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Tot Shabbat – (9/2/2022) 5:00 pm
Tot Shabbat – (9/2/2022)
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ALL kids 6 and under, their adults and older siblings are welcome, free of charge. We’ll start with a simple kid’s dinner & teen-led activities at 5:00 pm in our beautiful courtyard. Then, join us in … Continued
Elul Shabbat Services (Elul Siddur/Shofar blowing) 6:00 pm
Elul Shabbat Services (Elul Siddur/Shofar blowing)
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Elul Shabbat Services this Friday, September 2nd at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Jason Rodich with Cantor Marsha Attie.For the month of Elul we are using a special prayerbook.To best … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (9/3/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (9/3/2022)
Sep 3 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Shabbat Morning Service – Octavia Pell (Meyer) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Octavia Pell (Meyer)
Sep 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Services in our Martin Meyer 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: Service will … Continued
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Labor Day 12:00 am
Labor Day
Sep 5 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Office closed.
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Elul Shabbat Services (Elul Siddur/Shofar blowing) 6:00 pm
Elul Shabbat Services (Elul Siddur/Shofar blowing)
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Elul Shabbat Services this Friday, September 9th at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbis Sarah Joselow Parris and Ryan Bauer with Cantor Arik Luck.For the month of Elul we are using … Continued
September Late Shabbat 8:00 pm
September Late Shabbat
Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Join Jewish young adults from around the Bay for Congregation Emanu-El's Late Shabbat!  A festive evening of community-building, spiritual connection, and incredible music. Schmoozing and wine start at 8pm / services begin at 8:30pm / oneg with tacos, drinks, and … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (9/10/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (9/10/2022)
Sep 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Shabbat Morning Service – M. Moskowitz and B. Elson(Meyer) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – M. Moskowitz and B. Elson(Meyer)
Sep 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Services in our Martin Meyer Sanctuary along with our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: Service will be in … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Sophie Fluhr(Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Sophie Fluhr(Main)
Sep 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Services 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: Service will be … Continued
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Elul Shabbat Services (Elul Siddur/Shofar blowing) 6:00 pm
Elul Shabbat Services (Elul Siddur/Shofar blowing)
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Elul Shabbat Services this Friday, September 16th at 6:00pm!Led by Rabbis Beth Singer and Jason Rodich with Cantor Marsha Attie.For the month of Elul we are using a special … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (9/17/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (9/17/2022)
Sep 17 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Shabbat Morning Service – Bailey Tulchin (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Bailey Tulchin (Main)
Sep 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Services 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: Service will be … Continued
HHD 2022 – S’lichot Program and Service 7:00 pm
HHD 2022 – S’lichot Program and Service
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Emanu-El in partnership with ACT and Grace Cathedral for a reading of short plays written by Ukrainian theatre artists. This evening is part of a worldwide effort to support Ukraine and the artists whose … Continued
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HHD 2022 – The Tribe for Men: Mikvah with Rabbi Bauer 5:00 am
HHD 2022 – The Tribe for Men: Mikvah with Rabbi Bauer
Sep 18 @ 5:00 am – 8:00 am
The High Holy Days are a time where we open ourselves up and look deep inside our souls to examine who we have been and who we want to be. We confront who we are … Continued
HHD 2022 – Women’s Mikvah with Cantor Attie (9/18/2022) 8:30 am
HHD 2022 – Women’s Mikvah with Cantor Attie (9/18/2022)
Sep 18 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Rosh Hashanah is a time of reflection, return and new beginnings. Please join us for our beautiful annual ritual of mikvah including meditation, chanting and immersion in the incredible Pacific Ocean at Baker Beach. Please bring warm … Continued
HHD 2022 – Ark Moments (9/18/2022) 1:00 pm
HHD 2022 – Ark Moments (9/18/2022)
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
ARK MOMENTS Sunday, September 18 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm.Open House style. We invite all member households to join us for a special way of coming together in our sanctuary.Our rabbis will be available to … Continued
Teach-In on Reparations 2:00 pm
Teach-In on Reparations
Sep 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Congregation Emanu-El is Proud to Co-Sponsor:San Francisco Black & Jewish Unity Coalition's Teach-In on Reparations for African Americans in California and San FranciscoSunday, September 182:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. PacificIn-person at Congregation Sherith Israel and VirtualAdmission is … Continued
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Elul Shabbat Services (Elul Siddur/Shofar blowing) 6:00 pm
Elul Shabbat Services (Elul Siddur/Shofar blowing)
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Elul Shabbat Services this Friday, September 23rd at 6:00pm!Led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer with Rabbinical Student and Director of Youth and Family Education Leo Fuchs and Cantor Marsha Attie.For … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (9/24/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (9/24/2022)
Sep 24 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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HHD 2022 – Sounds of the Shofar: Children’s ERH Svc (9/25) 5:00 pm
HHD 2022 – Sounds of the Shofar: Children’s ERH Svc (9/25)
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Sounds of the Shofar: Children’s Erev Rosh HaShanah ServiceLed by Rabbis Beth Singer, Jonathan Singer, Jason Rodich, and Sydney Mintz. Jonathan Bayer on music.*This service will be in person for members; no livestream. To best … Continued
HHD 2022 – Erev RH Early Service with Cantor Luck (9/25/22) 5:30 pm
HHD 2022 – Erev RH Early Service with Cantor Luck (9/25/22)
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Join us in-person for Opening The Gates: Erev Rosh HaShanah Early Service from 5:30pm – 7:15pm!Service led by Rabbis Ryan Bauer and Sarah Joselow Parris. Sermon by Rabbi Beth Singer. Music by Cantor Arik Luck. … Continued
HHD 2022 – Erev RH Late Service with Cantor Attie (9/25/22) 8:00 pm
HHD 2022 – Erev RH Late Service with Cantor Attie (9/25/22)
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Join us in-person for Opening The Gates: Erev Rosh HaShanah Late Service from 8:00pm – 9:45pm!Service led by Rabbis Sydney Mintz and Jonathan Singer. Sermon by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris. Music by Cantor Marsha Attie. … Continued
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Rosh Hashanah Day 1 12:00 am
Rosh Hashanah Day 1
Sep 26 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Office closed.
HHD 2022 – Apples & Honey: Rosh HaShanah Service (Children) 10:00 am
HHD 2022 – Apples & Honey: Rosh HaShanah Service (Children)
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join Rabbis Sarah Joselow Parris and Ryan Bauer, and Rabbinic Intern Leo Fuchs, along with Jonathan Bayer for outdoor children's services and activities from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at Presidio Wall Playground! Stop by for a bit … Continued
HHD 2022 – RH Morning Svc. with Cantors Luck & Attie (9/26) 10:00 am
HHD 2022 – RH Morning Svc. with Cantors Luck & Attie (9/26)
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:15 pm
Join us in-person for Rosh HaShanah Morning Service: Under One Dome – A combined service of majesty and warmth, contemplation and exaltation, of reflection and renewal – from 10:00am – 12:15pm! Service led by Rabbis … Continued
HHD 2022 – Return Again: Teen Led Rosh HaShanah Service 2:30 pm
HHD 2022 – Return Again: Teen Led Rosh HaShanah Service
Sep 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Community Service led by our teens who will lead us in song, worship, poetry and prose. Led by Cantor Attie and musical accompanists. *This service is open to members and the entire community, as well as … Continued
HHD 2022 – Tashlich: Letting Go Together – Service & Concert 5:30 pm
HHD 2022 – Tashlich: Letting Go Together – Service & Concert
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
JOIN US ALL FOR REVERSE TASHLICH – LETTING GO TOGETHERMONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2022Baker Beach5:30 – 7:00pm This year we join a worldwide movement as we cast a pebble, a shell or a handful of sand into … Continued
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Rosh Hashanah Day 2 12:00 am
Rosh Hashanah Day 2
Sep 27 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Office closed.
HHD 2022 – Rosh HaShanah Second Day Service (9/27/2022) 10:00 am
HHD 2022 – Rosh HaShanah Second Day Service (9/27/2022)
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:15 pm
Cantor Arik Luck and musicians, along with Rabbis Ryan Bauer, Jonathan Singer and Rabbinic Intern, Leo Fuchs, will lead a full-length, eclectic traditional style Reform Rosh HaShanah service. Sermon by Rabbinic Intern, Leo Fuchs. The … Continued
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Shabbat Shuvah Service 6:00 pm
Shabbat Shuvah Service
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Shuvah this Friday, September 30th at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbis Beth Singer and Sarah Joselow Parris with Cantor Arik Luck. The sermon will be given by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner.To best … Continued
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At Emanu-El, we are an active community of lifelong Jewish learners — in the endless pursuit of spiritual growth and exploration. As Jews, we are compelled to question and debate. These conversations energize us as we gain new perspectives and challenge our own long-held beliefs. Our shared desire for knowledge and for community enriches us as individuals and bonds us as a congregation. Emanu-El thrives when we are learning together. We hope you will find time on your calendar and in your mind to join us on a thought-provoking and powerful Jewish journey.

To inquire about adult education, please contact Ariana Estoque, Director of Member Experience, at (415) 750-7552 or [email protected].

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2022 Offerings

SAVE THE DATE – Charles Michael Scholar-in-Residence, DARA HORN

Join us for an extraordinary Shabbat with author, Dara Horn. 

Friday, October 21 – 6:00pm Shabbat Service – “People Love Dead Jews”

Friday, October 21 – 7:15pm Dinner and Discussion – Deep dive into “People Love Dead Jews” with the author, followed by Q&A. 

Saturday, October 22 – 9:15am – Maimonides and More: “Guide For The Perplexed”

Registration to be posted shortly

Dara Horn is the award-winning author of six books, including the novels In the Image (Norton 2002), The World to Come (Norton 2006), All Other Nights (Norton 2009), A Guide for the Perplexed (Norton 2013), and Eternal Life (Norton 2018), and the essay collection People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present (Norton 2021). One of Granta magazine’s Best Young American Novelists (2007), she is the recipient of two National Jewish Book Awards, the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, the Harold U. Ribalow Award, and the Reform Judaism Fiction Prize, and she was a finalist for the Wingate Prize, the Simpson Family Literary Prize, and the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Her books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books, Booklist’s 25 Best Books of the Decade, and San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Books of the Year, and have been translated into eleven languages. Her nonfiction work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostThe AtlanticSmithsonian Magazine, and The Jewish Review of Books, among many other publications, and she is a regular columnist for Tablet Magazine. Horn received her doctorate in comparative literature from Harvard University, studying Yiddish and Hebrew. She has taught courses in these subjects at Sarah Lawrence College and Yeshiva University, and held the Gerald Weinstock Visiting Professorship in Jewish Studies at Harvard. She has lectured for audiences in hundreds of venues throughout North America, Israel, and Australia. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children. 

This program is sponsored by the Charles Michael Lecture Endowment Fund


Hebrew 101 (for beginners) with Yaffa Tygiel

Tuesday evenings on zoom: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

$100 for members; $136 for nonmembers

Dates: October 25 – December 13; no class the week of Thanksgiving

REGISTER HERE

In this class students will study to speak basic modern Hebrew by communicating with each other, reading texts, poems & songs and writing short paragraphs in Hebrew. We will be using the book “Hebrew from Scratch”.

The course also offers a first introduction to Jewish and Israeli culture as well as the Jewish traditions, using music, food and art.  

Ms. Yaffa Tygiel, a very experienced native speaking teacher who has taught at USF and SFSU for decades. She is an excellent teaching who makes learning Hebrew easy and fun. 


rabbi jonathan singerContemporary Jewish Ethics: Examining Our World’s Issues from a Jewish Perspective

Tuesdays evenings, 7:00 – 8:30pm, at Congregation Emanu-El

Free to members and nonmembers

Dates: October 25, November 1, 8, 15

REGISTER HERE

Come and explore all of the latest headline topics, such as going to war, reproductive rights, addiction, and even perjury, under a  Jew lens. What do our sages have to say? What does Reform Responsa say? How do we navigate these challenging times while keeping our faith and tradition? This course will be taught by Rabbi Jonathan Singer with special guests along the way. 

Introduction to Judaism
When: Tuesday Evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: First session of each trimester will be held in person at Emanu-El; subsequent sessions will be on zoom for ease of accessibility. 
Cost per trimester: Emanu-El Member $72; Non-Member: $118

Dates: Fall 2022 – Oct 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 29; Dec 6, 13

Winter 2023: Jan 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb 7, 10*, 14, 21, 28

Spring 2023: Apr 18, 25; May 2, 9, 12*, 16, 23, 30

Join Emanu-El clergy to learn about the breadth and wonder of Jewish tradition. This class is a pathway for the adult learner who wishes to discover or deepen Jewish knowledge, non-Jews who are marrying a Jewish partner, and those who are considering conversion to Judaism. Participants register for each trimester separately.
*Shabbat Dinner experience at the Temple.

REGISTER FOR FALL 2022 

Click here to view the 2022-2023 syllabus.


Shabbat Morning Torah Hevra with Emanu-El Scholar Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

This year Rabbi Kushner will be using Arthur Green’s Speaking Torah: Spiritual teachings from around the Maggid’s Table (Genesis-Leviticus). 

Zoom meetings, Saturday mornings, 10:00 am – 11:00am

First session: Saturday morning, September 24, 2022

No class, Thanksgiving weekend

Dec 24, Dec 31 Winter recess

Jan 7 resume weekly calendar

Jan 21 no class 

Classes will continue thru May 2023

To register, please contact [email protected] to have your name & email address added to the Zoom invitation list.


Weekly Torah Study with Emanu-El Clergy
When: Every Saturday, 9:15 – 10:00 am
Where: Via Zoom

Each week, a member of our clergy leads a group in Torah Study followed by Mourner’s Kaddish and Healing Prayer.

To find this Saturday’s Torah Study, click here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Shabbat Shuvah Service

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Join us for In-Person Shabbat Shuvah this Friday, September…

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