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Oct
21
Fri
2022
Shabbat Service
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for In-Person Shabbat Services this Friday, October 21st at 6:00 pm!

Led by Rabbi Beth Singer with 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.
  • 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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Dara Horn – Friday Night Dinner and Discussion
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Charles Michael Scholar-in-Residence Weekend

Deep Dive into Dara Horn's latest book, People Love Dead Jews.

Dinner and Discussion

Friday, October 21, 2022 – 7:30 – 9:00pm

Join us for a private dinner and discussion with author, Dara Horn. She will share more about her acclaimed book and participate in a Q&A following dinner.

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 TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostThe AtlanticSmithsonian Magazine, and The Jewish Review of Books, among many other publications, and she is a regular columnist for Tablet Magazine

This program is sponsored by the Charles Michael Lecture Endowment Fund

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Oct
22
Sat
2022
Clergy-Led Torah Study (10/22/2022)
Oct 22 @ 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.

Saturday Morning Dara Horn – Maimonides and More
Oct 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am

Charles Michael Scholar-in-Residence Weekend

Dara Horn will use her book, Guide for the Perplexed, to teach about Maimonides and more.

Saturday, October 22, 2022 – 9:15 – 10:00am

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 TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostThe AtlanticSmithsonian Magazine, and The Jewish Review of Books, among many other publications, and she is a regular columnist for Tablet Magazine

This program is sponsored by the Charles Michael Lecture Endowment Fund

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Shabbat Morning Service – Juliet Sugar (Main)
Oct 22 @ 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.
  • 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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Shabbat Morning Service – Zoe Kaul (Main)
Oct 22 @ 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.
  • 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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In Conversation with Dara Horn. YA event
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

YALC is honored to host esteemed scholar and author Dara Horn in conversation of her recent, award-winning book People Love Dead Jews. Published in 2021, People Love Dead Jews is a series of essays in which Horn reflects on subjects as far-flung as the international veneration of Anne Frank, the mythology that Jewish family names were changed at Ellis Island, and the blockbuster traveling exhibition Auschwitz. Throughout, she challenges us to confront the reasons why there might be so much fascination with Jewish deaths and so little respect for Jewish lives unfolding in the present.

This exclusive and free afternoon event for Young Adults only (20s-30s) is part of Dara Horn's Scholar in Residency at Congregation Emanu-El.

We will gather at BrewVino SF in the Mission for an interview and Q&A with Dara. Light food and drinks provided. This is an exclusive event with limited space, registration is required. 

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Oct
25
Tue
2022
Contemporary Jewish Ethics
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Contemporary Jewish Ethics: Examining Our World’s Issues from a Jewish Perspective

Come and explore all of the latest headline topics, such as going to war, reproductive rights, addiction, and even perjury, under a Jew lens. What do our sages have to say? What does Reform Responsa say? How do we navigate these challenging times while keeping our faith and tradition?

This course will be taught by Rabbi Jonathan Singer with special guests along the way.

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Intro to Judaism – Fall 2022
Oct 25 @ 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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Oct
28
Fri
2022
Shabbat Service
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for In-Person Shabbat Services this Friday, October 28th at 6:00 pm!

Led by Rabbi 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.

Event Signup

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