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Charles Schudson – Rabbi Asher Lecture 9:30 am
Charles Schudson – Rabbi Asher Lecture
Feb 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Independence Corrupted: How America’s Judges Make Their Decisions with Charles Benjamin Schudson  Sunday, February 2 from 9:30 – 11:00am Guild HallCharles Benjamin Schudson is a Wisconsin Reserve Judge Emeritus and adjunct professor of law. A former prosecutor, … Continued
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Brown Bag February 2020 12:00 pm
Brown Bag February 2020
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join Congregation Emanu-El clergy for Brown Bag Wednesdays. On the first Wednesday of each month, bring your brown bag lunch to the temple library for engaging spiritual and cultural discussions.  Noon – 1:00 pm.Event Signup
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Feb 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (Foyer) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (Foyer)
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2020-02-07 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2020-02-07
Feb 7 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children.First Friday of the month, 6:15 p.m. in the Martin Meyer Reception. Korean food will be provided.Members: Adult – $24.00, Children ages 11-17 – $24.00 Non-members: Adult – $28.00, … Continued
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Torah Study – with Rabbi Kushner (Room 55) 9:15 am
Torah Study – with Rabbi Kushner (Room 55)
Feb 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Hasidic Masters on the Parasha
Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Feb 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Elana Maidenberg)) (MMS) 10:30 am
Young Families Tu B’Shevat Havdalah in the Park 4:00 pm
Young Families Tu B’Shevat Havdalah in the Park
Feb 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Please join us for a special Tu B'shvat Havdalah popup with Jonathan Bayer for young families with children ages 5 and under! This event is in partnership Jewish Baby Network.We will be meeting at a … Continued
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Limonata and Learning, February 2020 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, February 2020
Feb 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join a member of our clergy for a special learning opportunity, Limonata and Learning, offered exclusively for our congregants in Marin. We will meet for happy hour at Book Passage in Corte Madera while discussing … Continued
Entrepreneurial Chutzpah – IAC Feb 2020 7:00 pm
Entrepreneurial Chutzpah – IAC Feb 2020
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Israeli innovation ecosystem has given rise to a unique environment, within which the Israeli entrepreneur flourishes and thrives. With a population of just 8 million, Israel has the highest concentration of start-ups per capita … Continued
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Side by Side December 2019 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side December 2019 Session
Feb 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side December 2019 Session
Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with their parent or caregiver by their side. Our Side by Side program is rich in Jewish … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Feb 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Feb 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat service (MMS)
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Feb 2020 Late Shabbat Community Dinners 6:30 pm
Feb 2020 Late Shabbat Community Dinners
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We want to invite all Jewish young adults from around the Bay Area to come together for intimate dinners – ~10 people – at some of the best spots in the Inner Richmond. You will … Continued
YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
Feb 14 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
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Side by Side February 2020 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side February 2020 Session
Feb 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side February 2020 Session
Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with their parent or caregiver by their side. Our Side by Side program is rich in Jewish … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – February 20, 2020 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – February 20, 2020
Feb 20 @ 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
30s/ 40s Tour of Awaken at the Asian Art Museum 7:00 pm
30s/ 40s Tour of Awaken at the Asian Art Museum
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the Emanu-El 30s and 40s community at the Asian Art Museum! We will be guided by a docent through Awaken, an exhibit of Himalayan sculptures, paintings, textiles and book arts that chart a transformative … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat service (MMS)
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
February 2020 YFE Family Shabbat Dinner 7:00 pm
February 2020 YFE Family Shabbat Dinner
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for our February YFE Family Shabbat Dinner! Our February Shabbat is being co-planned by Tzedek Council’s new Family Tzedek committee, which is working to infuse the Jewish value of tikkun olam into our Shabbat experience. This dinner will feature a drive for Homeless Prenatal Program, … Continued
Young Couples Access Shabbat Feb 2020 7:30 pm
Young Couples Access Shabbat Feb 2020
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Congregation Emanu-El's Young Couples Dinners are back! You and your partner* are invited to join other young couples and members of Emanu-El for a fun, intimate Shabbat dinner in a private home. Join us on Friday, … Continued
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Torah Study – with Rabbi Kushner (Room 55) 9:15 am
Torah Study – with Rabbi Kushner (Room 55)
Feb 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Hasidic Masters on the Parasha
Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Feb 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service – Anshei Mitzvah (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Anshei Mitzvah (Main)
Feb 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Jewish Heritage Night at USF 3:00 pm
Jewish Heritage Night at USF
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The coach of the USF (University of San Francisco) Dons basketball team, Told Golden (a nice Jewish boy), recently spent an evening with us at Emanu-El and the night was so fantastic that we have now … Continued
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Men’s Group – February 23, 2020 9:30 am
Men’s Group – February 23, 2020
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - February 23, 2020 @ Private Residence
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
Beyond Us vs. Them 1:00 pm
Beyond Us vs. Them
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Beyond Us vs. Them
In an increasingly divided political climate where many people retreat to echo chambers, the San Francisco Unity Group will feature a documentary film to spark discussions among diverse groups in an effort to inform, and … Continued
Antisemitism 2020 – A Threat to American Jewish Identity 2:00 pm
Antisemitism 2020 – A Threat to American Jewish Identity
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Antisemitism 2020 – A Threat to American Jewish Identity Sunday, February 23 from 2:00 – 4:00pm Martin Meyer Sanctuary  Bomb threats, broken windows and Swastikas – attacks against Jews in the United States and our own Bay Area … Continued
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Tribe for Women Beginners’ Mahjong Night 6:00 pm
Tribe for Women Beginners’ Mahjong Night
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BAM! CRACK! DOT! Calling all beginners who want to learn the game! Join this three hour session of Mahjong lessons, taught by experienced players and mahj aficionados. Your $50 goes toward light nosh, wine, and … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Feb 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Learners Shabbat Service and Dinner 6:00 pm
Learners Shabbat Service and Dinner
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Learners Shabbat Service Friday, February 28 at 6:00pm, in the Rinder Chapel (a parallel service to our regular One Shabbat Service)Dinner immediately following the service, registration required for both service and dinner Want to learn the basics … Continued
One Shabbat service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat service (MMS)
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Torah Study – with Rabbi Kushner (Room 55) 9:15 am
Torah Study – with Rabbi Kushner (Room 55)
Feb 29 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Hasidic Masters on the Parasha
Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Feb 29 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Service (BM Lucy Felsenthal & Theodore Mosson) 10:30 am
Young Adult Hitbodedut Hike 10:30 am
Young Adult Hitbodedut Hike
Feb 29 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Please join us for our very first Young Adult Hitbodedut Hike (this event is for Emanu El's 20s & 30s community)!We will be hiking as group in the Oakland Hills at Joaquin Miller Park. We … Continued
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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:

July 5
August 2
September 6
October 4
November 1
December 6

To arrange for a ride, please contact Julie Levine.



 

 

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