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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 8/1/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 8/1/20)
Aug 1 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Havdalah with Margeaux Wolberg (8/1/20) 8:00 pm
Havdalah with Margeaux Wolberg (8/1/20)
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Havdalah with Margeaux Wolberg on Facebook Live, click here.
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Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery! 5:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
  For over two years, every Sunday night Emanu-El congregants have provided dinner for the youth living at G-House (a transitional home for youth experiencing homelessness run by Larkin Street Youth Services), by bringing food … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (Young Families) 7:30 pm
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (Young Families)
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Rabbi Sarah Parris, ECE Director Nika Greenberg, and CEEP Teacher Abiba Bola, to discuss the book, How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. Reading a book will not end racism, but the … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
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Congregation Emanu-El BLOOD DRIVE 10:00 am
Congregation Emanu-El BLOOD DRIVE
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Congregation Emanu-El BLOOD DRIVEThis blood drive is being conducted in collaboration with Vitalant, one of the nation’s oldest and largest transfusion medicine organizations. To schedule your appointment, please visit bloodheroes.com and use Sponsor Code: Emanu-El. ADVANCE APPOINTMENTS are encouraged to help … Continued
The Gold(berg) Rush with Judi Leff (Day Time) 11:00 am
The Gold(berg) Rush with Judi Leff (Day Time)
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Gold(Berg) Rush: History of San Francisco Jewry led by legacy Emanu-El member Judi Leff Free program via Zoom Thursday, August 6, 11:00am – 1:00pm PST  Judi is passionate about San Francisco Jewish history and produced the 125th Anniversary of the Jewish … Continued
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/6/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/6/2020)
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Marsha Attie to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
A Conversation About Emanu-El’s Member Survey 5:00 pm
A Conversation About Emanu-El’s Member Survey
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Life under Covid-19 has impacted our entire community. Last month you participated in Emanu-El's member survey, as part of a national survey of Jews conducted by the URJ. The results are in. We want to … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
One Shabbat Service (8/7/20) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (8/7/20)
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to participate via Facebook Live, our preferred platform – you don't have to join Facebook to participate. For alternative access via livestream, click … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 8/8/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 8/8/20)
Aug 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Havdalah with Eric Schoen (8/8/20) 8:00 pm
Havdalah with Eric Schoen (8/8/20)
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Havdalah with Eric Schoen on Facebook Live, click here.
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Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery! 5:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
  For over two years, every Sunday night Emanu-El congregants have provided dinner for the youth living at G-House (a transitional home for youth experiencing homelessness run by Larkin Street Youth Services), by bringing food … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (Young Adults) 6:00 pm
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (Young Adults)
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Rabbi Jason Rodich to discuss the book, How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. Reading a book will not end racism, but the idea that learning leads to action is a foundational … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/13/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/13/2020)
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Arik Luck to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
Multi-Racial and Multi-Ethnic Families Gathering (Aug 2020) 7:00 pm
Multi-Racial and Multi-Ethnic Families Gathering (Aug 2020)
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join fellow members of Emanu-El from multi-racial and multi-ethnic families in a Zoom gathering to meet one another, share stories, and build a community to support each other through the complexities of the world around us … Continued
The Gold(berg) Rush with Judi Leff (Evening) 7:00 pm
The Gold(berg) Rush with Judi Leff (Evening)
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gold(Berg) Rush: History of San Francisco Jewry led by legacy Emanu-El member Judi Leff Free program via Zoom Thursday, August 13, 7:00 – 9:00pm PST  Judi is passionate about San Francisco Jewish history and produced the 125th Anniversary of the Jewish … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Stephen Pearce 8/15/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Stephen Pearce 8/15/20)
Aug 15 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Stephen Pearce followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery! 5:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
  For over two years, every Sunday night Emanu-El congregants have provided dinner for the youth living at G-House (a transitional home for youth experiencing homelessness run by Larkin Street Youth Services), by bringing food … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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July Jewish Book Club (Young Adult Program) 6:00 pm
July Jewish Book Club (Young Adult Program)
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Have some extra time on your hands and want to dive into a meaningful book? You’re invited to a virtual discussion about The Weight of Ink, by Rachel Kadish, led by our community member Annie Alpers! … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
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Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/20/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/20/2020)
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Marsha Attie to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (With Rabbi Beth Singer) 12:30 pm
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (With Rabbi Beth Singer)
Aug 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Join Rabbi Beth Singer to discuss the book, How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. Reading a book will not end racism, but the idea that learning leads to action is a foundational … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 8/22/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 8/22/20)
Aug 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Havdalah (8/22/20) 8:00 pm
Havdalah (8/22/20)
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Havdalah on Facebook Live, click here.
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Discovering Your Life’s Purpose (YA Program) 11:00 am
Discovering Your Life’s Purpose (YA Program)
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The pandemic has created a perfect time to pick up new hobbies, think introspectively, and dream about “what’s next.” Get off the couch!  Join Young Adult Community member Juliana and YALCer Anna as they walk … Continued
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery! 5:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
  For over two years, every Sunday night Emanu-El congregants have provided dinner for the youth living at G-House (a transitional home for youth experiencing homelessness run by Larkin Street Youth Services), by bringing food … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/27/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/27/2020)
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Arik Luck to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (With Rabbi Beth Singer) 12:30 pm
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (With Rabbi Beth Singer)
Aug 27 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Join Rabbi Beth Singer to discuss the book, How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. Reading a book will not end racism, but the idea that learning leads to action is a foundational … Continued
Jews of Color Virtual Gathering (Aug 2020) 7:00 pm
Jews of Color Virtual Gathering (Aug 2020)
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Led by congregants who identify as Jews of color, we are convening regular gatherings of Emanu-El members who identify as Jews of color of any race or ethnicity, to meet each other, share stories, and explore … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 8/29/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 8/29/20)
Aug 29 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery! 5:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
  For over two years, every Sunday night Emanu-El congregants have provided dinner for the youth living at G-House (a transitional home for youth experiencing homelessness run by Larkin Street Youth Services), by bringing food … Continued
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Racial Justice

Emanu-El strives to live out the demand and invitation of our Jewish tradition to pursue justice and heal the broken parts of our world. We are dedicated to continuing our work to make Emanu-El a community that is committed to racial justice and especially welcoming to Jews of color. We aim to ensure safety, equity, and justice within our congregation and in the wider community.

This commitment is not new for our congregation, yet at this moment of national reckoning and consciousness-raising, we have an opportunity to do even more work for racial justice. When we commit to tikkun olam, we commit for the long haul.

In the coming months, we will share with you more about our ongoing efforts to combat racism. At this moment, we are pleased to invite you to join us in several action steps to help further the cause of racial justice in our country, city and congregation. Please join us for one or more of these efforts:

Book Groups
Join Emanu-El Rabbis in one of our Summer Book Clubs: 

How to Be an Antiracist
By Ibram X. Kendi  

racismJudaism teaches us that study leads to action, and we invite you to join us in reading this award-winning book so that we can all take greater action against racism in our country. The New York Times calls How to Be an Antiracist  “The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.” We are forming several small groups to read the book and come together via Zoom for discussion. Please consider joining one of our rabbis to read this book and learn together.

Young Families Book Group with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris, Pre-School Director Nika Greenberg and Pre-School Teacher Abiba Bola
August 5
7:30 pm
Register here.

Young Adults Book Group with Rabbi Jason Rodich and Leah Shapiro
August 12, September 2
6:00 pm
Register here.

Rabbi Beth Singer’s Book Group
August 20, August 27, September 10
12:30 pm

Register here.

The San Francisco Black – Jewish Unity Group
Since early 2016, Congregation Emanu-El has worked with leaders in the African-American community to identify mutual issues of concern. We continue our work of bringing members of the Black and Jewish communities in San Francisco together and deepen relationships between members of our community. Our group meets monthly at the African America Art and Culture Complex, the second Thursday of every month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Click here to learn more.

Jews of Color (JOC) and Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic Family Gatherings
Led by congregants who identify as Jews of Color, we are convening regular gatherings of Emanu-El members who identify as Jews of Color (of any race) and/or members of multi-racial, multi-ethnic families, to meet each other, share stories, and explore the needs and hopes of our community. The intention is to create a safe space to share thoughts and engage in conversation. We acknowledge that while this need has always existed, it has been magnified recently within our Jewish community and in the broader society at large. Emanu-El is committed to ensuring safety, equity, and jstice within our community and in the wider Jewish community. 

Multi-Racial And Multi-Ethnic Families Gathering
Hosted by congregants, Toni Barba-Salan, Tracy Tilin McKendell, Cantor Marsha Attie, and Tori and Sarah Starks.
Thursday, August 13
7:00 pm
Register here.

Jews of Virtual Color Gathering
These gatherings are being hosted by congregant Kristin Eriko Posner and board member Paula Pretlow.
Thursday, August 27
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Register here.

Advocacy
We urge support these advocacy efforts in collaboration with our community partner, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC):

  • Reform of the criminal justice system by supporting the goals of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 (HR 7120)
  • Expansion of voter access by providing vote by mail ballots to all California voters, support (AB 860);
  • Reform of historically inequitable laws and policies including:

Other Resources
For suggested books, podcasts, videos, and films, click here.
For parents with young children, click here.
For parents with children of all ages, click here.

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