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Side by Side October 2019 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side October 2019 Session
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – Dec 10 @ 11:30 am
Side by Side October 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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Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Dec 3 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Interfaith Holiday Party 2019 6:00 pm
Interfaith Holiday Party 2019
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Congregant Home near West Portal.It’s time to dress up, stand out, and celebrate our diversity! There’s no right or wrong way to celebrate the holidays, so why not have a little fun? Join our … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – December 5, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – December 5, 2019
Dec 5 @ 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
Young Adult Happy Hour with Rabbi Jill Jacobs 6:30 pm
Young Adult Happy Hour with Rabbi Jill Jacobs
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a Young Adult Happy Hour discussion with Rabbi Jill Jacobs, the Executive Director of T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. Our discussion will focus on "Human Rights for Israelis and Palestinians … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-12-06 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-12-06
Dec 6 @ 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. Korean food will be provided.Adult Members – $24.00, Children Members ages 11-17 – $24.00, Non-member Adults – $28.00, Non-member Children … Continued
Rabbi Jill Jacobs – Dinner and Discussion 7:30 pm
Rabbi Jill Jacobs – Dinner and Discussion
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a special dinner and discussion with Rabbi Jill Jacobs. This event immediately follows the 6:00pm One Shabbat Service.Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the Executive Director of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, which mobilizes a network … Continued
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Dec 7 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Dec 7 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Ella Kowal ) Main 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Ella Kowal ) Main
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Seudah Shlishit – Rabbi Jill Jacobs 4:00 pm
Seudah Shlishit – Rabbi Jill Jacobs
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for a special Seudah Shlishit (Shabbat afternoon meal/study) with scholar-in-residence, Rabbi Jill Jacobs. She will be discussing: How Progressives Embrace and Struggle with Zionism. The event will include drinks and hors d’oeuvres.Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the … Continued
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Men’s Group – December 8, 2019 9:30 am
Men’s Group – December 8, 2019
Dec 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - December 8, 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
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Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Dec 10 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Where Are We Going? Evening with Prof. David Myers of NIF 6:30 pm
Where Are We Going? Evening with Prof. David Myers of NIF
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where Have We Been? Where are We Going? A Post-Election Look at Israel Tuesday, December 10 at 6:30pm Congregation Emanu-El 2 Lake St, San FranciscoA lecture by Professor David N. Myers Congregation Emanu-El is pleased to welcome … Continued
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Side by Side December 2019 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side December 2019 Session
Dec 12 2019 @ 9:30 am – Feb 13 2020 @ 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
Cooking for Congregants – December 12, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – December 12, 2019
Dec 12 @ 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
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
December 2019 Late Shabbat Community Dinners 6:30 pm
December 2019 Late Shabbat Community Dinners
Dec 13 @ 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
Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS)
Dec 13 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
YA Late Shabbat Oneg (GH) 9:45 pm
YA Late Shabbat Oneg (GH)
Dec 13 @ 9:45 pm – 11:00 pm
 
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A Very Jazzy Chanukah 2019 6:00 pm
A Very Jazzy Chanukah 2019
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the Emanu-El 30s and 40s community for a jazz-filled Chanukah celebration. We have a semi-private space reserved at Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio (live jazz every night!) from 6-9PM where we’ll have latkes and some … Continued
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Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Dec 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Tribe for Women Wine Tasting at High Treason 2019 6:30 pm
Tribe for Women Wine Tasting at High Treason 2019
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join fellow Tribe for Women in an evening of wine tasting at High Treason. We will be joined by Rebecca Fineman, the 25th female Master Sommelier in the United States, as we taste 5 wines … Continued
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Young Families Chanukah Pop-Up in Hayes Valley 2019 5:30 pm
Young Families Chanukah Pop-Up in Hayes Valley 2019
Dec 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Please join us for a special Chanukkah pop up for young families with children ages 5 and under! Address will be provided after registration.Event Signup
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Office Closed – Winter holidays
Shabbat Chanukah Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Chanukah Service (MMS)
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Chanukah Celebration Dinner 2019 6:45 pm
Chanukah Celebration Dinner 2019
Dec 27 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm
After our One Shabbat Chanukah Service, we will be having a beautiful dinner with Chinese food, latkes, dreidels, and fun, followed by a circus act for the whole family in Guild Hall. Registration is required for … Continued
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Funerals and Memorial Services

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).

 

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.

 

November 2019

We mourn the following November losses, listed alphabetically:

Barbara Alpert
We offer condolences to her daughter, Nancy Alpert and granddaughter, Josie Alpert-Sandler.

Joan Altermanz
We offer condolences to her daughter, Amy Alterman.

Dorothee Eisler
We offer condolences to her daughter, Laurie Eisler; son-in-law, Tim Campbell; and grandson, Reed Campbell.

Colette Gitel Goldsztejn
We offer condolences to her son Laurent Goldsztejn (Deborah Stein) and grandchildren, Ariel and Aidan Goldsztejn.

Rabbi Marvin Gross
We offer condolences to his former wife, Lynn Winter Gross.

Nancy Livingston
We offer condolences to her husband, Fred Levin.

Jack Overton
We offer condolences to his niece, Sarah Overton.

Morton Owens
We offer condolences to his step-son Matthew Barkoff (Britton) and step-grandchildren, Jonah and Mia Barkoff.

Bernice Perlman
We offer condolences to her son Brian Perlman and granddaughters Olivia and Anna Perlman.

William (Bill) Martin Scott
We offer condolences to his wife, Stephanie Scott and his daughter, Ariana Estoque (Marc).

Rabbi Alan Smith
We offer our condolences.

 

 

October 2019

We mourn the following October losses, listed alphabetically:

Joshua Charles Assor
We offer condolences to his uncle, Gregg Lynn.

William Atkins
We offer condolences to his son, John Atkins (Jodi); and grandchildren, Sarah and Leah Atkins.

Frances Geballe
We offer condolences to her husband, Theodore Geballe; daughter, Alison Geballe; grandson, Daniel Geballe; and sister, Phyllis Friedman.

Zora Elka Gropper
We offer condolences to her granddaughter Anna Kovinsky (Matt); great-granddaughters, Rosie and Tessa Kovinsky.

Gerald Enoch
We offer condolences to his daughter, Natalie Sacks (John MacGregor); and grandson, Jacob MacGregor.

Larry Teplin
We offer condolences to his daughter, Vanessa Jacoby (Allison); and grandsons, Scott and Theo Jacoby.

Raquel Newman
We offer condolences to her children, Ted and Sara Newman; and grandchildren, Cassandra Vera-Newman and Vianna Newman.

Natalie Rader
We offer condolences to her daughter Janis Rader and granddaughter Stephanie Strick

Dr. Raymond Weisberg
We offer condolences to his daughter, Rabbi Dvorah Weisberg; son-in-law, Neal Scheindlin; son, Adam Weisberg (Shoshie); and daughter-in-law, Rachel Brodie.

Robert Williams
We offer condolences to his wife, Judith Williams; daughter, Anne Quaintance (Tim); and granddaughter Paige Quaintance.

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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