High Holy Days 2014/5775


Quick Links

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

Child Care

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

Download the Complete Schedule of Events (coming soon)


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 child care 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 child care 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 Emanu-El clergy and musicians. 

CLASSIC SERVICE, 6:00 pm  
Main Sanctuary

Music features Cantor Roslyn Barak, the Emanu-El Choir and our organist, Rodney Gehrke.

CONTEMPORARY SERVICE, 8:30 pm
Main Sanctuary

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
Music features Cantor Roslyn Barak, the Emanu-El Choir and our organist, Rodney Gehrke.

CONTEMPORARY SERVICE, 11:45 am      
Main Sanctuary
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 Barak
Open to the Community
, 2:00 pm
Home of Peace Chapel
1299 El Camino Real, Colma

Music features Cantor Roslyn Barak, the Emanu-El Choir and our organist, Rodney Gehrke. 


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 Emanu-El clergy and musicians. 

CLASSIC SERVICE, 6:00 pm 
Main Sanctuary
Music features Cantor Roslyn Barak, the Emanu-El Choir and our organist, Rodney Gehrke.

CONTEMPORARY SERVICE, 8:30 pm 
Main Sanctuary
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
Music features Cantor Roslyn Barak, the Emanu-El Choir and our organist, Rodney Gehrke.

CONTEMPORARY SERVICE, 11:45 am 
Main Sanctuary
Music features Cantor Marsha Attie with musicians Eric Schoen, Jonathan Ferris and Dick Bright.

CLASSIC YIZKOR/NEILAH, 5:30 pm 
Main Sanctuary
Music features Cantor Roslyn Barak, the Emanu-El Choir and our organist, Rodney Gehrke.

CONTEMPORARY YIZKOR/NEILAH, 5:30 pm* 
Martin Meyer Sanctuary
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

Contact

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Phone: (415) 751-2535
Fax: (415) 751-2511
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