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Office is closed 8:30 am
Office is closed
Jul 3 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
 
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Office is closed. 8:30 am
Office is closed.
Jul 4 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
 
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Brown Bag July 2017 12:00 pm
Brown Bag July 2017
Jul 5 @ 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 … Continued
Limonata and Learning, July 2017 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, July 2017
Jul 5 @ 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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Creation Ceramics, July 6, 2017 1:00 pm
Creation Ceramics, July 6, 2017
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Likrat Shabbat: Embodied Kavanah through Art Thursdays: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Cantor Portnoy Art Studio (5th floor) July 6 Facilitated by Ava Sayaka Rosen Individual art session #3 $10 each class separately Likrat … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jul 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jul 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner July 7, 2017 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner July 7, 2017
Jul 7 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 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 Member-$ 18.00, Child ages 3-10-$ 7.50, Non-member Adult-$ 22.00.Event Signup
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Cooking for Congregants – July 13 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – July 13 2017
Jul 13 @ 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
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THE Book Club – July 2017 7:00 pm
THE Book Club – July 2017
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Private Home, North Beach$10 members; $18.00 general admission: Dinner will be providedJoin this month's The Book Club with special guest, Rabbi Beth Singer. We will discuss 100 years of Jewish Progressive Pluralism: From Women Rabbis … Continued
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At the Rabbi’s Table – July 2017 12:00 pm
At the Rabbi’s Table – July 2017
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
We're continuing a monthly learning session with members of clergy, downtown, each month.Please bring a nosh and join us at 55 -2nd Street.  Event Signup
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Suminigashi Paper Marbling, July 20, 2017 1:00 pm
Suminigashi Paper Marbling, July 20, 2017
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Likrat Shabbat: Embodied Kavanah through Art Thursdays: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Cantor Portnoy Art Studio (5th floor) July 6 Facilitated by Ava Sayaka Rosen Individual art session #4 $10 each class separately Likrat … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jul 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Magical Camp Shabbat at Camp Newman 4:00 pm
Magical Camp Shabbat at Camp Newman
Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Magical Camp Shabbat at Camp Newman
URJ Camp Newman invites you for a magical Shabbat with Congregation Emanu-El!Join your friends & community for a Camp Newman Shabbat! Festivities include a reception with our Camp Directors, Shabbat dinner, singing and dancing!Please register … Continued
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – July 27 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – July 27 2017
Jul 27 @ 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
Raphael House – July 27 2017 3:30 pm
Raphael House – July 27 2017
Jul 27 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The mission of Raphael House is to help at-risk families achieve stable housing and financial independence while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity. We prepare and serve dinner to the residents at Raphael House, working … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jul 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Access Shabbat – July 2017 7:00 pm
Access Shabbat – July 2017
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Congregation Emanu-El’s Young Adult Community’s Access: Shabbat offers young adult participants an intimate Shabbat dinner at a private residence of a young adult community member.A main dish will be provided; guests are asked to bring … Continued
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Germany Close Up

Germany Close Up

The application deadline has passed. Thanks for your interest in this experience.

A letter from Rabbi Jason Rodich:

Dear Emanu-El Young Adult Community,

I am so excited to be reaching out to you with the great news that the Emanu-El Young Adult Community is going to be an official partner of Germany Close Up in November of this year! This means that 25 young adults from our community will travel together for a highly subsidized eight day experience in Germany and we’re hoping you will apply to be one of them.

Established in 2007, Germany Close Up – American Jews Meet Modern Germany is an initiative created to enrich transatlantic dialogue and provide North American Jews in their twenties and thirties with an opportunity to visit modern Germany.

A generous scholarship from the German government covers most costs, which leaves a total participation fee of $890 per person. This fee includes airfare, hotels, tours, events and most meals on an 8 day trip to Germany.

The trip is designed to expose us to a range of aspects that make up modern Germany, with both the past and present in focus. Our trip will cover issues related to Germany’s efforts to deal with the Holocaust, as well as Germany’s transformation into a modern and democratic country in the heart of the European Union, home to the third-fastest growing Jewish community worldwide.

Our eight day program, November 5-12, 2017, will expose us to Berlin’s multicultural life, allow us to visit sites such as a former concentration camp, memorials and museums in Berlin, and to experience other key historical sites and cultural venues. We will meet with German thought leaders, representatives of grassroots movements and the Jewish community, as well as young adult Germans. In other words, we will have experiences that are both intensive and serious, as well as fun, educational, and exciting.

We have space for 25 young adult (aged 21-39 at time of the trip) members of Emanu-El to join us. If you are not yet a member of Emanu-El, please contact us to learn about joining.  Please consider applying for this trip. Having been a participant on this trip as a rabbinical student, I can tell you personally that this was a truly wonderful and transformative experience.

Please note:

  • The firm deadline for applications is May 28th, 2017. 
  • In addition to the trip, the following will be required of all participants:
    • Attend two pre-trip sessions at Emanu-El (exact dates TBD, but likely to be 10/22 and 10/29)
    • Complete reading assignment in advance that will help us frame group discussions while in Germany
    • Attend one post-trip debrief session.
  • Applicants will be selected by Germany Close Up in consultation with Emanu-El
  • The policy of Germany Close Up is that each applicant needs to be 21-39 years old, Jewish (according to the Reform movement) & a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada. We love and adore all of our members, including those who don’t fit this criteria. This policy is set by the funders in Germany and is not flexible.
  • You will see that one reference letter is required by Germany Close Up. This letter cannot come from any clergy or staff of Emanu-El (we are automatically considered your primary reference). The letter can be simple and should speak to, among other things, your ability to grow and learn from this experience and to be a positive contributor to a group dynamic.
  • We anticipate having very limited scholarships available for those with the greatest need. If you think you will need this, apply for the trip now, and upon acceptance we’ll discuss.
  • You will be able to arrive earlier and stay later, within certain parameters, if you desire, and the program will cover your hotel stay for up to 2 nights in advance so that you can avoid traveling on Shabbat. Be sure to pay close attention to the flight reimbursement policy of  Germany Close Up, and do not book a flight without a green light from them and us.
  • Please contact me (jrodich@emanuelsf.org) and Rachel Schonwetter (rschonwetter@emanuelsf.org ) with any questions (please email both of us at the same time).

TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY

  • Applications are sent directly to Germany Close Up and all instructions are at the link below. Please reach out to us at Emanu-El with any questions before reaching out to Germany Close Up.
  • In addition to sending your materials to Germany Close Up,please send a copy of your application to Rachel Schonwetter at Emanu-El. (rschonwetter@emanuelsf.org).

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE DETAILS AND TO APPLY!  

All my best,
Rabbi Jason Rodich

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