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Pre-Oneg (MMR) 6:00 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 11 @ 5:30 pm
 
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jul 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
 
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Side by Side July 2019 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side July 2019 Session
Jul 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side July 2019 Session
Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with their parent or caregiver by their side. Our Side by Side program is rich in Jewish … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jul 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:00 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jul 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service w/Roslyn Barak & Stephen Pearce 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service w/Roslyn Barak & Stephen Pearce
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This evening's Shabbat service will feature guest appearances by Senior Cantor Emerita, Roslyn Barak and Senior Rabbi Emeritus Stephen Pearce, who will both share the bima. Rabbi Beth Singer will lead the service. Thanks to … Continued
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-07-05 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-07-05
Jul 5 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children.  First Friday of the month, 6:15 p.m. in Guild Hall.  Mediterranean food will be provided.Adult Members – $20.00, Children ages 3-10 – $10.00, Non-member Adults – $24.00.Event Signup
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Cooking for Congregants – July 11, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – July 11, 2019
Jul 11 @ 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 four volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jul 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jul 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Germany Close Up founder, Dr. Dagmar Pruin to speak at our One Shabbat Service 6:00 pm
Germany Close Up founder, Dr. Dagmar Pruin to speak at our One Shabbat Service
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Germany Close Up founder, Dr. Dagmar Pruin to speak at our One Shabbat Service
Please join us as we welcome Dr. Dagmar Pruin at our One Shabbat service on July 12th. Dr. Pruin is a Protestant minister and founded Germany Close Up, a program that brings young adult Jews … Continued
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS)
Jul 12 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
YA Late Shabbat Oneg (GH) 9:45 pm
YA Late Shabbat Oneg (GH)
Jul 12 @ 9:45 pm – 11:00 pm
 
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Jul 13 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service (Chapel) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (Chapel)
Jul 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Single and Ready to Mingle at Dolores – July 13, 2019 3:00 pm
Single and Ready to Mingle at Dolores – July 13, 2019
Jul 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Spend an afternoon in sunny Dolores Park with other singles in the young adult community at Congregation Emanu-El. Eat some snacks, drink some drinks, and meet some great people. We’ll start off in the park … Continued
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SF Jewish Living Volunteer Event – July 21 2019 10:00 am
SF Jewish Living Volunteer Event – July 21 2019
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Come join us for a Sunday morning of connecting, learning, and bonding. YALC is partnering with the SF Jewish Elderly Home where we will be paired with an elder to learn about their life and … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – July 25, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – July 25, 2019
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Cooking for Congregants - July 25, 2019
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 four volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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Emanu-El welcomes our new team of Directors for Membership and Congregational Engagement

 

April 24, 2019

We are thrilled to announce a successful conclusion to our search for Emanu-El’s new team of Directors for Membership and Congregational Engagement.

Before sharing the exciting details, we owe tribute to Terry Kraus, who is retiring at the end of June. Please plan to attend the June 21 One Shabbat service where we will honor Terry, who has served the Jewish community as a synagogue administrator for more than 30 years, and enriched Emanu-El for over 16 years. She has fearlessly taken on the challenge of synagogue membership through a period of daunting attrition rates, ensuring the strength of Jewish community among countless people across the country. We all recognize Terry’s warm and welcoming spirit makes her the ultimate connector and ambassador. Of course, replacing Terry is not possible.

That is why Terry’s impending retirement motivated us to take a step back, assess and re-envision membership, engagement, communications and our marketing strategies. We worked with organizational consultants for nearly a year to conduct an in-depth assessment. The consultants recommended aligning the staffing structure so that we can most effectively carry out our mission and goals. The recommendation was to hire three director-level positions, one as a senior director overseeing two directors in charge of membership and engagement.

We formed an advisory committee that included clergy, senior staff, several members of our Board of Directors and lay leaders: Dale Boutiette, Dana Corvin, Alan Greinetz, Melissa Koenigsberg, Sasha Kovriga, Rachel Melman, Paula Pretlow, and Anna Weinstein. The group started the search for the most senior position, ultimately deciding to interview three excellent candidates.

The feedback from the advisory committee was nearly universal – each candidate possessed an irreplaceable piece of the member experience and engagement puzzle. We assumed that finding three leaders per the consultants’ recommendations would be a long process. However, we were lucky enough to find and hire all three candidates at once.

We are pleased to bring on board:

· Randi Fields, Senior Director of Membership and Engagement Operations

Randi is an experienced nonprofit executive with a background in communications and managing complex projects. Since 2011, Randi has been Director of the Jewish Coalition for Literacy.

· Ariana Estoque, Director of Member Experience

Unbelievably, Ariana has worked at Emanu-El for more than 20 years in various capacities but primarily education. Ariana has been the Director of Adolescent Education since 2005 and in 2014 she added Adult Education and Israel Action to her portfolio. Ariana welcomes this opportunity to shift her focus to membership.

· Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris, Director of Congregational Engagement

Rabbi Joselow Parris was ordained by the Los Angeles campus of Hebrew Union College and has a diverse background in education and community organizing. She is relocating to San Francisco from New York, where she has been the Senior Jewish Educator at Columbia/Barnard Hillel.

We could not have dreamed of assembling a finer team. We believe that Randi, Ariana and Rabbi Joselow Parris, in partnership with our clergy and professional staff are poised to help us transition to the next iteration of what it means to be part of a renowned synagogue. Over the next couple of years, we expect that the experience of joining, engaging and volunteering with Emanu-El will become more meaningful and relevant to the lives of our members, and the community as a whole. We anticipate Ariana making a gradual transition to her new role, Rabbi Joselow Parris is slated to start June 1, and Randi will officially begin June 24.

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have questions or would like additional information.

Sincerely,

David Goldman, Executive Director

Rabbi Beth Singer, Senior Rabbi

Rabbi Jonathan Singer, Senior Rabbi

Elena Gary, CFO

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