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Charles Schudson – Rabbi Asher Lecture 9:30 am
Charles Schudson – Rabbi Asher Lecture
Feb 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Independence Corrupted: How America’s Judges Make Their Decisions with Charles Benjamin Schudson  Sunday, February 2 from 9:30 – 11:00am Guild HallCharles Benjamin Schudson is a Wisconsin Reserve Judge Emeritus and adjunct professor of law. A former prosecutor, … Continued
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Brown Bag February 2020 12:00 pm
Brown Bag February 2020
Feb 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.Event Signup
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Feb 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (Foyer) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (Foyer)
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2020-02-07 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2020-02-07
Feb 7 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children.First Friday of the month, 6:15 p.m. in the Martin Meyer Reception. Korean food will be provided.Members: Adult – $24.00, Children ages 11-17 – $24.00 Non-members: Adult – $28.00, … Continued
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Torah Study – with Rabbi Kushner (Room 55) 9:15 am
Torah Study – with Rabbi Kushner (Room 55)
Feb 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Hasidic Masters on the Parasha
Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Feb 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Elana Maidenberg)) (MMS) 10:30 am
Young Families Tu B’Shevat Havdalah in the Park 4:00 pm
Young Families Tu B’Shevat Havdalah in the Park
Feb 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Please join us for a special Tu B'shvat Havdalah popup with Jonathan Bayer for young families with children ages 5 and under! This event is in partnership Jewish Baby Network.We will be meeting at a … Continued
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Limonata and Learning, February 2020 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, February 2020
Feb 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 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
Entrepreneurial Chutzpah – IAC Feb 2020 7:00 pm
Entrepreneurial Chutzpah – IAC Feb 2020
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Israeli innovation ecosystem has given rise to a unique environment, within which the Israeli entrepreneur flourishes and thrives. With a population of just 8 million, Israel has the highest concentration of start-ups per capita … Continued
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Side by Side December 2019 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side December 2019 Session
Feb 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side December 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
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Feb 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Feb 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat service (MMS)
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Feb 2020 Late Shabbat Community Dinners 6:30 pm
Feb 2020 Late Shabbat Community Dinners
Feb 14 @ 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 – ~10 people – at some of the best spots in the Inner Richmond. You will … Continued
YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
Feb 14 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
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Side by Side February 2020 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side February 2020 Session
Feb 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side February 2020 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
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Cooking for Congregants – February 20, 2020 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – February 20, 2020
Feb 20 @ 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 four volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
30s/ 40s Tour of Awaken at the Asian Art Museum 7:00 pm
30s/ 40s Tour of Awaken at the Asian Art Museum
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the Emanu-El 30s and 40s community at the Asian Art Museum! We will be guided by a docent through Awaken, an exhibit of Himalayan sculptures, paintings, textiles and book arts that chart a transformative … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat service (MMS)
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
February 2020 YFE Family Shabbat Dinner 7:00 pm
February 2020 YFE Family Shabbat Dinner
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for our February YFE Family Shabbat Dinner! Our February Shabbat is being co-planned by Tzedek Council’s new Family Tzedek committee, which is working to infuse the Jewish value of tikkun olam into our Shabbat experience. This dinner will feature a drive for Homeless Prenatal Program, … Continued
Young Couples Access Shabbat Feb 2020 7:30 pm
Young Couples Access Shabbat Feb 2020
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Congregation Emanu-El's Young Couples Dinners are back! You and your partner* are invited to join other young couples and members of Emanu-El for a fun, intimate Shabbat dinner in a private home. Join us on Friday, … Continued
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Torah Study – with Rabbi Kushner (Room 55) 9:15 am
Torah Study – with Rabbi Kushner (Room 55)
Feb 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Hasidic Masters on the Parasha
Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Feb 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service – Anshei Mitzvah (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Anshei Mitzvah (Main)
Feb 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Jewish Heritage Night at USF 3:00 pm
Jewish Heritage Night at USF
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The coach of the USF (University of San Francisco) Dons basketball team, Told Golden (a nice Jewish boy), recently spent an evening with us at Emanu-El and the night was so fantastic that we have now … Continued
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Men’s Group – February 23, 2020 9:30 am
Men’s Group – February 23, 2020
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - February 23, 2020 @ 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
Beyond Us vs. Them 1:00 pm
Beyond Us vs. Them
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Beyond Us vs. Them
In an increasingly divided political climate where many people retreat to echo chambers, the San Francisco Unity Group will feature a documentary film to spark discussions among diverse groups in an effort to inform, and … Continued
Antisemitism 2020 – A Threat to American Jewish Identity 2:00 pm
Antisemitism 2020 – A Threat to American Jewish Identity
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Antisemitism 2020 – A Threat to American Jewish Identity Sunday, February 23 from 2:00 – 4:00pm Martin Meyer Sanctuary  Bomb threats, broken windows and Swastikas – attacks against Jews in the United States and our own Bay Area … Continued
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Tribe for Women Beginners’ Mahjong Night 6:00 pm
Tribe for Women Beginners’ Mahjong Night
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BAM! CRACK! DOT! Calling all beginners who want to learn the game! Join this three hour session of Mahjong lessons, taught by experienced players and mahj aficionados. Your $50 goes toward light nosh, wine, and … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Feb 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Learners Shabbat Service and Dinner 6:00 pm
Learners Shabbat Service and Dinner
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Learners Shabbat Service Friday, February 28 at 6:00pm, in the Rinder Chapel (a parallel service to our regular One Shabbat Service)Dinner immediately following the service, registration required for both service and dinner Want to learn the basics … Continued
One Shabbat service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat service (MMS)
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Torah Study – with Rabbi Kushner (Room 55) 9:15 am
Torah Study – with Rabbi Kushner (Room 55)
Feb 29 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Hasidic Masters on the Parasha
Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Feb 29 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Service (BM Lucy Felsenthal & Theodore Mosson) 10:30 am
Young Adult Hitbodedut Hike 10:30 am
Young Adult Hitbodedut Hike
Feb 29 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Please join us for our very first Young Adult Hitbodedut Hike (this event is for Emanu El's 20s & 30s community)!We will be hiking as group in the Oakland Hills at Joaquin Miller Park. We … Continued
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In Memoriam

Zichronam Livracha – May Their Memories be for a Blessing

The greeting to mourners is as follows: HaMakom y’nakhem et-khem. May God comfort you and all those who mourn in Zion and Jerusalem.

Are you looking for information about comforting those who are in mourning? Here is an article by Legacy Connect we hope you will find helpful. Also, what to expect at a shiva (house of mourning).

 

February 2020

We mourn the following February losses, listed alphabetically:

Miriam Ballan
We offer condolences to her daughter, Anat Pilovsky (Eran) and grandchildren, Jonathan, and Michael Pilvosky.

Bernard DeHovitz
We offer condolences to his wife, Ruth; daughter, Joan Dehovitz (Aaron); and grandchildren, Ben; Nathan; Sara; and Rachel.

Julianna Rose Gordon
We offer condolences to her grandparents, Lois and Robert Gordon (z”l); and aunt, Robin Strawbridge.

Leonard Hurwitt
We offer condolences to his sister, Dorothy Tietze; brother in-law, Bernard Monetta; children, Sharon Levins(Alan); Nancy Browar (Matthew); Joan Berger (Mitchel); his grandchildren, Emily Goldstein (Jason); Amy Levins; Joshua Browar; Lauren Browar; Lindsay Paisner (Michael); and Alex Berger (Michael); his great-grand-children, Samuel and Jacob Goldstein; Leo and Vivienne Browar; Georgia Gainer; Annie Berger; and Isaac Paisner.

Robert Theodore Levine
We offer condolences to his daughter, Amy Seff (Jonathan) and grandchildren, Olivia and Kyle Seff.

Kevin Patland
We offer condolences to his cousin, Anna Bell (David) and their children; Andrew; Adam; and Ava.

Paul Popovich
We offer condolences to his parents, Natalya Vilikhina and Alexander Popovich; and sister, Katia Popovich.

Paul E. Reading Jr.
We offer condolences to his son, Eric Reading (Belenda), and granddaughter Beatrice Reading.

Bonnie Lewis Rodney
We offer condolences to her niece, Julie Kaplan.

Jeffrey Weissman
We offer condolences to his brother, Andrew Weissman (Deborah).

 

 

January 2020

We mourn the following January losses, listed alphabetically:

Judith Broude
We offer condolences to her children, Marla Broude (Bernie) and Micah Broude (Janet); and grandchildren, Danielle Yokell (Abe) and Allison Broude Friedberg (Dave).

Rabbi Samuel Broude
We offer condolences to his children, Marla Broude (Bernie) and Micah Broude (Janet); and grandchildren, Danielle Yokell (Abe) and Allison Broude Friedberg (Dave).

Robert Charles Fink
We offer condolences to his son, Alan Aks, and grandchildren, Simon and Isabel Aks. 

Mr. Richard Coleman
We offer condolences to his son, Daniel Coleman (Eileen) and grandson, Sean Coleman.

Radema Klibaner
We offer condolences to her daughter, Lida Clebaner and grandchildren, Rabbi Misha Clebaner and Natasha Bogopolskaya.

Anna Lakovetsky
We offer condolences to her daughter, Alla Alperin.

Rita Levensohn
We offer condolences to her son Pascal Levensohn (Melanie); grandchildren, Amanda; Marshall; and Aurelia.

Jeffrey Sampson
We offer condolences to his brother, Thomas Sampson and sister, Cathryn Hilliard.

Ira J. Stone
We offer condolences to his daughter Ronna Stone (Tim Smith); and grandchildren, Tobyn, Aaron, and Corey Smith.

Mickey Wapner
We offer condolences to Harry (Marilyn) Nebenzahl’s sister, Judith Wapner

 

December 2019

We mourn the following December losses, listed alphabetically:

Charles Batyr
We offer condolences to his daughter Laurie Bowen and grandchildren, Samuel and Abigail.

Jennifer Boyd
We offer condolences to her mother, Ruth Stein. 

Alfred Heller
We offer condolences to his wife Ruth; daughters Miranda Heller and Anne Anderson; and grandchildren Haley, Nathan, Kendall and Brooke.

Charles Michael
We offer condolences to his wife, Teresa Michael.

Michael Moosman
We offer condolences to his sister, Annee Roher.

Marshall Small
We offer condolences to his son, Dan Small.

Marvin B. Starr
We offer condolences to his son, Eric Starr; and grandson, Daniel Starr

 

Home of Peace Cemetery

Home of Peace Cemetery in Colma is owned and operated by Emanu-El.  We encourage members to pre-plan their arrangements by contacting the cemetery staff.  Email: jewishcemeteries-sf.org.  Phone: 650.755.4700.

Congregation Emanu-El believes it is important to have a community to reach out to should a member family suffer a loss. At Emanu-El our rabbis and cantor are here to help in that time of need. Not only do our clergy perform funerals and memorial services, but they also provide spiritual counseling if requested.  

To reach our clergy regarding a recent loss please contact Ariana Estoque or call (415) 750-7552.

To schedule an on-site memorial service please contact Svetlana Leykin  or call (415) 751-2541 x123.

Our clergy (if available) can perform on-site non-member funerals/memorial services but there will be an officiating fee and a facility usage fee.  For more information please contact Svetlana Leykin at the email or phone number listed above.

For information on sitting Shiva please click here: Shiva Minyan Information

Giving Tzedakah to remember a loved one is a mitzvah.

Please consider making an additional donation to the Emanu-El Life Cycle fund in gratitude for the services our clergy provided during these profound moments. The Life Cycle fund makes it possible for all members, no matter their economic circumstance, to have the services of the clergy during these transitional times in their lives. Donate online or contact the Development Office at (415) 750-7554.


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