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Mah Jongg (R57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (R57)
May 1 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
B’nei Mitzvah – Date Setting Meeting – 20180501 5:30 pm
B’nei Mitzvah – Date Setting Meeting – 20180501
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
This is a testWe are inviting you to begin the Bar/Bat Mitzvah process with your family.   When: Tuesday, September 6th 2016Place & Time: Guild Hall from 5:00pm – 6:00pmWho: You and your child are invited … Continued
Celebrate Lag BaOmer at Terrapin Crossroads! 5:30 pm
Celebrate Lag BaOmer at Terrapin Crossroads!
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Celebrate Lag BaOmer at Terrapin Crossroads!
Join Rabbi Jonathan and Cantor Attie to celebrate Lag BaOmer, the 33rd day of the Omer, with a no-host gathering on Tuesday, May 1 at 5:30 PM for an evening of music and fun at Terrapin … Continued
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Brown Bag – May 2018 12:00 pm
Brown Bag – May 2018
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:05 pm
Join Emanu-El clergy for Brown Bag Wednesdays. On the first Wednesday of each month, bring your own bag lunch to the temple library for engaging spiritual and cultural discussions.Event Signup
Limonata and Learning – May 2018 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning – May 2018
May 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Join Emanu-El clergy on one Wednesday a month for an hour of learning and engagement ranging from a rabbinic/Talmudic issue that speaks to today’s events to a cultural or spiritual discussion.Event Signup
From Your Family Kitchen 6:30 pm
From Your Family Kitchen
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Matzah Balls, kugel, brisket, and other foods instantly transport us to our families’ kitchens. These foods can be nostalgic and comforting and conjure happy memories from throughout our lives. We invite you to join the adult … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
May 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Under Five Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
Under Five Service (MMS)
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-05-04 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-05-04
May 4 @ 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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Torah Study (LIB) 9:15 am
Torah Study (LIB)
May 5 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
May 5 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
YFE Shabbat Experience (GH) 9:30 am
YFE Shabbat Experience (GH)
May 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Service – BM Lila Geller (MAIN) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – BM Lila Geller (MAIN)
May 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Service – Ruben Pearl (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Ruben Pearl (MMS)
May 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
CEEP Art Auction & Gala 2018 7:00 pm
CEEP Art Auction & Gala 2018
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – May 6 @ 12:00 am
Thank you for supporting Congregation Emanu-El Preschool!  We look forward to seeing you in the courtyard of Congregation Emanu-El on May 5th at 7 pm for a fun night out with delicious food, drinks, and a live … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
May 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (Room 57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (Room 57)
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Side by Side May 2018 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side May 2018 Session
May 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side May 2018 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 (R57) 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg (R57)
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Invest In Peace Panel 7:00 pm
Invest In Peace Panel
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Invest In Peace Panel
                    David Barkan                                                … Continued
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Young Adult Clothing Swap 6:00 pm
Young Adult Clothing Swap
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Come to a young adult clothing swap party! It's a drop in event on Thursday, May 10 from 6:00-10:30 PM. Come any time to meet, mingle, and swap! The types of clothing will range from … Continued
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YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 am
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
May 11 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 pm
 
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
May 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat 6:00 pm
One Shabbat
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Inner Sunset Neighborhood Shabbat Potluck 7:00 pm
Inner Sunset Neighborhood Shabbat Potluck
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Emanu-El congregants in the Inner Sunset are coming together for a Neighborhood Shabbat Dinner on Friday, May 11 at 7:00 PM and we hope you can join us! "Remember the Sabbath day to sanctify it," … Continued
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Torah Study (LIB) 9:15 am
Torah Study (LIB)
May 12 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
May 12 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service – Addie Chaiken Hamilton (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Dani Steinberg (MAIN) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Dani Steinberg (MAIN)
May 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
End of Year Havdalah PJ Party 4:00 pm
End of Year Havdalah PJ Party
May 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Let's celebrate the end of another year of living jewishly with little ones with a Havdalah PJ Party! Together with our friends at Jewish Baby Network SF, PJ Library, and Interfaith Family, we'll come together for a fun … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
May 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (Room 57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (Room 57)
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Mah Jongg (R57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (R57)
May 15 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Preventing the Next Generation of #MeToo 7:00 pm
Preventing the Next Generation of #MeToo
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Preventing the Next Generation of #MeToo
#MeToo. How did we get here?  And how do we prevent another generation of #MeToo?  We have to learn from our past and look towards our future to create the world we want our children to … Continued
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Tribe for Women Challah Bake 6:30 pm
Tribe for Women Challah Bake
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join together with the Tribe for Women on Wednesday, May 16 at 6:30 pm for an intimate evening learning how to make and braid challah and exploring the importance of Shabbat. At the end of the evening, you'll … Continued
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Nosh with the Rabbi – May 2018 7:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi – May 2018
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi (formerly known as THE Book Club)Join with other young adults in their 20s and 30s for dinner and a deep discussion on a Jewish topic or text guided by a member … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
May 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Grade 12 Confirmation Class Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
Grade 12 Confirmation Class Service (MMS)
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join our community in recognizing our outstanding teens. This service will be led by 12th grade Havurah Ephraim students. We will also honor teens who participated in the Jewish Teen Foundations, The San Francisco Diller … Continued
One Shabbat 6:00 pm
One Shabbat
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
May 18, 2018 Confirmation Dinner 7:00 pm
May 18, 2018 Confirmation Dinner
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Torah Study (LIB) 9:15 am
Torah Study (LIB)
May 19 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
May 19 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service – Asher Goldblatt (MAIN) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Asher Goldblatt (MAIN)
May 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Service- Nathan Scott (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service- Nathan Scott (MMS)
May 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
TIKKUN LEYL SHAVUOT SAN FRANCISCO 6:00 pm
TIKKUN LEYL SHAVUOT SAN FRANCISCO
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TIKKUN LEYL SHAVUOT SAN FRANCISCO @ Jewish Community Center of San Francisco | San Francisco | California | United States
TIKKUN LEYL SHAVUOT SAN FRANCISCO WHERE SINAI MEETS CALIFORNIA STREET! 6:00 – 9:00 pm at Jewish Community Center of San Francisco 10:00 pm until dawn at Congregation Beth Shalom A FREE community-wide, family-friendly event starting on Erev … Continued
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The Tribe’s Family Fun Day at The Vineyard Club 11:00 am
The Tribe’s Family Fun Day at The Vineyard Club
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Tribe's Family Fun Day at The Vineyard Club
Back again by popular demand!Join Rabbi Bauer and his family, along with other familiar and new Tribe families, for a special fun-filled day at the Vineyard Club celebrating the end of another great year. Relax, … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
May 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (Room 57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (Room 57)
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – May 24, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – May 24, 2018
May 24 @ 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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CEEP 2018 Pre-K / TK Teacher Presentations 6:00 pm
CEEP 2018 Pre-K / TK Teacher Presentations
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Our annual teacher presentations provide an opportunity for new and existing families and other educators to see our inquiry-based curriculum in action. Teachers in every class will present the story of their curriculum for the year … Continued
Mah Jongg (Chapel) 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg (Chapel)
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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CEEP 2018 Preschool Teacher Presentations 11:17 am
CEEP 2018 Preschool Teacher Presentations
May 30 @ 11:17 am – 6:00 pm
Childcare is available at a first come first serve basis. We can only accommodate 12 children. If you need childcare, please email Nika at ngreenberg@emanuelsf.org.Event Signup
CEEP 2018 Preschool Teacher Presentations 6:00 pm
CEEP 2018 Preschool Teacher Presentations
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Our annual teacher presentations provide an opportunity for new and existing families and other educators to see our inquiry-based curriculum in action. Teachers in every class will present the story of their curriculum for the year … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – May 31, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – May 31, 2018
May 31 @ 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
CEEP 2018 Two’s Teacher Presentations 6:00 pm
CEEP 2018 Two’s Teacher Presentations
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Our annual teacher presentations provide an opportunity for new and existing families and other educators to see our inquiry-based curriculum in action. Teachers in every class will present the story of their curriculum for the year … Continued
Challah Baking + Wine Tasting 6:00 pm
Challah Baking + Wine Tasting
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Challah Baking and Wine TastingThursday, May 31, 6-9 pmEvery day's a Challah Day when you get to bake challah and taste wine with friends new and old! Come join the young adult community at Congregation Emanu-El … Continued
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Human Rights

Human Rights

Social Justice Issue | Jewish Response | Volunteer Opportunities

Co-Chaired by Tzedek Council Members Nancy Levine and Marissa Wertheimer

The Human Rights Working Group focuses on a variety of issues.  Click the following links to learn more about our activities:

Interested in getting involved?
Fill out the Tzedek Council Volunteer Form
Have an idea? Click here to send it to the Tzedek Council.
Questions? Please contact Monica Pevzner at mpevzner@emanuelsf.org (415) 751-2541 x 124

Human Rights Issues

  • Resettling Refugees: More than half of all refugees came from Syria, Afghanistan, and Somalia. These three nations were the source of 4.9 million, 2.7 million, and 1.1 million refugees, respectively over the last 18 months.
  • Ending Gun Violence: Every day, 89 people die from gun violence with murders and suicides being the main reason (31 murdered, 55 kill themselves, 3 other causes).
  • Racial Justice: Between the diminishing numbers of people of color living in San Francisco, the public school system deficits, the ongoing lack of equal opportunities, lack of equal police protection, and mass incarceration for nonviolent offenses– racial justice is an issue that affects all of us in the Bay Area. We Jews know all too well what it feels like not to be protected and treated as equal citizens with equal opportunity. Building on the great Black-Jewish partnership of the civil rights movement, Congregation Emanu-El continues to strive to be a leader in making our community and country a more equitable place for all.
  • LGBTQ: Certain LGBTQ rights vary by state. While California and San Francisco have the most progressive laws to protect the rights of the LGBTQ community, there is an opportunity to do advocacy work for other states that do not fully support LGBTQ rights.

Jewish Response to Human Rights

Human Rights are an integral part of the faith and tradition of Judaism. Jews have struggled for freedom from oppression and discrimination in the modern era and work to advance the cause of human rights for all persons. We have a long-standing dedication to the advancement and protection of rights and freedoms for all.


Volunteer Opportunities

Interfaith Welcome: Bay Area Refugee Support

The Human Rights group is an active member of Interfaith Welcome: Bay Area Refugee Support, partnering with other congregations in the Bay Area to provide support to incoming refugees.

We recently concluded a successful Teddy Bear Campaign to bring solace to 5,000 thousand refugee children in Syria. Stay tuned for additional opportunities to get involved.

JFCS-East Bay – Refugees are mostly in Contra Costa County – Martinez, Concord, and Antioch.

  • Provide Foster Families for Catholic Charities “refugee orphans.”
  • Provide Housing for LGBTQ refugees in San Francisco (2 -3 months stay) while they get settled.
  • Support the effort by tutoring, helping with public transportation, being a friend, shopping, among other activities.
  • Job Networking, such as providing refugees with leads into companies that have an opening in which a skilled refugee could get work (via our congregants). JFCS-East Bay can provide us job skills of refugees as well as what type of jobs that are able to do.

The Barriers of Europe: images from the Syrian Refugee Crisis
Date: March 27, 6:30 pm
Location: Main Foyer

The Syrian refugee crisis has faded into the last pages of newspapers and is nothing more than a clip or two from most news desks.  No matter where we turn, there seems to be a larger issue to read about, a bigger problem taking the front page of newspapers. Sadly, for hundreds of thousands of stranded refugee s in Greece, Turkey and other parts of the world, if we don’t do all we can to give them a voice, they will continue to fade away.

Spanish photo journalist Rober Astorgano has been documenting the Syrian refugee crisis since 2015. His images speak of the pain, devastation, anguish and despair this community has experienced. Come join us for an exhibit of his photos, a discussion of the refugee  crisis and his experiences from the front lines and how you can engage to help them.

Please register.

 

Racial Justice

Unity Group
Second Thrusdays of the month, 6:00-7:30 pm
African America Art and Culture Complex
762 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Congregation Emanu-El works together with leaders in the African American community to sponsor a monthly African American-Jewish Unity Group. The purpose of the group is to create opportunities for members of the African American community and Jewish community to come together and deepen relationships between members of our community and to identify a project to increase racial justice in our Bay Area community.

Advocate for Bail Reform with the Unity Group
This year, the Unity Group will partner with other organizations to push for bail reform legislation in California.  We believe that this legislation, if passed, will make an enormous difference in the lives of many poor people and people of color.  We would love to have you join us in this effort.  You are welcome to come to meetings simply to learn more about the topic and then you can decide how involved you do or do not want to be.

Please contact Saundrah Anjali for more information.
Stay tuned for more opportunities to get involved.

Ending Gun Violence

Speaking Truth and Finding Hope: The Sacred Response to Gun Violence
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Please join us for an uncompromising discussion of gun violence and what can be done to prevent it, in the face of what can seem like insurmountable opposition or indifference. Panelists will include William Scott, Chief of the San Francisco Police Department, Mattie Scott, Executive Director of homicide and violence support and action group Healing 4 Our Families & Our Nation and more. This panel, the first in a series of conversations and educational events on gun violence prevention, is hosted in collaboration with Grace Cathedral, Temple Emanu-El and Congregation Sherith Israel.

                     

 

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