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Side by Side October 2019 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side October 2019 Session
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – Dec 10 @ 11:30 am
Side by Side October 2019 Session
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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Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Dec 3 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Interfaith Holiday Party 2019 6:00 pm
Interfaith Holiday Party 2019
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Congregant Home near West Portal.It’s time to dress up, stand out, and celebrate our diversity! There’s no right or wrong way to celebrate the holidays, so why not have a little fun? Join our … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – December 5, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – December 5, 2019
Dec 5 @ 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
Young Adult Happy Hour with Rabbi Jill Jacobs 6:30 pm
Young Adult Happy Hour with Rabbi Jill Jacobs
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a Young Adult Happy Hour discussion with Rabbi Jill Jacobs, the Executive Director of T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. Our discussion will focus on "Human Rights for Israelis and Palestinians … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-12-06 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-12-06
Dec 6 @ 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. Korean food will be provided.Adult Members – $24.00, Children Members ages 11-17 – $24.00, Non-member Adults – $28.00, Non-member Children … Continued
Rabbi Jill Jacobs – Dinner and Discussion 7:30 pm
Rabbi Jill Jacobs – Dinner and Discussion
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a special dinner and discussion with Rabbi Jill Jacobs. This event immediately follows the 6:00pm One Shabbat Service.Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the Executive Director of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, which mobilizes a network … Continued
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Dec 7 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Dec 7 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Ella Kowal ) Main 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Ella Kowal ) Main
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Seudah Shlishit – Rabbi Jill Jacobs 4:00 pm
Seudah Shlishit – Rabbi Jill Jacobs
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for a special Seudah Shlishit (Shabbat afternoon meal/study) with scholar-in-residence, Rabbi Jill Jacobs. She will be discussing: How Progressives Embrace and Struggle with Zionism. The event will include drinks and hors d’oeuvres.Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the … Continued
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Men’s Group – December 8, 2019 9:30 am
Men’s Group – December 8, 2019
Dec 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - December 8, 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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Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Dec 10 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Where Are We Going? Evening with Prof. David Myers of NIF 6:30 pm
Where Are We Going? Evening with Prof. David Myers of NIF
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where Have We Been? Where are We Going? A Post-Election Look at Israel Tuesday, December 10 at 6:30pm Congregation Emanu-El 2 Lake St, San FranciscoA lecture by Professor David N. Myers Congregation Emanu-El is pleased to welcome … Continued
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Side by Side December 2019 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side December 2019 Session
Dec 12 2019 @ 9:30 am – Feb 13 2020 @ 11:30 am
Side by Side December 2019 Session
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
Cooking for Congregants – December 12, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – December 12, 2019
Dec 12 @ 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)
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
December 2019 Late Shabbat Community Dinners 6:30 pm
December 2019 Late Shabbat Community Dinners
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We want to invite all Jewish young adults from around the Bay Area to come together for intimate dinners – ~10 people – at some of the best spots in the Inner Richmond. You will … Continued
Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS)
Dec 13 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
YA Late Shabbat Oneg (GH) 9:45 pm
YA Late Shabbat Oneg (GH)
Dec 13 @ 9:45 pm – 11:00 pm
 
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A Very Jazzy Chanukah 2019 6:00 pm
A Very Jazzy Chanukah 2019
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the Emanu-El 30s and 40s community for a jazz-filled Chanukah celebration. We have a semi-private space reserved at Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio (live jazz every night!) from 6-9PM where we’ll have latkes and some … Continued
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Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Dec 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Tribe for Women Wine Tasting at High Treason 2019 6:30 pm
Tribe for Women Wine Tasting at High Treason 2019
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join fellow Tribe for Women in an evening of wine tasting at High Treason. We will be joined by Rebecca Fineman, the 25th female Master Sommelier in the United States, as we taste 5 wines … Continued
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Young Families Chanukah Pop-Up in Hayes Valley 2019 5:30 pm
Young Families Chanukah Pop-Up in Hayes Valley 2019
Dec 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Please join us for a special Chanukkah pop up for young families with children ages 5 and under! Address will be provided after registration.Event Signup
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Office Closed – Winter holidays
Shabbat Chanukah Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Chanukah Service (MMS)
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Chanukah Celebration Dinner 2019 6:45 pm
Chanukah Celebration Dinner 2019
Dec 27 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm
After our One Shabbat Chanukah Service, we will be having a beautiful dinner with Chinese food, latkes, dreidels, and fun, followed by a circus act for the whole family in Guild Hall. Registration is required for … 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:

July 5
August 2
September 6
October 4
November 1
December 6

To arrange for a ride, please contact Julie Levine.



 

 

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