Front Porch (Registration Closing October 15)

Find community and meaning with Front Porch - Emanu-El's small group initiative where the sharing of everyone's thoughts, ideas, and inputs are not only welcome, but strengthen the group. 

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RefugeesResponse to the Refugee Crisis

Rabbi Ryan Bauer addressed the global refugee crisis in his Yom Kippur sermon, urging everyone to take action towards bringing relief to those people fleeing violence. Visit this page to learn more about how you can help now and in the coming weeks and months.

clergy, luck, rodichListen to your favorite Shabbat and High Holy Day Clergy sermons online!

sit togetherLet's Sit Together

Let's Sit Together is a new experience of One Shabbat. One Shabbat involves not only the service itself but also the interactions of people gathered together in the sanctuary. For those who are new to Emanu-El or would like to meet more fellow congregants, grab a sticker when you arrive and look for the specially marked area in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary  if you wish to sit with others.


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barak, party, cantor, rozCome celebrate our enchanted evening in honor of Cantor Roslyn Barak!

Sunday, October 18 
Congregation Emanu-El invites you to honor Cantor Roslyn Barak for her years of dedicated service to our community.
Learn more on how to attend!

Listen to Cantors Barak and Luck sing Eilu D’varim

statelessStateless, Film Screening  
Wednesday, October 14, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Martin Meyer Sanctuary

Join us in watching a special showing of Stateless, a compelling documentary about Jews emigrating from the former Soviet Union during the politically charged climate of the late 1980's. Learn more.


hunting groundOn-Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Educational Forum 
Thursday, October 15, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Martin Meyer Sanctuary

Join us for a presentation and Q&A session with Amalia Bob-Waksberg, Outreach Coordinator at Shalom Bayit. Founded in 1992, Shalom Bayit is the Bay Area's resource center for Jewish domestic violence prevention and response. The 1-hour educational version of the film, The Hunting Ground, will be shown to help facilitate a conversation about sexual assault on college campuses. 

In the film young female college students who have survived assault share their stories and their own grassroots campaign for change, after their universities ignored them.  Sexual assault can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or sexual orientation and every person and experience is different. Issues of consent, national statics, campus advocacy and false accusations will be touched upon.

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Lisa MillerThe Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving with Lisa Miller, Ph.D.
Sunday, October 18, 9:30 am, Martin Meyer Sanctuary

Come learn from Lisa Miller, Ph.D, about the power of spirituality in modern parenting. Dr. Miller is the author of the acclaimed book, The Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving and a professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University. 


ryan san francisco 49ersThe Faithful on NBC Bay Area 
Sunday, October 11, (after the Sunday Night Football game) on NBC

Stay tuned! Our own Rabbi Ryan Bauer will be the subject of the next The Faithful episode that will air at the conclusion of this Sunday night's football game. The Faithful is a documentary series by 49ers Studios that is for the fans because it is about the fans. The show takes fans on journeys into the lives of the greatest 49ers stories that were never told, until now!

rabbi jason rodichIsrael Action Committee's BDS Panel

Sunday, October 25, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Main Sanctuary

The Israel Action Committee invites you to join us for a panel discussing the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement as it relates to life on college campus and its affect in our own community. Rabbi Doug Kahn, Executive Director of JCRC; Dan Pine, Senior Writer at the J Weekly; Ollie Benn, Executive Director of San Francisco Hillel; and a student will share their perspectives on today's realities and how to combat this movement. 

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Friday 10/9

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

Saturday 10/10

10:30 am : Shabbat Morning Service - Main Sanctuary 
10:30 am 
Shabbat Morning Minyan - Martin Meyer Sanctuary

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Join Congregation Emanu-El's 2016 Trip to Israel!
The 2016 trip Itinerary is up!

June 22 - July 4
Highlights include guided tour of Neot Kedumim, the Bilbical Nature Reserve, hiking up Masada in time for sunrise, floating in the Dead Sea, traveling along the Jordan River Valley to the Upper Galilee, optional wine tasting at the Bahat winery, swimming in the Kinneret at the "Luna Park," exploring the mystical city of Zefat, including ancient synagues and Jewish Quarter, and so much more!

See photos from the 2013 Emanu-El Israel trip!


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