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Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Under Five Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
Under Five Service (MMS)
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-06-01 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-06-01
Jun 1 @ 6:15 pm – 8:30 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 Members- $18.00, Children ages 3-10- $7.50, Non-member Adults- $22.00.Event Signup
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jun 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Mah Jongg (R57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (R57)
Jun 5 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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BDS Conversation: Yudof and Porth 7:00 pm
BDS Conversation: Yudof and Porth
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BDS Conversation: Yudof and Porth
Marc Yudof in Conversation with Abby Porth: BDS  – A Threat to Academic Freedom and Jewish Life on Campus  Wednesday, June 6 7:00 – 9:00 pm Congregation Emanu-El, Martin Meyer Sanctuary Nowhere else in the nation is the Boycott, Divestment … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – June 7, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – June 7, 2018
Jun 7 @ 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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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jun 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jun 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Camp Nai Nai Nai Community Dinner 6:00 pm
Camp Nai Nai Nai Community Dinner
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El invite you to a special Camp Nai Nai Nai Dinner + Late Shabbat!This summer the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El has partnered with Moisha house to bring … Continued
YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
Jun 8 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
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June Got Shabbat? 10:15 am
June Got Shabbat?
Jun 9 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Families with young children Birth to 5 years old are invited to come to Got Shabbat? with Mimi Greisman, Early Childhood and Family Educator. We celebrate Shabbat with family and friends. Activities will include a Torah Parade, … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service (Chapel) including Bat Mitzvah of Ella Endler 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (Main) – including Bar Mitzvah of Zachary Ludwig 10:30 am
Torah study (library) 9:15 pm
Torah study (library)
Jun 9 @ 9:15 pm – 10:15 pm
 
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CEEP 2018 End of Year Playdate 10:00 am
CEEP 2018 End of Year Playdate
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
CEEP 2018 End of Year Playdate
Please join us for the last preschool event of the year as we celebrate another wonderful year at CEEP before we go our separate ways for the summer!Refreshments and lunch will be served. Where? Mountain Lake … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jun 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Mah Jongg (Chapel) 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg (Chapel)
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
From the darkness of #metoo toward the light: A heart-open evening with Neshama Carlebach 7:00 pm
From the darkness of #metoo toward the light: A heart-open evening with Neshama Carlebach
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
From the darkness of #metoo toward the light: A heart-open evening with Neshama Carlebach @ Martin Meyer Sanctuary, Congregation Emanu-El | San Francisco | California | United States
From the darkness of #metoo toward the light: A heart-open evening with Neshama Carlebach For both women and men, the #metoo and #timesup movements have brought so much to the surface in our lives-truth, pain, redemption … Continued
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Men’s Group Poker Night – 6-13-18 7:00 pm
Men’s Group Poker Night – 6-13-18
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer and fellow Men's Group Members for engaging study and discussion over a fun game. Sign up soon, as registration is limited!Event Signup
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Cooking for Congregants – June 14, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – June 14, 2018
Jun 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 five volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
Jewish Sitting Meditation – June 2018 6:00 pm
Jewish Sitting Meditation – June 2018
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jewish Sitting Meditation - June 2018
  Please join us for one hour after work as we practice opening our minds and souls for a special sitting meditation session that will alter your perception and enhance your Jewish Spiritual practice. You … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jun 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Mah Jongg (R57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (R57)
Jun 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Nosh with the Rabbi – June 2018 7:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi – June 2018
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi (formerly known as THE Book Club)Join with other young adults in their 20s and 30s for dinner and a deep discussion on a Jewish topic or text guided by a member … Continued
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Young Adult Paint Nite 6:00 pm
Young Adult Paint Nite
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Get ready to find your inner painter, sip some wine, and make new friends!Join the young adult community at Congregation Emanu-El for a Paint and sip night at the Hotel Majestic. No experience painting? No … Continued
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Interfaith Vigil to End the Separation of Immigrant Families 6:15 pm
Interfaith Vigil to End the Separation of Immigrant Families
Jun 21 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Interfaith Vigil to End the Separation of Immigrant Families @ Grace Cathedral | San Francisco | California | United States
Join your fellow clergy at Grace Cathedral as we pray and bear witness in response to the government’s policy of separating immigrant parents from their children at the border. Some two thousand children have already … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jun 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Rainbow Challah Baking with Rabbi Mintz 3:00 pm
Rainbow Challah Baking with Rabbi Mintz
Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
We are proud of our congregation’s firm commitment to LGBT equality, and we are especially proud to be in a city that has lead the world in the struggle for LGBT equal rights, a struggle … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jun 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Pride Shabbat 6:00 pm
Pride Shabbat
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pride Shabbat
  In celebration of LGBT history and in support of our community, we invite and encourage everyone (all ages, all genders, all orientations!) to join us for our annual Pride Shabbat service!  Rabbis Mintz and Rodich will lead … Continued
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Tour the Tenderloin with the Men’s Group 9:30 am
Tour the Tenderloin with the Men’s Group
Jun 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Men’s Group for this unique 90 minute tour of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood led by the Mayor of the Tenderloin, Del Seymour, formerly one of the biggest drug dealers in the Tenderloin. Del … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jun 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Aryeh Green – Peace in the Promised Land 7:00 pm
Aryeh Green – Peace in the Promised Land
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aryeh Green - Peace in the Promised Land
Finding Peace in the Promised Land – Lessons for life and love learned on the Israel Trail with Aryeh Green  Tuesday, June 26, 2018 7:00 – 9:00 pm Congregation Emanu-El, Martin Meyer Sanctuary  Aryeh Green, author of My Israel Trail: Finding Peace … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – June 28, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – June 28, 2018
Jun 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 five volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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Conversion

Conversion

Pathways to Choosing Judaism at Congregation Emanu-El

Choosing Judaism at Congregation Emanu-El entails a period of spiritual, textual, and practical learning. The prospective convert studies about Judaism, participates in the life of the synagogue, and develops and deepens his or her personal commitment and relationship with God, Torah, and the Jewish people.

Conversion is a challenging and powerful process. While it requires strong dedication and soul-searching, the results are extraordinary. If you are interested in converting at Emanu-El, please fill out this form completely. Contact Conversion Assistant Seanda Roberson with any questions

Preparation for conversion at Congregation Emanu-El includes the following activities:

Introduction to Judaism – The prospective convert usually begins with this course, taught by clergy. It is a pathway for the adult learner who wishes to discover Jewish knowledge. Each session will have two parts: an initial presentation on a specific topic, followed by discussion groups.

The Guide Rabbi – Each student will have a guide rabbi from our rabbinic faculty. The guide rabbi will periodically have individual meetings with the prospective candidate.

Jewish Living – The prospective convert begins to “view the world through Jewish eyes” through the celebration of Sabbath and holidays, observance of mitzvoth, and participation in the Jewish community. Although not required, an ability to read Hebrew enhances participation in the synagogue and in Jewish ritual. The guide rabbi can provide suggestions on how to acquire a basic reading knowledge of Hebrew.

The Conversion Group – This group meets monthly during the winter and spring and creates an environment of guidance and support as individuals participate in various Jewish activities. Individuals will write a letter before each group meeting, reflecting on their Jewish experience during the preceding month. They will also read selections from books chosen in consultation with the guide rabbi.

When the guide rabbi and the candidate agree that the individual is prepared for conversion, the Rabbi will schedule an appointment for the Beit Din (rabbinic court), mikvah (ritual immersion) and conversion ceremony. Prospective male converts can discuss the issue of circumcision with their guide rabbi.

Guidelines for conversion:

  • Synagogue participation
  • Completion of three trimesters of “Introduction to Judaism”
  • Full participation in the conversion group
  • A personal essay describing the journey toward conversion
  • Completion of the ritual requirements for conversion (Beit din, mikvah and conversion ceremony)

Becoming an adult Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Anshei Mitzvah, is encouraged for all those who have chosen Judaism as their life path.

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