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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Mar 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Passover Yoga with Julie Emden 12:00 pm
Passover Yoga with Julie Emden
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Passover Yoga Sessions with Julie Emden Friday afternoons, 12:00 – 1:30pm March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $10 per class (cash onsite) or $40 for whole series Deepen your experience of the Passover holiday this … Continued
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Mar 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-03-01 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-03-01
Mar 1 @ 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. Thai food will be provided.Adult Members- $20.00, Children ages 3-10- $10.00, Non-member Adults- $24.00.Event Signup
Access Shabbat – March 2019 7:00 pm
Access Shabbat – March 2019
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Let it go! Let it go! All your worries and the daily minutia of your work week and come celebrate Shabbat as part of your mini-spa vacation. Members Alina and David Jordan have graciously opened … Continued
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Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Side by Side March 2019 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side March 2019 Session
Mar 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side March 2019 Session
Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with their parent or caregiver by their side. Our Side by Side program is rich in Jewish … Continued
Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Mar 5 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Brown Bag March 2019 12:00 pm
Brown Bag March 2019
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us for this monthly drop-in learning session with a member of our clergy. Bring your lunch, build community, enjoy some Torah!This program occurs on the first Wednesday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 … Continued
Limonata and Learning March 2019 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning March 2019
Mar 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for a no-host study session at Book Passage in Corte Madera. Take a break from your day with a little Torah, a little nosh, and a little discussion. Grab a snack or a … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Mar 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Community Dinners + Late Shabbat March 8 2019 6:30 pm
Community Dinners + Late Shabbat March 8 2019
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We want to invite all Jewish young adults from around the Bay Area to come together for intimate dinners – between 8 and 10 people – at some of the best spots in the Inner … Continued
YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
Mar 8 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Mar 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Mar 12 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
SPARK – Jewish Feminism Transformed Judaism 6:30 pm
SPARK – Jewish Feminism Transformed Judaism
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
How Jewish Feminists Transformed Judaism… and American Culture with Rabbi Jane Litman. All four non-Orthodox denominations (Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, Renewal) are now headed by women. This would have been unimaginable forty years ago, and thought … Continued
SPARK – Jewish Masculinity 6:30 pm
SPARK – Jewish Masculinity
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jewish Masculinity in the #MeToo Era with Rabbi Joshua Ladon Reckoning seriously with questions of power and gender inequality requires us to investigate and reimagine notions of masculinity. In this class, we will study traditional … Continued
SPARK – Mussar 6:30 pm
SPARK – Mussar
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Things They Never Taught You In Hebrew School: The Practice of Mussar with Rabbi Beth Singer  Rabbi Beth Singer will offer an introduction to the concept of Mussar, an old and evolving Jewish practice that … Continued
SPARK – Jewish Feminism Transformed Judaism 6:45 pm
SPARK – Jewish Feminism Transformed Judaism
Mar 12 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
How Jewish Feminists Transformed Judaism… and American Culture with Rabbi Jane Litman. All four non-Orthodox denominations (Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, Renewal) are now headed by women. This would have been unimaginable forty years ago, and thought … Continued
SPARK – Jewish Masculinity 6:45 pm
SPARK – Jewish Masculinity
Mar 12 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Jewish Masculinity in the #MeToo Era with Rabbi Joshua Ladon Reckoning seriously with questions of power and gender inequality requires us to investigate and reimagine notions of masculinity. In this class, we will study traditional … Continued
SPARK – Mussar 6:45 pm
SPARK – Mussar
Mar 12 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Things They Never Taught You In Hebrew School: The Practice of Mussar with Rabbi Beth Singer  Rabbi Beth Singer will offer an introduction to the concept of Mussar, an old and evolving Jewish practice that … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – March 14, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – March 14, 2019
Mar 14 @ 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 two volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Mar 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Guided Meditation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, March 2019 5:30 pm
Guided Meditation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, March 2019
Mar 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The Torah-based teachings and practices of Meditation (Avodah) and loving-kindness (gimilut chasadim) are at the heart of our meditation at Emanu-El. Practicing our יְהֹוָה Meditation develops mindfulness, and the capacity to become more conscious and find Shalom in the … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Mar 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Marin Pop-Up Shabbat – March 15, 2019 6:00 pm
Marin Pop-Up Shabbat – March 15, 2019
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join your Marin neighbors, Rabbi Jonathan Singer and musician Jonathan Bayer for a Pop-Up Potluck Shabbat!  Children are welcome, and there will be kid food and activities for those ages 4 and up.  Please sign … Continued
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Men’s Group -March 17, 2019 9:30 am
Men’s Group -March 17, 2019
Mar 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group -March 17, 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
Family Purim Celebration: Shushan’s Bazaar! 3:00 pm
Family Purim Celebration: Shushan’s Bazaar!
Mar 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Family Purim Celebration: Shushan’s Bazaar!
Sunday, March 17, Carnival 3:00 – 5:30 pm, Purim Spiel 5:30 – 6:15 pm Offering festivities for all ages, Shushan’s Bazaar will feature carnival games, human foosball, jumpy houses, an animal show, face painting, henna … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Mar 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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The Whole Megillah: A Reading For Adults 7:00 pm
The Whole Megillah: A Reading For Adults
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Whole Megillah: A Reading For Adults
On the night of Purim, join us for a lively discussion, a light meal, and the chance to imbibe until you can’t tell the difference between Haman and Mordechai as we make our way through … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Mar 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Mar 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat (MMS) with Jonathan Ben-Artsi 6:00 pm
One Shabbat (MMS) with Jonathan Ben-Artsi
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
One Shabbat (MMS) with Jonathan Ben-Artsi
Jonathan Ben-Artzi, the grandson of Yitzhak Rabin, will speak at tonight's Shabbat service on what it was like having Yitzhak Rabin raise him and why he created The Yitzhak Rabin Center.
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Mar 23 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Mar 23 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service (Main) BM of Sam Pasternak 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (Main) BM of Sam Pasternak
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Service (MMS) BM of Jude Swagel 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (MMS) BM of Jude Swagel
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
PurimPalooza 2019 9:00 pm
PurimPalooza 2019
Mar 23 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 2:00 am
The Bay Area's biggest and best Purim party is back and better than ever for its sixth consecutive year! Presented by the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El, PurimPalooza will be a night filled with dancing, … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Mar 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – March 28, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – March 28, 2019
Mar 28 @ 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 two volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Mar 30 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Mar 30 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Bootcamp and Brews 1:00 pm
Bootcamp and Brews
Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Private 4×4 Strength & Conditioning Class::In this 55-minute class you will be pushed in terms of your strength and conditioning abilities. Class includes a dynamic warm-up and strength moves with kettle-bells, dumbbells, resistance bands and … Continued
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Perla Batalla in “The House of Cohen” 5:00 pm
Perla Batalla in “The House of Cohen”
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Leonard Cohen was Perla Batalla’s friend, mentor and colleague. In an homage blessed by the man himself, she brings us his remarkable music, as well as stories of her long working relationship with him. With … Continued
THE HOUSE OF COHEN 5:00 pm
THE HOUSE OF COHEN
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
THE HOUSE OF COHEN
PERLA BATALLA IN “THE HOUSE OF COHEN” Leonard Cohen was Perla Batalla’s friend, mentor, and colleague. In an homage blessed by the man himself, she brings us his remarkable music, as well as stories of her long working … 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 | Young Adult  | Emanu-El 30s/40s Group

Events Open to the Community

April 13
Blessing of the Animals and Walk to Mountain Lake Dog Park in the Presidio 


Passover Yoga Sessions with Julie Emden

Friday afternoons, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
March 22, 29
$10 per class (cash onsite) or $40 for the whole series

Deepen your experience of the Passover holiday this year by enhancing your understanding of key words and phrases from the Exodus story with Embodied Jewish Learning.  Each class will focus on a different moment in the story, as we infuse our movements with qualities inferred by the text. 

March 1  – Mitzrayim– Finding Fluidity in the Body

March 8 – Shal Na’alecha–Releasing our Habits

March 15  – Kaved Lev– Opening Our Hearts

March 22    B’toch Hayam– Stepping into the Sea 

March 29 – Manna– The Practice of Not Knowing

Drop-ins are welcome! No previous yoga experience or knowledge about Torah, Hebrew or Passover are necessary.  Yoga props will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own mat if you have one.

REGISTER HERE

Julie Emden, RYT-500, is the Founding Director of Embodied Jewish Learning.  A graduate of five fellowship and teaching certification programs related to her work as a Jewish educator, Iyengar-based yoga instructor and movement/expressive artist, Julie has two decades of experience guiding others in exploring Jewish wisdom, text, and practices via the body in a variety of settings.  Embodied Jewish Learning offers classes, workshops, online learning, retreats, teacher training, and strategic consultation and guidance for Jewish Wellness Initiatives throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  


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:

 

LGBTQ Family Get Together Picnic & Hike

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Picnic and hike atop Mt. Davidson!

 Saturday, April 13, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Please join us for a picnic brunch and hike led by Rabbi Sydney Mintz with Director of Education, Lom Friedman.
See the fantastic views from the highest natural peak in San Francisco!
 
About the Hike:
Moderate, 1.5 miles r-t, 25 minutes, dogs allowed (on leash)
Please wear sturdy shoes and dress in layers
No strollers and no restrooms available on the hike and top
Meet at a home at the base of Mt. Davidson (address to be provided upon registration)
 
About the picnic: 
Coffee, bagels & shmears will be provided; bring your own snacks & water bottle!  
Please also bring a blanket to sit on; no camping chairs allowed.  
In the spirit of keeping it green, please be prepared to pack out your trash. Thank you! 
 
Please register here if you would like to join us for this event!

 


Men’s Group

rabbi jonathan singer

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

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.

Men’s Group events are congregant only and require registration. Location address given upon 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. 


Sunday, April 14, 2019, 1:00 pm
The Tribe for Men’s 3rd Annual Earth Day Celebration at Hamilton Families Shelter Garden (address given upon registration)
No cost-
just sign up to bring plants after you register!

Join The Tribe for Men for a special Earth Day with Hamilton Families, a San Francisco nonprofit organization that works to prevent and end family homelessness, providing shelter for families in crisis as well as helping families get back into permanent housing quickly. This Earth Day bring your kids and join your fellow Tribesmen as we revitalize and beautify one of Hamilton’s garden with new plants, flowers, and signage!  Emanu-El volunteers have been taking care of this garden the past two years, and we invite you to continue to building community and together end family homelessness in San Francisco!  

Register here!

***Tribe for Men SAVE THE DATE! (more details and registration coming soon)
Sunday, May 19 – Family Fun Day in Geyserville
Wednesday, May 22 – 2nd Annual Lag Ba’Omer sing along at Terrapin Crossroads (Phil Lesh from the Grateful Dead’s music Mecca ) in San Rafael for Tribe families!
Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11 – Tribe for Men Annual Camping Trip with kids


Women’s Group

Tea-Lightful: A Tea Tasting at Crown & Crumpet Tea Salon

Wednesday, March 27
6:00-8:00 pm

Join Emanu-El women for an evening when we will taste a variety of exotic teas accompanied by sweet and savory pairings. Long-time Emanu-El member and owner of Crown & Crumpet Tea Salon, Amy Denebeim Dean and her trusty sidekick Elissa Winer will lead you on this culinary adventure as we explore the world and history of tea. Emanu-El members $18; prospective members $24. Registration required by March 24.

We are now filled and can no longer accept further registrations. Thank you. 

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.


Women’s Sederfamily passover
Wednesday, April 10
6:30 PM
Temple Emanu-El

Please register.

We invite all the women of the Emanu-El community to participate in our annual intergenerational Women’s Seder.  With song, ritual, story and prayer, we join Jewish women all over the world who gather each Passover to name what is, and to dream of what is yet to be.

This evening will provide:

  • Ideas to incorporate into your own seder
  • Greater comfort in hosting and/or attending a seder
  • Deeper relationships with fellow women of Emanu-El and our clergy

Cost: $20 per congregant (this fee covers the main dish with sides, seder goodies, and wine) and a Passover-appropriate dessert to share (suggestions can be found here: Passover desserts and fruit is always a good option). Registration closes on April 2nd.

We are also partnering this year with the Tzedek Council on a drive to help Larkin Street graduates get settled in their new apartments, easing the transition to life outside the structured environment of the Larkin Street residential program. The drive reflects the spirit of the conclusion of the Passover story – settling in a new land after a trying period of wandering.

Please consider bringing any of the items listed below to the temple the evening of the Seder. For further details or to order online, please see the Amazon Wish List.

  • Towels
  • Bedding
  • Pillows
  • Small cleaning supplies
  • Laundry hamper
  • Detergent
  • Fun items; Slippers, robe
  • Gift card to purchase items to make the space their own

The Tribe for Women

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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. Please stay tuned for upcoming programs!

See Women’s Group for Seder information.


Blessing of the Animals and Walk to Mountain Lake Dog Park in the Presidioblessing animals

Saturday, April 13
1:30 – 3:30 pm
Emanu-El Courtyard

Gather in our courtyard and bring along your furry or fluffy friends!  Even your cats! The blessing of the animals is popular in many religions, so make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to pal around with your furry buddies. Afterward, walk to the Mountain Lake Dog Park in the Presidio to share Shabbat with other animal loving folks.

Of course, all feathered-friends and those with fins or shells are invited to be blessed, as well.

Please register

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