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Side by Side January 2018 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side January 2018 Session
Jan 2 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am
Side by Side January 2018 Session
When registering below, please indicate that you will not be attending and register your child as your guest. Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with … Continued
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Brown Bag January 2018 12:00 pm
Brown Bag January 2018
Jan 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join Congregation Emanu-El clergy for Brown Bag Wednesdays. On the first Wednesday of each month, bring your brown bag lunch to the temple library for engaging spiritual and cultural discussions.  Noon – 1:00 pm.Event Signup
Limonata and Learning, January 2018 12:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, January 2018
Jan 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join a member of our clergy for a special learning opportunity, Limonata and Learning, offered exclusively for our congregants in Marin. We will meet for happy hour at Book Passage in Corte Madera while discussing … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – January 4, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – January 4, 2018
Jan 4 @ 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
Cooking with Congregants 9:00 am
Cooking with Congregants
Jan 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
 
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jan 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jan 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jan 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This evening we also have a Sukkot/Baby Blessing at Emanu-El during the 5:30 pm Service.  
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jan 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jan 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 1-5-18 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 1-5-18
Jan 5 @ 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. Mediterranean food will be provided.Adult Members- $18.00, Children ages 3-10- $7.50, Non-member Adults- $22.00.Event Signup
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Mah Jongg 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – January 11, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – January 11, 2018
Jan 11 @ 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
Cooking with Congregants 9:00 am
Cooking with Congregants
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
 
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Mah Jongg 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg
Jan 16 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
The Tribe for Men – Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2018 5:00 pm
The Tribe for Men – Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2018
Jan 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join your fellow Tribesmen for our yearly mitzvah of serving over 100 homeless men a hearty dinner at a local shelter in San Francisco. This is a special night, where giving a smile along with … Continued
Intro to Judaism Winter 2018 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism Winter 2018
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join with Emanu-El clergy to learn about the breadth and wonder of Jewish tradition. This class is a pathway for the adult learner who wishes to discover or deepen Jewish knowledge, non-Jews who are marrying … Continued
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Israel Trip with Rabbi Bauer Informational Meeting 5:30 pm
Israel Trip with Rabbi Bauer Informational Meeting
Jan 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Israel Trip with Rabbi Bauer Informational Meeting @ Congregation Emanu-El
Learn more about Emanu-El's Summer of 2018 Trip to Israel with Rabbi Ryan Bauer!  June 26 – July 7, 2018 Join Rabbi Bauer and Arza World for an informational meeting to learn more details about … Continued
Summer of 2018 Congregation Emanu-El Trip to Israel 5:30 pm
Summer of 2018 Congregation Emanu-El Trip to Israel
Jan 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Summer of 2018 Congregation Emanu-El Trip to Israel
Join Congregation Emanu-El Summer Trip to Israel with Rabbi Ryan Bauer! June 26 – July 7, 2018 Trip will be led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer. Informational Meeting coming up! Join Rabbi Bauer and Arza World for … Continued
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The Tribe for Women – Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2018 5:00 pm
The Tribe for Women – Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2018
Jan 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Every January, Congregation Emanu-El joins in the mitzvah of feeding the hungry by providing volunteers to shop, cook and serve dinner to over 100 homeless men for eight consecutive nights at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jan 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jan 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Preschool Family Shabbat Dinner 1/19/2018 5:30 pm
Preschool Family Shabbat Dinner 1/19/2018
Jan 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
“Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and … Continued
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Young Adult – Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2018 5:00 pm
Young Adult – Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2018
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Volunteer to cook with other young adults during our winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners!  Every January, Congregation Emanu-El joins in the mitzvah of feeding the hungry by providing volunteers to shop, cook and serve dinner to … Continued
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Interfaith Community- Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2018 5:00 pm
Interfaith Community- Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2018
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Interfaith Community- Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners 2018
Every January, Congregation Emanu-El joins in the mitzvah of feeding the hungry by providing volunteers to shop, cook and serve dinner to over 100 homeless men for eight consecutive nights at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. … Continued
Mah Jongg 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
The Tribe for Men: Oy Bay BBQ 7:30 pm
The Tribe for Men: Oy Bay BBQ
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The top delis from the Bay Area are coming to Emanu-El for a rare night of deli-bliss. An Emanu-El exclusive, experience delis from all over in one room, for one night, to share their best … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – January 25, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – January 25, 2018
Jan 25 @ 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)
Jan 27 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Jan 27 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Simon Aks 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Simon Aks
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Tu B’Shevat Havdalah at Mountain Lake Park 4:00 pm
Tu B’Shevat Havdalah at Mountain Lake Park
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Join us for a special outdoor Tu B'Shevat celebration and Havdalah in beautiful Mountain Lake Park. Tu B'Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar, is the day that marks the beginning of a … Continued
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Men’s Group – January 28th, 2018 9:30 am
Men’s Group – January 28th, 2018
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - January 28th, 2018
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
Emanu-El is partnering with Reboot, & Save the Redwoods League to plant trees on Tu B’Shevat! 2:00 pm
Emanu-El is partnering with Reboot, & Save the Redwoods League to plant trees on Tu B’Shevat!
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Emanu-El is partnering with Reboot, & Save the Redwoods League to plant trees on Tu B'Shevat! @ Golden Gate Park, Heroes Grove
Tu B’Shevat is our day to celebrate the trees and the work we as Jews must do to keep our planet green and healthy for generations to come. Congregation Emanu-El is partnering with Reboot and … Continued
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Mah Jongg 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg
Jan 30 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Women’s Group – Volunteer Project, January 2018 6:30 pm
Women’s Group – Volunteer Project, January 2018
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nurture Yourself and the CommunityJoin together with members of Congregation Emanu-El's Women's Group for a night of volunteering and self-care.  We will start off the evening with a discussion about self-care and how we can incorporate … 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:

Annual MLK Pulpit Exchange – Third Baptist Church/Emanu-El Interfaith Services – please note pre-oneg and service times

– Friday, January 12, 2018, light supper at 6:30 pm, service at 7:30 pm, Temple Emanu-El
– Sunday, January 14, 2018, 10:00 am, Third Baptist Church, 1399 McAllister Street (at Pierce)

Please note that the January 12 service replaces both One Shabbat and Late Shabbat for January.

 

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:

December 1
January 5
February 2
March 2
April 6
May 4
June 1

To arrange for a ride, please contact Julie Levine.



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