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Cooking for Congregants – September 1 2016 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – September 1 2016
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led bycongregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi. Together,up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need.All congregants are welcome to join. Please register.Questions? Contact Rebecca … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:00 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
 
Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 09-02-2016 6:00 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 09-02-2016
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children.First Friday of the month,6:00 pm in Guild Hall. Mediterranian Food will be provided.Event Signup
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 7:30 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Brown Bag Wednesdays 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Wednesdays
Sep 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.Event Signup
Limonata and Learning, September 7, 2016 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, September 7, 2016
Sep 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Limonata and Learning, September 7, 2016
Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer 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 text from … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – September 8 2016 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – September 8 2016
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led bycongregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi. Together,up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need.All congregants are welcome to join. Please register.Questions? Contact Rebecca … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
YA Welcome Shabbat Reception (Foyer) 8:00 pm
YA Welcome Shabbat Reception (Foyer)
Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 
YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
Sep 9 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
 
Young Adult Late Shabbat Oneg (Guild Hall) 9:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat Oneg (Guild Hall)
Sep 9 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
 
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Sep 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
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At the Rabbi’s Table 12:00 pm
At the Rabbi’s Table
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
We're kicking off a monthly learning session with one of our Emanu-El Clergy during your lunch break downtown San Francisco. This month features Rabbi Jonathan Singer. Bring your own lunch, and our rabbi will bring the … Continued
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Sushi and Social Media with The Tribe for Women: September 2016 7:00 pm
Sushi and Social Media with The Tribe for Women: September 2016
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a night of delectable eats while we “roll” through the implications of social media in regard to the family and home. Come to share your thoughts, ideas, and kick back for a … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Access: Shabbat September 2016 7:30 pm
Access: Shabbat September 2016
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Congregation Emanu-El’s Young Adult Community’s Access: Shabbat offers young adult participants an intimate Shabbat dinner environment at a private residence of a young adult community member. A main dish will be provided, guests are asked … Continued
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Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors with Meals on Wheels Sept 18 2016 9:00 am
Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors with Meals on Wheels Sept 18 2016
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors with Meals on Wheels Sept 18 2016
The Economic Justice group is partnering with Meals on Wheels and bringing them to Temple Emanu-El. Congregant groups will deliver Disaster Preparedness Kits to home-bound seniors around the City. The kits are to be used … Continued
Interfaith Family Picnic – September 2016 10:00 am
Interfaith Family Picnic – September 2016
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Interfaith Family Picnic - September 2016
Are you interested in meeting other Emanu-El congregants and families who also identify as interfaith? Then join fellow interfaith members of Congregation Emanu-El for a family friendly picnic in the park.Bring your own blankets and … Continued
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Sep 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
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Yossi Klein Halevi: Israel & the American Jewish Community 7:00 pm
Yossi Klein Halevi: Israel & the American Jewish Community
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Yossi Klein Halevi: Israel & the American Jewish Community
Israel & the American Jewish Community: Working Together to Fulfill the Dream Featuring: Yossi Klein Halevi, author and Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Location: Congregation Emanu-El Check-in: … Continued
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Character Day 12:00 pm
Character Day
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Character Day
Bay area Filmmaker and Activist Tiffany Shlain’s newest project is called:  “Character Day.”On September 22, 2016 communities across the country (and the globe!) will be joining together to learn about and participate in Character Day.Our … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Sep 24 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Sep 24 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Minyan Including Bar Mitzvah of Alex Gamshad (MMS) 10:30 am
Park Playdates! September 2016 4:00 pm
Park Playdates! September 2016
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us once a month for a fun-filled park afternoon for families with children under 5. Each month we will rotate to a different park in the city for songs, art activities and Havdalah. Mark … Continued
Forgiveness in the Dark- A Night of Stories of Teshuvah (Forgiveness) 8:30 pm
Forgiveness in the Dark- A Night of Stories of Teshuvah (Forgiveness)
Sep 24 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Forgiveness in the Dark- A Night of Stories of Teshuvah (Forgiveness)Prepare for the High Holy Days with a Candlelit Selichot Service 8:30 pm Candlelit entrance9:00 pm Havdalah, Selichot service and storytellingNo One Pass or ticket required … Continued
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The Tribe: In the Ocean at Dawn 2016 5:00 am
The Tribe: In the Ocean at Dawn 2016
Sep 25 @ 5:00 am – 7:00 am
The High Holy Days are a time where we open ourselves up, looking deep inside our souls, to examine who we have been and who we want to be. Have we accomplished all we can, … Continued
Elul Mikvah and Breakfast: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group 9:30 am
Elul Mikvah and Breakfast: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Elul Mikvah and Breakfast: The Tribe for Women & Women's Group
Join Rabbi Mintz, Rabbi Fenves and women from Congregation Emanu-El’s Women’s Group and The Tribe for Women for a morning of spiritual exploration and preparation for the High Holy Days at Ocean Beach across from … Continued
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Raphael House Corporate and Community Monthly Chef Nights September 26 2016 3:30 pm
Raphael House Corporate and Community Monthly Chef Nights September 26 2016
Sep 26 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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 will be preparing and serving dinner to the residents at Raphael … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Wine + Shabbat 7:30 pm
Wine + Shabbat
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Come schmooze with fellow young adults at our swanky night of spirits and Shabbat. Import a potluck item – the host will reach out to you the week of the event to coordinate.Cost: $10 members; … Continued
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Economic Justice

Economic Justice

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. Keep reading for more information.

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

Raphael House Corporate and Community Monthly Chef Nights
Dates: each event goes from 3:30pm – 7:00pm.
September 26, 2016
November 3, 2016
December 8, 2016

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 will be preparing and serving dinner to the residents at Raphael House, working with their Chef. Space is limited to 6 volunteers per evening. Click on a date above and register now!

Deliver Disaster Kits to Home-bound Seniors with Meals on Wheels
Dates: all dates are from 9:00am-12:00pm.
September 18, 2016
October 16, 2016
January 22, 2017
March 19, 2017
April 12, 2017

The Economic Justice group is partnering with Meals on Wheels and bringing them to Temple Emanu-El. Congregant groups will deliver Disaster Preparedness Kits to home-bound seniors around the City. The kits are to be used during an earthquake or other emergency. Click on a date above and register now!

Sunday Dinners at G-House
Sundays, 5:00 – 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.
We are also looking for leads to organize these Sunday efforts. Please contact Rebecca Reiner (rreiner@emanuelsf.org) to sign up or volunteer to lead.

Donation Opportunities

Donate nonperishable food at the Temple

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 to G-House

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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