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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (Foyer) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (Foyer)
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-09-06 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-09-06
Sep 6 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children. Contemporary American food will be provided. First Friday of the month, 6:15 p.m in Guild Hall.Adult Members- $24.00, Member children ages 11-17 – $24.00; Non-member Adults- $28.00, Non-member children … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – Septmeber 12, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – Septmeber 12, 2019
Sep 12 @ 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
LifeStream Speaker Luncheon 2019-09-12 11:30 am
LifeStream Speaker Luncheon 2019-09-12
Sep 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
LifeStream Luncheon ticket for September 12 Event Signup
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Community Dinners + Back to Shul September Late Shabbat 6:30 pm
Community Dinners + Back to Shul September Late Shabbat
Sep 13 @ 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 – between 8 and 10 people – at some of the best spots in the Inner … Continued
Late Shabbat Meditation (Chapel) 7:30 pm
Late Shabbat Meditation (Chapel)
Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
Sep 13 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
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CEEP 2019 Back to School Picnic 10:00 am
CEEP 2019 Back to School Picnic
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
CEEP 2019 Back to School Picnic
Please join us for our all-school playdate as we gather to celebrate the beginning of the school year!Refreshments and breakfast will be served. Where? Mountain Lake Park Meadow (Enter at 11th Avenue)When? Sunday, September 15th at … Continued
Interfaith Picnic – September 15, 2019 12:00 pm
Interfaith Picnic – September 15, 2019
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Interfaith Picnic - September 15, 2019
Sunday, September 15, 12:00 – 2:00 pm: Main Post Lawn, PresidioJoin together with other Interfaith members of Congregation Emanu-El for a fun and casual afternoon at Off the Grid Presidio Picnic. Bring your own picnic blanket and … Continued
Interfaith Picnic – September 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Interfaith Picnic – September 15, 2019
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Interfaith Picnic - September 15, 2019
Sunday, September 15, 1:00 – 3:00 pm: Main Post Lawn, PresidioJoin together with other Interfaith members of Congregation Emanu-El for a fun and casual afternoon at Off the Grid Presidio Picnic. Bring your own picnic blanket and … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) and Festive Oneg 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS) and Festive Oneg
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS) and Festive Oneg
Meet your new Engagement Team on Shabbat!(from L to R: Ariana Estoque, Randi Fields, and Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris)Festive Oneg will be served after 6:00 pm services where you can engage in deeper conversations with … Continued
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The Tribe for Men: Mikvah in the Ocean at Dawn 2019 5:30 am
The Tribe for Men: Mikvah in the Ocean at Dawn 2019
Sep 22 @ 5:30 am – 8:00 am
The High Holy Days are a time where we open ourselves up and look deep inside our souls to examine who we have been and who we want to be. Have we accomplished all we … Continued
The Tribe for Men: Mikvah in the Ocean at Dawn 2019 6:00 am
The Tribe for Men: Mikvah in the Ocean at Dawn 2019
Sep 22 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 am
The High Holy Days are a time where we open ourselves up and look deep inside our souls to examine who we have been and who we want to be. Have we accomplished all we … Continued
Elul Mikvah 2019: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group 9:00 am
Elul Mikvah 2019: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Rabbi Mintz, Rabbi Fenves and women from Congregation Emanu-El’s Women’s Group and The Tribe for Women for a morning of spiritual exploration and preparation for the High Holy Days at Baker Beach. Bring your … Continued
Men’s Group -September 22, 2019 9:30 am
Men’s Group -September 22, 2019
Sep 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group -September 22, 2019 @ 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
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24/6 Tiffany Shlain Discussion 6:30 pm
24/6 Tiffany Shlain Discussion
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day A Week  Join us for this pre-High Holy Day discussion, as Rabbi Mintz interviews Tiffany Shlain, Ken Goldberg and their daughters, about Tiffany's latest book exploring the value of … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Sep 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat service (MMS)
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
One Shabbat service (MMS) featuring Rabbi Stephen Pearce 6:00 pm
One Shabbat service (MMS) featuring Rabbi Stephen Pearce
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Rabbi Emeritus and Taube Scholar Stephen Pearce will be our guest speaker.
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2019 ERH Family Service Ushering 4:30 pm
2019 ERH Family Service Ushering
Sep 29 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
Erev Rosh Hashanah Family Service 5:00 pm
Erev Rosh Hashanah Family Service
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
2019 ERH Early Service Ushering 5:15 pm
2019 ERH Early Service Ushering
Sep 29 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
Erev Rosh Hashanah Early Service 6:00 pm
Erev Rosh Hashanah Early Service
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
HHD 2019 ERH Sr. Transp 6:00 pm
HHD 2019 ERH Sr. Transp
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Transportation Assistance for Seniors in San Francisco on High Holy Days In partnership with the Jewish Community Federation, Congregation Emanu-El is again offering to subsidize half of the cost of transportation for elderly and disabled … Continued
2019 ERH Late Service Ushering 7:45 pm
2019 ERH Late Service Ushering
Sep 29 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
Erev Rosh Hashanah Late Service 8:30 pm
Erev Rosh Hashanah Late Service
Sep 29 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
 
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2019 RH Early Service Ushering 8:15 am
2019 RH Early Service Ushering
Sep 30 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
Rosh Hashanah Family Service – Children under 5 10:00 am
Rosh Hashanah Family Service – Children under 5
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
2019 RH Late Service Ushering 11:00 am
2019 RH Late Service Ushering
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
Rosh Hashanah Late Service 11:45 am
Rosh Hashanah Late Service
Sep 30 @ 11:45 am – 1:45 pm
 
Rosh Hashanah Family Service – Children ages 5-10 2:30 pm
Comm. Service led by Teens 3:30 pm
Comm. Service led by Teens
Sep 30 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Rosh Hashanah – Tashlich at Baker Beach 5:00 pm
Rosh Hashanah – Tashlich at Baker Beach
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
As instructed by the Prophet Micah, we gather to throw breadcrumbs into the water on Rosh Hashanah afternoon. This ceremony is called Tashlich and represents a symbolic casting away of the transgressions of the past … Continued
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Act Now with Emanu-El | Upcoming Partner Events | Resources

This page will guide you to non-partisan ways to get involved through our congregation as well as how to connect with our partners. By standing up for our Reform Jewish Values- both in advocacy and direct service – we can together make a world that reflects justice, provides support for those in need and connects to our Jewish heritage.


Act Now With Emanu-El

Stay tuned for upcoming advocacy events or visit our other webpage for direct-service opportunities. Click here to learn more about the Tzedek Council.

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Co-sponsors: Congregation Emanu-El, Calvary Presbyterian, Catholic Charities, Congregation Ner Tamid, Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, Congregation Sherith Israel, Grace Cathedral, Grace Tabernacle Community Church, Mission Adelante, Muslim Advocates, NCJW San Francisco, Or Shalom Jewish Community, Pacifica Institute, San Francisco African-American and Jewish Unity Group and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Jewish Community Relations Council


All in

Congregation Emanu-El has joined in partnership with a new city-wide coalition called All In. The All In campaign is a diverse coalition of San Franciscans working together to end homelessness in San Francisco by advancing a new level of shared responsibility to solving homelessness. Current partners of the campaign include already established Emanu-El partners such as Larkin Street and Hamilton Families and other faith-based organizations (for example, Glide).

Joining this coalition is a continued step forward in Emanu-El’s efforts to address the homeless crisis in San Francisco, as the past two years our Tzedek Council has focused its work on the crisis of homelessness in SF. 

 

Crisis on the Border
HIAS

How You Can Take Action

We at Congregation Emanu-El are very concerned about the continuing crisis on the border and urge all members to take action on this moral issue that hits at the heart of Jewish values.  HIAS, a national Jewish organization focused on refugees, has identified a number of concrete ways that you can be involved through advocacy, volunteering, or donations: https://www.hias.org/how-take-action-asylum-seekers    

We strongly encourage everyone to look at this list and find the way to contribute that works best for you – whether that is serving as a pro-bono lawyer, signing a petition to Congress, calling your local representatives, or any other initiative – no action is too small and we as a Jewish community have a moral obligation to not stand idly by as others suffer.

“Asylum” is all over the place yet is widely misunderstood and has been misappropriated. Check out this video (Asylum, An Essential Lifeline) to help clarify: 1) what is asylum 2) why this important protection exists and 3) why HIAS works on this issue.


Please Help Emanu-El Reunite and Support Immigrant Children and Families 

August 15, 2018

Over the summer, many of us have followed the tragic stories of the 2300 children separated at our border due to our country’s zero tolerance policy. It is positive that our government has reunited more than 1800 children with their families. Unfortunately, children are still separated from their parents because they have been deported or their status is unclear. Those families who have been reunited now struggle with the repercussions of the trauma of separation, in addition to meeting basic needs of food and shelter. So many Jewish families in our community are descendants of refugees and immigrants, and it is humbling and inspiring to now be in a position to help. 

We have been inspired by the work of people within our community who have stepped forward. Our rabbis spoke out from our bima and at public rallies and vigils in protest of the family separations. Rabbi Mintz and board member Ellen Kaye Fleishhacker traveled to the border in San Diego, and our board member and JCRC director Abby Porth traveled to the border in Texas to witness and protest this atrocity, and the JCRC has continued to offer ways for our community to help impacted families

Now, trusted colleagues at sister Reform congregations have helped mobilize a partnership of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), HIAS, the Union for Reform Judaism and Auburn Theological Seminary to continue our support for these families. This initiative is called “Faith Communities Reuniting Families.”   

The IRC is well positioned to help these reunified families with their physical and emotional needs, but it comes at a cost of $2500 per family. Congregation Emanu-El has a goal of helping 6 families. Our clergy team has covered the donation for the first of these families through our Rabbis Fund. Will you join us in helping us reach our goal? If you would like to contribute to this effort, you can donate herePlease don’t forget to put “Congregation Emanu-El SF” in the field that asks for your community’s name. 

This issue cuts to the core of how we Jews want to treat the stranger and our children. We hope we can help make a small tikkun, a small repair, in this time of continued need.


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