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Torah Study with Ruth Calderon (Chapel) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Ruth Calderon (Chapel)
Apr 1 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Ruth Calderon (Chapel)
Spring Scholar-in-Residence: Ruth CalderonFamous Talmudist and founder of a secular yeshiva in Tel Aviv.She served as a member of Knesset for Yesh Atid between 2013 and 2015.
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah of Joshua Mayer 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Including Bar Mitzvah of Josh Mayer (Main) 10:30 am
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Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors with Meals on Wheels April 12 2017 12:00 pm
Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors with Meals on Wheels April 12 2017
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 12 @ 9:00 am
Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors with Meals on Wheels April 12 2017
The Economic Justice group is partnering with Meals on Wheels and bringing them to Temple Emanu-El. Congregant groups will deliver Disaster Preparedness Kits to home-bound seniors around the City. The kits are to be used … Continued
Ruth Calderon Sunday Lecture 9:30 am
Ruth Calderon Sunday Lecture
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Special Sunday Morning lecture with Ruth Calderon: Spiritual legacy- and Doubt, What did Yochanan Ben Zakai leave his students and how is it relevant for us todayPlease register to attend. Thank you.Event Signup
THE Book Club: Brunch with Ruth Calderon – April 2017 12:00 pm
THE Book Club: Brunch with Ruth Calderon – April 2017
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Join with THE Book Club for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn with Ruth Calderon, famous Talmudist and founder of a secular yeshiva in Tel Aviv. She served as a member of Knesset for Yesh Atid … Continued
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Brown Bag April 12:00 pm
Brown Bag April
Apr 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
Limonata and Learning, April 5, 2017 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, April 5, 2017
Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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
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Cooking for Congregants – April 6 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – April 6 2017
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led by congregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi. Together, up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All congregants are welcome to join. Please … Continued
Why Jews Love the Moon 7:00 pm
Why Jews Love the Moon
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Why Jews Love the Moon @ Jewish Community Library | San Francisco | California | United States
Presented by Rabbi Sydney Mintz Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m. Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis St. Free admission with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy streets. The Jewish connection to the … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Apr 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Apr 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Apr 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 04-07-2017 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 04-07-2017
Apr 7 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children.First Friday of the month,6:15 p.m in Guild Hall. Thai Food will be provided.Adult Member-$ 18.00, Child ages 3-10-$ 7.50, Non-member Adult-$ 22.00.Event Signup
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 7:30 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Apr 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Apr 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Got Shabbat? (Chapel) 10:15 am
Got Shabbat? (Chapel)
Apr 8 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah of Alexandra Rose (MMS) 10:30 am
Blessing of the Animals & Hike – April 2017 1:30 pm
Blessing of the Animals & Hike – April 2017
Apr 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Blessing of the Animals & Hike - April 2017
Location: Emanu-El Courtyard and Hike in the Presidio Gather in our courtyard and bring along your furry or fluffy friends! The blessing of the animals is popular in many religions, so make sure you don't … Continued
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Men’s Group – April 2017 9:30 am
Men’s Group – April 2017
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
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. … Continued
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Office is closed 8:30 am
Office is closed
Apr 10 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
 
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Office is closed 8:30 am
Office is closed
Apr 11 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
 
Passover Breakfast and Service 8:30 am
Passover Breakfast and Service
Apr 11 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for breakfast and services on the first day of Passover.Breakfast:  8:30 amService      9:15 amNo registration needed and the community is welcome to attend.
Family Passover Seder 2017 5:30 pm
Family Passover Seder 2017
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
This seder is designed to engage families with children. Led by Rabbi Beth Singer, Rabbi Carla Fenves, Cantor Arik Luck and Jonathan Bayer, the seder will be musical, participatory and fast-paced with a delicious dinner. … Continued
Adult Passover Seder 04-11-2017 6:00 pm
Adult Passover Seder 04-11-2017
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Adult Passover Seder 04-11-2017
For those want a chance of join in a Seder of discussion, songs and engagement.  This Seder is welcoming to adults and youth who want a full Seder experience and will be led by Clergy … Continued
Young Adult Passover Seder – April 2017 6:30 pm
Young Adult Passover Seder – April 2017
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Young Adult Passover Seder - April 2017
Main Sanctuary Foyer6:30 pmJoin other Jews in their 20’s and 30’s for our annual Young Adult Passover Seder! Nosh on gefilte fish and horseradish! Sing dayeinu! Find an Afikoman and make a new friend! This … Continued
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Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors with Meals on Wheels April 12 2017 9:00 am
Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors with Meals on Wheels April 12 2017
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors with Meals on Wheels April 12 2017
The Economic Justice group is partnering with Meals on Wheels and bringing them to Temple Emanu-El. Congregant groups will deliver Disaster Preparedness Kits to home-bound seniors around the City. The kits are to be used … Continued
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Apr 15 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah Noah-Mays Smith (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Including Bat Mitzvah of Hannah Urisman (Main) 10:30 am
Park Playdates! – Passover Edition – 2017 4:00 pm
Park Playdates! – Passover Edition – 2017
Apr 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
YOUNG FAMILIESPark Playdates! – Passover EditionTouch, Taste, & Smell Passover A special Passover-themed day! Please join us in the afternoon on Saturday, April 15, for Touch, Taste, & Smell Passover: A Passover Experience for Families with … Continued
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Office is closed 8:30 am
Office is closed
Apr 17 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
 
Passover Breakfast & Yizkor Service 8:30 am
Passover Breakfast & Yizkor Service
Apr 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:15 am
Join us for breakfast and services on the first day of Passover.Breakfast:  8:30 amService      9:15 amNo registration needed and the community is welcome to attend.
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Side by Side April 2017 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side April 2017 Session
Apr 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side April 2017 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 … Continued
The Tribe for Men: Brewery Tour & Pizza – April 2017 6:00 pm
The Tribe for Men: Brewery Tour & Pizza – April 2017
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Tribe for Men: Brewery Tour & Pizza - April 2017
Registration is now closed. To be added to the waitlist, email Rebecca Reiner.THE TRIBE FOR MEN AND THE TRIBE 2.0: Ft. Point Brewery Tour & Pizza at Paxti’s After a week of no bread or beer, join … Continued
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Annual Community Passover Seder – April 2017 11:30 am
Annual Community Passover Seder – April 2017
Apr 19 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
The Economic Justice Working Group is partnering with Jewish Family and Children's Services, to provide the opportunity for isolated seniors of San Francisco to experience their very important connection to the Jewish community. We are … Continued
At the Rabbi’s Table – April 2017 12:00 pm
At the Rabbi’s Table – April 2017
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
We're continuing a monthly learning session with Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer during your lunch break in downtown San Francisco. Bring your own lunch, and our rabbi will bring the Torah to you! This week's topic … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Apr 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service with guest speaker Stephen Smith (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service with guest speaker Stephen Smith (MMS)
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
One Shabbat Service with guest speaker Stephen Smith (MMS)
We are very honored to have Dr. Stephen D. Smith speak at this evening's One Shabbat service. Dr. Stephen D. Smith is the Andrew J. and Erna Finci Viterbi Endowed Executive Director of the USC ShoahFoundation … Continued
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Apr 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Apr 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah of Aidan Dowling (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Including Bar Mitzvah of Elijah Hollander (Main) 10:30 am
Young Couples Shabbat Hike – April 2017 1:00 pm
Young Couples Shabbat Hike – April 2017
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Young Couples Shabbat Hike - April 2017
Young Couples Shabbat HikeNo charge to attend! Open to members. Please register for location and more details.Join us for a 2.5 mile hike, picnic (bring your own!), and meditative Shabbat experience.Pack a water bottle, picnic blanket, … Continued
Earth Day Festival with Emanu-El 2:00 pm
Earth Day Festival with Emanu-El
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Environmental Working Group of the Tzedek Council is asking you to express your support for policies that protect the Earth this Earth Day, April 22nd at the San Francisco Earth Day Festival to be held at … Continued
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Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day 5:00 pm
Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day @ Jewish Community Center of San Francisco | San Francisco | California | United States
YOM HASHOAH – HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY IN SAN FRANCISCO Location: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco   5:00 pm Dr. Stephen D. Smith, from the USC Shoah Foundation, will present The Future of Our Past, a … Continued
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Germans and Jews – Film 7:00 pm
Germans and Jews – Film
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Germans and Jews - Film
Film Screening of Germans and Jews: history is the memory of a people Followed by Q&A with the filmmaker, Janina Quint. Tuesday, April 25 – 7:00 – 9:00pm Today, Europe’s fastest growing Jewish population is … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – April 27 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – April 27 2017
Apr 27 @ 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
Jewish Meditation – April 2017 6:15 pm
Jewish Meditation – April 2017
Apr 27 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Jewish Meditation - April 2017
Please join us for one hour after work as we practice opening our minds and souls for a special sitting meditation session that will alter your perception and enhance your Jewish Spiritual practice, led by … Continued
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Apr 29 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Apr 29 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah Zachary Breitbard (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Including Bar Mitzvah of Eli Fastiff (Main) 10:30 am
Women in Technology – April 2017 5:30 pm
Women in Technology – April 2017
Apr 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Women in Technology - April 2017 @ Private congregant home in Pacific Heights
Please join us in getting to know women in your community who work in the technology field. You're invited to a private home in Pacific Heights for light bites and an informal evening to meet … Continued
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B’nei Mitzvah – Date Setting Meeting – Test1 11:47 am
B’nei Mitzvah – Date Setting Meeting – Test1
Apr 30 @ 11:47 am – 11:47 am
This is a testWe are inviting you to begin the Bar/Bat Mitzvah process with your family.   When: Tuesday, September 6th 2016Place & Time: Guild Hall from 5:00pm – 6:00pmWho: You and your child are invited … Continued
Volunteer for Larkin Street – Young Adults, April 2017 5:00 pm
Volunteer for Larkin Street – Young Adults, April 2017
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Volunteer for Larkin Street - Young Adults, April 2017
Volunteer for Larkin Street Youth Services at their Geary House. Join with a small group of young adults to cook dinner for their clients. Meet up at 5:00 pm to cook; dinner is served around … Continued
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SPARK! – Ignite Your Jewish Learning

SPARK! – Ignite Your Jewish Learning

Allow yourself to dive into our tradition and SPARK your imagination. We want EVERYONE to take part in a new, innovative community-wide Jewish learning experience.  Let your heart be moved by Torah; be open to a transformative and mind opening experience.  Join your friends, rabbis and guest teachers for three nights of SPARK, a powerful Jewish learning offering of Congregation Emanu-El. Our evening will begin with schmooze time for participants to mingle and nosh together, followed by one hour engaged in of one of four hot topic SPARK study sessions with rabbis and leading guest educators.The evening will be followed by a community-wide keynote address or seminar with special scholars/speakers.

Tuesdays; March 14, 21, 28

6:45 – 9:00 pm, includes nosh and schmooze time, course and seminar

$54 for member

$75 for non-members

Courses (select one course to focus on for all three nights of SPARK, 7:00 – 7:50 pm):


The Good Old Days: Buying and Selling American Jewish Nostalgia

Today, American Jews make, buy, and sell nostalgia, a sentimental longing for a past that cannot be recovered. This course will examine how American Jews express nostalgia for eastern European Jewish immigration history and connect to it emotionally through visiting historic American synagogues, buying children’s books and dolls, and consuming trendy interpretations of Ashkenazi cuisine.

Educator: Rachel B. Gross is the John and Marcia Goldman Professor of American Jewish Studies in the Department of Jewish Studies at San Francisco State University. She writes and teaches about American Jewish food and popular culture. She is currently working on a book that examines the religious nature of contemporary nostalgic representations of American Jewish immigration history. She received her PhD from Princeton University.

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Ethical Fitness

In ethics, it’s usually the big issues — capital punishment, lifeboats, euthanasia — that get all the attention. However, being a good person in the real world of jury duty, time-share offers, and Internet bargains poses more frequent challenges to our consciences and our society. Being an ethical person is not about having ready-made decisions; rather it is a byproduct of a process that requires training and practice. Strive for “ethical fitness” through a “workout” with “personal trainer” Rachel Brodie.  Lively conversation and text study guaranteed to make you a better person (or at least an even more thoughtful one)!

Educator: Rachel Brodie is a Jewish educator who works primarily with adult learners and specializes in designing and facilitating professional development opportunities for other Jewish educators. Currently, Rachel teaches Jewish literature, history, and ethics at a wide variety of San Francisco Bay Area institutions and serves as a scholar-in-residence around the country.

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Judaisms: A Twenty-First -Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities.

Jewish identity is probably not what you think it is, and likely never was, contends Aaron J. Hahn Tapper. In these sessions, we will explore the multifaceted, complicated, age-old, and ever-changing ideas of what it means to be a Jew, including how this group is understood as a culture, ethnicity, nation, nationality, race, religion, and more.

Educator: Aaron Hahn Tapper, PhD (photo:Barbara Ries © 2013) is the Mae and Benjamin Swig Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, the founding Director of the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice, and the Chair of the Department of Theology & Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco, where he has been since 2007. A member of Class XV of the Wexner Graduate fellowship, he graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Psychology, received an MTS from Harvard Divinity School, and a PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His most recent book, Judaisms: A Twenty-First-Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities (UC Press, 2016) looks at the millennia-old Jewish communities using the lenses of Social Identity Theory and Critical Diversity Studies.

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Together, With Love, We can Change The World: Talmud Study as a Counter-Cultural Rebellion

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Deep-dive into the universe of the Talmud. Our task will be twofold: First, we will study three different texts from the Babylonian Talmud that will be moving, provocative and relevant in their own right. Next, we will explore what the Talmud and process of engaging it means for us in our world today: How can this ancient text, with its seemingly strange logic (or lack thereof), be a powerful spiritual and communal resource?  No experience needed, just be ready to have fun and think big. Original text and translations provided.

Educator: Our very own, Rabbi Jason Rodich, who is particularly interested in issues of social justice, Jewish thought, Israel engagement and youth development. A recipient of a Wexner Graduate Fellowship for his rabbinical studies, Rabbi Rodich was also awarded the Rubin Memorial Prize for Scholarly Writing and the Samson H. Levey Prize for Outstanding Student in Rabbinic Literature.

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Seminar Speakers – 8:00 – 9:00pm:

March 21 – Prof. Marc Dollinger in conversation with Ilana Kaufman, from the JCRC

Jews and Race: The Changing Color of American Jewry

Prof Dollinger will speak to and about white privilege; about how Jews have become white and its implications as we navigate the world around us.Dr. Marc Dollinger holds the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility at San Francisco State University. He is author of Quest For Inclusion:  Jews and Liberalism In Modern America published by Princeton University Press, California Jews, co-edited with Ava Kahn, and American Jewish History: A Primary Source Reader, both published by Brandeis University Press.  He is currently at work on: Is It Good For The Jews?  Black Power and the 1960s. He is a past president of both the Jewish Community High School of the Bay and Brandeis Hillel Day School. Marc serves as academic vice president of Lehrhaus Judaica as well as trustee of URJ Camp Newman and the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center. Marc sits on the California advisory committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights, was named 2008 Volunteer of the Year by the SF Jewish Community Federation, and was awarded the San Francisco JCRC’s 2015 Courageous Leader award for his work against the BDS movement. Just for fun, Professor Dollinger helped actress Helen Hunt learn about her Jewish roots on the NBC program, “Who Do You Think You Are?”

Ilana Kaufman will bring perspectives on and from Jews of Color in the US, and Jews, Jewish Identity and Racial Justice in the US. Ilana is Public Affairs and Civic Engagement Director, East Bay, for the San Francisco, CA-based Jewish Community Relations Council. She has twenty years of leadership, community building and organizational development experience. As a strategic designer, planner and problem solver, Ilana is regularly engaged by regional and national Jewish federations, community relations organizations, philanthropic entities and community service providers. She has been featured in the Jewish Times of America and the J Weekly, and has published articles the Forward, eJewish Philanthropy, The Foundation Review and Independent School Magazine. A nationally regarded thought leader on the importance of grappling with race and racism in the Jewish community, Ilana was featured in the series “ELI Talks: Inspired Jewish Ideas” in 2015 and was recognized by both the Jewish Multiracial Network and the New York Public Library Blog Celebrating African American Jews for Black History Month in 2016.

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March 28 – Emanu-El Scholar, Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

“’God was in this Place and I, i did not Know.’” A very close reading of Genesis 28:16.

We will examine one of the great epiphanies of the Hebrew bible. (After Jacob wakes up from his great dream.) Our commentators find in this verse a complete spiritual manual for encountering and comprehending the divine.

Rabbi Lawrence Kushner has served as the Emanu-El Scholar since 2002. He is the author of eighteen books including the just published I’m God; You’re Not: Observations on Organized Religion & Other Disguises of the Ego; a novel, Kabbalah: A Love Story; and a screenplay, Your Good Friend (with Matthew Jacobs); Honey from the Rock; God Was in This Place and I, i Did Not Know; Invisible Lines of Connection; and Five Cities of Refuge (with David Mamet). He has been a commentator on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.

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March 14 – Tad Taube and Shana Penn

The Museum of the History of the Polish Jews in Warsaw has, in every respect, been a success story. The New York Times has called it the “most ambitious cultural institution to rise in Poland since the fall of Communism”. Visitors are stunned by its sophisticated architecture and exhibitions. Within the Jewish community, however, the museum has been controversial from the beginning. While some see it as a gift to a society still indifferent toward the Jewish people, others see it as a celebration of the rich Jewish history in Poland, or, as Tad Taube, one of the museum’s principal supporters, puts it: “Jews were a part of Poland for thousand years. We cannot forget about the richness of their lives and their contributions to society. Poland would not be what it is without the Jews.”

Learn more about the museum, its history and its goals and join us for an evening of study and discussion.

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This program is part of the Madeleine Haas Russell Institute of Jewish Learning, co-sponsored by 

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