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Brown Bag March 12:00 pm
Brown Bag March
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join Congregation Emanu-El clergy for Brown Bag Wednesdays. On the first Wednesday of each month, bring your brown bag lunch to the temple library for engaging spiritual and cultural discussions.  Noon – 1:00 pm.Event Signup
Brown Bag Wednesdays 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Wednesdays
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join Congregation Emanu-El clergy for Brown Bag Wednesdays. On the first Wednesday of each month, bring your brown bag lunch to the temple library for engaging spiritual and cultural discussions.  Noon – 1:00 pm.Event Signup
Limonata and Learning, March 1, 2017 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, March 1, 2017
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer for a special learning opportunity, Limonata and Learning, offered exclusively for our congregants in Marin. We will meet for happy hour at Book Passage in Corte Madera while discussing text from … Continued
Limonata and Learning, March 1, 2017 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, March 1, 2017
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Join a member of our clergy for a special learning opportunity, Limonata and Learning, offered exclusively for our congregants in Marin. We will meet for happy hour at Book Passage in Corte Madera while discussing … Continued
Gossip & Wine with the Tribe for Women – March 2017  7:00 pm
Gossip & Wine with the Tribe for Women – March 2017 
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Local wine bar; address provided upon registrationI Heard it Through the Grapevine:Come join us for an evening of moms, gossip* and wine.*Gossip: as in, know the Jewish context for gossip, how to identify gossip, … Continued
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First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (Foyer) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (Foyer)
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 03-03-2017 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 03-03-2017
Mar 3 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 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 Member-$ 18.00, Child ages 3-10-$ 7.50, Non-member Adult-$ 22.00.Event Signup
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 7:30 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Men’s Group – March 2017 9:30 am
Men’s Group – March 2017
Mar 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
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. … Continued
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Mar 11 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Mar 11 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service (Chapel) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (Chapel)
Mar 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Family Bazaar Carnival 4:00 pm
Family Bazaar Carnival
Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Family Bazaar Carnival
Hamil-toshin: A Purim Musical 6:00 pm
Hamil-toshin: A Purim Musical
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hamil-toshin: A Purim Musical
Hamil-toshin: A Purim Musical March 11 6 – 7 pm, All ages Have you always dreamed of being in Hamilton?  Now is your “one shot!” Come to our rehearsal Wednesday, March 8, 7:00 pm in … Continued
PurimPalooza 2017: Young Adult MEMBERS ONLY 9:00 pm
PurimPalooza 2017: Young Adult MEMBERS ONLY
Mar 11 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 12 @ 3:00 am
Online ticket registration is now closed.Tickets will be available at the door on March 11 at VERSO Nightclub for $25.Questions about the event? Send a message to Valerie Bishop. We look forward to seeing you … Continued
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Megillah Reading 2017 10:00 am
Megillah Reading 2017
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Megillah Reading 2017
Join Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer in the mitzvah of hearing the Megillah read in its entirety while enjoying brunch and the company of your fellow congregants. Cost is free, however, you are responsible for the … Continued
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SPARK – Ethical Fitness 7:00 pm
SPARK – Ethical Fitness
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPARK - Ethical Fitness
SPARK!                                 Ethical Fitness In ethics, it’s usually the big issues — capital punishment, lifeboats, euthanasia — that get all … Continued
SPARK – Judaisms of the 21st Century 7:00 pm
SPARK – Judaisms of the 21st Century
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPARK - Judaisms of the 21st Century
SPARK!  Judaisms: A Twenty-First -Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities. Jewish identity is probably not what you think it is, and likely never was, contends Aaron J. Hahn Tapper. In these sessions we will … Continued
SPARK – The Good Old Days 7:00 pm
SPARK – The Good Old Days
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPARK - The Good Old Days
SPARK!The Good Old Days: Buying and Selling American Jewish NostalgiaToday, American Jews make, buy, and sell nostalgia, a sentimental longing for a past that cannot be recovered. This course will examine how American Jews express … Continued
SPARK – Together, with love, Talmud 7:00 pm
SPARK – Together, with love, Talmud
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPARK - Together, with love, Talmud
SPARK! Together, With Love, We can Change The World: Talmud Study as a Counter-Cultural Rebellion Deep-dive into the universe of the Talmud. Our task will be twofold: First we will study three different texts from … Continued
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At the Rabbi’s Table – March 2017 12:00 pm
At the Rabbi’s Table – March 2017
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
We're continuing a monthly learning session with Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer during your lunch break in downtown San Francisco. Bring your own lunch, and our rabbi will bring the Torah to you! This week's topic … Continued
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Mar 18 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Mar 18 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah Benjamin Friedman-Hibbs 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Including Bat Mitzvah of Reilly Derrick (Main) 10:30 am
Schmoozing with Seniors on Shabbat – March 2017 1:30 pm
Schmoozing with Seniors on Shabbat – March 2017
Mar 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
This event is free of charge and open to the publicJoin Congregation Emanu-El's Young Adult Community for an exciting opportunity to schmooze with seniors on a Shabbat afternoon! When’s the last time you’ve schmoozed with … Continued
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Volunteer Opportunity at the San Francisco Botanical Garden 8:45 am
Volunteer Opportunity at the San Francisco Botanical Garden
Mar 19 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm
We invite our members of Congregation Emanu-El to team up with the SF Botanical Garden's Green Team on a Sunday morning! Give a few hours of your time, learn about the Garden, and gain new … Continued
Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors – March 2017 9:00 am
Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors – March 2017
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors - March 2017
The Economic Justice group is partnering with Meals on Wheels and bringing them to Temple Emanu-El. Congregant groups will deliver Disaster Preparedness Kits to home-bound seniors around the City. The kits are to be used … Continued
Climb Higher with The Tribe for Men – March 2017 9:30 am
Climb Higher with The Tribe for Men – March 2017
Mar 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Registration has now closed.Join The Tribe for Men for a morning of indoor rock climbing! Take a couple hours on a Sunday morning to invigorate body and mind.No experience required. No gear required. Just eat your Wheaties … Continued
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Introduction to Judaism Spring 2017 7:00 pm
Introduction to Judaism Spring 2017
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join with 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 … Continued
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THE Book Club – March 2017 6:30 pm
THE Book Club – March 2017
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Congregant Home, San Francisco$10 members; $18.00 general admission: Dinner will be providedFeaturing Rabbi Jason Rodich: "Freedom Stories: The Texts of Passover"This event is open to our young adult community.Event Signup
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Mar 25 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Mar 25 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah of Nathan Rockman (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Including Bat Mitzvah of Caroline Scharf (Main) 10:30 am
Shvitz & Kibitz: A Rich Jewish Tradition – YA, March 2017 1:00 pm
Shvitz & Kibitz: A Rich Jewish Tradition – YA, March 2017
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come experience the joys of the sauna by steaming with your friends in San Francisco's premier Russian bathhouse. The banya, Russian for sauna, has long been a cornerstone of eastern European and Jewish social life … Continued
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Women’s Seder – 2017 6:30 pm
Women’s Seder – 2017
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Women's Seder - 2017
Registration for this event has now closed.We invite all the women in our community to gather together for our annual Women’s Seder. It will be a multi-generational evening of inspiration and empowerment while dining, learning, conversing, and building … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Mar 31 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Mar 31 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Ruth Calderon (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Ruth Calderon (MMS)
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
One Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Ruth Calderon (MMS)
Spring Scholar-in-Residence: Ruth CalderonFamous Talmudist and founder of a secular yeshiva in Tel Aviv.She served as a member of Knesset for Yesh Atid between 2013 and 2015.
Dinner with Ruth Calderon 7:30 pm
Dinner with Ruth Calderon
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This dinner, immediately following the 6:00pm One Shabbat service on Friday, March 31, will give you the unique opportunity to hear more from Ruth Calderon in an intimate setting. You will be able to ask … Continued
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The Elizabeth S. and Alvin I. Fine Museum

The Fine Museum serves as a venue for a popular series of changing exhibitions on a broad range of themes. Recent shows have focused on Jewish-American identity, the contemporary experience of Jewish holidays and rituals, and the variety of religious practices in Israel.

Over the years the Museum has established a reputation for featuring works by internationally renowned Jewish artists such as Marc Chagall, Camille Pissarro, Peter Krasnow, Max Pollak, and Jacques Schnier. In addition, the Fine Museum has been a leader in recognizing emerging Jewish talent, presenting the West Coast premieres for artists Ori Sherman, David Moss, and Shalom of Safed.

Congregational history and Jewish art also intersect in many of the Fine Museum’s exhibits, especially those highlighting the contributions of artists with personal ties to the Temple. Among the well-known artists affiliated with Temple Emanu-El were illustrator Ernest Peixotto (whose father was president of the Congregation from 1896 – 1905) and painter Joseph Greenbaum (whose uncle, Werner Phillips, was president from 1905 – 1906).

Whether displaying groundbreaking travelling exhibitions or items from the permanent collection, the Fine Museum maintains its commitment to making Jewish art and history accessible to a diverse audience.

 

Current Exhibit


This Is Bay Area Jewry

The San Francisco Bay Area Jewish community has been referred to as “the diaspora of the diaspora” and is often portrayed as the edgiest, least engaged and most outrageous. Many of us embrace our role as bellwether to American Jewry. Our community includes born Jews of color, interfaith couples raising Jewish children, Jews by choice from Egypt and Asia, LGBT Jews, adoptive parents, and the list goes on.

In these 16 portraits, you will find that each person, couple or family has loved ones who are not Jewish. The reality of Bay Area Jewry is that we are all touched by our non-Jewish family members. How we incorporate our diversity into Jewish practice is admirable and, we hope, an example to other Jewish communities who are seeking harmony and mutual acceptance.

Exhibit can be seen in the Chapel hallway July 6 – December 15.


Viewing Hours

The Museum display cases are located in readily accessible public areas of the Temple. On weekdays the galleries are always available to members and  usually available to visitors. To make a specific appointment , call  (415) 751-2535. On weekends, when Temple offices are closed, the galleries remain open to those attending religious services or participating in religious education classes.

Docent Tours

Staff tours of the Temple are offered weekdays depending on staff availability.
For large groups, please call the Temple at (415) 751-2535 for a reservation.


 

 

Past Exhibits


Emanu-El Preschool Exhibit

Emanu-El Preschool student art is on display in the MMR and Chapel Hallway through May 7!


Not Forgotten: Jews From Arab Lands

Erella Teitler was born into a Sephardic family in Israel and has a strong connection with her Jewish identity. Her exhibit, Not Forgotten, highlights the lives of Jews from Arab lands who were forcibly expelled from their homelands during the mid-20th century.

Erella incorporates collage, mixed-media, altered books and monoprints in her art. She has exhibited in juried shows and
galleries throughout Southern California. She is a member of Women Painters West, California Artists Guild, Jewish Artists Initiative, Pasadena Society of Artists, Collage Artists of America, Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art and LA Experimental Artists. She also serves on the board of directors of Platt Gallery at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles.

This exhibit comes to us through the generosity of JIMENA: Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa.

Chapel Hallway and Martin Meyer Reception March 1 – March 30; May 9 – June 27

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Israel Impressions: the Photographs of Paul Margolis

The Elizabeth S. and Alvin I. Fine Museum is pleased to present “Israel Impressions: the Photographs of Paul Margolis” from May 11 until June 27 in the Main Sanctuary Foyer.

Paul Margolis is a documentary and fine art photographer, as well as a writer. His subjects include people living on the margins of society, vanishing Americana, historic architecture, and the vibrancy of life on the streets. He uses traditional cameras in his work and he still hand-processes and prints black and white film for the classic look that it gives. In the fall of 2013 and again the following year, Paul Margolis visited Israel to photograph the land and people. He covered 11 different cities in 14 days, working the streets, market places and homes with his quiet, discreet Leica camera and black and white film. The photos reflect pastry merchants discussing their wares, Arab fishermen, a rock festival held close to the border with Gaza, a very pregnant young woman in the Negev Desert, a portly bedding merchant re-lighting his cigarette in a quiet moment, and many other scenes.

These photographs are a small portion of the work representing slices of day-to-day life in Israel. Web Site: http://www.paulmargolis.com

 

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