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Cooking for Congregants – January 3 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – January 3 2019
Jan 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led by congregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi, and congregant and chef Sari Swig. Together, up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
Side by Side January 2019 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side January 2019 Session
Jan 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side January 2019 Session
When registering below, please indicate that you will not be attending and register your child as your guest. Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jan 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg, MMR 5:00 pm
Pre-Oneg, MMR
Jan 4 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jan 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (Main)
Jan 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-01-04 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-01-04
Jan 4 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children.  First Friday of the month, 6:15 p.m. in Guild Hall.  Mediterranean food will be provided.Adult Members – $20.00, Children ages 3-10 – $10.00, Non-member Adults – $24.00.Event Signup
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jan 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Cooking for Congregants – January 10 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – January 10 2019
Jan 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led by congregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi, and congregant and chef Sari Swig. Together, up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
Dat Challah Dough 6:30 pm
Dat Challah Dough
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dat Challah DoughThursday, January 10, 6:30-8:30 pmThe Young Adult Leadership Community at Emanu-El in collaboration with Moishe House Nob HIll brings you: Dat Challah Dough!Let's get together and bake the Challahs for January's Late Shabbat … Continued
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Men’s Group – January 13, 2019 9:30 am
Men’s Group – January 13, 2019
Jan 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - January 13, 2019 @ Private Residence
Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with a member of the clergy at a private home. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community. This … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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The Art of Asking: Dating Tips for 2019 6:30 pm
The Art of Asking: Dating Tips for 2019
Jan 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
It’s the start of the new year, and with that comes new dating adventures! Whether you’re having fun or in a serious relationship, consent and reading body language are key. Join us as we continue … Continued
Women’s Group – Volunteer Project, January 2019 6:30 pm
Women’s Group – Volunteer Project, January 2019
Jan 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nurture Yourself and the CommunityJoin together with members of Congregation Emanu-El's Women's Group for a night of volunteering and self-care.  We will start off the evening with a discussion about self-care and how we can incorporate … Continued
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2019 Conversion Group 6:00 pm
2019 Conversion Group
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
2019 Conversion Group meeting for Conversion students currently working with an assigned Rabbi but have not completed the Conversion Process.This group is moderated by Rabbi Jason RodichThe group will meet once a month January thru … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jan 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
MLK Pre-Oneg (Foyer) 6:30 pm
MLK Pre-Oneg (Foyer)
Jan 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
MLK Commemoration Service (Main) 7:30 pm
MLK Commemoration Service (Main)
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Annual MLK Pulpit Exchange with Third Baptist Church/CongregationEmanu-El Interfaith Services, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Pre-OnegFriday, January 18, 6:30, Main Sanctuary FoyerMLK Commemoration ServiceFriday, January 18, 7:30 – 9:00 pm, Main SanctuarySunday Morning ServiceSunday, January … Continued
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Shabbat Morning Service-Harrison Kahn (Main) 9:15 am
Shabbat Morning Service-Harrison Kahn (Main)
Jan 19 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study (Lib) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Lib)
Jan 19 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Minyan-Simon Moscovici (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Minyan-Simon Moscovici (MMS)
Jan 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Women’s March in San Francisco 11:00 am
Women’s March in San Francisco
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Women's March in San Francisco
The Jewish community is proud to march in the local Women’s March San Francisco and will be gathering as a group at 11:00 am at City Hall on the corner of Van Ness and Grove Streets … Continued
Tu B’Shvat Celebration at Mountain Lake Park 4:00 pm
Tu B’Shvat Celebration at Mountain Lake Park
Jan 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Join Rabbi Carla Fenves and song leader Mimi Greisman for a special outdoor Tu B'Shvat celebration in beautiful Mountain Lake Park. Tu B'Shevat, the 15th of Shevat in the Jewish calendar, is the day that … Continued
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Interfaith Community- Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2019 5:00 pm
Interfaith Community- Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2019
Jan 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Interfaith Community- Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2019
Every January, Congregation Emanu-El joins in the mitzvah of feeding the hungry by providing volunteers to shop, cook and serve dinner to over 100 homeless men for eight consecutive nights at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. … Continued
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The Tribe for Women – Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2019 5:00 pm
The Tribe for Women – Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2019
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Every January, Congregation Emanu-El joins in the mitzvah of feeding the hungry by providing volunteers to shop, cook and serve dinner to over 100 homeless men for eight consecutive nights at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. … Continued
Malcolm Hoenlein – Jan 2019 7:00 pm
Malcolm Hoenlein – Jan 2019
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Malcolm HoenleinWednesday, January 23, 2019  7:00 – 9:00pmMartin Meyer SanctuaryMalcolm Hoenlein is the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the coordinating body for 53 national Jewish organizations.  He … Continued
Chuppah and Beyond Winter 2019 7:15 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Winter 2019
Jan 23 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Six Wednesdays, 7:15 – 9:15 pm Are you an engaged or newly married couple? Then this series is meant for you. The Chuppah and Beyond program will help you build and strengthen the foundational tools for a successful, … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – January 24 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – January 24 2019
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led by congregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi, and congregant and chef Sari Swig. Together, up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
LifeStream Speaker Luncheon 2019-01-24 11:30 am
LifeStream Speaker Luncheon 2019-01-24
Jan 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
LifeStream Luncheon Ticket for January 24Event Signup
The Tribe for Men – Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2019 5:00 pm
The Tribe for Men – Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2019
Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join your fellow Tribesmen for our yearly mitzvah of serving over 100 homeless men a hearty dinner at a local shelter in San Francisco. This is a special night, where giving a smile along with … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Teens – Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2019 5:00 pm
Teens – Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2019
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Volunteer to cook during our winter Interfaith Shelter Feedings!  Every January, Congregation Emanu-El joins in the mitzvah of feeding the hungry by providing volunteers to shop, cook and serve dinner to over 100 homeless men … Continued
New Member Shabbat 5:30 pm
New Member Shabbat
Jan 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Honor us with your presence as we honor you during New Member Shabbat.  We invite you to both a pre-oneg at 5:30 pm, and a dessert reception following services.  Friday evening Shabbat services are from … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jan 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Torah Study (Lib) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Lib)
Jan 26 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
LGBTQ Family Get Together 10:00 am
LGBTQ Family Get Together
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Calling all Emanu-El LGBTQ  families with school-age children! Please join us at a congregant's home for brunch with Rabbi Rodich, Rabbi Mintz, and Director of Education Lom Friedman. Games and activities for kids of all ages.                                                   Event … Continued
Shabbat Morning Minyan-Eli Perman (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Minyan-Eli Perman (MMS)
Jan 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Preschool Family Pajama Picnic and Havdalah 4:00 pm
Preschool Family Pajama Picnic and Havdalah
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Preschool Family Pajama Picnic and Havdalah @ Courtyard / MMR
Get out your PJs and picnic blankets and join us for a very special family pajama party picnic and Havdalah service on Saturday, January 26th from 4-5:30 pm. The party will be held in the … Continued
Congregant Night- Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2019 5:00 pm
Congregant Night- Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2019
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Volunteer to cook during our winter Interfaith Shelter Feedings!  Every January, Congregation Emanu-El joins in the mitzvah of feeding the hungry by providing volunteers to shop, cook and serve dinner to over 100 homeless men … Continued
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Young Adult – Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2019 5:00 pm
Young Adult – Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2019
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Volunteer to cook with other young adults during our winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners!  Every January, Congregation Emanu-El joins in the mitzvah of feeding the hungry by providing volunteers to shop, cook and serve dinner to … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
Congregant Night 2- Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2019 5:00 pm
Congregant Night 2- Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2019
Jan 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Volunteer to cook during our winter Interfaith Shelter Feedings!  Every January, Congregation Emanu-El joins in the mitzvah of feeding the hungry by providing volunteers to shop, cook and serve dinner to over 100 homeless men … Continued
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LifeStream Speaker Luncheon 2019-01-29 11:30 am
LifeStream Speaker Luncheon 2019-01-29
Jan 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
LifeStream Luncheon Ticket for January 29Event Signup
Tzedek Council- Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2019 5:00 pm
Tzedek Council- Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2019
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Volunteer to cook during our winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners!  Every January, Congregation Emanu-El joins in the mitzvah of feeding the hungry by providing volunteers to shop, cook and serve dinner to over 100 homeless men … Continued
Tribe for Women – Wine, Yarn, and Sweet Treats 7:00 pm
Tribe for Women – Wine, Yarn, and Sweet Treats
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cindy Weil, a fellow Tribe member and Founder of the Immigrant Yarn Project will be co-hosting a knit night and wine tasting, along with Laurie Beijen.The Immigrant Yarn Project is a massive work of crowd-sourced yarn … Continued
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Seeing Through the Wall – Movie 7:00 pm
Seeing Through the Wall – Movie
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Seeing Through the Wall: Meeting Ourselves in Palestine and Israel  Art exhibit, movie screening and discussion with the film’s creator and Rabbi Stephen Pearce who was a participant on this journey  Wednesday, January 30  7:00 … Continued
Chuppah and Beyond Winter 2019 7:15 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Winter 2019
Jan 30 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Winter 2019 dates for Chuppah and Beyond are: January 23, 30 and February 6, 13, 20, and 27 plus 2 home-hosted Shabbat dinners Six consecutive Wednesdays, 7:15 – 9:15 pm Topics covered include:  Recognizing the challenges of communication Managing … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – January 31, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – January 31, 2019
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led by congregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi, and congregant and chef Sari Swig. Together, up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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Congregant Gatherings

 

 

Congregant Gatherings

As a large congregation, we recognize the importance of small group connection and we create many opportunities for learning, socializing, and enjoying local culture together. These gatherings generally occur in the evening hours or on weekends.

For weekday gatherings at the temple, check out these opportunities.

| Interfaith Group | Men’s Group | The Tribe for Men | Women’s Group | Tribe for Women

 

Get Ready for Torah Softball!

Get your bats and gloves ready and join the best softball league in the Bay Area, BATS. (Bay Area Torah Softball) Congregation Emanu-El is recruiting members to play on their adult co-ed softball team. The BATS softball league provides a fun and non-competitive environment for softball players of all skill levels! The league consists of teams from synagogues in the city and Marin. The season starts in April and the playoffs end in early July. All games will be played on Sundays, and the location will alternate between San Francisco and Marin. The team would be self-funded and is about $54 per player. This includes field rentals, umpires, and balls. If you are interested in joining the team or have any questions please contact Shelby David, sdavid@emanuelsf.org 415-751-2541 x177.

Registration Deadline is February 28, 2019.


Interfaith Group

What Emanu-El Means When Using the Term “Interfaith”

When Emanu-El says “interfaith” in the context of “interfaith couple” or “interfaith family” or “people in interfaith relationships,” we’re inclusive of both immediate and extended families – interfaith couples where one person is Jewish and one is not, couples that include converts to Judaism who still have non-Jewish relatives, people with one Jewish parent, parents of intermarried children, grandparents of children being raised by intermarried parents, etc.

Interfaith families may include those who identify their family as Jewish, as more than one religion, as a “faithist” couple – one that tries to connect two partners’ point’s of view, one Jewish with a belief in a higher power and the other, an atheist looking at different interpretations and connections to Jewish traditions and custom, or who are unsure of how they identify. Our goal is to meet these families where they are and facilitate deeper connection to Jewish life. In addition, we recommend interfaithfamily.com as a valuable resource.

Interested in learning more about Judaism? Take a look at Introduction to Judaism.

Upcoming Interfaith Group Events:

 

Interfaith Night – Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2019

January 22, 2019
5:00 – 8:30 pm
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Please register.

Every January, Congregation Emanu-El joins in the mitzvah of feeding the hungry by providing volunteers to shop, cook and serve dinner to over 100 homeless men for eight consecutive nights at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. These clients are extremely grateful to receive home-cooked meals served by people who look them in the eye and let them know they care. Different congregant groups represent the synagogue each night, and each group brings a unique flavor to the evening and takes home unforgettable memories.

We invite you to volunteer to cook and serve dinner on Wednesday, January 22, 2019. You will meet at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church for the evening.


Men’s Group

rabbi jonathan singer

Men’s Group events are congregant-only and require registration.

Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with a member of the clergy at a private home. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community. All events are 9:30 – 11:30 am unless otherwise noted. Men’s Group events are congregant only and require registration.

Thanks to donations from two members of the Men’s Group, the majority of gatherings are now offered for free.  If you would like to sponsor a Men’s Group breakfast, please let us know.

February 24
9:30 am

Please register.  

Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with a member of the clergy at a private home. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community. This month, you’ll have the opportunity to learn with Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer.  You’ll meet at a home in Cole Valley; address provided upon registration.

If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Reiner at rreiner@emanuelsf.org or (415) 751-2541 x170.

Men’s Group events are congregant only and require registration.


The Tribe for Men

tribe with rabbi bauer

An active and committed group of dads of Congregation Emanu-El ages 30-50, with children ages 0-18, who regularly come together in meaningful ways to have fun and form real relationship through deep connections and intimate community. Tribe for Men events are congregant-only and require registration. The Tribe for Men welcomes all fathers who fit the criteria above, regardless of gender and/or sexual identity. 

 

The Tribe for Men’s Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinner  followed by Sushi, Sake, and more Sake!  

Thursday, January 24, 5:00 – 8:30 pm
St. Mark’s Church


Register Here!

Join your fellow Tribesmen for our yearly mitzvah of serving more than 100 homeless men a hearty dinner at a local shelter in San Francisco. This is a special night, where giving a smile along with a full plate of food allows us to pray with our feet. And, once we have fed the hungry, as our Tribe-tradition goes, we will then convene for our annual no-host dinner tradition of our own (details given upon registration).

 

Great People, Great Workout! Great Tribe! 

Date: Sunday, February 3
Time: 10 – 11 am 
Location: AW-Personalized Training & Sports Performance, 2940 Geary Boulevard, SF 
Cost: $8

Register here!

Tribesmen Leo Shveyd is opening up his gym, AW-Personalized Training & Sports Performance, exclusively for the Tribe for Men where he will tailor a workout for all to be able to participate and excel. 

This is a chance for you and your fellow Tribe members to free yourselves from excuses you made in 2018 and now kick-off 2019 the right way.  Sweat and smile, while Leo leads you through an energizing workout and learn a few things to carry forward into your own training.  

Coffee, green juices, coconut waters, etc. are all available to help you as you come down from your endorphin rush! 

Charge $8 cover whatever drinks costs and any overage to charity 


Women’s Group

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The Congregation Emanu-El Women’s Group offers a wide variety of diverse programs, spanning all demographics of the temple. Please stay tuned for upcoming programs!

 


The Tribe for Women

The Tribe for Women is a group of Congregation Emanu-El mothers of children, birth through 18 years old. We look forward to seeing you at our next event.

The Tribe for Women – Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2019

January 23, 2019
5:00 – 8:30 pm
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Please register.

Every January, Congregation Emanu-El joins in the mitzvah of feeding the hungry by providing volunteers to shop, cook and serve dinner to over 100 homeless men for eight consecutive nights at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. These clients are extremely grateful to receive home-cooked meals served by people who look them in the eye and let them know they care. Different congregant groups represent the synagogue each night, and each group brings a unique flavor to the evening and takes home unforgettable memories.

We invite you to volunteer to cook and serve dinner on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 with The Tribe for Women. You will meet at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church for the evening.

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