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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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Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Dec 3 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Interfaith Holiday Party 2019 6:00 pm
Interfaith Holiday Party 2019
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Congregant Home near West Portal.It’s time to dress up, stand out, and celebrate our diversity! There’s no right or wrong way to celebrate the holidays, so why not have a little fun? Join our … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – December 5, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – December 5, 2019
Dec 5 @ 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
Young Adult Happy Hour with Rabbi Jill Jacobs 6:30 pm
Young Adult Happy Hour with Rabbi Jill Jacobs
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a Young Adult Happy Hour discussion with Rabbi Jill Jacobs, the Executive Director of T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. Our discussion will focus on "Human Rights for Israelis and Palestinians … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-12-06 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-12-06
Dec 6 @ 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. Korean food will be provided.Adult Members – $24.00, Children Members ages 11-17 – $24.00, Non-member Adults – $28.00, Non-member Children … Continued
Rabbi Jill Jacobs – Dinner and Discussion 7:30 pm
Rabbi Jill Jacobs – Dinner and Discussion
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a special dinner and discussion with Rabbi Jill Jacobs. This event immediately follows the 6:00pm One Shabbat Service.Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the Executive Director of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, which mobilizes a network … Continued
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Dec 7 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Dec 7 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Ella Kowal ) Main 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Ella Kowal ) Main
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Seudah Shlishit – Rabbi Jill Jacobs 4:00 pm
Seudah Shlishit – Rabbi Jill Jacobs
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for a special Seudah Shlishit (Shabbat afternoon meal/study) with scholar-in-residence, Rabbi Jill Jacobs. She will be discussing: How Progressives Embrace and Struggle with Zionism. The event will include drinks and hors d’oeuvres.Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the … Continued
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Men’s Group – December 8, 2019 9:30 am
Men’s Group – December 8, 2019
Dec 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - December 8, 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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Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Dec 10 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Where Are We Going? Evening with Prof. David Myers of NIF 6:30 pm
Where Are We Going? Evening with Prof. David Myers of NIF
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where Have We Been? Where are We Going? A Post-Election Look at Israel Tuesday, December 10 at 6:30pm Congregation Emanu-El 2 Lake St, San FranciscoA lecture by Professor David N. Myers Congregation Emanu-El is pleased to welcome … Continued
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Side by Side December 2019 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side December 2019 Session
Dec 12 2019 @ 9:30 am – Feb 13 2020 @ 11:30 am
Side by Side December 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
Cooking for Congregants – December 12, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – December 12, 2019
Dec 12 @ 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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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
December 2019 Late Shabbat Community Dinners 6:30 pm
December 2019 Late Shabbat Community Dinners
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We want to invite all Jewish young adults from around the Bay Area to come together for intimate dinners – ~10 people – at some of the best spots in the Inner Richmond. You will … Continued
Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS)
Dec 13 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
YA Late Shabbat Oneg (GH) 9:45 pm
YA Late Shabbat Oneg (GH)
Dec 13 @ 9:45 pm – 11:00 pm
 
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A Very Jazzy Chanukah 2019 6:00 pm
A Very Jazzy Chanukah 2019
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the Emanu-El 30s and 40s community for a jazz-filled Chanukah celebration. We have a semi-private space reserved at Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio (live jazz every night!) from 6-9PM where we’ll have latkes and some … Continued
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Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Dec 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Tribe for Women Wine Tasting at High Treason 2019 6:30 pm
Tribe for Women Wine Tasting at High Treason 2019
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join fellow Tribe for Women in an evening of wine tasting at High Treason. We will be joined by Rebecca Fineman, the 25th female Master Sommelier in the United States, as we taste 5 wines … Continued
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Young Families Chanukah Pop-Up in Hayes Valley 2019 5:30 pm
Young Families Chanukah Pop-Up in Hayes Valley 2019
Dec 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Please join us for a special Chanukkah pop up for young families with children ages 5 and under! Address will be provided after registration.Event Signup
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Office Closed – Winter holidays
Shabbat Chanukah Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Chanukah Service (MMS)
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Chanukah Celebration Dinner 2019 6:45 pm
Chanukah Celebration Dinner 2019
Dec 27 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm
After our One Shabbat Chanukah Service, we will be having a beautiful dinner with Chinese food, latkes, dreidels, and fun, followed by a circus act for the whole family in Guild Hall. Registration is required for … 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

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 Ariana Estoque or call (415) 750-7552.

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