Join us for one-of-a-kind opportunities to connect and engage with your fellow congregants!
Tuesday, June 12
Martin Meyer Sanctuary
For both women and men, the #metoo and #timesup movements have brought so much to the surface in our lives-truth, pain, redemption and new understandings. It is extremely hard to talk about these new understandings…but that is precisely why we MUST talk about them. Please join us for an intimate conversation with beloved performer Neshama Carlebach, whose direct experience with #metoo has been such a prominent part of the public discourse in the Jewish community.
We will talk with her about #metoo, her family’s music, her father, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and the allegations brought against him — and the growth we are all striving to experience in this time and of heart-searing revelation. Rabbi Sydney Mintz and Rabbi Ken Chasen will be facilitating the conversation. Together with Neshama, they will begin to explore ways to collectively find the healing, empowerment, love and hope so needed at this time.
The event will also include some music to strengthen our souls, featuring Neshama, our Cantor Marsha Attie, and Rabbi Ken Chasen.
All are welcome! Please come. No registration required.
Friday, July 13
6:00 – 8:00 pm
(Address provided upon registration)
Please join us for our Second Annual Emanu-El Tahoe Shabbat. This year, Jamie and Mark Myers have graciously agreed to host us all. Please come at 6 PM (Address provided once you have registered). We will welcome in Shabbat with a brief musical service followed by dinner provided by Mark and Jamie. You are welcome to bring a dessert or a beverage of your choice to share. Emanu-El families and individuals are welcome to attend. Let’s make this a memorable and joyous Shabbat as part of this summer’s festivities.
In the words of Mark Twain, “To breathe the same air as the angels, you must go to Tahoe!”
Finding Peace in the Promised Land – Lessons for life and love learned on the Israel Trail with Aryeh Green
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Congregation Emanu-El, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Aryeh Green, author of My Israel Trail: Finding Peace in the Promised Land, hiked the entire length and breadth of Israel on Shvil Yisrael – the Israel National Trail – following his divorce. The lessons he learned on the physical trek, enabling the personal growth to move ahead with his life, and his intimate encounter with the land and people of Israel along the way, are the uplifting basis of his inspiring talks about his ‘journey’.
Aryeh (formerly Eric) is a San Francisco native from one of Temple Emanu-El’s founding families and is a dynamic, knowledgeable, passionate & inspiring speaker. He serves as chief strategy officer at EnergiyaGlobal, an Israeli-based renewable energy platform for Africa, and as director emeritus of MediaCentral, providing services to foreign journalists in Israel. Aryeh was a senior advisor to Natan Sharansky and is a business executive and consultant, public diplomacy expert, regional democracy activist.
This program happens twice a year, stay tuned for our next dates
Six consecutive Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Are you an engaged or newly married couple? Then this series is meant for you. The Chuppah and Beyond program will help you build and strong foundational tools for a successful, happy lifelong relationship, while simultaneously building a community with other couples. Emanu-El clergy co-facilitate each class along with Sharon Epel LMFT, a San Francisco-based psychotherapist and couples counselor. Topics covered include:
- Assessing the challenges of communication
- Managing conflict and staying connected
- Financial Planning and differing approaches to money
- Maintaining intimacy, friendship, and commitment
- Lessons from a successful marriage