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Office is closed 8:30 am
Office is closed
Jul 3 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
 
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Office is closed. 8:30 am
Office is closed.
Jul 4 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
 
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Brown Bag July 2017 12:00 pm
Brown Bag July 2017
Jul 5 @ 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. This … Continued
Limonata and Learning, July 2017 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, July 2017
Jul 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Join a member of our clergy 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 … Continued
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Creation Ceramics, July 6, 2017 1:00 pm
Creation Ceramics, July 6, 2017
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Likrat Shabbat: Embodied Kavanah through Art Thursdays: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Cantor Portnoy Art Studio (5th floor) July 6 Facilitated by Ava Sayaka Rosen Individual art session #3 $10 each class separately Likrat … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jul 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jul 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner July 7, 2017 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner July 7, 2017
Jul 7 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 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 Member-$ 18.00, Child ages 3-10-$ 7.50, Non-member Adult-$ 22.00.Event Signup
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Cooking for Congregants – July 13 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – July 13 2017
Jul 13 @ 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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THE Book Club – July 2017 7:00 pm
THE Book Club – July 2017
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Private Home, North Beach$10 members; $18.00 general admission: Dinner will be providedJoin this month's The Book Club with special guest, Rabbi Beth Singer. We will discuss 100 years of Jewish Progressive Pluralism: From Women Rabbis … Continued
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At the Rabbi’s Table – July 2017 12:00 pm
At the Rabbi’s Table – July 2017
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
We're continuing a monthly learning session with members of clergy, downtown, each month.Please bring a nosh and join us at 55 -2nd Street.  Event Signup
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Suminigashi Paper Marbling, July 20, 2017 1:00 pm
Suminigashi Paper Marbling, July 20, 2017
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Likrat Shabbat: Embodied Kavanah through Art Thursdays: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Cantor Portnoy Art Studio (5th floor) July 6 Facilitated by Ava Sayaka Rosen Individual art session #4 $10 each class separately Likrat … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jul 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Magical Camp Shabbat at Camp Newman 4:00 pm
Magical Camp Shabbat at Camp Newman
Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Magical Camp Shabbat at Camp Newman
URJ Camp Newman invites you for a magical Shabbat with Congregation Emanu-El!Join your friends & community for a Camp Newman Shabbat! Festivities include a reception with our Camp Directors, Shabbat dinner, singing and dancing!Please register … Continued
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – July 27 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – July 27 2017
Jul 27 @ 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
Raphael House – July 27 2017 3:30 pm
Raphael House – July 27 2017
Jul 27 @ 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 prepare and serve dinner to the residents at Raphael House, working … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jul 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Access Shabbat – July 2017 7:00 pm
Access Shabbat – July 2017
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Congregation Emanu-El’s Young Adult Community’s Access: Shabbat offers young adult participants an intimate Shabbat dinner at a private residence of a young adult community member.A main dish will be provided; guests are asked to bring … Continued
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“Hillel said: ‘Separate not thyself from the community’…” Pirke Avot, 4:7

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batmizvahWelcome to Congregation Emanu-El. 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 Congregation Emanu-El.

Why should I join?

We are a synagogue whose members build community by being in relationship with one another. We believe in the teachings and values of Judaism and are committed to transmitting this knowledge to all generations. Together we can accomplish together what we cannot do alone – bring about tikkun olam, the healing of a broken world. We can heal ourselves in times of sorrow with the comfort of our clergy and our fellow congregants. We celebrate in community, knowing that sharing our joyous times makes life’s special moments even sweeter, and having support during the tough times makes them bearable.  We will know we have succeeded when our fellow congregants become our friends, and our friends become our family.

Who will feel comfortable at Congregation Emanu-El?

Our members reflect the diversity of the Bay Area, coming from all walks of life and many different religious backgrounds and ethnicities. We welcome Jewish singles and single parents, interfaith families, Jews of color, and Jewish families in all their diversity, including LGBTQ couples with or without children. Our programs are designed to meet the diverse spiritual, religious, educational, and social needs of our members.  We want to celebrate the happy times with you and support you and your loved ones during the tough times, as well.

How can I get involved?

There are many ways to become involved with our Congregation Emanu-El community and to become acquainted with other congregants. During your first months, we hope to get to know you so that we can connect you with programs, groups, and classes that complement your interests. We offer a warm and inviting atmosphere in which you can expand and explore your Jewish life.  As you engage actively with your fellow congregants, you will not only grow your Jewish experience, but you will also strengthen the synagogue community to the benefit of all.

How do I meet the professionals who serve Congregation Emanu-El?

We encourage you to get to know our rabbis, cantor, educators, executive director, membership director, 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 we ask you to “choose your dues” for your first fiscal year of membership, under our voluntary system. Here is our suggested dues commitment. Our fiscal year is July 1 – June 30.

After the first year of membership, we will help all who are interested to continue as members of the congregation. All Jews, or those with Jewish partners, are welcome to become members. To learn more about membership, contact Director of Membership Services, Terry Kraus.

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We hope you will choose to become part of the present and future of our congregation. We hope you will choose to become part of the present and future of our congregation, and invite you to apply for membership now. Questions? Please email Terry Kraus or call her at (415) 750-7552.

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