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!

November 2015



Friday 11/06

6:00 pm : Shabbat Service - Main Sanctuary
6:00 pm : Family Shabbat Service - Martin Meyer Sanctuary
7:00 pm Simchat Shabbat Dinner - Guild Hall




Saturday 11/07

9:15 am : Torah Study - Room 53
10:15 am
 : Got Shabbat - Chapel
10:30 am : Shabbat Morning Minyan - Martin Meyer Sanctuary


Friday 11/13

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


Saturday 11/14

9:15  am Torah Study - Room 53
10:30 am : Shabbat Morning Service - Main Sanctuary
10:30 am : Shabbat Morning Minyan - Martin Meyer Sanctuary

Friday 11/20

6:00 pm : Shabbat Service (with Daniel Matt) - Martin Meyer Sanctuary


Saturday 11/21

9:15 am : Torah Study - Room 53
am : Shabbat Morning Minyan -  Martin Meyer Sanctuary
10:30 am : Shabbat Morning Service -  Main Sanctuary

Friday 11/27

6:00 pm : Shabbat Service - Martin Meyer Sanctuary


Saturday 11/28 

9:15  am Torah Study - Room 53
10:30 am 
: Shabbat Morning Service - Main Sanctuary            

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. 

IMPORTANT!  There will be no Family Service  on December 4. Instead, please join us for Cantor Arik Luck's installation at 6:00 pm in the Main Sanctuary with a pre-oneg at 5:30 pm. Families are encouraged to bring their children. At the start of the service children will be encouraged to sing a Shabbat song. There will also be a family area with snacks in Martin Meyer Reception so that parents can take their children in and out of the service when they need to. There will be no Simchat Shabbat dinner on December 4; please plan to join us on Friday, December 11 for the Chanukah dinner and festivities.

Please register for Dec. 11 Chanukah Dinner (deadline is Dec. 10, Noon). 

 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:


November 7
December 12


January 23
February 27
March 26
April 23
May 28
June 25
July 23
August 27
September 24

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

2016 dates:

Feb. 5

Mar. 4

Apr. 1

May 6

Jun  3

To arrange for a ride, please contact Director of Membership Services Terry Kraus at (415) 750-7552.







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