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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
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Nov 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Rita Semel to be honored with Be a Mensch award (Main Sanctuary) 5:45 pm
Rita Semel to be honored with Be a Mensch award (Main Sanctuary)
Nov 1 @ 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Rita Semel to be honored with Be a Mensch award (Main Sanctuary)
Be witness to Rita Semel as she’s honored with a Be a Mensch award from Steve Geiger of the Mensch International Foundation at this evening’s One Shabbat Service. Steve will also speak about Prime Minister … Continued
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-11-01 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-11-01
Nov 1 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children.  First Friday of the month, 6:15 p.m. in Guild Hall. Thai food will be provided.Adult Members – $24.00, Children Members ages 11-17 – $24.00, Non-member Adults – $28.00, Non-member Children … Continued
LifeStream Shabbat Dinner 2019-11-01 7:15 pm
LifeStream Shabbat Dinner 2019-11-01
Nov 1 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
LifeStream Luncheon ticket for November 1 Event Signup
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Europe Trip 2020 with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – INFO SESSION (Board room) 12:30 pm
Europe Trip 2020 with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – INFO SESSION (Board room)
Nov 3 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Europe Trip 2020 with Rabbi Jonathan Singer - INFO SESSION (Board room) @ Congregation Emanu-El
Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer for an information session about the trip he’s leading to Eastern Europe (trip dates: June 11-22, 2020).  
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Wise Aging Morning Group (Library) 9:45 am
Wise Aging Morning Group (Library)
Nov 6 @ 9:45 am – 11:45 am
 
Brown Bag November 2019 12:00 pm
Brown Bag November 2019
Nov 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join Congregation Emanu-El clergy for Brown Bag Wednesdays. On the first Wednesday of each month, bring your brown bag lunch to the temple library for engaging spiritual and cultural discussions.  Noon – 1:00 pm.Event Signup
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Nov 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat service (MMS)
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
20th Anniversary Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
20th Anniversary Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS)
Nov 8 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
20th Anniversary Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS)
Late Shabbat is turning 20! After two decades of building Jewish community amongst 20- and 30-year-olds in the Bay Area, we invite the entire Emanu-El community and Late Shabbat-ers past and present to come together … Continued
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Volunteer with Friends of the Urban Forest – November 9 2019 9:00 am
Volunteer with Friends of the Urban Forest – November 9 2019
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Did you know that local nonprofit, Friends of the Urban Forest, has planted almost half of the trees in San Francisco? Get ready to get your hands dirty and volunteer with the young adult community … Continued
Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Nov 9 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Nov 9 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Eric Mittelman) MMS 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Eric Mittelman) MMS
Nov 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Julianne Grossman) Main 10:30 am
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Men’s Group – November 10, 2019 9:30 am
Men’s Group – November 10, 2019
Nov 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - November 10, 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
Kristallnacht – Mitzvah Project Performance 2:00 pm
Kristallnacht – Mitzvah Project Performance
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Mitzvah Project Annual Kristallnacht CommemorationSunday, November 102:00 – 4:00pm, Martin Meyer SanctuaryTemple Emanu-El is proud to present The Mitzvah Project, an engrossing one-person play and lecture, created and performed by Roger Grunwald. The Mitzvah … Continued
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Congregation Emanu-El is closed today
Congregation Emanu-El is closed today
Nov 11 all-day
Congregation Emanu-El is closed today
Congregation Emanu-El was notified by the folks at Pacific, Gas, and Electric (PG&E) that we will not have power to our synagogue today, November 11th from 9am to 5pm. This outage will be effecting 800 … Continued
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Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Nov 12 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
USF Basketball Coach: A Basketball Journey with Jewish Roots 7:00 pm
USF Basketball Coach: A Basketball Journey with Jewish Roots
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come join us to hear Todd Golden, head men’s basketball coach of the University of San Francisco (USF) Dons and the second youngest division I college coach in the country. Todd has a unique perspective as … Continued
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Tribe for Women Pre-Salon with Integrity First for America 6:00 pm
Tribe for Women Pre-Salon with Integrity First for America
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join fellow members of Tribe for Women for a special Pre-Salon with Integrity First for America (IFA) on November 13 at 6pm! We will be joined by Amy Spitalnick, Roberta Kaplan, and Karen Dunn from … Continued
The Charlottesville Case: Opposing White Nationalism 7:00 pm
The Charlottesville Case: Opposing White Nationalism
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Do you want to do something about white nationalist violence?Once in a generation, a case comes along that can change history. On Wednesday, November 13, Congregation Emanu-El is honored to be hosting Integrity First for … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Nov 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat service (MMS)
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
November 2019 YFE Family Shabbat Dinner 7:00 pm
November 2019 YFE Family Shabbat Dinner
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for our first YFE Family Shabbat Dinner on November 15!  We recognize how vital it is for families to have the opportunity to connect with each other during this pivotal time in their … Continued
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2019 Annual Meeting (MMS) 9:30 am
2019 Annual Meeting (MMS)
Nov 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Emanu-El’s 170th Annual MeetingOur 170th Annual Meeting will feature:Vote for five new directors, Robert Blum, Alia Gorkin, Julie Levine, Robert Newman, Matt Van Horn, and reelect current directors for additional terms, Barrett Cohn and Treasurer … Continued
Unity Group – Beyond Us vs. Them 1:30 pm
Unity Group – Beyond Us vs. Them
Nov 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Unity Group - Beyond Us vs. Them
Sunday, November 17 1:30 – 3:45 pm African American Art & Culture Complex 762 Fulton Street San Francisco, CA 94102 Join the San Francisco Black Jewish Unity Group for a film screening and conversation about … Continued
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Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Nov 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
KOLEINU: Sing for Shalom – Now more than Ever 7:00 pm
KOLEINU: Sing for Shalom – Now more than Ever
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
KOLEINU* Sing for ShalomNow More Than Ever Tuesday, November 19, 20197:00 PM | Martin Meyer Sanctuary | Congregation Emanu-El Peace. We hear it in our prayers. We long for it. We sing about it. Now, more than ever. In … Continued
Make ’em Laugh: Comic Songs from Stage and Screen 7:00 pm
Make ’em Laugh: Comic Songs from Stage and Screen
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Make 'em Laugh: Great Comic Songs From the Stage and Screen, taught by Bonnie WeissNovember 19; December 3, 10 17 from 7:00 -9:00pmIn this 4-part series, we'll explore the development and proliferation of the tunes … Continued
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Advocacy and SF Homelessness: Opportunities for Change 7:00 pm
Advocacy and SF Homelessness: Opportunities for Change
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for an evening of conversation with Dr. Joshua Bamberger, Associate Director of the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, focused on how advocacy plays a key role in addressing homelessness in San Francisco. … Continued
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Office Closed – Thanksgiving
The Tribe for Men: TURKEY BOWL VIII 8:00 am
The Tribe for Men: TURKEY BOWL VIII
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
THIS IS TURKEY BOWL IX Gentlemen, I’m once again proud to host the tradition of our Thanksgiving morning football game! We’ve built up quite a tradition together – what started as a few guys tossing around a … Continued
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Nov 30 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Nov 30 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Young Adults Volunteer Day with St. Anthony’s November 2019 9:15 am
Young Adults Volunteer Day with St. Anthony’s November 2019
Nov 30 @ 9:15 am – 1:45 pm
Do you enjoy being active, making an impact, and meeting new people? Join the Young Adult Community of Congregation Emanuel for a volunteer day in the St. Anthony's Dining Room!Spots are limited, so sign-up today!The … Continued
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At Congregation Emanu-El, we strive to make each wedding an authentic reflection of your Jewish faith and commitment to each other. We welcome all denominations of Jewish faith in the sacred spaces of our Main and Martin Meyer Sanctuaries. All couples meet with the rabbi or cantor of their choice, discussing the ceremony and meaning behind the building of a Jewish home.

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.

The criteria are:

  1. That the couple plan to have a Jewish home and, if they have children, the children be raised as Jews;
  2. That they enroll in an introduction to Judaism class, preferably the one offered by Congregation Emanu-El.
  3. That they join a synagogue.

Our clergy do not co-officiate with clergy of another religion.

Our Main Sanctuary is used by the whole community for a variety of events including wedding receptions, concerts, lectures, conferences and meetings. Its soaring interior is capped by the Temple’s magnificent and famous dome. Soft light is cast by the black-and-gold chandeliers and two stunning stained glass windows that glow on either side of the room.

Adjoining the Main Sanctuary is the Martin Meyer Sanctuary. Popular for wedding ceremonies, musical events and lectures, this space has a state-of-the-art sound system, a theatrical lighting system, and highly acclaimed acoustics. Whatever event we organize, we’ll make it a memorable experience each time.

To learn more about our available event venues, please contact Svetlana Leykin at (415) 751-2541 x 123


It is customary to make a contribution in a couple’s honor, such as to the Temple’s Lifecycle Fund.

Recommended as one of the Bay Area’s top 100 reception facilities by Here Comes the Guide

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“We can’t thank you enough for helping to make our wedding so spectacular. You and your team helped us immensely in putting together an event that we will remember for the rest of our lives. Thank you again and again and again for everything!”

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“When Robert Soriano first met Christina Arroyo at a Late Shabbat service at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco in 2003, he used such a lame pickup line (by his own admission) that it fizzled right there.”
 
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