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Young Adult Community Dinners 6:00 pm
Young Adult Community Dinners
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm
We want to invite all Jewish young adults from around the Bay Area to come together for intimate dinners – between 8 and 10 people – at some of the best spots in the Inner … Continued
Women’s Group trip to the CJM 6:00 pm
Women’s Group trip to the CJM
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet outside of the of the Contemporary Jewish Museum as we head on inside to immerse ourselves in 19th and 20th Jewish fashions, where colors such as aubergine, teal, and grassy green of tribal rugs form the background … Continued
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First Friday Under Five (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five (MMS)
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-11-02 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-11-02
Nov 2 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 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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Golden Gate Bootcamp 11:30 am
Golden Gate Bootcamp
Nov 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Join the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El for Golden Gate Bootcamp! YuBalance studio will be joining us to teach a private, challenging strength training fitness class. After the class, we'll enjoy snacks in the … Continued
Urban Mikvah with the Tribe for Women 3:45 pm
Urban Mikvah with the Tribe for Women
Nov 4 @ 3:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Urban Mikvah with the Tribe for Women
Dear Tribe for Women,We hope you can join us for an urban mikveh/spa day and/or dinner at Onsen on Sunday, November 4th!We will have a private (clothing optional) 105 minute soak in Onsen's bath house, … Continued
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Scrabble (R57) 3:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Nov 5 @ 3:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Brown Bag November 2018 12:00 pm
Brown Bag November 2018
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us for this monthly drop-in learning sessions with a member of our clergy. Bring your lunch, build community, enjoy some Torah!This program occurs on the first Wednesday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 … Continued
Limonata November 2018 4:00 pm
Limonata November 2018
Nov 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for this monthly, drop-in, no-host, learning session in Marin.This learning program happens on the first Wednesday of each month.Event Signup
Tribe for Men’s Book Club – iGen 7:00 pm
Tribe for Men’s Book Club – iGen
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tribe for Men's Book Club - iGen
Tribe Book Club – iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us If you have ever fought, … Continued
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Women’s Group: CJM Tour 6:00 pm
Women’s Group: CJM Tour
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join with members of Congregation Emanu-El's Women's Group for a tour of the exhibit Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. We have a limited number of tickets available, so reserve your space … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Nov 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
 
One Shabbat Service – Rick Jacobs (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – Rick Jacobs (MMS)
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
One Shabbat Service - Rick Jacobs (MMS)
Meet URJ President and Rabbi Rick Jacobs! Rick Jacobs will speak at this evening's One Shabbat on the subject of "21st Century Reform Judaism: A Force for Spirituality, Transformation, and Justice."Watch Rick in action as he speaks … Continued
Young Adult Community Dinners 6:00 pm
Young Adult Community Dinners
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We want to invite all Jewish young adults from around the Bay Area to come together for intimate dinners – between 8 and 10 people – at some of the best spots in the Inner … Continued
Young Adult Community Dinners 6:00 pm
Young Adult Community Dinners
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We want to invite all Jewish young adults from around the Bay Area to come together for intimate dinners – between 8 and 10 people – at some of the best spots in the Inner … Continued
LifeStream Shabbat Gathering 7:15 pm
LifeStream Shabbat Gathering
Nov 9 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
LifeStream Shabbat Gathering ticket for November 9Event Signup
Significant Other LifeStream 2018-11-09 7:15 pm
Significant Other LifeStream 2018-11-09
Nov 9 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Event Signup
YA Late Shabbat with Rick Jacobs (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat with Rick Jacobs (MMS)
Nov 9 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Nov 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Nov 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
November Got Shabbat? 10:15 am
November Got Shabbat?
Nov 10 @ 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 – BM of Julian Monatlik MMS 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Louis Persky (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Louis Persky (Main)
Nov 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
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Men’s Group November 11, 2018 9:30 am
Men’s Group November 11, 2018
Nov 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group November 11, 2018 @ Private Residence- address provided after registration
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. This … Continued
Congregation Emanu-El Summer 2019 Family Israel Trip 11:30 am
Congregation Emanu-El Summer 2019 Family Israel Trip
Nov 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Congregation Emanu-El Summer 2019 Family Israel Trip
(June 27 – July 7) – Congregation Emanu-El trip to Israel Sunday, November 11 – Information meeting 11:30 am at Temple Emanu-El Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer’s amazing multi-generational trip to Israel. We will tour, connect with … Continued
Rachel Korazim – Kristallnacht 2:00 pm
Rachel Korazim – Kristallnacht
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rachel Korazim - Kristallnacht
Israeli Society and the Holocaust with Rachel Korazim Sunday, November 11, 2:00 – 4:00 pm Martin Meyer Sanctuary  Annual Kristallnacht (Pogromnacht) Commemoration Children 11+ are welcome (younger children may participate at parental discretion).  Please join us for this special afternoon with renowned educator, … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Nov 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Nov 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Nosh with the Rabbi – November 2018 7:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi – November 2018
Nov 13 @ 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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Ami Ayalon – Molad 7:00 pm
Ami Ayalon – Molad
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Israel at a Crossroad: Ami Ayalon & Liat Schlesinger of Molad  Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 – 9:00pm  Martin Meyer Sanctuary In the presentation Ami Ayalon, the former head of the Shin Bet and co-founder of … Continued
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A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy – November 2018 7:00 pm
A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy – November 2018
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy emceed by Rabbi Sydney Mintz Doors open at 7:00 pm; Show starts 7:30 pm   Enjoy established and emerging super-funny Jewish comedians for a night of laughter. This night showcases diverse … Continued
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Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
EIN Noe Valley Pop-Up Shabbat 6:00 pm
EIN Noe Valley Pop-Up Shabbat
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Noe Valley Emanu-El members:  Enjoy a Noe Valley Pop-Up Shabbat through our Emanu-El in the Neighborhood Program.  Your service leaders will be Rabbi Jason Rodich and musician Jonathan Bayer and your hosts will be Silvia … Continued
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Thanksgiving – Office Closed
Thanksgiving – Office Closed
Nov 22 – Nov 23 all-day
 
The Tribe for Men: TURKEY BOWL VII 8:00 am
The Tribe for Men: TURKEY BOWL VII
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Gentlemen, We (as in your fellow Tribe member Mike Edlelstein) are once again proud to host the tradition of our Thanksgiving morning football game! We've built up quite a tradition together – what started as a … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Nov 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Interfaith Holiday Party 2018 6:00 pm
Interfaith Holiday Party 2018
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Congregant Home near West Portal.  It’s time to dress up, stand out, and celebrate our diversity! There’s no right or wrong way to celebrate the holidays, so why not have a little fun? Join … 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.

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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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