Young adults are the future of our Congregation, adding an essential, refreshing vitality and contributing new, forward thinking perspectives. Congregation Emanu-El leads the nation in original, cutting edge programming for those in their 20s and 30s.

Young Adults

The Late Shabbat

Join us on the second Friday of each month at 8:30 pm for Late Shabbat.  If you are new to our community, come meet new people at a Welcome Reception at 8:00 pm.

So Who Are We?

As part of Congregation Emanu-El, the Young Adult Community seeks to cultivate an inclusive Jewish home in the San Francisco Bay Area where young adults in their 20s and 30s can build a robust community, develop meaningful relationships, and deepen their Jewish identity through spiritual, educational, social, and service-oriented programming.

Generation Emanu-El (aka Gen E) is a group that seeks to foster an open and supportive atmosphere for Jewish Bay Area adults in their mid30s and 40s. We are also committed to providing a spiritual, educational, and social life reflecting the diversity, talents and interests of this community.

Enjoy Jewish life with peers through Congregation Emanu-El’s social and networking activities, cultural experiences, lively worship services, creative education programs, and unique holiday celebrations.

The cornerstone of our Young Adult Community is the Late Shabbat worship service. The reception following Late Shabbat is an ideal place for newcomers to meet other young adults as well as for members to connect and deepen their ties to community.

Congregation-based community organizing and social justice work draw the enthusiasm of many young adults. These experiences deepen understanding of and commitment to civic engagement and Jewish practice, and help develop skills that will be invaluable throughout life and career paths.


Want to learn more about our events?
Join our email newsletter here or click on the above activities button.
If you have any questions and want to learn more about how to get involved with our community, please contact our Young Adult Community Engagement Professional, Monica Pevzner by email at, or you can call her at (415) 751-2541 x124. 


© 2015 Congregation Emanu-El 2 Lake Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: (415) 751-2535
Fax: (415) 751-2511