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Cooking for Congregants – August 2, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – August 2, 2018
Aug 2 @ 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)
Aug 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Under Five Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
Under Five Service (MMS)
Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-08-03 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-08-03
Aug 3 @ 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- $20.00, Children ages 3-10- $10.00, Non-member Adults- $24.00.Event Signup
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Aug 4 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
CANCELED: Shabbat Morning Yoga Flow 10:00 am
CANCELED: Shabbat Morning Yoga Flow
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a Saturday morning Shabbat flow. Lauren Hammond will be leading a rejuvenating vinyasa flow for yogis of all levels. Whether your new to yoga, or an experienced yogi, come sweat it out … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Tobias Zuercher (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Tobias Zuercher (MMS)
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Shabbat service with bar mitzvah of Tobias Zuercher. 
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Aug 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Mahjong (chap) 1:30 pm
Mahjong (chap)
Aug 7 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – August 9, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – August 9, 2018
Aug 9 @ 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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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Aug 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Mahjong (chap) 6:00 pm
Mahjong (chap)
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Aug 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Annual Camping Trip: The Tribe for Men – August 2018 3:00 pm
Annual Camping Trip: The Tribe for Men – August 2018
Aug 17 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 10:00 am
Annual Camping Trip: The Tribe for Men - August 2018 @ Bort Meadow in Anthony Chabot Park
Join the Tribe’s fourth annual camping trip!Rabbi Bauer and Cantor Luck welcome you to our annual tribe camping trip where our Emanu-El kids (3+ recommended) enjoy nature with one another and their dads.*This summer our queso, guitar … Continued
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Men’s Group with Rabbi Jonathan- August 19, 2018 9:30 am
Men’s Group with Rabbi Jonathan- August 19, 2018
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group with Rabbi Jonathan- August 19, 2018 @ Private Residence- address provided after registration
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
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Aug 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Mahjong (chap) 1:30 pm
Mahjong (chap)
Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – August 23, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – August 23, 2018
Aug 23 @ 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)
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Emanu-El Welcome Back Shabbat and Dinner 2018 5:30 pm
Emanu-El Welcome Back Shabbat and Dinner 2018
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bring a friend to come experience Shabbat at Emanu-El! Meet the clergy and catch-up with fellow congregants while enjoying a BBQ dinner in our courtyard. We are looking forward to kicking off another great year of spiritual … Continued
Emanu-El Welcome Back Shabbat and Dinner 2018 5:30 pm
Emanu-El Welcome Back Shabbat and Dinner 2018
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bring a friend to come experience Shabbat at Emanu-El! Meet the clergy and catch-up with fellow congregants while enjoying a BBQ dinner in our courtyard. We are looking forward to kicking off another great year of spiritual … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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August Got Shabbat? 10:15 am
August Got Shabbat?
Aug 25 @ 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 BM of Benjamin Thier (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Benjamin Thier (MMS)
Aug 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Side by Side August 2018 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side August 2018 Session
Aug 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side August 2018 Session
When registering below, please indicate that you will not be attending and register your child as your guest. Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with … Continued
Mahjong (chap) 6:00 pm
Mahjong (chap)
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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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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