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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Aug 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:00 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Tahoe Shabbat 2019 6:00 pm
Tahoe Shabbat 2019
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
At the home of Stuart Corvin and Marissa WertheimerLed by Rabbis Beth and Jonathan SingerPlease arrive by 6:00 pm (address provided once you have registered). A brief, warm Kabbalat Shabbat service will be followed by … Continued
Third Annual Lake Tahoe Shabbat 6:00 pm
Third Annual Lake Tahoe Shabbat
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Third Annual Lake Tahoe Shabbat
At the home of Stuart Corvin and Marissa Wertheimer Led by Rabbis Beth and Jonathan Singer Please arrive by 6:00 pm (address provided once you have registered). A brief, warm Kabbalat Shabbat service will be … Continued
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Mah Jongg (chapel) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (chapel)
Aug 6 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – Canceled 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – Canceled
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
This event is canceled. 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 four volunteers make meals for … Continued
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The Tribe’s Rustic Camping Retreat 2019 6:00 pm
The Tribe’s Rustic Camping Retreat 2019
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 11 @ 10:00 am
Date: Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11Location: Camp Cazadero, Cazadero CACost: Prices listed are per participant. All meals (& coffee!)/activities included in price!Adults: $190.00Child 12+: $190.00Child 6-11: $125.00Under 6: FREE​Rabbi Bauer and Cantor Luck … Continued
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Aug 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Aug 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
Aug 9 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
YA Late Shabbat Oneg (GH) 9:45 pm
YA Late Shabbat Oneg (GH)
Aug 9 @ 9:45 pm – 11:00 pm
 
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Aug 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Tribe for Women 2019 Sonoma Gathering 10:00 am
Tribe for Women 2019 Sonoma Gathering
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Please join us for a special Tribe for Women gathering in a congregant's home near Healdsburg (75-90 minutes from SF) in Sonoma County for a day of relaxation, wine-tasting and fun! This event is meant … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Margot Katzman) MMS 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Margot Katzman) MMS
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Noah Fernandez) Main 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Noah Fernandez) Main
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) – Canceled 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR) – Canceled
Aug 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
No Bagels and Babies today.
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Mah Jongg (chapel) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (chapel)
Aug 13 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Mah Jongg (chapel) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (chapel)
Aug 20 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – August 22, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – August 22, 2019
Aug 22 @ 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 four 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 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Guided Meditation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer (Guild Hall 2) 5:30 pm
Guided Meditation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer (Guild Hall 2)
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Guided Meditation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer (Guild Hall 2)
The Torah-based teachings and practices of meditation (avodah) and loving-kindness (gemilut chasadim) are at the heart of our meditation at Emanu-El. Practicing our יְהֹוָה Meditation develops mindfulness, and the capacity to become more conscious and find Shalom in … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Open Door Shabbat with Mohammed Al Samawi (Main Sanctuary) 6:00 pm
Open Door Shabbat with Mohammed Al Samawi (Main Sanctuary)
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open Door Shabbat with Mohammed Al Samawi (Main Sanctuary)
SF Interfaith Council and Grace Cathedral are partnering with Emanu-El to celebrate an "Open Door" Shabbat service. This service will allow us to welcome in Shabbat with our interfaith community partners as a display of support, not in a time of … Continued
Open Door Shabbat and BBQ 7:15 pm
Open Door Shabbat and BBQ
Aug 23 @ 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Please register for the delicious oneg.Event Signup
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Side by Side August 2019 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side August 2019 Session
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side August 2019 Session
Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with their parent or caregiver by their side. Our Side by Side program is rich in Jewish … Continued
Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Aug 27 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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“Hillel said: ‘Separate not thyself from the community’…” Pirke Avot, 4:7

Welcome to Congregation Emanu-El!

batmizvah 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 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 by choice, 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.

Finding your community within the Emanu-El community

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.

Connecting with clergy, educators and staff

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 for continuing members. Please note that this is for display purposes only; please see Join Us! to access the online application.  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 Member Experience, Ariana Estoque

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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 Ariana Estoque or call (415) 750-7552.

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