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Cooking for Congregants – September 1 2016 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – September 1 2016
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led bycongregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi. Together,up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need.All congregants are welcome to join. Please register.Questions? Contact Rebecca … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:00 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
 
Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 09-02-2016 6:00 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 09-02-2016
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children.First Friday of the month,6:00 pm in Guild Hall. Mediterranian Food will be provided.Event Signup
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 7:30 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Limonata and Learning, September 7, 2016 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, September 7, 2016
Sep 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Limonata and Learning, September 7, 2016
Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer for a special learning opportunity, Limonata and Learning, offered exclusively for our congregants in Marin. We will meet for happy hour at Book Passage in Corte Madera while discussing text from … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – September 8 2016 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – September 8 2016
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led bycongregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi. Together,up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need.All congregants are welcome to join. Please register.Questions? Contact Rebecca … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
YA Welcome Shabbat Reception (Foyer) 8:00 pm
YA Welcome Shabbat Reception (Foyer)
Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 
YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
Sep 9 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
 
Young Adult Late Shabbat Oneg (Guild Hall) 9:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat Oneg (Guild Hall)
Sep 9 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
 
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Sep 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
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At the Rabbi’s Table 12:00 pm
At the Rabbi’s Table
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
We're kicking off a monthly learning session with one of our Emanu-El Clergy during your lunch break downtown San Francisco. This month features Rabbi Jonathan Singer. Bring your own lunch, and our rabbi will bring the … Continued
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Sushi and Social Media with The Tribe for Women: September 2016 7:00 pm
Sushi and Social Media with The Tribe for Women: September 2016
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a night of delectable eats while we “roll” through the implications of social media in regard to the family and home. Come to share your thoughts, ideas, and kick back for a … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Access: Shabbat September 2016 7:30 pm
Access: Shabbat September 2016
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Congregation Emanu-El’s Young Adult Community’s Access: Shabbat offers young adult participants an intimate Shabbat dinner environment at a private residence of a young adult community member. A main dish will be provided, guests are asked … Continued
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Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors with Meals on Wheels Sept 18 2016 9:00 am
Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors with Meals on Wheels Sept 18 2016
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors with Meals on Wheels Sept 18 2016
The Economic Justice group is partnering with Meals on Wheels and bringing them to Temple Emanu-El. Congregant groups will deliver Disaster Preparedness Kits to home-bound seniors around the City. The kits are to be used … Continued
Interfaith Family Picnic – September 2016 10:00 am
Interfaith Family Picnic – September 2016
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Interfaith Family Picnic - September 2016
Are you interested in meeting other Emanu-El congregants and families who also identify as interfaith? Then join fellow interfaith members of Congregation Emanu-El for a family friendly picnic in the park.Bring your own blankets and … Continued
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Sep 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
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Yossi Klein Halevi: Israel & the American Jewish Community 7:00 pm
Yossi Klein Halevi: Israel & the American Jewish Community
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Yossi Klein Halevi: Israel & the American Jewish Community
Israel & the American Jewish Community: Working Together to Fulfill the Dream Featuring: Yossi Klein Halevi, author and Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Location: Congregation Emanu-El Check-in: … Continued
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Character Day 12:00 pm
Character Day
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Character Day
Bay area Filmmaker and Activist Tiffany Shlain’s newest project is called:  “Character Day.”On September 22, 2016 communities across the country (and the globe!) will be joining together to learn about and participate in Character Day.Our … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Sep 24 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Sep 24 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Minyan Including Bar Mitzvah of Alex Gamshad (MMS) 10:30 am
Park Playdates! September 2016 4:00 pm
Park Playdates! September 2016
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us once a month for a fun-filled park afternoon for families with children under 5. Each month we will rotate to a different park in the city for songs, art activities and Havdalah. Mark … Continued
Forgiveness in the Dark- A Night of Stories of Teshuvah (Forgiveness) 8:30 pm
Forgiveness in the Dark- A Night of Stories of Teshuvah (Forgiveness)
Sep 24 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Forgiveness in the Dark- A Night of Stories of Teshuvah (Forgiveness)Prepare for the High Holy Days with a Candlelit Selichot Service 8:30 pm Candlelit entrance9:00 pm Havdalah, Selichot service and storytellingNo One Pass or ticket required … Continued
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The Tribe: In the Ocean at Dawn 2016 5:00 am
The Tribe: In the Ocean at Dawn 2016
Sep 25 @ 5:00 am – 7:00 am
The High Holy Days are a time where we open ourselves up, looking deep inside our souls, to examine who we have been and who we want to be. Have we accomplished all we can, … Continued
Elul Mikvah and Breakfast: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group 9:30 am
Elul Mikvah and Breakfast: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Elul Mikvah and Breakfast: The Tribe for Women & Women's Group
Join Rabbi Mintz, Rabbi Fenves and women from Congregation Emanu-El’s Women’s Group and The Tribe for Women for a morning of spiritual exploration and preparation for the High Holy Days at Ocean Beach across from … Continued
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Raphael House Corporate and Community Monthly Chef Nights September 26 2016 3:30 pm
Raphael House Corporate and Community Monthly Chef Nights September 26 2016
Sep 26 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The mission of Raphael House is to help at-risk families achieve stable housing and financial independence while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity. We will be preparing and serving dinner to the residents at Raphael … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Wine + Shabbat 7:30 pm
Wine + Shabbat
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Come schmooze with fellow young adults at our swanky night of spirits and Shabbat. Import a potluck item – the host will reach out to you the week of the event to coordinate.Cost: $10 members; … Continued
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Membership

“Hillel said: ‘Separate not thyself from the community’…” Pirke Avot, 4:7

Welcome!

membership-photo848Welcome to Congregation Emanu-El. 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 should I 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 one another’s joy makes life’s special moments even sweeter.

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 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.

How can I get involved?

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.

How do I meet the professionals who serve Congregation Emanu-El?

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 schedule. 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. Have questions or concerns?  Please contact Terry Kraus or by phone, (415) 750-7552.

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