Community Sukkot Celebration and Artist Talk by Shimon Attie
Community Sukkot Celebration
Here Not Here: An Artist Talk by Shimon Attie
Experience the joy of Sukkot with your community. The evening will include a presentation by the internationally renowned artist, Shimon Attie (and twin brother of our own Cantor Attie), as well as music and a brief service. Shimon Attie's new project, Night Watch, will travel the San Francisco Bay shoreline from September 17-19. All are encouraged to experience the floating installation, and then meet the artist and learn more about his powerful work. Please note: the service will take place outdoors in the courtyard sukkah and the presentation will be indoors in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary.
EMANU-EL'S COVID POLICY
Congregation Emanu-El continues to strive to maintain an environment that promotes the health and well-being of our congregants, employees, those who visit our synagogue, as well as the public at-large. As part of this effort, we have made several changes to our existing high holiday plans in response to congregant feedback and the current status of COVID-19 and the Delta variant in our community. When attending our in-person offerings, we ask for your compliance with the policies and procedures of Congregation Emanu-El, which will be updated to reflect most current best practices, addressing COVID-19 and the prevention thereof, to follow health hygiene and respiratory etiquette, and to respect different comfort levels around physical forms of greeting such as handshakes and hugs.
Upon arrival to Emanu-El, you will be asked to present proof of vaccination or a negative PCR COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event.
ABOUT NIGHT WATCH
Shimon Attie's floating art installation combines contemporary LED-technology with a historic mode of water transport – a barge – to create a sophisticated and layered artistic and sculptural work of art. Night Watch will activate and animate the San Francisco Bay as both a literal and metaphoric site and landscape for escape, rescue, safe-passage, and the offering of safe-harbor for those most vulnerable. The artwork engages one of the most urgent issues of our time – that of welcoming or closing our doors to asylum seekers. See the schedule below for specific viewing times and related public programs throughout the city. A retrospective exhibition of Mr. Attie’s work will also be on view at the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, from September 18-October 30.
NIGHT WATCH SCHEDULE
Friday, September 17: Angel Island + Fort Mason and Rincon Park (San Francisco)
Saturday, September 18: Fort Mason and Warm Water Cove (San Francisco)
Sunday, September 19: Oakland Estuary + Brooklyn Basin (Oakland)
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