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Jun
17
Fri
2022
Shabbat Service – (6/17/2022)
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, June 17th at 6:00 pm with special guest speaker, San Francisco City Supervisor Rafael Mandelman. Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Arik Luck.

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 72 hours of the event.
  • Masks are required for services taking place, indoors, at Emanu-El. During services and lifecycle events, those on the bimah may unmask.
  • Masks are not required for outdoor events, including the courtyard.
  • 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.

Our services will also continue to be held virtually, on our Livestream page and Facebook Live. 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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Conversation & Dinner with City Supervisor Rafael Mandelman
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Tzedek Council invites you for a special conversation and dinner with San Francisco City Supervisor Rafael Mandelman about the homelessness and housing crisis our city is facing. This is a rare opportunity to engage with a City Supervisor, ask questions that are important to you, and learn more about what you can do to make our community more equitable for all. Supervisor Mandelman will join clergy for Friday night services in the Main Sanctuary. During a dinner following the service, we will hear from Supervisor Mandelman, in conversation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer. Participants are invited to send in questions for Supervisor Mandelman at the time of registration.

Supervisor Mandelman has served on the Board of Supervisors since July 2018. He has worked to address the City’s mental health and substance use crises. He represents District 8 and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Rules Committee and as a member of the Government Audit and Oversight Committee of the Board of Supervisors.

This is a Members Only Event. Space is limited for this event and registration is required. The cost of dinner is $20.

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Jun
18
Sat
2022
Clergy-Led Torah Study (6/18/2022)
Jun 18 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.

Shabbat Morning Service – Levi Saltiel Negrillo (Main)
Jun 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Services 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:

 

  • Service will be in the Main 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.
  • 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 72 hours of the event.
  • Masks are required for services taking place, indoors, at Emanu-El. During services and lifecycle events, all those on the bimah may unmask.
  • Masks are not required for outdoor events, including the courtyard.
  • 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 – Hudson Soofer (Meyer)
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 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.
  • 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 72 hours of the event.
  • Masks are required for services taking place, indoors, at Emanu-El. During services and lifecycle events, all those on the bimah may unmask.
  • Masks are not required for outdoor events, including the courtyard.
  • 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 – Lilian Gross and Sasha Seid (Main)
Jun 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Services 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:

 

  • Service will be in the Main 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.
  • 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 72 hours of the event.
  • Masks are required for services taking place, indoors, at Emanu-El. During services and lifecycle events, all those on the bimah may unmask.
  • Masks are not required for outdoor events, including the courtyard.
  • 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.

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
24
Fri
2022
Pride Shabbat Service – (6/24/2022)
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Emanu-El is proud to partake in San Francisco LGBTQ Pride! All are welcome to join us for our annual Pride Shabbat service at 6:00 pm on Friday, June 24th.

Led by Rabbis Jason Rodich and Jonathan Singer and Cantor Roslyn Barak.

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 72 hours of the event.
  • Masks are required for services taking place, indoors, at Emanu-El. During services and lifecycle events, all those on the bimah may unmask.
  • Masks are not required for outdoor events, including the courtyard.
  • 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.

Our services will also continue to be held virtually, on our Livestream page and Facebook Live. 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
25
Sat
2022
Clergy-Led Torah Study (6/25/2022)
Jun 25 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.

Jun
26
Sun
2022
Men’s Group – June 26, 2022
Jun 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Gentlemen of the El,

 

Join for our next Men's Group on Sunday, June 26th from 9:30am to 11am. We will join for a summer Sunday morning gathering in-person at a congregant's home. We will focus on the right to abortion from a Jewish perspective and allyship as men.

Venue address will be provided upon registration.

 

L’shalom,

Rabbi Jonathan

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Jun
28
Tue
2022
Emanu-El Reads: The Guide For The Perplexed (Dara Horn)
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Group Discussion of "A Guide for the Perplexed: A Novel" with Rabbi Jonathan Singer.

Tuesday, June 28, 7:00 – 8:30pm, via Zoom

Rabbi Jonathan Singer will lead this conversation.

Emanu-El Reads – Summer Book Options for our Charles Michael Scholar-in-Residence, Dara Horn 

Leading up to our October scholar, join us in reading two of her most outstanding books. Then, come together virtually and at Emanu-El for in-depth discussions! 

 

A Guide For the Perplexed: A novel – Software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi has invented an application that records everything its users do. When she visits the Library of Alexandria as a tech consultant, she is abducted in Egypt’s postrevolutionary chaos with only a copy of the philosopher Maimonides’ famous work to anchor her—leaving her jealous sister Judith free to take over her life. A century earlier, Cambridge professor Solomon Schechter arrives in Egypt, hunting for a medieval archive hidden in a Cairo synagogue. Their stories intertwine in this spellbinding novel of how technology changes memory and how memory shapes the soul. 

Dara Horn is the award-winning author of six books, including the novels In the Image (Norton 2002), The World to Come (Norton 2006), All Other Nights (Norton 2009), A Guide for the Perplexed (Norton 2013), and Eternal Life (Norton 2018), and the essay collection People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present (Norton 2021). One of Granta magazine’s Best Young American Novelists (2007), she is the recipient of two National Jewish Book Awards, the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, the Harold U. Ribalow Award, and the Reform Judaism Fiction Prize, and she was a finalist for the Wingate Prize, the Simpson Family Literary Prize, and the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Her books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books, Booklist’s 25 Best Books of the Decade, and San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Books of the Year, and have been translated into eleven languages. Her nonfiction work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Smithsonian Magazine, and The Jewish Review of Books, among many other publications, and she is a regular columnist for Tablet Magazine. Horn received her doctorate in comparative literature from Harvard University, studying Yiddish and Hebrew. She has taught courses in these subjects at Sarah Lawrence College and Yeshiva University, and held the Gerald Weinstock Visiting Professorship in Jewish Studies at Harvard. She has lectured for audiences in hundreds of venues throughout North America, Israel, and Australia. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children. 

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Oct
04
Kol Nidre

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

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