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Eat, Drink, Bowl Into Summer! YA Event 6:00 pm
Eat, Drink, Bowl Into Summer! YA Event
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Let the good times BOWL! Thursday, June 2nd  6:00 – 10:00 PM Mission Bowling Club — 3176 17th St, San Francisco, CA Join us at Mission Bowling Club on Thursday June 2nd for an evening of fun, food, drinks and music! … Continued
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Tot Shabbat – (6/3/2022) 5:00 pm
Tot Shabbat – (6/3/2022)
Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
First Fridays Tot Shabbat is back!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 … Continued
Confirmation Service – (6/3/2022) 6:00 pm
Confirmation Service – (6/3/2022)
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us in celebrating an Emanu-El Chain of Tradition with this year's 12th grade Confirmation Shabbat Service, on Friday, June 3rd at 6:00 pm. The service will be led by our 12th grade Havurah Zebulon students and … Continued
June 3, 2022 Confirmation Dinner 7:00 pm
June 3, 2022 Confirmation Dinner
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (6/4/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (6/4/2022)
Jun 4 @ 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.
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (6/4/22) 10:00 am
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (6/4/22)
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A Zoom seminar – " The Spiritual Teachings of the Sefat Emet".Text: The Language of Truth, trans. & ed. Arthur Green (Jewish Publication Society).Available in paperback on AmazonThe Sefat Emet is the pinnacle of Hasidic … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Mia Yolles (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Mia Yolles (Main)
Jun 4 @ 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
Shabbat Morning Service – Tallulah Strober-Holt (Meyer) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Tallulah Strober-Holt (Meyer)
Jun 4 @ 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
Sinai at Night: Reveal Your Torah 7:00 pm
Sinai at Night: Reveal Your Torah
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 4 7-8 PMZOOM – This is a virtual eventJoin us for an intimate night of learning, singing, and wondering in celebration of Shavuot, the Jewish Spring harvest holiday that also takes us back … Continued
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Shabbat Service – (6/10/2022) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service – (6/10/2022)
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, June 10th at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbinical Student and Director of Youth Education Leo Fuchs and Cantor Marsha Attie.To best ensure we can provide a … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (6/11/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (6/11/2022)
Jun 11 @ 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 – Maxwell Donner (Main) 9:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Maxwell Donner (Main)
Jun 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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
Shabbat Morning Service – Charles Greenstone (Meyer) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Charles Greenstone (Meyer)
Jun 11 @ 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
Shabbat Morning Service – Samantha and Zoe Gorman (Main) 11:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Samantha and Zoe Gorman (Main)
Jun 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 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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Shabbat Service – (6/17/2022) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service – (6/17/2022)
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, June 17th at 6:00 pm with special guest speaker, San Francisco City Supervisor Rafael Mandelman. Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Arik Luck.To best … Continued
Conversation & Dinner with City Supervisor Rafael Mandelman 7:30 pm
Conversation & Dinner with City Supervisor Rafael Mandelman
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Tzedek Council invites you for a special conversation and dinner with San Francisco City Supervisor Rafael Mandelman about the homelessness and housing crisis our city is facing. This is a rare opportunity to engage … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (6/18/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (6/18/2022)
Jun 18 @ 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 – Levi Saltiel Negrillo (Main) 9:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Levi Saltiel Negrillo (Main)
Jun 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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
Shabbat Morning Service – Hudson Soofer (Meyer) 11:00 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Hudson Soofer (Meyer)
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 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
Shabbat Morning Service – Lilian Gross and Sasha Seid (Main) 11:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Lilian Gross and Sasha Seid (Main)
Jun 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 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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Pride Shabbat Service – (6/24/2022) 6:00 pm
Pride Shabbat Service – (6/24/2022)
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Emanu-El is proud to partake in San Francisco LGBTQ Pride! All are welcome to join us for our annual Pride Shabbat service at 6:00 pm on Friday, June 24th.Led by Rabbis Jason Rodich and Jonathan … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (6/25/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (6/25/2022)
Jun 25 @ 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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Men’s Group – June 26, 2022 9:30 am
Men’s Group – June 26, 2022
Jun 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Gentlemen of the El, Join for our next Men's Group on Sunday, June 26th from 9:30am to 11am. We will join for a summer Sunday morning gathering in-person at a congregant's home. We will focus on … Continued
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Emanu-El Reads: The Guide For The Perplexed (Dara Horn) 7:00 pm
Emanu-El Reads: The Guide For The Perplexed (Dara Horn)
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Group Discussion of "A Guide for the Perplexed: A Novel" with Rabbi Jonathan Singer.Tuesday, June 28, 7:00 – 8:30pm, via ZoomRabbi Jonathan Singer will lead this conversation.Emanu-El Reads – Summer Book Options for our Charles … Continued
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B’nei Mitzvah Program | בני מצוה

When a young person reaches the age of 13, they are expected to assume the religious responsibilities of an adult in the Jewish community. At Congregation Emanu-El, this is marked by participating in a Shabbat morning service and reading from the Torah on or after their thirteenth birthday. Students also have an option to participate in an inter-generational trip to Israel and to celebrate becoming B’nei Mitzvah during that trip. We are happy to create individual B’nei Mitzvah experiences for students with special needs. Please contact Flora Kupferman for more information.

Students prepare for B’nei Mitzvah by developing skills to lead the congregation in parts of the Shabbat morning service, by learning to chant from the weekly Torah and Haftarah portions and by creating a D’var Torah, an individual interpretation of the weekly reading.

In order to become B’nei Mitzvah, a student must be enrolled in our B’nei mitzvah Youth and Family Education Program for at least two years prior to the event. Families must be members of the congregation and students must participate in the Youth and Family Education program as well as B’nei Mitzvah preparation classes.

For more information on the B’nei Mitzvah process and to get started with coordination, contact the B’nei Mitzvah Coordinator, Lauren Schuller.

B’nei Mitzvah Resources

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Frequently Asked Questions

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* This information is true for 2026 forward. We will be under construction from 2023-2025 and will only have the Main Sanctuary available. Our cantors will be alternating weekends and there will be back-to-back services at 9:00 am and 11:15 am.

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