Special Events

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

Yohanan PlesnerA Conversation on the Aftermath of the 2015 Israeli Elections
Wednesday, June 10, 7:30 - 9:00 pm, Martin Meyer Sanctuary

Our Israel Action Committee and the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI) invite you to deepen your understanding of Israel by attending: A Conversation on the Aftermath of the 2015 Israeli Elections with IDI President, Yohanan Plesner
The IDI is a non-partisan think-and-do tank dedicated to strengthening the foundation of Israeli democracy. A 2009 Israel Prize recipient, IDI promotes political reform, democratic values, social cohesion, and solutions in the field of religion and state. 

Popular radio talk show host, author, professor and speaker, John F. Rothmann will serve as moderator. 


To be in touch with IDI, contact navehl11@gmail.com. The Congregation's Israel Action Committee sought this conversation in the spirit of our mission: to advance members' lifelong involvement in Judaism, engaging them in communal prayer (avodah), the study of sacred texts (Torah), and the performance of compassionate deeds (g'milut hasadim). 

If you have any questions about this gathering, you may reach out to Jennifer Goldstein, Community Engagement Professional, at jgoldstein@emanuelsf.org or 415.750.7548

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. 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 (learn more at www.yaelmelamed.com).

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 jgoldstein@emanuelsf.org or (415) 751-2541 x171


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