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Tot Shabbat – (5/6/2022) 5:00 pm
Tot Shabbat – (5/6/2022)
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
First Fridays Tot Shabbat is back!Tot Shabbat, our hangout and Shabbat service for kids 6 and under resumes May 6! ALL kids 6 and under & their adults and older siblings are welcome, free of … Continued
Israeli Independence Day Shabbat Service – (5/6/2022) 6:00 pm
Israeli Independence Day Shabbat Service – (5/6/2022)
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for an Israeli Independence Day Shabbat Service and Celebration this Friday, May 6th at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer, Cantors Arik Luck and Marsha Attie, and special guest Israeli musician, Shimon Smith. … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (5/7/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (5/7/2022)
May 7 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Shabbat Morning Service – Leah Mordehai (Main) 9:15 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Leah Mordehai (Main)
May 7 @ 9:15 am – 10:45 am
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Services in our Main Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: Service will be … Continued
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (5/7/22) 10:00 am
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (5/7/22)
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A Zoom seminar – " The Spiritual Teachings of the Sefat Emet".Text: The Language of Truth, trans. & ed. Arthur Green (Jewish Publication Society).Available in paperback on AmazonThe Sefat Emet is the pinnacle of Hasidic … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Maxwell Ginsburg (Meyer) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Maxwell Ginsburg (Meyer)
May 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Services in our Martin Meyer Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: Service will … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Sadie Franklin (Main) 11:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Sadie Franklin (Main)
May 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Services in our Main Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: Service will be … Continued
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Ukraine Update with Former CIA Official, Rob Dannenberg 7:00 pm
Ukraine Update with Former CIA Official, Rob Dannenberg
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Israel Action Committee presents: Ukraine: A discussion of Putin’s Strategic Intent and StrategyWith former CIA Official to Russia/Eurasia, Robert Dannenberg Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 pm PTRob is an independent consultant on geopolitical and … Continued
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Shabbat Service with Guest Joe Goldman from HIAS 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service with Guest Joe Goldman from HIAS
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, May 13th at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Sydney Mintz and Cantors Marsha Attie and Arik Luck.Guest Speaker Joe Goldman, Community Engagement Director at HIAS, will … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (5/14/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (5/14/2022)
May 14 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Shabbat Morning Service – Blooma Shlain Goldberg (Main) 9:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Blooma Shlain Goldberg (Main)
May 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Services in our Main Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: Service will be … Continued
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (5/14/22) 10:00 am
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (5/14/22)
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A Zoom seminar – " The Spiritual Teachings of the Sefat Emet".Text: The Language of Truth, trans. & ed. Arthur Green (Jewish Publication Society).Available in paperback on AmazonThe Sefat Emet is the pinnacle of Hasidic … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Arthur Cohn (Main) 11:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Arthur Cohn (Main)
May 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Services in our Main Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: Service will be … Continued
CEEP Art Auction and Benefit 2022 7:00 pm
CEEP Art Auction and Benefit 2022
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
CEEP Art Auction and Benefit 2022
CEEP Art Auction and Benefit | Join us for a Spanish-themed evening! Thank you for supporting Congregation Emanu-El Preschool! We look forward to seeing you in the courtyard of Congregation Emanu-El on May 14th at 7 pm for … Continued
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Congregant Security Training 5:00 pm
Congregant Security Training
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Congregant security training with our partners, the Jewish Community Federation and Secure Community Network (SCN).Emanu-El takes a proactive approach to security. Part of this approach has been to provide regular training to our own staff. We … Continued
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173rd (Virtual) Annual Meeting 5:00 pm
173rd (Virtual) Annual Meeting
May 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for our 173rd (Virtual) Annual Meeting to hear our leadership deliver a "state of the congregation," vote on nominees to our Board of Directors, and reflect on where we've been in the past year, … Continued
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Lag Ba’Omer Singalong 6:00 pm
Lag Ba’Omer Singalong
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bring your musical instruments and gather with us outdoors for our annual Lag Ba’Omer kumzitz singalong with rabbis‘ teachings and storytelling.Event Signup
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (5/21/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (5/21/2022)
May 21 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (5/21/22) 10:00 am
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (5/21/22)
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A Zoom seminar – " The Spiritual Teachings of the Sefat Emet".Text: The Language of Truth, trans. & ed. Arthur Green (Jewish Publication Society).Available in paperback on AmazonThe Sefat Emet is the pinnacle of Hasidic … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Yedidyah Luck 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Yedidyah Luck
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join Rachel and Cantor Arik Luck in the Main Sanctuary at 10:30 am on May 21, 2022, as they celebrate Yedidyah Luck becoming a Bar Mitzvah!RSVP is required for in-person attendance.This event will also be … Continued
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Shabbat Service – (5/27/2022) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service – (5/27/2022)
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, May 27th at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Arik Luck.To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (5/28/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (5/28/2022)
May 28 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Shabbat Morning Service – Chloe and Madison Gensler (Main) 9:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Chloe and Madison Gensler (Main)
May 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Services in our Main Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: Service will be … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Rowan Blumenthal (Meyer) 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Rowan Blumenthal (Meyer)
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Services in our Martin Meyer Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: Service will … Continued
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (5/28/22) 10:00 am
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (5/28/22)
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A Zoom seminar – " The Spiritual Teachings of the Sefat Emet".Text: The Language of Truth, trans. & ed. Arthur Green (Jewish Publication Society).Available in paperback on AmazonThe Sefat Emet is the pinnacle of Hasidic … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Ari Hirson (Main) 11:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Ari Hirson (Main)
May 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Services in our Main Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: Service will be … 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 and interfaith couples of all genders. 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

Read guest comments on Project Wedding and Yelp.

“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!”

– G & G


“Thank you again for all the wonderful assistance and support throughout the planning and execution of the forum. I was very impressed by the proactive and attentive support provided by your team, including the tech and maintenance staff.Thanks again!”

– A.L.

Read all of our wedding reviews on our Temple Emanu-El Storefront at WeddingWire
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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.”
 
Read all about their wondrous journey culminating in their gorgeous wedding!
 

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