casting away of the transgressions of the past year. Dress casually (and warmly), bring some breadcrumbs and join us for this meaningful ceremony of song and personal reflection. Led by Emanu-El clergy.

Yom Kippur - Wednesday, September 23

Taste of Tauber* Study Session, 10:00 am, Guild Hall
Open to the Community

Young Children's Service, 10:00 am
Martin Meyer Sanctuary  Open to the Community
For families with children under age 5. Led by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer, Rabbi Ryan Bauer, Cantor Marsha Attie, and her accompanists.

Taste of Tauber* Study Session, Noon, Guild Hall
Open to the Community

Afternoon Service, 2:30 pm
Martin Meyer Sanctuary  Open to the Community
Led by Cantor Arik Luck with sermon by Rabbi Jonathan Singer.

Older Children's Service, 2:30 pm
Main Sanctuary   Open to the Community
For families with children ages 5 – 10. Led by Rabbi Carla Fenves, Cantor Marsha Attie and musician Jonathan Ferris.

Teen-Led Community Service, 3:30 pm
Main Sanctuary   Open to the Community 
Come and be inspired by the music, communal singing, personal readings and commentaries created and led by our teens with Cantor Marsha Attie and Director of Adult and Adolescent Education, Ariana Estoque.

Healing Service, 4:00 pm
Reuben Rinder Chapel  Open to the Community 
The Healing Service is open to everyone in our community. It provides an opportunity to gather in a more intimate setting in our chapel with Rabbi Beth Singer to reflect together on our prayers for ourselves and others who have experienced illness or loss in the past year. Come join us in this oasis of calm on Yom Kippur.


Sukkot Celebration - Sunday, September 27

Celebrate Sukkot with a festive outdoor service at 6:00 pm followed by a delicious dinner at 6:45 pm.

Registration for the dinner will open soon.

Sukkot Service - Monday, September 28


Breakfast at 8:30 am; service at 9:15 am

Shemini Atzeret - Simchat Torah - Sunday, October 4

9:30 am Service including Yizkor.

6:00 pm - Celebration - Let us mark the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle! This joyful and festive occasion includes dancing and singing with the Torah and is a perfect celebration for the whole family. 

There will be a light dinner provided at 6:00 pm in the Guild Hall.  We can only order food for the number of people we know are attending. Registration for the dinner will open soon.


*Taste of Tauber Study Sessions are a program of the Madeleine Haas Russell Institute of Jewish Learning


More Information

Parking - Directions and Shuttle Information 

Visitors - Seating for Members' Guests from Out of Town

Travel - Seats for Emanu-El members at Other Synagogues 

Ushering - Volunteer at High Holy Day Services

Other Volunteer Opportunities - Gift of Life 

Services for Families - Children, Youth, and Teens                                    

Childcare


PARKING

We are delighted to once again be able to offer parking in the Presidio and we will shuttle worshippers from the parking lot located at Arguello and Sheridan Streets in the Main Post, north of the new Officers' Club.  The lot will be lit at night, and we will have a security guard to help direct you.  Shuttles begin one hour before the first service each day or evening. Please allow at least 45 minutes for transportation and the security check at the Temple entrance.

VISITORS

Seats for Relatives and Guests

Temple members whose relatives or guests would like to attend HHD services with them may arrange for seats in one of two ways:

If your relatives or guests belong to another Reform or Liberal congregation, please ask them to request tickets by having their synagogue send us a URJ Courtesy Request form. Your guests should ask their synagogue to indicate on the form that they are attending with you.

This year, you may purchase tickets online for your unaffiliated relatives or guests, local or from out of town.  The tickets can only be purchased by members in good standing for their relatives or guests. Tickets are $175 per seat per service or $600 if all five services are requested and must be paid at the time of request. There is a limit of ten tickets per household.  We hope that your relatives or guests will consider joining the congregation after High Holy Days.

It is important to emphasize that Congregation Emanu-El members are our first priority with respect to space at High Holy Day Services.

TRAVEL

Seats for Emanu-El Members at Other Synagogues

If you will be traveling within the United States and/or abroad during the High Holy Days, we can request courtesy seats for you at other Reform and Liberal congregations throughout the world. Please request your seats online no later than September 1.

HIGH HOLY DAY USHERS

Every year for the High Holy Day services, we have Temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions at each service. 

Enrich your High Holy Day experience and help make the experiences of fellow members a positive and spiritual one. There are openings at each and every service for volunteers.

Volunteer to be an Usher

Please note: Volunteers are asked to arrive 45 minutes before the start of the service.


SERVICES FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN, YOUTH AND TEENS

Young Children's Service, 10:00 am
Rosh Hashanah Day, Monday, September 14 and
Yom Kippur Day, Wednesday, September 23
Martin Meyer Sanctuary  
For families with children under age 5. Led by Emanu-El clergy and Cantor Marsha Attie, and her accompanists. Open to the Community.

Older Children's Service, 2:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah Day, Monday, September 14 and
Yom Kippur Day, Wednesday, September 23
Main Sanctuary
For families with children ages 5 – 10. Led by Emanu-El clergy, Cantor Marsha Attie and musician Jonathan Ferris. Open to the Community.

Teen-Led Community Service, 3:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah Day, Monday, September 14 and
Yom Kippur Day, Wednesday, September 23
Main Sanctuary 
Come and be inspired by the music, communal singing, personal readings and commentaries created and led by our teens with Cantor Marsha Attie and Director of Adult and Adolescent Education Ariana Estoque. Open to the Community.

FAMILY SERVICE, 5:00 pm*
Erev Rosh Hashanah, Sunday, September 13, and
Kol Nidre, Tuesday, September 22
Martin Meyer Sanctuary
One-hour worship focused on families with children under age 8. Led in a participative, educational style by Emanu-El clergy and musicians. 
*Due to space limitations, you must be a current Congregation Emanu-El member and have your One Pass with you to attend the 5:00 pm services


PLEASE NOTE – FOR YOUR SAFETY DURING THE HIGH HOLY DAYS:

· We will have heightened security, including extra security personnel

· Allow extra time to pass through security

· Do not bring backpacks, knives of any size, tear gas or mace

· There will be random ID checks (passes are not transferable)

· Food collection bins for the San Francisco Food Bank will be located on the sidewalk and manned by security personnel

· Check our homepage, www.emanuelsf.org for updates


QUESTIONS?

If you have any other questions about High Holy Days at Emanu-El, please contact the High Holy Day Coordinator at hhd@emanuelsf.org. The High Holy Days office is staffed on a part-time basis and we will respond to your email as soon as possible.


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High Holy Days 2015/5776

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, September 13

Rosh Hashanah

Monday, September 14

Kol Nidre

Tuesday, September 22

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, September 23

Contact

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