Front Porch is Emanu-El's small group initiative that facilitates small group gatherings in congregant homes. Participants will enrich their Jewish knowledge and competence and create deep social ties.

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(Registration open through September 30 only!)

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!

Registration for Youth, Family Education and Adolescent Education is open!

Enroll online today. 

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.

energy starYes! Our temple has earned EPA's Energy Star certification! What does this mean?  Learn more!



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Religious School Is Back!

Religious School resumes Sunday, September 20th for the Sunday program and Wednesday, September 30th for the Wednesday program. Please visit our calendar here for more details.

Join Emanu-El by September 4 so you can attend the High Holy Days!

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Marcia FalkReturn Again: Poetry Writing Workshop on Teshuvah with Esteemed Poet Marcia Falk
Saturday, September 5, 7:00 pm

Marcia Falk, noted poet, painter and Judaic scholar will be speaking about her book The Days Between: Blessings, Poems, and Directions of the Heart for the Jewish High Holiday Season, and discussing new ways of looking at Selichot. This event is cosponsored by Chochmat HaLev.

7:30 pm Havdalah
7:45 pm Teshuvah poetry writing workshop
9:00 pm Selichot service


high holy days general publicHigh Holy Days Services & Events Open to the Community
Selichot, Hashanah, Yom Kippur, we welcome you to join us! 

Review our High Holy Days calendar


rivaaelyonInterfaith Couples - Joining Two Traditions

Thursday, September 17, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Chapel

Are you part of an interfaith or intercultural couple? With other couples and the director of InterfaithFamily, explore how to fit religion, spirituality, and heritage in your relationship. This opportunity promises to offer a supportive environment to discuss interfaith/intercultural options for your future. 

Open to all engaged or newly married couples who identify as interfaith. Led by Rabbi Mychal Copeland, Director of InterfaithFamily/Bay Area



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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Worship at Emanu-El


Friday 9/04

6:00 pm : Classic Shabbat Service - Main Sanctuary
6:00 pm : Family Shabbat Service - Martin Meyer Sanctuary

Saturday 9/05

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

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