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Weekly Morning Minyan (Nov 3) 8:00 am
Weekly Morning Minyan (Nov 3)
Nov 3 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am
We are offering a weekly morning minyan for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here to navigate to our … Continued
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One Shabbat Service featuring author Judy Batalion 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service featuring author Judy Batalion
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, November 5th, at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Cantor Marsha Attie in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary and featuring our Charles Michael Scholar in … Continued
Judy Batalion – Light of Days Discussion 7:00 pm
Judy Batalion – Light of Days Discussion
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Learn with our Charles Michael Scholar in Residence, Judy Batalion, as she dives deeper into her latest book, is the New York Times bestseller, author of the highly-acclaimed The Light Of Days: The Untold Story of Women … Continued
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Torah Study with Judy Batalion (11/6/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Judy Batalion (11/6/2021)
Nov 6 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Charles Michael Scholar in Residence and New York Times Bestselling Author, Judy Batalion. The topic will be Silences: Story behind the untold stories of the Holocaust. To participate, click here.
Shabbat Morning Service – Talia Egrie (Meyer) 9:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Talia Egrie (Meyer)
Nov 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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 … Continued
Shabbat Morning Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
Nov 6 @ 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 AmazonThe Sefat Emet is the pinnacle of Hasidic … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Elijah Portnoy (Main) 11:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Elijah Portnoy (Main)
Nov 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 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 … Continued
Judy Batalion – Young Adult Discussion and Happy Hour 5:00 pm
Judy Batalion – Young Adult Discussion and Happy Hour
Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El is honored to host Judy Batalion, author of The Light of Days, which tells the story of young women resistance fighters who smuggled weapons, assassinated Nazis, and sabotaged German … Continued
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Judy Batalion – White Walls Conversation 9:30 am
Judy Batalion – White Walls Conversation
Nov 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Learn with our Charles Michael Scholar in Residence, Judy Batalion, as she explores her book: White Wall, Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess In Between: A conversation about the emotional legacy of the Holocaust. To learn … Continued
Women of Emanu-El Presidio Hike 10:30 am
Women of Emanu-El Presidio Hike
Nov 7 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Women’s Group Presidio HikeSunday, November 7, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm Join Temple Emanu-El women for a 5-mile hike in The Presidio. We’ll meet outside the Temple Emanu-El Arguello Street entrance at 10:30 am with … Continued
Do Good, Feel Good: Service Project #3 1:00 pm
Do Good, Feel Good: Service Project #3
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Do Good, Feel GoodOctober – November Want to give back? Emanu-El is thrilled to be partnering with Repair the World to present this 5-part service learning series for a group of 20s & 30s to engage … Continued
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Weekly Morning Minyan (Nov 10) 8:00 am
Weekly Morning Minyan (Nov 10)
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am
We are offering a weekly morning minyan for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here to navigate to our … Continued
Fabulous Texts with Rabbi Jason Rodich 12:00 pm
Fabulous Texts with Rabbi Jason Rodich
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Fabulous Texts from our Tradition with Rabbi Jason RodichDates: Nov 10 and 17, 12:00 – 12:55 PM on Zoom. Join Rabbi Rodich over lunch via Zoom for two 55 minute sessions of learning that you can do … Continued
Tribe for Men go to Sushi and Sake! 7:00 pm
Tribe for Men go to Sushi and Sake!
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join the Tribe for Men for an outdoor dinner of sushi and sake at Sushi Bistro on Wednesday, Nov 10 at 7-10pm. See friends you haven't seen for awhile and meet new friends, while gathering … Continued
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One Shabbat Service – (11/12/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (11/12/2021)
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, November 12th, at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Beth Singer and Cantor Marsha Attie in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary.To best ensure we can provide a safe … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer (11/13/21) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer (11/13/21)
Nov 13 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Shabbat Morning Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
Nov 13 @ 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 AmazonThe Sefat Emet is the pinnacle of Hasidic … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Alexander Goldberg (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Alexander Goldberg (Main)
Nov 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 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 … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Cole Taplin (Meyer) 10:45 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Cole Taplin (Meyer)
Nov 13 @ 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 … Continued
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Do Good, Feel Good: Service Project #4 1:00 pm
Do Good, Feel Good: Service Project #4
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Do Good, Feel GoodOctober – November Want to give back? Emanu-El is thrilled to be partnering with Repair the World to present this 5-part service learning series for a group of 20s & 30s to engage … Continued
Young Adult Movie Screening: Shiva Baby 3:00 pm
Young Adult Movie Screening: Shiva Baby
Nov 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm
All 20s & 30s are invited to join Emanu-El's Young Adult Community for our first movie screening in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary! We'll be screening writer/director Emma Seligman's Shiva Baby (2020). Stick around after the film for … Continued
Young Adult Movie Screening: Shiva Baby 3:15 pm
Young Adult Movie Screening: Shiva Baby
Nov 14 @ 3:15 pm – 5:45 pm
All 20s & 30s are invited to join Emanu-El's Young Adult Community for our first movie screening in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary! We'll be screening writer/director Emma Seligman's Shiva Baby (2020). Stick around after the film for … Continued
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Weekly Morning Minyan (Nov 17) 8:00 am
Weekly Morning Minyan (Nov 17)
Nov 17 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am
We are offering a weekly morning minyan for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here to navigate to our … Continued
Men’s Group – November 17, 2021 5:30 pm
Men’s Group – November 17, 2021
Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with a member of the clergy. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community.  During our next gathering, on … Continued
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Israel’s Weizmann Institute Satellite: ULTRASAT 11:00 am
Israel’s Weizmann Institute Satellite: ULTRASAT
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Imagine a satellite (ULTRASAT) weighing less than 500 pounds—half as much as a horse–that will revolutionize our view and understanding of the Universe.Because of rapid developments in technology and know-how from a small place (the … Continued
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One Shabbat Service – (11/19/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (11/19/2021)
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, November 19th, at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Arik Luck in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary.To best ensure we can provide a safe … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris (11/20/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris (11/20/2021)
Nov 20 @ 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.
Shabbat Morning Service – Violet and Eli Abta (Meyer) 10:45 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Violet and Eli Abta (Meyer)
Nov 20 @ 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 … Continued
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The Amazing Technicolor Dream Hike (Young Adults) 12:30 pm
The Amazing Technicolor Dream Hike (Young Adults)
Nov 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Back by popular demand: we’re going on an outdoor hike! This week’s Torah portion is all about Joseph and his beautiful coat. In his honor, we’ll be exploring the colors of the city. What colors … Continued
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Weekly Morning Minyan (Nov 24) 8:00 am
Weekly Morning Minyan (Nov 24)
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am
We are offering a weekly morning minyan for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here to navigate to our … Continued
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TURKEY BOWL X with your Tribe 8:30 am
TURKEY BOWL X with your Tribe
Nov 25 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
THIS IS TURKEY BOWL IX It's time to play football again, which can mean only one thing: Turkey Bowl X is finally upon us! What started 11 years ago with a few people tossing around a … Continued
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One Shabbat Service – (11/26/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (11/26/2021)
Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please join us this Friday for a Shabbat service led by our Late Shabbat clergy trio: Rabbi Sydney Mintz, Rabbi Jason Rodich and Cantor Marsha Attie. This lively Shabbat service will be led in the … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer (11/27/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer (11/27/2021)
Nov 27 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Shabbat Morning Service – Miriam Endelman (Meyer) 10:45 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Miriam Endelman (Meyer)
Nov 27 @ 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 … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Ryder Meisel (Main) 11:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Ryder Meisel (Main)
Nov 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 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 … Continued
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Community Chanukah Candle Lighting and Celebration 5:30 pm
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 … Continued
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Chanukah 2021

Community Chanukah Candle Lighting and Celebration
Tuesday, November 30, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Golden Gate Park Bandshell

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. 

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. We encourage you to bring a reusable cup or bottle filled with water or your favorite hot beverage to enjoy.

Advance registration required.


One Shabbat — Teen-Led Chanukah Service
Friday, December 3, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Main Sanctuary

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. Bring in your chanukiah and candles, and together we’ll welcome in the sixth night of Chanukah. 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.


Chanukah Havdallah with NFTY
Saturday, December 4, 2:00 – 6:00 pm, Temple Courtyard
$20 admission for members and non-members

All Bay Area high schoolers are invited to join us for Chanukah Havdallah – an afternoon of fun, friends, pizza and swag. This outdoor event will be led by teens from NFTY-CWR and Cantor Arik Luck.

To ensure a safe environment, we are requiring all attendees to provide negative rapid Covid test results (taken within 24 hours of this event) and proof of vaccination. Both are required for entry.

Advanced registration required. Registration closes November 29th. Please note: this event is only open to 9 – 12 graders.

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


Tzedek Council’s Annual Light of Giving
Sunday, December 12, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm OR 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Calling all givers of light! Please register to participate in our 4th Annual Light of Giving, hosted by Tzedek Council. As a community, we will assemble much-needed home goods for single adults who have experienced chronic homelessness.

This year’s effort will support our new partner HomeRise, whose “housing first” mission focuses on stabilizing residents and providing essential foundations and wraparound support. HomeRise’s newly-constructed Mission Bay South Block 9 (MB9) will permanently house 141 single adults beginning this spring. The majority of residents are people of color and many are mobility-impaired.

Light of Giving will take place at Emanu-El on Sunday, December 12 from 11am-12pm or 1pm-2pm. You are invited to join us in the Main Sanctuary Foyer for a festive gathering of community, action and celebration, as we assemble Modeh Ani Baskets filled with linens and kitchen staples. Modeh Ani is a Jewish prayer that is said upon waking each morning as an expression of gratitude for the gift of life.

Participants will have the opportunity to create personalized greetings and special art projects to illuminate the living spaces at MB9. Together, we will bring light and life to vulnerable adults in our community this Chanukah season!

Light of Giving participants should bring pre-purchased home goods estimated at $75-$100 to the event; Tzedek Council will supply Modeh Ani baskets for assembling.

Not able to join us at Light of Giving? You can still bring light by donating towards the purchase of appliances for MB9’s residents.

Last year’s Light of Giving raised over $30,000 to purchase strollers, car seats and portable cribs for Homeless Prenatal Program, in addition to 100 boxes of kitchen staples assembled by our congregants. Your participation this year will enable us to spread a message of resiliency and light to those in need this holiday season. Watch a video of 2020’s Light of Giving event below!


Projecting Light in the Darkness
November 28 – December 6


Original Installation by Ben Wood

This Chanukah, stroll past our building and look up! An innovative art project by multimedia storyteller and Emanu-El member, Ben Wood will be projected on Emanu-El’s façade from November 28 – December 6. This large-scale light installation re-animates details of our local, Jewish history, by interweaving holiday and archival images. You are invited to drive or stroll past our building on Arguello, after sundown, to celebrate and bask in the miracle of the Festival of Lights! A special thank you to Judi Leff for lending her expertise and research to make this historic project possible.
To learn more about Ben Wood, and the historical images used, click below.

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