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Cooking for Congregants – June 1 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – June 1 2017
Jun 1 @ 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 Bagies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Bagies (MMR)
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jun 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jun 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 06-02-2017 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 06-02-2017
Jun 2 @ 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. Thai 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)
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Men’s Group – June 2017 9:30 am
Men’s Group – June 2017
Jun 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - June 2017
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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Brown Bag June 2017 12:00 pm
Brown Bag June 2017
Jun 7 @ 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. This … Continued
Limonata and Learning, June, 2017 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, June, 2017
Jun 7 @ 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
German Consul General Concert (MMS) 6:30 pm
German Consul General Concert (MMS)
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
German Consul General Concert (MMS)
In honor of German Consul General Stefan Schlüter and his service to the San Francisco Bay Area community Congregation Emanu-El is proud to host: The Home I Love – Cabaret from Berlin to Tel Aviv Starring … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – June 8 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – June 8 2017
Jun 8 @ 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
Praise, Raise, or Fold (Men’s Group Poker) – June 2017 7:00 pm
Praise, Raise, or Fold (Men’s Group Poker) – June 2017
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer and fellow Men's Group Members at a congregant's home for engaging study and discussion over a fun game. Sign up soon, as registration is limited!Event Signup
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Special Guest Torah Study with Rabbi Gary Zola 9:15 am
Special Guest Torah Study with Rabbi Gary Zola
Jun 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Special Guest Torah Study with Rabbi Gary Zola
Special Guest Torah Study this Weekend.What This Week’s Torah Portion Can Teach Us about American Jewish History.We are honored to be taught this Saturday by Rabbi Gary Zola, Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives … Continued
Torah Study (Chapel) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Chapel)
Jun 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Got Shabbat? (Chapel) 10:15 am
Got Shabbat? (Chapel)
Jun 10 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah of Raya Shveyd (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Ella Ruth Potashner Main 10:30 am
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Salmon Fishing with Your Tribe – June 2017 5:30 am
Salmon Fishing with Your Tribe – June 2017
Jun 11 @ 5:30 am – 3:00 pm
Salmon Fishing with Your Tribe - June 2017
Salmon Fishing with Your Tribe: Sunday, June 11, 5:30 am – 3:00 pmCost is $140 per adult Tribe member+Purchase your own single day fishing license ($15) and BYOF (Bring your own fun!) lunch, snacks, and drinks … Continued
Interfaith Picnic – June 2017 11:00 am
Interfaith Picnic – June 2017
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Interfaith Picnic - June 2017
Sunday, June 11, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm: Main Post Lawn, Presidio Join together with other Interfaith members of Congregation Emanu-El for a fun and casual afternoon at Off the Grid Presidio Picnic. Bring your own picnic … Continued
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Side by Side June 2017 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side June 2017 Session
Jun 13 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am
Side by Side June 2017 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 … Continued
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THE Book Club – June 2017 7:00 pm
THE Book Club – June 2017
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Congregant Home, San Francisco$10 members; $18.00 general admission: Dinner will be providedJoin this month's The Book Club with special guest, Cantor Arik Luck. Topic to be provided soon.This event is open to our young … Continued
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Likrat Shabbat: Adult Summer Art Series 2017 1:00 pm
Likrat Shabbat: Adult Summer Art Series 2017
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Likrat Shabbat: Adult Summer Art Series 2017
Likrat Shabbat: Embodied Kavanah through Art Thursdays: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Cantor Portnoy Art Studio (5th floor) June 15 | June 29 | July 6 | July 20 Facilitated by Ava Sayaka Rosen … Continued
Watercolor Shema-ndalas, June 15, 2017 1:00 pm
Watercolor Shema-ndalas, June 15, 2017
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Likrat Shabbat: Embodied Kavanah through Art Thursdays: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Cantor Portnoy Art Studio (5th floor) June 15 Facilitated by Ava Sayaka Rosen Individual art session #1 $10 each class separately Likrat … Continued
THE Book Club – June 2017 7:00 pm
THE Book Club – June 2017
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Congregant Home, San Francisco$10 members; $18.00 general admission: Dinner will be providedJoin this month's The Book Club with special guest, Cantor Arik Luck.The Liturgical Music and Legacy of Debbie FriedmanLearn about Debbie Friedman’s contribution … Continued
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At the Rabbi’s Table – June 2017 12:00 pm
At the Rabbi’s Table – June 2017
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
We're continuing a monthly learning session with members of clergy, downtown, each month.Please bring a nosh and join us at 55 -2nd Street.  Event Signup
Helping Refugees Today 6:30 pm
Helping Refugees Today
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Helping Refugees Today: What We Need to Know, What WE Need to Do Executive and federal court orders are changing the landscape for refugees who seek safety and freedom in the U.S.  Join us for … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – June 22 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – June 22 2017
Jun 22 @ 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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San Francisco Pride Parade 2017 10:00 am
San Francisco Pride Parade 2017
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
San Francisco Pride Parade 2017
San Francisco Pride Parade 2017 For the fourth year in a row, Congregation Emanu-El will join the URJ San Francisco Bay Area Community to march together in the San Francisco Pride Parade, Sunday, June 25, 2017. … Continued
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Hebrew Grammar with Rabbi Kushner summer 2017 7:00 pm
Hebrew Grammar with Rabbi Kushner summer 2017
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO HEBREW GRAMMARfor people with no short-term memory and who are still fuzzy on English grammarFour Wednesday evening, drop-in sessionsJune 28, July 12, 26, August 9, / 7-8:30 pmPre-requisites: The Hebrew alphabet (preferably in … Continued
The Aleph Men: A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy – June 2017 7:00 pm
The Aleph Men: A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy – June 2017
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Aleph Men: A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy - June 2017 @ Congregation Emanu-El
The Aleph Men: A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy emceed by Rabbi Sydney Mintz Doors open at 7:00 pm; Show starts 7:30 pm   Enjoy established and emerging super-funny Jewish comedians for a night of laughter. Featuring: Julie … Continued
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Wisdom Weaving, June 29, 2017 1:00 pm
Wisdom Weaving, June 29, 2017
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Likrat Shabbat: Embodied Kavanah through Art Thursdays: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Cantor Portnoy Art Studio (5th floor) June 29 Facilitated by Ava Sayaka Rosen Individual art session #2 $10 each class separately Likrat … 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

See Congregation Emanu-El profiled on the virtual Jewish Museum of the American West!


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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