Join us  for  Passover! 
The 19th Annual San Francisco Multicultural Freedom Seder - March 31
First Night Shabbat Service - April 3
Passover Seder Matching - April 3
Passover Morning Festival Service -
April 4
Three Passover Second Night Seders - April 4

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Shabbat Learning

Saturdays, 9:15 - 10:15 am

Weekly Torah Study with Clergy, Temple Library 
 A Mystical Torah: Readings from Classical Kabbalistic & Hasidic Sources on the Weekly Portion

with Rabbi Kushner, Room 53

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Music at Meyer is Back!
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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Temple Chronicle

The latest classes, events, and much more, in PDF.

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of upcoming events and programs

Important Clergy Search Announcement

Read Board President Donny Friend's letter to the congregation with news about the clergy search.

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Music at Meyer Concert Series!  

Mirror Visions Ensemble
Monday, March 30

Vira Slywotzky, soprano
Scott Murphree, tenor
Jesse Blumberg, baritone


The Mirror Visions Ensemble sings its way to far-flung destinations, real and imaginary. Travel songs by Barber, Berlioz, Blangini, Duparc, Haydn, Poulenc and Hugo Wolf share the ride with commissions by Christopher Berg, Tom Cipullo, Deborah Fischer Teason and Scott Wheeler, as well as Gilda Lyons' "Great Barrier Reef." The poetry of Baudelaire, Joyce and Metastasio is featured, as well as the correspondence of Paul Bourget, Henry James and Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Led by Artistic Director and co-founder Tobé Malawista, the ensemble has commissioned more than 80 vocal chamber music works from 18 composers.

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a tribute to my teacher, rabbi krinskyFirst Night Shabbat Service
Friday, April 3, 5:00 pm, Rinder Chapel

Rabbi Jonathan Singer will lead a short Shabbat Service during which the Kaddish list will be read.
Note that there will be no Family Service or Classic Service at 6:00 pm.
The Simchat Shabbat dinner will return in May.


a tribute to my teacher, rabbi krinskyThree Passover Second Night Seders
Saturday, April 4, Congregation Emanu-El

Congregational Seder
5:00 pm, Guild Hall
The Congregational Seder Service will be led by Temple Emanu-El Clergy at 5:00 pm and followed by a family style Passover dinner. Once dinner is served, childcare will be available for children 1-8 years of age. Congregants of all ages and their guests are welcome. Registration deadline: March 25 

A Night of Questions Seder
5:30 pm, Martin Meyer Reception
This seder is for those who want a chance to join in a seder of discussion, song, questions and engagement. The seder is welcoming to adults and older youth who want a full seder experience. Registration deadline: March 25

Young Adult Seder
6:00 pm, Main Sanctuary Foyer
Join with other young adults in our community for a special seder experience in the Main Sanctuary Foyer. Space is limited and priority is given to Emanu-El members. Non-members can register beginning March 25th. Registration deadline: April 2

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a tribute to my teacher, rabbi krinskyPassover Morning Festival Service
Saturday, April 4, 10:30 am, followed by Passover brunch, Martin Meyer Sanctuary

Join us for a peaceful and reflective time of prayer and song, including special festival music sung by Cantor Barak, and a special Torah reading to reflect this "zman cheyruteynu" (season of our liberation). 


a tribute to my teacher, rabbi krinsky An Afternoon of Yiddish Song and  Poetry

 Songs of a Beggar, A Song Cycle
 Sunday, April 12, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, Martin Meyer Reception

Based on Rabbi Edward Zerin's book, A Tribute to my Teacher Rabbi Simon Krinsky, with music composed by Dr. Michael Isaacson. Performed by Cantor Roslyn Barak and accompanied by Ronny Michael Greenberg. Reception to follow. 




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Friday 3/27

6:00 pm : Worship Service - Martin Meyer Sanctuary  

Saturday 3/28

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

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