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Cooking for Congregants – August 2, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – August 2, 2018
Aug 2 @ 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 five volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Aug 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Under Five Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
Under Five Service (MMS)
Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-08-03 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-08-03
Aug 3 @ 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children.First Friday of the month, 6:15 p.m in Guild Hall. Mediterranean food will be provided.Adult Members- $20.00, Children ages 3-10- $10.00, Non-member Adults- $24.00.Event Signup
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Aug 4 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
CANCELED: Shabbat Morning Yoga Flow 10:00 am
CANCELED: Shabbat Morning Yoga Flow
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a Saturday morning Shabbat flow. Lauren Hammond will be leading a rejuvenating vinyasa flow for yogis of all levels. Whether your new to yoga, or an experienced yogi, come sweat it out … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Tobias Zuercher (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Tobias Zuercher (MMS)
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Shabbat service with bar mitzvah of Tobias Zuercher. 
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Aug 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Mahjong (chap) 1:30 pm
Mahjong (chap)
Aug 7 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – August 9, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – August 9, 2018
Aug 9 @ 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 five volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Aug 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Mahjong (chap) 6:00 pm
Mahjong (chap)
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Aug 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Annual Camping Trip: The Tribe for Men – August 2018 3:00 pm
Annual Camping Trip: The Tribe for Men – August 2018
Aug 17 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 10:00 am
Annual Camping Trip: The Tribe for Men - August 2018 @ Bort Meadow in Anthony Chabot Park
Join the Tribe’s fourth annual camping trip!Rabbi Bauer and Cantor Luck welcome you to our annual tribe camping trip where our Emanu-El kids (3+ recommended) enjoy nature with one another and their dads.*This summer our queso, guitar … Continued
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Men’s Group with Rabbi Jonathan- August 19, 2018 9:30 am
Men’s Group with Rabbi Jonathan- August 19, 2018
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group with Rabbi Jonathan- August 19, 2018 @ Private Residence- address provided after registration
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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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Aug 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Mahjong (chap) 1:30 pm
Mahjong (chap)
Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – August 23, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – August 23, 2018
Aug 23 @ 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 five volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Emanu-El Welcome Back Shabbat and Dinner 2018 5:30 pm
Emanu-El Welcome Back Shabbat and Dinner 2018
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bring a friend to come experience Shabbat at Emanu-El! Meet the clergy and catch-up with fellow congregants while enjoying a BBQ dinner in our courtyard. We are looking forward to kicking off another great year of spiritual … Continued
Emanu-El Welcome Back Shabbat and Dinner 2018 5:30 pm
Emanu-El Welcome Back Shabbat and Dinner 2018
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bring a friend to come experience Shabbat at Emanu-El! Meet the clergy and catch-up with fellow congregants while enjoying a BBQ dinner in our courtyard. We are looking forward to kicking off another great year of spiritual … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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August Got Shabbat? 10:15 am
August Got Shabbat?
Aug 25 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Families with young children Birth to 5 years old are invited to come to Got Shabbat? with Mimi Greisman, Early Childhood and Family Educator. We celebrate Shabbat with family and friends. Activities will include a Torah Parade, … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Benjamin Thier (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Benjamin Thier (MMS)
Aug 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Side by Side August 2018 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side August 2018 Session
Aug 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side August 2018 Session
When registering below, please indicate that you will not be attending and register your child as your guest. Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with … Continued
Mahjong (chap) 6:00 pm
Mahjong (chap)
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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History

History

When intrepid Jews journeyed around the Horn or overland in 1848 as part of the migration west, little did they imagine that they would be helping to found one of the most dynamic Jewish communities in America. San Francisco—the city that sparked the imagination of a nation—is the home of Northern California’s landmark temple, Congregation Emanu-El. Officially established in 1850, our congregation has over 2,100 households, many of whom have been involved with the congregation since its founding.  We are the oldest congregation west of the Mississippi.

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Dedicated in April 1926, the magnificent building at Lake Street and Arguello Boulevard is the third site of this congregation. Designed primarily by Arthur Brown, Jr. (designer of the War Memorial Opera House, the Hoover Library at Stanford and, with two others, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge) the building was influenced by the Haggia Sophia in Istanbul. From the exterior of the dome (150 feet) to the four-manual Skinner organ to the nine-foot high jewel box which is the Ark itself, the Main Sanctuary is a place of dignity, power and peace. In 1927, the American Institute of Architects selected Temple Emanu-El as the finest piece of architecture in Northern California. The Awards Committee honored it as, “a glorious building… beautifully planned and modeled… realizing to the highest degree the expression of its religious character.”

It is not only our buildings that stand as a beacon of Reform Judaism in our community. Our lay leaders, clergy, and members have always been leaders in our community’s religious, civic, business, and social life as well. Our congregation’s commitment to helping the secular community began as far back as 1849 – 1850. The Eureka Benevolent Society, which in a few years became the largest Jewish organization in the West (Jewish Family and Children’s Services), was formed by many who became active at Temple Emanu-El. The first two presidents of Emanu-El were local officeholders and Jews were part of California State government, serving in the State Assembly, on the State Supreme Court, and in other key positions.

In 1859, Emanu-El congregants raised nearly $3700 on behalf of persecuted Moroccan Jews. This set a precedent for congregational involvement in support of Jews around the world that is continued to this day. Commitment to our local community is evidenced through our renewed mission statement and is exemplified by our members, our community service projects, and our community partnership projects funded through the Emanu-El Community Service Fund.

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