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Cooking for Congregants – February 1, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – February 1, 2018
Feb 1 @ 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
YA: The Setup Downtown SF: Stand Up Comedy 7:45 pm
YA: The Setup Downtown SF: Stand Up Comedy
Feb 1 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm
Join members of the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El for a night at The Setup, an underground stand up comedy show located at the newly opened Ales Unlimited: Beer Basement in the heart of San Francisco. The show … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Feb 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Feb 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This evening we also have a Sukkot/Baby Blessing at Emanu-El during the 5:30 pm Service.  
One Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (Main)
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2-2-18 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2-2-18
Feb 2 @ 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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Koleinu* Artists’ Dinner – Songs of Resilience and Renewal 5:30 pm
Koleinu* Artists’ Dinner – Songs of Resilience and Renewal
Feb 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Koleinu* Artists' Dinner - Songs of Resilience and Renewal
KOLEINU* 2018 – Songs of Resilience and Renewal EXCLUSIVE DINNER WITH KOLEINU ARTISTS Sunday, February 4, 2017 5:30 pm A bonus private dinner with our guest artists will take place on Sunday evening, February 4, … Continued
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Mah Jongg 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Koleinu* 2018 Songs of Resilience and Renewal 7:00 pm
Koleinu* 2018 Songs of Resilience and Renewal
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Koleinu* 2018 Songs of Resilience and Renewal
  Koleinu* 2018 Songs of Resilience and Renewal With Cantor Marsha Attie, Cantor Josh Breitzer, Cantor Leigh Korn, Cantor Arik Luck, Singer/Songwriter Chava Mirel, Cantorial soloist Jason McKinney, Cantor Jennifer Strauss-Klein and featuring our own Cantor … Continued
Koleinu* Concert – Songs of Resilience and Renewal 7:00 pm
Koleinu* Concert – Songs of Resilience and Renewal
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Koleinu* Concert - Songs of Resilience and Renewal
KOLEINU* 2018 – Songs of Resilience and RenewalWith Marsha Attie, Josh Breitzer, Leigh Korn, Arik Luck, Chava Mirel, Jason McKinney, Jennifer Strauss-Klein and featuring Roz Barak. Musical direction by Jonathan Comisar.Tuesday, February 6, 2018 |7:00 … Continued
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Brown Bag – Feb 2018 12:00 pm
Brown Bag – Feb 2018
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join a member of our clergy for a month Brown Bag Torah study in our Voorsanger Library from 12:00 – 1:00pm on the first Wednesday of every month. Bring your lunch and dive into the … Continued
Limonata and Learning – Feb 2018 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning – Feb 2018
Feb 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Join a member of our clergy for a monthly Torah Study session at Book Passage in Corte Madera.This is a no-host event; grab a cup of coffee or a snack and dive into the exploration.Event … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – February 8, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – February 8, 2018
Feb 8 @ 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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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Feb 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Feb 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Got Shabbat? February 2018 10:15 am
Got Shabbat? February 2018
Feb 10 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Congregation Emanu-El is teaming up with the Jewish Baby Network SF, Interfaith Family, and PJ Library for February’s Got Shabbat?Families with young children Birth to 5 years old are invited to come to Got Shabbat? with Mimi Greisman, Early … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah Daniel Ravel (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah Grant Selig 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah Grant Selig
Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Church of 8 Wheels Tribe for Women Roller Skating 7:00 pm
Church of 8 Wheels Tribe for Women Roller Skating
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join with members of Congregation Emanu-El's Tribe for Women for an early Purim celebration! We'll come together for a night of roller skating at San Francisco's Church of 8 Wheels. It's Burning Man night at the … Continued
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Hebrew Reading Crash Course 12:00 pm
Hebrew Reading Crash Course
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hebrew Reading Crash Course: Learning to Decode The Alef-Bet With Cantor Marsha AttieSunday, February 11, Noon – 2:00pmAND Tuesday February 20, 6:00 – 8:00pm This crash course is designed for those who want to learn how … Continued
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Mah Jongg 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg
Feb 13 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
An Evening with Certified “Calling In ‘The One’” Coach 7:00 pm
An Evening with Certified “Calling In ‘The One’” Coach
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Special Event: An Evening with Certified Calling In ‘The One’ Coach February 13, 2018, 7:00 pm Come join an evening of conversation and interaction about the transformative program that has helped thousands create a miracle in their love … Continued
THE Book Club – February 2018 7:00 pm
THE Book Club – February 2018
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join this month's The Book Club with special guest Rabbi Carla Fenves! We will discuss the Jewish Ideal of Love. Tuesday, February 13, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Hosted in a private home in San … Continued
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Family Passover Seder 7:31 pm
Family Passover Seder
Feb 14 @ 7:31 pm – 8:31 pm
Family Passover Seder
Saturday, March 31 4:30 pm Guild Hall This Family Seder is designed to engage families with children. It will be led Rabbi Beth, Rabbi Fenves, Rabbi Bauer, and Cantor Luck. The Seder will be musical, … Continued
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Gilad Kariv – Community Discussion 7:00 pm
Gilad Kariv – Community Discussion
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gilad Kariv - Community Discussion
Pluralism, Religious Freedom, Working for Hope in The Promised LandJoin our community rabbis in a dialogue with a person working on the front lines to ensure that Israel is a place for all of us … Continued
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Bagels and Bagies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Bagies (MMR)
Feb 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Feb 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Young Couples Shabbat Dinner- February 2018 7:00 pm
Young Couples Shabbat Dinner- February 2018
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Congregation Emanu-El's Young Couples Dinners are back! You and your partner* are invited to join other young couples and members of Emanu-El for Shabbat dinner in a private home, infused with a little Torah from Rabbi Rodich.  Join us on Friday, February … Continued
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Mah Jongg 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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YA: Helpy Hour at St. Anthony’s  6:00 pm
YA: Helpy Hour at St. Anthony’s 
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join members of the Young Adult Community and other young adults from San Francisco for a Helpy Hour with St. Anthony's Free Clothing Program. Volunteers will help St. Anthony's prepare clothing donations (quality checking, sorting, … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
One Shabbat Service with Rabbi Benay Lappe (MMS) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Dinner with Rabbi Benay Lappe 7:15 pm
Shabbat Dinner with Rabbi Benay Lappe
Feb 23 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a special dinner event with Rabbi Benay Lappe. This dinner will give you a taste, or crash course, of Talmud with one of the nations leading Talmudic scholars.Rabbi Benay Lappe is the … Continued
LifeStream Shabbat Dinner February 23, 2018 7:30 pm
LifeStream Shabbat Dinner February 23, 2018
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Shabbat Dinner on February 23, 2018 immediately following Shabbat services.
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Rabbi Benay Lappe BEIT MIDRASH 9:00 am
Rabbi Benay Lappe BEIT MIDRASH
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Rabbi Benay Lappe BEIT MIDRASH
Step into the BEIT MIDRASH with Rabbi Benay Lappe, one of the great Talmud scholars of our day who specializes in making this ancient wisdom new and accessible to all. This will be an immersive Talmud … Continued
Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Feb 24 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Feb 24 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah Joel Keith (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Sophia Paris (Main) 10:30 am
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YA: Pilates, Pie, and Lattes 11:00 am
YA: Pilates, Pie, and Lattes
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pilates, Pie, and LattesSunday, February 25, 11:00 am -1:00 pmJoin the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El for Pilates, Pie, and Lattes! We'll meet at the YuBalance studio in the Mission for a private, challenging … Continued
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Mah Jongg 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg
Feb 27 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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At the Royal Table – an Adult Megillah Experience 6:30 pm
At the Royal Table – an Adult Megillah Experience
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Read the whole Megillah in a raucous way with good food, wine, treats, and hamantashen! We will read and discuss the elements of feminism, sexism, chance, and humor that pervade this ancient and timely text. Prepare … Continued
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Economic Justice

Economic Justice

Social Justice Issue | Jewish Response | Volunteer Opportunities | Donation Opportunities

Want to get involved? Click here to tell us what you’re interested in.

Have an idea? Click here to send it to the Tzedek Council.

Co-Chaired by Tzedek Council Member Melissa Koenigsberg and Congregant Anne Quaintance            

The Economic Justice Working Group coordinates opportunities for congregants to work together to fight homelessness, hunger, and poverty in our community.
To get involved, please fill out the Tzedek Council Volunteer Form.
Questions? Please contact Monica Pevzner at mpevzner@emanuelsf.org (415) 751-2541 x 124.



Social Justice Issue

One in four San Francisco residents lacks access to healthy food, 62 percent of schoolchildren qualify for free or reduced-price meals, and more than 50,000 adults and children are using food stamps.
—SF Food Security Task Force Report 2013

37 million Americans live in poverty. 1/3 of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. 1 in 3 American households spend more than 30% of income on housing and 1 in 7 spends more than 50%. SF’s poverty rate is 11.8%, of which 8% are families with children.



Jewish Response to Hunger

A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great. (Proverbs 18:16)
You open wide your hand and satisfy the hunger of every living thing. (Psalm 145:16)
When you are asked in the world to come, “What was your work?” and you answer, “I fed the hungry,” You will be told, “This is the gate to the Lord, enter into it, you who have fed the hungry.”  (Midrash Psalms 118:17)



Jewish Response to Poverty

Let him who is impoverished live by your side. (Leviticus 25:35)

Speak up, judge righteously, champion the poor and the needy. (Proverbs 31:9)

Share your bread with the hungry, and take the wretched poor into your home; when you see the naked, clothe them. (Isaiah 58:7)

There is nothing in the world more grievous than poverty the most terrible of sufferings. Our teachers said: All the troubles of the world are assembled on one side and poverty is on the other. (Midrash Rabbah Exodus 31:12)



Volunteer Opportunities

 

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The mission of Raphael House is to help at-risk families achieve stable housing and financial independence while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity. We prepare and serve dinner to the residents at Raphael House, working with their chef. Space is limited to 6 volunteers per evening. Registration is required.

Location: Raphael House, 1065 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Check back for future Raphael House volunteer opportunities


Hamilton Families
Click here to learn about our partnership with Hamilton Families and the City of San Francisco to help end family homelessness.

 


Sunday Dinners at G-House

*NEW ongoing volunteer opportunity
One Sunday per month, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Run by the Larkin Street Youth Services G-House, a 20-bed housing program for San Francisco homeless young adults (ages 18-24, transitioning from adolescence to adulthood), provides residents tools to remove the obstacles in their life which threaten a successful transition to independent living.  Emanu-El has partnered with G-House to support the youth integrating into the community by bringing volunteers on Sunday evenings to cook, eat, and build meaningful relationships with the residents.

This volunteer program is no longer accepting new volunteers


Weekly Food Bag Distribution to Local Families 

Mondays, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

We are seeking volunteers to help facilitate Emanu-El’s Weekly Food Bag Distribution Program, in partnership with The San Francisco Food Bank at Roosevelt Middle School (please note that during the Summer the pantry is held at Congregation Beth Shalom).

Volunteers set-up and facilitate this farmer’s market-style food pantry. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to your community and help others obtain basic needs.

This volunteer program is currently full



Donation Opportunities

Donate nonperishable food at the Temple food-bank-bins

Congregation Emanu-El participates in collecting food for the San Francisco Food Bank on a year-round basis. Barrels are located in the Temple entrance at Arguello Blvd.

10 Things Food Banks Need but Won’t Ask For: Food Banks across the country are in need of certain items that you may not realize because they aren’t essential items. Some of the items that food banks need are: spices, feminine products, chocolate, toiletries, canned meats, crackers and tortilla, soup packets, socks, and canned fruits. Please support your local food bank this winter season and bring your items to the food bins at Congregation Emanu-El.


Donate your food leftovers Lunch table / salad

G-House : 6324 Geary Boulevard between 27 and 28 Avenue (415) 673-0911 x 601. Ring their doorbell and someone is always there to accept.

Food Runners:

To donate food in San Francisco, package it and leave a message on (415) 929-1866 with the type and amount of food and the name and address of your business. If you call in the morning, a volunteer or our truck driver will come that same day. If you call in the afternoon, Food Runners will come the next morning. Any amount of food is welcome. If you have food to donate that you personally prepared in your home, you can contact Food Runners and they will tell you where you can take the food in your neighborhood.

Email Food Runners


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