JOB DESCRIPTION Updated 6/18/19 Congregation Emanu-El seeks a motivated and skilled database and development professional to join the Development Department. The Gift Processing Coordinator will support the fundraising team by maintaining the donor database, accurately processing and recording gift information, preparing acknowledgement letters, reporting, and special projects. This position works closely with the Development Director, … Continued


Congregation Emanu-El, a Reform Jewish synagogue with over 2,000 households, is looking for a full-time Facilities Team Member. The work schedule includes evenings and weekends. As part of the seven-person Facilities Staff, the duties include cleaning, set-ups and tear downs in all rooms for programs, services, events and classes. This position reports to the Building … Continued

Contact your Reps to advocate for youth

LETTER/TALKING POINTS Dear Supervisor [insert your Supervisor’s name here],   Thank you for supporting the many important investments in addressing homelessness and youth homelessness in our City.   I am reaching out to ask you to prevent the reduction of shelter and housing for young people experiencing homelessness at Diamond Youth Shelter, Geary House and … Continued

Will you join our Reform movement against gun violence?

April 29, 2019 Dear Emanu-El Family, As we continue to mourn the loss of more human life in a house of prayer, we invite you to join our statewide Reform movement in taking one concrete step against gun violence in our state: From April 29-May 3, our congregation will participate in the California Religious Action Center of … Continued

Statement from Emanu-El Clergy on Chabad Synagogue Shooting

April 27, 2019 Once again our hearts are grieved by news of violence in America. Once again that violence is directed as a hate crime toward our Jewish community. Our hearts go out to the family and friends that lost a loved one, to those injured, and to the members of the Chabad synagogue who … Continued

Rabbi David Ellenson Scholar-in-Residence Weekend

Rabbi David Ellenson Scholar-in-Residence Weekend Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14 This weekend is made possible by the generosity of Jon Holman and Diana Grand ·       Friday, April 12 – 6:00 pm One Shabbat Service Lecture: Faith, Doubt, Meaning and Belief in the 21st Century ·       Friday, April 12 – 7:15 pm dinner immediately following Shabbat Service … Continued