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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner. 9-1-17 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner. 9-1-17
Sep 1 @ 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 Member-$ 18.00, Child ages 3-10-$ 7.50, Non-member Adult-$ 22.00.Event Signup
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Cooking for Congregants – September 7 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – September 7 2017
Sep 7 @ 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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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Sep 9 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Sep 9 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Mor Serv Bat Mitzvah Erin Freeman and Sasha Feldman 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Zadie Winthrop 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Zadie Winthrop
Sep 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Young Families Havdalah PJ Party – September 2017 4:00 pm
Young Families Havdalah PJ Party – September 2017
Sep 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
YOUNG FAMILIES We invite families with children under age 5 for a Shabbat afternoon experience at Congregation Emanu-El! We are partnering with the Jewish Baby Network SF for a Havdalah PJ Party from 4:00 – 5:30 pm … Continued
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Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel) 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel)
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Screenagers Film & Discussion 7:00 pm
Screenagers Film & Discussion
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Screenagers Film & Discussion
Viewing of Screenagers Followed by facilitated discussion for both parents and teens Tuesday, Sept. 12 – 7:00 – 9:00pm Award-winning SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – September 14, 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – September 14, 2017
Sep 14 @ 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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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Sep 16 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Sep 16 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah Joseph Samuel Lorenzen 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah Lucas Segal 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah Lucas Segal
Sep 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Selichot “The Art of Forgiveness” 7:00 pm
Selichot “The Art of Forgiveness”
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Selichot “The Art of Forgiveness”
Is there an art to forgiveness? Jewish women reveal their secrets to forgiving. But do they ever forget? Find out in this moving and thought-provoking show that deals with sibling rivalry, betrayal, ex-husbands, a German’s … Continued
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The Tribe for Men: Mikvah in the Ocean at Dawn 2017 4:50 am
The Tribe for Men: Mikvah in the Ocean at Dawn 2017
Sep 17 @ 4:50 am – 8:00 am
The High Holy Days are a time where we open ourselves up and look deep inside our souls to examine who we have been and who we want to be. Have we accomplished all we … Continued
Elul Mikvah 2017: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group 10:00 am
Elul Mikvah 2017: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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 Baker Beach. Bring your … Continued
Elul Mikvah 2017: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group 10:15 am
Elul Mikvah 2017: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group
Sep 17 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
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 Baker Beach. Bring your … Continued
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Sep 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (5th floor) Room 57 11:00 am
Scrabble (5th floor) Room 57
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
Raphael House – September 18 2017 3:30 pm
Raphael House – September 18 2017
Sep 18 @ 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 prepare and serve dinner to the residents at Raphael House, working … Continued
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2017 ERH Family Service Ushering 5:00 pm
2017 ERH Family Service Ushering
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
Erev Rosh Hashanah – Family Service 5:00 pm
Erev Rosh Hashanah – Family Service
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    
2017 ERH Classic Service Ushering 6:00 pm
2017 ERH Classic Service Ushering
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
2017 ERH Classic Service Ushering 6:00 pm
2017 ERH Classic Service Ushering
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Event Signup
Erev Rosh Hashanah – Classic Service 6:00 pm
Erev Rosh Hashanah – Classic Service
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    
HHD 2017 ERH Sr Transp 6:00 pm
HHD 2017 ERH Sr Transp
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Transportation Assistance for Seniors in San Francisco on High Holy Days In partnership with the Jewish Community Federation, Congregation Emanu-El is again offering to subsidize half of the cost of transportation for elderly and disabled … Continued
2017 ERH Contemporary Service Ushering 8:30 pm
2017 ERH Contemporary Service Ushering
Sep 20 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
Erev Rosh Hashanah – Contemporary Service 8:30 pm
Erev Rosh Hashanah – Contemporary Service
Sep 20 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    
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2017 RH Classic Service Ushering 9:00 am
2017 RH Classic Service Ushering
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
Rosh Hashanah – Classic Service 9:00 am
Rosh Hashanah – Classic Service
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
  
Rosh Hashanah – Young Children’s Service (under 5) 10:00 am
Rosh Hashanah – Young Children’s Service (under 5)
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
  
2017 RH Contemporary Service Ushering 11:30 am
2017 RH Contemporary Service Ushering
Sep 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
2017 RH Contemporary Service Ushering 11:45 am
2017 RH Contemporary Service Ushering
Sep 21 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
Rosh Hashanah – Contemporary Service 11:45 am
Rosh Hashanah – Contemporary Service
Sep 21 @ 11:45 am – 1:45 pm
  
Rosh Hashanah – Children’s Service (ages 5-10) 2:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah – Children’s Service (ages 5-10)
Sep 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  
Rosh Hashanah – Community Service led by teens 3:30 pm
Rosh Hashanah – Community Service led by teens
Sep 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  
Rosh Hashanah – Tashlich at Baker Beach 5:00 pm
Rosh Hashanah – Tashlich at Baker Beach
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
As instructed by the Prophet Micah, we gather to throw breadcrumbs into the water on Rosh Hashanah afternoon. This ceremony is called Tashlich and represents a symbolic casting away of the transgressions of the past … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – September 28, 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – September 28, 2017
Sep 28 @ 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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Yom Kippur Retreat, 2017 4:00 pm
Yom Kippur Retreat, 2017
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm
Yom Kippur Retreat Friday, September 29, 2017 through Sunday, October 1, 2017 Join Rabbi Carla Fenves, Rabbinical Student Rena Singer and Monica Pevzner from our community engagement team for an informal Yom Kippur retreat in … Continued
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
2017 KN Family Service Ushering 5:00 pm
2017 KN Family Service Ushering
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
Family Service – 2017 Kol Nidre 5:00 pm
Family Service – 2017 Kol Nidre
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  
Kol Nidre 5:00 pm
Kol Nidre
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
 (Also Retreat at Camp Newman)Family Service 5:00 pmClassic Service 6:00 pmContemporary Service 8:30 pm 
2017 KN Classic Service Ushering 6:00 pm
2017 KN Classic Service Ushering
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
2017 Kol Nidre – Classic Service 6:00 pm
2017 Kol Nidre – Classic Service
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  
HHD 2017 KN Sr. Transp 6:00 pm
HHD 2017 KN Sr. Transp
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Transportation Assistance for Seniors in San Francisco on High Holy Days In partnership with the Jewish Community Federation, Congregation Emanu-El is again offering to subsidize half of the cost of transportation for elderly and disabled … Continued
2017 KN Cont. Svc. Ushering 8:30 pm
2017 KN Cont. Svc. Ushering
Sep 29 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
2017 Kol Nidre – Contemporary Service 8:30 pm
2017 Kol Nidre – Contemporary Service
Sep 29 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  
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2017 YK Classic Service Ushering 9:00 am
2017 YK Classic Service Ushering
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
Classic Service – Yom Kippur 9:00 am
Classic Service – Yom Kippur
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Young Children’s Service  (under age 5) 10:00 am*Contemporary Service 11:45 amChildren’s Service (ages 5-10) 2:30  pm*Community Service Led by Teens 3:30 pm*Guided Meditation 4:00 pm*Healing Service 4:00 pm*Classic Yizkor 5:30 pmContemporary Yizkor 5:30 pm *Open to … Continued
Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Sep 30 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Sep 30 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Yom Kippur 10:00 am
Yom Kippur
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Young Children’s Service  (under age 5) 10:00 am*Contemporary Service 11:45 amChildren’s Service (ages 5-10) 2:30  pm*Community Service Led by Teens 3:30 pm*Guided Meditation 4:00 pm*Healing Service 4:00 pm*Classic Yizkor 5:30 pmContemporary Yizkor 5:30 pm *Open to … Continued
Yom Kippur – Children’s Service (ages 5-10) 10:00 am
Yom Kippur – Children’s Service (ages 5-10)
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
   
Yom Kippur – Young Chlldren’s Service (under age 5) 10:00 am
Yom Kippur – Young Chlldren’s Service (under age 5)
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Young Children’s Service  (under age 5) 10:00 am*  
2017 YK Contemporary Service Ushering 11:30 am
2017 YK Contemporary Service Ushering
Sep 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
2017 YK Cont. Svc. Ushering 11:45 am
2017 YK Cont. Svc. Ushering
Sep 30 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
2017 Yom Kippur – Contemporary Service 11:45 am
2017 Yom Kippur – Contemporary Service
Sep 30 @ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm
   
Yom Kippur – Children’s Service (ages 5-10) 2:30 pm
Yom Kippur – Children’s Service (ages 5-10)
Sep 30 @ 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
   
Yom Kippur – Community Service Led by Teens 3:30 pm
Yom Kippur – Community Service Led by Teens
Sep 30 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Young Children’s Service  (under age 5) 10:00 am*Contemporary Service 11:45 amChildren’s Service (ages 5-10) 2:30  pm*Community Service Led by Teens 3:30 pm*Guided Meditation 4:00 pm*Healing Service 4:00 pm*Classic Yizkor 5:30 pmContemporary Yizkor 5:30 pm *Open to … Continued
Yom Kippur – Guided Meditation 4:00 pm
Yom Kippur – Guided Meditation
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
   
Yom Kippur – Healing Service 4:00 pm
Yom Kippur – Healing Service
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
   
2017 Yizkor Classic Service Ushering 5:30 pm
2017 Yizkor Classic Service Ushering
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
2017 Yizkor Contemporary Service Ushering 5:30 pm
2017 Yizkor Contemporary Service Ushering
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
2017 Yom Kippur – Classic Yizkor 5:30 pm
2017 Yom Kippur – Classic Yizkor
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
   
2017 Yom Kippur – Contemporary Yizkor 5:30 pm
2017 Yom Kippur – Contemporary Yizkor
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
   
HHD 2017 Yizkor Sr. Trans. 5:30 pm
HHD 2017 Yizkor Sr. Trans.
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Transportation Assistance for Seniors in San Francisco on High Holy Days In partnership with the Jewish Community Federation, Congregation Emanu-El is again offering to subsidize half of the cost of transportation for elderly and disabled … Continued
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WORSHIP SCHEDULE

High Holy Days Schedule 2017/5778

The month of Elul begins the High Holy Day season. Our High Holy Day observances begin with Selichot and continue through Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah.

High Holy Days Schedule 2017/5778

Schedule of Services (including Selichot)stainglass

HHD Services Open to the Community

Yom Kippur Retreat

Sukkot

Child Care

Guests

Transportation

Ushers

 

One Pass

With your One Pass, you may attend any service. You will need to show your One Pass at all services except those that indicate “No One Pass or ticket required” or “Open to the Community.” Students are welcome to come showing their school IDs; no passes needed.
Please note: All Passes for High Holy Day services are non-transferable.

Security

For the protection of everyone, security personnel reserve the right to inspect all purses and packages and check identification. In the interest of time, please bring only what you will need during the service. Allow extra time to pass through the security lines.


Transportation

Parking — Changes This Year

Offsite parking will still be located in the Presidio, but in a different location. This year’s availability is the Sports Basement parking lot located at 610 Old Mason Street, which we are renting.  We are continuing to hire shuttles to bring you to the temple, which will pick you up in the Sports Basement parking lot.   Please allow at least 45 minutes for transportation and the security check at the temple entrance.

Shuttle Schedule

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, Sept. 20
5:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Rosh Hashanah
Thursday, Sept. 21
8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Kol Nidre

Friday, Sept. 29
5:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Yom Kippur

Saturday, Sept. 30
8:30 am to 8:00 pm

If you would like to look for street parking around the temple, we have obtained waivers of time limits and street cleaning for both sides of the following streets:

  • Lake Street: from Arguello to 4th Avenue
  • 2nd Avenue, 3rd Avenue, and 4th Avenue: from Lake to California
  • Arguello: from Jackson to California
  • Sacramento, Clay, Washington, and Jackson: from Arguello to Spruce
  • Cherry, Maple, and Spruce: from Jackson to Sacramento

Click on the map to get a closer view.

Presidio

 

Transportation Assistance for Seniors in San Francisco on High Holy Days

In partnership with the Jewish Community Federation, Congregation Emanu-El is again offering to subsidize half of the cost of transportation for elderly and disabled San Francisco resident members. We are offering transportation for the 6:00 pm Classic Erev Rosh Hashanah service on Wednesday, Sept. 20, the 6:00 pm Classic Kol Nidre service on Friday, Sept. 29  and the 5:30 pm Yizkor service on Saturday, Sept. 30. All services will be in the Main Sanctuary. Our transportation provider is SilverRide, a company that specializes in transportation for older adults.

Reservations for the subsidized SilverRide service can be made through the temple, and the firm deadline is Friday, August 25. To reserve and pay, please contact Director of Membership Services Terry Kraus, membership@emanuelsf.org or (415) 750-7552. The cost is $25 per person for each round trip.

Child Care

Child care is provided during the early evening services, morning services and during Yizkor and Neilah. There is no childcare for the late (Contemporary) evening services. Child care is for children 2 – 10 years old. A form must be submitted in advance to enroll your child(ren) for child care.

If you choose to bring a young child to the Classic or Contemporary services, please be sure that your child is able to sit through the entire service (approximately two hours) so as not to disturb other worshipers. Otherwise, please Register for child care when offered, or make other arrangements.

Guests

You may include your friends or relatives who would like to attend in one of the following ways:

  • Register now online to request guest tickets. Tickets are $175 per seat per service or $600 if you are requesting tickets for all five services (two evenings, two mornings and Yizkor).
  • If your visitors belong to a Reform or Liberal congregation, please ask them to request tickets by having their synagogue send us a URJ Courtesy Request form. Your guests should ask their synagogue to indicate on the Courtesy Request form that they are attending with you.
  • We have a limited number of tickets available for visitors and they can only be purchased by members of the synagogue. It is important to emphasize that Congregation Emanu-El members are our first priority with respect to space at High Holy Day services.

Travel/Worship at Another Synagogue

If you would like us to request reciprocity for another congregation, please click here.  Please note this option will not be available after 3 pm on Friday, Sept. 1.

High Holy Days Ushers

Every year for the High Holy Days services, we need Temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience and help make the experiences of fellow members a positive and spiritual one. There are openings for every service. Please use the below links to sign up for your shift. You may sign up for more than one!

2017 ERH Classic Service
2017 ERH Contemporary Service 
2017 ERH Family Service
2017 RH Classic Service 
2017 RH Contemporary Service
2017 Kol Nidre Family Service
2017 Kol Nidre Classic Service
2017 Kol Nidre Contemporary Service
2017 Yom Kippur Classic Service
2017 Yom Kippur Contemporary Service
2017 Yizkor Classic Service
2017 Yizkor Contemporary Service

Requirement: You must arrive 45 minutes prior to the start of the service to be at your post and ready to greet when the doors open. For more information, please contact our High Holy Days office at (415) 751-2541 x138 or email hhd@emanuelsf.org.

Questions

If you have any questions about the High Holy Days, please contact our High Holy Days office at (415) 751-2541 x138 or email hhd@emanuelsf.org. The High Holy Days office is staffed on a part-time basis.


Schedule

 Please note: All Passes for High Holy Day services are non-transferable.


Selichot

September 16th at Temple Emanu-El
Performance “The Art of Forgiveness”

Is there an art to forgiveness?

Jewish women reveal their secrets to forgiving. But do they ever forget? Find out in this moving and thought-provoking show that deals with sibling rivalry, betrayal, ex-husbands, a German’s plea for forgiveness and one woman’s ability to forgive herself after a horrible accident that takes a man’s life. All this, and more, will bring you to tears. There are moments of laughter as well.

About Jewish Women’s Theatre
In the fall of 2008, Jewish Women’s Theatre debuted in the backyard of a home in California with the expressed purpose of giving voice to Jewish women on stage. Until then, no theater company in America had pledged to welcome and encourage contemporary stories by Jewish women and to adapt them theatrically, giving them life in front of a live audience. “We are a people of the book,” we reasoned. “What if we focused on the word, the text, the story? What if we revived the age-old tradition of salons: women hosting culture of the day in their homes?” Sparing the expense of a theater, sets, costumes, and props meant we could fully focus on presenting powerful stories in unexpected and convenient venues, reaching many more local neighborhoods.

7:00 pm Dessert

7:30 pm Havdalah

7:45 pm “The art of Forgiveness” Performance

9:00 pm Selichot service

No One Pass Or Ticket required

EREV ROSH HASHANAH
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

(Please note One Passes or tickets are required except where indicated.)

5:00 pm – Family Service, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
One hour worship led in a participative, educational style by clergy.  Limited to member families and appropriate for children under age 5.

6:00 pm – Classic Service, Main Sanctuary
Led by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer and Rabbi Ryan Bauer.  Sermon by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer.
Music:  Cantor Arik Luck, the Emanu-El Choir, and organist.

8:30 pm – Contemporary Service, Main Sanctuary
Led by Rabbis Carla Fenves and Rabbi Jason Rodich.  Sermon by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer.
Music: Cantor Marsha Attie and her accompanists.

We are thrilled to announce that Neshama Carlebach will be visiting Congregation Emanu-El on Erev Rosh HaShanah and will join Cantor Attie on a couple of prayers during our Contemporary evening service. Neshama is a leading superstar in Jewish Entertainment, is continuing the legacy established by her father Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Like her father, Neshama’s talent and charisma captivate and endear her to people of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds.

 

ROSH HASHANAH
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

9:00 am – Classic Service, Main Sanctuary
Led by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Rabbi Jason Rodich.  Sermon by Rabbi Carla Fenves.
Music:  Cantor Arik Luck, the Emanu-El Choir, and organist.

10:00 am – Service for families with children under 5 years old, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Led by clergy with music by Cantor Marsha Attie and her accompanists.
No One Pass or ticket required.

11:45 am – Contemporary Service, Main Sanctuary
Led by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer and Rabbi  Ryan Bauer. Sermon by Rabbi Sydney Mintz.
Music: Cantor Marsha Attie and her accompanists.

2:30 pm – Service for families with children ages 5-10, Main Sanctuary
Led by Emanu-El rabbis with Cantor Arik Luck and musician Jonathan Ferris.
No One Pass or ticket required.

3:30 pm – Community Service led by our teens, Main Sanctuary
Come and be inspired by the music, communal singing, Torah readings, and commentaries created and led by our teens with Cantor Marsha Attie and accompanist.
No One Pass or ticket required.

5:00 pm – Tashlich, Baker Beach             

As instructed by the Prophet Micah, we gather to throw breadcrumbs into the water on Rosh Hashanah afternoon. This ceremony is called Tashlich and represents a symbolic casting away of the transgressions of the past year. Dress casually (and warmly), bring some breadcrumbs and join us for this meaningful ceremony of song and personal reflection. Led by Emanu-El clergy and musicians.
No One Pass or ticket required.

Friday, September 22shofar

10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Join us for services on the second morning of Rosh Hashanah where we continue celebrating the new sweet year together, both reflecting on the past year and preparing for the future. This service will include meditation, Torah study, and joyous singing.  This is an opportunity to set new goals as individuals, families, and as a community. 

KOL NIDRE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

5:00 pm – Family Service, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
One hour worship led in a participative, educational style by clergy. Limited to member families and appropriate for children under age 5.

6:00 pm – Classic Service, Main Sanctuary
Led by Rabbis Ryan Bauer and Jason Rodich.  Sermon by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer.
Music:  Cantor Arik Luck, the Emanu-El Choir, and organist.

8:30 pm – Contemporary Service, Main Sanctuary
Led by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Rabbi Sydney Mintz.  Sermon by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer.
Music: Cantor Marsha Attie and her accompanists.

YOM KIPPUR DAY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

9:00 am – Classic Service, Main Sanctuary
Led by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Sydney Mintz. Sermon by Rabbi Jason Rodich.
Music:  Cantor Arik Luck, the Emanu-El Choir, and organist.

10:00 am – Service for families with children under 5 years old, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Led by clergy with music by Cantor Marsha Attie and her accompanists.
No One Pass or ticket required.

10:00 am – Taste of Tauber1 Study Session, Guild Hall
No One Pass or ticket required.

11:45 am – Contemporary Service, Main Sanctuary
Led by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer and Rabbi Jason Rodich. Sermon by Rabbi Ryan Bauer
Music: Cantor Marsha Attie and her accompanists.

Noon – Taste of Tauber1 Study Session, Guild Hall
No One Pass or ticket required.

1:15 pm – Panel Discussion, Rinder Chapel

2:30 pm – Afternoon Service, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer.  Music by Cantor Arik Luck.
No One Pass or ticket required.

2:30 pm – Reflection and Renewal in the Redwoods: Prayer, Mediation, and Music with Rabbi Mintz
Participants will meet at the front gate of the temple at 2:30 to walk to the Presidio and return in time for the 3:30 Community Service led by our teens. 

3:30 pm – Community Service led by our teens, Main Sanctuary
Come and be inspired by the music, communal singing, Torah readings, and commentaries created and led by our teens with Cantor Marsha Attie and accompanist.
No One Pass or ticket required.

4:00 pm Meditation, Guild Hall
Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer

4:00 pm – Healing Service, Reuben Rinder Chapel
Led by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer.
No One Pass or ticket required.

1A Program of the Madeleine Haas Russell Institute of Jewish Learning

YIZKOR AND NEILAH CONCLUDING WORSHIP

A memorial service called Yizkor (Remembrance) is recited near the conclusion of Yom Kippur. It is said by every person who has lost a parent or other loved ones. Neilah (the full name of this service is Ne’ilat She’arim (Closing of the Gates), referring to the daily closing of the Temple gates in Jerusalem), follows Yizkor. On Yom Kippur, this literal closing is symbolically associated with the closing of the heavenly gates that remained open to prayer until sunset. If you wish to wait until the Yizkor service concludes, you may enter the sanctuary at the beginning of Neilah.

5:30 pm – Classic Yizkor and Neilah Services Main Sanctuary
Led by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer. Sermon by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer.
Music: Cantor Arik Luck, the Emanu-El Choir, and organist.

5:30 pm – Contemporary Yizkor and Neilah Services Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Led by Rabbis Ryan Bauer and Sydney Mintz.  Sermon by Rabbi Jason Rodich.
Music: Cantor Marsha Attie and her accompanists.
Space is extremely limited. Tickets or One Pass are required.

Courtyard Havdalah and Break the Fast following Neilah

For information about the Yom Kippur Retreat: Yom Kippur Retreat

High Holy Day Services Open to the Community

Selichot

September 16
Performance “The Art of Forgiveness”

Is there an art to forgiveness?

Jewish women reveal their secrets to forgiving. But do they ever forget? Find out in this moving and thought-provoking show that deals with sibling rivalry, betrayal, ex-husbands, a German’s plea for forgiveness and one woman’s ability to forgive herself after a horrible accident that takes a man’s life. All this, and more, will bring you to tears. There are moments of laughter as well.

About Jewish Women’s Theatre
In the fall of 2008, Jewish Women’s Theatre debuted in the backyard of a home in California with the expressed purpose of giving voice to Jewish women on stage. Until then, no theater company in America had pledged to welcome and encourage contemporary stories by Jewish women and to adapt them theatrically, giving them life in front of a live audience. “We are a people of the book,” we reasoned. “What if we focused on the word, the text, the story? What if we revived the age-old tradition of salons: women hosting culture of the day in their homes?” Sparing the expense of a theater, sets, costumes, and props meant we could fully focus on presenting powerful stories in unexpected and convenient venues, reaching many more local neighborhoods.

7:00 pm Dessert

7:30 pm Havdalah

7:45 pm “The art of Forgiveness” Performance

9:00 pm Selichot service

No One Pass Or Ticket required.

 

On Rosh Hashanah

  • Service for families with children under age 5, Martin Meyer Sanctuary, 10:00 am
  • Service for families with children ages 5-10, Main Sanctuary, 2:30 pm
  • Community Service led by our teens, Main Sanctuary, 3:30 pm
  • Tashlich at Baker Beach, 5:00 pm

On Yom Kippur

  • Service for families with children under age 5, Martin Meyer Sanctuary, 10:00 am
  • Afternoon Service, 2:30 pm
  • Reflection and Renewal in the Redwoods – Prayer, Meditation, and Music in the Presidio, 2:30 pm – meet at Emanu-El front gate
  • Guided Meditation, 4:00 pm
  • Study Sessions, Taste of Tauber*, 10:00 am & Noon; Panel Discussion,1:15 pm
    *A Program of the Madeleine Haas Russell Institute of Jewish Learning

On Sukkot
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4 – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11

Celebrate Sukkot at the Temple with a festive outdoor service at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, October 4, followed by dinner in our courtyard sukkah. Reservations are required for the dinner. Please register to make your reservations.

Throughout Sukkot, bring a lunch or dinner and come shake the lulav!
Join us in the Courtyard with your meal and participate in the Sukkot ritual.

SERVICE FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SUKKOT
Thursday, October 5
Breakfast at 8:30 am, Service at 9:15 am.

YIZKOR SERVICE
Wednesday, October 11
8:30 am

SIMCHAT TORAH
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11

5:30 pm Simchat Torah dinner and celebration
Join us as we mark the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings and the beginning of a new cycle! This joyful and festive occasion includes a light dinner and dancing and singing with the Torah, and is a perfect celebration for the whole family. Please register so we know how much food to order.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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