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Weekday Evening Minyan (February 3) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (February 3)
Feb 3 @ 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.
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (February 3) 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (February 3)
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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Beauty of What Remains: Rabbi Steve Leder 7:00 pm
Beauty of What Remains: Rabbi Steve Leder
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A conversation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Rabbi Steve Leder on his new book, The Beauty of What Remains: How Our Greatest Fear Becomes our Greatest Gift  Thursday, February 4, via Zoom at 7:00pmAs the head … Continued
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One Shabbat Service (2/05/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (2/05/2021)
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Jonathan 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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Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris – 2/06/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris – 2/06/2021)
Feb 6 @ 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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Weekday Evening Minyan (February 10) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (February 10)
Feb 10 @ 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.
Men’s Group Virtual Gathering – February 10 2021 5:30 pm
Men’s Group Virtual Gathering – February 10 2021
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize with each other and discuss a topic of import with Rabbi Jonathan. Join me for happy hour this month at 5:30 pm on February 10th … Continued
Resiliency Series: Becoming Teachers to our Children (2/10/2021) 7:00 pm
Resiliency Series: Becoming Teachers to our Children (2/10/2021)
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Childcare and Becoming Teachers to our Children  Led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris and Early Childhood Education Director Nika Greenberg, M.Ed., and co-facilitated by Dana Blum, Senior Director, Bay Area, Common Sense Media  This program is for parents and grandparents, who want to … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (February 10) 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (February 10)
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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Feb Young Adult Candle Lighting 5:45 pm
Feb Young Adult Candle Lighting
Feb 12 @ 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Let’s bring in the Shabbat light together as a community in a quick 15-minute Zoom call. Bring your candles, wine, and challah (or whatever carb you’ve got laying around) – see you there!Make sure to … Continued
One Shabbat Service (2/12/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (2/12/2021)
Feb 12 @ 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 – 2/13/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 2/13/2021)
Feb 13 @ 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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Young Adult Mixology 4.0 11:30 am
Young Adult Mixology 4.0
Feb 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
This Valentine's Day (Sunday, February 14) we are switching up the Mixology energy with a brunch edition featuring classic beverages with your favorite YALC hosts! Once we've had a few sips to loosen up, stick … Continued
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Weekday Evening Minyan (February 17) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (February 17)
Feb 17 @ 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.
Resiliency Series: Supporting Your School Age Child and Adolescent (2/17/2021) 7:00 pm
Resiliency Series: Supporting Your School Age Child and Adolescent (2/17/2021)
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Supporting Your School Age Child and Adolescent Through the Pandemic   Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Marjorie Swig, MS/LMFT  This program is intended primarily for parents and grandparents of school-age children and adolescents. Together, Rabbi Bauer and Marjorie … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (February 17) 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (February 17)
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
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L’Chaim: A Taste of Israeli Wines (SOLD OUT) 6:30 pm
L’Chaim: A Taste of Israeli Wines (SOLD OUT)
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
L’CHAIM: A Taste of Israeli Wines Thursday, February 18, 6:30pm Zoom event with Sommelier, Evan Hufford Registration Required by February 11 to obtain wines for pick up at Congregation Emanu-El $65 per member, which includes … Continued
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One Shabbat Service (2/19/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (2/19/2021)
Feb 19 @ 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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Torah Study (with Rabbi Beth Singer – 2/20/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Beth Singer – 2/20/2021)
Feb 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Beth Singer followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Purim Music and Mixology 7:00 pm
Purim Music and Mixology
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Purim invites us to mix things up, be a little sideways, and dive into the absurd head first. Jhos Singer is a Maggid, a musician and a mixologist, which means he is the perfect guy … Continued
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Weekday Evening Minyan (February 24) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (February 24)
Feb 24 @ 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.
Purim Car-nival and Canned Food Donation 6:00 pm
Purim Car-nival and Canned Food Donation
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Throw on a costume (entirely optional), grab a bag of canned food to donate, and join us at the “Palace Gates of Shushan” (aka the front of Emanu-El) for a lively drive-through celebration. On Purim, … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (February 24) 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (February 24)
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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The Whole Megillah: A Reading For Adults 6:00 pm
The Whole Megillah: A Reading For Adults
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
On Erev Purim, gather for lively discussion and the opportunity to imbibe until you can’t tell the difference between Mordechai and Haman, as we journey through the entire Megillah. The book of Esther is about … Continued
Torah on Tap: Purim Edition! (Young Adult) 6:00 pm
Torah on Tap: Purim Edition! (Young Adult)
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Torah on Tap: Purim Edition on Thursday, Feb 25th at 6pmPurim in a nutshell: they tried to kill us, we survived, let’s party!  This Purim, the Young Adult Community invites you to join as Rabbi Rodich … Continued
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One Shabbat Service (2/26/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (2/26/2021)
Feb 26 @ 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 Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 2/27/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 2/27/2021)
Feb 27 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Beth Singer followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Unity Group: Mass Incarceration — What You Can Do About It 1:00 pm
Unity Group: Mass Incarceration — What You Can Do About It
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
With increasing numbers of people being sent to jail and to prison, the San Francisco Black-Jewish (and Allies) Unity Group wants to encourage conversations leading people to challenge the American mass incarceration criminal justice system. … Continued
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Pre-Kindergarten

Our Pre-Kindergarten program is for children ages 4 to 5 years old who are preparing to enter Kindergarten. We offer a well-rounded program that includes teacher-directed curriculum and child-directed work time in both large and small groups. The focus is on activities to help prepare your child to learn in a more structured, elementary classroom environment.

Read more about Pre-K Curriculum.

Hours

Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
Extended care available from 8:00 am to 5:50 pm (Full Day or in 3 afternoon segments) September through May

Sample Schedule

A typical day in a Pre-K classroom

8:30 am Arrival: Children are brought into their Pre-K classrooms.
8:30-9:05 am Table Toys:  A short activity time in which children choose from teacher selected activities.
9:10-9:25 am Circle Time:  Children gather on the rug for a greeting time and a variety of activities: a review of the calendar and weather, a sharing time, singing and movement, and a discussion of the day’s schedule.
9:30-10:00 am Outside Time on the Courtyard:  The children spend time outside in the courtyard and side yard engaged in climbing, sliding, riding tricycles, ball playing, imaginative play, art, gardening, or woodworking.
10:05-10:20 am Group Bathroom Check and Drinking Fountain Stop
10:20-10:45 am Small Group Time:  A teacher-directed structured time dealing with curriculum topics, active learning by the children on specific skills, oral story reading, and movement activities.
10: 50-11:50 am Work Time:  A child-directed activity time in which children choose from the various centers in the two classrooms. The centers offer many materials for the child to explore and manipulate. The activities include art, manipulatives, blocks and dramatic play equipment, science and nature materials, music, cooking, woodworking, a writing center, sand/water tables, a book and listening center, as well as a table for a nutritious snack.
12:00-12:30 pm Outside Time on the Courtyard: A second outside time for the child.
12:40-1:10 pm Lunch Time: Children sit at tables with a teacher and have lunch.
1:10-1:25 pm Closing and Story Time:  Children gather for oral reading from a book and a review of the day’s events.
1:30 pm Dismissal or move to Afternoon (or Full Day) Extended Care Programming
3:30 pm Afternoon Activity Pickup (or earlier)
5:50 pm (5:30 pm Fridays) Last Pickup (or earlier)

Additional Programming:

Creative Movement: Our creative movement and music specialist meets with the children each week and provides them with the opportunity to explore body movement, music, and rhythmic activities in order to encourage the development of large motor skills. We do not have combined work time on these days.

Shabbat: Each Friday we have a Shabbat celebration in the Pre-Kindergarten. On specified Fridays parents are invited to join us for Visitor’s Shabbat as we light the candles, eat challah, and join in a joyous time together at the close of each week.

Share Day: Each Wednesday two children take a turn to share an item from home. It can be a toy, book, or anything that is meaningful to them. They talk about their item then the other children take turns asking them questions.

Park Days: Later in the year when the children are ready for more physical challenges than the Courtyard can provide, we walk or take the bus to local playgrounds.

Adventure TK

Temple Emanu-El Preschool is thrilled to bring you Adventure TK, a program designed specifically for children who will be turning five in the fall of 2015. Together with expert teachers, kids will learn through experience as they explore the Presidio, Golden Gate Park and local museums with a focus on Jewish culture and values.

Sample daily schedule:

8:30 am Drop-off at Temple Emanu-El
9:00 – 11:30 am Adventures inspired by Jewish culture and values and the children’s interests
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Return to the Temple and have lunch
12:30 – 1:00 pm Outdoor Play
1:00 – 3:30 pm Project work in a traditional classroom

With a low staff to child ratio of one teacher to five children, this program offers kids the chance to learn through play with a focus on social-emotional readiness for kindergarten. Our staffing team features specialists in experiential, Judaic and kingergarten education creating an exemplary team to support each child.

Through inquiry-based curriculum, children and teachers use the project approach to shape learning as children identify questions to answer and problems to solve. This is an exciting opportunity for families to join us as we bring this exciting program to the community!  Interested?  Contact:

Heather Mendelsohn Posner
Director of Early Childhood Education
T: 415.750.7549

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