35th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Pulpit Exchange & Tu B’Shevat Weekend
MLK Weekend: Friday – Sunday, January 14 – 16, 2022
via Livestream, No RSVP Required
Join us virtually Friday through Sunday, January 14 – 16, for a weekend of worship, sermons, music, and the opportunity to connect once again with Congregation Emanu-El and Third Baptist Church. Click here to jump to our Updated Weekend Schedule.
Virtual-Only Worship Services
In response to the rapidly growing spread of Omicron, we are suspending in-person worship for the MLK Pulpit Exchange at both Emanu-El and Third Baptist Church. Please do not come in-person to either Emanu-El or Third Baptist Church for services on MLK Weekend. However, please do join us online (livestream links are available in the weekend schedule). Updates to our COVID-19 safety protocols can be found by clicking here.
Our medical advisors have recommended this course with the hope that we will be able to gather again soon to welcome in Shabbat as a community. During this time, we hope you will join us online. We invite you to sing along at home with candles and kiddush and to enjoy learning with us utilizing the blessing of technology to keep us connected.
Update: Tzedakah Corner Programming
This year, our goal is to connect with meaningful services around the Bay Area, many of which are run by folks in the communities they serve. We focused on programs that highlight mutual aid, which is a solidarity-based support where communities unite against a common struggle. G’milut chasidim – acts of loving kindness. This Jewish value embodies what it means to take on the responsibility of caring for one another, rather than leaving individuals to fend for themselves. Now more than ever, this is an important mitzvah to help heal the world.
Tzedakah & tirdof are intrinsically linked to both Tu B’Shevat and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy.
We have a drop-off donation tzedakah box and virtual tzedakah boxes available for folks who would like to contribute.
We will have a donation box set up at Congregation Emanu-El starting Friday, January 14. Please drop off items with the front gate.
Acceptable donations include food that is in its original packaging, unopened and unexpired. Tzedakah Box donations will benefit the SF-Marin Food Bank and Jewish Family & Children’s Services. We are accepting:
- Healthy snacks
- Canned protein
- Non-meat protein (i.e.: peanut butter)
- Shelf-stable fruit cups
- Canned goods not requiring a can opener (for example, pop-top soups and entrees)
Mission Meals Coalition
Mission Meals Coalition is a mutual aid collective of organizers, community groups and small businesses dedicated to connecting SF Bay Area community members to food resources on a weekly basis.
Make a Difference
$5 = 1 Hot Meal
$25 = Hot Meals for Family of 5
$30 = 1 Week of Groceries for a Senior
$50 = 1 Week of Groceries for a Family
VENMO: Mission – Meals
CASH APP: $MissionMeals
Donations are tax-exempt, please email Mission Meals Coalition at [email protected] to receive tax information.
SF Farming Hope
Farming Hope offers paid job-training Apprenticeships in the culinary field for formerly incarcerated or homeless adults. Our Apprentices and kitchen staff utilize recovered produce to cook meals free of charge for San Francisco families experiencing food insecurity.
The mission of HOMEY is to transform the lives of high-risk youth and inspire them to not only choose a path of education, self-sufficiency and non-violence, but also strive towards physical, mental and emotional health. We do this through the youth development practices of cultural and artistic expression, skill building, relationship building, youth participation in decision-making, and community involvement.
Friday, January 14 – Tune in for the Livestream Here
- 6:00 pm: Reverend Amos Brown will be streamed from Emanu-El’s Main Sanctuary as part of our Pulpit Exchange. This service will be livestreamed on our website and on Facebook Live.
Sunday, January 16 – Tune in for the Livestream Here
- 10:00 am: Rabbi Beth Singer will be livestreamed from Third Baptist Church as part of our Pulpit Exchange. The service will be livestreamed on the Third Baptist Church livestream page.
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