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Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer (1/1/2022) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer (1/1/2022)
Jan 1 @ 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 – Jonah Schwarcz (Meyer) 10:45 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Jonah Schwarcz (Meyer)
Jan 1 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Service 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: This service … Continued
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Intro to Judaism – Winter 2022 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – Winter 2022
Jan 4 @ 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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Weekly Morning Minyan (Jan 5) 8:00 am
Weekly Morning Minyan (Jan 5)
Jan 5 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am
We are offering a weekly morning minyan for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here to navigate to our … Continued
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Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Manny Yekutiel – 1/7/2022 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Manny Yekutiel – 1/7/2022
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for Virtual Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, January 7th, at 6:00 pm! Please note, in response to the rapidly growing spread of Omicron, we are suspending in-person worship for the next few … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Beth Singer (1/8/2022) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Beth Singer (1/8/2022)
Jan 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Beth Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (1/8/22) 10:00 am
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (1/8/22)
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A Zoom seminar – " The Spiritual Teachings of the Sefat Emet".Text: The Language of Truth, trans. & ed. Arthur Green (Jewish Publication Society).Available in paperback on AmazonThe Sefat Emet is the pinnacle of Hasidic … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Eva Richey (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Eva Richey (Main)
Jan 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Service 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: This service will … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Ziv Metlitzky (Meyer) 10:45 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Ziv Metlitzky (Meyer)
Jan 8 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Service 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: This service … Continued
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Men’s Group – January 9, 2022 9:30 am
Men’s Group – January 9, 2022
Jan 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Gentlemen of the El, The first Men's Group gathering of 2022 is scheduled for 9:30 am – 11:00 am on Sunday, January 9th. Due to the rapid spread of Omicron, the January Men’s Group will meet virtually. We … Continued
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Weekly Morning Minyan (Jan 12) 8:00 am
Weekly Morning Minyan (Jan 12)
Jan 12 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am
We are offering a weekly morning minyan for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here to navigate to our … Continued
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MLK Commemoration Shabbat Service 6:00 pm
MLK Commemoration Shabbat Service
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In response to the rapidly growing spread of Omicron, we are suspending in-person Friday night worship for the next few weeks, including for the MLK Pulpit Exchange at both Emanu-El and Third Baptist Church. Our … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris (1/15/2022) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris (1/15/2022)
Jan 15 @ 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.
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (1/15/22) 10:00 am
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (1/15/22)
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A Zoom seminar – " The Spiritual Teachings of the Sefat Emet".Text: The Language of Truth, trans. & ed. Arthur Green (Jewish Publication Society).Available in paperback on AmazonThe Sefat Emet is the pinnacle of Hasidic … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – M. Zuercher and N. Coffman 10:45 am
Shabbat Morning Service – M. Zuercher and N. Coffman
Jan 15 @ 10:45 am – 12:30 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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MLK Commemoration Sunday Service 10:00 am
MLK Commemoration Sunday Service
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
In response to the rapidly growing spread of Omicron, we are suspending in-person Friday night worship for the next few weeks, including for the MLK Pulpit Exchange at both Emanu-El and Third Baptist Church. Our … Continued
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Weekly Morning Minyan (Jan 19) 8:00 am
Weekly Morning Minyan (Jan 19)
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am
We are offering a weekly morning minyan for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here to navigate to our … Continued
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Shabbat Service – (1/21/2022) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service – (1/21/2022)
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for Virtual Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, January 21st, at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Jason Rodich and Cantor Arik Luck in the Main Sanctuary.To best ensure we can provide a safe and … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer (1/22/2022) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer (1/22/2022)
Jan 22 @ 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 – Lucas Geller (Main) 9:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Lucas Geller (Main)
Jan 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
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (1/22/22) 10:00 am
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (1/22/22)
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A Zoom seminar – " The Spiritual Teachings of the Sefat Emet".Text: The Language of Truth, trans. & ed. Arthur Green (Jewish Publication Society).Available in paperback on AmazonThe Sefat Emet is the pinnacle of Hasidic … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Marc Chang (Main) 11:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Marc Chang (Main)
Jan 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
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Shabbat Service – (1/28/2022) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service – (1/28/2022)
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for Virtual Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, January 28th, 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 Sarah Joselow Parris (1/29/2022) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris (1/29/2022)
Jan 29 @ 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.
Shabbat Morning Service – M. Gassman and R. Imber Safdar 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – M. Gassman and R. Imber Safdar
Jan 29 @ 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 – Asher Ellis (Meyer) 10:45 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Asher Ellis (Meyer)
Jan 29 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 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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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 (Kesher/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 (Kesher/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.

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)

 

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

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