Small Group

Meet other congregants at these week day opportunities at the Temple!

Cooking for Congregants  

Stories of Your Life   


Mah Jongg  

Bridge Club  


Cooking For Congregants 

The first and second Thursday of each month from 9:00 am - 11:00 am, unless otherwise noted, Emanu-El Kitchen
January 7 & 14
February 4 & 11
March 3 & 10
April 7 & 14
May 5 & 12

Participate in this mitzvah led by congregant and former restaurant owner, Gail Laghi. Gail has volunteered to run a two-hour cooking session with up to ten congregant volunteers to make meals for congregants in need, either facing a recent illness, death, or birth. All congregants are welcome to join. Menu, ingredients, and storage containers are provided. Questions? Contact Jennifer Goldstein at (415) 751-2541 x 171 or


The Stories of Your Life: A Guided Autobiography and Life Review Writing Group

Occuring monthly on Mondays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, unless otherwise noted, Congregation Emanu-El
December 7    March 7   June 6
January 11      April 4 
February 15     May 2

Join our ongoing group of adult peers to explore, share and preserve your unique life in writing. Get to know yourself and others better.The stories are more important than the writing, so don't worry about skill level. Past topics have included: Turning Points, Your Relationship with Money, Pleasant Surprises and more. The writing is done at home and shared in class in a safe and structured way. Our friendly group welcomes newcomers. Facilitated by fellow congregant, Nancy Alpert, LCSW. To register, contact Jennifer Goldstein at (415) 751-2541 x 171 or New participants are always welcome!

Monday Afternoons except on Federal holidays


12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5th floor
No charge; Drop in

Do you love Scrabble and the challenge of putting letters together to form words?
Join the Temple’s Scrabble Group and play a rousing game or two. Perfect your word skills and expand your social circle. Bring a Scrabble set (optional) along with your enthusiasm and a love of words. All ages and experience levels are invited. For more information, contact Terry at or (415) 751-2541 x111. 

Weekly Tuesdays
Mah Jongg
6:30 – 9:00 pmRinder Chapel
No charge; Drop in

Enjoy playing Mah Jongg? Come and join us! Arrive by 6:30 if you have any questions. Play goes by 7:00 pm and lasts till 9:00 pm. Open to players at all levels from beginners to expert, but they must be able to play as there will be no teaching at this time. For more information, contact Terry at or (415) 751-2541 x111.

Weekly Tuesdays  

Bridge Club - Lessons and Game - resumes Tuesday, Sept. 2

10:00 am – 12 noon; Rinder Chapel
Members $11; Friends of members $16

If you are more than a beginner, you are welcome to join this very popular and lively group for duplicate style bridge. Play while improving your game. No partner needed. Deborah Murphy is the instructor. For more information, contact Terry at or (415) 751-2541 x111


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Phone: (415) 751-2535
Fax: (415) 751-2511