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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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
Farewell Rabbi Fenves 7:00 pm
Farewell Rabbi Fenves
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us, via Zoom, in celebrating Rabbi Fenves and wishing her a fond farewell! Registration will close at 12pm on June 3rd, the day of the event. Zoom info will be sent out later that … Continued
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The Book of Life Project 10:00 am
The Book of Life Project
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Rabbis Sydney Mintz; Yoshi Zweiback, Sr. Rabbi, Stephen S. Wise Temple in LA; and Matthew Gewritz, Sr. Rabbi, B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue in Short Hills, NJ, for this online study opportunity. Free. Registration required.
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/4/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/4/2020)
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Arik Luck to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
Hiking Info Session (Young Adult Program) 6:00 pm
Hiking Info Session (Young Adult Program)
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Want to get into hiking but don’t know where to start? Join us as YALCer and experienced hiker Grant Purcell shares the do’s and don’ts of hiking, provides insider tips on Bay Area trails, and … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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 (6/5/20) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (6/5/20)
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Beth Singer and Cantor Arik Luck. D'var Torah will be delivered by our rabbinical intern, Leo Fuchs. Click here to participate via Facebook Live, our preferred platform – you don't have to … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 6/6/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 6/6/20)
Jun 6 @ 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 Rabbi Sydney Mintz (6/6/20) 8:00 pm
Havdalah with Rabbi Sydney Mintz (6/6/20)
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Havdalah with Rabbi Sydney Mintz on Facebook Live, click here.
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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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The Book of Life Project 10:00 am
The Book of Life Project
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Rabbis Sydney Mintz; Yoshi Zweiback, Sr. Rabbi, Stephen S. Wise Temple in LA; and Matthew Gewritz, Sr. Rabbi, B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue in Short Hills, NJ, for this online study opportunity. Free. Registration required.
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/11/2020) 11:00 am
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/11/2020)
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Join Cantor Marsha Attie to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/11/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/11/2020)
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Marsha Attie to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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 (6/12/20) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (6/12/20)
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
One Shabbat with Rabbi Carla Fenves 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 here. To … Continued
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service (6/12/20) 8:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service (6/12/20)
Jun 12 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 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.
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Leo Fuchs – 6/13/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Leo Fuchs – 6/13/20)
Jun 13 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Leo Fuchs, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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 on Tap: Modern Ideas of God (Young Adult Program) 6:00 pm
Torah on Tap: Modern Ideas of God (Young Adult Program)
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Grab your beverage of choice (kombucha, beer, or whatever floats your boat!) and join Emanu-El’s Young Adult Community for a deep discussion on a Jewish topic or text guided by Rabbi Rodich. Each month we … Continued
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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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The Book of Life Project 10:00 am
The Book of Life Project
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Rabbis Sydney Mintz; Yoshi Zweiback, Sr. Rabbi, Stephen S. Wise Temple in LA; and Matthew Gewritz, Sr. Rabbi, B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue in Short Hills, NJ, for this online study opportunity. Free. Registration required.
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/18/2020) 11:00 am
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/18/2020)
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Join Cantor Arik Luck to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/18/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/18/2020)
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Arik Luck to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
Jews of Color Zoom Gathering 7:00 pm
Jews of Color Zoom Gathering
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join fellow members of Emanu-El who identify as Jews of Color to meet each other, share stories, and explore the needs and hopes of our community. We acknowledge that while this need has always existed, it … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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 Ryan Bauer – 6/20/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 6/20/20)
Jun 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Hebrew Grammar of the Hebrew Bible 9:30 am
Hebrew Grammar of the Hebrew Bible
Jun 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Five Summer Zoom SessionsJudaism through the Hebrew Grammar of the Hebrew BibleLed by Emanu-El Scholar, Rabbi Lawrence KushnerFive Shabbat mornings, 9:30-11am (with a 15 minute break)Students are requested to leave their zoom videos “on” throughout.(This … Continued
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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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Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/25/2020) 11:00 am
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/25/2020)
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Join Cantor Marsha Attie to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/25/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (6/25/2020)
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Marsha Attie to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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 – 6/27/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 6/27/20)
Jun 27 @ 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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Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Baby Groups with Mimi – (M,W,F)
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 2 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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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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