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Tot Shabbat – (9/2/2022) 5:00 pm
Tot Shabbat – (9/2/2022)
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ALL kids 6 and under, their adults and older siblings are welcome, free of charge. We’ll start with a simple kid’s dinner & teen-led activities at 5:00 pm in our beautiful courtyard. Then, join us in … Continued
Elul Shabbat Services (Elul Siddur/Shofar blowing) 6:00 pm
Elul Shabbat Services (Elul Siddur/Shofar blowing)
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Elul Shabbat Services this Friday, September 2nd at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Jason Rodich with Cantor Marsha Attie.For the month of Elul we are using a special prayerbook.To best … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (9/3/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (9/3/2022)
Sep 3 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Shabbat Morning Service – Octavia Pell (Meyer) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Octavia Pell (Meyer)
Sep 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Services in our Martin Meyer Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: Service will … Continued
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Labor Day 12:00 am
Labor Day
Sep 5 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Office closed.
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Elul Shabbat Services (Elul Siddur/Shofar blowing) 6:00 pm
Elul Shabbat Services (Elul Siddur/Shofar blowing)
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Elul Shabbat Services this Friday, September 9th at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbis Sarah Joselow Parris and Ryan Bauer with Cantor Arik Luck.For the month of Elul we are using … Continued
September Late Shabbat 8:00 pm
September Late Shabbat
Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Join Jewish young adults from around the Bay for Congregation Emanu-El's Late Shabbat!  A festive evening of community-building, spiritual connection, and incredible music. Schmoozing and wine start at 8pm / services begin at 8:30pm / oneg with tacos, drinks, and … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (9/10/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (9/10/2022)
Sep 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Shabbat Morning Service – M. Moskowitz and B. Elson(Meyer) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – M. Moskowitz and B. Elson(Meyer)
Sep 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Services in our Martin Meyer Sanctuary along with our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: Service will be in … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Sophie Fluhr(Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Sophie Fluhr(Main)
Sep 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Services in our Main Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: Service will be … Continued
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Elul Shabbat Services (Elul Siddur/Shofar blowing) 6:00 pm
Elul Shabbat Services (Elul Siddur/Shofar blowing)
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Elul Shabbat Services this Friday, September 16th at 6:00pm!Led by Rabbis Beth Singer and Jason Rodich with Cantor Marsha Attie.For the month of Elul we are using a special … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (9/17/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (9/17/2022)
Sep 17 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Shabbat Morning Service – Bailey Tulchin (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Bailey Tulchin (Main)
Sep 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Services in our Main Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: Service will be … Continued
HHD 2022 – S’lichot Program and Service 7:00 pm
HHD 2022 – S’lichot Program and Service
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Emanu-El in partnership with ACT and Grace Cathedral for a reading of short plays written by Ukrainian theatre artists. This evening is part of a worldwide effort to support Ukraine and the artists whose … Continued
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HHD 2022 – The Tribe for Men: Mikvah with Rabbi Bauer 5:00 am
HHD 2022 – The Tribe for Men: Mikvah with Rabbi Bauer
Sep 18 @ 5:00 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. We confront who we are … Continued
HHD 2022 – Women’s Mikvah with Cantor Attie (9/18/2022) 8:30 am
HHD 2022 – Women’s Mikvah with Cantor Attie (9/18/2022)
Sep 18 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Rosh Hashanah is a time of reflection, return and new beginnings. Please join us for our beautiful annual ritual of mikvah including meditation, chanting and immersion in the incredible Pacific Ocean at Baker Beach. Please bring warm … Continued
HHD 2022 – Ark Moments (9/18/2022) 1:00 pm
HHD 2022 – Ark Moments (9/18/2022)
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
ARK MOMENTS Sunday, September 18 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm.Open House style. We invite all member households to join us for a special way of coming together in our sanctuary.Our rabbis will be available to … Continued
Teach-In on Reparations 2:00 pm
Teach-In on Reparations
Sep 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Congregation Emanu-El is Proud to Co-Sponsor:San Francisco Black & Jewish Unity Coalition's Teach-In on Reparations for African Americans in California and San FranciscoSunday, September 182:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. PacificIn-person at Congregation Sherith Israel and VirtualAdmission is … Continued
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Elul Shabbat Services (Elul Siddur/Shofar blowing) 6:00 pm
Elul Shabbat Services (Elul Siddur/Shofar blowing)
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Elul Shabbat Services this Friday, September 23rd at 6:00pm!Led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer with Rabbinical Student and Director of Youth and Family Education Leo Fuchs and Cantor Marsha Attie.For … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (9/24/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (9/24/2022)
Sep 24 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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HHD 2022 – Sounds of the Shofar: Children’s ERH Svc (9/25) 5:00 pm
HHD 2022 – Sounds of the Shofar: Children’s ERH Svc (9/25)
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Sounds of the Shofar: Children’s Erev Rosh HaShanah ServiceLed by Rabbis Beth Singer, Jonathan Singer, Jason Rodich, and Sydney Mintz. Jonathan Bayer on music.*This service will be in person for members; no livestream. To best … Continued
HHD 2022 – Erev RH Early Service with Cantor Luck (9/25/22) 5:30 pm
HHD 2022 – Erev RH Early Service with Cantor Luck (9/25/22)
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Join us in-person for Opening The Gates: Erev Rosh HaShanah Early Service from 5:30pm – 7:15pm!Service led by Rabbis Ryan Bauer and Sarah Joselow Parris. Sermon by Rabbi Beth Singer. Music by Cantor Arik Luck. … Continued
HHD 2022 – Erev RH Late Service with Cantor Attie (9/25/22) 8:00 pm
HHD 2022 – Erev RH Late Service with Cantor Attie (9/25/22)
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Join us in-person for Opening The Gates: Erev Rosh HaShanah Late Service from 8:00pm – 9:45pm!Service led by Rabbis Sydney Mintz and Jonathan Singer. Sermon by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris. Music by Cantor Marsha Attie. … Continued
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Rosh Hashanah Day 1 12:00 am
Rosh Hashanah Day 1
Sep 26 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Office closed.
HHD 2022 – Apples & Honey: Rosh HaShanah Service (Children) 10:00 am
HHD 2022 – Apples & Honey: Rosh HaShanah Service (Children)
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join Rabbis Sarah Joselow Parris and Ryan Bauer, and Rabbinic Intern Leo Fuchs, along with Jonathan Bayer for outdoor children's services and activities from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at Presidio Wall Playground! Stop by for a bit … Continued
HHD 2022 – RH Morning Svc. with Cantors Luck & Attie (9/26) 10:00 am
HHD 2022 – RH Morning Svc. with Cantors Luck & Attie (9/26)
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:15 pm
Join us in-person for Rosh HaShanah Morning Service: Under One Dome – A combined service of majesty and warmth, contemplation and exaltation, of reflection and renewal – from 10:00am – 12:15pm! Service led by Rabbis … Continued
HHD 2022 – Return Again: Teen Led Rosh HaShanah Service 2:30 pm
HHD 2022 – Return Again: Teen Led Rosh HaShanah Service
Sep 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Community Service led by our teens who will lead us in song, worship, poetry and prose. Led by Cantor Attie and musical accompanists. *This service is open to members and the entire community, as well as … Continued
HHD 2022 – Tashlich: Letting Go Together – Service & Concert 5:30 pm
HHD 2022 – Tashlich: Letting Go Together – Service & Concert
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
JOIN US ALL FOR REVERSE TASHLICH – LETTING GO TOGETHERMONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2022Baker Beach5:30 – 7:00pm This year we join a worldwide movement as we cast a pebble, a shell or a handful of sand into … Continued
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Rosh Hashanah Day 2 12:00 am
Rosh Hashanah Day 2
Sep 27 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Office closed.
HHD 2022 – Rosh HaShanah Second Day Service (9/27/2022) 10:00 am
HHD 2022 – Rosh HaShanah Second Day Service (9/27/2022)
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:15 pm
Cantor Arik Luck and musicians, along with Rabbis Ryan Bauer, Jonathan Singer and Rabbinic Intern, Leo Fuchs, will lead a full-length, eclectic traditional style Reform Rosh HaShanah service. Sermon by Rabbinic Intern, Leo Fuchs. The … Continued
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Shabbat Shuvah Service 6:00 pm
Shabbat Shuvah Service
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Shuvah this Friday, September 30th at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbis Beth Singer and Sarah Joselow Parris with Cantor Arik Luck. The sermon will be given by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner.To best … Continued
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Tauber Spark! — Ignite Your Jewish Learning

Allow yourself to dive into our tradition and Spark your imagination. Take part in this innovative community-wide Jewish learning experience — a mini university experience. Let your heart be moved by Torah; be open to a transformative and mind-opening journey. This year we are offering outstanding and renowned educators to share their expertise with this community. Select one course to explore for three weeks and enjoy the Spark!

Please contact Ariana Estoque ([email protected]) with any questions about our Spark program.

2023 Dates TBD – Stay Tuned!

Course Offerings for 2022 were

Option 1: The Jewish Family: Past, Present and Future
Taught by Rabbi Dvora Weisberg, Ph.D.

This session will explore the biblical and rabbinic constructs of family. We will follow the evolution of the family from the tribal and clan-based vision of the Torah to the household or nuclear family described in the Talmud.

Session 1: The Jewish Family in Formation
This session will explore the biblical and rabbinic constructs of family. We will follow the evolution of the family from the tribal and clan-based vision of the Torah to the household or nuclear family described in the Talmud.

Session 2: The Jewish Family in Tradition: The Real and the Ideal
Classical Jewish texts offer statements about ideal relationships between parents and children, between spouses, and with other family members. At the same time, we have stories that suggest the ideal was often supplanted by real life conflict and tension. This session will offer a contrasting view of law and stories about family relationships.

Session 3: A Multitude of Jewish Families: A Contemporary View
We live in world where our definitions of and ideas about family are challenged by changing societal norms. This session will focus on ways that Judaism can continue to expand its understanding of family and what values can guide us in creating Jewish families.

Rabbi Dvora Weisberg is the Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Professor of Rabbinics; HUC-JIR Rabbinical School Director and Rabbinical Program Director in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. from Brandeis University and her M.A. and her Ph.D. in Talmud and Rabbinic Literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Before coming to HUC-JIR, Dr. Weisberg taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the College of William and Mary, and the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Weisberg is the author of Levirate Marriage and the Family in Ancient Judaism, which explores the ancient rabbis’ understanding of family and familial relationships, and Tractate Menahot: A Feminist Commentary (2020). Dr. Weisberg teaches frequently in informal settings, including adult education programs in congregations, several summers at the URJ Kallah and sessions for the CCAR and its regional conventions.

Option 2: Why it’s our Obligation to Take Care of Mother Earth (The Torah Says So)
Taught by Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz and Dr. Barak Gale

Session 1: To Till and to Tend the Earth (Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz presenting)
Join Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz in exploring one of Judaism’s central tenets, to till and to tend the Earth. Our interest in the environment has deep roots! We’ll look at some traditional texts together to ground ourselves in ancient wisdom, and perhaps expand our own concept of sustainability to include some radical ideas around rest, release and justice.

Session 2: The Shmita of Shmitas – Jewish and Climate Time Coincide at 100 Seconds Before Midnight (Dr. Barak Gale Presenting)
Not just a routine Shmita year, no nothing like it. The Shmita of Shmitas has dreadful warnings like “Code Red for Humanity.” Word has it that understanding the science of Climate Upheaval will not extract us from this existential threat – too bad, Dr. Barak Gale loves talking thermodynamics. This session will cover Jewish values, art, poetry, ritual, stories, successes, and yes, some science as well. Barak will persuade you how fun it is to share a poem or sing, say, Olam Hesed Yibaneh, if you testify at a hearing! We look forward to hearing from you and how you engage with your gusto, your heart and your faith. Make it fun. Make it prayer. Make it Tikkun Olam.

Session 3: Ethical Kashrut (Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz presenting)
What is the relationship between ethics and kashrut in the 21st century? What are the trends occurring now? Learn Jewish texts with Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz about Jewish perspectives and explore new models of Jewish activism.

Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz is the President & Dean of the Valley Beit Midrash (a national Jewish pluralistic adult learning & leadership center), the Founder & President of Uri L’Tzedek (a Jewish Social Justice organization), the Founder and President of Shamayim (a Jewish animal advocacy movement), the Founder and President of YATOM, (the Jewish foster and adoption network), and the author of 21 books on Jewish ethics. Newsweek named Rav Shmuly one of the top 50 rabbis in America and the Forward named him one of the 50 most influential Jews.

Born in Haifa, Dr. Barak Gale “owned” his name, following the first SF Emanu-El Israel trip for his Confirmation Class, a lifetime ago in 1971. His Temple connection and regular family outings to beautiful places in nature, like Muir Woods, largely shaped his childhood. Retired as a Doctor of Optometry, today Barak is a Volunteer Climate Reality Project Leader, trained by Vice President Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project. He has served as Mentor at six global trainings and serves as Chair of the Green Team at his Olympia Temple, where he also leads occasional services and chants Torah. He has given presentations to Jewish and other Faith communities, high schools, and Lions Clubs throughout the U.S. and Canada. One of his favorite projects was organizing and facilitating a “mini climate summit” of Middle School classes in New Delhi and Olympia.

Option 3: Essential Jewish Philosophers: Hillel, Maimonides and Spinoza
Taught by Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan

Sessions 1 – 3: Hillel, Maimonides and Spinoza
Leo Strauss (d. 1973) provocatively suggested that “modern Judaism is a synthesis between rabbinical Judaism and Spinoza.” We can draw a line back in time from Spinoza to Maimonides to Hillel. Each are located in liminal moments in the lifeline of the developing Jewish people: Hillel and Rabbinic Judaism beyond sovereignty and territoriality, Maimonides systematizing Jewish philosophy and law, and Spinoza’s critique of unearned authority and the pursuit of reason.

Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan came to the Bay Area to teach art at UAHC Camp Swig and study at the San Francisco Art Institute. After a decade of creating Ketubbot, he attended the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, receiving his MAHL and Rabbinic Ordination. From 1990 to 2010, he served Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco as a Rabbi and Educator. In 2002, he was awarded the Covenant Award as “An Exceptional Jewish Educator who has had a significant impact on others, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the transmission of Jewish knowledge, values, and identity.” In 2010, he joined the Senior Faculty at Lehrhaus Judaica, where he created the Bay Area Community Talmud Circles that continue today in partnership with New Lehrhaus. Since leaving full time Jewish labor in 2020, he has re-opened his printmaking studio.

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The Tauber Jewish Studies Program is made possible by The Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation, reflecting the dynamic, generous, and enduring spirit of Dr. Laszlo N. Tauber.

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