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.
Thanks so much for being a part of our programming year. We are on “summer break” and look forward to reconnecting with you this fall. If you have any questions, please reach out to the contact listed below.
For weekday gatherings at the temple, check out these opportunities.
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.
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 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.
An 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.
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.
Upcoming Tribe for Men Events:
Friday, August 18 – Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Camp Newman
Regular pricing: $155 until August 9
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.
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Tribe for Women events are congregant only and require registration. Questions? Contact Community Engagement Professional, Rachel Schonwetter, at (415) 751-2541 x171 or email@example.com.