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Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Short meditation with Rabbi Bauer for YFE parents 9:30 am
Short meditation with Rabbi Bauer for YFE parents
Apr 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
After Tefilah on Sunday, April 8, please join other YFE parents in our chapel, as you let the stress of work, family and life melt away while Rabbi Bauer walks you through a 30 minute … Continued
Two Women: A Palestinian and A Jew 9:30 am
Two Women: A Palestinian and A Jew
Apr 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Two Women: A Palestinian and A Jew
 The American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam brings youTwo women – a Palestinian and a Jew, the Israeli conflict, and their struggle to build a shared societySunday, April 8   9:30 – 11:00 amMain Sanctuary … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble 11:00 am
Scrabble
Apr 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Mah Jongg (R55) 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg (R55)
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Chuppah and Beyond Spring 2018 7:00 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Spring 2018
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Six Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Are 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, … Continued
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Yom Hashoah 2018 6:00 pm
Yom Hashoah 2018
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Yom Hashoah 2018 @ Jewish Community Center of San Francisco | San Francisco | California | United States
RSVP: https://yhs-sf.eventbrite.com
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2018 6th Grade Family Retreat 9:00 am
2018 6th Grade Family Retreat
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm
 
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Apr 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Death Over Dinner: Jewish Edition 7:00 pm
Death Over Dinner: Jewish Edition
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
How we want to die – represents the most important and costly conversation America isn’t having. We have gathered dozens of medical and wellness leaders to cast an unflinching eye at end of life, and … Continued
Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS)
Apr 13 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Apr 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble 11:00 am
Scrabble
Apr 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Mah Jongg (R57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (R57)
Apr 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Tribe for Men Earth Day Celebration at Hamilton Families 1:00 pm
Tribe for Men Earth Day Celebration at Hamilton Families
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join The Tribe for Men for a special Earth Day with Hamilton Families, a San Francisco nonprofit organization that works to prevent and end family homelessness, providing shelter for families in crisis as well as … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Apr 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Mah Jongg (R55) 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg (R55)
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Likrat Shabbat: Kavanah Through Art 7:00 pm
Likrat Shabbat: Kavanah Through Art
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Likrat Shabbat: Kavanah through Art with Ava Rosen 4 Tuesday nights: April 24,  May 1, 8, 15; 7:00 – 9:00pm Likrat Shabbat is a series of open ended, process-oriented art activities which start with kavanah … Continued
Rabbi Pearce – Neglected Narratives 7:00 pm
Rabbi Pearce – Neglected Narratives
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Neglected Narratives: A Close Reading of the Early ProphetsTaube Scholar, Rabbi Stephen S. Pearce, PhDTuesdays: April 24; May 1, 8; 7:00 – 9:00pmThe biblical accounts of Samson and Delilah, Samuel, Deborah, Saul, David, Solomon, Goliath, … Continued
Yoga and Sacred Sefirot 7:00 pm
Yoga and Sacred Sefirot
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Yoga and the Sacred SefirotWith Julie Emden of Embodied Jewish Learning3 Tuesdays: April 24, May 1, May 8 ; 7:00 -9:00pm Enrich your life with this gentle Iyengar-based yoga and movement class infused with Jewish wisdom. Explore and … Continued
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Shabbat Morning Service – Including Bar Mitzvah of Shaia Saraf (Main Sanctuary) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Including Bat Mitzvah of Alexandra Klionsky (MMS) 10:30 am
Blessing of the Animals & Walk – April 28, 2018 1:30 pm
Blessing of the Animals & Walk – April 28, 2018
Apr 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Blessing of the Animals & Walk - April 28, 2018
Location: Emanu-El Courtyard and Walk to Mountain Lake Dog Park in the Presidio Gather in our courtyard and bring along your furry or fluffy friends!  Even your cats!The blessing of the animals is popular in … Continued
Torah study (library) 9:15 pm
Torah study (library)
Apr 28 @ 9:15 pm – 10:15 pm
 
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Men’s Group with Rabbi Jonathan – April 29, 2018 9:30 am
Men’s Group with Rabbi Jonathan – April 29, 2018
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group with Rabbi Jonathan - April 29, 2018 @ Congregant home- 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
Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration with Hadag Nahash! 4:00 pm
Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration with Hadag Nahash!
Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration with Hadag Nahash! @ Congregation Emanu-El | San Francisco | California | United States
Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration with Hadag Nahash! April 29, 2018     Join Us for the Bay Area Jewish Community Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration and Concert in honor of Israel’s 70th birthday! Featuring Israel’s hottest hip-hop band, Hadag Nahash! … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Apr 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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“Hillel said: ‘Separate not thyself from the community’…” Pirke Avot, 4:7

Welcome!

batmizvahWelcome 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 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 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 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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