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Brown Bag October 2018 12:00 pm
Brown Bag October 2018
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us for this monthly drop-in learning sessions 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 October 2018 4:00 pm
Limonata October 2018
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for this no-host monthly learning in Marin. Buy a coffee or lemonade drink and enjoy learning with a member of our clergy.This program happens every First Wednesday of the month from 4:00 – … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – October 4, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – October 4, 2018
Oct 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)
Oct 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Annual Friday Night Group Baby Blessing! 5:30 pm
Annual Friday Night Group Baby Blessing!
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Annual Friday Night Group Baby Blessing!
Please join our annual Friday Night Group Baby Blessing!  New babies are a blessing, and the start of the new Jewish year is a wonderful time to celebrate them. We have a tradition of inviting … Continued
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main Sanctuary) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main Sanctuary)
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-10-05 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-10-05
Oct 5 @ 6:15 pm – 8:30 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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Raising a Jewish Child- Rabbi Pearce 9:30 am
Raising a Jewish Child- Rabbi Pearce
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:15 am
Raising a Jewish Child – A Scaffolding for Independence and Responsibility—Utilizing both rabbinic education and a doctorate in psychology, Rabbi Pearce will engage parents by drawing on Jewish wisdom and psychological insights to guide them in … Continued
Golden Gate Bootcamp 11:30 am
Golden Gate Bootcamp
Oct 7 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Join the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El for Golden Gate Bootcamp! YuBalance studio will be joining us to teach a private, challenging strength training fitness class. After the class, we'll enjoy snacks in the … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (Room 57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (Room 57)
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Mah Jong (Room 57) 6:00 pm
Mah Jong (Room 57)
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Chuppah and Beyond Fall 2018 7:15 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Fall 2018
Oct 10 @ 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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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Oct 13 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study w/ Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study w/ Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Oct 13 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Minyan w/ Ezra “Sunny” Orleans (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Louis Goldman (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Louis Goldman (Main)
Oct 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Havdalah PJ Party (MMR) 4:00 pm
Havdalah PJ Party (MMR)
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Young Families Havdalah PJ Party – October 2018 4:00 pm
Young Families Havdalah PJ Party – October 2018
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Let's celebrate the beginning of another year of living Jewishly with little ones with a Havdalah PJ Party! Together with our friends at Congregation Emanu-El, Jewish Baby Network SF, PJ Library and Interfaith Family, we'll come together for a fun … Continued
Musical Havdalah in Marin 6:00 pm
Musical Havdalah in Marin
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dear Marin families of Congregation Emanu-El, You are invited to join us on October 13, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, for a very special musical Havdalah potluck, with special guest musician Chava Mirel.  Chava will … Continued
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Anshei Mitzvah 2020 9:00 am
Anshei Mitzvah 2020
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Congregation Emanu-El is thrilled to announce the return of Anshei Mitzvah, our adult bar/bat mitzvah training program. Content will include practical Torah/Haftarah chanting skills, as well as continued academic study and enrichment with our cantors … Continued
Men’s Group with Rabbi Rodich – October 14, 2018 9:30 am
Men’s Group with Rabbi Rodich – October 14, 2018
Oct 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group with Rabbi Rodich - October 14, 2018 @ Private Residence- address provided after 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. This … Continued
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Mah Jong (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jong (Room 57)
Oct 16 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
How to Read the Bible – Rabbi Morrison 7:00 pm
How to Read the Bible – Rabbi Morrison
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Read the Bible - Rabbi Morrison
How to Read the Bible: Bridging the Gap between Ourselves and Our Inherited TextsTaught by Lehrhaus Judaica’s new executive director, Rabbi Jeremy MorrisonTuesday evenings: October 16, 23, 30; November 6 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm … Continued
Intro to Judaism – Fall 2018 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – Fall 2018
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Emanu-El clergy to learn about the breadth and wonder of Jewish tradition. This class is a pathway for the adult learner who wishes to discover or deepen Jewish knowledge, non-Jews who are marrying a … Continued
Jewish Word Wizards of Broadway 7:00 pm
Jewish Word Wizards of Broadway
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jewish Word Wizards Of Broadway: Musical Theatre's Legendary Lyricists With Musical Theatre Maven, Bonnie Weiss Let’s  explore the richness of thought, feeling, wit and whimsy of some of musical theatres most acclaimed and under-appreciated word wizards.  And … Continued
Rabbi Pearce Poetry Fall 2018 7:00 pm
Rabbi Pearce Poetry Fall 2018
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
THERE IS A POET IN EVERYONE—EVEN YOU—REALLY!!!    The Cento Patchwork Poetry Workshop By Rabbi Stephen S PearceRabbi Stephen S. Pearce, The Congregation Emanu-El Taube Scholar, will teach a workshop for the known and unknown poet in … Continued
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Nosh with the Rabbi – October 2018 7:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi – October 2018
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi (formerly known as THE Book Club)Join with other young adults in their 20s and 30s for dinner and a deep discussion on a Jewish topic or text guided by a member … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Cheshvan Yoga: Yoga for Rest 12:00 pm
Cheshvan Yoga: Yoga for Rest
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Cheshvan Yoga: Yoga for RestFridays 12 pm – 1:15 pmOct 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16Members $36; Nonmembers $54 Prepare for Shabbat on all levels of being in this Friday lunchtime weekly series during the month of … Continued
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Oct 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 pm
 
Torah Study w/ Rabbi Kushner (R55) 10:00 am
Torah Study w/ Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Minyan BM William Sugar (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Minyan BM William Sugar (MMS)
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Service BM Jacob Landman (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service BM Jacob Landman (Main)
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Tribe for Women and Tribe for Men Kickball Game 3:00 pm
Tribe for Women and Tribe for Men Kickball Game
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tribe for Women and Tribe for Men Kickball Game
Come play kickball with the Tribes! Join us on Saturday, October 20 for a friendly, adults only game of kickball with the Tribe for Women and the Tribe for Men. We'll meet at Julius Kahn Park for … Continued
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Anshei Mitzvah 2020 9:30 am
Anshei Mitzvah 2020
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Congregation Emanu-El is thrilled to offer Anshei Mitzvah, our adult bar/bat mitzvah training program. Content will include practical Torah/Haftarah chanting skills, as well as continued academic study and enrichment with our cantors and rabbis.The Anshei … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Side by Side October 2018 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side October 2018 Session
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side October 2018 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
Mah Jong (Room 57) 6:00 pm
Mah Jong (Room 57)
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Emanu-El Reads – American Pastoral by Philip Roth 7:00 pm
Emanu-El Reads – American Pastoral by Philip Roth
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Emanu-El Reads - American Pastoral by Philip Roth
Last year’s book group was so much fun. This year we are being even more ambitious! We are inviting the whole congregation to read three books. Come and enjoy as a very engaged reader leads … Continued
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LifeStream Speaker Luncheon 11:30 am
LifeStream Speaker Luncheon
Oct 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
LifeStream Luncheon ticket for October 25 Event Signup
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Rabbi Carole Balin – Dinner and Learning 7:15 pm
Rabbi Carole Balin – Dinner and Learning
Oct 26 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Rabbi Carole Balin - Dinner and Learning
Join us after 6:00pm services for a special dinner and learning session with Rabbi Carole Balin, Ph.D. Rabbi Balin will continue her sermon topic of "What Do Reform Jews Have to Say about Gender Equality, … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Carole Balin 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Carole Balin
Oct 27 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Jon us for a special Torah Study with Rabbi Carole Balin, Ph.D., 9:15am on Saturday, October 27 in the Rinder Chapel. Can We Talk? —   Studying the Parashah through a Feminist Lens This program is … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Cian Dowling (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Cian Dowling (MMS)
Oct 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Jewish Text: Power and Responsibility in the #MeToo Era 5:00 pm
Jewish Text: Power and Responsibility in the #MeToo Era
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Spend Shabbat afternoon and celebrate Havdalah with Congregation Emanu-El’s Young Adult Community and Rabbi Carole Balin, Emanu-El’s fall Scholar-in-Residence. Together, over appetizers and wine, Rabbi Balin will discuss lead a discussion on the topic of: … Continued
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Rabbi Balin: Panel Discussion – MeToo, NowWhat 9:30 am
Rabbi Balin: Panel Discussion – MeToo, NowWhat
Oct 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Continue the weekend's discussion with Rabbi Carole Balin, Ph.D. with a vibrant panel discussion on #MeToo and Now What? Rabbi Balin will moderate this panel of local dynamic women in power positions of various industry … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Oct 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Mah Jong (Room 57) 6:00 pm
Mah Jong (Room 57)
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Congregant Spotlight

Congregant Spotlight

Lori Campbell

Lori-CampbellIn Illness as Metaphor, Susan Sontag writes, “Illness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.” I have come to know that kingdom of the sick, that night side of life, through the portals of mental illness. And I have come to understand this condition, this medical condition, is chronic —not curable—but treatable.

A recent study by the Center for Disease Control noted that one family in four has at least one family member diagnosed with a serious mental illness. As with most sickness, when mental illness strikes, the whole family is affected. The symptoms displayed by a loved one—erratic behavior, disordered thinking, impaired judgment, disruptive moods— can be confusing and even frightening. Through education, compassion and understanding, family members can move from fear and anxiety to acceptance and participation in their loved one’s recovery.

NAMI, the National Alliance for Mental Illness, has been at the forefront of research and education, championing the role of families in the recovery process. It was through NAMI that I was able to move from crisis to advocacy. Through NAMI’s Family-to-Family education program I learned about the biological basis of brain disorders, the current research on effective treatment, and strategies for managing symptoms and improving outcomes. Perhaps most importantly, I became a member of a community linked through hope, committed to combating the stigma of mental illness and providing support for each other and our loved ones as we move towards the kingdom of the well.

In keeping with our Jewish values of tikkun olam and in an effort to give back to our community, I participated in the NAMI instructor training program and am now a certified Family-to-Family instructor. With the support of Emanu-El clergy and staff, I am honored to offer the Family-to-Family program to our congregants. If you have a family member diagnosed with a serious mental illness, I invite you to join us at our open house on January 27 to learn more about NAMI and our upcoming 12-week Family-to-Family program.


Mark Sugarman

msugarmanMark Sugarman has been an Emanu-El congregant since 2000. Ever since he moved from Boston, what upset him the most about San Francisco was the many homeless people trying to survive on the streets. Walking by people who were either panhandling or having untreated episodes of mental illness went against the Jewish value of helping the stranger, and Mark wanted to do something about it.

When he had a chance to be a participant in Jewish Volunteer Day at Project Homeless Connect (PHC), Mark eagerly signed up. The success of Project Homeless Connect is due to the ongoing dedication of volunteers. At each event more than 1,000 individuals from every sector of the Bay Area work together to provide efficient and compassionate service to those in need. Volunteers lead and manage most service areas. The common goal is to provide relevant and easily accessible onsite services for clients while creating a valuable experience for all volunteers. At the most recent PHC event, 1,749 clients were served.

With Project Homeless Connect, a homeless person is able to obtain as many services in one day rather than over the course of several months. During each event, corporations, nonprofits and government agencies provide PHC and its participants with services such as dental care, eyeglasses, HIV testing, housing, food, hygiene products, medical care, mental health services, SSI benefits, legal advice, California identification cards, voicemail accounts, employment counseling/job placement, wheelchair repair, addiction services, and more. This is usually a quarterly event at the Bill Graham Center. There are a number of different volunteer opportunities. Mark chose “check-in” and is now a Lead Volunteer in this area. The check-in volunteer helps the homeless person determine the services needed. This few minutes of interaction gives the volunteer an opportunity to learn about the client. The stranger becomes a person.

Mark feels it has been one of his most rewarding volunteer experiences. To quote Kara Zordel, executive director of PHC, “What we do together is far greater than providing essential services. We give support and love to those in our community who often feel invisible, unvalued and rejected. By showing up and serving, we are clasping our hands together in unity. Together, we show that every person has value, even if they don’t have a home.”


Elyse Blatt

elyseblatt-resizedElyse Blatt initially began volunteering at G-House over five years ago with her children Zak (22) and Zoe (20). The three of them really enjoyed sharing this experience together. It certainly made her kids realize how blessed they are when seeing and hearing some of the challenges the residents experience. Each Sunday they left feeling like they did something nice for someone else and that felt great. Her son and the other kids discussed their mutual love of skateboarding and drawing, and her daughter Zoe talked to the other girls about their jobs and school. The kids also would bring out board games on occasion to play with them. Elyse looks forward to continuing to prepare Sunday night dinners at G-House and hopes that others will do the same. “Even though we all lead busy lives, taking the time out to give back, in such a hands-on way, to such a worthy group of kids, is indeed gratifying.”


Danny Grossman

Danny-Noah-Jonah-Grossman-resizedDanny Grossman and his wife Linda have always wanted to model community service for and with their two children. Finding a direct service opportunity for an 11 and 9 year old, which would enable engagement with clients, was very challenging. “We have all been transformed by the experience over the years. We feel so fortunate that the youth there welcome and engage us in the way that they do; we have learned so much from them over the years.”



Jack Merk

14-1Jack Merk, along with his wife Shelley, has been a congregant at Emanu-El for approximately four years. Jack is a staunch believer in the great Jewish teaching of tikkun olam, and considers it an honorable privilege to be considered among the ranks of “world healers.” Jack’s most fulfilling service activity is with the Back on Track Tutoring and Mentorship program. For two evening hours each week, plus the occasional field trip, Jack spends time working with a middle school-aged student who has academic dilemmas that are not fully addressed by the conventional San Francisco city school system.
Thanks to his involvement with the Back on Track initiative, Jack finds great satisfaction in contributing to the enhancement of students’ academic progress and empowering young individuals to become lifelong learners. Jack feels strongly that this academic resource plays a pivotal role in helping to foster a nurturing, learning and positive-socializing environment for the next generation of San Francisco citizens.
“Plus,” adds Jack, “I get the extra-special bonus of seeing the look of joy on my young student’s face when I take him to his first pro baseball, football or basketball game!”


 

Sarah Imber Safdar

imbarspotlightCongregant Sarah Imber Safdar became familiar with WildCare (www.wildcarebayarea.org) through her husband Shabbir, who does fundraising work for them. Knowing her love of knitting, Shabbir informed Sarah that WildCare uses handmade wool nests to take care of baby birds during baby bird season, but they don’t have enough. Sarah combined her love of knitting, her passion for social justice and her extraordinary networking abilities to see if she could make a difference in this area of need in our community.

Sarah met with the head of the Bird Room at WildCare in San Rafael, which cares for over 1,000 birds annually, and helped diagnose some problems in the knitted nest pattern that was previously being used. Sarah created a new pattern and brought it to the crafting community on www.ravelry.com. Once the community got involved, they started making a crochet pattern as well. Sarah spent so much time on this project that Shabbir started calling her WildCare’s Knitter-In-Residence, and the title has stuck.

But that was just the beginning of her cycle of giving back. Sarah read on the Emanu-El website that her Temple was in partnership with Star Community Home. The Star Community Home is an 18-month project addressing critical community needs by providing housing and services to homeless single mothers with children at the former convent at Star of The Sea Parish in the Richmond District of San Francisco.

The project was made possible by a generous grant to Catholic Charities CYO by Lynne and Marc Benioff and the Salesforce.com Foundation. Knowing that her fellow congregants were already contributing to this project cinched it for Sarah. She went to the Star Community and start teaching the residents how to knit. Sarah now runs a monthly knitting class for mothers and children at Star Community and has offered those in a difficult situation not only a new skill, but a sense of purpose with the ability to give back.


Sanchez/Bornstein family

Sanchez2Ten years ago, the Sanchez/Bornstein family, started Nicaraguan Children’s Friendship Committee (NCFC) to help abandoned children at Casa Jacinta, a shelter in Leon, Veronica’s birthplace. They celebrated Christmas Holidays with Casa Jacinta’s children, accompanied with family and friends from their son’s school, Brandeis Hillel Day School.

During her visits to Casa Jacinta, Veronica Sanchez observed young mothers abandoning children because they could not care for them financially or emotionally. Children were also dropped off by child protective services in abuse or neglect cases.

On Veronica’s recommendation, NCFC’s Board started a proactive approach of tackling the root causes of child abandonment: teen pregnancy and poverty. Nicaragua is the second poorest nation in the hemisphere after Haiti. Teen girls account for 27% of births in public health institutions and 47% of these youngsters are between the ages of 10 and 14.

In 2010, Las Esperanzas (“the hopes’) was created to educate and empower high-risk adolescent girls. Serving 18 girls, the program has transformed the lives of girls to fulltime students. Previously, they working as food vendors, garbage recyclers or babysitting siblings and dropped out of elementary school.

NCFC’s mission is to make a lasting difference in the lives of Nicaraguan youth. In addition to operating Las Esperanzas it also runs Los Caminantes carpentry program for high risk boys. Additionally, NCFC provides 21 Nicaraguan students with scholarships to complete elementary, high school and vocational schools. Students originate from Las Esperanzas and the carpentry program. Some of the students lived at Casa Jacinta during their childhood.

Sanchez1Without NCFC’s support, none of these students could continue their studies because they are so poor they can’t afford to even buy uniforms, backpacks and school supplies. Their mothers are maids, food vendors or unemployed. In December 2014, 13 students will finish high school and vocational courses, including electricians, veterinary and farm technicians, and a beautician.

For more info please visit www.ncfckids.org or contact Veronica Sanchez, President, NCFC.


Susan Rothstein and John Koeppel

parttwoSusan Rothstein and John Koeppel, members of Emanu-El since 2011, spent the first three months of 2013 in Ahmedabad, India as volunteers with American Jewish World Service. They worked for Navsarjan, a grassroots NGO that fights caste-based discrimination by raising awareness and by representing Dalits (the untouchable caste) in the Indian legal system. Susan, a nonprofit executive, worked with Navsarjan’s Executive Director on fundraising initiatives while John, a trial lawyer, helped prosecute cases pending before the Indian National Human Rights Commission.

The caste system, a strict hierarchy based on the family into which one is born, has 3,000 years of religious, political and social history and although it is illegal to discriminate based on caste, such discrimination is still pervasive – especially in the villages. Much of Navsarjan’s work follows the strategies of our civil rights struggle, which serves as a model for them. For example, it is traditional for an Indian groom to ride a white horse to the home of his bride on his wedding day. In a village Susan and John visited, a Dalit groom had been pulled from his horse and beaten by upper caste villagers who objected to his “uppity manner”. Navsarjan is representing the groom in court, and the next time a Dalit groom in the village rode a white horse to his bride’s house, he had police protection due to the publicity resulting from the pending lawsuit.

partoneThe experience of living and working in India was life-changing for Susan and John. They quickly bonded with their co-workers, who were welcoming and appreciative. And despite the challenges (overpopulation, extreme poverty, mountains of trash, pervasive air and water pollution, insane traffic), the commitment of their Navsarjan colleagues to basic human rights for all people – regardless of caste – was an inspiration that stays with Susan and John.

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Anshei Mitzvah 2020

9:30 am - 11:00 am | Congregation Emanu-El is thrilled to offer Anshei Mitzvah, our…

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