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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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“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. We hope you will choose to become part of the present and future of our congregation, and invite you to apply for membership now. In order to observe the full range of High Holy Day services with the Emanu-El community, the deadline to join is 5 pm on Friday, August 31.

Questions? Please email Terry Kraus or call (415) 750-7552.

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