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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
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 we … 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
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 we … 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
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 we … 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 Limited 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 … 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
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 we … 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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8-12th Grade The Emanu-El Fellowship (TEF): Foundations Of A Moral Community

 

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Your child’s religious school education does NOT end with the B’nei Mitzvah, in fact, it is truly just beginning.We want YOUR TEEN to be an Emanu-El Fellow!

TEF is a five year program where our teens explore their Jewish identity, tradition, and history. They are challenged with contemporary ethical considerations through group study as well as service learning. Students reflect on their Jewish legacy in order to shape their future. The goal of TEF is to produce tomorrow’s Jewish leaders: dedicated and well informed individuals, prepared to encounter a modern, diverse society through a Jewish ethical lens.

Emanu-El Fellows participate in debate, hevruta study, family learning, special events and immersive travel opportunities which include LA, NYC and DC!

2020-2021 REGISTER HERE

2020-2021 TEF CALENDAR

  • At this time, the 8th-11th grade classes will meet on Sundays from 11 am-12 pm on Zoom
  • At this time, Grade 12th classes will meet on Tuesdays from 5-6 pm on Zoom

Grade 8

Tough Questions and Sacred Choices, taught by Rabbi Beth Singer and Rabbi Jason Rodich

2016 Beit TeShuvah webUsing the book, Tough Questions Jews Ask as a guide, this class will explore contemporary and controversial issues that not only affect our teens, but society as a whole, today. Guided by our ancient texts and traditions, students will look at issues of sexuality, war, death and dying, tattoos, bullying, messianic beliefs, abortion, and much more and see what Judaism has to say about all of it. This class encourages friendly debate and open and honest conversation.


Grade 9

9th Grade:  Politics and High Drama:  Israel through the Lens of the Eurovision Song Contest taught by Ilan Vitemberg, with two sessions on the Shoah (Holocaust) taught by Ariana Estoque

9th-grade-fam-ed-webWhy did the Israeli government almost fall three times because of a song competition?  What are the relationships between Donald Trump, Wonder Woman, China and Israel? Why do Israelis of all origins and walks of life jump into fountains in the main square of Tel Aviv at 3:00 am??!! The Eurovision Song Contest is the most watched live TV event in the world, yet, very few Americans know what it is all about.  In Israel, Eurovision is a big deal.    Students will get a closer and unique look look into Israel’s DNA and discover what makes this country tick.  The tension between the ultra orthodox and secular Jews, between Ashkenazi and Sepharadi Jews, between Arab Israelis and Jews come into play, alongside beautiful moments of unity,  as Israel, once a year,  chooses the song that represents it in this contest. 

 

Grade 10

Theology and American Jewry, taught by Rabbi Jonathan Singer

Brooklynweb1Grade 10 allows our students to ask, “What does it mean to be an American Jew or a Reform Jew for that matter?”  This class will attempt to answer these questions among others as students utilize the tools of Jewish texts, theology, and historical experience.  Often there will be more questions than answers-but that too is part of being a member of Am Yisrael – those who engage with and struggle with and embrace – God, holiness and hope!


Grade 11

Comparative Religions and Social Justice, taught by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris

SI-church-visit-11th-grade-2014-web11th grade students explore their own religious history as well as the other major religions of the world. This is very experiential year is filled with multiple field trips around the city; from the local Islamic Center to Saint Ignatius Cathedral to an Orthodox synagogue. Students will engage in deep discussions about Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. This journey will prepare them for their Confirmation/Graduation ceremony in 12th grade where they will publicly affirm their Jewish religious expression.


Grade 12

On The Map/Senior Seminar/ Confirmation, taught by Rabbi Ryan Bauer

12th-grade-confirmation-2014-webThe Senior year at Emanu-El truly allows our students to explore Jewish life beyond Emanu-El and San Francisco. Our graduating Fellows will have the opportunity to explore questions about God, Torah and Israel that they have been wrestling with throughout their Jewish educational experience.  They will look at Jewish life on campus; Hillel, AIPAC, Chabad, etc. They will also use the curriculum, On The Map, to explore the complexities of Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The final portion of the year, the students will shift their attention to the Confirmation/Graduation journey and ceremony. The students will study the evolution of Confirmation and its legacy within Reform Judaism and at Temple Emanu-El. Along with the clergy and the director of adolescent and adult education, the class will compile their Confirmation ceremony and declare their personal religious expression on the bima, tentatively scheduled for  Friday, May 21, 2021.

 

Questions? Contact Tori Starks, Teen Programs Manager, at [email protected]

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