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Mar
1
Tue
2022
2023 10th grade NY trip 4/20-4/23
Mar 1 2022 @ 11:59 pm – Jan 26 2023 @ 1:00 pm

NY 10th grade trip: April 20th-23rd, 2023. Please reserve a spot for your student with a non-refundable $700 deposit (the balance of $700 is due by March 29, 2023).

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Jan
6
Fri
2023
Tot Shabbat – (1/6/23)
Jan 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

PJ PARTY SHABBAT!

Join us on our beautiful courtyard for dinner & teen-led activities at 5:00 pm. Followed by a joyful and engaging 30-minute service in Martin Meyer Sanctuary from 5:30 – 6:00 pm. 

No membership required! ALL kids 6 and under, their adults and older siblings are welcome, free of charge. 

*Registration required, preferably in advance but, if unable to register, please come and we will take your information at the gate.*

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

  • Advance registration is required. If for any reason you are not able to register in advance, you are still welcome to attend and we will take care of registration at the gate.
  • Please have your proof of vaccination and ID ready before approaching the front gate at Emanu-El. All individuals ages 5+ must show proof of vaccination. All ineligible for vaccination must provide proof of negative Covid test within 24 hours of the event.
  • Masking is voluntary.
  • 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.

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 Service
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for In-Person Shabbat Services this Friday, Janaury 6th at 6:00 pm!

Led by Rabbis Sydney Mintz and Sarah Joselow Parris with Cantor Marsha Attie.

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

  • Advance registration is required. If for any reason you are not able to register in advance, you are still welcome to attend, and we will take care of registration at the gate.
  • Full vaccination status is required for those eligible when participating in our programs (including booster for those eligible). Consistent with city, state, CDC and other public health authority guidance, COVID-19 vaccines are the most important and effective tool in preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death.
  • Masking is optional at all services and events taking place inside Emanu-El or for outdoor events, including in the courtyard
  • For those ineligible for vaccination, testing is required within 24 hours of the event (rapid antigen or PCR).
  • Although masks are not required, we understand that many people will continue to mask for a variety of reasons. We fully support those who choose to mask and invite all in our community to act in a spirit of non-judgmental kindness as we navigate this landscape together.
  • Please review our COVID-19 on-site event protocols.
  • We, along with our COVID-19 Advisory Team, will continue to monitor case rates in San Francisco and other important factors and respond to the changing circumstances accordingly.
  • Our services will continue to be held virtually on our Livestream page and Facebook Live.

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Jan
7
Sat
2023
Torah Study
Jan 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Each week, a member of our clergy leads a group in Torah Study, followed by Mourner’s Kaddish and Healing Prayer. While in general we are back in person as well as on zoom, for the next two weeks we’ll be on zoom only. Please check Torah Study session webpage to access Zoom link.

2023 Shabbat Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This year Rabbi Kushner will be using Arthur Green’s Speaking Torah: Spiritual teachings from around the Maggid’s Table (Genesis-Leviticus).

Zoom meetings, Saturday mornings, 10:00 am – 11:00am

First session: Saturday morning, September 24,

2nd session, Oct 8

3rd session, Oct 15 (Hol haMoed Sukkot)

4th session conjointly with Author in Residence, Dara Horn at Emanu-El

5th session (now on a regular weekly calendar) Oct 29

No class, Thanksgiving weekend

Dec 17 perhaps an in-person meeting at Emanu-El

Dec 24, Dec 31 Winter recess

Jan 7 resume weekly calendar

Jan 21 no class

Classes will continue thru May 2023

To register, please contact [email protected] to have your name & email address added to the Zoom invitation list.

Shabbat Morning Service – Ever Estoque (Meyer)
Jan 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Services 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:

 

  • Service will be in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary. 
  • Advance registration is required. If for any reason you are not able to register in advance, you are still welcome to attend and we will take care of registration at the gate.
  • Proof of vaccination is no longer checked at the front gate.
  • Masks are optional indoors.
  • 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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Jan
10
Tue
2023
Intro to Judaism – Winter 2023
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Emanu-El clergy to learn about the breadth and wonder of Jewish tradition. This class is a pathway for the adult learner who wishes to discover or deepen Jewish knowledge, non-Jews who are marrying a Jewish partner, and those who are considering conversion to Judaism. Participants register for each trimester separately.

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Jan
12
Thu
2023
Marin Gathering – January 2023
Jan 12 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join Rabbi Jonathan for our January Marin Gathering at Book Passage Bookstore & Cafe (51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera) from 4:30 – 5:30pm on Thursday, January 12, 2023.

Hope you can join us!

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Jan
13
Fri
2023
36th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Pulpit Exchange Weekend
Jan 13 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm

36th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Pulpit Exchange

Friday through Monday, January 13 – 16, 2023, Congregation Emanu-El and Third Baptist Church joined together once again for a weekend of worship, sermons, music, and the opportunity to connect.

With all the strife, division, racism and antisemitism of this time, we all need this weekend. So thank you for working together to create sacred space standing together clearly against hate directed at any and all minority groups.

Friday, January 13, 2023 

MLK Pulpit Exchange Shabbat Service 

5:00 pm gather, 6:00 pm service

For the 36th year, Congregation Emanu-El and Third Baptist join together in person for an incredible opportunity to gather and stand in solidarity with our friends at Third Baptist against all forms of hate! With so much strife and division in the world, this service helps us connect and learn from one another. We hope that you will join us for what is sure to be a beautiful sermon from Rev. Amos Brown on Friday night. Meal provided in our beautiful Main Sanctuary Foyer beforehand, starting at 5:00 PM. 

Gather. Learn. Connect.  

5:00 pm Gather in the Main Sanctuary Foyer for food and schmoozing! 

6:00 pm Services with music from Emanu-El and Third Baptist 

Sermon: Reverend Amos Brown 

Festive dessert gathering following services. 

Register here.

Sunday, January 15, 2023 

MLK Commemoration Sunday Service 

Emanu-El joins Third Baptist for Sunday services 

10:00 am Service 

We are so grateful to be back in person with Third Baptist Church and Emanu-El clergy on Sunday, January 15th! The MLK Pulpit Exchange is an integral part of our community partnership with Third Baptist Church, and we look forward to being a part of the Sunday Service each year.

Join us at the Church for an impactful morning service led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer with music by Cantor Marsha Attie and greetings from Congregation Emanu-El President Ellen Fleishhacker, followed by luncheon with our partners at Third Baptist. With those trying to pull all of us apart, this is a chance to show that we are standing together. We can't wait to see you there!

Monday, January 16, 2023 

Emanu-El joins SF Unity Coalition for the MLK March 

11:00 AM  

This 1.5-mile march starts at SF's Caltrain Station (4th and King) and crosses over the Lefty O'Doul Bridge near Oracle Park. It then stops in the Willie Mays Plaza to commemorate the Edmunds Pettus Bridge crossing of the famous Selma-to-Montgomery, Alabama march, a symbol of violence and victory during the civil rights era. 

After stopping for a few minutes, the march will continue north to the Yerba Buena Gardens. This is where you can enjoy several other events that will take place throughout the day. 

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MLK Commemoration Shabbat Service
Jan 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For the 36th year, Congregation Emanu-El and Third Baptist join together in person for an incredible opportunity to gather together and stand in solidarity with our friends at Third Baptist against all forms of hate! With so much strife and division in the world, this service helps us connect and learn from one another. We hope that you will join us for what is sure to be a beautiful sermon from Rev. Amos Brown on Friday night. Meal provided in our beautiful Main Sanctuary Foyer beforehand, starting at 5:00 PM.

Gather. Learn. Connect.

5:00 pm Gather in the Main Sanctuary Foyer for food and schmoozing!

6:00 pm Services with music from Emanu-El and Third Baptist

Sermon: Reverend Amos Brown

Festive dessert gathering following services

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