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Nov
30
Tue
2021
Community Chanukah Candle Lighting and Celebration
Nov 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Bring your friends, your family, and yourself to Golden Gate Park the evening of November 30th, as we welcome the light of Chanukah together! From 5:30 –6:00 pm, Jonathan Bayer and clergy will lead families in holiday song and activities. At 6:00 pm, our clergy will light the menorah, and lead us in joyful song and dance. Latkes and treats will fill the stomach, and the joy of gathering together will warm the soul.

Help the city stay green! Please bring a reusable container filled with water or your favorite hot beverage.

All eligible individuals must be vaccinated for all Emanu-El events, indoor or outdoor. Masks are required for everyone over the age of two, except when eating or drinking.

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Dec
3
Fri
2021
Teen-Led Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat Service – (12/3/2021)
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

If you enjoy our Teen-Led High Holy Day Services each year, then this special Chanukah Shabbat is for you! Join us as we bask in the light of community with a Teen-Led Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat Service, which will include a community candle lighting, infused with beautiful music and a spiritual welcoming of the holiday, led by our clergy. This special Shabbat is intended to be enjoyed by families and adults alike. The flames of the Chanukah menorah are a symbol of Jewish identity and continuity. We light the menorah for eight days to remember the miracle of the human spirit, honor the light of rededication and the Maccabees who put their trust in God. 

This service will be livestreamed on our website and on Facebook Live. Advance registration required for in-person attendance. To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: 

  • All services will be in the Main Sanctuary. 
  • Capacity is limited to allow attendees to social distance if they are more comfortable doing so.
  • Advance registration is required. 
  • Masks are required at all times inside.

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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Dec
4
Sat
2021
Torah Study with Rabbi Jason Rodich (12/4/2021)
Dec 4 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

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

Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (12/4/21)
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

A Zoom seminar – " The Spiritual Teachings of the Sefat Emet".

Text:

The Language of Truth, trans. & ed. Arthur Green (Jewish Publication Society).

Available in paperback on Amazon

The Sefat Emet is the pinnacle of Hasidic spirituality.

Background:

Only a very, very, modest familiarity with Hebrew but a serious interest in learning more will be needed.

Time:

Zoom invitations to be sent out at 9:45am each morning to those who sign up.

If interested, please contact Ariana Estoque, [email protected] or at 415-750-7552

Shabbat Morning Service – S. Gebler and D. Stringer
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Service in our Main Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! 

To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following:

 

  • This service will be in the Main Sanctuary. 
  • Capacity is limited to allow attendees to social distance if they are more comfortable doing so.
  • Advance registration is required. 
  • Masks are required at all times inside.
  • Please review our COVID-19 on-site event protocols so you’ll know what to expect. We're so excited to welcome you back to into our beautiful sanctuary.

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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Shabbat Morning Service – Violet Wolfe (Meyer)
Dec 4 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Service in our Martin Meyer Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! 

To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following:

 

  • This service will be in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary. 
  • Capacity is limited to allow attendees to social distance if they are more comfortable doing so.
  • Advance registration is required. 
  • Masks are required at all times inside.
  • Please review our COVID-19 on-site event protocols so you’ll know what to expect. We're so excited to welcome you back to into our beautiful sanctuary.

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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Chanukah Havdallah with NFTY-CWR at Emanu-El
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We are so excited to be hosting a Chanukah Havdallah in partnership with NFTY-CWR. NFTY supplements and supports Reform youth groups at the synagogue level. All Bay Area High schoolers are invited to have Havdallah in the Emanu-El courtyard. Led by teens from NFTY-CWR and Cantor Arik Luck, we will light the Chanukiah and bid Shabbat farewell with music, food, games, swag, and more! This event is open to all 9th – 12th grade students. Open to members and non-members. Admission is $20 per person. This is a student only event.

To ensure a safe environment, we are requiring all attendees to provide proof of vaccination.

Advanced registration required.

If you have any questions, email Tori Starks at [email protected]

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Dec
5
Sun
2021
Meditation in the Redwoods for YFE Parents
Dec 5 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

Join Rabbi Sydney Mintz and fellow YFE parents as we journey together from the Temple through the Arguello Gate and into the Redwoods for guided meditation, silence, chanting and healing prayers. An intimate opportunity to be in community with fellow parents in our Sunday School program and nurture those invaluable relationships.

More dates to follow in the coming months! 

To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following:

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Dec
10
Fri
2021
One Shabbat Service – (12/10/2021)
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, December 10th, at 6:00 pm!

Led by Rabbi Sydney Mintz and Cantor Marsha Attie in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary.

To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: 

  • Services will be in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary. 
  • Capacity is limited to allow attendees to social distance if they are more comfortable doing so.
  • Advance registration is required. 
  • Masks are required at all times inside.
  • Please review our COVID-19 on-site event protocols so you’ll know what to expect. We're so excited to welcome you back into our beautiful sanctuary.

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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Dec
11
Sat
2021
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris (12/11/2021)
Dec 11 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.

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