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Yom Kippur Retreat, 2017 4:00 pm
Yom Kippur Retreat, 2017
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm
Yom Kippur Retreat Friday, September 29, 2017 through Sunday, October 1, 2017 Join Rabbi Carla Fenves, Rabbinical Student Rena Singer and Monica Pevzner from our community engagement team for an informal Yom Kippur retreat in … Continued
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Brown Bag October 2017 12:00 pm
Brown Bag October 2017
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:01 pm
Join Congregation Rabbi Lawrence Kushner for this Brown Bag Wednesday. 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 … Continued
Limonata and Learning, October 2017 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, October 2017
Oct 4 @ 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
Sukkot Celebration Dinner October 4, 2017 6:00 pm
Sukkot Celebration Dinner October 4, 2017
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Celebrate Sukkot at Temple Emanu-El with a festive outdoor service in the courtyard at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, October 4th, followed by Mediterranean dinner.Please feel free to bring your own bottle of wine.Reservations are required … Continued
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Sukkot Festival Service & breakfast 8:00 am
Sukkot Festival Service & breakfast
Oct 5 @ 8:00 am – 10:15 am
Join us on the first morning of Sukkot for the festival service. Freshly brewed coffee will be served at 8:00 am, followed by the service in the chapel. You are invited to stay for a … Continued
Sukkot Festival Service & breakfast 8:30 am
Sukkot Festival Service & breakfast
Oct 5 @ 8:30 am – 10:15 am
Breakfast at 8:30 am, Sukkot service at 9:15 am in the chapel. 
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Oct 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This evening we also have a Sukkot/Baby Blessing at Emanu-El during the 5:30 pm Service.  
Pre-Oneg (Foyer) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (Foyer)
Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Roslyn Barak, Senior Cantor, Emerita will lead this evening's Classic Shabbat service.
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 10-6-17 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 10-6-17
Oct 6 @ 6:15 pm – 8:30 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 Members- $18.00, Children ages 3-10- $7.50, Non-member Adults- $22.00.Event Signup
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Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel) 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel)
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Sukkot Dinner 2017: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group 7:00 pm
Sukkot Dinner 2017: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
I Heard it Through the GrapevineCome join us for our annual Women's Group and Tribe for Women dinner in the sukkah for a night of women, gossip* and wine.*Gossip, as in, understanding the Jewish context for … Continued
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Yizkor service breakfast 8:30 am
Yizkor service breakfast
Oct 11 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am
Breakfast begins at 8:30 amSukkot Yizkor service with Senior Rabbi Beth Singer begins at 9:15 am in the Chapel.
Yizkor service with Rabbi Beth Singer (Chapel) 9:15 am
Yizkor service with Rabbi Beth Singer (Chapel)
Oct 11 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Simchat Torah March, Consecration & Dinner October 11, 2017 6:00 pm
Simchat Torah March, Consecration & Dinner October 11, 2017
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
With klezmer music and candy tossed in the air, we will all meet at the Little Sisters of the Poor (at 300 Lake Street) beginning at 6:00 pm. We will march our new Czech Torah … Continued
Simchat Torah March, Consecration & Dinner October 11, 2017 6:00 pm
Simchat Torah March, Consecration & Dinner October 11, 2017
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Simchat Torah March, Consecration & Dinner October 11, 2017 @ San Francisco | California | United States
With klezmer music and candy tossed in the air, we will all meet at the Little Sisters of the Poor (at 300 Lake Street) beginning at 6:00 pm. Holocaust survivor Gloria Hollander Lyon will participate … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Oct 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Helping out Santa Rosa Families 9:30 am
Helping out Santa Rosa Families
Oct 13 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Congregation Shomrei Torah of Santa Rosa is open to host a day camp from 9am to 3pm Wednesday October 11 through Friday October 13 for children out of school due to the fires, and they need … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Oct 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service with Noam Katz 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service with Noam Katz
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
One Shabbat Service with Noam Katz
We are honored to feature the music and sounds of composer, Rabbi, storyteller and Jewish educator, Noam Katz at this evening's One Shabbat. Noam inspires Jewish and interfaith communities with his timeless melodies of peace, hope, and unity.
Suivez-nous au bateau ivre! 7:00 pm
Suivez-nous au bateau ivre!
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Suivez-nous au bateau ivre!
Cela fait longtemps que nous nous sommes tous réunis pour parler français! Laissez-nous boire du vin rouge delicieux et mange du bon fromage!Yes, it's been too long since we last shared stories about our lives, … Continued
YA Late Shabbat with Noam Katz 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat with Noam Katz
Oct 13 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
YA Late Shabbat with Noam Katz
Rabbi Noam Katz is one of the most exciting and influential voices in contemporary Jewish music. He has brought his high-flying energy and soulful melodies to Jewish and interfaith audiences across North America, Africa and Israel … Continued
YA Late Shabbat Oneg (Foyer) 9:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat Oneg (Foyer)
Oct 13 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
 
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Oct 14 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Oct 14 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Oct 14 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah Jonathan Dippery 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Skylar Goldberg 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Skylar Goldberg
Oct 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Sing for Camp Newman 6:30 pm
Sing for Camp Newman
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Sing for Camp NewmanWith Noam Katz and Friends So many of us are still in shock after the results of the ongoing fires in the North Bay.  Many of our congregants and friends have been deeply … Continued
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Young Adults Volunteer at Glide Church 9:15 am
Young Adults Volunteer at Glide Church
Oct 15 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
OUR VOLUNTEER SLOTS FOR 10/15 ARE FULL. Please email Rachel at RSchonwetter@emanuelsf.org to be put on the waitlist if a spot opens up.Join with other young adults for a volunteer session at Glide Memorial Church. … Continued
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Fall 2017: Ethical Fitness Money Matters 7:00 pm
Fall 2017: Ethical Fitness Money Matters
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join the fabulous Rachel Brodie to explore the following:"Can I borrow your COSTCO card?" "I paid next to nothing for it and everyone assumes it's really Prada.""My kid downloads a lot of music without paying for … Continued
Fall 2017: Islam for Jews 7:00 pm
Fall 2017: Islam for Jews
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join the fabulous Professor Fred Astren of San Francisco State as he explores Islam with you.Jews and Muslims have a long historical relationship that helped shape major aspects of Jewish identity. In recent history this … Continued
Fall 2017: Talmud with Rabbi Rodich 7:00 pm
Fall 2017: Talmud with Rabbi Rodich
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dreams in Babylon: Talmud study with Rabbi Rodich  Join Rabbi Rodich for a introductory level study of several texts from the Babylonian Talmud.  The course will begin with an introduction to Talmud and subsequent sessions … Continued
Introduction to Judaism Fall 2017 7:00 pm
Introduction to Judaism Fall 2017
Oct 17 @ 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
People of the Book: American Jewish Authors Book Group 7:00 pm
People of the Book: American Jewish Authors Book Group
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
People of the Book – American Jewish Authors Book ClubFree, Monthly Tuesday evening meetings at the Temple, 7:00 – 9:00pm Oct 17; Nov 14; Dec 19; Jan 16; Feb 20; Mar 27; Apr 24 and … Continued
Women in Technology – October 2017 7:00 pm
Women in Technology – October 2017
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Women in Technology - October 2017 @ Private congregant home
How to be a Mensch and Still Succeed: A Conversation about Ethics in the WorkplacePlease join us in getting to know women in the Emanu-El community who work in the technology field. You're invited to … Continued
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At the Rabbi’s Table – October 2017 12:00 pm
At the Rabbi’s Table – October 2017
Oct 18 @ 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
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Yotam Polizer: Guest One Shabbat Service speaker 6:00 pm
Yotam Polizer: Guest One Shabbat Service speaker
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yotam Polizer: Guest One Shabbat Service speaker
We are incredibly grateful to be able to feature IsraAID Co-CEO, Yotam Polizer, as a guest speaker at this evening's Shabbat service.Born and raised in a small village in Northern Israel, Yotam has been a … Continued
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Oct 21 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Oct 21 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Oct 21 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Oct 21 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Bar/Bat Mitzvah Nathaniel & Ariella Yanowitch 10:30 am
New Member Havdalah Reception 2017 6:30 pm
New Member Havdalah Reception 2017
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
New Member Havdalah Reception 2017
Welcome to our shul! We warmly welcome you to our New Member Havdalah Reception on Saturday, October 21, at 6:30 pm here at Emanu-El. A synagogue is a place where deep relationships and bonds are made … Continued
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Men’s Group – October 22,17 9:30 am
Men’s Group – October 22,17
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - October 22,17
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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Cooking for Congregants – October 26, 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – October 26, 2017
Oct 26 @ 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 Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service with guest speaker: Prof. Leah Hochman 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service with guest speaker: Prof. Leah Hochman
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
One Shabbat Service with guest speaker: Prof. Leah Hochman
Charles Michael Endowment Scholar-in-Residence Prof. Leah Hochman will be our guest speaker at this evening's One Shabbat service. Her topic:  Can you Waze it? Going toward the Unknown. What Modern Jews Think 
Dinner with Dr. Leah Hochman 7:30 pm
Dinner with Dr. Leah Hochman
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This dinner, immediately following the 6:00pm One Shabbat service on Friday, October 27, will give you the unique opportunity to hear more from Dr. Leah Hochman in an intimate setting. You will be able to … Continued
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Oct 28 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Oct 28 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Oct 28 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Oct 28 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (MMS)
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah Micah Uziel 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah Micah Uziel
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Ella Endler 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Ella Endler
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Jewish Heritage Night with the SF Deltas! 5:00 pm
Jewish Heritage Night with the SF Deltas!
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jewish Heritage Night with the SF Deltas!
 Go Delta crazy! Join your fellow Congregation Emanu-El congregants for the final game of the 2017 San Francisco Deltas season. The Deltas have provided Emanu-El congregants with FREE tickets!Come cheer on San Francisco's professional soccer … Continued
Young Adults: Food, Faith, and Conflict: Eating Judaism 5:00 pm
Young Adults: Food, Faith, and Conflict: Eating Judaism
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Food, Faith, and Conflict: Eating JudaismSpend shabbat afternoon and celebrate havdalah with Congregation Emanu-El's Young Adult Community and Dr. Leah Hochman, Emanu-El's fall Scholar-in-Residence. Together, over appetizers and wine, Dr. Hochman will discuss Food, Faith, and Conflict: Eating … Continued
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Dr. Leah Hochman Sunday Lecture 9:30 am
Dr. Leah Hochman Sunday Lecture
Oct 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Special Sunday Morning lecture with Dr. Leah Hochman: Developing Your Own TheologyDr. Leah Hochman directs the Louchheim School for Judaic Studies at the University of Southern California and is associate professor of Jewish Thought at … Continued
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Side by Side October 2017 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side October 2017 Session
Oct 31 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am
Side by Side October 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 environment with … Continued
Mah Jongg 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg
Oct 31 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel) 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel)
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Museum

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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