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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 8/1/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 8/1/20)
Aug 1 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Havdalah with Margeaux Wolberg (8/1/20) 8:00 pm
Havdalah with Margeaux Wolberg (8/1/20)
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Havdalah with Margeaux Wolberg on Facebook Live, click here.
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Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery! 5:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
  For over two years, every Sunday night Emanu-El congregants have provided dinner for the youth living at G-House (a transitional home for youth experiencing homelessness run by Larkin Street Youth Services), by bringing food … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (Young Families) 7:30 pm
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (Young Families)
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Rabbi Sarah Parris, ECE Director Nika Greenberg, and CEEP Teacher Abiba Bola, to discuss the book, How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. Reading a book will not end racism, but the … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
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Congregation Emanu-El BLOOD DRIVE 10:00 am
Congregation Emanu-El BLOOD DRIVE
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Congregation Emanu-El BLOOD DRIVEThis blood drive is being conducted in collaboration with Vitalant, one of the nation’s oldest and largest transfusion medicine organizations. To schedule your appointment, please visit bloodheroes.com and use Sponsor Code: Emanu-El. ADVANCE APPOINTMENTS are encouraged to help … Continued
The Gold(berg) Rush with Judi Leff (Day Time) 11:00 am
The Gold(berg) Rush with Judi Leff (Day Time)
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Gold(Berg) Rush: History of San Francisco Jewry led by legacy Emanu-El member Judi Leff Free program via Zoom Thursday, August 6, 11:00am – 1:00pm PST  Judi is passionate about San Francisco Jewish history and produced the 125th Anniversary of the Jewish … Continued
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/6/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/6/2020)
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Marsha Attie to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
A Conversation About Emanu-El’s Member Survey 5:00 pm
A Conversation About Emanu-El’s Member Survey
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Life under Covid-19 has impacted our entire community. Last month you participated in Emanu-El's member survey, as part of a national survey of Jews conducted by the URJ. The results are in. We want to … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
One Shabbat Service (8/7/20) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (8/7/20)
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to participate via Facebook Live, our preferred platform – you don't have to join Facebook to participate. For alternative access via livestream, click … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 8/8/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 8/8/20)
Aug 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Havdalah with Eric Schoen (8/8/20) 8:00 pm
Havdalah with Eric Schoen (8/8/20)
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Havdalah with Eric Schoen on Facebook Live, click here.
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Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery! 5:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
  For over two years, every Sunday night Emanu-El congregants have provided dinner for the youth living at G-House (a transitional home for youth experiencing homelessness run by Larkin Street Youth Services), by bringing food … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (Young Adults) 6:00 pm
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (Young Adults)
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Rabbi Jason Rodich to discuss the book, How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. Reading a book will not end racism, but the idea that learning leads to action is a foundational … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/13/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/13/2020)
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Marsha Attie to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
Multi-Racial and Multi-Ethnic Families Gathering (Aug 2020) 7:00 pm
Multi-Racial and Multi-Ethnic Families Gathering (Aug 2020)
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join fellow members of Emanu-El from multi-racial and multi-ethnic families in a Zoom gathering to meet one another, share stories, and build a community to support each other through the complexities of the world around us … Continued
The Gold(berg) Rush with Judi Leff (Evening) 7:00 pm
The Gold(berg) Rush with Judi Leff (Evening)
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gold(Berg) Rush: History of San Francisco Jewry led by legacy Emanu-El member Judi Leff Free program via Zoom Thursday, August 13, 7:00 – 9:00pm PST  Judi is passionate about San Francisco Jewish history and produced the 125th Anniversary of the Jewish … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
One Shabbat Service (8/14/20) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (8/14/20)
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Sydney Mintz and Cantor Arik Luck. Click here to participate via Facebook Live, our preferred platform – you don't have to join Facebook to participate. For alternative access via livestream, click here. … Continued
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service (8/14/20) 7:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service (8/14/20)
Aug 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service with Rabbi Jason Rodich, Rabbi Sydney Mintz and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to participate via Facebook Live, our preferred platform – you don't have to join Facebook to participate.
August Late Shabbat Oneg 8:30 pm
August Late Shabbat Oneg
Aug 14 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Been missing your Late Shabbat crew? You’re in luck! This month, Late Shabbat Oneg will be hosted on a new virtual platform, Sidebar, which will let you make the rounds, bump into old friends, meet … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Stephen Pearce 8/15/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Stephen Pearce 8/15/20)
Aug 15 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Stephen Pearce followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Havdalah with Cantor Marsha Attie (8/15/20) 8:00 pm
Havdalah with Cantor Marsha Attie (8/15/20)
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Havdalah with Cantor Marsha Attie on Facebook Live, click here.
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Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery! 5:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
  For over two years, every Sunday night Emanu-El congregants have provided dinner for the youth living at G-House (a transitional home for youth experiencing homelessness run by Larkin Street Youth Services), by bringing food … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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July Jewish Book Club (Young Adult Program) 6:00 pm
July Jewish Book Club (Young Adult Program)
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Have some extra time on your hands and want to dive into a meaningful book? You’re invited to a virtual discussion about The Weight of Ink, by Rachel Kadish, led by our community member Annie Alpers! … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
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Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/20/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/20/2020)
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Marsha Attie to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (With Rabbi Beth Singer) 12:30 pm
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (With Rabbi Beth Singer)
Aug 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Join Rabbi Beth Singer to discuss the book, How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. Reading a book will not end racism, but the idea that learning leads to action is a foundational … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 8/22/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 8/22/20)
Aug 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Havdalah (8/22/20) 8:00 pm
Havdalah (8/22/20)
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Havdalah on Facebook Live, click here.
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Discovering Your Life’s Purpose (YA Program) 11:00 am
Discovering Your Life’s Purpose (YA Program)
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The pandemic has created a perfect time to pick up new hobbies, think introspectively, and dream about “what’s next.” Get off the couch!  Join Young Adult Community member Juliana and YALCer Anna as they walk … Continued
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery! 5:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
  For over two years, every Sunday night Emanu-El congregants have provided dinner for the youth living at G-House (a transitional home for youth experiencing homelessness run by Larkin Street Youth Services), by bringing food … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
High Holy Day Preview 5:00 pm
High Holy Day Preview
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
What Will Our 40-Day Journey Look Like?As we prepare for the Days of Awe and the period of reflection leading up to them, we know that these High Holy Days of 5781 will be different. … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/27/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/27/2020)
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Arik Luck to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (With Rabbi Beth Singer) 12:30 pm
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (With Rabbi Beth Singer)
Aug 27 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Join Rabbi Beth Singer to discuss the book, How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. Reading a book will not end racism, but the idea that learning leads to action is a foundational … Continued
Jews of Color Virtual Gathering (Aug 2020) 7:00 pm
Jews of Color Virtual Gathering (Aug 2020)
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Led by congregants who identify as Jews of color, we are convening regular gatherings of Emanu-El members who identify as Jews of color of any race or ethnicity, to meet each other, share stories, and explore … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 8/29/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 8/29/20)
Aug 29 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery! 5:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
  For over two years, every Sunday night Emanu-El congregants have provided dinner for the youth living at G-House (a transitional home for youth experiencing homelessness run by Larkin Street Youth Services), by bringing food … Continued
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Shabbat Services

Update – March 24, 2020

Due to Covid-19, we have suspended all in-person community gatherings, including Shabbat services, until further notice.  Instead, we have switched to virtual Shabbat services and events. Please visit our Connecting in New Ways page for all the details of our virtual events. Thank you.

 


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.To arrange for a ride, please contact Julie Levine.



 

 

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