High Holy Days 2014/5775


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Safety

A note on safety during the High Holy Days

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

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

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

Open to the Community/Bring your friends to these services

Download and print the complete Schedule of Events  


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 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 – 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 clergy and musician Jonathan Bayer. 

CLASSIC SERVICE, 6:00 pm  
Main Sanctuary

Led by Rabbis Sydney Mintz and Ryan Bauer, sermon by Rabbi Jonathan Singer
Music features Cantor Roslyn Barak, the Emanu-El Choir and our organist, Rodney Gehrke.

CONTEMPORARY SERVICE, 8:30 pm
Main Sanctuary

Led by Rabbis Beth Singer and Carla Fenves, sermon by Rabbi Jonathan Singer
Music features Cantor Marsha Attie with musicians Eric Schoen, Jonathan Ferris Dick Bright, and Jerome Rossen. 


Rosh Hashanah - Thursday, September 25


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

CONTEMPORARY SERVICE, 11:45 am      
Main Sanctuary
Led by Rabbis Jonathan Singer and Sydney Mintz, sermon by Rabbi Ryan Bauer
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 Roslyn Barak
Open to the Community
, 2:00 pm
Home of Peace Chapel
1299 El Camino Real, Colma


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 Rabbi Jonathan Singer and musician Jonathan Bayer. 

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

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

YOM KIPPUR RETREAT
URJ Camp Newman, Santa Rosa


Yom Kippur - Saturday, October 4


CLASSIC SERVICE
, 9:00 am 
Main Sanctuary
Led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer, Sermon by Rabbi Beth Singer
Music features Cantor Roslyn Barak, the Emanu-El Choir and our organist, Rodney Gehrke.

CONTEMPORARY SERVICE, 11:45 am 
Main Sanctuary
Led by Rabbis Sydney Mintz and Ryan Bauer, sermon by Rabbi Beth Singer
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 Rabbi Beth Singer with sermon by Rabbi Jonathan Singer
Music features Cantor Roslyn Barak, the Emanu-El Choir and our organist, Rodney Gehrke.

CONTEMPORARY YIZKOR/NEILAH, 5:30 pm* 
Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Led by Rabbi Sydney Mintz with sermon by Rabbi Ryan Bauer
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:
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.

Sunday, September 28


Annual Memorial
Service, 2:00 pm
Open to the Community
Led by Rabbi Beth Singer and Cantor Roslyn Barak
Home of Peace Chapel   
1299 El Camino Real, Colma


Yom Kippur - Saturday, October 4

Taste of Tauber* Study Session, 10:00 am, Rinder Chapel
Open to the Community
with Emanu-El Scholar Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

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 Attie, and her accompanists.

Taste of Tauber* Study Session, Noon, Rinder Chapel
Open to the Community
with Senior Rabbi Emeritus Rabbi Stephen S. Pearce:
Religious Revolution: The Tension Between The Sacred and Change - Learn how rabbinic Judaism transformed biblical texts to create normative religion for both Judaism and Christianity.

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 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.

Further afternoon events to be announced


Sukkot Celebration - Wednesday, October 8  

Celebrate Sukkot with a festive outdoor service at 6:00 pm followed by a delicious dinner at 6:45 p.m. in the Martin Meyer Reception room.

Reservations are required for the dinner.


Simchat Torah - Thursday, October 16

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 dinner provided at 6:00 pm in the Guild Hall which will include pizza and pasta! Please register for dinner in advance.

Join us on Thursday morning for a special Simchat Torah service at 9:15 am, preceded by breakfast at 8:30 am.  This service will include Yizkor.


*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 with Children, Youth, and Teens


Childcare


PARKING

Shuttles will transport worshippers to the Temple from the lit and secured parking lot shared by the Jewish Community High School of the Bay and the Bureau of Jewish Education of San Francisco Library at 1835 Ellis Street at Pierce. 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 three 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.

If your relatives or guests live outside the SF Bay Area and do not belong to any congregation, you may purchase tickets for them online. Your guests must attend services with you or another member in order to use these tickets. Tickets are $150 per seat per service or $500 if all services are requested and must be paid at the time of request.

If your relatives or guests live in the San Francisco Bay Area, they must become members of Congregation Emanu-El to join you for High Holy Day services.

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 contact the High Holy Day office at hhd@emanuelsf.org no later than September 8 to make these arrangements.


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. If you are a member of Congregation Emanu-El, please sign up here to volunteer or email hhd@emanuelsf.org.

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


OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Swab A Cheek, Save A Life
Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Temple Courtyard

This year we will be running a bone marrow drive in conjunction with Gift of Life and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. For those suffering from blood cancers and genetic diseases, a bone marrow or stem cell transplant is their only hope for a cure.  

SERVICES FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND TEENS

Though we encourage teens to worship with their parents during services, if they leave the service they are welcome to wait for their parents in the Library, on the 4th floor. There they can read, chat with their friends, or watch a movie.

Young Children's Service, 10:00 am
Rosh Hashanah Day, Thursday, September 25 and
Yom Kippur Day, Saturday, October 4
Martin Meyer Sanctuary  
For families with children under age 5. Led by Emanu-El clergy, Cantor Marsha Attie, and her accompanists. Open to the Community

Older Children's Service, 2:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah Day, Thursday, September 25 and
Yom Kippur Day, Saturday, October 4
Main Sanctuary
For families with children ages 5 – 10. Led by Emanu-El clergy with musicians. Open to the Community

Teen-Led Service, 3:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah Day, Thursday, September 25 and
Yom Kippur Day, Saturday, October 4
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 Adolescent Education Ariana Estoque. Open to the Community

FAMILY SERVICE, 5:00 pm*
Erev Rosh Hashanah, September 24, and
Kol Nidre, October 3
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. 
*Due to space limitations, you must be a current Congregation Emanu-El member and have your One Pass with you to attend the 5:00pm 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, so please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.


 

 

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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


Open to the Community/Bring Your Friends

Selichot

Saturday, September 20

Rosh Hashanah 

Thursday, September 25
Young Children's Service  
Older Children's Service 
Teen-Led Service 

Tashlich

Thursday, September 25

Study Sessions

Taste of Tauber

Sunday, September 28

Annual Memorial Service, 2:00 pm
Open to the Community
Led by Rabbi Beth Singer and Cantor Barak
Home of Peace Chapel   
1299 El Camino Real, Colma

Yom Kippur Services 

Saturday, October 4
Young Children's Service  
Older Children's Service 
Teen-Led Service 


Contact

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Phone: (415) 751-2535
Fax: (415) 751-2511
mail@emanuelsf.org