Rita Semel: Stories of Radiance and Repair

August 3, 2022 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Congregation Emanu-El

Please join us at a reception celebrating the release of Rita Semel: Stories of Radiance and Repair. A young adult biography written in short stories by Jennifer Kaufman. Wednesday, August 3, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm, outside in the Emanu-El Courtyard.

What does it mean to persist? How does a person keep going when things get tough? For more than seven decades, Rita Semel has mobilized broad coalitions to advance common causes of social concern, worked to advocate for those most in need, and built long lasting relationships among diverse communities. Now her story has been captured in a new book.

Cookies and complimentary copies of the book will be available to all in attendance. Rita will be there in person.

Sponsored by Friends of Rita Semel

To best ensure we can provide a safe experience, please note the following:

  • Advance registration is required. If for any reason you are not able to register in advance, you are still welcome to attend and we will take care of registration at the gate.
  • Please have your proof of vaccination and ID ready before approaching the front gate at Emanu-El. All individuals ages 5+ must show proof of vaccination. All ineligible for vaccination must provide proof of negative Covid test within 72 hours of the event.
  • Masks are required for services taking place, indoors, at Emanu-El. During services and lifecycle events, all those on the bimah may unmask.
  • Masks are not required for outdoor events, including the courtyard. Please review our COVID-19 on-site event protocols so you'll know what to expect.

We understand rules and norms are changing quickly. Our COVID advisory team continues to monitor legal requirements and best practices and may change requirements as the environment changes.

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