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First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Dec 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Dec 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service with Rabbi Pearce (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service with Rabbi Pearce (Main)
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service with Rabbi Pearce (Main)
Senior Rabbi, Emeritus Stephen S. Pearce will deliver this evening's sermon. 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 12-1-17 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 12-1-17
Dec 1 @ 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children.First Friday of the month, 6:15 p.m in Guild Hall. Thai food will be provided.Adult Members- $18.00, Children ages 3-10- $7.50, Non-member Adults- $22.00.Event Signup
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Dec 2 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Dec 2 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Erica Assang 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Erica Assang
Dec 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Sara Atkins 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Sara Atkins
Dec 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Cole Valley/Pac Hts. Havdalah 2017 6:30 pm
Cole Valley/Pac Hts. Havdalah 2017
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cole Valley/Pac Heights Neighborhood Havdalah on Saturday, December 2 at 6:30 PM. "Remember the Sabbath day to sanctify it," says the fourth of ten commandments. And Emanu-El in your Neighborhood plans to do just that as … Continued
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Annual Town Hall Meeting (MMS) 9:30 am
Annual Town Hall Meeting (MMS)
Dec 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Emanu-El’s 168th Annual Town Hall Meeting (MMS)Give your input on some of the opportunities and challenges we face as a Jewish community at Emanu-El, and about how we can improve our temple home. Our town … Continued
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Side by Side 9:30 am
Side by Side
Dec 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side
When registering below, please indicate that you will not be attending and register your child as your guest. Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with … Continued
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel)
Dec 5 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
The Tribe for Men’s Annual Chanukah Night Out 2017 7:00 pm
The Tribe for Men’s Annual Chanukah Night Out 2017
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join the Tribe for Men at our annual Chanukah Night Out. We will be eating pizza, playing poker, and giving gelt. And no, we didn’t forget about the onsite Bourbon! After registration, you will receive an email with … Continued
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Brown Bag December 2017 12:00 pm
Brown Bag December 2017
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join Congregation Emanu-El clergy for Brown Bag Wednesdays. On the first Wednesday of each month, bring your brown bag lunch to the temple library for engaging spiritual and cultural discussions. Noon – 1:00 pm.This time Senior … Continued
Limonata and Learning, December 2017 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, December 2017
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Join a member of our clergy for a special learning opportunity, Limonata and Learning, offered exclusively for our congregants in Marin. We will meet for happy hour at Book Passage in Corte Madera while discussing … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – December 7, 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – December 7, 2017
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led by congregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi, and congregant and chef Sari Swig. Together, up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
Side by Side 9:30 am
Side by Side
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side
When registering below, please indicate that you will not be attending and register your child as your guest. Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with … Continued
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Men’s Group – December 10th , 2017 9:30 am
Men’s Group – December 10th , 2017
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - December 10th , 2017
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. This … Continued
Advancing the Cause: Prager vs Elsner 3:00 pm
Advancing the Cause: Prager vs Elsner
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Advancing The Cause: The Left And Right Visions For American Jewry And IsraelDennis Prager in debate with Alan Elsner of J Street December 10, 3:00 – 5:00 pmPolitical polarization in the US has also spread … Continued
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Side by Side 9:30 am
Side by Side
Dec 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side
When registering below, please indicate that you will not be attending and register your child as your guest. Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with … Continued
It’s a Doc’s Lab Chanukah Happy Hour! 5:30 pm
It’s a Doc’s Lab Chanukah Happy Hour!
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
It's a Doc's Lab Chanukah Happy Hour!
It's a Doc's Lab Chanukah!No kids at home? Join us for some Chanukah fun! Let’s rekindle the days of the Barbary Coast & the Gold Rush as we step into living history. Boomers are invited … Continued
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel) 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel)
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – December 14, 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – December 14, 2017
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led by congregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi, and congregant and chef Sari Swig. Together, up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
Side by Side 9:30 am
Side by Side
Dec 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side
When registering below, please indicate that you will not be attending and register your child as your guest. Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with … Continued
Chanukah Pop Up Menorah Lighting (Marin) 6:00 pm
Chanukah Pop Up Menorah Lighting (Marin)
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Marin Chanukah Lighting 6:00 pm
Marin Chanukah Lighting
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please join in with us as celebrate with music, singing, candle lighting, & treats. We will gather by the elephant fountain inside the south end of the mall, near the inside-mall entrance to Barnes and Noble.
Noe Valley Chanukah Lighting 6:00 pm
Noe Valley Chanukah Lighting
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
New Location: Noe Valley Town Square – On the south side of 24th street between Sanchez and Vicksburg streets.   We will have a large menorah, music and treats. All are welcome! 
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Chanukah Party for Mishpacha families 5:00 pm
Chanukah Party for Mishpacha families
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chanukah Party for Mishpacha families at Emanu-El  5:00-6:00 PM  Join us for a special Chanukah-themed gathering at Congregation Emanu-El. There will be festive activities and snacks appropriate for your little ones. After the party, we invite you to stay for the 6:00 PM One Shabbat service and the dinner (pre-registration required) and magic show … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Dec 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Chanukah Celebration Dinner 12-15-17 7:15 pm
Chanukah Celebration Dinner 12-15-17
Dec 15 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
After our One Shabbat Chanukah Service, we will be having a beautiful dinner with latkes, dreidels, and fun, followed by a magic show led by Brian Scott for the whole family in Guild Hall. Registration … Continued
YA: 4th Crazy Night Chanukah Party with SHAMATi! 8:30 pm
YA: 4th Crazy Night Chanukah Party with SHAMATi!
Dec 15 @ 8:30 pm – Dec 16 @ 2:00 am
Join us for our fourth annual ‘crazy’ night of Chanukah at Brick and Mortar Music Hall (1710 Mission Street), where local Bay Area favorites SHAMATi (https://www.shamatimusic.com/) will be playing the night away! Come schmooze with Bay Area Jews, … Continued
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Side by Side 9:30 am
Side by Side
Dec 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side
When registering below, please indicate that you will not be attending and register your child as your guest. Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with … Continued
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel)
Dec 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
THE Book Club – December 2017 6:30 pm
THE Book Club – December 2017
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join this month's The Book Club with special guest Rabbi Jason Rodich! We will study the real story of Chanukah!Tuesday, December 19Hosted in a private home in San Francisco. Address provided upon registration. Congregant Cost: $10.00; … Continued
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Side by Side 9:30 am
Side by Side
Dec 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side
When registering below, please indicate that you will not be attending and register your child as your guest. Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with … Continued
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Emanu-El Driven to Care

Emanu-El Driven to Care

Yearly collection drives to support our local community

Share your bread with the hungry, and take the wretched poor into your home; when you see the naked, clothe them. (Isaiah 58:7)

In Judaism, the mitzvah of Tzedekah (giving to those in need) is not considered a good deed or a generous act—instead it is considered something that should be done simply because it is the right thing to do. At Emanu-El we want to help you achieve this goal through our partnerships with various local non-profit agencies who care for others during their time of need.  An easy way to do this is to donate specific items to our monthly collection drives featured on this page. Below are instructions on how you can participate.

How to help:

  1. View our wish-list below and drop off your donations at Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake Street, SF, Monday – Friday, 9 am-5 pm, or bring your donations with you to Shabbat services.

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  1. Make an online donation by using our Amazon wish-list (link in the featured drive section).

Guidelines:

Please only donate items of good quality and only items that you would either use yourself or give to a loved one. For our gently-used item drives, when donating please keep in mind that we are giving them to others to help them feel good, not because it is better than them having nothing.


Featured Collection Drive, November/December 2017: Toiletries for homeless men staying at Winter Interfaith Shelters

DONATE TOILETRIES FOR HOMELESS MEN IN SAN FRANCISCO WINTER INTERFAITH SHELTERS!

Next time you go to the dentist or you stay in a hotel, please ask for a donation of supplies to give to the homeless!  Every year, Congregation Emanu-El joins in the mitzvah of feeding the hungry by providing volunteers to shop, cook and serve dinner to over 100 homeless men for eight consecutive nights at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Before the night ends, we give each man a toiletry bag, filled with essential needs to stay clean such as shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, etc.  Drop your donation off in the bin in the Temple Main Office Foyer.   
Questions? Contact Rebecca Reiner at rreiner@emanuelsf.org or 415-751-2541 x170. Thank you for your support!


Don’t forget to save these items for monthly collection drives throughout the year:

August: School supplies for Back on Track
September: Non-perishable foods for the SF Food Bank
October: Child Halloween Costumes for Hamilton Families
November/December: Toiletries for Winter Interfaith Shelters
January: Multicultural books for the Jewish Coalition for Literacy
February: Warm coats & jackets for One Warm Coat


Year-round Collection Bins:

We have collection bins year-round at Emanu-El for both St. Anthony’s (clothes and household goods) and the San Francisco Food Bank (nonperishable foods).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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