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Yom Ha’atzmaut Community Celebration Featuring: THE MACCABEATS 5:00 pm
Yom Ha’atzmaut Community Celebration Featuring: THE MACCABEATS
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Yom Ha'atzmaut Community Celebration Featuring: THE MACCABEATS
  Monday, May 1, 2017 5:00 pm Registration, activities for children, food available for purchase 6:00 pm Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration & musical performance by THE MACCABEATS We’ve reached capacity for this event. If you’re interested … Continued
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Brown Bag May 12:00 pm
Brown Bag May
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join Congregation Emanu-El clergy for Brown Bag Wednesdays. On the first Wednesday of each month, bring your brown bag lunch to the temple library for engaging spiritual and cultural discussions.  Noon – 1:00 pm. This … Continued
Limonata and Learning, May 3, 2017 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, May 3, 2017
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Join a member of our clergy for a special learning opportunity, Limonata and Learning, offered exclusively for our congregants in Marin. We will meet for happy hour at Book Passage in Corte Madera while discussing … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – May 4 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – May 4 2017
May 4 @ 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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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
May 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
May 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 05-05-2017 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 05-05-2017
May 5 @ 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 Member-$ 18.00, Child ages 3-10-$ 7.50, Non-member Adult-$ 22.00.Event Signup
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 7:30 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
May 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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50/50 Day for Women – May 2017 7:00 pm
50/50 Day for Women – May 2017
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
50/50 Day for Women - May 2017 @ Congregation Emanu-El
Join Congregation Emanu-El’s Women’s Group and the Tzedek Council’s Human Rights Working Group for 50/50 Day: Rethinking the Past, Present, & Future of Women + Power. Together, at the same time as thousands of others across … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – May 11 2017 9:02 am
Cooking for Congregants – May 11 2017
May 11 @ 9:02 am – 9:02 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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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
May 13 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah of Adam Hinman (Chapel) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah of Emma Pell (MMS) 10:30 am
TEEP Art Auction & Gala 2017 7:00 pm
TEEP Art Auction & Gala 2017
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thank you for supporting TEEP!  We look forward to seeing you under the stars on the Temple Emanu-El courtyard on May 13th from 7-10 pm for great music, delicious hors d'oeuvres and desserts, and enticing … Continued
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At the Rabbi’s Table – May 2017 12:00 pm
At the Rabbi’s Table – May 2017
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
We're continuing a monthly learning session with members of clergy, downtown, each month.Please bring a nosh and join us at 55 -2nd Street.  Event Signup
THE Book Club – May 2017 7:00 pm
THE Book Club – May 2017
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Congregant Home, San Francisco$10 members; $18.00 general admission: Dinner will be providedFeaturing Rabbi Sydney Mintz: Unpacking our Sacred Texts: everything you ever wanted to know about The Tanach, the Talmud, the Midrash, Codes and Commentaries … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
May 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service Confirmation Class (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service Confirmation Class (MMS)
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
One Shabbat Service Confirmation Class (MMS)
Join our community in recognizing our outstanding teens. This service will be led by 12th gradeHavurah Judah students. We will also honor teens who participated in the Jewish Teen Foundations,The San Francisco Diller Teen Fellowship … Continued
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
May 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
May 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah of Asher Thompson (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah of Jakob Esterkyn (Main) 10:30 am
Park Playdates! + PJ Havdalah Party – May 2017 4:00 pm
Park Playdates! + PJ Havdalah Party – May 2017
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
YOUNG FAMILIESEmanu-El’s monthly Park Playdates is joining forces with Got Shabbat? and the Jewish Baby Network SF for a Havdalah PJ Party at Congregation Emanu-El!The Jewish Baby Network SF is providing goodie bags with items … Continued
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Men’s Group – May 2017 9:30 am
Men’s Group – May 2017
May 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - May 2017
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
The Tribe for Men & Women Family Fun Day – May 2017 11:00 am
The Tribe for Men & Women Family Fun Day – May 2017
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Tribe for Men & Women Family Fun Day - May 2017
The Tribe for Men & The Tribe for Women Family Fun Day at the Vineyard ClubJoin Rabbi Fenves and Cantor Luck along with familiar and new Tribe families for a special fun-filled day at the … Continued
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2017 TEEP Pre-K End of Year Teacher Presentations 6:00 pm
2017 TEEP Pre-K End of Year Teacher Presentations
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Please join TEEP for our second annual teacher presentations (Jaffa & Jerusalem)!Event takes place in Guild Hall at 6 pm.Childcare is available upon request by emailing TEEPoffice@emanuelsf.org.Event Signup
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2017 TEEP Preschool & TK End of Year Teacher Presentations 6:00 pm
2017 TEEP Preschool & TK End of Year Teacher Presentations
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Please join TEEP for our second annual teacher presentations (Tel Aviv, Ein Gedi, and Adventure TK)!Event takes place in Guild Hall at 6 pm.Childcare is available upon request by emailing TEEPoffice@emanuelsf.org.Event Signup
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Cooking for Congregants – May 25 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – May 25 2017
May 25 @ 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
2017 TEEP Two’s End of Year Teacher Presentations 6:00 pm
2017 TEEP Two’s End of Year Teacher Presentations
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Please join TEEP for our second annual teacher presentations (Haifa, Sfat, and Tiberias)!Event takes place in Guild Hall at 6 pm.Childcare is available upon request by emailing TEEPoffice@emanuelsf.org.Event Signup
Emanu-El Special Guest Speaker: Bret Stephens 6:30 pm
Emanu-El Special Guest Speaker: Bret Stephens
May 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Emanu-El Special Guest Speaker: Bret Stephens
Emanu-El Special Guest Speaker: Bret Stephens New York Times Columnist & Jerusalem Post Pulitzer Prize Journalist Thursday, May 25, 2017 Check-in: 6:30 pm Program: 7:00 pm Subject: Opportunities and Challenges for America  and Israel in … Continued
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Office closed 8:30 am
Office closed
May 29 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
 
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Shavuot Festival Dinner – May 2017 5:45 pm
Shavuot Festival Dinner – May 2017
May 30 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Shavuot Festival Dinner - May 2017
This dinner, immediately preceding our Shavuot Festival Service, will consist of grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup as it is customary to have dairy foods on this holiday. The Shavuot service will begin at 6:15pm … Continued
Shavuot Festival Service (Chapel) 6:15 pm
Shavuot Festival Service (Chapel)
May 30 @ 6:15 pm – 6:50 pm
Please join us for the Shavuot Festival Service led by our clergy. 
JewAsian Fireside Conversation & Shavuot Celebration 7:00 pm
JewAsian Fireside Conversation & Shavuot Celebration
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
JewAsian Fireside Conversation & Shavuot Celebration
On the evening of May 30th we will observe the festival of Shavuot, which celebrates matan Torah, the giving of Torah at Mt. Sinai and the spring harvest in the land of Israel. It is … Continued
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Office closed 8:30 am
Office closed
May 31 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
 
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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.

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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:

Check back soon for upcoming events!

 


Men’s Group

rabbi jonathan singerMen 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 am – 11:30 am unless otherwise noted. Men’s Group events are congregant only and require registration.

Thanks to a donation from a member of the Men’s Group, the majority of gatherings are now offered for free.

Upcoming Men’s Group Events:

 

Men’s Group – June

Sunday, June 4, 9:30 – 11:30 am
San Francisco home

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.

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

Register here.

Praise, Raise, or Fold (Poker Games)

Thursday, June 8, 7:00 pm
San Francisco member home

Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer and fellow Men’s Group Members at a congregant’s home for engaging study and discussion over a fun game.

Sign up soon, as registration is limited!

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

Register here. 


  The Tribe for Men

tribe with rabbi bauerAn active and committed group of dads of Congregation Emanu-El ages 30-50, with children ages 5-12, working on building community over time. The Tribe’s areas of focus are deep discussions, community service and play. Tribe events are congregant only and require registration.

 

Upcoming Tribe for Men Events:

 

Salmon Fishing with Your Tribe

Sunday, June 11, 5:30 am – 3:00 pm
Cost is $140 per adult Tribe member
+Purchase your own single day fishing license ($15) and BYOF (Bring your own fun!) lunch, snacks, and drinks of all kinds

Your Tribe will charter a boat and go salmon fishing with Cantor Arik Luck! Captain Jacky, skipper of the Wacky Jacky (yes, THAT Wacky Jacky) will charter us on her 50ft boat. The boat will leave from San Francisco with a flexible end time – based on if the fish are biting.

Space is limited, so please register now.
If you have any questions, contact Rebecca Reiner at rreiner@emanuelsf.org
Register by Thursday, June 8.

If there are no salmon to be fished, we will cancel this gathering and issue refunds.
If you do not purchase your own single day fishing license, you will be ineligible to receive a refund.

Register here.

 

The Tribe for Men: Annual Summer Camping Trip

Friday, August 18 – Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Camp Newman
Early bird pricing: $136 until May 24
Regular pricing: $155 until August 9
Register here.

Join your Tribe for Men for our annual camping trip, led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Arik Luck! Enjoy 2 nights away, including Shabbat Dinner in the woods. Tribe dads and their children are invited! (3+ recommended) This year we will have time for swimming, a ropes course with instructors, and a service learning project.

Prices listed are per family. All meals/activities included in price.
More information regarding packing and a weekend itinerary to come after registration.

If you are coming for just one night, we recommend you come early Saturday morning so you can enjoy the ropes course and swimming pool activities. (No price adjustments available for one night)

Early bird registration is open now and closes May 24. All registration closes August 9.

No refunds will be offered after August 9.

Register here.


The Tribe for Men 2.0

The Tribe 2.0 is dynamic group of dads with children ages 0-5 who regularly come together in meaningful ways to have fun and form real relationship through deep connections and intimate community.

Salmon Fishing with Your Tribe

Sunday, June 11, 5:30 am – 3:00 pm
Cost is $140 per adult Tribe member
+Purchase your own single day fishing license ($15) and BYOF (Bring your own fun!) lunch, snacks, and drinks of all kinds

Your Tribe will charter a boat and go salmon fishing with Cantor Arik Luck! Captain Jacky, skipper of the Wacky Jacky (yes, THAT Wacky Jacky) will charter us on her 50ft boat. The boat will leave from San Francisco with a flexible end time – based on if the fish are biting.

Space is limited, so please register now.
If you have any questions, contact Rebecca Reiner at rreiner@emanuelsf.org
Register by Thursday, June 8.

If there are no salmon to be fished, we will cancel this gathering and issue refunds.
If you do not purchase your own single day fishing license, you will be ineligible to receive a refund.

Register here.

 

The Tribe for Men: Annual Summer Camping Trip

Friday, August 18 – Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Camp Newman
Early bird pricing: $136 until May 24
Regular pricing: $155 until August 9
Register here.

Join your Tribe for Men for our annual camping trip, led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Arik Luck! Enjoy 2 nights away, including Shabbat Dinner in the woods. Tribe dads and their children are invited! (3+ recommended) This year we will have time for swimming, a ropes course with instructors, and a service learning project.

Prices listed are per family. All meals/activities included in price.
More information regarding packing and a weekend itinerary to come after registration.

If you are coming for just one night, we recommend you come early Saturday morning so you can enjoy the ropes course and swimming pool activities. (No price adjustments available for one night)

Early bird registration is open now and closes May 24. All registration closes August 9.
No refunds will be offered after August 9.

Register here.


Women’s Group

WomensShabbaton2012The Congregation Emanu-El Women’s Group offers a wide variety of diverse programs, spanning all demographics of the temple. Delve into relationship development and create meaning and impact in your life!

Women’s Group events are congregant only and require registration. Questions? Contact Community Engagement Professional, Rachel Schonwetter, at (415) 751-2541 x171 or rschonwetter@emanuelsf.org. Special thanks to our amazing Women’s Group Steering Committee for creating engaging and thoughtful events throughout the year. We look forward to what’s in store next – stay tuned for more details!

Save the Date for Upcoming Women’s Group Events:

Check back soon for upcoming events!


 

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 Upcoming Events:

Check back soon for upcoming events!

 

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