All concerts are Monday nights at 7:30 pm in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary of Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake Street, San Francisco

Concert series at Temple Emanu-El  January - June 2015

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Emperor Norton B&WPut On Your Best Hat for Emperor Norton Day at the Cemetery!

Special Plaque to Be Laid in the Emperor's Honor

Sunday, May 3, 2:00 pm, Home of Peace Cemetery, 1299 El Camino Real, Colma

Emperor Norton, a beloved 19th century San Francisco Jewish eccentric, died in 1880 but was not given a Jewish funeral or burial. He attended services every Saturday at Congregation Emanu-El.

In 1979, our congregant John Rothmann portrayed the emperor at the Court of Historical Review where it was determined that the Emperor should indeed have had a Jewish burial. Join us as we right this historical wrong and lay a plaque in his honor at the Home of Peace Cemetery.

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MOR-EnsembleMay 18

Music of Remembrance
Mina Miller, Artistic Director and pianist

Music of Remembrance (MOR) fills a unique cultural role throughout the world by commemorating the Holocaust through music, with concert performances, educational programs, recordings and commissions of new works.

MOR makes its San Francisco debut with After Life, a bold new MOR-commissioned opera by Tom Cipullo that reunites Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein, who meet posthumously to argue about art and life in an impassioned debate over the artist’s responsibilities in times of war. This not-to-be-missed evening also features the California premiere of Jake Heggie’s Farewell, Auschwitz, in addition to Holocaust-era works by Robert Dauber and David Beigelman.

Learn more at This concert is dedicated to the memory of Emmy and Ludwig Altman, and is sponsored in part by the Ludwig Altman Fund of Congregation Emanu-El.

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Tikkun-ShavuotTikkun Leil Shavuot
Saturday, May 23
8:30 pm - Midnight

Come participate in a Tikkun - an evening of learning in conjunction with Congregation Sherith Israel, SF Jewish Community Center, and Congregation Beth Shalom. Our evening will begin with a beautiful Havdalah and dancing at Sherith Israel lead by our own Cantor Marsha Attie and Sherith Israel's Rabbi, Julie Saxe-Taller. 

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Worship at Emanu-El


Friday 5/1

6:00 pm : Shabbat Service - Main Sanctuary

Saturday 5/2

9:15 am : Torah Study – Library
9:15 am
 : A Mystical Torah with Rabbi Kushner – Room 53
10:30 am : Shabbat Morning Minyan - Martin Meyer Sanctuary

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