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They Are To Make Me A Sanctuary, So That I May Live Among Them Exhibit 12:05 pm
They Are To Make Me A Sanctuary, So That I May Live Among Them Exhibit
Jun 30 @ 12:05 pm – Jul 1 @ 12:03 pm
They Are To Make Me A Sanctuary, So That I May Live Among Them Exhibit
They Are To Make Me A Sanctuary, So That I May Live Among Them: A History of Temple Emanu-ElOut newest museum exhibit features photos and artifacts from Temple Emanu-El's three buildings. Temple Emanu-El, 1867. Photo: San Francisco … Continued
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jul 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (Foyer) 7-1-2016 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (Foyer) 7-1-2016
Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 7-1-2016 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 7-1-2016
Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Family Shabbat Service and Simchat Shabbat Dinner 6:00 pm
Family Shabbat Service and Simchat Shabbat Dinner
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Family Shabbat Service and Simchat Shabbat Dinner
Family Shabbat Service Friday, July 1 6:00 pm Location: Martin Meyer Sanctuary Perfect for families with young children. This service is shorter, fun, musical, and created with your young ones in mind.    Simchat Shabbat … Continued
Shabbat Service (Main) 7-1-2016 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (Main) 7-1-2016
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Shabbat Service (Main)  7-1-2016
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 07-01-2016 6:45 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 07-01-2016
Jul 1 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Registration has now closed. Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children.First Friday of the month, 6:00 pm in Guild Hall.Mediterranean Food will be provided
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Jul 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Cooking for Congregants – July 7, 2016 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – July 7, 2016
Jul 7 @ 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 Jennifer … Continued
Side by Side Summer 9:30 am
Side by Side Summer
Jul 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Side by Side Summer
Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with their parent or caregiver by their side. Our Side by Side program is rich in Jewish … Continued
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (5th floor) 11:00 am
Scrabble (5th floor)
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – July 14, 2016 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – July 14, 2016
Jul 14 @ 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 Jennifer … Continued
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Jul 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (5th floor) 11:00 am
Scrabble (5th floor)
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Jul 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (5th floor) 11:00 am
Scrabble (5th floor)
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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TEST Valerie and Rebecca 2:24 pm
TEST Valerie and Rebecca
Jul 27 @ 2:24 pm – 4:24 pm
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jul 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Camp Newman Shabbat 4:00 pm
Camp Newman Shabbat
Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Camp Newman Shabbat
Shabbat is one of the most magical times at URJ Camp Newman. As a community, we gather together to sing, pray, eat, dance and celebrate our Jewish tradition amid the startling beauty of our Santa … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 7-29-2016 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 7-29-2016
Jul 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Service (MMS) 7-29-2016 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service (MMS) 7-29-2016
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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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.

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