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Weekday Evening Minyan (June 2) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (June 2)
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
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Bari Weiss / Rabbi Sydney Mintz 7:00 pm
Bari Weiss / Rabbi Sydney Mintz
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Conversation with Rabbi Sydney Mintz and Bari Weiss  Free and open to the community, virtual event  Thursday, June 3, 7:00pm Bari Weiss is a journalist and the author of “How to Fight Anti-Semitism,” which won a … Continued
Dumplings & Kibitzin: An Evening for Asian Jewish Couples 8:00 pm
Dumplings & Kibitzin: An Evening for Asian Jewish Couples
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
People living at the intersection of Asian and Jewish identity know a secret: there are many commonalities between the cultures which may help explain why so many Asian/Jewish couples find their beshert in each other. … Continued
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One Shabbat Service – (6/4/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (6/4/2021)
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for Limited In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Services beginning this Friday, June 4th, at 6:00 pm! Led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Cantor Arik Luck in the Main Sanctuary. We plan to start small as we … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 6/5/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 6/5/2021)
Jun 5 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Shabbat Morning Service – Ariella Albukerk (Main Sanctuary) 10:45 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Ariella Albukerk (Main Sanctuary)
Jun 5 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Please join us for Shabbat morning service in our Main sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants.  We plan to start small as we carefully and thoughtfully plan our reopening. To best ensure … Continued
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Weekday Evening Minyan (June 9) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (June 9)
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
Jews Of Color Gathering (June 2021) 6:30 pm
Jews Of Color Gathering (June 2021)
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Led by congregants who identify as Jews of Color, we are convening regular gatherings of Emanu-El members who identify as Jews of Color of any race or ethnicity, to meet each other, share stories, and explore … Continued
A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy – 2021 7:30 pm
A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy – 2021
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a night of laughter and levity, emceed by Rabbi Sydney Mintz!Price: $8 Members / $10 Non-Members *This event is appropriate for adults 18+. Performing Comedians:  Aviva Siegel Aviva is a stand-up comic by day, and a … Continued
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Consul General of Israel with Rabbi Jonathan Singer 7:00 pm
Consul General of Israel with Rabbi Jonathan Singer
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Shlomi Kofman, Consul General of Israel, in Conversation with Rabbi Jonathan SingerJune 10th, 7:00 pm, virtual webinarJoin us for a discussion about the end of the Gaza conflict, changes in Israeli government, and how we … Continued
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June Young Adult Candle Lighting 5:45 pm
June Young Adult Candle Lighting
Jun 11 @ 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Young Adult Candle LightingJune 11, 5:45 – 6:00 pmLet’s bring in the Shabbat light together as a community in a quick 15-minute call. Bring your candles, wine, and challah (or whatever carb you’ve got laying … Continued
One Shabbat Service – (6/11/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (6/11/2021)
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for Limited In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, June 11th, at 6:00 pm! Led by Rabbi Sydney Mintz and Cantor Arik Luck in the Main Sanctuary. We plan to start small as we carefully … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Parris – 6/12/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Parris – 6/12/2021)
Jun 12 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Parris, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Weekday Evening Minyan (June 16) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (June 16)
Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
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One Shabbat Service – (6/18/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (6/18/2021)
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for Limited In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, June 18th, at 6:00 pm! Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Marsha Attie in the Main Sanctuary. To best ensure we can provide a safe … Continued
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Shabbat Morning Service – Samuel Haims (Main Sanctuary) 9:00 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Samuel Haims (Main Sanctuary)
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Service in our Main Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants!To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: All services will … Continued
Torah Study (with Leo Fuchs – 6/19/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Leo Fuchs – 6/19/2021)
Jun 19 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Leo Fuchs, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Shabbat Morning Service – Emmy Cutler (Main Sanctuary) 10:45 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Emmy Cutler (Main Sanctuary)
Jun 19 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Service in our Main sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants!To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following:All services will … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service-Dylan and Tyler Soofer (Main Sant.) 12:30 pm
Shabbat Morning Service-Dylan and Tyler Soofer (Main Sant.)
Jun 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Service in our Main Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: All services will … Continued
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Weekday Evening Minyan (June 23) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (June 23)
Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
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Pride Shabbat Service – (6/25/2021) 6:00 pm
Pride Shabbat Service – (6/25/2021)
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Pride Shabbat Service this Friday, June 25th, at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Jason Rodich and Cantor Marsha Attie in the Main Sanctuary.To best ensure we can provide a safe … Continued
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Shabbat Morning Service – Sophia Dumitru-Rose (Main) 9:00 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Sophia Dumitru-Rose (Main)
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Service in our Main Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants!To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: All services will … Continued
Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Parris – 6/26/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Parris – 6/26/2021)
Jun 26 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Parris, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Dumplings & Kibitzin: Havdallah for Jewish + Asian Families 4:00 pm
Dumplings & Kibitzin: Havdallah for Jewish + Asian Families
Jun 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
We would like to invite all congregants that identify as Asian and/or have Asian family members (along with non-Asian family members) to join us for a casual Havdallah gathering led by Rabbi Rodich. Please bring … Continued
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Weekday Evening Minyan (June 30) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (June 30)
Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
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Denouncing Surge in Antisemitism

Joint Statement by JCRC and The Federation
Denouncing Surge in Antisemitism

June 4, 2021

View the original statement here.

San Francisco, CA – The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation) and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) today joined voices to condemn the surge of antisemitism that includes grievous incidents and incitement here in the Bay Area and across the country. We seek to call attention to the vulnerability of our community in this moment, and to promote our urgent needs.

There are many factors contributing to the surge of antisemitism – including the divisive political climate, loss of memory about the Holocaust and virulent animosity toward Israel’s right to exist. Many of these trends today begin online through social media platforms. Because online communities and platforms have been unable to contain and address this hatred, the impact on our community is extending far beyond the bubble of social media.

In various cities across the Bay, swastikas have been scrawled on synagogues, yard signs and people’s homes. Anti-Jewish hate related to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict has manifested in ways similar to the hate facing our Asian American Pacific Islander neighbors: the scapegoating of marginalized Americans because of events overseas. These trends are evident in our universities and schools – most recently in a condemnatory resolution passed by the United Educators of San Francisco, a union that presents itself as the collective voice of San Francisco Unified School District teachers and paraprofessionals. 

We hear disheartening stories from our Jewish youth, who face derogatory memes (including “Hitler was right”) and litmus-test questioning over their connection, real or imagined, to Israel. On the one hand, our community is marginalized and condemned for its cultural and religious difference, and on the other is ostracized due to international events and politics beyond our control. Even the President of the United States just last week called out the “toxic combination of hatred, dangerous lies, and conspiracy theories” that is driving the attacks.

JCRC is mobilizing the community to take action now by advancing a legislative package combating hate, and is engaging in leadership meetings with our elected officials, including San Francisco Mayor London Breed, California Attorney General Rob Bonta, and Northern California state legislators. We have also increased our coordination with other communities experiencing similar increases in intolerance and xenophobia, in particular the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. 

Just this week, JCRC joined the San Francisco Chapter of Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA-SF) to issue a joint statement denouncing “all hate speeches and crimes intended to vilify, humiliate, or incite hatred against a group or a class of persons on the basis of race, religion, skin color, sexual identity, gender identity, ethnicity, disability, or national origin.” 

At the same time, the Federation’s Community Security Program provides support to organizations throughout the Bay Area around preventing and responding to incidents. The Federation conducts over 40 security consultations and assessments annually, coordinates with local and national security partners to monitor changes in the threat environment and advocate for proactive responses, and builds networks and relationships between community organizations to enhance their preparedness.

Most recently, the Federation joined San Francisco’s Police Department (SFPD) and Department of Emergency Management (SFDEM) to advise Armenian community leaders in the wake of the arson attack on the office of Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church, and also advised the Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative on its upcoming Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention training for high schools and faith-based organizations.

History has taught us not to ignore outbursts of antisemitism, which all too easily are harnessed into violence against Jews, as we’ve seen in New York and Los Angeles. We call for the community to stand in solidarity and to take action in the following ways: 

  1. Report any incidents of antisemitic, bias, or discriminatory using ADL’s reporting system 
  2. Contact the United Educators of San Francisco and the San Francisco Board of Education and ask them to keep San Francisco students safe from antisemitism 
  3. Support our community’s efforts to combat hate by passing new, statewide hate-crime prevention and tracking legislation, and otherwise Support a Just Recovery in California post-COVID

Please also consider signing up for JCRC’s and Federation’s newsletters to stay informed on these issues. There is much work to be done to ensure our Bay Area environment stays both safe and welcoming, and a great deal that each of us can do to help.

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