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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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Youth and Family Education Staff and Faculty

YFE Acting Director
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YFE Acting Director

Flora Kupferman grew up at Emanu-El  and started teaching Sunday School here in 1987.  Over the years, she added time in our Hebrew program and became a full-time staff member in 2010. She has also worked at the Bureau of Jewish Education, now Jewish LearningWorks, where she founded and ran the camp weekend for children with special needs and their families.  She holds a degree in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley and teaching credentials from San Francisco State.  Flora is very proud of her daughters, Elana and Shoshie, and also enjoys cooking, baking, spending time with her dogs, and rooting for the Giants.

YFE Assistant Director

YFE School Coordinator

Teen Program Manager
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Teen Program Manager

Ariana is a San Francisco native and grew up at Congregation Emanu-El (bat mitzvah in 1991, Confirmation in 1993). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s in Education with a focus in Jewish Studies, both from San Francisco State University. Ariana received a certificate in Jewish Service Learning from the Jewish LearningWorks and San Francisco State University in 2007.  In 2011, Ariana co-wrote a Jewish Service Learning Manual for Early Childhood Education, which won the Union for Reform Judaism’s Epstein Communicate Award. She is also the recipient of 2012 Helen Diller Award For Excellence in Jewish Education for Congregational Schools. Ariana ran the Community of Practice for Teen Educators for two years and is currently in her seventh year as a Tauber Holocaust Educator Fellow. In her free time, Ariana loves going to the beach with her husband and three children.

B'nei Mitzvah Coordinator and Assistant to Cantors Marsha Attie and Arik Luck

Jonathan Bayer

Jewish Music Educator/ Teacher: 6th/7th Grade

Judaic Arts Education Coordinator

Alicia Ginsberg

Teacher: Preschool/Kindergarten GAN Sunday

Susan Aronow

Teacher: 1st grade Sunday, 1st/2nd grade Wednesday

Ronit Dagan

Teacher: 2nd grade Sunday

Shayna Lesovoy

Teacher: 3rd grade Sunday Alef

Marilyn Hoffman

Teacher: 3rd/4th grade Wednesday

Seth Feldman

Teacher: 5th grade Nisayon (Experiential)

Mike Spinrad

Teacher: 5th grade Beit Midrash (Academic)

Yonatan Melamed

Teacher: 6th/7th grade

Ziva Trau

Teacher: 6th/7th grade

Ilan Vitemberg

TEF Teacher: 9th grade