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Cooking for Congregants – September 1 2016 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – September 1 2016
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led bycongregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi. Together,up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need.All congregants are welcome to join. Please register.Questions? Contact Rebecca … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:00 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
 
Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 09-02-2016 6:00 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 09-02-2016
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children.First Friday of the month,6:00 pm in Guild Hall. Mediterranian Food will be provided.Event Signup
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 7:30 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Limonata and Learning, September 7, 2016 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, September 7, 2016
Sep 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Limonata and Learning, September 7, 2016
Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer for a special learning opportunity, Limonata and Learning, offered exclusively for our congregants in Marin. We will meet for happy hour at Book Passage in Corte Madera while discussing text from … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – September 8 2016 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – September 8 2016
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led bycongregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi. Together,up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need.All congregants are welcome to join. Please register.Questions? Contact Rebecca … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
YA Welcome Shabbat Reception (Foyer) 8:00 pm
YA Welcome Shabbat Reception (Foyer)
Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 
YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
Sep 9 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
 
Young Adult Late Shabbat Oneg (Guild Hall) 9:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat Oneg (Guild Hall)
Sep 9 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
 
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Sep 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
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At the Rabbi’s Table 12:00 pm
At the Rabbi’s Table
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
We're kicking off a monthly learning session with one of our Emanu-El Clergy during your lunch break downtown San Francisco. This month features Rabbi Jonathan Singer. Bring your own lunch, and our rabbi will bring the … Continued
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Sushi and Social Media with The Tribe for Women: September 2016 7:00 pm
Sushi and Social Media with The Tribe for Women: September 2016
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a night of delectable eats while we “roll” through the implications of social media in regard to the family and home. Come to share your thoughts, ideas, and kick back for a … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Access: Shabbat September 2016 7:30 pm
Access: Shabbat September 2016
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Congregation Emanu-El’s Young Adult Community’s Access: Shabbat offers young adult participants an intimate Shabbat dinner environment at a private residence of a young adult community member. A main dish will be provided, guests are asked … Continued
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Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors with Meals on Wheels Sept 18 2016 9:00 am
Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors with Meals on Wheels Sept 18 2016
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors with Meals on Wheels Sept 18 2016
The Economic Justice group is partnering with Meals on Wheels and bringing them to Temple Emanu-El. Congregant groups will deliver Disaster Preparedness Kits to home-bound seniors around the City. The kits are to be used … Continued
Interfaith Family Picnic – September 2016 10:00 am
Interfaith Family Picnic – September 2016
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Interfaith Family Picnic - September 2016
Are you interested in meeting other Emanu-El congregants and families who also identify as interfaith? Then join fellow interfaith members of Congregation Emanu-El for a family friendly picnic in the park.Bring your own blankets and … Continued
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Sep 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
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Yossi Klein Halevi: Israel & the American Jewish Community 7:00 pm
Yossi Klein Halevi: Israel & the American Jewish Community
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Yossi Klein Halevi: Israel & the American Jewish Community
Israel & the American Jewish Community: Working Together to Fulfill the Dream Featuring: Yossi Klein Halevi, author and Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Location: Congregation Emanu-El Check-in: … Continued
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Character Day 12:00 pm
Character Day
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Character Day
Bay area Filmmaker and Activist Tiffany Shlain’s newest project is called:  “Character Day.”On September 22, 2016 communities across the country (and the globe!) will be joining together to learn about and participate in Character Day.Our … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Sep 24 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Sep 24 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Minyan Including Bar Mitzvah of Alex Gamshad (MMS) 10:30 am
Park Playdates! September 2016 4:00 pm
Park Playdates! September 2016
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us once a month for a fun-filled park afternoon for families with children under 5. Each month we will rotate to a different park in the city for songs, art activities and Havdalah. Mark … Continued
Forgiveness in the Dark- A Night of Stories of Teshuvah (Forgiveness) 8:30 pm
Forgiveness in the Dark- A Night of Stories of Teshuvah (Forgiveness)
Sep 24 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Forgiveness in the Dark- A Night of Stories of Teshuvah (Forgiveness)Prepare for the High Holy Days with a Candlelit Selichot Service 8:30 pm Candlelit entrance9:00 pm Havdalah, Selichot service and storytellingNo One Pass or ticket required … Continued
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The Tribe: In the Ocean at Dawn 2016 5:00 am
The Tribe: In the Ocean at Dawn 2016
Sep 25 @ 5:00 am – 7:00 am
The High Holy Days are a time where we open ourselves up, looking deep inside our souls, to examine who we have been and who we want to be. Have we accomplished all we can, … Continued
Elul Mikvah and Breakfast: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group 9:30 am
Elul Mikvah and Breakfast: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Elul Mikvah and Breakfast: The Tribe for Women & Women's Group
Join Rabbi Mintz, Rabbi Fenves and women from Congregation Emanu-El’s Women’s Group and The Tribe for Women for a morning of spiritual exploration and preparation for the High Holy Days at Ocean Beach across from … Continued
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Raphael House Corporate and Community Monthly Chef Nights September 26 2016 3:30 pm
Raphael House Corporate and Community Monthly Chef Nights September 26 2016
Sep 26 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The mission of Raphael House is to help at-risk families achieve stable housing and financial independence while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity. We will be preparing and serving dinner to the residents at Raphael … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Drop in with your little one (birth to 30 months) and spend time with other parents. Join us as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays and celebrate Havdalah on Mondays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Wine + Shabbat 7:30 pm
Wine + Shabbat
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Come schmooze with fellow young adults at our swanky night of spirits and Shabbat. Import a potluck item – the host will reach out to you the week of the event to coordinate.Cost: $10 members; … 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 Holidays. 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 Holidays.

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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