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Cooking for Congregants – August 2, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – August 2, 2018
Aug 2 @ 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)
Aug 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Under Five Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
Under Five Service (MMS)
Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-08-03 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-08-03
Aug 3 @ 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- $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)
Aug 4 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
CANCELED: Shabbat Morning Yoga Flow 10:00 am
CANCELED: Shabbat Morning Yoga Flow
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a Saturday morning Shabbat flow. Lauren Hammond will be leading a rejuvenating vinyasa flow for yogis of all levels. Whether your new to yoga, or an experienced yogi, come sweat it out … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Tobias Zuercher (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Tobias Zuercher (MMS)
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Shabbat service with bar mitzvah of Tobias Zuercher. 
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Aug 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Mahjong (chap) 1:30 pm
Mahjong (chap)
Aug 7 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – August 9, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – August 9, 2018
Aug 9 @ 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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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Aug 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Mahjong (chap) 6:00 pm
Mahjong (chap)
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Aug 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Annual Camping Trip: The Tribe for Men – August 2018 3:00 pm
Annual Camping Trip: The Tribe for Men – August 2018
Aug 17 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 10:00 am
Annual Camping Trip: The Tribe for Men - August 2018 @ Bort Meadow in Anthony Chabot Park
Join the Tribe’s fourth annual camping trip!Rabbi Bauer and Cantor Luck welcome you to our annual tribe camping trip where our Emanu-El kids (3+ recommended) enjoy nature with one another and their dads.*This summer our queso, guitar … Continued
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Men’s Group with Rabbi Jonathan- August 19, 2018 9:30 am
Men’s Group with Rabbi Jonathan- August 19, 2018
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group with Rabbi Jonathan- August 19, 2018 @ Private Residence- address provided after registration
Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with a member of the clergy at a private home. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community. This … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Aug 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Mahjong (chap) 1:30 pm
Mahjong (chap)
Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – August 23, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – August 23, 2018
Aug 23 @ 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)
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Emanu-El Welcome Back Shabbat and Dinner 2018 5:30 pm
Emanu-El Welcome Back Shabbat and Dinner 2018
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bring a friend to come experience Shabbat at Emanu-El! Meet the clergy and catch-up with fellow congregants while enjoying a BBQ dinner in our courtyard. We are looking forward to kicking off another great year of spiritual … Continued
Emanu-El Welcome Back Shabbat and Dinner 2018 5:30 pm
Emanu-El Welcome Back Shabbat and Dinner 2018
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bring a friend to come experience Shabbat at Emanu-El! Meet the clergy and catch-up with fellow congregants while enjoying a BBQ dinner in our courtyard. We are looking forward to kicking off another great year of spiritual … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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August Got Shabbat? 10:15 am
August Got Shabbat?
Aug 25 @ 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 BM of Benjamin Thier (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Benjamin Thier (MMS)
Aug 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Side by Side August 2018 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side August 2018 Session
Aug 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side August 2018 Session
When registering below, please indicate that you will not be attending and register your child as your guest. Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with … Continued
Mahjong (chap) 6:00 pm
Mahjong (chap)
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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.

If you are ready to renew your membership for next year, please log in to our MyEmanu-El membership portal and click on the membership renewal tab.

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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