Emanu-El In The Neighborhood
Emanu-El in the Neighborhood is drawing national attention for its innovative approach to community building. Our goal is to let our neighbors know they are not alone and facilitate opportunities to meet, celebrate, and care for one another in our neighborhoods, as well as at the Temple. To be Jewish is to be in community.
Emanu-El In the Neighborhood Resources
- Find Your Group
- Meet Your Neighborhood Liaison
- How To Connect With Emanu-El Congregants Within Your Zip-Code
- Upcoming Neighborhood Events
Will You Host a Potluck Celebration for Your Neighbors?
Emanu-El in the neighborhood is one way to connect our members with one another. Invite your neighbors to share a potluck havdalah, shabbat dinner or brunch or a Chanukah celebration.
Heard from our Congregants
We just hosted a Shabbat Dinner at our home two weeks ago and had an absolutely fabulous time. We felt blessed to be part of such a vibrant Jewish community, and to do our part in helping that community grow. It was also great to meet new people in our neighborhood, and to know a few more people at Temple. Overall, a top experience that we hope to repeat in the near future. I couldn’t be more effusive in my recommendation to host one of these dinners.
—Nick Josefowitz, 94109
I’m glad we were able to host a neighborhood event because it’s nice to have a local community in our neighborhood within the large Emanu-El community across the Bay Area. I’ve already run into people in Cole Valley that I first met at our neighborhood event.
Nothing anyone would have said was going to relieve our worry or our fears but the anonymous congregant who fed us that first night made a meaningful difference and we remain grateful.