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Jun
2
Wed
2021
Weekday Evening Minyan (June 2)
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm

We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.

Jun
3
Thu
2021
Bari Weiss / Rabbi Sydney Mintz
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Conversation with Rabbi Sydney Mintz and Bari Weiss 

Free and open to the community, virtual event 

Thursday, June 3, 7:00pm 

Bari Weiss is a journalist and the author of “How to Fight Anti-Semitism,” which won a 2019 National Jewish Book Award and a Natan Notable Book Award. From 2017 to 2020, Bari was an opinion writer and editor at The New York Times. Before that, she was an op-ed and book review editor at The Wall Street Journal and a senior editor at Tablet Magazine

  

Bari is the winner, this year, of the inaugural Per Ahlmark award in recognition of her moral courage. She is also the winner of the Reason Foundation’s 2018 Bastiat Prize, which honors writing that “best demonstrates the importance of freedom with originality, wit, and eloquence.” In 2019, Vanity Fair called Weiss the Times's "star opinion writer" and The Jerusalem Post named Bari the seventh most influential Jew in the world.

This program is provided by the generosity of Jon Holman and Diana Grand.

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Dumplings & Kibitzin: An Evening for Asian Jewish Couples
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

People living at the intersection of Asian and Jewish identity know a secret: there are many commonalities between the cultures which may help explain why so many Asian/Jewish couples find their beshert in each other. We invite you to make new connections, share experiences, and talk about your journey. How have you been embraced by family, friends, and various communities? 

This gathering is for couples where one or both adults identify as Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, or multiracial Asian. We welcome one or both partners, though we encourage both to attend for the full experience.

This session will be hosted by congregant-on-sabbatical and former Tzedek Council member Anthony Witte, a Chinese, French, Russian Jew. We look forward to continuing conversations about Asian/Jewish culture and experiences at Emanu-El. Please join us!

Email [email protected] with any questions.

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Jun
4
Fri
2021
One Shabbat Service – (6/4/2021)
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for Limited In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Services beginning this Friday, June 4th, at 6:00 pm!

 

Led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Cantor Arik Luck in the Main Sanctuary.

 

We plan to start small as we carefully and thoughtfully plan our reopening. To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, there will be some limits initially. 

  • All services will be in the Main Sanctuary. 
  • Capacity is limited, and advance registration is required. 
  • Masks will be required at all times, along with social distancing and other safety requirements. Please review our COVID-19 safety protocols so you’ll know what to expect. 

Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. To follow along with prayers, click here for a free online Mishkan T'Filah prayer book.

We understand rules and norms are changing quickly. Our COVID advisory team continues to monitor legal requirements and best practices and may change requirements as the environment changes.

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Jun
5
Sat
2021
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 6/5/2021)
Jun 5 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.

Shabbat Morning Service – Ariella Albukerk (Main Sanctuary)
Jun 5 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Please join us for Shabbat morning service in our Main sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants.  

We plan to start small as we carefully and thoughtfully plan our reopening. To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, there will be some limits initially. 

  • All services will be in the Main Sanctuary. 
  • Capacity is limited, and advance registration is required. 
  • Masks will be required at all times, along with social distancing and other safety requirements. Please review our COVID-19 safety protocols so you’ll know what to expect. 

Click here to watch on our website livestream page. To follow along with prayers, click here for a free online Mishkan T'Filah prayer book.

We understand rules and norms are changing quickly. Our COVID advisory team continues to monitor legal requirements and best practices and may change requirements as the environment changes.

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Jun
9
Wed
2021
Weekday Evening Minyan (June 9)
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm

We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.

Jews Of Color Gathering (June 2021)
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Led by congregants who identify as Jews of Color, we are convening regular gatherings of Emanu-El members who identify as Jews of Color of any race or ethnicity, to meet each other, share stories, and explore the needs and hopes of our community. The intention is to create a safe space to share thoughts and engage in conversation. We acknowledge that while this need has always existed, it has been magnified recently within our Jewish community and in the broader society at large. Emanu-El is committed to ensuring safety, equity, and justice within our community and in the wider Jewish community. 

The June JoC gathering will be led by Imani Davis.

These gatherings are hosted by congregant Kristin Eriko Posner and board member Paula Pretlow.

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A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy – 2021
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a night of laughter and levity, emceed by Rabbi Sydney Mintz!

Price: $8 Members / $10 Non-Members

*This event is appropriate for adults 18+.

Performing Comedians:  

Aviva Siegel 

Aviva is a stand-up comic by day, and a stand-up comic by night. Her jokes are silly (clown horn sound) yet personal (awooga), and she really just wants to have fun up there. She’s been nominated as one of the “Best Comedians in the Bay” by the East Bay Express, and owns a “Best Actress” trophy that she bought for herself. Her comedy’s been featured in SF Sketchfest, The All Jane Comedy Festival, The Asheville Comedy Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, UCB Comedy Originals, and Heeb Magazine. 

Reena Calm 

Reena Calm is a pun-slinger who (was) touring the country full time, living out of her tricked-out Prius. She started in Chicago and left on a mission to make people laugh in all 50 States, a goal she was about to complete in May of 2020. You can find her book Once A Pun A Time: Legend Of A Sighs Queen on Amazon. She's been on Doug Loves Movies, was a Comic of the Week on The Jackie & Laurie Show, opened for Arsenio Hall, and has probably headlined some bar near you, or at least slept in a nearby parking lot. Follow her on Instagram @reenacalm for pictures of her travels. 

Clay Newman 

His comedy career began as just another way for the long-time theater nerd to get his stage fix, but he soon found that stand-up was his greatest passion and only actual skill. With his love for animals and mediocre editing prowess, you can see Clay any time on his YouTube series: The Zoo Review.  Clay is a regular feature at Comedy Underground in Seattle and DNA’s Comedy Lab in Santa Cruz, as well as a regular host at Punch Line and Cobb's in San Francisco, The Improv in San Jose, Rooster T Feathers in Sunnyvale, and Punch Line in Sacramento, and showcases at Flappers in Burbank. He’s recently been seen opening for Eric Andre, Andrew Santino, Ismo, Aida Rodriguez, Sam Tripoli, Andy Woodhull, and Sheng Wang.  

Ben Feldman 

Ben Feldman is a standup comedian and writer based in San Francisco who works the top comedy clubs and venues throughout California and beyond. Ben was named as one of the Best Comics To Watch by SF Weekly in 2013: "With a dry wit that was praised by Robin Williams himself, Feldman brings a cool East Coast charm to Bay Area stages. From a sarcastic rant to a subtle pun, his act is clever, playful, and delightfully provocative."   

Bryce Druzin 

Fresh out of college and dreaming of a career in stand-up, Bryce Druzin did what most aspiring comedians from the San Francisco Bay Area do: move to Idaho, get a job in a pizza joint, and spend a year telling jokes at hookah bars for crowds of disgruntled teenagers. Eager to perform in less smoke-filled venues, Bryce did a tour of duty in Chicago before returning home to the Bay Area, where his fearless and clever jokes on race, religion, politics and pillow fights make him a favorite of most audiences – but have been known to stick in the craw of some. 

*This event is appropriate for adults 18+. By registering, you are confirming you are of proper age.

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Jun
10
Thu
2021
Consul General of Israel with Rabbi Jonathan Singer
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Shlomi Kofman, Consul General of Israel, in Conversation with Rabbi Jonathan Singer

June 10th, 7:00 pm, virtual webinar



Join us for a discussion about the end of the Gaza conflict, changes in Israeli government, and how we talk about antisemitism.

Members only. Registration required. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct
04
Kol Nidre

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Office closed at 1:00 pm.

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