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Eat, Drink, Bowl Into Summer! YA Event 6:00 pm
Eat, Drink, Bowl Into Summer! YA Event
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Let the good times BOWL! Thursday, June 2nd  6:00 – 10:00 PM Mission Bowling Club — 3176 17th St, San Francisco, CA Join us at Mission Bowling Club on Thursday June 2nd for an evening of fun, food, drinks and music! … Continued
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Tot Shabbat – (6/3/2022) 5:00 pm
Tot Shabbat – (6/3/2022)
Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
First Fridays Tot Shabbat is back!ALL kids 6 and under, their adults and older siblings are welcome, free of charge. We’ll start with a simple kid’s dinner & teen-led activities at 5:00 pm in our beautiful … Continued
Confirmation Service – (6/3/2022) 6:00 pm
Confirmation Service – (6/3/2022)
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us in celebrating an Emanu-El Chain of Tradition with this year's 12th grade Confirmation Shabbat Service, on Friday, June 3rd at 6:00 pm. The service will be led by our 12th grade Havurah Zebulon students and … Continued
June 3, 2022 Confirmation Dinner 7:00 pm
June 3, 2022 Confirmation Dinner
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (6/4/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (6/4/2022)
Jun 4 @ 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 (6/4/22) 10:00 am
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (6/4/22)
Jun 4 @ 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 – Mia Yolles (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Mia Yolles (Main)
Jun 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 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
Shabbat Morning Service – Tallulah Strober-Holt (Meyer) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Tallulah Strober-Holt (Meyer)
Jun 4 @ 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
Sinai at Night: Reveal Your Torah 7:00 pm
Sinai at Night: Reveal Your Torah
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 4 7-8 PMZOOM – This is a virtual eventJoin us for an intimate night of learning, singing, and wondering in celebration of Shavuot, the Jewish Spring harvest holiday that also takes us back … Continued
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Shabbat Service – (6/10/2022) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service – (6/10/2022)
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, June 10th at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbinical Student and Director of Youth Education Leo Fuchs and Cantor Marsha Attie.To best ensure we can provide a … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (6/11/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (6/11/2022)
Jun 11 @ 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 – Maxwell Donner (Main) 9:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Maxwell Donner (Main)
Jun 11 @ 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 – Charles Greenstone (Meyer) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Charles Greenstone (Meyer)
Jun 11 @ 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 – Samantha and Zoe Gorman (Main) 11:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Samantha and Zoe Gorman (Main)
Jun 11 @ 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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Shabbat Service – (6/17/2022) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service – (6/17/2022)
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, June 17th at 6:00 pm with special guest speaker, San Francisco City Supervisor Rafael Mandelman. Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Arik Luck.To best … Continued
Conversation & Dinner with City Supervisor Rafael Mandelman 7:30 pm
Conversation & Dinner with City Supervisor Rafael Mandelman
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Tzedek Council invites you for a special conversation and dinner with San Francisco City Supervisor Rafael Mandelman about the homelessness and housing crisis our city is facing. This is a rare opportunity to engage … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (6/18/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (6/18/2022)
Jun 18 @ 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 – Levi Saltiel Negrillo (Main) 9:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Levi Saltiel Negrillo (Main)
Jun 18 @ 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 – Hudson Soofer (Meyer) 11:00 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Hudson Soofer (Meyer)
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 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 – Lilian Gross and Sasha Seid (Main) 11:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Lilian Gross and Sasha Seid (Main)
Jun 18 @ 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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Pride Shabbat Service – (6/24/2022) 6:00 pm
Pride Shabbat Service – (6/24/2022)
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Emanu-El is proud to partake in San Francisco LGBTQ Pride! All are welcome to join us for our annual Pride Shabbat service at 6:00 pm on Friday, June 24th.Led by Rabbis Jason Rodich and Jonathan … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (6/25/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (6/25/2022)
Jun 25 @ 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.
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Men’s Group – June 26, 2022 9:30 am
Men’s Group – June 26, 2022
Jun 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Gentlemen of the El, Join for our next Men's Group on Sunday, June 26th from 9:30am to 11am. We will join for a summer Sunday morning gathering in-person at a congregant's home. We will focus on … Continued
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Emanu-El Reads: The Guide For The Perplexed (Dara Horn) 7:00 pm
Emanu-El Reads: The Guide For The Perplexed (Dara Horn)
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Group Discussion of "A Guide for the Perplexed: A Novel" with Rabbi Jonathan Singer.Tuesday, June 28, 7:00 – 8:30pm, via ZoomRabbi Jonathan Singer will lead this conversation.Emanu-El Reads – Summer Book Options for our Charles … Continued
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We Welcome You to Our Community!

We are an inclusive and welcoming community for all — families, couples and singles, Jews of color, Jews by choice, interfaith couples, LGBTQ+ people, those with disabilities, and those on vastly different spiritual journeys. Our members reflect the diversity of the Bay Area and the beauty of God’s infinite creation. We come from all walks of life and many different religious, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
 
Our programs are designed to meet the varied spiritual, religious, educational and social needs of our members. We are committed to study (Torah), worship (Avodah) and working to repair the world (Tikkun Olam). We also believe in strengthening our connections to a peaceful, strong and vibrant Israel.
 
We are proud to have been a part of the San Francisco community since 1850. While our history provides us with a rich heritage, embracing new congregants ensures that we will be here to serve generations to come. You are the future of Emanu-El.

“Hillel said: ‘Separate not thyself from the community’…”

Pirke Avot, 4:7

Why Join?

Benefits of Membership Include:

  • High Holy Day tickets and Sanctify-Ark Moments
  • Emanu-El B’Bayit Groups (small group offerings)
  • Discounted classes and program fees
  • Member-only programs
  • Life cycle events and care from clergy
  • Discounted facility rentals for life cycle events
  • Temple Chronicle subscription
  • Priority Preschool admissions
  • Opportunity to enroll in Youth and Family Education/Bnei Mitzvah Program

Remember, membership should never be a burden. We make it possible for everyone to join, regardless of financial circumstances. To learn more, please reach out to Director of Member Experience Ariana Estoque at [email protected] or 415-750-7552.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find “my people” within the larger Emanu-El community?

There are many ways to become involved with our Emanu-El community and to become acquainted with other congregants. There are many opportunities to connect with smaller groups and find people with common interests. Our membership and engagement team will help you find your pathway and your people. Other ways to get involved include: education, social justice, and various community events in your neighborhood and beyond. 

How do I connect with clergy, educators and staff?

We encourage you to get to know our rabbis, cantors, educators, executive director, membership and engagement directors, and other staff by attending Shabbat services and by your active involvement in our programs and activities. You may also request a private meeting with any of our staff.

What about membership dues?

At Congregation Emanu-El, the first year of membership dues are voluntary – you pay what you wish. After the first year, we offer suggested dues commitment levels, based on your age and family size/structure. You will not be charged additional fees for security, maintenance, or other temple costs. You are encouraged to pay whatever you are able, whether it is higher or lower than the suggested amount. No one is ever turned away for financial reasons. Our fiscal year is July 1 – June 30 and all dues are 100% tax-deductible. 

New: Emanu-El’s Virtual Membership Option: If you live outside the Bay Area, and want to join us virtually, our new Virtual Membership option is for you!  Please contact Director of Membership Experience Ariana Estoque for details.  

To learn more about membership or to visit the synagogue in person to learn more, please contact our Director of Member Experience, Ariana Estoque.

We hope you will choose to become part of the present and future of our congregation and complete the membership form now.

Questions? Please email Ariana Estoque or call (415) 750-7552.

For Current Congregation Emanu-El Members

To manage your membership, please log in and visit your account page. *Note: As of May 8, 2021, our login portal no longer supports Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and 10. Please consider using another browser. 

Seeking volunteers to be part of a “New Member Welcome Committee”

We are looking for current members to help us welcome new members to our community. We all know that personal outreach is the best way to build meaningful connection and long-term communal commitment. The ask is easy: we would pair you with a new member/family and ask that you call them, get to know them, share your experience, knowledge and love for the synagogue, and then check up on them monthly. It’s easy and very meaningful.

If you are interested in sharing your passion and connection to Emanu-El with others, please contact Ariana Estoque at 415-750-7550 or at [email protected].