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Office is closed 8:30 am
Office is closed
Jul 3 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
 
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Office is closed.
Jul 4 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
 
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Brown Bag July 2017 12:00 pm
Brown Bag July 2017
Jul 5 @ 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, July 2017 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, July 2017
Jul 5 @ 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
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Creation Ceramics, July 6, 2017 1:00 pm
Creation Ceramics, July 6, 2017
Jul 6 @ 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) July 6 Facilitated by Ava Sayaka Rosen Individual art session #3 $10 each class separately Likrat … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jul 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jul 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner July 7, 2017 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner July 7, 2017
Jul 7 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children.First Friday of the month,6:15 p.m in Guild Hall. Mediterranean food  will be provided.Adult Member-$ 18.00, Child ages 3-10-$ 7.50, Non-member Adult-$ 22.00.Event Signup
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Cooking for Congregants – July 13 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – July 13 2017
Jul 13 @ 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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THE Book Club – July 2017 7:00 pm
THE Book Club – July 2017
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Private Home, North Beach$10 members; $18.00 general admission: Dinner will be providedJoin this month's The Book Club with special guest, Rabbi Beth Singer. We will discuss 100 years of Jewish Progressive Pluralism: From Women Rabbis … Continued
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At the Rabbi’s Table – July 2017 12:00 pm
At the Rabbi’s Table – July 2017
Jul 19 @ 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
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Suminigashi Paper Marbling, July 20, 2017 1:00 pm
Suminigashi Paper Marbling, July 20, 2017
Jul 20 @ 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) July 6 Facilitated by Ava Sayaka Rosen Individual art session #4 $10 each class separately Likrat … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jul 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Magical Camp Shabbat at Camp Newman 4:00 pm
Magical Camp Shabbat at Camp Newman
Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Magical Camp Shabbat at Camp Newman
URJ Camp Newman invites you for a magical Shabbat with Congregation Emanu-El!Join your friends & community for a Camp Newman Shabbat! Festivities include a reception with our Camp Directors, Shabbat dinner, singing and dancing!Please register … Continued
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – July 27 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – July 27 2017
Jul 27 @ 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
Raphael House – July 27 2017 3:30 pm
Raphael House – July 27 2017
Jul 27 @ 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 prepare and serve dinner to the residents at Raphael House, working … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jul 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Access Shabbat – July 2017 7:00 pm
Access Shabbat – July 2017
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Congregation Emanu-El’s Young Adult Community’s Access: Shabbat offers young adult participants an intimate Shabbat dinner at a private residence of a young adult community member.A main dish will be provided; guests are asked to bring … Continued
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Education

Social Justice Issue | Jewish Response | Volunteer 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 Susan Cole and Congregant Amy Kassiola

The Education Working Group aims to raise literacy levels in our city’s public schools and further integrate social justice learning within Emanu-El’s education curriculum. Keep reading for more information.

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

The ability to read fluently is essential for success in life. Yet, only 28% of children who completed third grade in California public schools achieved reading proficiency on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test in 2015. Proficiency in reading by the end of third grade is a crucial marker in a child’s educational development. It’s when children shift from ‘learning to read,’ to ‘reading to learn.’ If kids can’t read by the end of third grade, they are much more likely to drop out of school in later years, limiting their options for the rest of their lives. –NAEP 2015



Jewish Response to Literacy

“Do not let him slip until he falls completely, for then it will be difficult to raise him; rather, strengthen him as he begins to fall.” (Rashi, Leviticus 25:35 Cf. Torat Kohanim, Sifre Behar, Chapter 5)
“For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy.” (Proverbs 2:10)

“The world is sustained on the breath of schoolchildren.” (Shulchan Aruch, Section Yoreh Deah, 245:6)



Volunteer Opportunities

    

Help Out at a Local Public School

DATE: Friday, August 18,
TIME: 1:00 pm

The Education Working Group is gathering a group of volunteers to help teachers at Spring Valley get ready for the 2017-2018 school year. We want to support our public schools and school teachers and hope you can join us for this event.

Questions? Please contact Congregant and Tzedek Council Education Co-Chair Laura Gross at lgross11@gmail.com

Register here.

jcl-logoJewish Coalition for Literacy

Opening Books, Opening Minds, Opening Doors
Inspired by Jewish values of social justice, the Jewish Coalition for Literacy is dedicated to eliminating childhood illiteracy by mobilizing tutors, engaging parents, and expanding home libraries to help underserved public school children throughout the Bay Area. We envision a society where all children can read and are inspired to reach their full potential.

Give one hour a week, change a child’s life forever.

“Every Tuesday during the past school year, I walked to the local elementary school to spend a delightful, stimulating hour tutoring. Trained and placed through the JCL, I met with three students individually, all of whom were reading below grade level. I brought books and word games, saw their eyes brighten as they learned. Rasheed, Majeed, and Hala made Tuesday a very special day.”  – Meta Pasternak, JCL tutor, Congregant and Education Working Group Member


bakontrack-logoTutor with Back on Track

Monday – Thursday 3:30 – 5:30 pm OR Tuesday – Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Third Baptist Church, 1399 McAllister Street

The year 2016 marks the twenty-eighth anniversary of Back on Track, a partnership that originated when Rabbi Robert Kirschner of Congregation Emanu-El and Rev. Amos C. Brown of Third Baptist Church, met during a 1987 civil rights march in Alabama against racial violence and the Klu Klux Klan.  Inspired by the march, they agreed to form a unique partnership and build bridges of opportunity and academic enrichment for students in San Francisco. Brown and Kirschner recognized that a disproportionate number of African American students were performing below grade level in San Francisco’s public schools. The partnership they created was the genesis of the first pulpit exchange and of Back On Track, a tutoring program that promotes both academic achievement on a one‐on‐one basis for students who are otherwise not well served and a mentoring relationship.

The unique partnership has crossed religious and cultural differences to build bridges of opportunity for K-12 students. As a non-denominational community-based program, Back on Track has served over 3,000 young people from diverse multicultural populations throughout San Francisco.

For more information, please contact Monica Pevzner at mpevzner@emanuelsf.org (415) 751-2541 x 124

Learn More about Back on Track


Donation Opportunities

JCL Centerpiece Project

JCL books centerpieces 

In the spirit of Tikkun Olam, please consider donating to the JCL and give children a chance at a better future.

For your next celebration or party, let JCL provide custom-designed centerpieces made from books, wrapped to fit the décor of your celebration.  In the spirit of Tikkun Olam, your centerpiece donation gives children who might otherwise be left behind, a chance at a better future.

To learn more, contact JCL at 415.977.7436 or jclinfo@jcrc.org and visit JCL online at Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL)

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