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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Aug 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:00 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Tahoe Shabbat 2019 6:00 pm
Tahoe Shabbat 2019
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
At the home of Stuart Corvin and Marissa WertheimerLed by Rabbis Beth and Jonathan SingerPlease arrive by 6:00 pm (address provided once you have registered). A brief, warm Kabbalat Shabbat service will be followed by … Continued
Third Annual Lake Tahoe Shabbat 6:00 pm
Third Annual Lake Tahoe Shabbat
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Third Annual Lake Tahoe Shabbat
At the home of Stuart Corvin and Marissa Wertheimer Led by Rabbis Beth and Jonathan Singer Please arrive by 6:00 pm (address provided once you have registered). A brief, warm Kabbalat Shabbat service will be … Continued
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Mah Jongg (chapel) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (chapel)
Aug 6 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – Canceled 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – Canceled
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
This event is canceled. 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 four volunteers make meals for … Continued
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The Tribe’s Rustic Camping Retreat 2019 6:00 pm
The Tribe’s Rustic Camping Retreat 2019
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 11 @ 10:00 am
Date: Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11Location: Camp Cazadero, Cazadero CACost: Prices listed are per participant. All meals (& coffee!)/activities included in price!Adults: $190.00Child 12+: $190.00Child 6-11: $125.00Under 6: FREE​Rabbi Bauer and Cantor Luck … Continued
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Aug 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Aug 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
Aug 9 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
YA Late Shabbat Oneg (GH) 9:45 pm
YA Late Shabbat Oneg (GH)
Aug 9 @ 9:45 pm – 11:00 pm
 
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Aug 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Tribe for Women 2019 Sonoma Gathering 10:00 am
Tribe for Women 2019 Sonoma Gathering
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Please join us for a special Tribe for Women gathering in a congregant's home near Healdsburg (75-90 minutes from SF) in Sonoma County for a day of relaxation, wine-tasting and fun! This event is meant … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Margot Katzman) MMS 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Margot Katzman) MMS
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Noah Fernandez) Main 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Noah Fernandez) Main
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) – Canceled 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR) – Canceled
Aug 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
No Bagels and Babies today.
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Mah Jongg (chapel) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (chapel)
Aug 13 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Mah Jongg (chapel) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (chapel)
Aug 20 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – August 22, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – August 22, 2019
Aug 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 four volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Aug 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Guided Meditation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer (Guild Hall 2) 5:30 pm
Guided Meditation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer (Guild Hall 2)
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Guided Meditation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer (Guild Hall 2)
The Torah-based teachings and practices of meditation (avodah) and loving-kindness (gemilut chasadim) are at the heart of our meditation at Emanu-El. Practicing our יְהֹוָה Meditation develops mindfulness, and the capacity to become more conscious and find Shalom in … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Open Door Shabbat with Mohammed Al Samawi (Main Sanctuary) 6:00 pm
Open Door Shabbat with Mohammed Al Samawi (Main Sanctuary)
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open Door Shabbat with Mohammed Al Samawi (Main Sanctuary)
SF Interfaith Council and Grace Cathedral are partnering with Emanu-El to celebrate an "Open Door" Shabbat service. This service will allow us to welcome in Shabbat with our interfaith community partners as a display of support, not in a time of … Continued
Open Door Shabbat and BBQ 7:15 pm
Open Door Shabbat and BBQ
Aug 23 @ 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm
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Side by Side August 2019 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side August 2019 Session
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side August 2019 Session
Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with their parent or caregiver by their side. Our Side by Side program is rich in Jewish … Continued
Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Aug 27 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Archives

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 pmika@emanuelsf.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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