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Temple Offices closed
Temple Offices closed
Dec 24 2020 – Jan 3 2021 all-day
 
One Shabbat Service (1/1/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (1/1/2021)
Jan 1 @ 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 – 1/2/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris – 1/2/2021)
Jan 2 @ 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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Intro to Judaism – WINTER 2021 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – WINTER 2021
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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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Weekday Evening Minyan (January 6) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (January 6)
Jan 6 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Click here.
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (January 6) 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (January 6)
Jan 6 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
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Shabbat Candle Lighting (Young Adults) 5:45 pm
Shabbat Candle Lighting (Young Adults)
Jan 8 @ 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Let’s bring in the Shabbat light together as a community in a quick 15-minute Zoom call. Bring your candles, wine, and challah (or whatever carb you’ve got laying around) – see you there!Make sure to … Continued
One Shabbat Service (1/8/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (1/8/2021)
Jan 8 @ 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 – 1/9/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 1/9/2021)
Jan 9 @ 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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Weekday Evening Minyan (January 13) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (January 13)
Jan 13 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
Reflections on Resilience: Lessons from Jewish History – KEYNOTE 7:00 pm
Reflections on Resilience: Lessons from Jewish History – KEYNOTE
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Reflections on Resilience: Lessons from Jewish History - KEYNOTE
Keynote: Lessons from Jewish History  Led by Rabbi Stephen Pearce D.D.,Ph.D. Rabbi Stephen Pearce will examine Jewish History and texts to provide the framework for the series going forward. He will be joined by Heidi Winig, M.Ed, MPH. The wisdom and … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (January 13) 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (January 13)
Jan 13 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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MLK Commemoration Service 2021 6:00 pm
MLK Commemoration Service 2021
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for a Shabbat service like no other, as we welcome Reverend Amos Brown from Third Baptist Church, who will deliver a sermon as we gather to welcome the light of Shabbat into our … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 1/16/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 1/16/2021)
Jan 16 @ 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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MLK Third Baptist Church Sunday Service 10:00 am
MLK Third Baptist Church Sunday Service
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Congregation Emanu-El members are invited to take part (virtually) in Third Baptist Church’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday morning service. Rabbi Jonathan Singer will deliver the sermon and Cantor Arik Luck will participate in … Continued
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MLK Service Day: Food Delivery 12:00 pm
MLK Service Day: Food Delivery
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This MLK day, join Congregation Emanu-El and Repair the World for a day of service and learning as we shed light on the topic of food justice!Sign up for a volunteer spot between 12-3pm on … Continued
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Rabbi Bauer & Dr. Eisendrath: Mindfulness Meditation 6:30 pm
Rabbi Bauer & Dr. Eisendrath: Mindfulness Meditation
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Rabbi Bauer and Dr. Stuart Eisendrath on Mindfulness MeditationTuesday, January 19 at 6:30pm on ZoomRegistration is now closed. Thank you. Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Professor Stuart Eisendrath will engage in a dialogue about the values … Continued
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Weekday Evening Minyan (January 20) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (January 20)
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
Resiliency Series: Relationships During Quarantine 7:00 pm
Resiliency Series: Relationships During Quarantine
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Resiliency Series: Relationships During Quarantine
Sustaining and Nourishing Relationships During Quarantine  Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer Rabbi Bauer will discuss how we can use ancient Jewish tools to make relationships work more seamlessly and explore how we can effectively lead through our behavior.  … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (January 20) 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (January 20)
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
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Men’s Group virtually – January 21, 2021 5:00 pm
Men’s Group virtually – January 21, 2021
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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. Our … Continued
Jews Of Color Gathering (Jan 2021) 6:00 pm
Jews Of Color Gathering (Jan 2021)
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Led by congregants who identify as Jews of color, we are convening regular gatherings of Emanu-El members who identify as Jews of color of any race or ethnicity, to meet each other, share stories, and explore … Continued
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One Shabbat Service (1/22/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (1/22/2021)
Jan 22 @ 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 Sarah Joselow Parris – 1/23/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris – 1/23/2021)
Jan 23 @ 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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Jan Jewish Book Club 6:00 pm
Jan Jewish Book Club
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 Join Young Adult Community members Annie Alpers and Amanda Minsky in discussing Black Power, Jewish Politics, by SFSU professor Dr. Marc Dollinger. Dr. Dollinger corrects common myths about the Black-Jewish alliance in the 1960s and … Continued
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Weekday Evening Minyan (January 27) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (January 27)
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
Tu B’Shevat Seder 5:30 pm
Tu B’Shevat Seder
Jan 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
On the evening of Wednesday, January 27 just as we enter the middle of winter, the Jewish calendar celebrates Tu B’Shevat, the new year of the trees. This year we at Emanu-El, will offer a (virtual) Tu B'Shevat Seder. You are invited … Continued
Resiliency Series: Maintaining Emotional Health During Social Isolation 7:00 pm
Resiliency Series: Maintaining Emotional Health During Social Isolation
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Resiliency Series: Maintaining Emotional Health During Social Isolation
Maintaining Emotional Health During Social Isolation  Led by Rabbi Beth Singer and co-facilitated by Madeline Levine, PhD  The third session in the nine-part series Building Resilience: Finding Meaning and Purpose in this Unusual Time, will be led … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (January 27) 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (January 27)
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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One Shabbat Service (1/29/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (1/29/2021)
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris 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 … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 1/30/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 1/30/2021)
Jan 30 @ 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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Get Involved with Tzedek Council

| Support a Hamilton Family with a Welcome Home Kit! |
| Bring Lunches to Jelani House Shelter for New Moms |
| Be a JFCS Food Bank Volunteer |
SF Black-Jewish Unity Group |


HOMELESSNESS & FOOD INSECURITY

 

Support a Hamilton Family with a Welcome Home Kit!

Who is Hamilton Families? Every day, Hamilton Families works tirelessly to help families experiencing homelessness find housing, helping them transition into their own homes, and ensuring they have the resources and services they need to stabilize and thrive. Congregation Emanu-El and Hamilton Families are joining together to help families in our community to find a safe place to sleep. We need your help! 

How can you help?  Help us Welcome Home families in Hamilton Families’ Rapid ReHousing program by giving them the household necessities and creature comforts that families experiencing homelessness need as they move into their new homes. Together, with your friends and family, you can sponsor “Welcome Home” move-in kits for families in Hamilton’s programs, including dish sets, pots and pans, towels, bedding, kitchen appliances, and so much more! (value of a kit is approx.$150-$200)

Simply go to Amazon.com and then search for your sponsored family’s wish list items and add them to your shopping cart. Once you’re finished, check out and be sure to use your sponsored family’s address as the shipping destination. And don’t worry, your address will not be shared with anyone including the family you sponsored.

To participate in this meaningful and special program, please register above and we will then reach out to you with information, details, and a wishlist for the family you are so kindly sponsoring.

This program is COVID conscious. 


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


 

Be A Food Bank Volunteer
Partner: Jewish Families & Children Services (JFCS)

What are JFCS Food Banks?
JFCS’ Food Banks provide assistance to hundreds of low-income individuals and families, seniors, people with disabilities, and individuals in crisis.

How can you help?  You can help by donating nonperishable (non-expired) groceries, toiletries, and personal hygiene items. Find a list of our current needs >
Become part of our Regional Food Bank Corps: Help by shopping for perishable items, stocking the shelves of our regional food banks, and conducting monthly inventory.
Become a JFCS Food Runner: Volunteer to pick up groceries from JFCS Food Banks and deliver them to our Food Bank families.


Emanu-El Holiday Dinner Drive 
Partner: Benefiting San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

What is the SF-Marin Food Bank?  Their mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin.  They envision a community where everyone is able to obtain enough nutritious food — in a dignified manner — to support the health and well-being of themselves and their families. How can you help?  Donate. Every $1 donated to the Holiday Dinner drive provides 2 healthy meals. All amounts appreciated. 


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

Stay tuned for more opportunities to get involved in January 2021 


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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