Special Events

Join us for one-of-a kind opportunities to connect and engage with your fellow congregants! 

Wedding RingsThe Chuppah and Beyond: Spring 2016

Thursdays, February 11 - March 17,  7:00  9:00 pm
Location: Chapel

Are you an engaged or newly married couple? Then this series is meant for you. The Chuppah and Beyond helps participants cultivate the foundational tools for a successful life together while simultaneously building a community of peers. Emanu-El co-facilitates each class along with Yael Melamed, psychotherapist and relationship expert.  

Topics covered:

Assessing the challenges of communication
Develop skills for conflict resolution
Financial Planning
Maintaining intimacy
Lessons from a successful marriage

Cost is $150 congregant couple/$200 non-congregant couple


The Chuppah and Beyond and InterfaithFamily

March 31, 7:00 pm, Chapel

Are you part of an interfaith or intercultural couple? Join us to explore how religion, spirituality, and heritage fits within your relationship. This session offers a safe environment to discuss options for weddings, raising kids, managing relationships with in-laws, and living in harmony with multiple identities in your home. 

This session is open to all engaged, newly married or committed couples who identify as interfaith. Led by Rabbi Mychal Copeland, Director of InterfaithFamily/Bay Area. 

  Please register. 

Challah with Donny FriendChallah Baking with Donny Friend

February 19, 3:45 pm, Emanu-El Kitchen

Donny Friend, President of Congregation Emanu-El, invites fellow congregants to bake challah with him in preparation for the Sabbath. Learn Donny's easy recipe and provide challah for the 6:00 pm One Shabbat service!

Register to attend by emailing: 
Jennifer Goldstein 

Havdalah with Rabbi Mintz New Congregant Welcome Havdalah

 Saturday, March 19, 6:30 pm
 Location: Home of Caroline and Larry Werbhoff

 Are you new to Emanu-El? Join us for Havdalah at the home of Caroline Kahn-Werboff and Larry Werboff. Please register for this special evening welcoming all new congregants who have joined Emanu-El since September 2015. Spend an evening getting to know clergy, staff, and other new congregants as we celebrate the end of Shabbat. Wine and light refreshments will be provided. 
This evening is generously hosted by congregants Caroline Kahn-Werboff and Larry Werboff in Seacliff. 

Register today.

Questions? Contact Community Engagement Director, Sandy Rechtschaffen

beach in HagbahLimonata and Learning in Marin

February 24, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, Book Passage, Corte Madera

Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer for a special learning opportunity, Limonata and Learning, offered exclusively for our congregants in Marin. We will meet for happy hour at Book Passage in Corte Madera while discussing text from the Torah. Please register so we know to expect you.


rami efrati Securing a dangerous world - the impact of Israel cyber-security

 Thursday, March 3, 7:00 pm
 Location: Martin Meyer Sanctuary

 Please join us for an evening "fireside chat" with Rami Efrati, an expert and a noted speaker on cyber-security. Rami will present the history of Israel's cyber-security infrastructure, its economic value, geo-strategic importance and implications for war and peace. 
Rami is founder and CEO of Firmitas Cyber Defense Technology Solutions for Critical Infrastructure. Prior to his current position, he founded the Israel National Cyber Bureau in the Prime Minister's Office and commanded numerous prestigious positions in the Military Intelligence Division of the Israel Defense Forces.

David J. Blumberg, founder and managing partner of Blumberg Capital, a global, early-stage venture capital firm, and an Emanu-El congregant will moderate the conversation and Q&A. 

Please register



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