Special Events

Join us for one-of-a kind opportunities to connect and engage with your fellow congregants! 

Save the Date: Giants Jewish Heritage Night

Monday, July 27, 7:15pm
Seals Plaza (arrive in time to pick up your ticket at the Box Office)
Congregant Cost: $30 - on sale now
General Cost: $40 - can be purchased starting June 29

Join Emanu-El and the wider Bay Area Jewish community at the annual Giants Jewish Heritage Night! Your Special Event Package includes a seat in one of the Jewish Heritage sections (View Reserved Infield, 317), for the game versus the Milwaukee Brewers, a limited-edition Jewish-themed Giants item, and admission to the Jewish Heritage Night party from 5:00 - 7:00 pm prior to the game!

Congregants register here

Non Members register here

Join Team Emanu-El for the 2015 San Francisco AIDS Walk

Sunday, July 19, 10:00 am, Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park

Since 1987, AIDS Walk San Francisco has raised $84 million for HIV programs and services in the Bay Area, and has grown into the largest AIDS fundraising event in Northern California. In 2015, AIDS Walk San Francisco will benefit Project Inform and dozens of other organizations that work to stop new infections and support people living with HIV/AIDS.

Can’t walk? Consider supporting an Emanu-El team walker with a donation!

Register today to join our team

The Chuppah and Beyond: The Relationship Education Series for Couples in a Jewish Context

Thursdays, August 6 - September 10, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Are you an engaged or newly married couple? Then this series is meant for you. The Chuppah and Beyond helps participants cultivate the foundational tools for a successful life together while simultaneously building a community of peers. Emanu-El clergy co-facilitate each class along with Yael Melamed, psychotherapist and relationship expert.

Topics covered:

  • Assessing the challenges of communication
  • Develop skills for conflict resolution 
  • Financial Planning
  • Maintaining intimacy
  • Lessons from a successful marriage

$150 per congregant couple; $200 per non-congregant couple.


Questions? Contact Jennifer Goldstein at (415) 751-2541 x171

We are excited to offer a brand new, optional addition to our Chuppah series on Interfaith Couples: Joining Two Traditions on Thursday, September 17, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Chapel. Led by Rabbi Mychal Copeland, Executive Director of Interfaith Family.  More details below.

Marcia FalkDessert and Havdalah with Opportunities for Study and Reflection Through Various Modes and Service

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.

7:00 pm Dessert
7:30 pm Havdalah
7:45 pm T’shuvah Poetry writing workshop
9:00 pm Selichot service

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. The discussion will focus on how you can navigate weddings, raising children, relationships with in-laws, and harmonious holidays while living with multiple identities in your home. 

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

While this gathering is an optional add-on to The Chuppah and Beyond, couples who did not take the course are also welcome to attend.



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