The Congregation Emanu-El Women’s Group monthly get-togethers offer a combination of relationship development along with the creation of meaning and impact in the lives of participants. The women’s group spans all demographics of the Temple and meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Temple Chapel unless otherwise noted. Women’s Group events are “congregant” only and require registration at: www.emanuelsf.org/register. Questions? Contact Community Engagement Director, Sandy Rechtschaffen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Fertility? and Humor" with Rabbi Mintz
Celebrating the Diversity of our Personal Decisions
Wednesday, February 11, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Rinder Chapel
Be fruitful and multiply- Genesis 1:28 Is there a place for me at Emanu-El? What if I can’t have children? What if I do not have a partner? What if I do NOT want children? What if it’s too late? Join us for an evening of laughter and tears and we tackle infertility, choosing to not have children, miscarriage, pregnancy and menopause. Please bring a savory dish to share.
High Tea with Congregant Lisa Alexander and Cantor Barak
Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Rinder Chapel
Enjoy a "high tea" experience with the women of Congregation Emanu-El! Led by congregant and blogger, Lisa Alexander, we will sip, nosh, and schmooze as we explore the best places in the Bay Area to indulge our sweet tooth.
Passover Women's Potluck Seder
Wednesday, March 25, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
The biblical tale of slavery and redemption is replete with stories of magificanetly courageous women playing key roles in the savig and liberation of the Jewish people. With song, ritual, story, humor and prayer, join the women of Emanu-El to name what is, and to dream of - and work toward - what is yet to be.
Summer 2015 Women's Trip To Israel
Trip dates: April 16 - 26, 2015
When will you have the opportunity to celebrate Israel's Independence day in Israel, hike to the Ein Gedi oasis, and visit award-winning spas on the same vacation? Enjoy all these once-in-a-lifetime experiences with Rabbis Mintz and Singer and fellow Emanu-El Women of all ages! Don't delay! Planning is underway and the trip is filling up quickly. Now is the time to register. If you would like further information about the trip, please do not hesitate to contact Elyse Blatt.
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Social Justice Panel moderated by Rabbi Beth Singer
Wednesday, May 13, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Social justice and advocacy are among the central tenents of Reform Judaism. Come be inspired by our congregants work in repairing the world and get inspired to find what work is just right for you!
Yoga with Cantor Attie
Wednesday, June 3, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Yoga means "union" or "union with the divine." Come find out and experience the prophetic posture and yoga-like meditation techniques described in Jewish sources. Bring a yoga mat, a blanket or pillow for seated meditation. Chairs will be provided for those who are not comfortable sitting on the floor. Mark your calendar and save the date!
Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with a member of the clergy at a private home. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community. There is also an annual day-long Men's Group retreat in the late spring. All events are 9:30 am - 11:30 am unless otherwise noted. Men's Group events are "congregant" only and require registration at: www.emanuelsf.org/register
Thanks to a donation from a member of the Men’s Group, all gatherings are now offered for free.
Men's Group Gathering with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
Sunday, February 8, 9:30 am, Private Residence in San Francisco (provided upon registration)
Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner at a private home. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community.
Sunday, March 22, 9:30 am, Private Residence in San Francisco (provided upon registration)
Men's Group Gathering
Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with a clergy member at a private home. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community.
Save the date! Registration will be open soon.
Thursday, April 16, 7:00 pm, Home of Rabbi Jonathan Singer (provided upon registration)
Praise, Raise or Fold with Rabbi Jonathan
Join Rabbi Singer in his home for engaging study and discussion over a fun game. This event is offered to members of both The Tribe and Men's Group for an intergenerational evening filled with good times and great conversation!
Save the date! Registration will be open soon.
An active and committed group of Dads of Congregation Emanu-El ages 30-50 working on building community over time. The Tribe's areas of focus are deep discussions, community service and play. Tribe events are "congregant" only and require registration at: www.emanuelsf.org/register
An Evening of Zen with Rabbi Bauer
Tuesday, February 25, 7:30-10:00 pm, Temple Emanu-El Chapel
Rabbi Bauer will host the Tribe for an evening of calm and meditation. Let the stress of work, family and life melt away as Rabbi Bauer gently walks you through mindfulness exercises to focus on the present moment.
No-Host dinner in the neighborhood to follow. Registration required.
Wine Tasting with the Tribe
Wednesday, March 18, 7:30-9:30 pm, Private Residence, address received at time of registration
$25 per person
Join the Tribe for an exceptional dinner from 4505 Burgers & BBQ with a selection of fabulous wines from the 2011 Wine Spectator #1 Wine of the Year, Kosta Browne Winery, a small Sebastopol producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.This is an extraordinary opportunity to meet, speak, and drink with world renowned Michael Browne. Space is at a premium. Once registration fills up a waiting list will be created.
Mark your calendars and save the date for these upcoming events! Wednesday, April 29Saturday, May 10
Saturday, June 13