Contact & Visit Emanu-El

Address & Telephone
Congregation Emanu-El
2 Lake Street (at the corner of Lake and Arguello)
San Francisco, CA 94118
Telephone: (415) 751-2535
FAX: (415) 751-2511
[email protected]

Office Hours
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Offices close at 4:30 pm on Friday in observance of Shabbat.

Getting Here

The Temple is served by Muni bus lines 1, 2, and 33, which are very close, and by bus line 38, a few blocks away. Bus lines 1, 2 and 33 stop at California and Arguello, and bus line 38 stops at Geary and Arguello. Street parking is available near the temple.


We are happy to show our Temple. We have 10-minute drop-in tours if a staff member is available, but this cannot be guaranteed. If no staff member is available, we invite you to call us to arrange for a brief tour or to accompany a larger group on an already scheduled tour.

Bikkur Cholim – Visiting the Sick

Congregation Emanu-El’s clergy rely on our members to inform us when a congregant is ill or in need of a visit.  Please know that hospitals do not inform us when congregants are admitted.  If you know of a member who would appreciate a call or visit from our clergy or chaplain, please call Ariana Estoque, Director of Member Experience at (415) 750-7552 or write to [email protected]. The Bay Area Jewish Healing Center is available to help those who are unaffiliated.

Reaching the Temple When Phones Are Not Working

In the event our phone lines go down: If you have an emergency regarding a death in the family or a life-threatening illness, please call 925.232.2100 to reach a member of the clergy. 

For Preschool: (415) 933-0122
Fax line (can also receive voice calls): (415) 751-2511