Community Corner

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Our very own Rabbi Sydney Mintz will be part of a post-film panel discussion at the Castro Theater on July 24 at 12:15 pm. Heather Booth: Changing the World is part of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. Learn more about this film and panel discussion here!

Single Jewish Moms Free Screenings

For a second year, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival offers single Jewish Moms with free childcare and free admission to select matinee screenings at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco.

These screening are free for Single Jewish Moms, with free childcare at nearby Eureka Valley Arts (4400 20th Street, San Francisco)! If you qualify, please retrieve your complimentary tickets at Will Call preceding the screening (coffee and bagels provided on the Mezzanine before Saturday screenings). To book tickets and to learn more visit the SFJFF website here.

RSVPs and questions can be addressed to


Hiring Our Heroes with the SF Giants

For the third year in a row, JCRC is co-sponsoring a Hiring Our Heroes job fair with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. This year we are happy to announce that we will once again be partnering with the San Francisco Giants!

The event, which will have a special focus on the tech sector, will take place in the morning on Thursday, August 17 at AT&T Park in San Francisco. As in prior years, we need help recruiting employers and getting the word out to veterans, and we will also need 6-8 volunteers for the event itself—all volunteers will receive a free ticket to that night’s Giants game!

JCRC will be hosting a planning call for the event on Wednesday, July 12th at 12:00 pm. If you are interested in learning more, message JCRC Development Manager Michael Benesch at

Welcome to Congregation Emanu-El

Congregation Emanu-El’s renowned clergy, dedicated board and welcoming staff serve our congregants and provide an open, responsive, nourishing environment in which to personalize discovery of the three pillars of Jewish life: Worship, Learning, and Community.

Congregation Emanu-El
2 Lake Street (at the corner of Lake and Arguello)
San Francisco, CA 94118
Telephone: (415) 751-2535

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Host an Event at Emanu-El

Our rabbis and cantor are available to officiate at weddings of Jewish couples and interfaith couples. Interfaith couples must agree to meet the Temple’s criteria for interfaith marriages.

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