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Cooking for Congregants – June 1 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – June 1 2017
Jun 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
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Bagels and Bagies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Bagies (MMR)
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jun 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jun 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 06-02-2017 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 06-02-2017
Jun 2 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 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 Member-$ 18.00, Child ages 3-10-$ 7.50, Non-member Adult-$ 22.00.Event Signup
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 7:30 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Men’s Group – June 2017 9:30 am
Men’s Group – June 2017
Jun 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - June 2017
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. This … Continued
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Brown Bag June 2017 12:00 pm
Brown Bag June 2017
Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join Congregation Emanu-El clergy for Brown Bag Wednesdays. On the first Wednesday of each month, bring your brown bag lunch to the temple library for engaging spiritual and cultural discussions.  Noon – 1:00 pm. This … Continued
Limonata and Learning, June, 2017 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, June, 2017
Jun 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Join a member of our clergy for a special learning opportunity, Limonata and Learning, offered exclusively for our congregants in Marin. We will meet for happy hour at Book Passage in Corte Madera while discussing … Continued
German Consul General Concert (MMS) 6:30 pm
German Consul General Concert (MMS)
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
German Consul General Concert (MMS)
In honor of German Consul General Stefan Schlüter and his service to the San Francisco Bay Area community Congregation Emanu-El is proud to host: The Home I Love – Cabaret from Berlin to Tel Aviv Starring … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – June 8 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – June 8 2017
Jun 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
Praise, Raise, or Fold (Men’s Group Poker) – June 2017 7:00 pm
Praise, Raise, or Fold (Men’s Group Poker) – June 2017
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer and fellow Men's Group Members at a congregant's home for engaging study and discussion over a fun game. Sign up soon, as registration is limited!Event Signup
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Special Guest Torah Study with Rabbi Gary Zola 9:15 am
Special Guest Torah Study with Rabbi Gary Zola
Jun 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Special Guest Torah Study with Rabbi Gary Zola
Special Guest Torah Study this Weekend.What This Week’s Torah Portion Can Teach Us about American Jewish History.We are honored to be taught this Saturday by Rabbi Gary Zola, Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives … Continued
Torah Study (Chapel) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Chapel)
Jun 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Got Shabbat? (Chapel) 10:15 am
Got Shabbat? (Chapel)
Jun 10 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah of Raya Shveyd (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Ella Ruth Potashner Main 10:30 am
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Salmon Fishing with Your Tribe – June 2017 5:30 am
Salmon Fishing with Your Tribe – June 2017
Jun 11 @ 5:30 am – 3:00 pm
Salmon Fishing with Your Tribe - June 2017
Salmon Fishing with Your Tribe: Sunday, June 11, 5:30 am – 3:00 pmCost is $140 per adult Tribe member+Purchase your own single day fishing license ($15) and BYOF (Bring your own fun!) lunch, snacks, and drinks … Continued
Interfaith Picnic – June 2017 11:00 am
Interfaith Picnic – June 2017
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Interfaith Picnic - June 2017
Sunday, June 11, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm: Main Post Lawn, Presidio Join together with other Interfaith members of Congregation Emanu-El for a fun and casual afternoon at Off the Grid Presidio Picnic. Bring your own picnic … Continued
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Side by Side June 2017 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side June 2017 Session
Jun 13 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am
Side by Side June 2017 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 … Continued
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THE Book Club – June 2017 7:00 pm
THE Book Club – June 2017
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Congregant Home, San Francisco$10 members; $18.00 general admission: Dinner will be providedJoin this month's The Book Club with special guest, Cantor Arik Luck. Topic to be provided soon.This event is open to our young … Continued
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Likrat Shabbat: Adult Summer Art Series 2017 1:00 pm
Likrat Shabbat: Adult Summer Art Series 2017
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Likrat Shabbat: Adult Summer Art Series 2017
Likrat Shabbat: Embodied Kavanah through Art Thursdays: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Cantor Portnoy Art Studio (5th floor) June 15 | June 29 | July 6 | July 20 Facilitated by Ava Sayaka Rosen … Continued
Watercolor Shema-ndalas, June 15, 2017 1:00 pm
Watercolor Shema-ndalas, June 15, 2017
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Likrat Shabbat: Embodied Kavanah through Art Thursdays: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Cantor Portnoy Art Studio (5th floor) June 15 Facilitated by Ava Sayaka Rosen Individual art session #1 $10 each class separately Likrat … Continued
THE Book Club – June 2017 7:00 pm
THE Book Club – June 2017
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Congregant Home, San Francisco$10 members; $18.00 general admission: Dinner will be providedJoin this month's The Book Club with special guest, Cantor Arik Luck.The Liturgical Music and Legacy of Debbie FriedmanLearn about Debbie Friedman’s contribution … Continued
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At the Rabbi’s Table – June 2017 12:00 pm
At the Rabbi’s Table – June 2017
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
We're continuing a monthly learning session with members of clergy, downtown, each month.Please bring a nosh and join us at 55 -2nd Street.  Event Signup
Helping Refugees Today 6:30 pm
Helping Refugees Today
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Helping Refugees Today: What We Need to Know, What WE Need to Do Executive and federal court orders are changing the landscape for refugees who seek safety and freedom in the U.S.  Join us for … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – June 22 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – June 22 2017
Jun 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 five volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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San Francisco Pride Parade 2017 10:00 am
San Francisco Pride Parade 2017
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
San Francisco Pride Parade 2017
San Francisco Pride Parade 2017 For the fourth year in a row, Congregation Emanu-El will join the URJ San Francisco Bay Area Community to march together in the San Francisco Pride Parade, Sunday, June 25, 2017. … Continued
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Hebrew Grammar with Rabbi Kushner summer 2017 7:00 pm
Hebrew Grammar with Rabbi Kushner summer 2017
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO HEBREW GRAMMARfor people with no short-term memory and who are still fuzzy on English grammarFour Wednesday evening, drop-in sessionsJune 28, July 12, 26, August 9, / 7-8:30 pmPre-requisites: The Hebrew alphabet (preferably in … Continued
The Aleph Men: A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy – June 2017 7:00 pm
The Aleph Men: A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy – June 2017
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Aleph Men: A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy - June 2017 @ Congregation Emanu-El
The Aleph Men: A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy emceed by Rabbi Sydney Mintz Doors open at 7:00 pm; Show starts 7:30 pm   Enjoy established and emerging super-funny Jewish comedians for a night of laughter. Featuring: Julie … Continued
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Wisdom Weaving, June 29, 2017 1:00 pm
Wisdom Weaving, June 29, 2017
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Likrat Shabbat: Embodied Kavanah through Art Thursdays: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Cantor Portnoy Art Studio (5th floor) June 29 Facilitated by Ava Sayaka Rosen Individual art session #2 $10 each class separately Likrat … 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, 2150 Post Street, San Francisco, California, 94115

Thursday, July 27, 3:30 PM – 7 PM
Register here

Monday, September 18, 3:30 PM – 7 PM
Register here


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 Person in Orange Shirt Holding Aluminum Rectangular Container

Sundays, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This Larkin Street Youth Services site in the Richmond District helps former foster youth and homeless youth between the ages of 18 and 24 to make successful transitions into adulthood and into living independently. Each Sunday, congregants from Emanu-El plan, cook, serve, and eat dinner for and with the G-House residents.

At this time we are not looking for volunteers.


Weekly Food Bag Distribution to Local Families Red Yellow Apples on Wooden Basket

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 program is completely volunteer-run and we cannot do it without your help!  Please contact Rebecca Reiner at rreiner@emanuelsf.org or (415) 751-2541 X170 to volunteer.



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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