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Kol Nidre – Office closes at 1:00 pm 8:30 am
Kol Nidre – Office closes at 1:00 pm
Oct 8 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
 
2019 KN Family Service Ushering 4:30 pm
2019 KN Family Service Ushering
Oct 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
Kol Nidre Family Service 5:00 pm
Kol Nidre Family Service
Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
2019 KN Classic Service Ushering 5:15 pm
2019 KN Classic Service Ushering
Oct 8 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
HHD 2019 KN Sr. Transp 6:00 pm
HHD 2019 KN Sr. Transp
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Transportation Assistance for Seniors in San Francisco on High Holy Days In partnership with the Jewish Community Federation, Congregation Emanu-El is again offering to subsidize half of the cost of transportation for elderly and disabled … Continued
Kol Nidre Early Service 6:00 pm
Kol Nidre Early Service
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
2019 KN Cont. Svc. Ushering 7:45 pm
2019 KN Cont. Svc. Ushering
Oct 8 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
Kol Nidre Late Service 8:30 pm
Kol Nidre Late Service
Oct 8 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
 
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Office closed for Yom Kippur
2019 YK Classic Service Ushering 8:15 am
2019 YK Classic Service Ushering
Oct 9 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
HHD 2019 YK Study Session I 10:00 am
HHD 2019 YK Study Session I
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
2019 YK Cont. Svc. Ushering 10:45 am
2019 YK Cont. Svc. Ushering
Oct 9 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
HHD 2019 YK Study Session II 11:30 am
HHD 2019 YK Study Session II
Oct 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
 
HHD 2019 YK Panel Discussion 1:00 pm
HHD 2019 YK Panel Discussion
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
HHD 2019 – Refection in Redwoods 2:00 pm
HHD 2019 – Refection in Redwoods
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
 
HHD 2019 YK Afternoon Service 2:30 pm
HHD 2019 YK Afternoon Service
Oct 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
 
2019 YK Comm. Svc. led by Teens 3:30 pm
2019 YK Comm. Svc. led by Teens
Oct 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
 
2019 YK Guided Meditation 4:00 pm
2019 YK Guided Meditation
Oct 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
HHD 2019 – YK Healing Service 4:00 pm
HHD 2019 – YK Healing Service
Oct 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
2019 Yizkor Classic Service Ushering 4:45 pm
2019 Yizkor Classic Service Ushering
Oct 9 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
2019 Yizkor Contemporary Service Ushering 4:45 pm
2019 Yizkor Contemporary Service Ushering
Oct 9 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
HHD 2019 Yizkor Sr. Trans. 5:30 pm
HHD 2019 Yizkor Sr. Trans.
Oct 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Transportation Assistance for Seniors in San Francisco on High Holy Days In partnership with the Jewish Community Federation, Congregation Emanu-El is again offering to subsidize half of the cost of transportation for elderly and disabled … Continued
Yizkor Service 5:30 pm
Yizkor Service
Oct 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
 
30s and 40s Yom Kippur Break the Fast 2019 6:30 pm
30s and 40s Yom Kippur Break the Fast 2019
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Come join the Emanu-El 30s and 40s community for our annual break-the-fast as we mark the end of Yom Kippur. Whether or not you fast or go to services, come and connect with your community … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Oct 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Men’s Group – October 27, 2019 9:30 am
Men’s Group – October 27, 2019
Oct 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - October 27, 2019 @ Private Residence
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
One Shabbat service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat service (MMS)
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Late Shabbat Meditation (Chapel) 7:30 pm
Late Shabbat Meditation (Chapel)
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
Oct 11 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
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Sukkot Celebration Service & Dinner 2019 5:00 pm
Sukkot Celebration Service & Dinner 2019
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Celebrate Sukkot at Temple Emanu-El with a festive outdoor service in the courtyard at 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 13, 2019, followed by Mediterranean dinner.Please feel free to bring your own bottle of wine.Reservations are … Continued
Sukkot Celebration Service & Dinner 2019 5:00 pm
Sukkot Celebration Service & Dinner 2019
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Celebrate Sukkot at Temple Emanu-El with a festive service in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary at 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 13, 2019 followed by a Mediterranean dinner under the Sukkah (Courtyard).Please feel free to bring … Continued
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Office Closed – Sukkot
Office Closed – Sukkot
Oct 14 all-day
 
Sukkot Festival Service and Breakfast 9:00 am
Sukkot Festival Service and Breakfast
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Join us on the first morning of Sukkot for the festival service beginning at 9:00 am in the chapel. Following the service, you are invited to stay for a delicious breakfast and freshly brewed coffee … Continued
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Sukkot Dinner 2019: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group 7:00 pm
Sukkot Dinner 2019: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come join us for our annual Women's Group and Tribe for Women dinner in the sukkah for a night of women, discussion, and wine. We will be outside so remember to dress warmly!Please register, and bring … Continued
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Side by Side October 2019 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side October 2019 Session
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – Dec 10 @ 11:30 am
Side by Side October 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
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat service (MMS)
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Special Sukkot Israeli Dinner with Chef Aliza 7:15 pm
Special Sukkot Israeli Dinner with Chef Aliza
Oct 18 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
One Shabbat Service, plus Oneg  Friday, October 18  6:00 pm Special Speaker, Aliza Grayevsky Somekh of Bishulim SF, followed by experiential dinner and wine event (registration required)  A Journey Through the Threads That Weave Israeli … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Oct 19 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Isaac Wayne) Main Sanctuary 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Leah Lashinsky) MMS 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Leah Lashinsky) MMS
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Young Families Havdalah in Rabbi Fenves’ Sukkah 5:00 pm
Young Families Havdalah in Rabbi Fenves’ Sukkah
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Please join us for a special Havdalah in Rabbi Fenves' Sukkah for young families with children ages 5 and under! Address will be provided after registration.Event Signup
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Yizkor service and breakfast 9:30 am
Yizkor service and breakfast
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Sukkot Yizkor service with Senior Rabbi Beth Singer begins at 9:30 am in the Chapel. Bagels and coffee to follow after the service.
Simchat Torah Dinner & Celebration 2019 5:00 pm
Simchat Torah Dinner & Celebration 2019
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us as we mark the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings and the beginning of a new cycle! This joyful and festive occasion includes dinner, dancing and singing with the Torah … Continued
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Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Oct 22 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Young Adult Volunteer Night at the SF-Marin Food Bank 6:00 pm
Young Adult Volunteer Night at the SF-Marin Food Bank
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join members of the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El for an evening volunteering with the SF-Marin Food Bank. Volunteers will help sort and package produce for families in the greater San Francisco community. This … Continued
God Wrestling with Rabbi Jonathan Singer 6:30 pm
God Wrestling with Rabbi Jonathan Singer
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
God Wrestling with Rabbi Jonathan Singer Tuesdays, October 22, 29, November 5  6:30-8:30 pm  How we talked and continue to talk about the Holy from the very beginning to today. We will look at challenging texts, touch … Continued
Raising A Jewish Mensch with Rabbi Pearce 6:30 pm
Raising A Jewish Mensch with Rabbi Pearce
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Raising a Jewish Mensch – A Scaffolding for Independence and Responsibility taught by Taube Scholar, Senior Rabbi Emeritus Stephen Pearce Tuesdays, October 22, 29, November 5, 2019—6:30-8:30pmUtilizing both rabbinic education and a doctorate in psychology, Rabbi … Continued
Intro to Judaism – Fall 2019 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – Fall 2019
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Emanu-El clergy to learn about the breadth and wonder of Jewish tradition. This class is a pathway for the adult learner who wishes to discover or deepen Jewish knowledge, non-Jews who are marrying a … Continued
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Limonata and Learning, October 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, October 23, 2019
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join a member of our clergy for a special" no host" learning opportunity, Limonata and Learning, offered exclusively for our congregants in Marin. We will meet for happy hour at Book Passage in Corte Madera … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – October 24, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – October 24, 2019
Oct 24 @ 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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Men’s Group – October 27, 2019 9:30 am
Men’s Group – October 27, 2019
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - October 27, 2019 @ Private Residence
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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Emanu-El NEXT Town Hall 6:30 pm
Emanu-El NEXT Town Hall
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a congregation Town Hall Come together as a community and learn about exciting plans for Emanu-El’s future. Monday, October 28 6:30-8:30 pm Martin Meyer SanctuaryEvent Signup
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Chuppah and Beyond Fall 2019 7:15 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Fall 2019
Oct 30 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Six Wednesdays, 7:15 – 9:15 pmAre you an engaged or newly married couple? Then this series is meant for you. The Chuppah and Beyond program will help you build and strengthen the foundational tools for a successful, happy lifelong … 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 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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