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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jun 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Brown Bag June 2019 12:00 pm
Brown Bag June 2019
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us for this monthly drop-in learning session with a member of our clergy. Bring your lunch, build community, enjoy some Torah!This program occurs on the first Wednesday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 … Continued
Limonata and Learning June 2019 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning June 2019
Jun 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for a no-host study session at Book Passage in Corte Madera. Take a break from your day with a little Torah, a little nosh, and a little discussion. Grab a snack or a … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jun 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (Foyer) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (Foyer)
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-06-07 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-06-07
Jun 7 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children. First Friday of the month, 6:15 p.m. in Guild Hall.  Contemporary American food will be provided. Adult Members – $20.00, Children ages 3-10 – $10.00, Non-member Adults – … Continued
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-06-07 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-06-07
Jun 7 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 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 – $20.00, Children ages 3-10 – $10.00, Non-member Adults – $24.00.Event Signup
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Jun 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Jun 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Got Shabbat? June 8, 2019 10:15 am
Got Shabbat? June 8, 2019
Jun 8 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Congregation Emanu-El is teaming up with the Jewish Baby Network of San Francisco, PJ Library, and Interfaith family for June's Got Shabbat. Join us from 10:15-11:30am for a fun Shabbat experience for families with children under 5, led … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service (Main) BM of Katie Sugar 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (Main) BM of Katie Sugar
Jun 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Service (MMS) BM of Madeleine Frieman 10:30 am
Tikkun Leyl Shavuot: Reading Torah from a Transgender Perspective at Cong. Sha’ar Zahav 6:30 pm
Tikkun Leyl Shavuot: Reading Torah from a Transgender Perspective at Cong. Sha’ar Zahav
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Tikkun Leyl Shavuot: Reading Torah from a Transgender Perspective at Cong. Sha'ar Zahav @ Congregation Sha’ar Zahav
Tikkun Leyl Shavuot: Reading Torah from a Transgender Perspective We are joining with Sha’ar Zahav in celebrating the holiday of Shavuot with deep learning into the night. Our featured teacher will be Joy Ladin, Gottesman Chair in … Continued
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The Tribe’s Family Fun Day at The Vineyard Club 2019 11:00 am
The Tribe’s Family Fun Day at The Vineyard Club 2019
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Tribe's Family Fun Day at The Vineyard Club 2019
Due to weather conditions, this event was postponed and is now happening on JUNE 9, 2019.Back again by popular demand!Join Rabbi Bauer's family, along with other familiar and new Tribe families, for a special fun-filled … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jun 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
The Moral Voice – Faiths Speak Out on Gun Violence 7:00 pm
The Moral Voice – Faiths Speak Out on Gun Violence
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Moral Voice - Faiths Speak Out on Gun Violence @ Grace Cathedral
7:00 pm Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St. @ Taylor St. Join leaders from across the city and across the faiths to hear how their beliefs impact their stance on gun violence. Together we can imagine … Continued
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Rise of Antisemitism in America and Europe 6:30 pm
Rise of Antisemitism in America and Europe
Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Rise of Anti-Semitism in America Vs Europe Reuben Rinder ChapelIn recent years, both America and Europe have seen a drastic increase of antisemitic vandalism, acts of violence and political rhetoric. What was once hidden is … Continued
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Mother Daughter Relationships 7:00 pm
Mother Daughter Relationships
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mother Daughter Relationships: Why Do We Feel So Close, and Yet So Far Away? A Discussion on Psychological and Spiritual PerspectivesWe have all navigated a mother daughter relationship since birth. For some of us this has been … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – June 13, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – June 13, 2019
Jun 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 four volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
Front office closes at 2:00 pm
Front office closes at
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
 
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jun 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service w/Guest Speaker Rabbi Halachmi (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service w/Guest Speaker Rabbi Halachmi (MMS)
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
One Shabbat Service w/Guest Speaker Rabbi Halachmi (MMS)
with Guest Speaker:  Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, PhDRabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, PhD will speak on the subject: Does God Matter Now?  What if you had a serious relationship with God? What if we understoodourselves as … Continued
Camp Nai Nai Nai Community Dinner + Late Shabbat 6:30 pm
Camp Nai Nai Nai Community Dinner + Late Shabbat
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El invite you to a special Camp Nai Nai Nai Community Dinner + Late Shabbat!This summer the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El has partnered with Moishe house to … Continued
Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi Dinner and Learning 7:15 pm
Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi Dinner and Learning
Jun 14 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
The Meaning of the Hour: On Jewish Ethics in Times of Distress After services, at a shabbat dinner (advanced registration required), Rabbi Sabath will offer a presentation and discussion on what we might learn from the … Continued
Late Shabbat Meditation (R56) 7:30 pm
Late Shabbat Meditation (R56)
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
Jun 14 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jun 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jun 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Guided Meditation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, May 2019 5:30 pm
Guided Meditation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, May 2019
Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The Torah-based teachings and practices of Meditation (Avodah) and loving-kindness (gimilut 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 the … Continued
One Shabbat Service (MMS) Honoring Terry Kraus 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS) Honoring Terry Kraus
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please join us as we honor retiring Membership Director Terry Kraus and her 16 years of service to our congregation!
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 6:00 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Young Adult Sunday Ferry to Hike on to Angel Island 9:15 am
Young Adult Sunday Ferry to Hike on to Angel Island
Jun 23 @ 9:15 am – 3:10 pm
Join the young adult crew on the morning ferry and experience breathtaking views of Golden Gate Bridge, SF City, Bay Bridge and Berkeley as we hike Angel Island. Depending on the agility level of the … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – June 27, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – June 27, 2019
Jun 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 four volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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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 Membership Services, Terry Kraus.

Join Us!

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 (415) 750-7552.

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