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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Sep 1 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Alexandra Greenberg (MMS) 10:30 am
Enter the High Holy Days with Selichot & The Jewish Women’s Theatre 6:30 pm
Enter the High Holy Days with Selichot & The Jewish Women’s Theatre
Sep 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
6:30 pm – Havdalah in Martin Meyer Reception 7:00 pm – Performance by Jewish Women’s Theatre in Martin Meyer Sanctuary 8:15 pm – Selichot Service About Jewish Women’s Theatre In the fall of 2008, Jewish … Continued
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Mahjong (R57) 1:30 pm
Mahjong (R57)
Sep 4 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Young Adult Food Pantry Volunteering 6:00 pm
Young Adult Food Pantry Volunteering
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join members of the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El for an evening volunteering with the SF Marin Food Pantry. Volunteers will help sort and package produce for families in the greater San Francisco community. … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – September 6, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – September 6, 2018
Sep 6 @ 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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First Friday Under Five (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five (MMS)
Sep 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (MS) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (MS)
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-09-07 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-09-07
Sep 7 @ 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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Elul Mikvah 2018: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group 9:00 am
Elul Mikvah 2018: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 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
2018 ERH Family Service Ushering 5:00 pm
2018 ERH Family Service Ushering
Sep 9 @ 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, (MMS) 5:00 pm
Family Service, (MMS)
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm
One hour worship led in a participative, educational style by clergy. New this year: Open to the community.  Appropriate for children under age 5, accompanied by at least one parent. No One Pass or ticket required.
Classic Service, (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Service, (Main)
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm
Led by Rabbis Carla Fenves and Jason Rodich.  Sermon by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer. Music:  Cantor Arik Luck, the Emanu-El Choir, and organist.
Contemporary Service, (Main) 8:30 pm
Contemporary Service, (Main)
Sep 9 @ 8:30 pm
Led by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Rabbi Ryan Bauer.  Sermon by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer. Music: Cantor Marsha Attie and her accompanists.
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Rosh Hashanah – Office Closed
Classic Service, Main Sanctuary 9:00 am
Classic Service, Main Sanctuary
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am
Led by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Rabbi Sydney Mintz.  Sermon by Rabbi Ryan Bauer. Music:  Cantor Arik Luck, the Emanu-El Choir, and organist.
Service for families with children ages 5 and under (MMS) 10:00 am
Service for families with children ages 5 and under (MMS)
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am
Service for families with children ages 5 and under, Martin Meyer Sanctuary Led by clergy with music by Cantor Marsha Attie and her accompanists. No One Pass or ticket required.
Contemporary Service (Main) 11:45 am
Contemporary Service (Main)
Sep 10 @ 11:45 am
Led by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer and Rabbi Carla Fenves. Sermon by Rabbi Jason Rodich. Music: Cantor Marsha Attie and her accompanists.
Service for families with children ages 5-10, (Main) 2:30 pm
Service for families with children ages 5-10, (Main)
Sep 10 @ 2:30 pm
Led by Emanu-El clergy with Cantor Arik Luck and musician Jonathan Ferris. No One Pass or ticket required.
Community Service led by our teens (Main) 3:30 pm
Community Service led by our teens (Main)
Sep 10 @ 3:30 pm
Come and be inspired by the music, communal singing, Torah readings and commentaries created and led by our teens. With Cantor Marsha Attie and accompanists. No One Pass or ticket required.
Tashlich (Baker Beach) 5:00 pm
Tashlich (Baker Beach)
Sep 10 @ 5:00 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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Worship (RRC) 9:30 am
Worship (RRC)
Sep 11 @ 9:30 am
A quiet, meditative acoustic service led by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer, Rabbi Ryan Bauer, and Cantor Arik Luck.
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Cooking for Congregants – September 13, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – September 13, 2018
Sep 13 @ 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 Bagies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Bagies (MMR)
Sep 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Camp Reunion Community Dinner and Late Shabbat 6:15 pm
Camp Reunion Community Dinner and Late Shabbat
Sep 14 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 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 Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS)
Sep 14 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
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The Tribe for Men: Mikvah in the Ocean at Dawn 2018 5:00 am
The Tribe for Men: Mikvah in the Ocean at Dawn 2018
Sep 16 @ 5:00 am – 7:00 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
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Sep 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Kol Nidre – Office closes at 1:00 pm 1:00 pm
Kol Nidre – Office closes at 1:00 pm
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
 
Family Service (MMS) 5:00 pm
Family Service (MMS)
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm
One hour worship, led in a participative, educational style by clergy. New this year: Open to the community.  Appropriate for children under age 5, accompanied by at least one parent. No One Pass or ticket required.
Classic Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Service (Main)
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm
Led by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer and Rabbi Carla Fenves.  Sermon by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer. Music:  Cantor Arik Luck, the Emanu-El Choir, and organist.
HHD 2018 KN Sr. Transp 6:00 pm
HHD 2018 KN Sr. Transp
Sep 18 @ 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
Contemporary Service (Main) 8:30 pm
Contemporary Service (Main)
Sep 18 @ 8:30 pm
Led by Rabbis Sydney Mintz and Jason Rodich. Sermon by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer. Music: Cantor Marsha Attie and her accompanists.
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Yom Kippur – Office Closed
Classic Service (Main) 9:00 am
Classic Service (Main)
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am
Led by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Rabbi Jason Rodich. Sermon by Rabbi Sydney Mintz. Music:  Cantor Arik Luck, the Emanu-El Choir, and organist.
Service for families with children ages 5 and under (MMS) 10:00 am
Service for families with children ages 5 and under (MMS)
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am
Led by clergy with music by Cantor Marsha Attie and her accompanists. No One Pass or ticket required.
Taste of Tauber Study Session (GH) 10:00 am
Taste of Tauber Study Session (GH)
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am
Emanu-El Scholar Rabbi Lawrence Kushner on Malicious talk: Maimonides on the laws governing speech No One Pass or ticket required.
Study Session (GH) 11:30 am
Study Session (GH)
Sep 19 @ 11:30 am
Learn with Tad Taube Emanu-El Scholar Rabbi Stephen Pearce: What Is Your Story? Muriel Ruykeser advised, “The world is not made of atoms. It is made of stories.” Accounts from our formative years, called “charter … Continued
Contemporary Service (Main) 11:45 am
Contemporary Service (Main)
Sep 19 @ 11:45 am
Led by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer and Rabbi Ryan Bauer. Sermon by Rabbi Carla Fenves. Music: Cantor Marsha Attie and her accompanists.
Youth Experiencing Homelessness in San Francisco (GH) 2:00 pm
Youth Experiencing Homelessness in San Francisco (GH)
Sep 19 @ 2:00 pm
Youth Experiencing Homelessness in San Francisco (GH)
DATE: Yom Kippur, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 TIME: 2:00-3:30 pm (immediately following Contemporary Services) LOCATION: Guild Hall *childcare available* Join us for a special conversation about youth experiencing homelessness in San Francisco. Hear directly from youth in this … Continued
Reflection and Renewal in the Redwoods: Prayer, Meditation and Music with Rabbi Sydney Mintz (Front Gate) 2:15 pm
Reflection and Renewal in the Redwoods: Prayer, Meditation and Music with Rabbi Sydney Mintz (Front Gate)
Sep 19 @ 2:15 pm
Participants will meet at the front gate of the temple at 2:15 pm to walk to the Presidio and return in time for the 3:30 pm Community Service led by our teens. No One Pass … Continued
Afternoon Service (MMS) 2:30 pm
Afternoon Service (MMS)
Sep 19 @ 2:30 pm
Led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer.  Music by Cantor Arik Luck. No One Pass or ticket required.
Community Service led by our teens (Main) 3:30 pm
Community Service led by our teens (Main)
Sep 19 @ 3:30 pm
Come and be inspired by the music, communal singing, Torah readings, and commentaries created and led by our teen.  With Cantor Marsha Attie and accompanists. No One Pass or ticket required.
Guided Meditation (GH) – note: latecomers will not be admitted 4:00 pm
Guided Meditation (GH) – note: latecomers will not be admitted
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm
Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer. Note: Latecomers will not be admitted No One Pass or ticket required.  
Healing Service (RRC) 4:00 pm
Healing Service (RRC)
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm
Led by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer. No One Pass or ticket required.
Classic Yizkor and Neilah Services (Main) 5:30 pm
Classic Yizkor and Neilah Services (Main)
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm
Led by Senior Rabbis Beth and Jonathan Singer. Sermon by Rabbi Ryan Bauer. Music: Cantor Arik Luck, the Emanu-El Choir, and organist.
Contemporary Yizkor and Neilah Services (MMS) 5:30 pm
Contemporary Yizkor and Neilah Services (MMS)
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm
Led by Rabbis Carla Fenves and Jason Rodich. Sermon by Rabbi Sydney Mintz. Music: Cantor Marsha Attie and her accompanists. Space is extremely limited. Tickets or One Passes are required. Courtyard Havdalah and Break the … Continued
30’s and 40’s Break the Fast 6:30 pm
30’s and 40’s Break the Fast
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Come join the Emanu-El 30s and 40s community for our annual break-the-fast as we mark the end of Yom Kippur. Whether or not you fast or go to services, come and connect with your community … Continued
Young Adult Break the Fast 7:00 pm
Young Adult Break the Fast
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come join the Young Adult Community for a break-the-fast meal as we mark the end of Yom Kippur. Whether or not you fast or go to services, come and connect with your community as we … Continued
Young Adult Break the Fast 7:30 pm
Young Adult Break the Fast
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Come join the Young Adult Community for a break-the-fast meal as we mark the end of Yom Kippur. Whether or not you fast or go to services, come and connect with your community as we … Continued
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Sukkot Celebration Service & Dinner 2018 5:00 pm
Sukkot Celebration Service & Dinner 2018
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Celebrate Sukkot at Temple Emanu-El with a festive outdoor service in the courtyard at 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 23, followed by Mediterranean dinner.Please feel free to bring your own bottle of wine.Reservations are required … Continued
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Service for First Day of Sukkot 9:00 am
Service for First Day of Sukkot
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Join us on the first morning of Sukkot for the joyous festival service. Freshly brewed coffee will be served at 9:00 am for the service in the chapel, where Hallel will be sung by the Cantor! Afterwards, we will have the traditional … Continued
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Mahjong (chap) 6:00 pm
Mahjong (chap)
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Sukkot Dinner 2018: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group 6:30 pm
Sukkot Dinner 2018: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come join us for our annual Women's Group and Tribe for Women dinner in the sukkah for a night of women, discussion, and wine. We will be outside so remember to dress warmly! Please register, and … Continued
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Tribe for Men: Sukkot Steak + Wine Celebration in the Sukkah 7:00 pm
Tribe for Men: Sukkot Steak + Wine Celebration in the Sukkah
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tribe for Men: Sukkot Steak + Wine Celebration in the Sukkah @ Sukkah in the Temple Courtyard
Kick off the New Year together with other Tribe dads, as we have the first ever Sukkot steak and wine celebration in the temple Sukkah. Register now!Event Signup
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Drinks, Dinner, and Music in the Sukkah 7:00 pm
Drinks, Dinner, and Music in the Sukkah
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Event Signup
Sukkot is Zman Simchatenu – Season of our Joy 7:00 pm
Sukkot is Zman Simchatenu – Season of our Joy
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for an Empty Nester's dinner in the sukkah – Middle eastern fare, wine, stories and music with Cantor Barak and the Rabbis Singer!Event Signup
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Bagels and Bagies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Bagies (MMR)
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
LifeStream Shabbat Gathering 7:15 pm
LifeStream Shabbat Gathering
Sep 28 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
LifeStream Shabbat Gathering ticket for September 28Event Signup
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Sep 29 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Sep 29 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Young Families Sukkot Celebration 2018 10:00 am
Young Families Sukkot Celebration 2018
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
We invite families with children under age 5 for a Shabbat morning service in the sukkah at Rabbi Carla Fenves and Cantor David Frommer's home. Please join us at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 29 … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Andrew Eidelhoch (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Andrew Eidelhoch (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Caleb Darsky (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Caleb Darsky (Main)
Sep 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
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Hebrew Decoding Fall 2018 9:30 am
Hebrew Decoding Fall 2018
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:15 am
Hebrew Decoding The Alef-Bet With Cantor Marsha AttieSunday, September 30, 9:30 – 11:15 amAND Sunday, October 7, 9:30 – 11:15 am This crash course is designed for those who want to learn how to read Hebrew … Continued
Shake your Lulav, 2018 3:00 pm
Shake your Lulav, 2018
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join the Young Adult Community at Emanu-El at our 4th annual Shake your Lulov Sukkot program! We are changing locations this year and have booked a private space at Spark Social SF to celebrate together … Continued
Yizkor Service (Chapel) 4:15 pm
Yizkor Service (Chapel)
Sep 30 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Have you experienced the loss of someone you love?  Join us to honor and remember them at our beautiful Yizkor service with Rabbi Beth Singer and Cantor Marsha Attie.  
Simchat Torah Dinner & Celebration 2018 5:00 pm
Simchat Torah Dinner & Celebration 2018
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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 dinner, dancing and singing with the Torah … Continued
Yizkor Service (Chapel) 8:30 pm
Yizkor Service (Chapel)
Sep 30 @ 8:30 pm – 9:20 pm
Have you experienced the loss of someone you love?  Join us to honor and remember them at our beautiful Yizkor service with Rabbi Beth Singer and Cantor Marsha Attie.  
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High Holy Days 2018/5779

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 2018/5779


prayer reading

Welcome to High Holy Days at Congregation Emanu-El

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 with their school IDs; no passes are needed.
Please note: All passes for High Holy Day services are non-transferable, for security reasons.

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. Please allow extra time to pass through the security lines.

Parking Changes and Transportation Assistance for Seniors in San Francisco

Due to the steep decline in demand, the Presidio parking and shuttle service to the temple has been discontinued.  For seniors and disabled members residing In San Francisco, we offer transportation for the 6:00 pm Classic Erev Rosh Hashanah service on Sunday, September 9, the 6:00 pm Classic Kol Nidre service on Tuesday, September 18 and the 5:30 pm Yizkor service on Wednesday, September 19, at a heavily subsidized price.  Our transportation provider is SilverRide, a company that specializes in transportation for older and disabled adults.

Reservations for the subsidized SilverRide service are made through the Temple, and the firm deadline was Friday, August 17.  To reserve and pay, please log in to the MyEmanu-El portal at the top right of our website or contact Director of Membership Services, Terry Kraus, membership@emanuelsf.org or (415) 750-7552. The cost is $25 per person for each round trip.

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

Childcare

Childcare for ages 2-10 is offered during the morning services, the afternoon of Yom Kippur (new this year) and during Yizkor and Neilah. There is no childcare for the evening services. A form must be submitted in advance to enroll your child(ren) for child care using the link below.

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 now for child care, 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).
  • 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.
  • If your visitors belong to a Reform or Liberal congregation, please ask them to request tickets by having their synagogue email proof of membership, services requested and full contact information to reciprocity@emanuelsf.org. The URJ Courtesy Request form details the information needed.  Your guests should ask their synagogue to indicate that they are attending with you. The sooner your guests can request reciprocity, the sooner we can confirm that we have space to accommodate them. We may not be able to fill last minute requests for all services.  Email to reciprocity@emanuelsf.org.

Bookplates for Our High Holy Day Prayer Books! 

During the High Holy Days of 2018 (5779), our congregation will be using our wonderful set of recently acquired prayer books. This High Holy Day prayer book (Machzor), comes in two volumes, one for Rosh Hashanah and one for Yom Kippur.  

Members have an opportunity to sponsor personalized bookplates to remember a loved one, celebrate a life cycle occasion, or honor clergy, family and friends. These bookplates, inspired by the Emanu-El stained glass windows, are beautifully designed by a local Judaic artist and will be placed in each of the volumes. Download your Bookplate Donation Form here.

Services Open to the Community

Travel

If you would like us to request reciprocity for another congregation, please log into your MyEmanu-El membership portal and navigate to the High Holy Day tab to fill out the form.  Please note this option will be available only until 5 pm on Wednesday, August 15.  As we don’t control High Holy Day seating policies for other synagogues, we can’t guarantee that reciprocity will be accepted by the synagogue you wish to visit.  As we are past the deadline to request reciprocity to other congregations, we suggest you take your Emanu-El High Holy Day passes with you to prove membership.

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. Register.

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 Terry Kraus at 750-7552  or email membership@emanuelsf.org.

Question

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

Learn more about Rosh Hashanah customs here

Wondering about the different styles of our services?

Classic Service: Cantor Luck leads a majestic musical ensemble including strings, clarinet, choir, and keyboards, creating a deeply emotional, uplifting and contemplative experience.
Contemporary Service: Cantor Attie and her musicians lead soulful, spirited, participatory, warm and prayerful services.

EREV ROSH HASHANAH
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

5:00 pm – Family Service, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
One hour worship, led in a participative, educational style by clergy.  New this year: Open to the community.  Appropriate for children under age 5, accompanied by at least one parent.
No One Pass or ticket required.

6:00 pm – Classic Service, Main Sanctuary
Led by Rabbis Carla Fenves 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 Ryan Bauer.  Sermon by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer.
Music: Cantor Marsha Attie and her accompanists.

ROSH HASHANAH
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

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

10:00 am – Service for families with children ages 5 and under, 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 Carla Fenves. Sermon by Rabbi Jason Rodich.
Music: Cantor Marsha Attie and her accompanists.

2:30 pm – Service for families with children ages 5-10, Main Sanctuary.
Led by Emanu-El clergy 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 accompanists.
No One Pass or ticket required.

Tashlich

5:00 pm –  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.

SECOND DAY ROSH HASHANAH
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

9:30 am – Worship, Reuben Rinder Chapel
A quiet, meditative acoustic service led by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer, Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Arik Luck.

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KOL NIDRE and YOM KIPPUR

Learn more about Yom Kippur customs here

KOL NIDRE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

5:00 pm – Family Service, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
One hour worship, led in a participative, educational style by clergy. New this year: Open to the community.  Appropriate for children under age 5, accompanied by at least one parent.
No One Pass or ticket required.

6:00 pm – Classic Service, Main Sanctuary
Led by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer and Rabbi Carla Fenves.  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 Sydney Mintz and Jason Rodich. Sermon by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer.
Music: Cantor Marsha Attie and her accompanists.

YOM KIPPUR DAY
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

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

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

10:00 am –  Guild Hall
Emanu-El Scholar Rabbi Lawrence Kushner on Malicious talk: Maimonides on the laws governing speech
No One Pass or ticket required.

11:30 am – Study Session, Guild Hall
Learn with Tad Taube Emanu-El Scholar Rabbi Stephen Pearce: What Is Your Story?
Muriel Ruykeser advised, “The world is not made of atoms. It is made of stories.” Accounts from our formative years, called “charter narratives” exert influence in such a way that they take on lives of their own. Charter narratives can elevate or use up our future because they most often shape who we are, even though often people do not realize how a formative episode is responsible for future character. This workshop will provide an opportunity to explore the power of charter narratives to help participants reach back in time to explore such significant episodes at this self-reflective time of the year.
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 Carla Fenves.
Music: Cantor Marsha Attie and her accompanists.

2:00 pm – Homeless Youth in San Francisco – Guild Hall

The faces of youth experiencing homelessness are many and so are their unique stories and sets of circumstances. Whether it’s because of rejection, abuse, poverty, or violence, too many young people find themselves without a home through no fault of their own. Nearly half of the homeless youth in the city identify as LGBTQ. According to a UC Berkeley study of homeless youth living in San Francisco, they are at ten times higher risk of death than their peers.

The stark reality is that 1300 young people today, ages 16-24, need a safe place to sleep tonight.

These young people are resilient, resourceful, and thirsty for the opportunity to help themselves find a more stable living situation. The Emanu-El Tzedek Council is committed to getting every young person off of the streets and into homes where they can become self-sufficient, independent adults. When you volunteer your time, you’re helping us devote more resources to prevention, intervention, and housing for homeless youth.

Join us for a special opportunity to hear directly from young people who have experienced homelessness in San Francisco. Experts will share important research and time-tested ways we can succeed in making a difference in the lives of youth experiencing homelessness.

Our own Rabbi Rodich will also ground our learning in Jewish tradition connected to our Yom Kippur observance.

No One Pass or ticket required.

2:15 pm – Reflection and Renewal in the Redwoods: Prayer, Meditation and Music with Rabbi Sydney Mintz. Participants will meet at the front gate of the temple at 2:15 pm to walk to the Presidio and return in time for the 3:30 pm Community Service led by our teens.
No One Pass or ticket required. 

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

4:00 pm Guided Meditation, Guild Hall (note: latecomers will not be admitted)
Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer.
No One Pass or ticket required.

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

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 Rabbis Beth and Jonathan Singer. Sermon by Rabbi Ryan Bauer.
Music: Cantor Arik Luck, the Emanu-El Choir and organist.

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

Courtyard Havdalah and Break the Fast following Neilah


High Holy Day Services Open to the Community

On Erev Rosh Hashanah

  • Family Service for children under the age of 5, 5:00 pm, Martin Meyer Sanctuary

On Rosh Hashanah

  • Services for families with children under the age of 5, 10:00, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
  • Community Service led by our teens, 3:30 pm, Main Sanctuary
  • Tashlich, Baker Beach, 5:00 pm

On Second Day Rosh Hashanah

  • Worship, 9:30 am, Rinder Chapel

On Kol Nidre

  • Family Service for children under the age of 5, 5:00 pm, Martin Meyer Sanctuary

On Yom Kippur

  • Services for families with children under the age of 5, 10:00, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
  • Program on Youth Homelessness, 2 pm, Guild Hall
  • Reflection and Renewal in the Redwoods – Prayer, Meditation and Music in the Presidio, 2:15 pm – meet at Emanu-El front gate.
  • Afternoon Service, 2:30 pm, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
  • Community Service led by our teens, 3:30 pm, Main Sanctuary
  • Healing Service, 4:00 pm, Reuben Rinder Chapel
  • Guided Meditation, 4:00 pm, Guild Hall
  • Study Sessions,10:00 am & 11:30 am, Guild Hall

SUKKOT AND SIMCHAT TORAH
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Celebrate Sukkot at the Temple with a festive outdoor service at 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 23, followed by dinner in our courtyard sukkah. Reservations are required for the dinner.

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.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Breakfast at 8:30 am, Sukkot service at 9:15 am, Reuben Rinder Chapel

YIZKOR SERVICE
Sunday, September 30
Bagels and service at 8:30 am, Reuben Rinder Chapel

SIMCHAT TORAH
Sunday, September 30

5:00 pm
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 for the Simchat Torah Dinner and Celebration.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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