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Clergy-Led Torah Study (10/1/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (10/1/2022)
Oct 1 @ 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 – Ethan Pearlmutter (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Ethan Pearlmutter (Main)
Oct 1 @ 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
Emanu-El Tribe for Men at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 11:00 am
Emanu-El Tribe for Men at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
The Tribe is meeting up for an afternoon of music at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass! Join your fellow Emanu-El Tribesman on Saturday October 1st at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Music Festival at Hellman Hallow in Golden … Continued
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Kol Nidre 12:00 pm
Kol Nidre
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Office closed at 1:00 pm.
HHD 2022 – Sounds of the Shofar: Children’s KN Svc (10/4) 5:00 pm
HHD 2022 – Sounds of the Shofar: Children’s KN Svc (10/4)
Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Sounds of the Shofar: Children’s Kol Nidre ServiceLed by Rabbis Ryan Bauer, Sydney Mintz and Sarah Joselow Parris. Jonathan Bayer on music.*This service will be in person for members; no livestream. To best ensure we … Continued
HHD 2022 – Kol Nidre Early Service with Cantor Luck(10/4/22) 5:30 pm
HHD 2022 – Kol Nidre Early Service with Cantor Luck(10/4/22)
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Join us in-person for Opening The Gates: Kol Nidre Early Service from 5:30pm – 7:15pm!Service led by Rabbis Beth and Jonathan Singer. Sermon by Rabbi Ryan Bauer. Music by Cantor Arik Luck. *This service will … Continued
HHD 2022 – Kol Nidre Late Service with Cantor Attie(10/4/22) 8:00 pm
HHD 2022 – Kol Nidre Late Service with Cantor Attie(10/4/22)
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Join us in-person for Opening The Gates: Kol Nidre Late Service from 8:00pm – 9:45pm!Service led by Rabbis Sydney Mintz and Sarah Joselow Parris. Sermon by Rabbi Jason Rodich. Music by Cantor Marsha Attie. *This … Continued
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Yom Kippur 12:00 am
Yom Kippur
Oct 5 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Office closed.
HHD 2022 – Apples & Honey: Yom Kippur Service (Children) 10:00 am
HHD 2022 – Apples & Honey: Yom Kippur Service (Children)
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join Rabbis Sarah Joselow Parris and Jonathan Singer, 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 … Continued
HHD 2022 – Yom Kippur Service w/ Cantors Luck & Attie (10/5) 10:00 am
HHD 2022 – Yom Kippur Service w/ Cantors Luck & Attie (10/5)
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:15 pm
Join us in-person for Yom Kippur 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 Ryan … Continued
HHD 2022 – Healing and Reflection in the Redwoods 12:30 pm
HHD 2022 – Healing and Reflection in the Redwoods
Oct 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Walk towards Healing and Reflection in the Redwoods Meet at the front gate of the Temple to walk to the Redwoods together. Join Rabbi Sydney Mintz and Rabbi Beth Singer and our musicians as we journey … Continued
HHD 2022 – Learning Session with Rabbi Stephen Pearce 12:30 pm
HHD 2022 – Learning Session with Rabbi Stephen Pearce
Oct 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Learning Session with Taube Scholar and Senior Rabbi Emeritus Stephen Pearce, Ph.D The Architectural and Decorative Secrets of Temple Emanu-El  With the Temple campus about to undergo the most major renovation and expansion in its 100-year … Continued
HHD 2022 – Grit & Endurance: How to Keep Hope Alive 1:45 pm
HHD 2022 – Grit & Endurance: How to Keep Hope Alive
Oct 5 @ 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Grit & Endurance: How to Keep Hope AliveWorking to stop gun violence, preserve our climate, restore reproductive rights, and maintain fundamental democratic principles has become increasingly challenging. How do we hang in there and stay … Continued
HHD 2022 – Learning Session with Rabbinic Intern, Leo Fuchs 3:00 pm
HHD 2022 – Learning Session with Rabbinic Intern, Leo Fuchs
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learning Session with Rabbinic Intern, Leo FuchsYom Kippur DayTOPIC: Jonah: Why do we read the book of Jonah on Yom Kippur?*This virtual event will be held on Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to … Continued
HHD 2022 – Return Again: Teen Led Yom Kippur Service 3:00 pm
HHD 2022 – Return Again: Teen Led Yom Kippur Service
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A one-hour 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 … Continued
HHD 2022 – Meditational Azkarah Service (10/5/2022) 4:15 pm
HHD 2022 – Meditational Azkarah Service (10/5/2022)
Oct 5 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
We take a meditative, musical journey through the Jewish past as we seek inspiration to push open the gates of a new year of meaning. Led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer. Music by Cantor Arik Luck. … Continued
HHD 2022 – Yom Kippur Meditation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer 4:15 pm
HHD 2022 – Yom Kippur Meditation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer
Oct 5 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Join a guided meditation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer as we center ourselves and reflect on this Day of Atonement. *This service will be in person for members.To best ensure we can provide a safe and … Continued
HHD 2022 – YIZKOR NEILAH HAVDALLAH (10/5/2022) 5:30 pm
HHD 2022 – YIZKOR NEILAH HAVDALLAH (10/5/2022)
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us in-person for YIZKOR NEILAH HAVDALLAH on October 5, 2022 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm! Led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris and Beth Singer. Sermon by Rabbi Jason Rodich. Music by Cantors Marsha … Continued
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Day after Yom Kippur 12:00 am
Day after Yom Kippur
Oct 6 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Office closed.
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Tot Shabbat – (10/7/2022) 5:00 pm
Tot Shabbat – (10/7/2022)
Oct 7 @ 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
Shabbat Service 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Services this Friday, October 7th at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer with Cantor Arik Luck. To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (10/8/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (10/8/2022)
Oct 8 @ 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 – Nina Assang (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Nina Assang (Main)
Oct 8 @ 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 – S. Levin and E. Atwood (Meyer) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – S. Levin and E. Atwood (Meyer)
Oct 8 @ 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
Queer Drag Brunch w/ YALC 12:00 pm
Queer Drag Brunch w/ YALC
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
YALC is headed to Lips and Lashes Drag Brunch and we'd love for you to join! We're going to Lookout on Saturday, October 8th for the 12:00 noon show to brunch and bond in Queer … Continued
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Fall Men’s Group 9:30 am
Fall Men’s Group
Oct 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for our first Fall Men’s Group at 9:30am on Sunday, October 9th. We will meet in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary Reception Area. Enjoy Coffee and bagles and a chance to study together as we get … Continued
Erev Sukkot Service 6:00 pm
Erev Sukkot Service
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Celebrate the joy of Sukkot with an Erev Sukkot service led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris and Cantor Arik Luck. All ages are welcome as we come together as a community to shake the etrog … Continued
Social in the Sukkah for Members 50+ 6:30 pm
Social in the Sukkah for Members 50+
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Members ages 50+ are invited to join clergy for a joyful evening of wine, cider, snacks, games, and live music in the sukkah. Be sure to dress warmly! Event Signup
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Sukkot Morning Service 8:30 am
Sukkot Morning Service
Oct 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Join us on the first morning of Sukkot for a festival service in our courtyard sukkah. Led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer, the service will be followed by a short breakfast.  Event Signup
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Sage Brigade: Emanu-Elders Sukkot Lunch 55+ 12:30 pm
Sage Brigade: Emanu-Elders Sukkot Lunch 55+
Oct 11 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Please join your fellow Sage Brigade members for a Mediterranean lunch in the sukkah to kick off our new Sage Brigade Seniors Programming! This is an opportunity to socialize with other community members of our … Continued
Tribe for Men BBQ Potluck 6:30 pm
Tribe for Men BBQ Potluck
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Arik Luck for a Sukkot Tribe Event! All male-identifying parents aged 30s-50s are invited to join Rabbi Ryan Bauer, Cantor Arik Luck and your fellow Emanu-El Tribesmen for a night of grilling … Continued
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Ladies’ Lilah in the Sukkah 6:00 pm
Ladies’ Lilah in the Sukkah
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join your fellow Emanu-El sisters and clergy for a special evening in the Sukkah –A night of Schmoozing, Teaching, Singing and Sharing food!! Bring your favorite Sukkot or yummy harvest dish to share ~ savory or … Continued
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Social Justice Gathering in the Sukkah 6:00 pm
Social Justice Gathering in the Sukkah
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
As we end the High Holy Days, and reflect on opportunities for repairing our world, you may ask yourself, “What's next?” Join us on Sukkot to learn about the social justice and learn about our … Continued
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Shabbat Service 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Services this Friday, October 14th at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Jason Rodich with Cantor Marsha Attie. To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the … Continued
October Late Shabbat Sukkot Party 8:00 pm
October Late Shabbat Sukkot Party
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Friday, October 14th at Congregation Emanu-El Join the Young Adult community of Congregation Emanu-El for a special Sukkot edition of Late Shabbat! We'll be partying under the sukkah with cider from Ethic Ciders, Mediterranean food, Israeli music, … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (10/15/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (10/15/2022)
Oct 15 @ 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 – Zoe Sosna-Jacobson (Meyer) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Zoe Sosna-Jacobson (Meyer)
Oct 15 @ 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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Yizkor Service 3:00 pm
Yizkor Service
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Join Cantor Attie in the courtyard from 3:00-3:30 pm for a Yizkor (Remembrance) memorial service, which is recited on the eighth day of Sukkot (Shemini Atzeret). It is said by every person who has lost … Continued
Simchat Torah Parade and Celebration 4:00 pm
Simchat Torah Parade and Celebration
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Rejoice with us as we mark the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings and the beginning of a new cycle! We will meet at the staircase at 8th Avenue and Lake Street … Continued
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Simchat Torah 12:00 am
Simchat Torah
Oct 17 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Office closed.
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Shabbat Service 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Services this Friday, October 21st at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Beth Singer with Cantor Arik Luck. To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the … Continued
Dara Horn – Friday Night Dinner and Discussion 7:30 pm
Dara Horn – Friday Night Dinner and Discussion
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Charles Michael Scholar-in-Residence WeekendDeep Dive into Dara Horn's latest book, People Love Dead Jews.Dinner and DiscussionFriday, October 21, 2022 – 7:30 – 9:00pmJoin us for a private dinner and discussion with author, Dara Horn. She … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (10/22/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (10/22/2022)
Oct 22 @ 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.
Saturday Morning Dara Horn – Maimonides and More 9:15 am
Saturday Morning Dara Horn – Maimonides and More
Oct 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am
Charles Michael Scholar-in-Residence WeekendDara Horn will use her book, Guide for the Perplexed, to teach about Maimonides and more. Saturday, October 22, 2022 – 9:15 – 10:00amDara Horn is the award-winning author of six books, including … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Juliet Sugar (Main) 9:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Juliet Sugar (Main)
Oct 22 @ 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 – Zoe Kaul (Main) 11:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Zoe Kaul (Main)
Oct 22 @ 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
In Conversation with Dara Horn. YA event 3:00 pm
In Conversation with Dara Horn. YA event
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
YALC is honored to host esteemed scholar and author Dara Horn in conversation of her recent, award-winning book People Love Dead Jews. Published in 2021, People Love Dead Jews is a series of essays in … Continued
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Contemporary Jewish Ethics 7:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Ethics
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Ethics: Examining Our World’s Issues from a Jewish PerspectiveCome 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 … Continued
Intro to Judaism – Fall 2022 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – Fall 2022
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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 … Continued
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Shabbat Service 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Services this Friday, October 28th at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris with Cantor Marsha Attie. To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (10/29/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (10/29/2022)
Oct 29 @ 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 – Shai Colvin (Meyer) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Shai Colvin (Meyer)
Oct 29 @ 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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Women of Emanu-El Presidio Hike 10:00 am
Women of Emanu-El Presidio Hike
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Women’s Group Presidio HikeSunday, October 30, 10:00 am to 11:30 am Join Temple Emanu-El women for a hike in The Presidio. We’ll meet outside the Temple Emanu-El Arguello Street entrance at 10:00 am with a … Continued
From Fauda to Shtisel: The Holy Land Goes to Hollywood 3:30 pm
From Fauda to Shtisel: The Holy Land Goes to Hollywood
Oct 30 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
From Fauda to Shtisel – The Holy Land Goes to Hollywood The Global Appeal of Israeli CinemaSunday, October 303:30-5:00 pmCongregation Emanu-ElMartin Meyer SanctuaryWhy have Israeli shows like “Fauda” and “Shtitsel” captivated audiences around the world? And, … 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.

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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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12:00 am - 11:59 pm | Office closed.

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