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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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
Exploring Rabbi Arthur Green’s “Judaism’s Ten Best Ideas.” 12:00 pm
Exploring Rabbi Arthur Green’s “Judaism’s Ten Best Ideas.”
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Exploring Rabbi Arthur Green’s “Judaism’s Ten Best Ideas.”This book by renowned Rabbi and Jewish thinker, Arthur Green, posits the question, “In an age of fluid identity, many people are honestly asking the question “Why be … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Jul 1 @ 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 (7/2/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (7/2/2020)
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Marsha Attie to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
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Temple office closed – Independence Day
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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 (7/3/20) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (7/3/20)
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer 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 here. … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbinic Intern Leo Fuchs – 7/4/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbinic Intern Leo Fuchs – 7/4/20)
Jul 4 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbinic Intern Leo Fuchs, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Havdalah with Cantor Marsha Attie (7/4/20) 8:00 pm
Havdalah with Cantor Marsha Attie (7/4/20)
Jul 4 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Havdalah with Cantor Marsha Attie 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!
Jul 5 @ 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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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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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How Prepared Are You For The High Holy Days? 7:00 pm
How Prepared Are You For The High Holy Days?
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
How Prepared Are YOU For The High Holy Days?With rabbinic intern, educator, and Emanu-El member, Leo FuchsThree consecutive Tuesday evenings, July 7 – 21 from 7:00 – 8:15 pm via Zoom. This is a free program.​The … Continued
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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
Jul 8 @ 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 (7/9/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (7/9/2020)
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Arik Luck to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
Men’s Group Virtual Happy Hour – July 9 2020 5:00 pm
Men’s Group Virtual Happy Hour – July 9 2020
Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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. Our … Continued
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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 (7/10/20) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (7/10/20)
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Sydney Mintz and Cantor Arik Luck. 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 here. … Continued
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service (7/10/20) 7:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service (7/10/20)
Jul 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service with Rabbi Sydney Mintz, and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to participate via Facebook Live, our preferred platform – you don't have to join Facebook to participate.
July Late Shabbat Oneg 8:30 pm
July Late Shabbat Oneg
Jul 10 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Late Shabbat Oneg is back (!!) and we're partnering with Moishe House Nob Hill to bring you a fun evening of FRIENDLY speed dating. Whether you’re in search of romantic or platonic connections, this will … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/11/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/11/20)
Jul 11 @ 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 Rabbinic Intern Leo Fuchs (7/11/20) 8:00 pm
Havdalah with Rabbinic Intern Leo Fuchs (7/11/20)
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Havdalah with Rabbinic Intern Leo Fuchs 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!
Jul 12 @ 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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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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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Multi-Racial and Multi-Ethnic Teens and Tweens 4:00 pm
Multi-Racial and Multi-Ethnic Teens and Tweens
Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join fellow teen and tween members of multi-racial and multi-ethnic families at Emanu-El in a Zoom gathering on Tuesday July 14th from 4-5pm to meet one another, share stories, and build a community to support … Continued
Multi-Racial and Multi-Ethnic Families Gathering (July 2020) 7:00 pm
Multi-Racial and Multi-Ethnic Families Gathering (July 2020)
Jul 14 @ 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 … Continued
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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
Mixology (Young Adult Program) 6:00 pm
Mixology (Young Adult Program)
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join YALCer and experienced cocktail maker, Misha Kestler, in this new 30-minute series: Mixology! Each time we gather, we’ll learn how to make a new drink. Our first drink will be the classic margarita. Please … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Jul 15 @ 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 (7/16/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (7/16/2020)
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Arik Luck to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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 (7/17/20) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (7/17/20)
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris and Cantor Arik Luck. 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 Jonathan Singer – 7/18/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/18/20)
Jul 18 @ 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!
Jul 19 @ 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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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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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Jews of Color Virtual Gathering (July 2020) 7:00 pm
Jews of Color Virtual Gathering (July 2020)
Jul 23 @ 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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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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 (7/24/20) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (7/24/20)
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbinic Intern Leo Fuchs 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 Sarah Joselow Parris – 7/25/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris – 7/25/20)
Jul 25 @ 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.
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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!
Jul 26 @ 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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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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
Jul 29 @ 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 (7/30/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (7/30/2020)
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Arik Luck to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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 (7/31/20) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (7/31/20)
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Jason Rodich and Cantor Arik Luck. 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 here. … Continued
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Jewish Holiday Descriptions

The following Jewish holidays are listed in chronological order as they are celebrated, beginning with the Fall High Holy Day Season.

Access a calendar of Jewish Holidays

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins the ten-day period known as the High Holy Days. Rosh Hashanah is also known as the “birthday of the world”, the “day of remembrance” and the “day of the shofar.” Rosh Hashanah celebrates the ability of people to change and grow, as it is a time for deep thought, self-examination, and prayer.

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holiday in which the Jewish people ask for forgiveness and forgive others. Yom Kippur, the most solemn and holy day of the Jewish year, is the last day of the ten days of awe and marks the end of the ten-day period of the High Holy Days.

Sukkot

Sukkot is a fall harvest festival. Sukkot is also known as the “Festival of the Booths”, as it commemorates the time the Jewish people lived in temporary huts (sukkot) during their wandering and during their time of harvest in the fields. Sukkot is a time of feasting and of giving thanks for the harvest.

Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah, meaning “rejoicing with the Torah”, is a happy holiday celebrated with gaiety and festivity. On Simchat Torah the last portion of the Torah in the book of Deuteronomy and the first verses of the book of Genesis are read in the same Temple service, signifying that the Torah has no beginning and no end.

Chanukah

Chanukah, a joyous holiday celebrated for eight days, commemorates the victory of the Jews over the Greeks and thus Jewish independence and the right to once again practice the Jewish religion. Chanukah celebrates the rededication of the Temple after the victory over the Greeks. Chanukah is also called the “Festival of Lights” in remembrance of the miraculous oil that burned in the Temple menorah for eight days at the time of the rededication of the Temple.

Blessings and How to Light Candles for Chanukah

 

Tu B’Shevat

Tu B’Shevat celebrates the “Birthday of the Trees.” This Jewish holiday validates the importance of nature and stresses the need for people to care for trees, plants and objects in nature. It is customary to plant trees on Tu B’Shevat.

Purim

Purim, a time of merriment and great fun, is one of the happiest of Jewish holidays. The festival of Purim derives from the biblical story of Esther and commemorates the Jewish people’s success over people who tried to destroy them.

Passover

Passover celebrates the most important event in Jewish history, which is the Jewish people’s exodus from Egypt. This holiday recalls the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, their eventual freedom and their arrival in the promised land in Canaan. Passover is celebrated for eight days with a special meal, special foods, and specific traditional practices.


Yom Ha-Atzmaut

Yom Ha-atzmaut, the “day of independence”, is the Jewish holiday celebrating Israel’s attainment of statehood. Israel’s Independence Day commemorates its establishment once again as the homeland of the Jewish people.

 

Lag Ba Omer

Lag Ba Omer is a minor Jewish holiday that focuses on the importance of study and learning. Lag Ba Omer is celebrated on the 33rd day of the 50 days of the counting of the “omer”, or the measure of the newly ripened barley. The Lag Ba Omer holiday provided a break from this serious harvest time.

Shavuot

Shavuot celebrates the day the Jews were given the Torah, the guidelines of Jewish life, on Mount Sinai. It is also a celebration of the time of harvest and the offering of the first fruits of the new harvest. On Shavuot the Jewish people decorate the synagogue with greens and flowers, wear white clothing, and eat dairy dishes.

Shabbat

The Jewish holiday of Shabbat is a joyous occasion celebrated every Friday night to Saturday night. Shabbat commemorates the creation of the world, as the world was created in six days and the seventh day was the day of rest. Shabbat is a special time for people to come together each week to be with family and friends, to rest, to think, to share, to sing, and to have a good time. The observance of Shabbat begins with a traditional ritual that includes blessings while lighting candles, drinking wine, and eating challah (twisted egg bread).

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