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Weekly Morning Minyan (Sept 1) 8:00 am
Weekly Morning Minyan (Sept 1)
Sep 1 @ 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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One Shabbat Service – (9/3/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (9/3/2021)
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, September 3rd, at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris and Cantor Marsha Attie with a sermon by Rabbi Stephen Pearce in the Main Sanctuary.To … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 9/4/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 9/4/2021)
Sep 4 @ 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 Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
Sep 4 @ 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 – Isabella Greenberg (Meyer) 10:45 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Isabella Greenberg (Meyer)
Sep 4 @ 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
Shabbat Morning Service – Laia Trachtenberg (Main) 11:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Laia Trachtenberg (Main)
Sep 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 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: All services will … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Portia Kadlecek (Main) 1:30 pm
Shabbat Morning Service – Portia Kadlecek (Main)
Sep 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 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
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HHD 2021 – The Tribe for Men: Mikvah in the Ocean at Dawn 5:45 am
HHD 2021 – The Tribe for Men: Mikvah in the Ocean at Dawn
Sep 5 @ 5:45 am – 8:00 am
The High Holy Days are a time where we open ourselves up and look deep inside our souls to examine who we have been and who we want to be. Have we accomplished all we … Continued
HHD 2021 – The Tribe for Men: Mikvah in the Ocean at Dawn 6:00 am
HHD 2021 – The Tribe for Men: Mikvah in the Ocean at Dawn
Sep 5 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 am
The High Holy Days are a time where we open ourselves up and look deep inside our souls to examine who we have been and who we want to be. Have we accomplished all we … Continued
HHD 2021 – Women’s Mikvah with Rabbi Mintz 8:30 am
HHD 2021 – Women’s Mikvah with Rabbi Mintz
Sep 5 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
The High Holy Days are a time where we open ourselves up and look deep inside our souls to examine who we have been and who we want to be. Have we accomplished all we … Continued
HHD 2021 – All Gender Mikvah with Rabbi Mintz & Cantor Attie 9:30 am
HHD 2021 – All Gender Mikvah with Rabbi Mintz & Cantor Attie
Sep 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
The High Holy Days are a time where we open ourselves up and look deep inside our souls to examine who we have been and who we want to be. Have we accomplished all we … Continued
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HHD 2021 – Erev Rosh HaShanah Service 1 (9/6/2021) 6:00 pm
HHD 2021 – Erev Rosh HaShanah Service 1 (9/6/2021)
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Join us in-person for Opening The Gates: Erev Rosh HaShanah – Service 1 from 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm! We will combine the grandeur and majesty of the Early (classic) Service, with the warmth and … Continued
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HHD 2021 – Apples & Honey: Rosh HaShanah Service (Children) 10:00 am
HHD 2021 – Apples & Honey: Rosh HaShanah Service (Children)
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris and Jonathan Bayer for outdoor children's services and activities from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at Presidio Wall (Julius Kahn park)! Stop by for a bit or stay a while with a blanket … Continued
HHD 2021 – Rosh HaShanah Morning Service 1 (9/7/2021) 10:00 am
HHD 2021 – Rosh HaShanah Morning Service 1 (9/7/2021)
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join us in-person for Opening The Gates: Rosh HaShanah Morning Service 1 – from 10:00 am – 11:30 am! We will combine the grandeur and majesty of the Early (classic) Service, with the warmth and … Continued
HHD 2021 – Return Again: Teen Led Rosh HaShanah Service 2:30 pm
HHD 2021 – Return Again: Teen Led Rosh HaShanah Service
Sep 7 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Community Service led by our teens who will lead us in song, worship, poetry and prose. Led by Cantor Attie and musical accompanists. *This service will be in person for members, as well as livestreamed for … Continued
HHD 2021 – ZOOM Learning Session with Rabbi Sarah Parris 2:30 pm
HHD 2021 – ZOOM Learning Session with Rabbi Sarah Parris
Sep 7 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
New Year, New Me: Judaism’s Take on Renewal and New Beginnings The Mishnah teaches us that there are four new years and that Rosh Hashanah is but one of them. As we enter the 10 … Continued
HHD 2021 – Tashlich: Letting Go Together – Service & Concert 5:30 pm
HHD 2021 – Tashlich: Letting Go Together – Service & Concert
Sep 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
After a year of isolation, we can finally all come together in a safe outdoor event with our cantors and musicians in joyous song and Rosh HaShanah celebration. As instructed by the Prophet Micah, we'll … Continued
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HHD 2021 – Rosh HaShanah Second Day Service (9/8/2021) 10:00 am
HHD 2021 – Rosh HaShanah Second Day Service (9/8/2021)
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cantor Arik Luck and musicians, along with Rabbis Jonathan Singer and Ryan Bauer, will lead a full-length, eclectic traditional style Reform Rosh HaShanah service. Sermon by Rabbinic Intern, Leo Fuchs. The music will draw upon … Continued
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One Shabbat Service – (9/10/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (9/10/2021)
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, September 10th, at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris and Cantor Arik Luck with a sermon by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner in the Main Sanctuary.To … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 9/11/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 9/11/2021)
Sep 11 @ 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 Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
Sep 11 @ 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 – Nate Vachal (Meyer) 10:45 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Nate Vachal (Meyer)
Sep 11 @ 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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HHD 2021 – Kol Nidre Service 1 (9/15/2021) 6:00 pm
HHD 2021 – Kol Nidre Service 1 (9/15/2021)
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us in-person for Opening The Gates: Kol Nidre – Service 1 from 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm! We will combine the grandeur and majesty of the Early (classic) Service, with the warmth and intimacy … Continued
HHD 2021 – Kol Nidre Service 2 (9/15/2021) 8:15 pm
HHD 2021 – Kol Nidre Service 2 (9/15/2021)
Sep 15 @ 8:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Join us in-person for Opening The Gates: Kol Nidre Service 2 – from 8:15 pm – 9:45 pm! We will combine the grandeur and majesty of the Early (classic) Service, with the warmth and intimacy … Continued
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HHD 2021 – Apples & Honey: Yom Kippur Service (Children) 10:00 am
HHD 2021 – Apples & Honey: Yom Kippur Service (Children)
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris and Jonathan Bayer for outdoor childrens' services and activities from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at Presidio Wall Park (Julius Kahn park)! Stop by for a bit or stay a … Continued
HHD 2021 – Yom Kippur Day Service 1 (9/16/2021) 10:00 am
HHD 2021 – Yom Kippur Day Service 1 (9/16/2021)
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join us in-person for Opening The Gates: Yom Kippur Day Service 1 – from 10:00 am – 11:30 am! We will combine the grandeur and majesty of the Early (classic) Service, with the warmth and … Continued
HHD 2021 – Learning Session with Rabbi Pearce 12:00 pm
HHD 2021 – Learning Session with Rabbi Pearce
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Learning Session with Taube Scholar and Senior Rabbi Emeritus Stephen Pearce, Ph.D THAT REMINDS ME OF A JOKEWell-placed humor has enormous impact because it reveals hidden truths, as Shakespeare wrote in King Lear: “Jesters do oft … Continued
HHD 2021 – Learning Session with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner 1:30 pm
HHD 2021 – Learning Session with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
Sep 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Learning Session with Emanu-El Scholar, Rabbi Lawrence KushnerYom Kippur Day“The ONLY thing God ever says: 'Come Home’: A re-examination of some of the classical texts on the importance and meaning of Teshuva."*This virtual event will be held … Continued
HHD 2021 – Meditation and Healing in the Redwoods 1:30 pm
HHD 2021 – Meditation and Healing in the Redwoods
Sep 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Meditation and Healing in the Redwoods Meet at the front gate of the Temple to walk to the Redwoods together.Join Rabbi Sydney Mintz, Rabbi Beth Singer, and our musicians as we journey together from the Temple … Continued
HHD 2021 – Translating Our Values Into Action 1:30 pm
HHD 2021 – Translating Our Values Into Action
Sep 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Translating Our Values Into Action: A Yom Kippur Tzedek Council Program For Members Join us this Yom Kippur to renew our commitment in transforming our world from how it is to how it ought to … Continued
HHD 2021 – Return Again: Teen Led Yom Kippur Service 3:00 pm
HHD 2021 – Return Again: Teen Led Yom Kippur Service
Sep 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A one-hour community Service led by our teens who will lead us in song, worship, poetry and prose. Led by Cantor Attie and musical accompanists. *This service will be in person for members, as well as … Continued
HHD 2021 – Meditational Azkarah Service 4:30 pm
HHD 2021 – Meditational Azkarah Service
Sep 16 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
We take a meditative, musical journey through the Jewish past as we seek inspiration to push open the gates of a new year of meaning.*This service will be in person, outside in the courtyard, for … Continued
HHD 2021 – YIZKOR NEILAH HAVDALLAH (9/16/2021) 5:30 pm
HHD 2021 – YIZKOR NEILAH HAVDALLAH (9/16/2021)
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us in-person for YIZKOR NEILAH HAVDALLAH on September 16, 2021 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm! Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer along with all Emanu-El Clergy. Sermon by Rabbi Sydney Mintz.*This service will be … Continued
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One Shabbat with Naomi Tucker of Shalom Bayit – (9/17/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat with Naomi Tucker of Shalom Bayit – (9/17/2021)
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us this Friday, September 17, at 6:00 pm in the Main Sanctuary for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service, featuring a special guest speaker!Led by our clergy and featuring Executive Director of Shalom Bayit, Naomi … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris – 9/18/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris – 9/18/2021)
Sep 18 @ 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 Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
Sep 18 @ 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 – Steven Weinstein (Meyer) 10:45 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Steven Weinstein (Meyer)
Sep 18 @ 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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Community Sukkot Celebration and Artist Talk by Shimon Attie 6:30 pm
Community Sukkot Celebration and Artist Talk by Shimon Attie
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Community Sukkot Celebration and Here Not Here: An Artist Talk by Shimon AttieExperience the joy of Sukkot with your community. The evening will include a presentation by the internationally renowned artist, Shimon Attie (and twin … Continued
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Sukkot Festival Service 9:30 am
Sukkot Festival Service
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
In lieu of the Sukkot festival service, please visit the sukkah of nature instead, and gather as a community for our Sukkot Festival service, this Friday at 6:00 pm.
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Weekly Morning Minyan (Sept 22) 8:00 am
Weekly Morning Minyan (Sept 22)
Sep 22 @ 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
Tzedek Council Sukkot Gathering and Program Launch 5:30 pm
Tzedek Council Sukkot Gathering and Program Launch
Sep 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
As we end the High Holy Days, and reflect on opportunities for repairing our world, you may ask yourself, “What's next?” Join us on Sukkot to learn about the social justice opportunities that Tzedek Council has … Continued
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Men’s Group Sukkot 5:30 pm
Men’s Group Sukkot
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with Senior Rabbi Jonathan and fellow congregants. This group provides a small group experience so important to building community. This Sukkot, on September … Continued
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One Shabbat – Sukkot Festival Service (9/24/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat – Sukkot Festival Service (9/24/2021)
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us in community as we move outdoors for a special Shabbat service in our courtyard sukkah. The evening will be a spiritual celebration of the holiday, with beautiful music and the shaking of the … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 9/25/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 9/25/2021)
Sep 25 @ 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 Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner 10:00 am
Shabbat Morning Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
Sep 25 @ 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 – Sebastian Vermut (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Sebastian Vermut (Main)
Sep 25 @ 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
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Women of Emanu-El Sukkot Garden Tour 11:00 am
Women of Emanu-El Sukkot Garden Tour
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Help us kick off a newly re-envisioned group at Emanu-El – WOMEN OF EMANU-EL, created for women-identified members of all ages, to join together to strengthen the voice of women in our community and help … Continued
Young Adult Sukkot Hike 12:30 pm
Young Adult Sukkot Hike
Sep 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Bay Area 20s & 30s are invited to join YALCers Becca and Aaron for a hike and Sukkot celebration! We'll bring the Lulav and Etrog. Just bring yourself, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a bottle of … Continued
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Yizkor Memorial Service 4:30 pm
Yizkor Memorial Service
Sep 27 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us in the courtyard for a Yizkor (Remembrance) Memorial Service, which is recited on the eighth day of Sukkot (Shemini Atzeret). It is said by every person who has lost a parent or other … Continued
Simchat Torah Parade and Celebration 5:30 pm
Simchat Torah Parade and Celebration
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Rejoice with us as we mark the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings and the beginning of a new cycle! We will meet at the staircase at 8th Ave. and Lake St … Continued
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Weekly Morning Minyan (Sept 29) 8:00 am
Weekly Morning Minyan (Sept 29)
Sep 29 @ 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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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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Men's Group Sukkot

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to…

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