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2019 6th Grade Family Retreat 9:00 am
2019 6th Grade Family Retreat
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – Feb 3 @ 3:00 pm
 
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Feb 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-02-01 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-02-01
Feb 1 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children.First Friday of the month, 6:15 p.m in Guild Hall. Contemporary American 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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Great People, Great Workout! Great Tribe! 10:00 am
Great People, Great Workout! Great Tribe!
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Great People, Great Workout!Tribesmen Leo Shveyd is opening up his gym, AW-Personalized Training & Sports Performance, exclusively for the Tribe for Men where he will tailor a workout for all to be able to participate … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Brown Bag February 2019 12:00 pm
Brown Bag February 2019
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us for this monthly drop-in learning session with a member of our clergy. Bring your lunch, build community, enjoy some Torah!This program occurs on the first Wednesday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 … Continued
Limonata and Learning February 2019 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning February 2019
Feb 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for this monthly drop-in, no-host, learning session in Marin. Grab a drink and dive into Torah with a member of our clergy.This program happens on the first Wednesday of each month.Event Signup
Chuppah and Beyond Winter 2019 7:15 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Winter 2019
Feb 6 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Winter 2019 dates for Chuppah and Beyond are: January 23, 30 and February 6, 13, 20, and 27 plus 2 home-hosted Shabbat dinners Six consecutive Wednesdays, 7:15 – 9:15 pm Topics covered include:  Recognizing the challenges of communication Managing … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – February 7, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – February 7, 2019
Feb 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 two volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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8th Grade Jewish Heritage Trip to LA FEB 9 – 10/2019 8:00 am
8th Grade Jewish Heritage Trip to LA FEB 9 – 10/2019
Feb 9 @ 8:00 am – Feb 10 @ 11:59 pm
Event Signup
Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Feb 9 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Feb 9 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Got Shabbat? February 9, 2019 10:15 am
Got Shabbat? February 9, 2019
Feb 9 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Congregation Emanu-El is teaming up with the Jewish Baby Network SF, Interfaith Family, and PJ Library for February’s Got Shabbat?Join us from 10:15-11:30am for a fun Shabbat experience for families with children under 5, led by Rabbi Carla Fenves and Early … Continued
Shabbat Morning Minyan- BM of Maya Egrie (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Minyan- BM of Maya Egrie (MMS)
Feb 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Service- BM of Madelyn Garfinkel (Main) 10:30 am
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Dennis Ross 4:00 pm
Dennis Ross
Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us to hear from Ambassador Dennis Ross on Sunday, February 10 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. He will speak about his new book, Fateful Choices: Will Israel remain a democratic state or become a … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:00 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
 
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Koleinu* Hear Our Voices – Songs of the Earth and Sky 7:00 pm
Koleinu* Hear Our Voices – Songs of the Earth and Sky
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
KOLEINU* Hear Our Voices – Songs of the Earth and SkyCongregation Emanu-El’s Koleinu* Hear Our Voices is our annual musical celebration exploring a Jewish theme and the music that surrounds and inspires it.This year we look … Continued
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Chuppah and Beyond Winter 2019 7:15 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Winter 2019
Feb 13 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Winter 2019 dates for Chuppah and Beyond are: January 23, 30 and February 6, 13, 20, and 27 plus 2 home-hosted Shabbat dinners Six consecutive Wednesdays, 7:15 – 9:15 pm Topics covered include:  Recognizing the challenges of communication Managing … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – February 14, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – February 14, 2019
Feb 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 four volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Guided Meditation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, February 2019 5:30 pm
Guided Meditation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, February 2019
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The Torah-based teachings and practices of Meditation (Avodah) and loving-kindness (gimilut chasadim) are at the heart of our meditation at Emanu-El. Practicing our יְהֹוָה Meditation develops mindfulness, and the capacity to become more conscious and find Shalom in the … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
YFE Pop-Up Shabbat – February 15, 2019 6:00 pm
YFE Pop-Up Shabbat – February 15, 2019
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This Pop-Up Shabbat, generously hosted by Silvia Cheskes and Brian Poger, will be led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer and musician Jonathan Bayer.  It is designed for  those in our Youth and Family Education program who … Continued
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Chuppah and Beyond Winter 2019 7:15 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Winter 2019
Feb 20 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Winter 2019 dates for Chuppah and Beyond are: January 23, 30 and February 6, 13, 20, and 27 plus 2 home-hosted Shabbat dinners Six consecutive Wednesdays, 7:15 – 9:15 pm Topics covered include:  Recognizing the challenges of communication Managing … Continued
Genes and Jews Feb 20 2019 7:30 pm
Genes and Jews Feb 20 2019
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
For all Jews, genetic disease screening is incredibly important. Ashkenazi, Mizrahi and Sephardi communities are at increased risk for different genetic diseases that occur more frequently than in the general population. Early education, awareness and … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Feb 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) with Malia Cohen 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS) with Malia Cohen
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS) with Malia Cohen
As we celebrate African American History Month, former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and current member of the California State Board of Equalization, Malia Cohen will be our guest speaker at this … Continued
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Friends of the Urban Forest Volunteer Day – February 23 2019 9:00 am
Friends of the Urban Forest Volunteer Day – February 23 2019
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
YALC will be joining Friends of the Urban Forest to help neighborhood homeowners plant trees in Bayview. FUF will supply the tools, guidance, and even coffee and bagels before hitting the streets. We'll regroup after … Continued
Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Feb 23 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Feb 23 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Minyan BM of Chloe Hall-Sherr (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Minyan BM of Chloe Hall-Sherr (MMS)
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
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Men’s Group -February 24, 2019 9:30 am
Men’s Group -February 24, 2019
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group -February 24, 2019 @ Private Residence
Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with a member of the clergy at a private home. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community. This … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Chuppah and Beyond Winter 2019 7:15 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Winter 2019
Feb 27 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Winter 2019 dates for Chuppah and Beyond are: January 23, 30 and February 6, 13, 20, and 27 plus 2 home-hosted Shabbat dinners Six consecutive Wednesdays, 7:15 – 9:15 pm Topics covered include:  Recognizing the challenges of communication Managing … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – February 28, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – February 28, 2019
Feb 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 four volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
Exploratorium After Dark: Seeing Double 6:30 pm
Exploratorium After Dark: Seeing Double
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Young Adult Community is going to the Exploratorium! The theme of the night is “Seeing Double”. Lose yourself in over 650 interactive exhibits exploring perception, art, and science at the adults-only After Dark. Grab … Continued
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Shabbat Services

Shabbat Services

Connect. Pray. Unwind.

Recenter yourself in the spiritual

heart of our congregation:

Shabbat at Emanu-El

It’s so much more than services. Leave the frenzy of your week behind, connect with the Infinite, and plug into something that is both ancient and cutting edge, traditional and radical. Take a deep breath, and join us as we sing ourselves into a place of awe, gratitude, and Jewish learning.

Friday Night Shabbat Services

30 minutes before the 5:30 and 6 pm services we gather to say hello over wine and cheese (plus mac ‘n cheese for the young and young at heart!).  We aim to keep our services to about one hour so that we can send you on your way to a Shabbat dinner at home or out in San Francisco (we love our city!).

Our services always include participatory, soulful and moving music from our cantors and many musicians, heartfelt Torah teaching from our rabbis and guest teachers, and of course, a community that you can really plant roots in and grow.

Never been to a Shabbat service? Haven’t stepped foot into a synagogue since your Bat Mitzvah? That’s OK! Our Shabbat services are always open to all and we work hard to help everyone feel included–from greeting you with a big smile at the door to announcing the page numbers so you’re not lost– we warmly and enthusiastically invite you to come check us out.

We’ve got options for you!

At each and every one of our services, you will find a spiritual community that prays, sings, learns, celebrates, mourns and heals together.  Here’s a breakdown of when we do Shabbat:

One Shabbat  6:00 PM

One Shabbat is our signature service that happens most Fridays. It’s called One Shabbat because this is when we become One Emanu-El. This is a service for everyone and we’d love to see you there.

Classic Shabbat  First Fridays 6:00 PM

Classic Shabbat connects to our Reform roots and takes place in our historic Main Sanctuary and is often accompanied by the organ. It is held on the first Friday of each month.

First Friday Under Five  5:30 PM

First Friday Under Five is our monthly service for those under 5 years old (and their adults!). We gather at 5:00 pm for  a mac and cheese snack and then join together at 5:30 pm for a lively, musical service and story that usually lasts about 30 minutes. This service is open to all and is followed by a family Shabbat dinner for which registration is required. Click here to register for the next Simchat Shabbat Family Dinner

Late Shabbat Second Fridays 8:30 PM

Late Shabbat is the heart of our nationally acclaimed young adult community. This service, often attended by nearly 300 people, is especially for those in their 20’s & 30’s and happens at 8:30 pm on the 2nd Friday of each month.  We first gather at 8  pm for wine & cheese and follow the service with a fun cocktail hour that’s a great place to meet other young Jews.

Shabbat Morning Learning and Services

Shabbat (Saturday) morning at Emanu-El begins at 9:15 am with a deep dive into the wisdom of our tradition with clergy-led Torah study. This hour of learning explores the weekly Torah portion, festival texts and other rabbinic and modern sources.  After you’ve sparked your imagination with study, join us at 10:30 am for a full Shabbat morning service, typically lasting about 90 minutes.

Many Shabbat morning services will also include the simcha (joyous occasion) of a Bat or Bar Mitzvah.  In fact, we’ve got so many active young Jews in our community, that we often feature two simultaneous services using both of our sanctuaries.  All services are open to the community.  

TMI? Here’s a cheat sheet to help you find your way:

Remember, you are welcome to gather with us 30 minutes before the 6 and 8:30 pm services for wine & cheese

1st Friday 5:30 pm: First Friday Under Five for those 5 & under & their adults
6 pm: Classic Shabbat, Main Sanctuary
2nd Friday 6 pm: One Shabbat
8:30 pm Late Shabbat for young adults in their 20’s & 30’s
3rd Friday 6 pm: One Shabbat
4th Friday 6 pm: One Shabbat
5th Friday 6 pm: One Shabbat
 

Saturday morning

 

9:15am: Torah Study; 10:30am: Shabbat Morning Services


Congregation Emanu-El and Jewish Federation Align to Transport Senior Congregants to Shabbat Services

Thanks to a partnership with the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, we offer transportation to monthly Shabbat services at no cost, and to evening High Holy Day services  and the Yizkor service at a minimal cost.  Congregation Emanu-El and the Federation share the cost of hiring transportation services through SilverRide.

Shabbat services are at 6:00 pm, with a pre-Oneg at 5:30 pm.  Transportation will be offered the first week of the month.  The service is led by clergy and is held in the Main Sanctuary on the following dates:

March 1
April 5|
May 3
June 7

To arrange for a ride, please contact Julie Levine.



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