Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Under Five Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
Under Five Service (MMS)
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-06-01 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-06-01
Jun 1 @ 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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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jun 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Mah Jongg (R57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (R57)
Jun 5 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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BDS Conversation: Yudof and Porth 7:00 pm
BDS Conversation: Yudof and Porth
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BDS Conversation: Yudof and Porth
Marc Yudof in Conversation with Abby Porth: BDS  – A Threat to Academic Freedom and Jewish Life on Campus  Wednesday, June 6 7:00 – 9:00 pm Congregation Emanu-El, Martin Meyer Sanctuary Nowhere else in the nation is the Boycott, Divestment … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – June 7, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – June 7, 2018
Jun 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 five volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jun 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jun 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Camp Nai Nai Nai Community Dinner 6:00 pm
Camp Nai Nai Nai Community Dinner
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El invite you to a special Camp Nai Nai Nai Dinner + Late Shabbat!This summer the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El has partnered with Moisha house to bring … Continued
YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
Jun 8 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
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June Got Shabbat? 10:15 am
June Got Shabbat?
Jun 9 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Families with young children Birth to 5 years old are invited to come to Got Shabbat? with Mimi Greisman, Early Childhood and Family Educator. We celebrate Shabbat with family and friends. Activities will include a Torah Parade, … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service (Chapel) including Bat Mitzvah of Ella Endler 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (Main) – including Bar Mitzvah of Zachary Ludwig 10:30 am
Torah study (library) 9:15 pm
Torah study (library)
Jun 9 @ 9:15 pm – 10:15 pm
 
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CEEP 2018 End of Year Playdate 10:00 am
CEEP 2018 End of Year Playdate
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
CEEP 2018 End of Year Playdate
Please join us for the last preschool event of the year as we celebrate another wonderful year at CEEP before we go our separate ways for the summer!Refreshments and lunch will be served. Where? Mountain Lake … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jun 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Mah Jongg (Chapel) 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg (Chapel)
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
From the darkness of #metoo toward the light: A heart-open evening with Neshama Carlebach 7:00 pm
From the darkness of #metoo toward the light: A heart-open evening with Neshama Carlebach
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
From the darkness of #metoo toward the light: A heart-open evening with Neshama Carlebach @ Martin Meyer Sanctuary, Congregation Emanu-El | San Francisco | California | United States
From the darkness of #metoo toward the light: A heart-open evening with Neshama Carlebach For both women and men, the #metoo and #timesup movements have brought so much to the surface in our lives-truth, pain, redemption … Continued
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Men’s Group Poker Night – 6-13-18 7:00 pm
Men’s Group Poker Night – 6-13-18
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer and fellow Men's Group Members for engaging study and discussion over a fun game. Sign up soon, as registration is limited!Event Signup
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Cooking for Congregants – June 14, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – June 14, 2018
Jun 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 five volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
Jewish Sitting Meditation – June 2018 6:00 pm
Jewish Sitting Meditation – June 2018
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jewish Sitting Meditation - June 2018
  Please join us for one hour after work as we practice opening our minds and souls for a special sitting meditation session that will alter your perception and enhance your Jewish Spiritual practice. You … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jun 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Mah Jongg (R57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (R57)
Jun 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Nosh with the Rabbi – June 2018 7:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi – June 2018
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi (formerly known as THE Book Club)Join with other young adults in their 20s and 30s for dinner and a deep discussion on a Jewish topic or text guided by a member … Continued
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Young Adult Paint Nite 6:00 pm
Young Adult Paint Nite
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Get ready to find your inner painter, sip some wine, and make new friends!Join the young adult community at Congregation Emanu-El for a Paint and sip night at the Hotel Majestic. No experience painting? No … Continued
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Interfaith Vigil to End the Separation of Immigrant Families 6:15 pm
Interfaith Vigil to End the Separation of Immigrant Families
Jun 21 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Interfaith Vigil to End the Separation of Immigrant Families @ Grace Cathedral | San Francisco | California | United States
Join your fellow clergy at Grace Cathedral as we pray and bear witness in response to the government’s policy of separating immigrant parents from their children at the border. Some two thousand children have already … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jun 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Rainbow Challah Baking with Rabbi Mintz 3:00 pm
Rainbow Challah Baking with Rabbi Mintz
Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
We are proud of our congregation’s firm commitment to LGBT equality, and we are especially proud to be in a city that has lead the world in the struggle for LGBT equal rights, a struggle … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jun 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Pride Shabbat 6:00 pm
Pride Shabbat
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pride Shabbat
  In celebration of LGBT history and in support of our community, we invite and encourage everyone (all ages, all genders, all orientations!) to join us for our annual Pride Shabbat service!  Rabbis Mintz and Rodich will lead … Continued
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Tour the Tenderloin with the Men’s Group 9:30 am
Tour the Tenderloin with the Men’s Group
Jun 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Join the Men’s Group for this unique 90 minute tour of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood led by the Mayor of the Tenderloin, Del Seymour, formerly one of the biggest drug dealers in the Tenderloin. Del … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jun 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Aryeh Green – Peace in the Promised Land 7:00 pm
Aryeh Green – Peace in the Promised Land
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aryeh Green - Peace in the Promised Land
Finding Peace in the Promised Land – Lessons for life and love learned on the Israel Trail with Aryeh Green  Tuesday, June 26, 2018 7:00 – 9:00 pm Congregation Emanu-El, Martin Meyer Sanctuary  Aryeh Green, author of My Israel Trail: Finding Peace … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – June 28, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – June 28, 2018
Jun 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 five volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … 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:

June 1
July 6
August  3
September 7
October 5
November 2
December 7

 

To arrange for a ride, please contact Julie Levine.



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