Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
2
3
Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jun 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
4
5
Brown Bag June 2019 12:00 pm
Brown Bag June 2019
Jun 5 @ 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 June 2019 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning June 2019
Jun 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for a no-host study session at Book Passage in Corte Madera. Take a break from your day with a little Torah, a little nosh, and a little discussion. Grab a snack or a … Continued
6
7
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jun 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (Foyer) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (Foyer)
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-06-07 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-06-07
Jun 7 @ 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 – … Continued
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-06-07 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-06-07
Jun 7 @ 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. Mediterranean food will be provided. Adult Members – $20.00, Children ages 3-10 – $10.00, Non-member Adults – $24.00.Event Signup
8
Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Jun 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Jun 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Got Shabbat? June 8, 2019 10:15 am
Got Shabbat? June 8, 2019
Jun 8 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Congregation Emanu-El is teaming up with the Jewish Baby Network of San Francisco, PJ Library, and Interfaith family for June's Got Shabbat. Join us from 10:15-11:30am for a fun Shabbat experience for families with children under 5, led … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service (Main) BM of Katie Sugar 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (Main) BM of Katie Sugar
Jun 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Service (MMS) BM of Madeleine Frieman 10:30 am
Tikkun Leyl Shavuot: Reading Torah from a Transgender Perspective at Cong. Sha’ar Zahav 6:30 pm
Tikkun Leyl Shavuot: Reading Torah from a Transgender Perspective at Cong. Sha’ar Zahav
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Tikkun Leyl Shavuot: Reading Torah from a Transgender Perspective at Cong. Sha'ar Zahav @ Congregation Sha’ar Zahav
Tikkun Leyl Shavuot: Reading Torah from a Transgender Perspective We are joining with Sha’ar Zahav in celebrating the holiday of Shavuot with deep learning into the night. Our featured teacher will be Joy Ladin, Gottesman Chair in … Continued
9
The Tribe’s Family Fun Day at The Vineyard Club 2019 11:00 am
The Tribe’s Family Fun Day at The Vineyard Club 2019
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Tribe's Family Fun Day at The Vineyard Club 2019
Due to weather conditions, this event was postponed and is now happening on JUNE 9, 2019.Back again by popular demand!Join Rabbi Bauer's family, along with other familiar and new Tribe families, for a special fun-filled … Continued
10
Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jun 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
The Moral Voice – Faiths Speak Out on Gun Violence 7:00 pm
The Moral Voice – Faiths Speak Out on Gun Violence
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Moral Voice - Faiths Speak Out on Gun Violence @ Grace Cathedral
7:00 pm Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St. @ Taylor St. Join leaders from across the city and across the faiths to hear how their beliefs impact their stance on gun violence. Together we can imagine … Continued
11
Rise of Antisemitism in America and Europe 6:30 pm
Rise of Antisemitism in America and Europe
Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Rise of Anti-Semitism in America Vs Europe Reuben Rinder ChapelIn recent years, both America and Europe have seen a drastic increase of antisemitic vandalism, acts of violence and political rhetoric. What was once hidden is … Continued
12
Mother Daughter Relationships 7:00 pm
Mother Daughter Relationships
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mother Daughter Relationships: Why Do We Feel So Close, and Yet So Far Away? A Discussion on Psychological and Spiritual PerspectivesWe have all navigated a mother daughter relationship since birth. For some of us this has been … Continued
13
Cooking for Congregants – June 13, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – June 13, 2019
Jun 13 @ 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
Front office closes at 2:00 pm
Front office closes at
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
 
14
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jun 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service w/Guest Speaker Rabbi Halachmi (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service w/Guest Speaker Rabbi Halachmi (MMS)
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
One Shabbat Service w/Guest Speaker Rabbi Halachmi (MMS)
with Guest Speaker:  Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, PhDRabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, PhD will speak on the subject: Does God Matter Now?  What if you had a serious relationship with God? What if we understoodourselves as … Continued
Camp Nai Nai Nai Community Dinner + Late Shabbat 6:30 pm
Camp Nai Nai Nai Community Dinner + Late Shabbat
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El invite you to a special Camp Nai Nai Nai Community Dinner + Late Shabbat!This summer the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El has partnered with Moishe house to … Continued
Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi Dinner and Learning 7:15 pm
Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi Dinner and Learning
Jun 14 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
The Meaning of the Hour: On Jewish Ethics in Times of Distress After services, at a shabbat dinner (advanced registration required), Rabbi Sabath will offer a presentation and discussion on what we might learn from the … Continued
Late Shabbat Meditation (R56) 7:30 pm
Late Shabbat Meditation (R56)
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
Jun 14 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
16
17
Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jun 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
18
19
20
21
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jun 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Guided Meditation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, May 2019 5:30 pm
Guided Meditation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, May 2019
Jun 21 @ 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
One Shabbat Service (MMS) Honoring Terry Kraus 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS) Honoring Terry Kraus
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please join us as we honor retiring Membership Director Terry Kraus and her 16 years of service to our congregation!
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 6:00 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
23
Young Adult Sunday Ferry to Hike on to Angel Island 9:15 am
Young Adult Sunday Ferry to Hike on to Angel Island
Jun 23 @ 9:15 am – 3:10 pm
Join the young adult crew on the morning ferry and experience breathtaking views of Golden Gate Bridge, SF City, Bay Bridge and Berkeley as we hike Angel Island. Depending on the agility level of the … Continued
25
26
27
Cooking for Congregants – June 27, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – June 27, 2019
Jun 27 @ 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
30
VIEW FULL CALENDAR

WORSHIP SCHEDULE

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.



UPCOMING EVENTS

SEE ALL