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Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Under Five Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
Under Five Service (MMS)
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-06-01 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-06-01
Jun 1 @ 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- $18.00, Children ages 3-10- $7.50, Non-member Adults- $22.00.Event Signup
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jun 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Mah Jongg (R57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (R57)
Jun 5 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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BDS Conversation: Yudof and Porth 7:00 pm
BDS Conversation: Yudof and Porth
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BDS Conversation: Yudof and Porth
Marc Yudof in Conversation with Abby Porth: BDS  – A Threat to Academic Freedom and Jewish Life on Campus  Wednesday, June 6 7:00 – 9:00 pm Congregation Emanu-El, Martin Meyer Sanctuary Nowhere else in the nation is the Boycott, Divestment … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – June 7, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – June 7, 2018
Jun 7 @ 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)
Jun 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jun 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Camp Nai Nai Nai Community Dinner 6:00 pm
Camp Nai Nai Nai Community Dinner
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El invite you to a special Camp Nai Nai Nai Dinner + Late Shabbat!This summer the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El has partnered with Moisha house to bring … Continued
YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
Jun 8 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
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June Got Shabbat? 10:15 am
June Got Shabbat?
Jun 9 @ 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 (Chapel) including Bat Mitzvah of Ella Endler 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (Main) – including Bar Mitzvah of Zachary Ludwig 10:30 am
Torah study (library) 9:15 pm
Torah study (library)
Jun 9 @ 9:15 pm – 10:15 pm
 
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CEEP 2018 End of Year Playdate 10:00 am
CEEP 2018 End of Year Playdate
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
CEEP 2018 End of Year Playdate
Please join us for the last preschool event of the year as we celebrate another wonderful year at CEEP before we go our separate ways for the summer!Refreshments and lunch will be served. Where? Mountain Lake … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jun 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Mah Jongg (Chapel) 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg (Chapel)
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
From the darkness of #metoo toward the light: A heart-open evening with Neshama Carlebach 7:00 pm
From the darkness of #metoo toward the light: A heart-open evening with Neshama Carlebach
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
From the darkness of #metoo toward the light: A heart-open evening with Neshama Carlebach @ Martin Meyer Sanctuary, Congregation Emanu-El | San Francisco | California | United States
From the darkness of #metoo toward the light: A heart-open evening with Neshama Carlebach For both women and men, the #metoo and #timesup movements have brought so much to the surface in our lives-truth, pain, redemption … Continued
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Men’s Group Poker Night – 6-13-18 7:00 pm
Men’s Group Poker Night – 6-13-18
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer and fellow Men's Group Members for engaging study and discussion over a fun game. Sign up soon, as registration is limited!Event Signup
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Cooking for Congregants – June 14, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – June 14, 2018
Jun 14 @ 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
Jewish Sitting Meditation – June 2018 6:00 pm
Jewish Sitting Meditation – June 2018
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jewish Sitting Meditation - June 2018
  Please join us for one hour after work as we practice opening our minds and souls for a special sitting meditation session that will alter your perception and enhance your Jewish Spiritual practice. You … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jun 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Mah Jongg (R57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (R57)
Jun 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Nosh with the Rabbi – June 2018 7:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi – June 2018
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi (formerly known as THE Book Club)Join with other young adults in their 20s and 30s for dinner and a deep discussion on a Jewish topic or text guided by a member … Continued
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Young Adult Paint Nite 6:00 pm
Young Adult Paint Nite
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Get ready to find your inner painter, sip some wine, and make new friends!Join the young adult community at Congregation Emanu-El for a Paint and sip night at the Hotel Majestic. No experience painting? No … Continued
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Interfaith Vigil to End the Separation of Immigrant Families 6:15 pm
Interfaith Vigil to End the Separation of Immigrant Families
Jun 21 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Interfaith Vigil to End the Separation of Immigrant Families @ Grace Cathedral | San Francisco | California | United States
Join your fellow clergy at Grace Cathedral as we pray and bear witness in response to the government’s policy of separating immigrant parents from their children at the border. Some two thousand children have already … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jun 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Rainbow Challah Baking with Rabbi Mintz 3:00 pm
Rainbow Challah Baking with Rabbi Mintz
Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
We are proud of our congregation’s firm commitment to LGBT equality, and we are especially proud to be in a city that has lead the world in the struggle for LGBT equal rights, a struggle … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jun 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Pride Shabbat 6:00 pm
Pride Shabbat
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pride Shabbat
  In celebration of LGBT history and in support of our community, we invite and encourage everyone (all ages, all genders, all orientations!) to join us for our annual Pride Shabbat service!  Rabbis Mintz and Rodich will lead … Continued
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Tour the Tenderloin with the Men’s Group 9:30 am
Tour the Tenderloin with the Men’s Group
Jun 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Men’s Group for this unique 90 minute tour of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood led by the Mayor of the Tenderloin, Del Seymour, formerly one of the biggest drug dealers in the Tenderloin. Del … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jun 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Aryeh Green – Peace in the Promised Land 7:00 pm
Aryeh Green – Peace in the Promised Land
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aryeh Green - Peace in the Promised Land
Finding Peace in the Promised Land – Lessons for life and love learned on the Israel Trail with Aryeh Green  Tuesday, June 26, 2018 7:00 – 9:00 pm Congregation Emanu-El, Martin Meyer Sanctuary  Aryeh Green, author of My Israel Trail: Finding Peace … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – June 28, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – June 28, 2018
Jun 28 @ 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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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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