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Kol Nidre – Office closes at 1:00 pm 8:30 am
Kol Nidre – Office closes at 1:00 pm
Oct 8 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
 
2019 KN Family Service Ushering 4:30 pm
2019 KN Family Service Ushering
Oct 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
Kol Nidre Family Service 5:00 pm
Kol Nidre Family Service
Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
2019 KN Classic Service Ushering 5:15 pm
2019 KN Classic Service Ushering
Oct 8 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
HHD 2019 KN Sr. Transp 6:00 pm
HHD 2019 KN Sr. Transp
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Transportation Assistance for Seniors in San Francisco on High Holy Days In partnership with the Jewish Community Federation, Congregation Emanu-El is again offering to subsidize half of the cost of transportation for elderly and disabled … Continued
Kol Nidre Early Service 6:00 pm
Kol Nidre Early Service
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
2019 KN Cont. Svc. Ushering 7:45 pm
2019 KN Cont. Svc. Ushering
Oct 8 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
Kol Nidre Late Service 8:30 pm
Kol Nidre Late Service
Oct 8 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
 
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Office closed for Yom Kippur
2019 YK Classic Service Ushering 8:15 am
2019 YK Classic Service Ushering
Oct 9 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
HHD 2019 YK Study Session I 10:00 am
HHD 2019 YK Study Session I
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
2019 YK Cont. Svc. Ushering 10:45 am
2019 YK Cont. Svc. Ushering
Oct 9 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
HHD 2019 YK Study Session II 11:30 am
HHD 2019 YK Study Session II
Oct 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
 
HHD 2019 YK Panel Discussion 1:00 pm
HHD 2019 YK Panel Discussion
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
HHD 2019 – Refection in Redwoods 2:00 pm
HHD 2019 – Refection in Redwoods
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
 
HHD 2019 YK Afternoon Service 2:30 pm
HHD 2019 YK Afternoon Service
Oct 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
 
2019 YK Comm. Svc. led by Teens 3:30 pm
2019 YK Comm. Svc. led by Teens
Oct 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
 
2019 YK Guided Meditation 4:00 pm
2019 YK Guided Meditation
Oct 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
HHD 2019 – YK Healing Service 4:00 pm
HHD 2019 – YK Healing Service
Oct 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
2019 Yizkor Classic Service Ushering 4:45 pm
2019 Yizkor Classic Service Ushering
Oct 9 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
2019 Yizkor Contemporary Service Ushering 4:45 pm
2019 Yizkor Contemporary Service Ushering
Oct 9 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
HHD 2019 Yizkor Sr. Trans. 5:30 pm
HHD 2019 Yizkor Sr. Trans.
Oct 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Transportation Assistance for Seniors in San Francisco on High Holy Days In partnership with the Jewish Community Federation, Congregation Emanu-El is again offering to subsidize half of the cost of transportation for elderly and disabled … Continued
Yizkor Service 5:30 pm
Yizkor Service
Oct 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
 
30s and 40s Yom Kippur Break the Fast 2019 6:30 pm
30s and 40s Yom Kippur Break the Fast 2019
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Come join the Emanu-El 30s and 40s community for our annual break-the-fast as we mark the end of Yom Kippur. Whether or not you fast or go to services, come and connect with your community … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Oct 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Men’s Group – October 27, 2019 9:30 am
Men’s Group – October 27, 2019
Oct 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - October 27, 2019 @ Private Residence
Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with a member of the clergy at a private home. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community. This … Continued
One Shabbat service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat service (MMS)
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Late Shabbat Meditation (Chapel) 7:30 pm
Late Shabbat Meditation (Chapel)
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
Oct 11 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
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Sukkot Celebration Service & Dinner 2019 5:00 pm
Sukkot Celebration Service & Dinner 2019
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Celebrate Sukkot at Temple Emanu-El with a festive outdoor service in the courtyard at 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 13, 2019, followed by Mediterranean dinner.Please feel free to bring your own bottle of wine.Reservations are … Continued
Sukkot Celebration Service & Dinner 2019 5:00 pm
Sukkot Celebration Service & Dinner 2019
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Celebrate Sukkot at Temple Emanu-El with a festive service in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary at 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 13, 2019 followed by a Mediterranean dinner under the Sukkah (Courtyard).Please feel free to bring … Continued
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Office Closed – Sukkot
Office Closed – Sukkot
Oct 14 all-day
 
Sukkot Festival Service and Breakfast 9:00 am
Sukkot Festival Service and Breakfast
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Join us on the first morning of Sukkot for the festival service beginning at 9:00 am in the chapel. Following the service, you are invited to stay for a delicious breakfast and freshly brewed coffee … Continued
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Sukkot Dinner 2019: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group 7:00 pm
Sukkot Dinner 2019: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come join us for our annual Women's Group and Tribe for Women dinner in the sukkah for a night of women, discussion, and wine. We will be outside so remember to dress warmly!Please register, and bring … Continued
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Side by Side October 2019 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side October 2019 Session
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – Dec 10 @ 11:30 am
Side by Side October 2019 Session
Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with their parent or caregiver by their side. Our Side by Side program is rich in Jewish … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat service (MMS)
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Special Sukkot Israeli Dinner with Chef Aliza 7:15 pm
Special Sukkot Israeli Dinner with Chef Aliza
Oct 18 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
One Shabbat Service, plus Oneg  Friday, October 18  6:00 pm Special Speaker, Aliza Grayevsky Somekh of Bishulim SF, followed by experiential dinner and wine event (registration required)  A Journey Through the Threads That Weave Israeli … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Oct 19 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Isaac Wayne) Main Sanctuary 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Leah Lashinsky) MMS 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Leah Lashinsky) MMS
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Young Families Havdalah in Rabbi Fenves’ Sukkah 5:00 pm
Young Families Havdalah in Rabbi Fenves’ Sukkah
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Please join us for a special Havdalah in Rabbi Fenves' Sukkah for young families with children ages 5 and under! Address will be provided after registration.Event Signup
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Yizkor service and breakfast 9:30 am
Yizkor service and breakfast
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Sukkot Yizkor service with Senior Rabbi Beth Singer begins at 9:30 am in the Chapel. Bagels and coffee to follow after the service.
Simchat Torah Dinner & Celebration 2019 5:00 pm
Simchat Torah Dinner & Celebration 2019
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us as we mark the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings and the beginning of a new cycle! This joyful and festive occasion includes dinner, dancing and singing with the Torah … Continued
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Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Oct 22 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Young Adult Volunteer Night at the SF-Marin Food Bank 6:00 pm
Young Adult Volunteer Night at the SF-Marin Food Bank
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join members of the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El for an evening volunteering with the SF-Marin Food Bank. Volunteers will help sort and package produce for families in the greater San Francisco community. This … Continued
God Wrestling with Rabbi Jonathan Singer 6:30 pm
God Wrestling with Rabbi Jonathan Singer
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
God Wrestling with Rabbi Jonathan Singer Tuesdays, October 22, 29, November 5  6:30-8:30 pm  How we talked and continue to talk about the Holy from the very beginning to today. We will look at challenging texts, touch … Continued
Raising A Jewish Mensch with Rabbi Pearce 6:30 pm
Raising A Jewish Mensch with Rabbi Pearce
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Raising a Jewish Mensch – A Scaffolding for Independence and Responsibility taught by Taube Scholar, Senior Rabbi Emeritus Stephen Pearce Tuesdays, October 22, 29, November 5, 2019—6:30-8:30pmUtilizing both rabbinic education and a doctorate in psychology, Rabbi … Continued
Intro to Judaism – Fall 2019 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – Fall 2019
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Emanu-El clergy to learn about the breadth and wonder of Jewish tradition. This class is a pathway for the adult learner who wishes to discover or deepen Jewish knowledge, non-Jews who are marrying a … Continued
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Limonata and Learning, October 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, October 23, 2019
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join a member of our clergy for a special" no host" learning opportunity, Limonata and Learning, offered exclusively for our congregants in Marin. We will meet for happy hour at Book Passage in Corte Madera … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – October 24, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – October 24, 2019
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led by congregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi, and congregant and chef Sari Swig. Together, up to four volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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Men’s Group – October 27, 2019 9:30 am
Men’s Group – October 27, 2019
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - October 27, 2019 @ Private Residence
Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with a member of the clergy at a private home. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community. This … Continued
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Emanu-El NEXT Town Hall 6:30 pm
Emanu-El NEXT Town Hall
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a congregation Town Hall Come together as a community and learn about exciting plans for Emanu-El’s future. Monday, October 28 6:30-8:30 pm Martin Meyer SanctuaryEvent Signup
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Chuppah and Beyond Fall 2019 7:15 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Fall 2019
Oct 30 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Six Wednesdays, 7:15 – 9:15 pmAre you an engaged or newly married couple? Then this series is meant for you. The Chuppah and Beyond program will help you build and strengthen the foundational tools for a successful, happy lifelong … Continued
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2020 Emanu-El Trip to Israel

2020 Emanu-El Trip to Israel

The 2020 Emanu-El Trip to Israel will be led by Rabbi Carla Fenves. Below is the current itinerary. You can visit Makor Educational Journeys to learn more. To register, please visit here.

Saturday, June 20, 2020
DEPARTURE
  • Departure from the United States.
Overnight: In flight
Day 1
Sunday, June 21, 2020
ARRIVAL AND WELCOME TO ISRAEL
  • Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport, with assistance by a Makor Educational Journeys representative.
  • Proceed to Tel Aviv.
  • Check in to the hotel.
  • Beverages and a sweet snack upon arrival.
Overnight: InterContinental David Hotel, Tel Aviv
Day 2
Monday, June 22, 2020
TEL AVIV VIBES
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Begin your exploration of Tel Aviv, the “Big Orange,” in its historic center, known as “Little Tel Aviv.” View a large wall mosaic by artist and author Nachum Guttman and a scale model of Tel Aviv as it first began to develop.
  • The Roots of the First Hebrew City, a guided walk using music, art and literature through Neve Zedek, one of the first neighborhoods outside Jaffa, home to early Zionist cultural icons and today an eclectic fashion and food destination.
  • Lunch on own, Tel Aviv style, in one of the open-air cafes that line the streets.
  • Visit Independence Hall, site of the signing of Israel’s Declaration of Independence, with a program that traces the story of the State of Israel from 1948.
  • Dance/movement workshop at and with instructors from Mayumana, a multicultural troupe, whose performances combine musical instruments, rhythm and visual effects into a unique humoristic language.
  • Rest of the afternoon, dinner and evening on own.
Overnight: InterContinental David Hotel, Tel Aviv
Day 3
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
ANCIENT AND MODERN INGENUITY
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Travel to Rehovot.
  • Guided visit in the Ayalon Institute, a pre-state clandestine munitions factory, for a glimpse into the ingenuity and creativity of Israel’s pre-state armed forces.
  • Continue to Hadera.
  • Visit Technoda, which provides science and technology education for thousands of youth from the entire central region of Israel.  Enjoy hands-on activities that employ modern Israeli and international inventions for teaching disadvantaged and immigrant children.
  • Lunch on own in the Caesarea Port.
  • Proceed to the remains of the Ancient Roman Aqueduct, just north of the city, and then walk through the waters of Mei Kedem, a restored stretch that was part of the Roman and Byzantine water system.
  • Continue to the hotel.
  • Check in and relax at the pool.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Nof Ginnosar
Day 4
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
NORTHERN EXPOSURES
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Drive to Kiryat Shemona.
  • Ride the Manara cable car to the highest point on the cliff and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the area, including Lebanon, the Western Galilee and the Golan.
  • After a geopolitical overlook from atop the Manara cliff, drive along the Israel-Lebanon
  • Nature walk through the Tel Dan Reserve, along the Dan River, concluding at Tel Dan itself, one of Israel’s most significant Biblical sites.
  • Lunch on own in Kiryat Shemona.
  • Guided tour through the mystical city of Safed: walk the narrow alleyways; peek into ancient synagogues; visit the Artist Colony; hear the stories of the 16th-century rabbis of Safed, who breathed new life into the Jewish people after the expulsion from Spain in 1492 and who are credited by many with igniting the first flames of passion for a return to the Land of Israel.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Nof Ginnosar
Day 5
Thursday, June 25, 2020
PASSAGES
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • B’nai Mitzvah ceremony at an ancient synagogue in the Galilee or Golan.
  • Festive BBQ and “cooking competition” with musical entertainment at the Baba Yona ranch.
    • Wine tasting for adults
  • Proceed on a “water walk” in Nahal HaKibbutzim, part of Eretz HaMayanot (Land of the Springs).
  • Continue to Jerusalem through the Great Rift Valley.
  • Stop at Mount Scopus, overlooking Jerusalem, for an introduction to the city and an opportunity to recite the traditional Shehecheyanu prayer upon arrival in Jerusalem.
  • Check in to the hotel.
  • Dinner and evening on own.
Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Day 6
Friday, June 26, 2020
LAYERS OF JERUSALEM
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Adults: Meeting with speaker on “Religion and State in Israel.
  • Youth: Ramparts Walk from Jaffa Gate to Dung Gate.
  • All: Guided visit through the City of David, with Bible in hand, exploring the origins of Jerusalem, guided in part by the B’nai Mitzvah students, concluding with a water walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel.
  • Time for reflection at the Western Wall.
  • Travel to downtown Jerusalem for exploration and lunch on own in Machane Yehuda market or along one of the pedestrian malls as Jerusalemites prepare for Shabbat.
  • Shabbat candle lighting.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat at a local progressive synagogue in or near Jerusalem.
  • Festive Shabbat dinner at the hotel or home hospitality.
Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Day 7
Saturday, June 27, 2020
A JERUSALEM SHABBAT
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Morning at leisure or time for services.
  • An Historic Weave of Jerusalem – Guided walk through the Quarters of Jerusalem, exploring the multiethnic weave of the city from rooftop views within the Jewish Quarter, viewing archaeological remains that date back 3000 years to the days of the First Temple, the Nea Church, the Biblical and Hasmonean remains in the open Cardo, and the Broad Wall; include a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Christian Quarter and conclude at the Austrian Hospice on the edge of the Muslim Quarter.
  • Lunch on own in the Old City.
  • Optional: Visit the unique collections of the Israel Museum, including renowned international and Israeli art and Judaica collections; the Billy Rose Sculpture Garden; the Shrine of the Book,home to the exceptional archaeological finds of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Second Temple Period model that recreates Jerusalem in 66 CE.
  • Havdallah.
  • Dinner and evening on own.
Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Day 8
Sunday, June 28, 2020
THE DEAD SEA BASIN
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Proceed to the Dead Sea.
  • Ascend Masada via cable car for a guided visit through the site and an exploration of the symbolism and questions that arise from the Masada story and their implications for Jewish life today.
  • Ride the cable car down and continue to Ein Bokek for an opportunity to float in the Dead Sea and swim in the hotel pool, followed by lunch.
  • Hike up to and cool off in the refreshing pools and waterfalls of Nahal David (David’s Stream) in the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, a unique ecosystem of springs, waterfalls and pools surrounded by lush greenery in a desolate desert setting.
  • Proceed to Eretz Beresheet.
  • Mount camels and travel a short distance to the “Tent of Avraham Avinu” at Eretz Beresheetfor an explanation and demonstration of ancient Biblical hospitality customs, many of which are preserved today in traditional Bedouin life.
  • Return to Jerusalem.
  • Dinner and evening on own.
Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Day 9
Monday, June 29, 2020
MEMORIAL AND MEMORY SPACES
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Guided visit through Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Center, the Jewish national memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, including:
    • The Avenue of the Righteous
    • The Holocaust History Museum
    • The Children’s Memorial
    • Parallel programming for children under 10/11
    • Special concluding ceremony
  • Lunch on own.
  • Ride to Beit Guvrin National Park and participate in an active archaeological dig at Tel Maresha (Beit Guvrin), while exploring caves carved out by human hands some 2,300 years ago.
  • Dinner and evening on own.
Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Day 10
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Morning hike along the Sataf Springs that water the agricultural terraces, reminders of a Judean way of life that dates back thousands of years.
  • Additional activity (time-permitting)
  • Return to city for lunch on own.
  • Sum-up this week’s Israel journey by “Mapping the Journey” with Kol HaOt educators, who impart Jewish values, texts and history through a creative synthesis of the visual and performing arts.
  • Afternoon for leisure and last-minute shopping.
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Farewell dinner at a Jerusalem (or Tel Aviv) restaurant.
  • Depart for Ben Gurion Airport for late-night flight home.
Overnight: In flight
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
ARRIVAL BACK HOME

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