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adventuretk We're hiring!

 Temple Emanu-El  Preschool is  thrilled to bring  you Adventure  TK,  a program  designed specifically for children who will be turning five in the fall of 2015. Kids will learn through experience, exploring the city's historical landmarks with a focus on Jewish culture and values.

We have two teacher positions open. Please review both job descriptions and if you meet the qualifications, we welcome you to apply!

Adventure TK Lead Teacher
Adventure TK Jewish Resource Teacher

surveymonkeyCongregation Emanu-El Adult Education Feedback Survey

We need your help! As part of the larger effort of Congregation Emanu-El listening to your needs, we have crafted the following survey about our Adult Education offerings. We would love to hear your honest feedback.

The results of this survey will help us craft the Adult Education schedule for the coming academic year. Your responses are completely confidential. The survey will only remain active for two weeks, closing on Friday, July 3. Thank you in advance!

Please take the survey



President's Corner

Read our membership renewal letter for 2015. Review the diagrams we added that provide a snapshot of our past year's operating revenue and expenses.

What's New

Visit our Events Calendar for a complete listing
of upcoming events and programs

Support your committment to Jewish life. It's Membership Renewal Time!
Check your mail for your membership packet or renew online now.  

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

Introductory Hebrew Grammar with Rabbi  Kushner

Tuesdays, June 23, July 7, July 21, and August 4, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Room 53, 5th Floor

Invigorate your study of Hebrew at a relaxed pace with a captivating master. Lawrence Kushner will lead four sessions of instruction, each spaced two weeks apart throughout the summer, providing an opportunity to absorb the language at a more languid summer's pace.

"This course changed the way I relate to torah....even the the most basic material opened a world of meaning hidden just beneath the surface of the letters."
- David Goldman, Executive Director, Congregation Emanu-El

In addition to being our resident scholar, Rabbi Kushner is also the author of The Book of Letters, in which he wrote about the Hebrew alphabet being more than just symbols. 


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 Milwakee 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 Congregation Emanu-El's 2016 Trip to Israel!
The 2016 trip Itinerary is up!

June 22 - July 4
Highlights include guided tour of Neot Kedumim, the Bilbical Nature Reserve, hiking up Masada in time for sunrise, floating in the Dead Sea, traveling along the Jordan River Valley to the Upper Galilee, optional wine tasting at the Bahat winery, swimming in the Kinneret at the "Luna Park," exploring the mystical city of Zefat, including ancient synagues and Jewish Quarter, and so much more!

See photos from the 2013 Emanu-El Israel trip!



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Worship at Emanu-El


Friday 7/3

6:00 pm : ONE SHABBAT - Main Sanctuary

Saturday 7/4

9:15 am : Torah Study – Library
10:30 am : Shabbat Morning Minyan - Martin Meyer Sanctuary

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