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The Book of Life Project 4:30 pm
The Book of Life Project
Oct 1 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Join Rabbis Sydney Mintz; Yoshi Zweiback, Sr. Rabbi, Stephen S. Wise Temple in LA; and Matthew Gewritz, Sr. Rabbi, B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue in Short Hills, NJ, for this online study opportunity. Free, Registration required. Register … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
One Shabbat – Sukkot Festival Service 6:00 pm
One Shabbat – Sukkot Festival Service
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Erev Sukkot begins this Shabbat evening. Join us in community online, for a joyous service infused with beautiful music, a spiritual welcoming of the holiday, and the shaking of the Etrog and Lulav. The service will be led by Rabbi Jason Rodich, with music from Cantor Marsha Attie. Due to … Continued
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Sukkot Torah Study 9:15 am
Sukkot Torah Study
Oct 3 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Rabbi Jonathan Singer will lead this festive morning Torah study, from his sukkah to your living room. Join us online and dive into a lively Torah discussion, listen to the festival reading, and allow yourself to be transported by Cantor Roslyn Barak, who will sing the Hallel for this beautiful holiday. For questions, … Continued
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Men’s Group Sukkot Gathering 9:30 am
Men’s Group Sukkot Gathering
Oct 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Men of Congregation Emanu-El are invited (virtually) to Rabbi Jonathan Singer’s sukkah, for lively learning and discussion.  Grab your favorite bagel and schmear and join us on Zoom! For any questions, contact Rebecca Reiner at [email protected] Signup
The SF Black-Jewish (& Allies) Unity Group Invites You To Attend Our Fourth Forum On Racial And Economic Justice Beyond Us Vs. Them 1:00 pm
The SF Black-Jewish (& Allies) Unity Group Invites You To Attend Our Fourth Forum On Racial And Economic Justice Beyond Us Vs. Them
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The SF Black-Jewish (& Allies) Unity Group Invites You To Attend Our Fourth Forum On Racial And Economic Justice Beyond Us Vs. Them
Following the highly attended “In Defense of Democracy” forum on July 26th, the SF Black-Jewish (& Allies) Unity Group will reconvene on the topics of voting and democratic participation for a keynote by Matt Morrison, … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Boomers Sukkot Happy Hour 5:00 pm
Boomers Sukkot Happy Hour
Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join fellow Boomers in creating community and celebrating this joyous holiday. Grab a snack and your beverage of choice as Rabbis Jonathan and Beth Singer spark conversation and lead the shaking of the Etrog and the Lulav. Cantor Marsha Attie will continue the festivities … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
Rabbi Jonathan’s Next Series Of Discussions On Rabbi Arthur Green’s “Judaism’s Ten Best Ideas” 12:00 pm
Rabbi Jonathan’s Next Series Of Discussions On Rabbi Arthur Green’s “Judaism’s Ten Best Ideas”
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Exploring Rabbi Arthur Green’s “Judaism’s Ten Best Ideas.” PART 2 (participation in part 1 is not required) This book by renowned Rabbi and Jewish thinker, Arthur Green, posits the question, “In an age of fluid … Continued
Mixology 2.0 (Young Adult Program) 6:30 pm
Mixology 2.0 (Young Adult Program)
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join YALCer and experienced cocktail makers, Misha Kestler & Lila Cantor in our continued Mixology series. Each time we gather, we’ll learn how to make some new drinks . We will be making two different … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
Yizkor Service 5:00 pm
Yizkor Service
Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Join Rabbi Sydney Mintz and Cantor Roslyn Barak for a Yizkor (Remembrance) Memorial Service, which is recited on the eighth day of Sukkot (Shemini Atzeret). It is said by every person who has lost a … Continued
One Shabbat Service (10/09/2020) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (10/09/2020)
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Sydney Mintz and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. … Continued
Late Shabbat Service (10/9/2020) 7:30 pm
Late Shabbat Service (10/9/2020)
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service with Rabbi Jason Rodich, Rabbi Sydney Mintz and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to participate via Facebook Live, our preferred platform – you don't have to join Facebook to participate.
October Late Shabbat Oneg: Sukkah in Place 8:30 pm
October Late Shabbat Oneg: Sukkah in Place
Oct 9 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Following October Late Shabbat, the Young Adult Community at Emanu-El is partnering with Moishe House Nob Hill (San Francisco) to bring you a fun evening of FRIENDLY speed dating and Sukkot celebration, as we practice the ritual … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 10/10/2020) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 10/10/2020)
Oct 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Simchat Torah-Mobile & Service 5:00 pm
Simchat Torah-Mobile & Service
Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
4:30pm: Tune in to Congregation Emanu-El’s Facebook‘s page for a special, pre-recorded video of the Simchat Torah-mobile. 5:00pm: Simchat Torah Virtual Celebration: Click here to join the festivities or watch on Congregation Emanu-El’s Facebook Live (You don’t need a Facebook account to … Continued
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Dennis Ross and Ambassador Yousef Al-Otaiba 7:00 pm
Dennis Ross and Ambassador Yousef Al-Otaiba
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Former US Ambassador Dennis Ross in conversation with United Arab Emirates minister, Yousef al Otaiba, about Israel/UAE diplomacy breakthrough. Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm – Zoom  Yousef Al-Otaiba, the minister of state and Emirate ambassador to the United … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
Mourning into Unity Virtual Vigil 6:00 pm
Mourning into Unity Virtual Vigil
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mourning Into Unity brings Americans together to grieve the deaths of the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic and all our collective losses: unemployment, unsafe schools, unsafe workplaces, unsafe tomorrow. By peacefully gathering together, we defuse the rising tide … Continued
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Intro to Judaism – FALL 2020 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – FALL 2020
Oct 13 @ 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
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
Chuppah and Beyond Fall 2020 7:00 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Fall 2020
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Six Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 pmOctober 14, 21, 28; November 4, 11, 18Are you an engaged or newly married couple? Then this series is meant for you. The Chuppah and Beyond program will help … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
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Rob Dannenberg – Counter-Terrorism Discussion 7:00 pm
Rob Dannenberg – Counter-Terrorism Discussion
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Discussion with Robert Dannenberg, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Chief of Operations for Counter-terrorism, and winner of the George HW Bush award for Excellence in Counter terrorism.  Thursday, October 15, 7:00pm PDT – Live streamed This is a free, member-only … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
One Shabbat Service (10/16/2020) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (10/16/2020)
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Jason Rodich and Cantor Arik Luck. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris – 10/17/2020) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris – 10/17/2020)
Oct 17 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
Mourning Into Unity Vigil 3:00 pm
Mourning Into Unity Vigil
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mourning Into Unity brings Americans together to grieve the deaths of the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic and all our collective losses: unemployment, unsafe schools, unsafe workplaces, unsafe tomorrow. By peacefully gathering together, we defuse the rising tide … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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Torah on Tap: Modern Ideas of God (Young Adult Program) 6:00 pm
Torah on Tap: Modern Ideas of God (Young Adult Program)
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Grab your beverage of choice (kombucha, beer, or whatever floats your boat!) and join Emanu-El’s Young Adult Community for a deep discussion on a Jewish topic or text guided by Rabbi Rodich on Thurs, October … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
One Shabbat Service (10/23/2020) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (10/23/2020)
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Arik Luck. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 10/24/2020) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 10/24/2020)
Oct 24 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
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Cantor Arik Luck Converses With Minister of Music Adam Waite 7:00 pm
Cantor Arik Luck Converses With Minister of Music Adam Waite
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Minister of Music Adam Waite will interview Cantor Luck about the historical role of the cantor in the Jewish faith. They will also discuss the Bloch Sacred Service, originally commissioned by Congregation Emanu-El of San … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Oct 30 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
One Shabbat Service (10/30/2020) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (10/30/2020)
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris – 10/31/2020) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris – 10/31/2020)
Oct 31 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Halloween Jazzercise (Young Adult Program) 11:00 am
Halloween Jazzercise (Young Adult Program)
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Trick or treat yo self to a socially distanced in-person workout this Halloween! Join us in your best jazzercise outfit as we get our boooooties kicked in style by professional Yubalance instructor.  Details:October 31 at … Continued
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| Bring Lunches to Jelani House Shelter for New Moms |
SF Black-Jewish Unity Group | Action Nights to Combat Voter Suppression
| Become a Youth Advocate |


HOMELESSNESS & FOOD INSECURITY

Bring Lunches to Jelani House Shelter for New Moms
Partner: Homeless Prenatal Program at Jelani House
 
What is Jelani House?
Jelani House is a transitional housing shelter for new mothers experiencing homelessness, which opened in the Bayview District in February 2020. Our partner HPP (Homeless Prenatal Program) facilitates programs at Jelani House which focus on creating a healing home that fosters stability while residents acclimate to motherhood. These women need specialized support, as homelessness poses significant risk to birth outcomes.  HPP offers health, parenting and financial classes along with housing assistance with the aim of boosting the women and their children into permanent housing and a better future.  

How can you help?  The volunteer’s responsibility is to drop off lunch on Wednesdays between 11—11:30am. Please plan on bringing a main course, vegetable/fruit salad, and dessert to feed 15 women. The items may be cooked at home or purchased (we are unable to offer reimbursement). Your coordinator will be in touch with reminders and more information a few days prior. 
“The meals prepared by the congregants at Temple Emanuel are the best meals of the week!” – HPP Founder, Martha Ryan


RACIAL JUSTICE 

Join the SF Black-Jewish Unity Group
Partner: The SF Black-Jewish Unity Group
2nd Thursday of each month;
To sign up or for more information, email Georgina Garcia

More about the SF Black-Jewish (& Allies) Unity Group? In 2016, Rabbi Beth Singer collaborated with leaders within the African American community in San Francisco to create the SF Black-Jewish Unity Group. Since then, the two communities have been working together to fight injustice and bring about change. How can you help? All are welcome to join the group. As of now, the Unity Group will not hold in-person meetings. Monthly meetings have moved to ZOOM every second Thursday of the month from, 6pm – 7:15 pm.


CIVIC ENGAGEMENT & ADVOCACY

Sign Up for Phone & Text Banking Action Nights
Partner: The Reform Jewish Movement’s Every Voice, Every Vote 
Wednesdays, 3:00 -5:00 pm (PST) 

What is Every Voice, Every Vote? A nonpartisan effort to strengthen our democracy by encouraging everyone to participate in the U.S. election and ensuring that Reform Jewish values are represented in the public square.  

How can you help? As Jews and Americans, we are obligated to ensure policies at every level bring us closer to achieving a world where all people experience wholeness, justice, and compassion. The election is less than 50 days away, and in-person voting has already started in some states. These Action Nights will include a brief introduction to our campaign, opportunity to celebrate our work, learn how to use voter engagement tool and will then engage in that work together. 


Become a Youth Advocate
Partner: Larkin Street Youth Services
October-November 2020 
 
What is Larkin Street? Since 1984, Larkin Street Youth Services has given more than 75,000 young people a safe place to rebuild their lives, providing housing, education, employment training, and health and wellness supports to help these young people get off the street for good. Calls and support for these direct funds provide critical and lifesaving resources to ensure young people, who are disproportionally youth of color and/or LGBTQ+, have the supports they need to recover from the health and economic impacts of one of the most significant pandemics in our lifetimes. 
Investing in young people works. Through increased funding over the last four years, youth homelessness has decreased by 20%. We cannot merely sustain support; we must expand to end youth homelessness.  

How can you help? Use your voice to ensure young people experiencing homelessness have access to housing, workforce development, and behavioral health. You can ensure our collective voices are heard by responding to specific calls for outreach to public representatives and amplifying content on social media to spread awareness to those in your networks. This is an  ongoing with multiple engagement opportunities. 


JFCS Jewish Family Children's Services

Year-round Collection Bins
We have traditionally held clothing and household collection bins year-round at Emanu-El for St. Anthony’s and non-perishable food collection bins for both the San Francisco Food Bank and Jewish Family and Children Services. During COVID, donations are not currently being accepted. Please sign up here for details.

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