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Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel) 6:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel)
Aug 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
 
JBOB Mom’s Night Out August 2, 2016 7:30 pm
JBOB Mom’s Night Out August 2, 2016
Aug 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Back by popular demand! Join other moms with young children for a fun night out! We'll meet at a private home in Inner Richmond for a chance to relax and get to know each other … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – August 4, 2016 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – August 4, 2016
Aug 4 @ 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) June 24 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR) June 24
Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 8-5-2016 5:00 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 8-5-2016
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
 
Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 8-5-2016 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (Foyer) 8-5-2016 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (Foyer) 8-5-2016
Aug 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 8-5-2016 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 8-5-2016
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 08-05-2016 6:00 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 08-05-2016
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 08-05-2016
Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children.First Friday of the month, 6:00 p.m in Guild Hall.Thai Food will be provided.Event Signup
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 7:30 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – August 11, 2016 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – August 11, 2016
Aug 11 @ 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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High Holy Day Bookplate Party 6:00 pm
High Holy Day Bookplate Party
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Perform a mitzvah for your congregation in just 5 easy steps! 1. Drop in anytime between 6 pm and 8 pm on August 16.2. Enjoy delicious pizza.3. Smooze with fellow congregants. 4. Place some bookplates (each one … Continued
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel) 6:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel)
Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Join Rabbi Sydney Mintz in Raleigh, North Carolina to take a stand! 8:30 am
Join Rabbi Sydney Mintz in Raleigh, North Carolina to take a stand!
Aug 18 @ 8:30 am – Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm
Join Rabbi Sydney Mintz in Raleigh, North Carolina to take a stand!
  From August to November, the Reform Jewish Movement will be partnering with the NAACP, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the PICO National Network to protect the right to vote this … Continued
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Young Adult Summer Camp (Members) 4:00 pm
Young Adult Summer Camp (Members)
Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm
Young Adult Summer Camp (Members) @ URJ Camp Newman
The Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El invites you to our 5th annual Young Adult Summer Camp. Come and join young adults from all over the Bay Area for a relaxing and fun weekend in … Continued
Young Adult Summer Camp (Non Members) 4:00 pm
Young Adult Summer Camp (Non Members)
Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm
Young Adult Summer Camp (Non Members) @ URJ Camp Newman
The Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El invites you to our 5th annual Young Adult Summer Camp. Come and join young adults from all over the Bay Area for a relaxing and fun weekend in … Continued
Young Adult Summer Camp 2016 4:00 pm
Young Adult Summer Camp 2016
Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm
 
Bagels and Babies (MMR) June 24 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR) June 24
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) August 19, 2016 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR) August 19, 2016
Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (MMS) August 19, 2016 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (MMS) August 19, 2016
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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The Tribe: Camping August 20-21, 2016
The Tribe: Camping August 20-21, 2016
Aug 20 – Aug 21 all-day
Join the Tribe for camping in one of the premier northern California sites, Alice Eastwood Group Site in Mt Tamalpais State Park. Bring your children for a memorable weekend filled with lots of fun!Cost $50/familyEvent … Continued
Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Aug 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Minyan (MMS) Including BM of Sophie Rose 8-20-2016 10:30 am
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) June 24 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR) June 24
Aug 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 8-26-2016 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 8-26-2016
Aug 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (MMS) 8-26-2016 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (MMS) 8-26-2016
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel) 6:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel)
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Emanu-El Open House BBQ Dinner 2016 7:00 pm
Emanu-El Open House BBQ Dinner 2016
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Emanu-El Open House BBQ Dinner 2016
Join us for a BBQ to enjoy a Shabbat Summer Eve. Bring a friend to find out more about Emanu-El, or just come and enjoy Shabbat at 6:00 pm, BBQ and music at 7:00 pm.Event … Continued
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LGBT BBQ 2:00 pm
LGBT BBQ
Aug 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Calling all Emanu-EL LGBT Members! (And your kids too!) Let’s get together! Please Join Rabbis Mintz and Rodich for a casual and fun summer BBQ. We will gather at a private home in the Castro/Upper Market area for … Continued
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An Evening with Roseanne Barr 7:00 pm
An Evening with Roseanne Barr
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
An Evening with Roseanne Barr
Presented by Congregation Emanu-El's Israel Action CommitteeFrom growing up amongst Holocaust Survivors, to speaking in Israel against BDS, to Kabbalistic meditation, Roseanne Barr discusses all things Judaica.  She will be joined by Dr. Lenny Kristal … Continued
Jewish Heritage Night with the Giants 2016 7:15 pm
Jewish Heritage Night with the Giants 2016
Aug 30 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Jewish Heritage Night with the Giants 2016 @ AT&T Park
  Join the Bay Area's Jewish community at the Giants annual Jewish Heritage Night at AT&T Park! Your Special Event ticket includes a seat in one of the Jewish Heritage sections for the game versus the … Continued
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WORSHIP SCHEDULE

High Holy Days 2016/5777

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 2016/5777

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.

Parking — Changes This Year

Offsite parking will still be located in the Presidio, however the Presidio rules have changed and we are unable to reserve a lot or pre-pay for parking. The charge before 6 pm is $1.50/hour with a $8/day maximum and no time limit. This is no charge for parking after 6 pm. There should be ample parking available, and the parking machines accept credit cards.

We are still able to provide shuttles to bring you to the temple. To board the shuttles, please look for our security officer and the large light fixture we have rented to illuminate evening parking, which is located in the Main Post lot at Arguello and Sheridan streets. Please allow at least 45 minutes for transportation and the security check at the Temple entrance.

Shuttle Schedule

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, Oct. 2
4:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Rosh Hashanah

Monday, Oct. 3
8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Kol Nidre

Tuesday, Oct. 11
4:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, Oct. 12
8:00 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

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 Sunday, October 2, the 6:00 pm Classic Kol Nidre service on Tuesday, October 11 and the 5:30 pm Yizkor service on Wednesday, October 12. 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 Monday, September 12. To reserve and pay, please Register 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.

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

If you will be traveling within the United States and/or abroad during the High Holy Days, we can request courtesy seats for you at other Reform and Liberal congregations. Please log into MyEmanu-El to fill out the reciprocity form.  Please note that your membership must be renewed for the 2016-17 fiscal year before you are able to request reciprocity.

High Holy Days Ushers

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 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 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.

Schedule

EREV ROSH HASHANAH
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

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

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

ROSH HASHANAH DAY
MONDAY, OCTOBER 3

9:00 am – Classic Service, Main Sanctuary
Led by Senior Rabbi Beth 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 under 5 years old, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Led by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Rabbis Ryan Bauer and Carla Fenves,
Music: Cantor Marsha Attie and her accompanists.
No One Pass or ticket required.

11:45 am – Contemporary Service, Main Sanctuary
Led by Senior Rabbis Beth and Jonathan Singer.  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 accompanist.
No One Pass or ticket required.

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

TASHLICH

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.

KOL NIDRE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11

5:00 pm – Family Service, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
One hour worship, led in a participative, educational style by Senior Rabbis Beth and Jonathan Singer, Rabbis Carla Fenves, Sydney Mintz and Jason Rodich. Limited to member families and appropriate for children under age 5.

6:00 pm – 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.

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

YOM KIPPUR DAY
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12

9:00 am – Classic Service, Main Sanctuary
Led by Rabbis Carla Fenves and Ryan Bauer. Sermon by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer.
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 Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Rabbis Sydney Mintz and Jason Rodich.
Music:  Cantor Marsha Attie and her accompanists.
No One Pass or ticket required.

10:00 am – Taste of Tauber1 Study Session, Guild Hall
Learn with Emanu-El Scholar Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
No One Pass or ticket required.

11:45 am – Contemporary Service, Main Sanctuary
Led by Rabbis Ryan Bauer and Sydney Mintz. Sermon by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer.
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
Wise Aging:  Living with Joy, Resilience and Spirit
Join together as we explore the social, emotional and spiritual aspects of growing older.

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 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 Rabbis Carla Fenves and Sydney Mintz.  Sermon by Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer.
Music: Cantor Arik Luck, the Emanu-El Choir, and organist.

5:30 pm – Contemporary Yizkor and Neilah Services Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Led by Senior Rabbi Beth Singer and Rabbi Jason Rodich.  Sermon by Rabbi Ryan Bauer.
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 Rosh Hashanah at Baker Beach

Tashlich, Monday, October 3 5:00 pm

On Yom Kippur

  • Afternoon Service, Wednesday, October 12,  2:30 pm
  • Healing Service, Wednesday, October 12,  4:00 pm
  • Meditation, Wednesday, October 12,  4:00 pm
  • Study Sessions, Taste of Tauber*, Wednesday, October 12 10:00 am & Noon; Panel Discussion,1:15 pm
    *A Program of the Madeleine Haas Russell Institute of Jewish Learning

High Holy Day Services For Children, Youth, and Teens

  • Young children (under age 5), Martin Meyer Sanctuary
    Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mornings,  10:00 am
  • Older children (ages 5 – 10), Main Sanctuary
    Rosh Hashanah afternoon  only,  2:30 pm
  • Community Service led by our teens, Main Sanctuary
    Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur afternoons,  3:30 pm

SELICHOT
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

7:00 pm Dessert and Havdalah with Opportunities for Study and Reflection
Our evening will continue with the Selichot service beginning at 9:00 pm.
No One Pass or ticket required.

SUKKOT
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

Celebrate Sukkot at the Temple with a festive outdoor service at 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 16, followed by dinner in Guild Hall. 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.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Breakfast at 8:30 am, Sukkot service at 9:15 am.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Open house at the home of Senior Rabbis Beth and Jonathan Singer. Register for the address.

YIZKOR SERVICE
Sunday, October 23
9:30 am

SIMCHAT TORAH
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

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. Register so we know how much food to order.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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