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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jul 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Mah Jongg (R57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (R57)
Jul 3 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jul 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Under Five Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
Under Five Service (MMS)
Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-07-06 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-07-06
Jul 6 @ 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children.First Friday of the month, 6:15 p.m in Guild Hall. Thai food will be provided.Adult Members- $20.00, Children ages 3-10- $10.00, Non-member Adults- $24.00.Event Signup
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jul 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Mah Jongg (Chapel) 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg (Chapel)
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – July 12, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – July 12, 2018
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led by congregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi, and congregant and chef Sari Swig. Together, up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jul 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Lake Tahoe Shabbat 6:00 pm
Lake Tahoe Shabbat
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lake Tahoe Shabbat
Celebrate Shabbat With Your Friends from Congregation Emanu-El in Tahoe! Friday, July 13 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Address provided upon registration) Please join us for our Second Annual Emanu-El Tahoe Shabbat. This year, Jamie and … Continued
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Tahoe Shabbat 2018 6:00 pm
Tahoe Shabbat 2018
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tahoe Shabbat 2018 @ Address provided upon registration
Celebrate Shabbat With Your Friends from Congregation Emanu-El in Tahoe! Please join us for our Second Annual Emanu-El Tahoe Shabbat. This year, Jamie and Mark Myers have graciously agreed to host us all.  Please come at 6 … Continued
Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS)
Jul 13 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Jul 14 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
July Got Shabbat? 10:15 am
July Got Shabbat?
Jul 14 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Families with young children Birth to 5 years old are invited to come to Got Shabbat? with Mimi Greisman, Early Childhood and Family Educator. We celebrate Shabbat with family and friends. Activities will include a Torah Parade, … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service (Chapel) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (Chapel)
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
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Mah Jongg (Chapel) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Chapel)
Jul 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Nosh with the Rabbi – July 2018 7:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi – July 2018
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi (formerly known as THE Book Club)Join with other young adults in their 20s and 30s for dinner and a deep discussion on a Jewish topic or text guided by a member … Continued
The Tribe for Men’s Summer Bar Night 7:00 pm
The Tribe for Men’s Summer Bar Night
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Happy Summer! Let's get together for a no host Tribe Bar Night – good beers and food at The Richmond Republic Draught House on Thursday, July 19 from 7pm – 10pm.It will be fun to … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jul 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Mah Jongg (Chapel) 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg (Chapel)
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
What’s Love Got to Do With It? 6:30 pm
What’s Love Got to Do With It?
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Emanu-El yentas may be on a break from their matchmaking, but there's still love in the air! Come celebrate Tu B'av (AKA Jewish Valentine's Day) with us, and join the Emanu-El Young Adult Community … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – July 26, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – July 26, 2018
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led by congregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi, and congregant and chef Sari Swig. Together, up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
Nosh with the Rabbi – July 2018 7:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi – July 2018
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi (formerly known as THE Book Club)Join with other young adults in their 20s and 30s for dinner and a deep discussion on a Jewish topic or text guided by a member … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jul 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jul 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Young Couples Shabbat Dinner- July 2018 8:00 pm
Young Couples Shabbat Dinner- July 2018
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Congregation Emanu-El's Young Couples Dinners are back! You and your partner* are invited to join other young couples and members of Emanu-El for a fun, intimate Shabbat dinner in a private home. Join us on Friday, July 27 at 8:00 pm. … Continued
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Shmoozing with Russian Speaking Seniors 10:00 am
Shmoozing with Russian Speaking Seniors
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
If you are Russian speaking, we are looking for your help! The Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El is taking a small group of Russian speaking community members to volunteer at the San Francisco Campus … Continued
SF Jewish Film Festival Presents: Scaffolding 9:15 pm
SF Jewish Film Festival Presents: Scaffolding
Jul 29 @ 9:15 pm – 10:15 pm
SF Jewish Film Festival Presents: Scaffolding
Congregation Emanu-El is a co-presenter of the following SFJFF film, Scaffolding.  The tropes are familiar: a talented but troubled working class teen; a domineering and unsupportive father; an earnest teacher who tries to save his … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jul 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Mah Jongg (Chapel) 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg (Chapel)
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Young Adults: Demystifying SF Real Estate & Lending 6:30 pm
Young Adults: Demystifying SF Real Estate & Lending
Jul 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Love living in the Bay Area? Interested in buying a house? Come to this event to learn about the market, how to write a competitive offer, and what it takes to be approved for a … Continued
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Jewish Holidays

Jewish Holiday Descriptions

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

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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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