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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April 20 - Music at Meyer

Monsieur Debussy, Damien Luce, piano

Don't miss the US debut of Monsieur Debussy, an intimate dive into the life of this enigmatic composer including a monologue built from the rich correspondence of Debussy interspersed with piano music. In the manner of musical salons of old, Claude Debussy welcomes an audience and tells you about his music, war, disease, his daughter and more, while performing his piano compositions. The congenial, interactive atmosphere invites you to enter the mind of Debussy, and discover his world.

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stosh cotlerONE SHABBAT Speaker Stosh Cotler  

Friday, April 24, 6:00 pm, Martin Meyer Sanctuary

Stosh Cotler is the Chief Executive Officer of Bend the Arc. The Jewish Daily Forward featured Ms. Cotler in the publication's 14 Jewish Women To Watch in 2014 and again in the annual Forward 50 list of American Jews who have had the most impact on the national conversation.   

Read more about Stosh Cotler. 

Plan ahead for the Summer 2016 Congregational Trip To Israel

Sunday, April 26, 11:30 am, Chapel

Looking for a journey of a lifetime? Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer for a preliminary discussion and gathering for next summer's congregational summer trip to Israel. Adventures and meaningful one-of-a-kind experiences guaranteed. 

flying falafel Come celebrate at lunchtime - Israel's 67 years of Independence

Sunday April 26, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm, Temple

On Sunday, April 26, we will celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel Independence Day. Please register to be included in the festivities which will include not only music but traditional Israeli lunch fare from Flying Falafel.


rivaaelyonInterfaith Hike on Angel Island

Saturday, May 2, 9:15 am
Join us as we explore the trails around Camp Reynolds on Angel Island and enjoy breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay. Angel Island is a California State Park and wildlife preserve, and is also one of the finest historical sites in the Bay Area, and includes military garrisons and compounds from every major war dating back to the U.S. Civil War. 

Meet at Pier 41 at 9:15 am where you will receive your ticket for the 9:45 am ferry. Return at your leisure at 12:35 PM, 3:20 pm, or 4:30 pm. The ticket includes the round-trip ferry as well as entry to Angel Island. 

Registration required for the special group rate:
Adults (age 12+) $16
Age 5-11 and seniors age 65+ $9.50 
No refunds will be given after 4/29

Contact Julia Bergman with questions at


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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Friday 4/17

6:00 pm : Shabbat Service - Martin Meyer Sanctuary

Saturday 4/18

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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