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2019 6th Grade Family Retreat 9:00 am
2019 6th Grade Family Retreat
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – Feb 3 @ 3:00 pm
 
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Feb 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-02-01 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-02-01
Feb 1 @ 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. Contemporary American food will be provided.Adult Members- $20.00, Children ages 3-10- $10.00, Non-member Adults- $24.00.Event Signup
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Great People, Great Workout! Great Tribe! 10:00 am
Great People, Great Workout! Great Tribe!
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Great People, Great Workout!Tribesmen Leo Shveyd is opening up his gym, AW-Personalized Training & Sports Performance, exclusively for the Tribe for Men where he will tailor a workout for all to be able to participate … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Brown Bag February 2019 12:00 pm
Brown Bag February 2019
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us for this monthly drop-in learning session with a member of our clergy. Bring your lunch, build community, enjoy some Torah!This program occurs on the first Wednesday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 … Continued
Limonata and Learning February 2019 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning February 2019
Feb 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for this monthly drop-in, no-host, learning session in Marin. Grab a drink and dive into Torah with a member of our clergy.This program happens on the first Wednesday of each month.Event Signup
Chuppah and Beyond Winter 2019 7:15 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Winter 2019
Feb 6 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Winter 2019 dates for Chuppah and Beyond are: January 23, 30 and February 6, 13, 20, and 27 plus 2 home-hosted Shabbat dinners Six consecutive Wednesdays, 7:15 – 9:15 pm Topics covered include:  Recognizing the challenges of communication Managing … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – February 7, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – February 7, 2019
Feb 7 @ 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 two volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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8th Grade Jewish Heritage Trip to LA FEB 9 – 10/2019 8:00 am
8th Grade Jewish Heritage Trip to LA FEB 9 – 10/2019
Feb 9 @ 8:00 am – Feb 10 @ 11:59 pm
Event Signup
Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Feb 9 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Feb 9 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Got Shabbat? February 9, 2019 10:15 am
Got Shabbat? February 9, 2019
Feb 9 @ 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?Join us from 10:15-11:30am for a fun Shabbat experience for families with children under 5, led by Rabbi Carla Fenves and Early … Continued
Shabbat Morning Minyan- BM of Maya Egrie (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Minyan- BM of Maya Egrie (MMS)
Feb 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Service- BM of Madelyn Garfinkel (Main) 10:30 am
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Dennis Ross 4:00 pm
Dennis Ross
Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us to hear from Ambassador Dennis Ross on Sunday, February 10 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. He will speak about his new book, Fateful Choices: Will Israel remain a democratic state or become a … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:00 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
 
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Koleinu* Hear Our Voices – Songs of the Earth and Sky 7:00 pm
Koleinu* Hear Our Voices – Songs of the Earth and Sky
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
KOLEINU* Hear Our Voices – Songs of the Earth and SkyCongregation Emanu-El’s Koleinu* Hear Our Voices is our annual musical celebration exploring a Jewish theme and the music that surrounds and inspires it.This year we look … Continued
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Chuppah and Beyond Winter 2019 7:15 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Winter 2019
Feb 13 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Winter 2019 dates for Chuppah and Beyond are: January 23, 30 and February 6, 13, 20, and 27 plus 2 home-hosted Shabbat dinners Six consecutive Wednesdays, 7:15 – 9:15 pm Topics covered include:  Recognizing the challenges of communication Managing … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – February 14, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – February 14, 2019
Feb 14 @ 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 four volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Guided Meditation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, February 2019 5:30 pm
Guided Meditation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, February 2019
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The Torah-based teachings and practices of Meditation (Avodah) and loving-kindness (gimilut chasadim) are at the heart of our meditation at Emanu-El. Practicing our יְהֹוָה Meditation develops mindfulness, and the capacity to become more conscious and find Shalom in the … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
YFE Pop-Up Shabbat – February 15, 2019 6:00 pm
YFE Pop-Up Shabbat – February 15, 2019
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This Pop-Up Shabbat, generously hosted by Silvia Cheskes and Brian Poger, will be led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer and musician Jonathan Bayer.  It is designed for  those in our Youth and Family Education program who … Continued
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Chuppah and Beyond Winter 2019 7:15 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Winter 2019
Feb 20 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Winter 2019 dates for Chuppah and Beyond are: January 23, 30 and February 6, 13, 20, and 27 plus 2 home-hosted Shabbat dinners Six consecutive Wednesdays, 7:15 – 9:15 pm Topics covered include:  Recognizing the challenges of communication Managing … Continued
Genes and Jews Feb 20 2019 7:30 pm
Genes and Jews Feb 20 2019
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
For all Jews, genetic disease screening is incredibly important. Ashkenazi, Mizrahi and Sephardi communities are at increased risk for different genetic diseases that occur more frequently than in the general population. Early education, awareness and … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Feb 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) with Malia Cohen 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS) with Malia Cohen
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS) with Malia Cohen
As we celebrate African American History Month, former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and current member of the California State Board of Equalization, Malia Cohen will be our guest speaker at this … Continued
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Friends of the Urban Forest Volunteer Day – February 23 2019 9:00 am
Friends of the Urban Forest Volunteer Day – February 23 2019
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
YALC will be joining Friends of the Urban Forest to help neighborhood homeowners plant trees in Bayview. FUF will supply the tools, guidance, and even coffee and bagels before hitting the streets. We'll regroup after … Continued
Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Feb 23 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Feb 23 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Minyan BM of Chloe Hall-Sherr (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Minyan BM of Chloe Hall-Sherr (MMS)
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
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Men’s Group -February 24, 2019 9:30 am
Men’s Group -February 24, 2019
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group -February 24, 2019 @ Private Residence
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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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Chuppah and Beyond Winter 2019 7:15 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Winter 2019
Feb 27 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Winter 2019 dates for Chuppah and Beyond are: January 23, 30 and February 6, 13, 20, and 27 plus 2 home-hosted Shabbat dinners Six consecutive Wednesdays, 7:15 – 9:15 pm Topics covered include:  Recognizing the challenges of communication Managing … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – February 28, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – February 28, 2019
Feb 28 @ 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 four volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
Exploratorium After Dark: Seeing Double 6:30 pm
Exploratorium After Dark: Seeing Double
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Young Adult Community is going to the Exploratorium! The theme of the night is “Seeing Double”. Lose yourself in over 650 interactive exhibits exploring perception, art, and science at the adults-only After Dark. Grab … 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

 

Emanu-El’s Healthy Children’s Pantry Program

Mondays, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Roosevelt Middle School, San Francisco

We are seeking volunteers to help facilitate Emanu-El’s weekly Healthy Children’s Pantry Program, in partnership with The San Francisco Food Bank at Roosevelt Middle School (please note that during the Summer the pantry is held at here at Congregation Emanu-El).

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.

Please email Rebecca Reiner if you are interested in becoming a weekly volunteer!

*We are currently looking for a summertime volunteer who is fluent in both English and Chinese, to join our team on Monday afternoons.  If you or someone you know may be interested, please email us!


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

 

 



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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