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Haftarah Trope with Cantor Luck 12:00 pm
Haftarah Trope with Cantor Luck
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
How to Chant HaftarahWith Cantor Arik LuckDid you know that there are different methods of chanting various types of Hebrew texts? In this four part class, Cantor Arik Luck will provide a basic overview of biblical … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (March 3) 2:00 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (March 3)
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 2:10 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
Weekday Evening Minyan (March 3) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (March 3)
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
Resiliency Series: Navigating Bereavement and Loss (3/3/2021) 7:00 pm
Resiliency Series: Navigating Bereavement and Loss (3/3/2021)
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Navigating Bereavement and Loss Led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris Co-facilitated by Rabbi Eric Weiss and Susan Moldaw  March 3, 7:00-8:30 pm Grief often leaves us speechless, grasping for words to express our deepest reflections. Poetry and other … Continued
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One Shabbat Service (3/05/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (3/05/2021)
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Jason Rodich and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris – 3/06/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris – 3/06/2021)
Mar 6 @ 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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Test Event – Please Ignore 6:30 am
Test Event – Please Ignore
Mar 7 @ 6:30 am – 7:00 am
This is a TEST. Please ignore, but DO NOT REMOVE from this calendar. Thank you.What is an Outreach? Outreach, or Campaign in native Salesforce name, can help tracking each marketing initiatives in detail. These can … Continued
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SPARK 2021 – Prof. Ariel Mayse: Jewish Mysticism 7:00 pm
SPARK 2021 – Prof. Ariel Mayse: Jewish Mysticism
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tauber SPARK 2021Mini-University ExperienceOf Mind and Myth: Religious Thinking in Jewish Mysticism Taught by Professor Ariel Evan Mayes of Stanford University This three-week course will explore the rich intellectual world of Jewish mysticism both medieval and modern, … Continued
SPARK 2021 – Prof. Charlotte Fonrobert: Talmud 7:00 pm
SPARK 2021 – Prof. Charlotte Fonrobert: Talmud
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tauber SPARK 2021Mini-University ExperienceTalmud: Explore Big Jewish Questions of the Past, Present and Future  Taught by Professor Charlotte Fonrobert of Standford University  Session 1: Whatever happened to God?  The destruction of the Jerusalem Temple and the Beginning of Talmudic Literature    We shall look … Continued
SPARK 2021 – Prof. Robert Alter: Repetition in Torah 7:00 pm
SPARK 2021 – Prof. Robert Alter: Repetition in Torah
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tauber SPARK 2021Mini-University ExperienceReading Repetition in the Torah Taught by Professor Robert Alter of UC Berkeley Many readers are likely to be puzzled by the fact that the biblical stories, famous for being laconic, abound in repetitions. … Continued
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Weekday Evening Minyan (February 24) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (February 24)
Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
Resiliency Series: Caring for Sick or Aging Relatives (3/10/2021) 7:00 pm
Resiliency Series: Caring for Sick or Aging Relatives (3/10/2021)
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Resiliency Series: Caring for Sick or Aging Relatives (3/10/2021)
Caring for Sick or Aging Relatives   Led by Julie Mayer, Emanu-El Pastoral Care Provider Co-facilitated by Dr. Patrick Arbore (Institute on Aging), Gwen Harris (JFCS), and Stella Lazo (Family Caregiver Alliance) March 10, 7:00-8:30 pm … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (March 10) 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (March 10)
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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An Hour of Passover Prep 4:00 pm
An Hour of Passover Prep
Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Learn the basics of the Passover Seder, and then dive a little deeper into the meaning behind these holiday rituals. Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer.Event Signup
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March Young Adult Candle Lighting 5:45 pm
March Young Adult Candle Lighting
Mar 12 @ 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Young Adult Candle LightingMarch 12 at 5:45pmLet’s bring in the Shabbat light together as a community in a quick 15-minute Zoom call. Bring your candles, wine, and challah (or whatever carb you’ve got laying around) … Continued
One Shabbat Service (3/12/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (3/12/2021)
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Arik Luck. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. … Continued
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service (3/12/21) 7:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service (3/12/21)
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service with Rabbi Jason Rodich, Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to participate via Facebook Live, our preferred platform – you don't have to join Facebook to participate.
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 3/13/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 3/13/2021)
Mar 13 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Demystifying Bay Area Real Estate (Young Adult Program) 5:30 pm
Demystifying Bay Area Real Estate (Young Adult Program)
Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Demystifying Bay Area Real EstateMarch 16, 5:30-6:15pmTired of paying rent? Think buying a home in San Francisco is impossible? Emanu-El's 20s & 30s are invited to virtually join three top real estate and mortgage professionals, … Continued
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Weekday Evening Minyan (March 17) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (March 17)
Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
Jews Of Color Gathering (March 2021) 7:00 pm
Jews Of Color Gathering (March 2021)
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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
Resiliency Series: Confronting Uncertainty (3/17/2021) 7:00 pm
Resiliency Series: Confronting Uncertainty (3/17/2021)
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Confronting Uncertainty   Led by Rabbi Jason Rodich  The series is free to Temple Members and $10 per class to non-Members. You can create your own path, by signing up for individual courses, or multiple. You are welcome to enjoy … Continued
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One Shabbat Service (3/19/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (3/19/2021)
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jason Rodich – 3/20/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jason Rodich – 3/20/2021)
Mar 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jason Rodich, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Weekday Evening Minyan (March 24) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (March 24)
Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
Resiliency Series: Creating a Roadmap and Developing Tools (3/24/2021) 7:00 pm
Resiliency Series: Creating a Roadmap and Developing Tools (3/24/2021)
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Led by Cantor Marsha Attie and co-facilitated by Nina Kaufman, Coach The series is free to Temple Members and $10 per class to non-Members. You can create your own path, by signing up for individual courses, … Continued
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Women’s Passover Gathering (3/25/21) 7:00 pm
Women’s Passover Gathering (3/25/21)
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Women's Passover GatheringTHURSDAY, MARCH 25, 7:00- 8:00 PMJoin Rabbi Beth Singer, Rabbi Sarah Parris, and Cantor Marsha Attie for a night of song, conversation, thought, good food and sisterhood! We invite all women and female-identifying … Continued
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One Shabbat Service (3/26/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (3/26/2021)
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Beth Singer and Cantor Arik Luck. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 3/27/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 3/27/2021)
Mar 27 @ 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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Passover Festival Service 10:00 am
Passover Festival Service
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join us for this special festival service, led by Rabbi Jason Rodich, with music by Cantor Arik Luck. The service is open to all and can be viewed on Emanu-El's Facebook page and on our … Continued
Passover Family Seder 4:00 pm
Passover Family Seder
Mar 28 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Families are invited to this fun seder, with special clergy appearances, and emceed by Jonathan Bayer, which is open to entire community. Use this as your standalone seder OR play it in the background while … Continued
Passover Adult Seder 6:00 pm
Passover Adult Seder
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a Zoom seder, filled with discussion, songs and engagement. This seder is for adults and youth (ages 11–17) who want a full seder experience. It will be led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer … Continued
Young Adult Passover Seder 2021 7:00 pm
Young Adult Passover Seder 2021
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Young Adult Passover Seder 2021March 28, 7pm-8pmJoin other Jews in their 20s and 30s for our annual Young Adult Passover Seder! Nosh on gefilte fish and horseradish! Sing dayeinu! Find an Afikoman and make a … Continued
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Passover Book Club: Made in China 12:00 pm
Passover Book Club: Made in China
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In the spirit of Passover, Rabbi Beth Singer will lead a Book Club discussion connecting biblical Hebrew enslavement with slavery that is happening right now.  We’ll use Amanda Pang’s book, MADE IN CHINA: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, … Continued
Weekday Evening Minyan (March 31) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (March 31)
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
Passover Book Club: Made in China 7:00 pm
Passover Book Club: Made in China
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In the spirit of Passover, Rabbi Beth Singer will lead a Book Club discussion connecting biblical Hebrew enslavement with slavery that is happening right now.  We’ll use Amanda Pang’s book, MADE IN CHINA: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, … 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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