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Cooking for Congregants – August 2, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – August 2, 2018
Aug 2 @ 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)
Aug 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Under Five Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
Under Five Service (MMS)
Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-08-03 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-08-03
Aug 3 @ 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- $20.00, Children ages 3-10- $10.00, Non-member Adults- $24.00.Event Signup
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Aug 4 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
CANCELED: Shabbat Morning Yoga Flow 10:00 am
CANCELED: Shabbat Morning Yoga Flow
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a Saturday morning Shabbat flow. Lauren Hammond will be leading a rejuvenating vinyasa flow for yogis of all levels. Whether your new to yoga, or an experienced yogi, come sweat it out … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Tobias Zuercher (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Tobias Zuercher (MMS)
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Shabbat service with bar mitzvah of Tobias Zuercher. 
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Aug 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Mahjong (chap) 1:30 pm
Mahjong (chap)
Aug 7 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – August 9, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – August 9, 2018
Aug 9 @ 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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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Aug 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Mahjong (chap) 6:00 pm
Mahjong (chap)
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Aug 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Annual Camping Trip: The Tribe for Men – August 2018 3:00 pm
Annual Camping Trip: The Tribe for Men – August 2018
Aug 17 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 10:00 am
Annual Camping Trip: The Tribe for Men - August 2018 @ Bort Meadow in Anthony Chabot Park
Join the Tribe’s fourth annual camping trip!Rabbi Bauer and Cantor Luck welcome you to our annual tribe camping trip where our Emanu-El kids (3+ recommended) enjoy nature with one another and their dads.*This summer our queso, guitar … Continued
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Men’s Group with Rabbi Jonathan- August 19, 2018 9:30 am
Men’s Group with Rabbi Jonathan- August 19, 2018
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group with Rabbi Jonathan- August 19, 2018 @ Private Residence- address provided after registration
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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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Aug 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Mahjong (chap) 1:30 pm
Mahjong (chap)
Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – August 23, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – August 23, 2018
Aug 23 @ 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)
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Emanu-El Welcome Back Shabbat and Dinner 2018 5:30 pm
Emanu-El Welcome Back Shabbat and Dinner 2018
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bring a friend to come experience Shabbat at Emanu-El! Meet the clergy and catch-up with fellow congregants while enjoying a BBQ dinner in our courtyard. We are looking forward to kicking off another great year of spiritual … Continued
Emanu-El Welcome Back Shabbat and Dinner 2018 5:30 pm
Emanu-El Welcome Back Shabbat and Dinner 2018
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bring a friend to come experience Shabbat at Emanu-El! Meet the clergy and catch-up with fellow congregants while enjoying a BBQ dinner in our courtyard. We are looking forward to kicking off another great year of spiritual … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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August Got Shabbat? 10:15 am
August Got Shabbat?
Aug 25 @ 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 BM of Benjamin Thier (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Benjamin Thier (MMS)
Aug 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Side by Side August 2018 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side August 2018 Session
Aug 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side August 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
Mahjong (chap) 6:00 pm
Mahjong (chap)
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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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:

September 7
October 5
November 2
December 7
January 4
February 1
March 1
April 5|
May 3
June 7

To arrange for a ride, please contact Julie Levine.



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