Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 11 @ 5:30 pm
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jun 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
The Moral Voice – Faiths Speak Out on Gun Violence
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

gun violence

7:00 pm
Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St. @ Taylor St.

Join leaders from across the city and across the faiths to hear how their beliefs impact their stance on gun violence. Together we can imagine and build a safer San Francisco and a safer country.

The Rev. Canon Dr. Ellen Clark-King (Grace Cathedral) will moderate a panel with Imam Abu Qadir Al Amin (SF Muslim Community Center), Supervisor Catherine Stefani, Sensei Elaine Donlin (Buddhist Church of SF), Fr. George Williams SJ (Roman Catholic chaplain of San Quentin) and Rabbi Jason Rodich (Temple Emanu-El).
Free and open to all, but please RSVP to [email protected]

Co-Sponsors: SFIC, Temple Emanu-El, Temple Sherith Israel, Temple Beth Sholom, Calvary Presbyterian Church, Buddhist Church of San Francisco, Pacifica Institute, University of San Francisco

Rise of Antisemitism in America and Europe
Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Rise of Anti-Semitism in America Vs Europe

Reuben Rinder Chapel

In recent years, both America and Europe have seen a drastic increase of antisemitic vandalism, acts of violence and political rhetoric. What was once hidden is now at the forefront of our communities. But are we talking about the same phenomenon? Is what we watch in cities like Paris or Berlin comparable to Pittsburg? And how alarmed should we be? How can we do more to counter it? Come and be a part of this exploration and conversation with two renowned experts for both continents.

Seth Brysk is the ADL Central Pacific Regional Director, based in San Francisco, serving Northern California, Utah, and Hawai’i. He is one of the Jewish community’s primary interlocutors with diplomats; local, state and federal officials; clergy; and ethnic leaders promoting civil rights, justice and fair treatment for all. Previously, he was the AJC Regional Director in Los Angeles, JCRC Israel Center Director in Boston, and San Francisco Hillel Executive Director.

Rabbi Andrew Baker is AJC Director of International Jewish Affairs. In 2009, he was appointed Personal Representative on Combating Anti-Semitism of the Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and continues to serve in this position. He is an officer of the Jewish Claims Conference and has served on restitution and historical commissions in the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Romania and Slovakia. In recognition of his work in Europe he was decorated by the Presidents of Germany, Lithuania, Latvia and Romania. He is a past President of the Interfaith Conference of Washington, a former Commissioner of the District of Columbia Human Rights Commission, a past President of the Washington Board of Rabbis and a former chaplain at San Quentin Prison.


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Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jun 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service w/Guest Speaker Rabbi Halachmi (MMS)
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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with Guest Speaker:  Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, PhD

Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, PhD will speak on the subject: Does God Matter Now?  What if you had a serious relationship with God? What if we understood
ourselves as individuals and as a community as part of a Covenant? Answering these questions is the basis for Covenant Theology, the idea that we are in Covenantal relationship and that it matters in every area of our lives. Rabbi Sabath will share insights on three major Covenant theologians and why God might matter to us, especially now.

Dinner/Conversation will follow after services. At dinner,
Rabbi Sabath will speak on: The Meaning of the Hour: On Jewish Ethics in Times of Distress

Camp Nai Nai Nai Community Dinner + Late Shabbat
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El invite you to a special Camp Nai Nai Nai Community Dinner + Late Shabbat!

This summer the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El has partnered with Moishe house to bring you Camp Nai Nai Nai: the ultimate Jewish summer camp for adults.

We want to invite all Jewish young adults from around the Bay Area to come together for intimate dinners – between 10 and 12 people – at some of the best restaurants in the Inner Richmond. This will be an opportunity to learn more about Camp Nai Nai Nai, and meet other friends who might be going a well.

Following dinner, we will head over to Congregation Emanu-El for Late Shabbat service. The service will be followed by a lively Oneg with food, drinks, and the opportunity to meet people from other dinners and make more friends who will be coming to camp this summer!!

Register at the link above by June 12th to save your seat at a dinner! We will email you about your reservation the week of the dinner.

To learn more about camp check out it here:

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Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi Dinner and Learning
Jun 14 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm

The Meaning of the Hour: On Jewish Ethics in Times of Distress
After services, at a shabbat dinner (advanced registration required), Rabbi Sabath will offer a presentation and discussion on what we might learn from the rabbinic leaders of other ages in facing the crises and challenges of our current age. 
Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Ph.D.
Rabbi Sabath is a visionary thought leader, institutional builder, a strategic innovator and public speaker. Most recently Rabbi Sabath led a four-campus team at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC) as the National Director of Recruitment and Admissions. In 2013 she was appointed President's Scholar and most recently was also appointed Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought and Ethics. Rabbi Sabath taught courses on liturgy, modern Jewish thought, gender, and theology at HUC for over 16 years.
Prior to HUC, Rabbi Sabath served as Vice President of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and for over a decade as a member of the Institute's faculty.  Ordained in 1995, Rabbi Sabath also earned a Ph.D. in Jewish philosophy from the Jewish Theological Seminary. 
Rabbi Sabath is a senior fellow of the Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood, an alumna of the Wexner Foundation Graduate Fellowship and the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Rabbi Sabath lived in Israel for nearly 15 years and currently lives in Cincinnati with her husband, Rabbi Ofer Sabath Beit-Halachmi, and their three children.

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Memories Project

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