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Cooking for Congregants – September 1 2016 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – September 1 2016
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led bycongregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi. Together,up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need.All congregants are welcome to join. Please register.Questions? Contact Rebecca … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:00 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
 
Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 09-02-2016 6:00 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 09-02-2016
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children.First Friday of the month,6:00 pm in Guild Hall. Mediterranian Food will be provided.Event Signup
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 7:30 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Brown Bag Wednesdays 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Wednesdays
Sep 7 @ 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
Limonata and Learning, September 7, 2016 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, September 7, 2016
Sep 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Limonata and Learning, September 7, 2016
Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer for a special learning opportunity, Limonata and Learning, offered exclusively for our congregants in Marin. We will meet for happy hour at Book Passage in Corte Madera while discussing text from … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – September 8 2016 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – September 8 2016
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led bycongregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi. Together,up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need.All congregants are welcome to join. Please register.Questions? Contact Rebecca … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
YA Welcome Shabbat Reception (Foyer) 8:00 pm
YA Welcome Shabbat Reception (Foyer)
Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 
YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
Sep 9 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
 
Young Adult Late Shabbat Oneg (Guild Hall) 9:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat Oneg (Guild Hall)
Sep 9 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
 
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Sep 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
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At the Rabbi’s Table 12:00 pm
At the Rabbi’s Table
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
We're kicking off a monthly learning session with one of our Emanu-El Clergy during your lunch break downtown San Francisco. This month features Rabbi Jonathan Singer. Bring your own lunch, and our rabbi will bring the … Continued
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Sushi and Social Media with The Tribe for Women: September 2016 7:00 pm
Sushi and Social Media with The Tribe for Women: September 2016
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a night of delectable eats while we “roll” through the implications of social media in regard to the family and home. Come to share your thoughts, ideas, and kick back for a … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Access: Shabbat September 2016 7:30 pm
Access: Shabbat September 2016
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Congregation Emanu-El’s Young Adult Community’s Access: Shabbat offers young adult participants an intimate Shabbat dinner environment at a private residence of a young adult community member. A main dish will be provided, guests are asked … Continued
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Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors with Meals on Wheels Sept 18 2016 9:00 am
Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors with Meals on Wheels Sept 18 2016
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors with Meals on Wheels Sept 18 2016
The Economic Justice group is partnering with Meals on Wheels and bringing them to Temple Emanu-El. Congregant groups will deliver Disaster Preparedness Kits to home-bound seniors around the City. The kits are to be used … Continued
Interfaith Family Picnic – September 2016 10:00 am
Interfaith Family Picnic – September 2016
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Interfaith Family Picnic - September 2016
Are you interested in meeting other Emanu-El congregants and families who also identify as interfaith? Then join fellow interfaith members of Congregation Emanu-El for a family friendly picnic in the park.Bring your own blankets and … Continued
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Sep 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
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Yossi Klein Halevi: Israel & the American Jewish Community 7:00 pm
Yossi Klein Halevi: Israel & the American Jewish Community
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Yossi Klein Halevi: Israel & the American Jewish Community
Israel & the American Jewish Community: Working Together to Fulfill the Dream Featuring: Yossi Klein Halevi, author and Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Location: Congregation Emanu-El Check-in: … Continued
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Character Day 12:00 pm
Character Day
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Character Day
Bay area Filmmaker and Activist Tiffany Shlain’s newest project is called:  “Character Day.”On September 22, 2016 communities across the country (and the globe!) will be joining together to learn about and participate in Character Day.Our … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Sep 24 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Sep 24 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Minyan Including Bar Mitzvah of Alex Gamshad (MMS) 10:30 am
Park Playdates! September 2016 4:00 pm
Park Playdates! September 2016
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us once a month for a fun-filled park afternoon for families with children under 5. Each month we will rotate to a different park in the city for songs, art activities and Havdalah. Mark … Continued
Forgiveness in the Dark- A Night of Stories of Teshuvah (Forgiveness) 8:30 pm
Forgiveness in the Dark- A Night of Stories of Teshuvah (Forgiveness)
Sep 24 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Forgiveness in the Dark- A Night of Stories of Teshuvah (Forgiveness)Prepare for the High Holy Days with a Candlelit Selichot Service 8:30 pm Candlelit entrance9:00 pm Havdalah, Selichot service and storytellingNo One Pass or ticket required … Continued
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The Tribe: In the Ocean at Dawn 2016 5:00 am
The Tribe: In the Ocean at Dawn 2016
Sep 25 @ 5:00 am – 7:00 am
The High Holy Days are a time where we open ourselves up, looking deep inside our souls, to examine who we have been and who we want to be. Have we accomplished all we can, … Continued
Elul Mikvah and Breakfast: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group 9:30 am
Elul Mikvah and Breakfast: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Elul Mikvah and Breakfast: The Tribe for Women & Women's Group
Join Rabbi Mintz, Rabbi Fenves and women from Congregation Emanu-El’s Women’s Group and The Tribe for Women for a morning of spiritual exploration and preparation for the High Holy Days at Ocean Beach across from … Continued
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Raphael House Corporate and Community Monthly Chef Nights September 26 2016 3:30 pm
Raphael House Corporate and Community Monthly Chef Nights September 26 2016
Sep 26 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The mission of Raphael House is to help at-risk families achieve stable housing and financial independence while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity. We will be preparing and serving dinner to the residents at Raphael … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Wine + Shabbat 7:30 pm
Wine + Shabbat
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Come schmooze with fellow young adults at our swanky night of spirits and Shabbat. Import a potluck item – the host will reach out to you the week of the event to coordinate.Cost: $10 members; … Continued
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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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