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Brown Bag October 2018 12:00 pm
Brown Bag October 2018
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us for this monthly drop-in learning sessions 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 October 2018 4:00 pm
Limonata October 2018
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for this no-host monthly learning in Marin. Buy a coffee or lemonade drink and enjoy learning with a member of our clergy.This program happens every First Wednesday of the month from 4:00 – … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – October 4, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – October 4, 2018
Oct 4 @ 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)
Oct 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Annual Friday Night Group Baby Blessing! 5:30 pm
Annual Friday Night Group Baby Blessing!
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Annual Friday Night Group Baby Blessing!
Please join our annual Friday Night Group Baby Blessing!  New babies are a blessing, and the start of the new Jewish year is a wonderful time to celebrate them. We have a tradition of inviting … Continued
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main Sanctuary) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main Sanctuary)
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-10-05 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-10-05
Oct 5 @ 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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Raising a Jewish Child- Rabbi Pearce 9:30 am
Raising a Jewish Child- Rabbi Pearce
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:15 am
Raising a Jewish Child – A Scaffolding for Independence and Responsibility—Utilizing both rabbinic education and a doctorate in psychology, Rabbi Pearce will engage parents by drawing on Jewish wisdom and psychological insights to guide them in … Continued
Golden Gate Bootcamp 11:30 am
Golden Gate Bootcamp
Oct 7 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Join the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El for Golden Gate Bootcamp! YuBalance studio will be joining us to teach a private, challenging strength training fitness class. After the class, we'll enjoy snacks in the … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (Room 57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (Room 57)
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Mah Jong (Room 57) 6:00 pm
Mah Jong (Room 57)
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Chuppah and Beyond Fall 2018 7:15 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Fall 2018
Oct 10 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Six Wednesdays, 7:15 – 9:15 pm Are you an engaged or newly married couple? Then this series is meant for you. The Chuppah and Beyond program will help you build and strengthen the foundational tools for a successful, … Continued
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Oct 13 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study w/ Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study w/ Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Oct 13 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Minyan w/ Ezra “Sunny” Orleans (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Louis Goldman (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Louis Goldman (Main)
Oct 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Havdalah PJ Party (MMR) 4:00 pm
Havdalah PJ Party (MMR)
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Young Families Havdalah PJ Party – October 2018 4:00 pm
Young Families Havdalah PJ Party – October 2018
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Let's celebrate the beginning of another year of living Jewishly with little ones with a Havdalah PJ Party! Together with our friends at Congregation Emanu-El, Jewish Baby Network SF, PJ Library and Interfaith Family, we'll come together for a fun … Continued
Musical Havdalah in Marin 6:00 pm
Musical Havdalah in Marin
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dear Marin families of Congregation Emanu-El, You are invited to join us on October 13, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, for a very special musical Havdalah potluck, with special guest musician Chava Mirel.  Chava will … Continued
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Anshei Mitzvah 2020 9:00 am
Anshei Mitzvah 2020
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Congregation Emanu-El is thrilled to announce the return of Anshei Mitzvah, our adult bar/bat mitzvah training program. Content will include practical Torah/Haftarah chanting skills, as well as continued academic study and enrichment with our cantors … Continued
Men’s Group with Rabbi Rodich – October 14, 2018 9:30 am
Men’s Group with Rabbi Rodich – October 14, 2018
Oct 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group with Rabbi Rodich - October 14, 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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Mah Jong (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jong (Room 57)
Oct 16 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
How to Read the Bible – Rabbi Morrison 7:00 pm
How to Read the Bible – Rabbi Morrison
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Read the Bible - Rabbi Morrison
How to Read the Bible: Bridging the Gap between Ourselves and Our Inherited TextsTaught by Lehrhaus Judaica’s new executive director, Rabbi Jeremy MorrisonTuesday evenings: October 16, 23, 30; November 6 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm … Continued
Intro to Judaism – Fall 2018 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – Fall 2018
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Emanu-El clergy to learn about the breadth and wonder of Jewish tradition. This class is a pathway for the adult learner who wishes to discover or deepen Jewish knowledge, non-Jews who are marrying a … Continued
Jewish Word Wizards of Broadway 7:00 pm
Jewish Word Wizards of Broadway
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jewish Word Wizards Of Broadway: Musical Theatre's Legendary Lyricists With Musical Theatre Maven, Bonnie Weiss Let’s  explore the richness of thought, feeling, wit and whimsy of some of musical theatres most acclaimed and under-appreciated word wizards.  And … Continued
Rabbi Pearce Poetry Fall 2018 7:00 pm
Rabbi Pearce Poetry Fall 2018
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
THERE IS A POET IN EVERYONE—EVEN YOU—REALLY!!!    The Cento Patchwork Poetry Workshop By Rabbi Stephen S PearceRabbi Stephen S. Pearce, The Congregation Emanu-El Taube Scholar, will teach a workshop for the known and unknown poet in … Continued
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Nosh with the Rabbi – October 2018 7:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi – October 2018
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi (formerly known as THE Book Club)Join with other young adults in their 20s and 30s for dinner and a deep discussion on a Jewish topic or text guided by a member … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Cheshvan Yoga: Yoga for Rest 12:00 pm
Cheshvan Yoga: Yoga for Rest
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Cheshvan Yoga: Yoga for RestFridays 12 pm – 1:15 pmOct 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16Members $36; Nonmembers $54 Prepare for Shabbat on all levels of being in this Friday lunchtime weekly series during the month of … Continued
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Oct 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 pm
 
Torah Study w/ Rabbi Kushner (R55) 10:00 am
Torah Study w/ Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Minyan BM William Sugar (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Minyan BM William Sugar (MMS)
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Service BM Jacob Landman (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service BM Jacob Landman (Main)
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Tribe for Women and Tribe for Men Kickball Game 3:00 pm
Tribe for Women and Tribe for Men Kickball Game
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tribe for Women and Tribe for Men Kickball Game
Come play kickball with the Tribes! Join us on Saturday, October 20 for a friendly, adults only game of kickball with the Tribe for Women and the Tribe for Men. We'll meet at Julius Kahn Park for … Continued
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Anshei Mitzvah 2020 9:30 am
Anshei Mitzvah 2020
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Congregation Emanu-El is thrilled to offer Anshei Mitzvah, our adult bar/bat mitzvah training program. Content will include practical Torah/Haftarah chanting skills, as well as continued academic study and enrichment with our cantors and rabbis.The Anshei … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Side by Side October 2018 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side October 2018 Session
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side October 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
Mah Jong (Room 57) 6:00 pm
Mah Jong (Room 57)
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Emanu-El Reads – American Pastoral by Philip Roth 7:00 pm
Emanu-El Reads – American Pastoral by Philip Roth
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Emanu-El Reads - American Pastoral by Philip Roth
Last year’s book group was so much fun. This year we are being even more ambitious! We are inviting the whole congregation to read three books. Come and enjoy as a very engaged reader leads … Continued
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LifeStream Speaker Luncheon 11:30 am
LifeStream Speaker Luncheon
Oct 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
LifeStream Luncheon ticket for October 25 Event Signup
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Rabbi Carole Balin – Dinner and Learning 7:15 pm
Rabbi Carole Balin – Dinner and Learning
Oct 26 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Rabbi Carole Balin - Dinner and Learning
Join us after 6:00pm services for a special dinner and learning session with Rabbi Carole Balin, Ph.D. Rabbi Balin will continue her sermon topic of "What Do Reform Jews Have to Say about Gender Equality, … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Carole Balin 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Carole Balin
Oct 27 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Jon us for a special Torah Study with Rabbi Carole Balin, Ph.D., 9:15am on Saturday, October 27 in the Rinder Chapel. Can We Talk? —   Studying the Parashah through a Feminist Lens This program is … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Cian Dowling (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Cian Dowling (MMS)
Oct 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
Jewish Text: Power and Responsibility in the #MeToo Era 5:00 pm
Jewish Text: Power and Responsibility in the #MeToo Era
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Spend Shabbat afternoon and celebrate Havdalah with Congregation Emanu-El’s Young Adult Community and Rabbi Carole Balin, Emanu-El’s fall Scholar-in-Residence. Together, over appetizers and wine, Rabbi Balin will discuss lead a discussion on the topic of: … Continued
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Rabbi Balin: Panel Discussion – MeToo, NowWhat 9:30 am
Rabbi Balin: Panel Discussion – MeToo, NowWhat
Oct 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Continue the weekend's discussion with Rabbi Carole Balin, Ph.D. with a vibrant panel discussion on #MeToo and Now What? Rabbi Balin will moderate this panel of local dynamic women in power positions of various industry … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Oct 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Mah Jong (Room 57) 6:00 pm
Mah Jong (Room 57)
Oct 30 @ 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:

December 14 (note change of date; this will be a One Shabbat service held in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary)
January 4
February 1
March 1
April 5|
May 3
June 7

To arrange for a ride, please contact Julie Levine.



UPCOMING EVENTS

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Anshei Mitzvah 2020

9:30 am - 11:00 am | Congregation Emanu-El is thrilled to offer Anshei Mitzvah, our…

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