Shabbat Schedule and Service Descriptions


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Join Us for ONE SHABBAT on the 2nd - 5th Fridays of the month.  Find out more here!

February 2016



Friday 02/05

6:00 pm: Classic Shabbat Service - Main Sanctuary
6:00 pm : First Friday Family Service - Martin Meyer Sanctuary





Saturday 02/06

9:15 am : Torah Study - Room 55
10:30 am : Shabbat Morning Minyan - Chapel


Friday 02/12

6:00 pm : One Shabbat Service - Martin Meyer Sanctuary
8:30 pm : YA Late Shabbat - Martin Meyer Sanctuary


Saturday 02/13

9:15  am : Torah Study - Room 55 
10:30 am : Shabbat Morning Service - Main Sanctuary

Friday 02/19

6:00 pm : One Shabbat Service - MMS


Saturday 02/20

9:15 am : Torah Study - Library
am : Shabbat Morning Minyan -  Main Sanctuary

Friday 02/26

6:00 pm : One Shabbat Service - MMS
7:00 pm :
 Longtime Member Dinner -Guild Hall

Saturday 02/27

9:15  am Torah Study - R55
10:15 am: Got Shabbat? - Chapel
10:30 am:  Shabbat Morning Minyan - Martin Meyer Sanctuary
10:30 am
: Shabbat Morning Service - Main Sanctuary       

One Shabbat Service - MMS

Service Descriptions

First week of the month:  
   6:00 pm Classic Service in the Main Sanctuary
   6:00 pm Family Service - parents and children under age five in the Martin Meyer Santuary. 

 Second through fifth (if appropriate) weeks of the month
   6:00 pm  ONE SHABBAT - including babysitting and "busy bags" for children who stay in the service; appropriate for all ages

For families with young children:

First Friday Family Service  
6:00 pm on the first Friday of the month
This service is musical and perfect for families with children under the age of 5. Held in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary

During the school year, the service is followed by the reserve-ahead "Simchat Shabbat” dinner.  .  

Got Shabbat? Service
10:15 - 11:30 am (see schedule below)
This service is perfect for families with children under the age of 5.

Late Shabbat Young Adults Service


8:30 pm on the second Friday of the month
A unique Shabbat experience for young Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s, led by Rabbi Carla Fenves, Rabbi Sydney Mintz, Cantor Marsha Attie, Eric Schoen, and Jonathan Ferris. It is followed by a festive oneg with refreshments. For newcomers there is a welcome reception before the service at 8:00 pm.  Learn more at Young Adult Community.

Shabbat Mornings

Torah Study with clergy, 9:15 - 10:15 am, weekly

Got Shabbat? for families with children under age 5, 10:15 - 11:30 am:


January 23
February 27
March 26
April - see below*
May 28
June 11
July 23
August 27
September 24

*April 16:  Havdalah PJ Party for families with young children, 3:30 pm in the Chapel


Services at 10:30 am in the Martin Meyer and/or Main Sanctuaries.

Congregation Emanu-El and Jewish Federation Align to
Transport Senior Congregants to Shabbat Services

Thanks to a partnership with the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, we offer transportation to monthly Shabbat services at no cost, and to evening High Holy Day services  and the Yizkor service at a minimal cost.  Congregation Emanu-El and the Federation share the cost of hiring transportation services through SilverRide.

Shabbat services are on Fridays at 6:00 pm, with a pre-Oneg at 5:30 pm.  Transportation will be offered the first week of the month.  The service is held in the Main Sanctuary on the following dates:

Dec. 4 - will include the installation of Cantor Aric Luck

Transportation will not be offered on the evening of New Year's day, but rather a week later

2016 dates:

Feb. 5

Mar. 4

Apr. 1

May 6

Jun  3

To arrange for a ride, please contact Julie Levine.







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