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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 1/9/2021) 10:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 1/9/2021)
Dec 26 2020 @ 10:15 am – Jan 9 2021 @ 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Temple Offices closed
Temple Offices closed
Dec 24 2020 – Jan 3 2021 all-day
 
One Shabbat Service (1/1/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (1/1/2021)
Jan 1 @ 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 Sarah Joselow Parris – 1/2/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris – 1/2/2021)
Jan 2 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Intro to Judaism – WINTER 2021 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – WINTER 2021
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join 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 a … Continued
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Weekday Evening Minyan (January 6) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (January 6)
Jan 6 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
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Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (January 6) 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (January 6)
Jan 6 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
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Shabbat Candle Lighting (Young Adults) 5:45 pm
Shabbat Candle Lighting (Young Adults)
Jan 8 @ 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Let’s bring in the Shabbat light together as a community in a quick 15-minute Zoom call. Bring your candles, wine, and challah (or whatever carb you’ve got laying around) – see you there!Make sure to … Continued
One Shabbat Service (1/8/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (1/8/2021)
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer 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 – 1/9/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 1/9/2021)
Jan 9 @ 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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Weekday Evening Minyan (January 13) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (January 13)
Jan 13 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
Reflections on Resilience: Lessons from Jewish History – KEYNOTE 7:00 pm
Reflections on Resilience: Lessons from Jewish History – KEYNOTE
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Reflections on Resilience: Lessons from Jewish History - KEYNOTE
Keynote: Lessons from Jewish History  Led by Rabbi Stephen Pearce D.D.,Ph.D. Rabbi Stephen Pearce will examine Jewish History and texts to provide the framework for the series going forward. He will be joined by Heidi Winig, M.Ed, MPH. The wisdom and … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (January 13) 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (January 13)
Jan 13 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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MLK Commemoration Service 2021 6:00 pm
MLK Commemoration Service 2021
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for a Shabbat service like no other, as we welcome Reverend Amos Brown from Third Baptist Church, who will deliver a sermon as we gather to welcome the light of Shabbat into our … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 1/16/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 1/16/2021)
Jan 16 @ 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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MLK Third Baptist Church Sunday Service 10:00 am
MLK Third Baptist Church Sunday Service
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Congregation Emanu-El members are invited to take part (virtually) in Third Baptist Church’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday morning service. Rabbi Jonathan Singer will deliver the sermon and Cantor Arik Luck will participate in … Continued
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MLK Service Day: Food Delivery 12:00 pm
MLK Service Day: Food Delivery
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This MLK day, join Congregation Emanu-El and Repair the World for a day of service and learning as we shed light on the topic of food justice!Sign up for a volunteer spot between 12-3pm on … Continued
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Rabbi Bauer & Dr. Eisendrath: Mindfulness Meditation 6:30 pm
Rabbi Bauer & Dr. Eisendrath: Mindfulness Meditation
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Rabbi Bauer and Dr. Stuart Eisendrath on Mindfulness MeditationTuesday, January 19 at 6:30pm on ZoomRegistration is now closed. Thank you. Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Professor Stuart Eisendrath will engage in a dialogue about the values … Continued
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Weekday Evening Minyan (January 20) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (January 20)
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
Resiliency Series: Relationships During Quarantine 7:00 pm
Resiliency Series: Relationships During Quarantine
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Resiliency Series: Relationships During Quarantine
Sustaining and Nourishing Relationships During Quarantine  Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer Rabbi Bauer will discuss how we can use ancient Jewish tools to make relationships work more seamlessly and explore how we can effectively lead through our behavior.  … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (January 20) 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (January 20)
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
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Men’s Group virtually – January 21, 2021 5:00 pm
Men’s Group virtually – January 21, 2021
Jan 21 @ 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
Jews Of Color Gathering (Jan 2021) 6:00 pm
Jews Of Color Gathering (Jan 2021)
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Led by congregants who identify as Jews of color, we are convening regular gatherings of Emanu-El members who identify as Jews of color of any race or ethnicity, to meet each other, share stories, and explore … Continued
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One Shabbat Service (1/22/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (1/22/2021)
Jan 22 @ 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 Sarah Joselow Parris – 1/23/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris – 1/23/2021)
Jan 23 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Jan Jewish Book Club 6:00 pm
Jan Jewish Book Club
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 Join Young Adult Community members Annie Alpers and Amanda Minsky in discussing Black Power, Jewish Politics, by SFSU professor Dr. Marc Dollinger. Dr. Dollinger corrects common myths about the Black-Jewish alliance in the 1960s and … Continued
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Weekday Evening Minyan (January 27) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (January 27)
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
Tu B’Shevat Seder 5:30 pm
Tu B’Shevat Seder
Jan 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
On the evening of Wednesday, January 27 just as we enter the middle of winter, the Jewish calendar celebrates Tu B’Shevat, the new year of the trees. This year we at Emanu-El, will offer a (virtual) Tu B'Shevat Seder. You are invited … Continued
Resiliency Series: Maintaining Emotional Health During Social Isolation 7:00 pm
Resiliency Series: Maintaining Emotional Health During Social Isolation
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Resiliency Series: Maintaining Emotional Health During Social Isolation
Maintaining Emotional Health During Social Isolation  Led by Rabbi Beth Singer and co-facilitated by Madeline Levine, PhD  The third session in the nine-part series Building Resilience: Finding Meaning and Purpose in this Unusual Time, will be led … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (January 27) 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (January 27)
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day 8:00 pm
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please join Congregation Emanu-El and the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and partners around the world on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and the 76th anniversary of the liberation of … Continued
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The Book of Life Project 4:00 pm
The Book of Life Project
Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Through reflection, guided meditation, and study, we help you partner with your future self.Join Rabbis Sydney Mintz, Yoshi Zweiback, and Matthew Gewirtz, Sr. Rabbi, B'nai Jeshurun Synagogue in Short Hills, NY as they have guests … Continued
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Debbie Friedman Tribute Shabbat Service (1/29/2021) 6:00 pm
Debbie Friedman Tribute Shabbat Service (1/29/2021)
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
On this Shabbat, we commemorate Debbie Friedman's 10th yahrzeit with song and memory. Shabbat service led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris and Cantor Arik Luck. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 1/30/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 1/30/2021)
Jan 30 @ 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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History of Fine Museum

In 1950, responding to renewed interest in Jewish learning, Rabbi Alvin I. Fine formed a committee to establish archives and a museum at Temple Emanu-El.Rabbi Fine viewed the arts as a fundamental expression of Jewish spirituality and the Temple museum as a place in which congregants could “worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” Mrs. John C. (Bess) Altman served as the newly created Museum Committee’s first chairperson. Handsome bronze-framed display cases were installed, first in the foyer of the Main Sanctuary, then in the Reuben R. Rinder Chapel corridor. Most recently, a suite of specially designed cases was built in the Martin A. Meyer Reception Room as well, greatly augmenting the Museum’s exhibition potential.

photo784The Temple Museum of Congregation Emanu-El was dedicated at a special service on June 15, 1957. Since then, the Museum Committee has installed four exhibits per year and invited artists from the Bay Area and around the world to display their work. Elizabeth S. Fine, the Rabbi’s wife, had taken a special interest in the museum and, in 1974, Rabbi Fine and his children established the Elizabeth S. Fine Memorial Art Fund in her memory. In 1981 the Temple Museum was formally named The Elizabeth S. Fine Museum and in March 1999—soon after the death of Rabbi Fine—was officially renamed the Elizabeth S. and Alvin I. Fine Museum of the Congregation Emanu-El. In 1988, the Fine Museum was accepted as an associate member of the Council of American Jewish Museums (CAJM), an organization that represents a broad spectrum of Jewish community museums and galleries.

Over the years, the Elizabeth S. and Alvin I. Fine Museum of Congregation Emanu-El has grown from a small collection of archival documents and ritual objects into a remarkable synagogue museum. It has also become an integral part of the Bay Area’s cultural life, not only for its impressive permanent collections, but for its proud tradition of discovering and supporting new and established Jewish artists. Through a regular exhibition schedule—more than one hundred fifty shows since its founding in 1950—the Fine Museum continues to fulfill its mission of integrating Jewish art and history into the very heart of the Temple community. It also strives to educate the congregation and the greater community while celebrating the rich history of one of America’s preeminent Reform Jewish synagogues. As a result, each year thousands of visitors participate in events designed to be meaningful to Jews and non-Jews alike.

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