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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group (December 2) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group (December 2)
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Arik Luck (December 2) 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Arik Luck (December 2)
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Arik Luck (December 2)
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
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The Book of Life Project (December 3) 4:00 pm
The Book of Life Project (December 3)
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Book of Life Project (December 3)
Join Rabbis Sydney Mintz, Matthew Gewirtz and Yoshi Zweiback as we gather together coast to coast to write ourselves into our own Book of Life. Rosh Hashanah may be 10 months away, but it is … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group (December 4) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group (December 4)
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
One Shabbat Service (12/4/2020) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (12/4/2020)
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Arik Luck. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 12/5/2020) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 12/5/2020)
Dec 5 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Virtual Chanukah Candle Lighting + Mixology (Young Adult) 5:45 pm
Virtual Chanukah Candle Lighting + Mixology (Young Adult)
Dec 11 @ 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm
On the second night of Chanukah (December 11, 5:45pm), join YALC and clergy as we begin our weekend together with a 15-minute Chanukah + Shabbat gathering. Bring your menorahs, candles, wine, challah (or whatever carb … Continued
One Shabbat – Chanukah Service 6:00 pm
One Shabbat – Chanukah Service
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The flames of the Chanukah menorah are a symbol of Jewish identity and continuity. We light the menorah for eight days to remember the miracle of the human spirit, honor the light of rededication and the Maccabees who … Continued
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Torah Study (with Sarah Joselow Parris – 12/12/2020) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Sarah Joselow Parris – 12/12/2020)
Dec 12 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Chanukah: Festival of Tail-Lights 4:30 pm
Chanukah: Festival of Tail-Lights
Dec 15 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
 
Chanukah Candle-Lighting at Emanu-El 5:45 pm
Chanukah Candle-Lighting at Emanu-El
Dec 15 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
As one of the most popular Jewish symbols in existence today, the menorah stands for light, wisdom, and divine inspiration. This holiday season, we are connecting members to our beautiful sacred space for a series of … Continued
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Holiday Cards for Incarcerated Members of LGBTQ+ Community 6:00 pm
Holiday Cards for Incarcerated Members of LGBTQ+ Community
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The holiday season can be a difficult and isolating time for those who are currently incarcerated. In particular, incarcerated LGBTQ+ people often don’t have loved ones on the outside who reach out to them during … Continued
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Book of Life (December 17) 4:00 pm
Book of Life (December 17)
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Book of Life (December 17)
Join Rabbis Sydney Mintz, Matthew Gewirtz and Yoshi Zweiback as we gather together coast to coast to write ourselves into our own Book of Life. Rosh Hashanah may be 10 months away, but it is … Continued
Connecting Cultures Through Chanukah 7:00 pm
Connecting Cultures Through Chanukah
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for the eighth night of Chanukah with a celebration that interweaves culture, community, and storytelling! We are partnering with Inon Tzadok–the visionary behind the Middle Eastern marketplace, Shuk Shuka–to create a virtual global culinary tour … Continued
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One Shabbat Service (12/18/2020) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (12/18/2020)
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris and Cantor Arik Luck. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to … Continued
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Torah on Tap: Chinese Food + Jewish Christmas with Reb Syd 6:00 pm
Torah on Tap: Chinese Food + Jewish Christmas with Reb Syd
Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Young Adults are invited to take an hour during Erev Christmas Eve to be lifted up by Torah learning to get you through to 2021.  Bring your Chinese Food or a bissel Egg Nog as … Continued
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Temple Offices closed
Temple Offices closed
Dec 24 2020 – Jan 3 2021 all-day
 
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One Shabbat Service (12/25/2020) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (12/25/2020)
Dec 25 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Beth Singer and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. … Continued
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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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