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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Mar 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Passover Yoga with Julie Emden 12:00 pm
Passover Yoga with Julie Emden
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Passover Yoga Sessions with Julie Emden Friday afternoons, 12:00 – 1:30pm March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $10 per class (cash onsite) or $40 for whole series Deepen your experience of the Passover holiday this … Continued
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Mar 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-03-01 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-03-01
Mar 1 @ 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. Thai food will be provided.Adult Members- $20.00, Children ages 3-10- $10.00, Non-member Adults- $24.00.Event Signup
Access Shabbat – March 2019 7:00 pm
Access Shabbat – March 2019
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Let it go! Let it go! All your worries and the daily minutia of your work week and come celebrate Shabbat as part of your mini-spa vacation. Members Alina and David Jordan have graciously opened … Continued
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Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Side by Side March 2019 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side March 2019 Session
Mar 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side March 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
Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Mar 5 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Brown Bag March 2019 12:00 pm
Brown Bag March 2019
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us for this monthly drop-in learning session with a member of our clergy. Bring your lunch, build community, enjoy some Torah!This program occurs on the first Wednesday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 … Continued
Limonata and Learning March 2019 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning March 2019
Mar 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for a no-host study session at Book Passage in Corte Madera. Take a break from your day with a little Torah, a little nosh, and a little discussion. Grab a snack or a … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Mar 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Community Dinners + Late Shabbat March 8 2019 6:30 pm
Community Dinners + Late Shabbat March 8 2019
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We want to invite all Jewish young adults from around the Bay Area to come together for intimate dinners – between 8 and 10 people – at some of the best spots in the Inner … Continued
YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
Mar 8 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Mar 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Mar 12 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
SPARK – Jewish Feminism Transformed Judaism 6:30 pm
SPARK – Jewish Feminism Transformed Judaism
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
How Jewish Feminists Transformed Judaism… and American Culture with Rabbi Jane Litman. All four non-Orthodox denominations (Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, Renewal) are now headed by women. This would have been unimaginable forty years ago, and thought … Continued
SPARK – Jewish Masculinity 6:30 pm
SPARK – Jewish Masculinity
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jewish Masculinity in the #MeToo Era with Rabbi Joshua Ladon Reckoning seriously with questions of power and gender inequality requires us to investigate and reimagine notions of masculinity. In this class, we will study traditional … Continued
SPARK – Mussar 6:30 pm
SPARK – Mussar
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Things They Never Taught You In Hebrew School: The Practice of Mussar with Rabbi Beth Singer  Rabbi Beth Singer will offer an introduction to the concept of Mussar, an old and evolving Jewish practice that … Continued
SPARK – Jewish Feminism Transformed Judaism 6:45 pm
SPARK – Jewish Feminism Transformed Judaism
Mar 12 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
How Jewish Feminists Transformed Judaism… and American Culture with Rabbi Jane Litman. All four non-Orthodox denominations (Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, Renewal) are now headed by women. This would have been unimaginable forty years ago, and thought … Continued
SPARK – Jewish Masculinity 6:45 pm
SPARK – Jewish Masculinity
Mar 12 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Jewish Masculinity in the #MeToo Era with Rabbi Joshua Ladon Reckoning seriously with questions of power and gender inequality requires us to investigate and reimagine notions of masculinity. In this class, we will study traditional … Continued
SPARK – Mussar 6:45 pm
SPARK – Mussar
Mar 12 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Things They Never Taught You In Hebrew School: The Practice of Mussar with Rabbi Beth Singer  Rabbi Beth Singer will offer an introduction to the concept of Mussar, an old and evolving Jewish practice that … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – March 14, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – March 14, 2019
Mar 14 @ 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 two volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Mar 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Guided Meditation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, March 2019 5:30 pm
Guided Meditation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, March 2019
Mar 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The Torah-based teachings and practices of Meditation (Avodah) and loving-kindness (gimilut chasadim) are at the heart of our meditation at Emanu-El. Practicing our יְהֹוָה Meditation develops mindfulness, and the capacity to become more conscious and find Shalom in the … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Mar 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Marin Pop-Up Shabbat – March 15, 2019 6:00 pm
Marin Pop-Up Shabbat – March 15, 2019
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join your Marin neighbors, Rabbi Jonathan Singer and musician Jonathan Bayer for a Pop-Up Potluck Shabbat!  Children are welcome, and there will be kid food and activities for those ages 4 and up.  Please sign … Continued
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Men’s Group -March 17, 2019 9:30 am
Men’s Group -March 17, 2019
Mar 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group -March 17, 2019 @ Private Residence
Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with a member of the clergy at a private home. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community. This … Continued
Family Purim Celebration: Shushan’s Bazaar! 3:00 pm
Family Purim Celebration: Shushan’s Bazaar!
Mar 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Family Purim Celebration: Shushan’s Bazaar!
Sunday, March 17, Carnival 3:00 – 5:30 pm, Purim Spiel 5:30 – 6:15 pm Offering festivities for all ages, Shushan’s Bazaar will feature carnival games, human foosball, jumpy houses, an animal show, face painting, henna … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Mar 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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The Whole Megillah: A Reading For Adults 7:00 pm
The Whole Megillah: A Reading For Adults
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Whole Megillah: A Reading For Adults
On the night of Purim, join us for a lively discussion, a light meal, and the chance to imbibe until you can’t tell the difference between Haman and Mordechai as we make our way through … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Mar 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Mar 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat (MMS) with Jonathan Ben-Artsi 6:00 pm
One Shabbat (MMS) with Jonathan Ben-Artsi
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
One Shabbat (MMS) with Jonathan Ben-Artsi
Jonathan Ben-Artzi, the grandson of Yitzhak Rabin, will speak at tonight's Shabbat service on what it was like having Yitzhak Rabin raise him and why he created The Yitzhak Rabin Center.
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Mar 23 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Mar 23 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service (Main) BM of Sam Pasternak 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (Main) BM of Sam Pasternak
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Service (MMS) BM of Jude Swagel 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (MMS) BM of Jude Swagel
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
PurimPalooza 2019 9:00 pm
PurimPalooza 2019
Mar 23 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 2:00 am
The Bay Area's biggest and best Purim party is back and better than ever for its sixth consecutive year! Presented by the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El, PurimPalooza will be a night filled with dancing, … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Mar 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – March 28, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – March 28, 2019
Mar 28 @ 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 two volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Mar 30 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Mar 30 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Bootcamp and Brews 1:00 pm
Bootcamp and Brews
Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Private 4×4 Strength & Conditioning Class::In this 55-minute class you will be pushed in terms of your strength and conditioning abilities. Class includes a dynamic warm-up and strength moves with kettle-bells, dumbbells, resistance bands and … Continued
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Perla Batalla in “The House of Cohen” 5:00 pm
Perla Batalla in “The House of Cohen”
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Leonard Cohen was Perla Batalla’s friend, mentor and colleague. In an homage blessed by the man himself, she brings us his remarkable music, as well as stories of her long working relationship with him. With … Continued
THE HOUSE OF COHEN 5:00 pm
THE HOUSE OF COHEN
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
THE HOUSE OF COHEN
PERLA BATALLA IN “THE HOUSE OF COHEN” Leonard Cohen was Perla Batalla’s friend, mentor, and colleague. In an homage blessed by the man himself, she brings us his remarkable music, as well as stories of her long working … Continued
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Adult Education – Courses and Lectures

SPRING OFFERINGS

Emanu-El Reads Spring Book: History of Love by Nicole Krauss

Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he’s still alive. But it wasn’t always like this: in the Polish village of his youth, he fell in love and wrote a book…Sixty years later and half a world away, fourteen-year-old Alma, who was named after a character in that book, undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family. With virtuosic skill and soaring imaginative power, Nicole Krauss gradually draws these stories together toward a climax of “extraordinary depth and beauty” (Newsday).

Book Group Meeting Date: TBD


Passover Yoga Sessions with Julie Emden
Friday afternoons, 12:00 – 1:15pm
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
$10 per class (cash onsite) or $40 for the whole series

Deepen your experience of the Passover holiday this year by enhancing your understanding of key words and phrases from the Exodus story with Embodied Jewish Learning.  Each class will focus on a different moment in the story, as we infuse our movements with qualities inferred by the text. 

March 15  – Kaved Lev– Opening Our Hearts

March 22    B’toch Hayam– Stepping into the Sea 

March 29 – Manna– The Practice of Not Knowing

Drop-ins are welcome! No previous yoga experience or knowledge about Torah, Hebrew or Passover are necessary.  Yoga props will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own mat if you have one.

REGISTER HERE

Julie Emden, RYT-500, is the Founding Director of Embodied Jewish Learning.  A graduate of five fellowship and teaching certification programs related to her work as a Jewish educator, Iyengar-based yoga instructor and movement/expressive artist, Julie has two decades of experience guiding others in exploring Jewish wisdom, text, and practices via the body in a variety of settings.  Embodied Jewish Learning offers classes, workshops, online learning, retreats, teacher training, and strategic consultation and guidance for Jewish Wellness Initiatives throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  


Jeremy MorrisonThe Origins of the Bible and How to Read It: Leviticus and Deuteronomy
This is a continuation of the fall course with Rabbi Jeremy Morrison from Lehrhaus Judaica
Tuesday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
April 9, 16, 30; May 7
Sliding scale pricing

To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels impenetrable and outdated, principally because of the manner in which Jewish texts have been taught in religious schools for generations. This course will explore methods for reading the Bible that are central to liberal Judaism’s orientations to reading sacred texts but are not frequently utilized in synagogue settings. We will discuss myth and metaphor and the Bible’s literary history in order to uncover the ancient meanings of several of the Bible’s classic narratives and its law codes and to determine their relevance to modern-day Jews and the world in which we live.

REGISTER HERE VIA LEHRHAUS WEBSITE


david ellensonRabbi David Ellenson Scholar-in-Residence Weekend
Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14

This weekend is made possible by the generosity of Jon Holman and Diana Grand

·       Friday, April 12 – 6:00 pm One Shabbat Service Lecture: Faith, Doubt, Meaning and Belief in the 21st Century

·       Friday, April 12 – 7:15 pm dinner immediately following Shabbat Service (registration required, limited space) – Continuation of sermon topic

·       Saturday, April 13 – 9:15 am Torah Study: Conversion, Membership, and Identity

·       Sunday, April 14 – 9:30 am Lecture: Multiple Consciousnesses – Jewish Identity In The Trump Era

David Ellenson is currently serving as Interim President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, following the tragic death of Rabbi Aaron Panken on May 5, 2018. He is also immediate past Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University.  Ellenson has written extensively on the origins and development of Orthodox Judaism in Germany during the Nineteenth Century, Orthodox legal writings on conversion in Israel, North America, and Europe during the modern era, the relationship between religion and state in Israel, the history of modern Jewish religious movements, and American Jewish life.  Chancellor-Emeritus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, he served as President of HUC-JIR from 2001-2013. Ellenson is also Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University.

Ellenson received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1981 and was ordained as a rabbi by HUC-JIR in 1977.  Previously, he received his A.B. degree the College of William and Mary in 1969 and the University of Virginia granted him an M.A. in Religious Studies in 1972.


Monthly Learning Opportunities

“Brown Bag,” first Wednesday in the library at Temple Emanu-El
Join Emanu-El clergy for Brown Bag Wednesdays. On the first Wednesday of each month, bring your own bag lunch to the temple library for engaging spiritual and cultural discussions.
Next Date: April 3, 2019 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm

limonata“Limonata and Learning,” first Wednesday of the Month in Marin
Join Emanu-El clergy on one Wednesday a month for an hour of learning and engagement ranging from a rabbinic/Talmudic issue that speaks to today’s events to a cultural or spiritual discussion.
Next Class: April 3, 2019 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera


Lectures

Our lectures feature outstanding speakers who will engage in intriguing and thought-provoking conversations about contemporary topics vital to our community and to our lives. Please visit our Lectures page. 


At Emanu-El, we are an active community of lifelong Jewish learners – in the endless pursuit of spiritual growth and exploration. As Jews, we are compelled to question and debate. These conversations energize us as we gain new perspectives and challenge our own long-held beliefs. Our shared desire for knowledge and for community enriches us as individuals and bonds us as a congregation. Emanu-El thrives when we are learning together. We hope that you will find time on your calendar and in your mind to join us on a thought-provoking and powerful Jewish journey.

To inquire about adult education, please contact Ariana Estoque, director of adolescent and adult education, at (415) 751-2541 x307 or aestoque@emanuelsf.org


 

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