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Baby Groups with Mimi! – Zoom 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi! – Zoom
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Baby Groups with Mimi! Mimi will introduce your little one to Jewish stories, songs, puppets, dancing and the important weekly rituals of Shabbat. Zoom
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The Book of Life Project – Writing Your Own Book of Life in this Significant Time – Zoom 10:00 am
The Book of Life Project – Writing Your Own Book of Life in this Significant Time – Zoom
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The Book of Life Project – Writing Your Own Book of Life in this Significant Time. Join Rabbis Sydney Mintz; Yoshi Zweiback, Sr. Rabbi, Stephen S. Wise Temple in LA; and Matthew Gewritz, Sr. Rabbi, B’nai … Continued
Cantor’s Class: Reminiscing on Shalom Rav – Zoom 12:00 pm
Cantor’s Class: Reminiscing on Shalom Rav – Zoom
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cantor’s Class: Reminiscing on Shalom Rav, with Cantor Arik Luck and Special guest Cantor Katie Oringel. Cantors Luck and Oringel will explore the origins of this beautiful piece of Hebrew liturgy and share some of their favorite … Continued
Soothe Your Soul with A Moment of Music with Cantor Attie – Facebook Live 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul with A Moment of Music with Cantor Attie – Facebook Live
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul with A Moment of Music with Cantor Attie. Facebook Live.
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Baby Groups with Mimi! – Zoom 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi! – Zoom
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Baby Groups with Mimi! Mimi will introduce your little one to Jewish stories, songs, puppets, dancing and the important weekly rituals of Shabbat. Zoom
Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Jonathan and Cantor Luck – Facebook Live 6:00 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Jonathan and Cantor Luck – Facebook Live
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Jonathan and Cantor Luck. To follow along with prayers, click here for a free online Mishkan T’Fillah prayer book. Facebook Live and Zoom.
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Torah Study – Rabbi Jonathan Singer – Zoom 9:15 am
Torah Study – Rabbi Jonathan Singer – Zoom
Apr 4 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan, followed by Mourner’s Kaddish and a Healing Prayer. Zoom. 
Havdalah with Rabbi Mintz and Cantor Attie on Zoom and Facebook Live 8:30 pm
Havdalah with Rabbi Mintz and Cantor Attie on Zoom and Facebook Live
Apr 4 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Havdalah with Rabbi Mintz and Cantor Attie, Facebook Live and Zoom.
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Men’s Group virtually – April 5, 2020 9:30 am
Men’s Group virtually – April 5, 2020
Apr 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with a member of the clergy at a private home. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community. Our … Continued
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Baby Groups with Mimi! – Zoom 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi! – Zoom
Apr 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Baby Groups with Mimi! Mimi will introduce your little one to Jewish stories, songs, puppets, dancing and the important weekly rituals of Shabbat. Zoom
Getting a head start on the Passover Seder – Zoom 1:00 pm
Getting a head start on the Passover Seder – Zoom
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Rabbi Kushner will lead three Monday (this is the third) sessions about Passover, via Zoom, beginning on March 23 on how to celebrate what may be one one of the most memorable Seders in Jewish … Continued
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2nd Night Adult Seder 5:30 pm
2nd Night Adult Seder
Apr 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
2nd Night Adult Seder, led by Rabbi Jonathan and Cantor Attie. We will sing, discuss, and celebrate together. Have a seder plate nosh in front of you as we cover parts of the Haggadah and enjoy songs and … Continued
Adult Passover Zoom Seder 5:30 pm
Adult Passover Zoom Seder
Apr 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us on the second night of Passover for an Adult Focused Zoom Seder led by Rabbi Jonathan and Cantor Attie. On Zoom we will sing, discuss, and celebrate with a Haggadah guide on screen. … Continued
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Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Mintz, Rabbi Rodich and Cantor Attie 6:00 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Mintz, Rabbi Rodich and Cantor Attie
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Mintz, Rabbi Rodich, and Cantor Attie. To follow along with prayers, click here for a free online Mishkan T’Fillah prayer book. Stay tune for the Zoom link. Also to be featured on Facebook … Continued
Young Adult Virtual Community Shabbat Passover Dinners – Facebook Live 7:30 pm
Young Adult Virtual Community Shabbat Passover Dinners – Facebook Live
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Young Adult Virtual Community Shabbat Passover Dinners – Inviting all Jewish young adults from around the Bay Area to come together for intimate Shabbat Passover dinners – between 5 and 7 people – for virtual conversations … Continued
Young Adult Late Shabbat – Facebook Live 8:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat – Facebook Live
Apr 10 @ 8:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat with Rabbi Mintz, Rabbi Rodich and Cantor Attie. Facebook Live.
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Torah Study – Rabbi Jonathan Singer – Zoom 9:15 am
Torah Study – Rabbi Jonathan Singer – Zoom
Apr 11 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan, followed by Mourner’s Kaddish and Healing Prayer. Zoom.  
Havdalah with Rabbi Rodich – Facebook Live and Zoom 8:00 pm
Havdalah with Rabbi Rodich – Facebook Live and Zoom
Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Havdalah with Rabbi Rodich. Facebook Live and Zoom.
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Women’s Passover Gathering: Reflections and Remembering in the Time of COVID – Zoom 7:00 pm
Women’s Passover Gathering: Reflections and Remembering in the Time of COVID – Zoom
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Rabbi Beth Singer, Cantor Marsha Attie, and Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris for a conversation about Passover traditions and how they translated to our new virtually-connected reality. All Emanu-El woman-identifying congregants are invited to join … Continued
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Passover Yizkor Observance 4:00 pm
Passover Yizkor Observance
Apr 15 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for a Zoom Yizkor observance at the end of Passover. The service itself is brief, musical and heartfelt, with an opportunity for you to focus on where you are right now with that … Continued
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April 2020 YFE Family Shabbat Dinner 7:00 pm
April 2020 YFE Family Shabbat Dinner
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for our April YFE Family Shabbat Dinner! Our April Shabbat is being co-planned by the Tzedek Council’s new Family Tzedek committee, which is working to infuse the Jewish value of tikkun olam into … Continued
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Aaron David Miller – Superpower of Superlost? 3:30 pm
Aaron David Miller – Superpower of Superlost?
Apr 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Superpower or Superlost? The US Role in the Middle East in the Ear of Trump: US Strategic Interests and Prospects Going ForwardWith Former State Department Negotiator, Aaron David Miller America  confronts a broken, angry dysfunctional Middle … Continued
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Intro to Judaism – Spring 2020 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – Spring 2020
Apr 21 @ 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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Tribe for Women Mahjong Night 6:00 pm
Tribe for Women Mahjong Night
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Back by popular demand, Congregation Emanu-El’s Tribe for Women is invited to join together for a great evening of desserts, drinks, and Mahjong on Wednesday, April 22, at 6pm! There will be tables for social … Continued
Chuppah and Beyond Spring 2020 7:00 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Spring 2020
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CHUPPAH AND BEYOND: MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT FOR ENGAGED AND NEWLY MARRIED COUPLES*WEDNESDAY EVENINGS—APRIL 22-MAY 27—7-9pm*The first week of May, class will be held on TUESDAY, May 5 instead of Wednesday, May 6. All other classes will … Continued
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Torah Study – Rabbi Jonathan Singer – Online Only, TBD 9:15 am
Torah Study – Rabbi Kushner – Online Only, TBD 9:15 am
Torah Study – Rabbi Kushner – Online Only, TBD
Apr 25 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Hasidic Masters on the Parasha
April Saturday Morning Kids Shabbat Service – TBD 10:00 am
April Saturday Morning Kids Shabbat Service – TBD
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Please join us for a Saturday Morning Kids Shabbat service for families with children ages 5 and under! This event is in partnership with Jewish Baby Network. Event Signup
Shabbat Morning Service – TBD 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – TBD
Apr 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Service – TBD 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – TBD
Apr 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
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Max Czollek – Contemporary Jewish Thought In Germany 7:00 pm
Max Czollek – Contemporary Jewish Thought In Germany
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Thought and the Construction of a New Germany – Why the Past is Not The Past. With Max Czollek, acclaimed German poet and bestselling author Wednesday, April 29 7:00pm Rinder Chapel  There is the saying in Germany that … Continued
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YFE – A Place for Parents

We are always inspired by the families that prioritize Jewish life and learning by registering their children for Sunday and Wednesday YFE. Moms who make time in their busy schedules to get kids to weekday Hebrew classes and meetings with clergy and dads who make sweet potato latkes for Chanukah. But as the school year starts to pick up speed after the High Holidays, let’s also remember all of the YFE programs and opportunities especially for parents. Emanu-El is second home for your whole family and YFE has many places for parents to plug in beyond being chafeurs and cheerleaders!

Parents’ Place – NEW this year! Come visit the Main Foyer on Sunday mornings to find fresh coffee, tables for socializing, and wifi for maybe squeezing in a little work while your kids are in YFE. Sunday mornings may be a good time to go for a run or check out the farmer’s market, but why not stop by here before and after to see which of your fellow CEE members might join you!

YFE Shabbat Dinners – NEW this year! On the third Friday of each month (starting in November) we welcome all families with children in grades 1-6 to join us for Shabbat services and a communal family differ afterwards. This has long been a lively tradition for preschool families that people have been asking to extend to older families. What’s a better way to end the work week than to skip making dinner yourself, but instead gather together with friends, take a deep breath for song and centering, and a enjoying a delicious catered meal with wine and childcare! Pre-oneg at 5:30p, service at 6:00p (with a separate sermon/story for adults and kids), and dinner at 6:45pm. Register here for our first YFE Shabbat on November 15th:

Hebrew Naming – Every Jewish child has a birthright to a Hebrew name, something that can connect them to a family member that has passed, that they can use when traveling to Israel, and when they are on the bima as they become Bar or Bat Mitzvah. And choosing a name should be a fun, creative and meaningful task, not rushed nor puzzling. Join us for our 2nd Annual YFE Hebrew Names workshop for parents with Rabbi Beth on Oct 27th (Sunday, 9:30-11:00am)! This time is a great opportunity to connect with other parents, engage in stimulating adult learning with a rabbi, and to assist you with choosing the perfect Hebrew name for your child(ren) if you haven’t already. Then you will be ready to join us for a special Hebrew naming ceremony with your child(ren), bringing them one step closer to their roots and personal Jewish identity.

Orientation Days – For the second year in a row, on the first Sunday, Wednesday, and Saturday of each YFE year, we invite parents to stay with us to connect with each other, teachers and staff, and the goals of the program. Highlighting curriculum content, logistics, and relationships, it has become an essential way to kick off the start of each year.

Shabbat Experience – In grades K-5, Emanu-El families have many options for Jewish learning (Sunday mornings, Wednesday afternoons, Jewish Day Schools, and private tutors). In 6th grade we bring these divided tribes back together as one community for monthly Shabbat celebration and learning. With great intention and purpose, these Saturday morning programs are for students and adult family members to participate in together.  While some may think middle school is when children need to grow more independent from their adults, both modern research and our great tradition shows that it is a crucial time for parents to find new ways to connect with their maturing tweens. In part, because they are already or just on the verge of facing intense new social pressure and value judgements at their school and in the world. But just as importantly, as they dive deeper into their B’nei Mitzvah preparations, this is a nature age for questioning, challenging, and procrastinating! Once a month, this becomes a key example they should see as not being “sent” to temple, but “doing something valuable together”.

4th & 6th Grade Family Retreats – Shabbat is the day we celebrate by putting aside all the things the distract us from our connections to spirit and our best selves. We slow down, we don’t work, we don’t create or destroy. In this special space, we take care of ourselves and open up. It makes perfect sense that a weekend retreat, in which we leave our daily routines and homes and distractions, and settle in to a beautiful, natural setting with community, magnifies all the best parts of ourselves, our community and Shabbat! As with the 6th Grade Shabbat Experience program, this isn’t something students are sent to do on their own, but the whole family engages in together.  So many connections between parents were made last year, they insisted “Why did we wait so long?! This should really happen earlier, like when our kids are starting their Bnei Mitzvah preparations!” And so, for the first time, this year 4th grade families will be joining the 6th grade families in the fun on Oct 25-27 at Westminster Woods in Occidental, CA. If you haven’t already, register today!

Family Days – Every grade has two Sundays a year (one in Fall and one in Spring) designed to facilitate a shared learning experience between you and your child. In many cases, there is time dedicated for adult-level learning with a rabbi first (and a chance to make meaningful connections with other parents in your child’s grade) before diving into a project with your student. These special mornings help bring insight into what your child is learning in class and create an invaluable opportunity to personalize our curriculum to your family’s personal experiences and values. You can always find the dates for your grade’s Family Days on our online calendar: https://www.emanuelsf.org/learning/youth-and-family/calendar/

 

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2nd Night Adult Seder

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | 2nd Night Adult Seder, led by Rabbi Jonathan and Cantor Attie. We…

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