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Sep
17
Sat
2022
Shabbat Morning Service – Bailey Tulchin (Main)
Sep 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 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.

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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HHD 2022 – S’lichot Program and Service
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Emanu-El in partnership with ACT and Grace Cathedral for a reading of short plays written by Ukrainian theatre artists. This evening is part of a worldwide effort to support Ukraine and the artists whose lives have been upended and destroyed by the war with Russia. Cantors Arik Luck and Marsha Attie will offer Ukrainian songs in counterpoint.

Here's the link to the official website with more info: https://www.citd.us/worldwide-ukrainian-play-readings

All donations go to the Ukrainian Playwrights for their contributions to this evening’s performance. Please note: Program material includes explicit language and may not be appropriate for children under 12. 

 

This program will be immediately followed by a traditional S'lichot service. 

*This service is open to members and the entire community. Registration is required for in-person attendance only. This event will also be livestreamed on our website.

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

  • Capacity is limited; advance registration is required. 
  • Please review our COVID-19 on-site event protocols, so you’ll know what to expect and how to prepare. 

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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Sep
18
Sun
2022
HHD 2022 – The Tribe for Men: Mikvah with Rabbi Bauer
Sep 18 @ 5:00 am – 8:00 am

The High Holy Days are a time where we open ourselves up and look deep inside our souls to examine who we have been and who we want to be. We confront who we are and what we can change, as well as what we cannot control.

Join Rabbi Ryan Bauer and your fellow Tribesmen (male-identifying only) for this morning of spiritual exploration and preparation. We will meet at Baker Beach for a short meditation followed by our mikvah in the ocean at dawn! Bring warm clothes, a towel and an appetite for a nosh afterwards!

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

  • Capacity is limited; advance registration is required. 
  • Please review our COVID-19 off-site event protocols, so you’ll know what to expect and how to prepare. 

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HHD 2022 – Women’s Mikvah with Cantor Attie (9/18/2022)
Sep 18 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Rosh Hashanah is a time of reflection, return and new beginnings. Please join us for our beautiful annual ritual of mikvah including meditation, chanting and immersion in the incredible Pacific Ocean at Baker Beach. Please bring warm clothes, a towel and an open heart. Our 8:30 am mikvah is for female-identified community members.

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

  • Capacity is limited; advance registration is required. 
  • Please review our COVID-19 off-site event protocols, so you’ll know what to expect and how to prepare. 

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HHD 2022 – Ark Moments (9/18/2022)
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

ARK MOMENTS

Sunday, September 18 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm.

Open House style.

We invite all member households to join us for a special way of coming together in our sanctuary.

Our rabbis will be available to greet you in the courtyard, offer you a new year blessing, and send you into the sanctuary with suggestions for how to have a meaningful moment in our sacred space. We would love to offer your family wishes for a sweet new year and an opportunity for all congregants to spend a moment in our sacred space.

In preparation for our communal return, we invite you to have a personal return to our sanctuary.

This has proven to be a very meaningful offering in the month of Elul.

Questions? Contact Ann Jackson at [email protected]

*In-person for members.

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

  • Capacity is limited; advance registration is required. 
  • Please review our COVID-19 on-site event protocols, so you’ll know what to expect and how to prepare. 

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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Teach-In on Reparations
Sep 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Congregation Emanu-El is Proud to Co-Sponsor:

San Francisco Black & Jewish Unity Coalition's Teach-In on Reparations for African Americans in California and San Francisco

Sunday, September 18

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Pacific

In-person at Congregation Sherith Israel and Virtual

Admission is free and open to all.

 

Featuring:

Dr. Shirley Weber

California Secretary of State

Dr. Theopia Jackson

The Association of Black Psychologists, Inc.

Saybrook University

Eric McDonnell

Chair of the SF Advisory Committee on Reparations for African Americans

Rev. Dr. Amos C. Brown

Vice chair of the CA State Task Force and member of the SF Advisory Committee

Please use the link below to register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teach-in-on-reparations-for-african-americans-in-california-and-sf-tickets-404187685247

Sep
23
Fri
2022
Elul Shabbat Services (Elul Siddur/Shofar blowing)
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for In-Person Friday Night Elul Shabbat Services this Friday, September 23rd at 6:00pm!

Led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer with Rabbinical Student and Director of Youth and Family Education Leo Fuchs and Cantor Marsha Attie.

For the month of Elul we are using a special prayerbook.

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.

If you would like to have your own Elul Prayerbook, Mishkan HaLev, you can order a hard copy or kindle version here.

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Sep
24
Sat
2022
Clergy-Led Torah Study (9/24/2022)
Sep 24 @ 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.

Sep
25
Sun
2022
HHD 2022 – Sounds of the Shofar: Children’s ERH Svc (9/25)
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Sounds of the Shofar: Children’s Erev Rosh HaShanah Service

Led by Rabbis Beth Singer, Jonathan Singer, Jason Rodich, and Sydney Mintz. Jonathan Bayer on music.

*This service will be in person for members; no livestream.

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

  • Capacity is limited; advance registration is required. 
  • Please review our COVID-19 on-site event protocols, so you’ll know what to expect and how to prepare. 

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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HHD 2022 – Erev RH Early Service with Cantor Luck (9/25/22)
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Join us in-person for Opening The Gates: Erev Rosh HaShanah Early Service from 5:30pm – 7:15pm!

Service led by Rabbis Ryan Bauer and Sarah Joselow Parris. Sermon by Rabbi Beth Singer. Music by Cantor Arik Luck.

*This service will be in person for members, as well as livestreamed for the community.

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

  • Capacity is limited; advance registration is required. 
  • Please review our COVID-19 on-site event protocols, so you’ll know what to expect and how to prepare. 

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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UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct
04
Kol Nidre

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

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