What is Community?
In our mobile society, we often live far from extended family and longtime friends, and busy lives make it difficult to connect with people in our neighborhood and even our Temple community.
We are pleased to offer lay-led groups that create smaller, more intimate communities within the larger Temple with the support of Temple staff.
5773 - The Year to Connect!
Here are opportunities to connect in small groups:
Emanu-El in the Neighborhood
Host a potluck Shabbat or Havdalah gathering.
Youth and Family Education
Join with other Youth and Family Education families outside of Temple for playdates, Jewish celebrations and more.
Participate in a monthly Shabbat dinner group at a restaurant or a congregant's home.
Families with Young Children (newborn to age 5)
Make deeper connections with other families experiencing the joys and challenges of raising small children.
Connect with congregants from your part of the country (where you were born, where you attended college, etc.)
Study a topic of your choice in a home, office, or other convenient location with friends, led by a Jewish educator in our new Tauber Kevah Program. More information here.
Individuals in their 50s and 60s
Shabbat dinners, hikes, urban events, discussions, holiday get-togethers… these are some of the activities this group shares each month.
Network and socialize with other single-parent families.
Congregants who are 65+
Join this group for a monthly mix of varied activities.
Meets once a month to view and discuss a selected movie.
Click here to fill out an application to join a small group
Questions? Contact Community Engagement Director Sandy Rechtschaffen at (415) 751-2541 x 177 or email@example.com