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Men’s Group -July 1, 2021 5:30 pm
Men’s Group -July 1, 2021
Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with a member of the clergy. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community. On Thursday, July 1, you'll … Continued
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One Shabbat with Cantor Barak and Rabbi Pearce – (7/2/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat with Cantor Barak and Rabbi Pearce – (7/2/2021)
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, July 2nd, at 6:00 pm! Led by Rabbi Beth Singer with Cantor Emerita Roslyn Barak and sermon by Rabbi Stephen Pearce, in the Main Sanctuary.  In … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/3/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/3/2021)
Jul 3 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Weekday Evening Minyan (July 7) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (July 7)
Jul 7 @ 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.
Chuppah and Beyond Summer 2021 7:00 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Summer 2021
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Six Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pmJuly 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 25Are you an engaged or newly married couple? Then this series is meant for you. The Chuppah and Beyond program will help you build … Continued
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One Shabbat Service – (7/9/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (7/9/2021)
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, July 9th, at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbinical Student and Emanu-El Director of Education Leo Fuchs and Cantor Arik Luck in the Main Sanctuary.To best ensure … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 7/10/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 7/10/2021)
Jul 10 @ 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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Most Fun in A Cemetery (Sunday, July 11) Tour 1:00 pm
Most Fun in A Cemetery (Sunday, July 11) Tour
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
"The Most Fun You Will Ever Have In A Cemetery"Historical tour of Home of Peace Cemetery and Hills of EternityTwo options, limited 25 spots per session:Sunday, July 11 – 1:00pm (Register Here)OR Monday, July 19 – … Continued
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Weekday Evening Minyan (July 14) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (July 14)
Jul 14 @ 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 – (7/16/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (7/16/2021)
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, July 16th, at 6:00 pm! Led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris and Cantor Arik Luck in the Main Sanctuary. To best ensure we can provide a safe … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jason Rodich – 7/17/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jason Rodich – 7/17/2021)
Jul 17 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jason Rodich, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Young Adult Park Play Day 1:00 pm
Young Adult Park Play Day
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
After this past year, isn’t it time to PLAY? Bay Area 20s & 30s are invited to join in for an afternoon of sunshine and chill park games on July 18, 1pm-3pm. Time to break … Continued
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Most Fun in A Cemetery (Monday, July 19) Tour 1:00 pm
Most Fun in A Cemetery (Monday, July 19) Tour
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
"The Most Fun You Will Ever Have In A Cemetery"Historical tour of Home of Peace Cemetery and Hills of EternityLimited to 25 spots per session:Monday, July 19 – 1:00pm (Register Here)Join Emanu-El historian, Judi Leff, … Continued
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End of Life Planning: Be Prepared with Sinai Memorial Chapel 6:30 pm
End of Life Planning: Be Prepared with Sinai Memorial Chapel
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
End of Life Planning: How to be prepared with Sinai Memorial Chapelwith Rabbi Ryan BauerJoin us for this special program with Sinai Memorial Chapel and our own Rabbi Ryan Bauer. During the pandemic, it has … Continued
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Weekday Evening Minyan (July 21) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (July 21)
Jul 21 @ 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 (July 2021) 7:00 pm
Jews Of Color Gathering (July 2021)
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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
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One Shabbat Service – (7/23/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (7/23/2021)
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, July 23rd, at 6:00 pm! Led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Cantor Marsha Attie in the Main Sanctuary. To best ensure we can provide a safe and … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/24/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/24/2021)
Jul 24 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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One Shabbat Service – (7/30/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (7/30/2021)
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, July 30th, at 6:00 pm! Led by Rabbi Jason Rodich and Cantor Marsha Attie in the Main Sanctuary. To best ensure we can provide a safe and … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/31/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/31/2021)
Jul 31 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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2021-2022 YFE Registration information 

Temple membership for July 2021-June 2022 MUST be renewed first in order to register for YFE programs, please log in to MyEmanuEl

 

Welcome back to YFE in person! We’ve missed being together so much, and we can’t wait to be with you again!  

Even as we continue to develop safe and engaging options through the summer, we invite you to register now for YFE for the coming year.  Due to the social distancing guidelines during Covid, we have reevaluated our past practice of accepting all students and creating large classes.  To adhere to both the room capacity requirements for unvaccinated children as well as educational best practices, we will be limiting class sizes and may need to implement waiting lists.  Please reserve your children’s spots early!  We expect to guarantee an in-person learning spot for children who are registered by July 20. We will try to accommodate children who register after July 20 but cannot guarantee that there will be room.

YFE OVERVIEW 

Youth and Family Education (YFE) is where students and families come together as a community to ask and wrestle with life’s really big questions.  Our goals include: 

  • Actively reinventing deep Jewish education 
  • Establishing alternative Pathways to meet students’ interests and learning strengths 
  • Nurturing students to become joyful and literate Jewish adults who find meaning in their identity and their tradition 
  • Creating the space for children and families to feel that Emanu-El is their home; the place they go to find their people 
  • Fashioning opportunities for youth leadership in social action and social camaraderie 

YFE UP CLOSE

Preschool-Second Grade Kadimah (Kadimah means “forward”.  This is part of the outdoor pathway.) 

Kadimah is an engaging, weekly outdoor Jewish Learning program with an emphasis on the arts, kehillah and tikkun olam. Our inquiry-based, emergent curriculum model allows student voices and interests
to guide predetermined thematic investigations around Jewish rituals, practices, traditions, and holidays. This is a program that will be led through our Jewish explorations, with thoughtful guidance from Rabbi Sarah Parris, active partnership with families and will ultimately be inspired by the questions and curiosities of your children. Students will partner with community leaders, the Tzedek Council, participate in Hebrew Through Movement, explore the Presidio and help heal the world as future 21st-century mensches of the world.

Kindergarten-Fifth Grade Kesher (indoor) Classes

Inside the walls of Emanu-El, we will create a thriving learning community that students will look forward to all week long.  Each grade’s nurturing teams of teachers and madrichimot* (teen leaders) will guide children in fun and meaningful learning experiences, while always building a safe and supportive environment where different viewpoints will be accepted and explored.  The children will participate in a wide range of age-appropriate learning activities covering history, values, holidays, Israel, Torah, and more as they delve into and celebrate the richness of being Jewish in San Francisco in the 21st century.

*madrichimot is a nonbinary version of the words madrichim/madrichot inspired by the Nonbinary Hebrew Project. 

Third-Fifth Grade B’Hootz (B’hootz means “outside.” This is part of the outdoor pathway.) 

Wilderness Torah’s mission is to awaken and celebrate the earth-based traditions of Judaism and to nourish the connections between self, community, earth, and spirit.  We are pleased to partner with Wilderness Torah to offer the B’hootz pathway to small groups of 3rd-5th graders.The Wilderness Torah curriculum focuses on the following pillars: the Hebrew calendar, melachot (primitive skills) and Jewish practices and values.  B’hootz will meet weekly.  Please note that there is a 12 student maximum per cohort for this program.

Fourth and Fifth Grade (indoorBeit Midrash

In the Beit Midrash (academic) class, the approach will be text-based, taking deep dives into the content of prophets and Torah through research, discussion, and exploration of higher-level thinking questions.  The expectation is that the students want to explore the material in greater depth and show their learning using a variety of presentation methods. Students will build relationships through partner and group study.  If families are interested, there may be the possibility of ongoing research and/or a follow-up session during the week. 

Fourth and Fifth Grade (indoorNisayon

In the Nisayon (experiential) class, the content areas of prophets and Torah will be covered through group work, discussions, skits, game-based activities, art, and cooking/baking.  The students will have the opportunity to experience various learning modalities and to demonstrate their learning in many creative ways.  Building an atmosphere of acceptance, respect, teamwork, and fun will make these last years before the more rigorous B’nei Mitzvah preparations a memorable one for all the students in the class.

Sixth Grade

The sixth grade program focuses on three topic areas and integrates with students’ preparation to become B’nei Mitzvah: 1) Jewish textual sources including the three sections of the Hebrew Bible (Torah, Prophets and Writings), and major works of Oral Torah – Talmud and Midrash (seven weeks taught by instructor), 2) understanding of the prayer service (seven sessions taught by clergy) and 3) B’nei Mitzvah specific whole family instruction about, for example, the meaning of becoming B’nei Mitzvah and reading a Torah portion for meaning (seven sessions taught by clergy).

Seventh Grade

Students in seventh grade will participate in Mitzvah Corps – working in groups to cook, volunteer at St. Anthony’s, and other service projects.  In addition, students will meet weekly on Wednesdays to explore issues of Jewish identity and plan a philanthropic project as a group. 

 

Program Start Dates

Sunday Morning Program: Sunday, Sept 12

  • Preschool-2nd grade: Kadimah (outdoor pathway) 9 am – 1 pm
  • 3rd-5th grade: B’hootz (outdoor pathway) 9 am – 1 pm 
  • Kindergarten-5th grade Kesher (indoor pathway) 9 am – 11:45 am

Wednesday Afternoon Program: Wednesday, Sept 22: 4:00-6:30 pm

4th-7th Grade Hebrew Program

  • Sunday: Sept 12: 1-2 pm
  • Monday: Sept 13: 4:15-5:30 pm or 5:15-6:30 pm
  • Tuesday Marin: Sept 14: 3:30-4:30 pm or 4:45-5:45 pm
  • Thursday: Sept 16: 4:15-5:30 pm or 5:15-6:30 pm

8th – 12th Grade Emanu-El Fellowship Classes (TEF)

  • Opening session for ALL 8th & 10th grade students is Sunday, September 19 from 10:30 am –12:00 pm. Opening session for ALL 9th & 11th grade students is Sunday, September 26 from 10:30 am –12:00 pm. Opening session for ALL 12th grade students is TBD. All other 8th-11th classes will be held on alternate Sundays, 10:30 am –12:00 pm. 
  • MIT is our educational leadership training program for 8th graders wishing to work in YFE programs. Students in the MIT program participate every Sunday from 9:00-11:45 am. 

 

YFE Staff:  

LEO FUCHS: [email protected] (Design and vision)

NATALYA GOMES: [email protected] (Registration, fee reductions, campership, login errors)

FLORA KUPFERMAN: [email protected] (Special needs, new family questions/information)

SHANAH KUSHNER: [email protected] (Hebrew program, B’Hootz questions/information, class changes)

SARAH SQUARSINO OVERTON: [email protected] (Kadimah questions/informationcurriculum)

LAUREN SCHULLER: [email protected] (B’nei Mitzvah questions/information)

TORI STARKS: [email protected] (TEF 6-12th grade questions/information)

Make a gift in honor of Emanu-El’s Youth and Family Education program 

Youth and Family Education  
Two Lake Street, San Francisco, CA 94118 
Telephone: (415) 751-2535   Fax: (415) 751-2511 

 

Relive the fun of YFE in the days of COVID! For a limited time only, click on the video below to watch the hilarious Jewvengers short film. You won’t regret it! 

 

 

 

 

 

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