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Teen-Led Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat Service – (12/3/2021) 6:00 pm
Teen-Led Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat Service – (12/3/2021)
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
If you enjoy our Teen-Led High Holy Day Services each year, then this special Chanukah Shabbat is for you! Join us as we bask in the light of community with a Teen-Led Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Jason Rodich (12/4/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jason Rodich (12/4/2021)
Dec 4 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jason Rodich, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (12/4/21) 10:00 am
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (12/4/21)
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A Zoom seminar – " The Spiritual Teachings of the Sefat Emet".Text: The Language of Truth, trans. & ed. Arthur Green (Jewish Publication Society).Available in paperback on AmazonThe Sefat Emet is the pinnacle of Hasidic … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – S. Gebler and D. Stringer 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – S. Gebler and D. Stringer
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Service in our Main Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: This service will … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Violet Wolfe (Meyer) 10:45 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Violet Wolfe (Meyer)
Dec 4 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Service in our Martin Meyer Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: This service … Continued
Chanukah Havdallah with NFTY-CWR at Emanu-El 2:00 pm
Chanukah Havdallah with NFTY-CWR at Emanu-El
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
We are so excited to be hosting a Chanukah Havdallah in partnership with NFTY-CWR. NFTY supplements and supports Reform youth groups at the synagogue level. All Bay Area High schoolers are invited to have Havdallah … Continued
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Meditation in the Redwoods for YFE Parents 9:45 am
Meditation in the Redwoods for YFE Parents
Dec 5 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am
Join Rabbi Sydney Mintz and fellow YFE parents as we journey together from the Temple through the Arguello Gate and into the Redwoods for guided meditation, silence, chanting and healing prayers. An intimate opportunity to be … Continued
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One Shabbat Service – (12/10/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (12/10/2021)
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, December 10th, at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Sydney Mintz and Cantor Marsha Attie in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary.To best ensure we can provide a safe … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris (12/11/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris (12/11/2021)
Dec 11 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (12/11/21) 10:00 am
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (12/11/21)
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A Zoom seminar – " The Spiritual Teachings of the Sefat Emet".Text: The Language of Truth, trans. & ed. Arthur Green (Jewish Publication Society).Available in paperback on AmazonThe Sefat Emet is the pinnacle of Hasidic … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Noah Leopold (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Noah Leopold (Main)
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Service in our Main Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: This service will … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Natalia Rossen (Meyer) 10:45 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Natalia Rossen (Meyer)
Dec 11 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Service in our Martin Meyer Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: This service … Continued
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Tzedek Council’s Annual Light of Giving 11:00 am
Tzedek Council’s Annual Light of Giving
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Calling all givers of light! Please register to participate in our 4th Annual Light of Giving, hosted by Tzedek Council. As a community, we will assemble much-needed home goods for single adults who have experienced … Continued
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One Shabbat Service – (12/17/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (12/17/2021)
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, December 17th, at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Marsha Attie in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary.To best ensure we can provide a safe … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer (12/18/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer (12/18/2021)
Dec 18 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (12/18/21) 10:00 am
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (12/18/21)
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A Zoom seminar – " The Spiritual Teachings of the Sefat Emet".Text: The Language of Truth, trans. & ed. Arthur Green (Jewish Publication Society).Available in paperback on AmazonThe Sefat Emet is the pinnacle of Hasidic … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Jacob Berland (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Jacob Berland (Main)
Dec 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Service in our Main Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: This service will … Continued
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Kabbalat Shabbat Eve Service – (12/24/2021) 6:00 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Eve Service – (12/24/2021)
Dec 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please join us for a beautiful Kabbalat Shabbat Eve Service this Friday, December 24th, at 6:00 pm! Come and be warmed by our community before venturing out for your traditional practice of Chinese food and … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer (12/25/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer (12/25/2021)
Dec 25 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Let’s Party (this is a Test Event) 10:00 pm
Let’s Party (this is a Test Event)
Dec 25 @ 10:00 pm – 10:30 pm
This is a TEST. Please ignore, but DO NOT REMOVE from this calendar. Thank you.What is an Outreach? Outreach can help tracking each marketing initiatives in detail. These can include typical advertisements and solicitations, emails, … Continued
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Shabbat New Year’s Eve Service – (12/31/2021) 6:00 pm
Shabbat New Year’s Eve Service – (12/31/2021)
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for our Shabbat New Year's Eve Service this Friday, December 31st, at 6:00 pm! This year, New Year’s Eve falls on Shabbat and we are excited to welcome you to our temple for … Continued
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Passover Resources

Click here to view our Passover Events page!

 

Need A Passover Nosh?

passover sederDelicious Catering is offering Seder dinners (brisket, chicken, or vegetarian), with a pick-up option in front of Congregation Emanu-El. To place your order, contact [email protected] or 415.453.3710. To place your order online, click here for menu and ordering details. 

McCall’s Catering is offering a Passover meal delivery, with vegetarian options available. The Seder Plate is $35 and the Seder Meal is $65. Orders must be placed by 5:00 pm Thursday, March 25 for first night Seder delivery. Other meal delivery options are available between March 29-April 2. Click here for the menu and ordering details.

Betty Zlatchin Catering is pleased to bring back their Seder meal order and delivery program. Please place your order by 5pm on Wednesday, March 24 for delivery on Saturday, March 27. Prix-Fixe Menus: $130 (serves 2) + $15 SF Delivery (Outside SF is additional and billed separately). All menus include reheat and finishing instructions. To view the Passover menu, please click here. To order, click here.

Wise Sons Deli: In addition to offering their Passover catering menu for local pickup and delivery, and through their community pop-ups, Wise Sons is also offering a convenient Passover Package available for nationwide shipping. Click on link above.

Dina Kosher Catering is offering Passover meat kits available for the entire week of Passover, from 1st, 2nd or 7th night. Click on the link above for the menu. The ordering deadline is Tuesday, March 23, 2021 by 8PM. Limited supplies are available.

Congregation Emanu-El’s 2021 Passover Recipe Book
What’s cooking in our congregation? We have compiled an e-recipe book with staff and Member favorites, to get you excited for all the culinary possibilities of Passover. Chag sameach and bitei-avon!


Lift Up Seniors & Families In Need This Passover

Show isolated seniors, people with disabilities, and families in crisis that they are not alone! With every gift of $36, you will provide a Seder Sack filled with Passover foods and essentials to a household in need. Due to the pandemic crisis, the need is great—especially among our frail elderly. Please consider giving a Chai Five for $180 to send five full Seder Sacks.
 
Make your gift in honor or in memory of someone dear to you, and we’ll send a Passover greeting or memorial card on your behalf.


Please donate today:

Click here to donate through JFCS.org
Call: 415-449-1264 
Mail: Attn: Seder Sacks, JFCS
PO Box 159004,
San Francisco, CA 94115


Zoom Seder Tips 2021: Next Year in Person, This Year Still on Zoom!

Once again, we will be on Zoom for the Seders. And while you have mastered Zoom, here are some tips to make your Seder even more meaningful:

  • Choose a virtual Haggadah — there are many resources out there, including free flipbooks. One we love is The Velveteen Rabbi’s Haggadah for Pesach, a non-denominational Haggadah with a lot of readings in English, transliterations for Hebrew text, and good jumping-off points for discussion.
  • Create a Passover pick-up basket with hats, plastic frogs, or a treat so everyone can share a fun moment in common.
  • Ask people to prepare a part. Spotlight them as they chant the 4 Questions, or present on how we were strangers and engage in a discussion on how we treat the “stranger” today.
  • Take a zoom poll — Which of the 4 Children are you this year? In reciting the plagues, ask each person to share what it meant for them to be in darkness in their homes this year. What will bring light in the year to come?
  • Unmute everyone for Dayenu and let zoom be zoom!
  • Play hide the Afikomen somewhere in the world and let people take guesses.

Don’t worry about glitches; be patient — Enjoy this night of joy!


Get Prepped for Passover with Rabbi Ryan Bauer

Learn the basics of the Passover seder, then dive a little deeper into the meaning behind the holiday rituals. Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer. (From March 11, 2021)


Moses and Passover

In this video for Young Families, Rabbi Sarah Parris and musician Jonathan Bayer explore the story of Moses through song.


Activities for the whole family

As spring approaches, we get ready to welcome the new season and the upcoming spring holiday, Pesach. Jewish people traditionally sweep away the “chametz” or breadcrumbs around our houses to make us ready for Passover, when we do not eat leavened bread. However, we can also do a spiritual chametz, where we think about what feelings or thoughts we’ve been holding on to that we are ready to let go of. To help us with our chametz, we will make our own hand brooms out of pine needles! (If you don’t have access to pine needles, what can you find that would?)


Take a Quiz: Is This Kosher for Passover?
Children’s Activities for Passover
Eight Fun Passover Activities for the Entire Family
A Chocolate Seder for Children



Choose a Haggadah for Your Seder

A Passover Haggadah 
JewBelong’s Haggadah
Truah’s Haggadah (social justice-focused)
Friendseder (aimed at Young Adults) 
A Children’s Haggadah 
Sharing the Journey: A Haggadah for Contemporary Families
The Open Door: A Passover Haggadah
Earth Justice Seder
Racial Justice Haggadah Insert
HIAS Haggadah
The (unofficial) Hogwarts Haggadah