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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)
Nov 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
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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)
Nov 4 @ 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
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Arik Luck. 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)
Nov 6 @ 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 (11/6/2020) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (11/6/2020)
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Beth Singer 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 – 11/7/2020) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 11/7/2020)
Nov 7 @ 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)
Nov 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
Lies and Miracles: Kristallnacht Commemoration 6:00 pm
Lies and Miracles: Kristallnacht Commemoration
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration (via Zoom)Lies and Miracles: Childhood in a Siberian Labor Camp Film discussion and Q&A featuring congregant George LandauTiburon resident and a member of Congregation Emanu-El, George Landau and his family spent several years as … 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)
Nov 11 @ 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
Men’s Group Virtual Meeting: Torah and the Jewish vote 5:00 pm
Men’s Group Virtual Meeting: Torah and the Jewish vote
Nov 11 @ 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
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Nov 11 @ 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)
Nov 13 @ 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
Community Candle Lighting (Young Adult) 5:45 pm
Community Candle Lighting (Young Adult)
Nov 13 @ 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Are you Zoom’d out? So are we! Join YALC and clergy as we begin our weekend together with a 15-minute Shabbat gathering – candles, wine, challah, DONE! To better meet the needs of our community, we’re … Continued
One Shabbat Service (11/13/2020) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (11/13/2020)
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer 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 Beth Singer – 11/14/2020) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Beth Singer – 11/14/2020)
Nov 14 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Beth Singer - 11/14/2020) @ Via Zoom
Torah Study with Rabbi Beth Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. Rabbi Beth will focus on Rabbi Jonathan Sacks' interpretation of the Chaye Sarah, about the death of Sarah. Rabbi Beth will also … 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)
Nov 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
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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)
Nov 17 @ 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 November 17 … 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)
Nov 18 @ 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
Birth is a Beginning, Death a Destination 12:00 pm
Birth is a Beginning, Death a Destination
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Birth is a Beginning and Death a Destination: A three-week course on Jewish practices around end of life, burial and family memory. Wednesdays, November 18, 25; December 2 from 12 – 1pm via Zoom. December 6 is … Continued
November Jewish Book Club (Young Adult Program) 6:00 pm
November Jewish Book Club (Young Adult Program)
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the Young Adult Community in a discussion of two pieces of work exploring the intersection of Black and Jewish identity:(1) Afro-Brazilian Jewish Women: "Caught in the Crossfire" by Abby Gondek(2) Bad for the Jews? … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Nov 18 @ 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)
Nov 20 @ 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 (11/20/2020) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (11/20/2020)
Nov 20 @ 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 – 11/21/2020) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 11/21/2020)
Nov 21 @ 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)
Nov 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
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Offices close at 3:30 pm 8:30 am
Offices close at 3:30 pm
Nov 25 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
 
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Nov 25 @ 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 with Cantor Marsha Attie – November 25 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul with Cantor Marsha Attie – November 25
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 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)
Nov 27 @ 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 (11/27/2020) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (11/27/2020)
Nov 27 @ 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 Jonathan Singer – 11/28/2020) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 11/28/2020)
Nov 28 @ 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)
Nov 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
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The Congregation Emanu-el Archives

Preserving Our Past for the Future

The Congregation Emanu-El Archives, established as a counterpart to our Museum by Rabbi Alvin I. Fine in 1950, is dedicated to collecting and preserving our congregation’s rich and vibrant history. Today’s Archives contain a wealth of materials pertaining to every element of our Congregation’s history: from its clergy, congregants, and educational programs to its architecture, administration, and volunteer organizations.

The portrait that emerges is a multi-generational one that begins with our founders and progresses over 150 years to embrace the vitality that is Congregation Emanu-El today. Among the artifacts you’ll find here are congregational records, publications, photographs, scrapbooks, ephemera (such as concert and theatrical programs), and commissioned musical scores. Our treasures range from the whimsical (Rabbi Irving F. Reichert’s top hat), to the documentary (photographs of the Sutter Street synagogue, both before and after the 1906 earthquake), to the prosaic (invoices for services rendered and items purchased while constructing the Lake Street Temple). Yet much of our story is missing. When the 1906 earthquake and fire devastated the Sutter Street Synagogue, it left most of our historical record in ashes. And many events from the 1920s on remain underrepresented.

Perhaps you have something sitting in a drawer: a photograph, brochure, memento, or document that will help illustrate our congregational tale. If so, we’d love to hear from you! Won’t you contribute to Emanu-El’s heritage by donating an item, sharing a story, or even just asking a question? Please contact Penny Mika at (415) 750-7545, or by email at [email protected]nuelsf.org. Your interest and participation will help keep our traditions alive for generations to come.

Sutter Street Synagogue, Congregation Emanu-El, 1877 Photograph by Carleton Watkins; vintage albumen print, 1877
Sutter Street Synagogue, Congregation Emanu-El, 1877
Photograph by Carleton Watkins; vintage albumen print, 1877

Construction of the Dome, Lake Street Synagogue, Congregation Emanu-El, April 16, 1925 Original construction photograph, Barrett & Hilp, Contractors; Vintage silver print, April 16, 1925
Construction of the Dome, Lake Street Synagogue, Congregation Emanu-El, April 16, 1925
Original construction photograph, Barrett & Hilp, Contractors; Vintage silver print, April 16, 1925

The Dybbuk, Act ii, depicting Leah and the Beggars. Production of The Dybbuk, by S. Ansky, was performed by The Temple Players at The Temple Playhouse, Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco beginning on Monday, October 29, 1928. Photograph by Roger Sturtevant; Vintage silver print, 1928
The Dybbuk, Act ii, depicting Leah and the Beggars.
Production of The Dybbuk, by S. Ansky, was performed by The Temple Players at The Temple Playhouse, Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco beginning on Monday, October 29, 1928.
Photograph by Roger Sturtevant; Vintage silver print, 1928

Judaica Collection

photo623The Judaica collection includes hundreds of rare and beautiful artifacts- everything from tapestries, torah ornaments and household ritual objects to paintings, works on paper and books (including Bibles). Many are donations from families descended from the Temple’s founding members. Together, the Archives and Judaica bear eloquent witness to the continuity of Jewish tradition as well as Congregation Emanu-El’s vibrant one hundred and fifty-year history

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