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Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel) 6:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel)
Aug 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
 
JBOB Mom’s Night Out August 2, 2016 7:30 pm
JBOB Mom’s Night Out August 2, 2016
Aug 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Back by popular demand! Join other moms with young children for a fun night out! We'll meet at a private home in Inner Richmond for a chance to relax and get to know each other … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – August 4, 2016 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – August 4, 2016
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led bycongregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi. Together,up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need.All congregants are welcome to join. Please register.Questions? Contact Rebecca … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) June 24 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR) June 24
Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 8-5-2016 5:00 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 8-5-2016
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
 
Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 8-5-2016 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (Foyer) 8-5-2016 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (Foyer) 8-5-2016
Aug 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 8-5-2016 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 8-5-2016
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 08-05-2016 6:00 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 08-05-2016
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 08-05-2016
Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children.First Friday of the month, 6:00 p.m in Guild Hall.Thai Food will be provided.Event Signup
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 7:30 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – August 11, 2016 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – August 11, 2016
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led bycongregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi. Together,up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need.All congregants are welcome to join. Please register.Questions? Contact Rebecca … Continued
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High Holy Day Bookplate Party 6:00 pm
High Holy Day Bookplate Party
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Perform a mitzvah for your congregation in just 5 easy steps! 1. Drop in anytime between 6 pm and 8 pm on August 16.2. Enjoy delicious pizza.3. Smooze with fellow congregants. 4. Place some bookplates (each one … Continued
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel) 6:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel)
Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Join Rabbi Sydney Mintz in Raleigh, North Carolina to take a stand! 8:30 am
Join Rabbi Sydney Mintz in Raleigh, North Carolina to take a stand!
Aug 18 @ 8:30 am – Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm
Join Rabbi Sydney Mintz in Raleigh, North Carolina to take a stand!
  From August to November, the Reform Jewish Movement will be partnering with the NAACP, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the PICO National Network to protect the right to vote this … Continued
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Young Adult Summer Camp (Members) 4:00 pm
Young Adult Summer Camp (Members)
Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm
Young Adult Summer Camp (Members) @ URJ Camp Newman
The Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El invites you to our 5th annual Young Adult Summer Camp. Come and join young adults from all over the Bay Area for a relaxing and fun weekend in … Continued
Young Adult Summer Camp (Non Members) 4:00 pm
Young Adult Summer Camp (Non Members)
Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm
Young Adult Summer Camp (Non Members) @ URJ Camp Newman
The Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El invites you to our 5th annual Young Adult Summer Camp. Come and join young adults from all over the Bay Area for a relaxing and fun weekend in … Continued
Young Adult Summer Camp 2016 4:00 pm
Young Adult Summer Camp 2016
Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm
 
Bagels and Babies (MMR) June 24 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR) June 24
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) August 19, 2016 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR) August 19, 2016
Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (MMS) August 19, 2016 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (MMS) August 19, 2016
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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The Tribe: Camping August 20-21, 2016
The Tribe: Camping August 20-21, 2016
Aug 20 – Aug 21 all-day
Join the Tribe for camping in one of the premier northern California sites, Alice Eastwood Group Site in Mt Tamalpais State Park. Bring your children for a memorable weekend filled with lots of fun!Cost $50/familyEvent … Continued
Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Aug 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Minyan (MMS) Including BM of Sophie Rose 8-20-2016 10:30 am
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) June 24 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR) June 24
Aug 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 8-26-2016 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 8-26-2016
Aug 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (MMS) 8-26-2016 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (MMS) 8-26-2016
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel) 6:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel)
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Emanu-El Open House BBQ Dinner 2016 7:00 pm
Emanu-El Open House BBQ Dinner 2016
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Emanu-El Open House BBQ Dinner 2016
Join us for a BBQ to enjoy a Shabbat Summer Eve. Bring a friend to find out more about Emanu-El, or just come and enjoy Shabbat at 6:00 pm, BBQ and music at 7:00 pm.Event … Continued
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LGBT BBQ 2:00 pm
LGBT BBQ
Aug 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Calling all Emanu-EL LGBT Members! (And your kids too!) Let’s get together! Please Join Rabbis Mintz and Rodich for a casual and fun summer BBQ. We will gather at a private home in the Castro/Upper Market area for … Continued
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Scholar Classes

Madeleine Haas Russell Institute of Jewish Learning

Emanu-El Scholar Courses

Holy Letters, Holy Language: An Introduction to Hebrew for people who literally dont know the difference between an alef and a bet. Taught by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
July 12, 26; August 9, 23
Room 53, 5th Floor

No prior knowledge of anything whatsoever will be assumed!

This informal summer seminar will be for students to learn all twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet in order (there’s actually a song for it!) and the sounds for all those little dots that are the vowels.

We will also discuss some of the legends behind the letters, why they are more than merely signs for sounds, their mystical creative power, their religious significance, gematria (letters as numbers), and, of course, how to put them together into syllables to (slowly) make words and begin building a very basic Hebrew vocabulary.

(Our text is for self-learning, so if you have to miss a session, we can help you stay with the program.)

Texts: Reading Primer Teach Yourself to Read Hebrew, (revised ed.), Simon & Anderson, EKS Publishers, Albany, CA, 2002

Recommended Background Reading: The Book of Letters: A Mystical Hebrew Alef-Bait: Sefer Otiyot, Lawrence Kushner, Jewish Lights, 1975.

In the Beginning: A Short History of the Hebrew Language, Joel M. Hoffman, New York University Press, 2004.

How the Hebrew Language Grew, Edward Horowitz, Ktav, 1960.

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Rabbi Bradley Shavit ArtsonScholar-In-Residence

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson
November 18 – 20, 2016

Friday night sermon/teaching:
Embracing the God You Actually Love: Process Theology and Contemporary Jews

Saturday morning Torah study: Alexander the Great Learns from African Women Warriors (It’s In the Talmud!)

Saturday Night Young Adult Program: In a time of radical freedom how do you structure a meeting?

Sunday Morning teaching/lecture:
My House is For All People: Special Needs Inclusion is A Mitzvah!

Rabbi Dr. Bradley Shavit Artson (www.bradartson.com) holds the Abner and Roslyn Goldstine Dean’s Chair of the Ziegler School  of Rabbinic Studies and is Vice President of American Jewish University in Los Angeles. Rabbi Artson has long been a passionate advocate for social justice, human dignity, diversity, and inclusion. A frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and for the Times of Israel. He is the author of 12 books and over 250 articles, most recently Renewing the Process of Creation: A Jewish Integration of Science and Spirit (Jewish Lights).

This lecture sponsored by the Charles Michael Lecture Endowment Fund


Midrash: The Spaces Between the Words of Torah with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

Midrash is a uniquely Jewish literary art form. There is poetry, short story, novella, essay, and there is Midrash. Learn more.

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