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Haftarah Trope with Cantor Luck 12:00 pm
Haftarah Trope with Cantor Luck
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
How to Chant HaftarahWith Cantor Arik LuckDid you know that there are different methods of chanting various types of Hebrew texts? In this four part class, Cantor Arik Luck will provide a basic overview of biblical … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (March 3) 2:00 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (March 3)
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 2:10 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
Weekday Evening Minyan (March 3) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (March 3)
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
Resiliency Series: Navigating Bereavement and Loss (3/3/2021) 7:00 pm
Resiliency Series: Navigating Bereavement and Loss (3/3/2021)
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Navigating Bereavement and Loss Led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris Co-facilitated by Rabbi Eric Weiss and Susan Moldaw  March 3, 7:00-8:30 pm Grief often leaves us speechless, grasping for words to express our deepest reflections. Poetry and other … Continued
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One Shabbat Service (3/05/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (3/05/2021)
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Jason Rodich and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris – 3/06/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris – 3/06/2021)
Mar 6 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Test Event – Please Ignore 6:30 am
Test Event – Please Ignore
Mar 7 @ 6:30 am – 7:00 am
This is a TEST. Please ignore, but DO NOT REMOVE from this calendar. Thank you.What is an Outreach? Outreach, or Campaign in native Salesforce name, can help tracking each marketing initiatives in detail. These can … Continued
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SPARK 2021 – Prof. Ariel Mayse: Jewish Mysticism 7:00 pm
SPARK 2021 – Prof. Ariel Mayse: Jewish Mysticism
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tauber SPARK 2021Mini-University ExperienceOf Mind and Myth: Religious Thinking in Jewish Mysticism Taught by Professor Ariel Evan Mayes of Stanford University This three-week course will explore the rich intellectual world of Jewish mysticism both medieval and modern, … Continued
SPARK 2021 – Prof. Charlotte Fonrobert: Talmud 7:00 pm
SPARK 2021 – Prof. Charlotte Fonrobert: Talmud
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tauber SPARK 2021Mini-University ExperienceTalmud: Explore Big Jewish Questions of the Past, Present and Future  Taught by Professor Charlotte Fonrobert of Standford University  Session 1: Whatever happened to God?  The destruction of the Jerusalem Temple and the Beginning of Talmudic Literature    We shall look … Continued
SPARK 2021 – Prof. Robert Alter: Repetition in Torah 7:00 pm
SPARK 2021 – Prof. Robert Alter: Repetition in Torah
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tauber SPARK 2021Mini-University ExperienceReading Repetition in the Torah Taught by Professor Robert Alter of UC Berkeley Many readers are likely to be puzzled by the fact that the biblical stories, famous for being laconic, abound in repetitions. … Continued
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Weekday Evening Minyan (February 24) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (February 24)
Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
Men’s Group- virtually – March 10, 2021 5:30 pm
Men’s Group- virtually – March 10, 2021
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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. Our … Continued
Resiliency Series: Caring for Sick or Aging Relatives (3/10/2021) 7:00 pm
Resiliency Series: Caring for Sick or Aging Relatives (3/10/2021)
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Resiliency Series: Caring for Sick or Aging Relatives (3/10/2021)
Caring for Sick or Aging Relatives   Led by Julie Mayer, Emanu-El Pastoral Care Provider Co-facilitated by Dr. Patrick Arbore (Institute on Aging), Gwen Harris (JFCS), and Stella Lazo (Family Caregiver Alliance) March 10, 7:00-8:30 pm … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (March 10) 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (March 10)
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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An Hour of Passover Prep 4:00 pm
An Hour of Passover Prep
Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Learn the basics of the Passover Seder, and then dive a little deeper into the meaning behind these holiday rituals. Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer.Event Signup
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March Young Adult Candle Lighting 5:45 pm
March Young Adult Candle Lighting
Mar 12 @ 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Young Adult Candle LightingMarch 12 at 5:45pmLet’s bring in the Shabbat light together as a community in a quick 15-minute Zoom call. Bring your candles, wine, and challah (or whatever carb you’ve got laying around) … Continued
One Shabbat Service (3/12/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (3/12/2021)
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Marsha Attie, with special guest Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via … Continued
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service (3/12/21) 7:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service (3/12/21)
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service with Rabbi Jason Rodich, Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to participate via Facebook Live, our preferred platform – you don't have to join Facebook to participate.
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 3/13/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 3/13/2021)
Mar 13 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Demystifying Bay Area Real Estate (Young Adult Program) 5:30 pm
Demystifying Bay Area Real Estate (Young Adult Program)
Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Demystifying Bay Area Real EstateMarch 16, 5:30-6:15pmTired of paying rent? Think buying a home in San Francisco is impossible? Emanu-El's 20s & 30s are invited to virtually join three top real estate and mortgage professionals, … Continued
JCRC Freedom Seder 6:00 pm
JCRC Freedom Seder
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Be part of this participatory, cross-cultural, interfaith exchange, and honor one of the most important Jewish holidays of the year! This is a critical moment to come together to counteract racism and xenophobia and to … Continued
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Weekday Evening Minyan (March 17) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (March 17)
Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
Jews Of Color Gathering (March 2021) 7:00 pm
Jews Of Color Gathering (March 2021)
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Led by congregants who identify as Jews of color, we are convening regular gatherings of Emanu-El members who identify as Jews of color of any race or ethnicity, to meet each other, share stories, and explore … Continued
Resiliency Series: Confronting Uncertainty (3/17/2021) 7:00 pm
Resiliency Series: Confronting Uncertainty (3/17/2021)
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Confronting Uncertainty   Led by Rabbi Jason Rodich March 17, 7:00 8:30 pm  Rabbi Rodich will reflect on the ever-shifting emotional terrain of our pandemic reality. He will provide resources for coming to terms with uncertainty in … Continued
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One Shabbat Service (3/19/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (3/19/2021)
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jason Rodich – 3/20/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jason Rodich – 3/20/2021)
Mar 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jason Rodich, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Weekday Evening Minyan (March 24) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (March 24)
Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
Resiliency Series: Creating a Roadmap and Developing Tools (3/24/2021) 7:00 pm
Resiliency Series: Creating a Roadmap and Developing Tools (3/24/2021)
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Creating a Roadmap and Developing Tools Led by Cantor Marsha Attie and co-facilitated by Nina Kaufman, Coach March 24, 7:00-8:30 pm Draw on the lessons of the past twelve months (and the previous eight Resiliency … Continued
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Women’s Passover Gathering (3/25/21) 7:00 pm
Women’s Passover Gathering (3/25/21)
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Women's Passover GatheringTHURSDAY, MARCH 25, 7:00- 8:00 PMJoin Rabbi Beth Singer, Rabbi Sarah Parris, and Cantor Marsha Attie for a festive, interactive night of song, conversation, thought, good food and sisterhood! We invite all women … Continued
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One Shabbat Service (3/26/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (3/26/2021)
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Beth Singer and Cantor Arik Luck. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 3/27/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 3/27/2021)
Mar 27 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Passover Festival Service 10:00 am
Passover Festival Service
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join us for this special festival service, led by Rabbi Jason Rodich, with music by Cantor Arik Luck. The service is open to all and can be viewed on Emanu-El's Facebook page and on our … Continued
Passover Family Seder 4:00 pm
Passover Family Seder
Mar 28 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Families are invited to this fun seder, with special clergy appearances, and emceed by Jonathan Bayer, which is open to entire community. Use this as your standalone seder OR play it in the background while … Continued
Passover Adult Seder 6:00 pm
Passover Adult Seder
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a Zoom seder, filled with discussion, songs and engagement. This seder is for adults and youth (ages 11–17) who want a full seder experience. It will be led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer … Continued
Young Adult Passover Seder 2021 7:00 pm
Young Adult Passover Seder 2021
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Young Adult Passover Seder 2021March 28, 7pm-8pmJoin other Jews in their 20s and 30s for our annual Young Adult Passover Seder! Nosh on gefilte fish and horseradish! Sing dayeinu! Find an Afikoman and make a … Continued
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Passover Book Club: Made in China 12:00 pm
Passover Book Club: Made in China
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In the spirit of Passover, Rabbi Beth Singer will lead a Book Club discussion connecting biblical Hebrew enslavement with slavery that is happening right now.  We’ll use Amanda Pang’s book, MADE IN CHINA: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, … Continued
Weekday Evening Minyan (March 31) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (March 31)
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
Passover Book Club: Made in China 7:00 pm
Passover Book Club: Made in China
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In the spirit of Passover, Rabbi Beth Singer will lead a Book Club discussion connecting biblical Hebrew enslavement with slavery that is happening right now.  We’ll use Amanda Pang’s book, MADE IN CHINA: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, … 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 three outstanding and renowned educators to share their expertise with this community. Select one educator to learn with for three weeks and enjoy the SPARK!

Course Offerings for 2021
March 9, 16, 23, virtually beginning at 7:00 pm.
Take a deep dive into Torah, Talmud or Kabbalah with these astounding professors. It will be hard to choose just one!
$18 for members; $36 for nonmembers 

Reading Repetition in the Torah
Taught by Professor Robert Alter of UC Berkeley

Many readers are likely to be puzzled by the fact that the biblical stories, famous for being laconic, abound in repetitions. On consideration, the repetitions turn out to be artful and deliberate, complicating and enriching the narrative. My first lecture will examine how the repetition of words, phrases, whole sentences is used in Genesis. The second talk will focus on how what looks like the same story is told more than once with different characters. The examples in this case will begin with Genesis and move beyond it as well.

Robert Alter is Professor in the Graduate School and Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley, where he has taught since 1967. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the Council of Scholars of the Library of Congress, and is past president of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics. He has twice been a Guggenheim Fellow, has been a Senior Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem, and Old Dominion Fellow at Princeton University. He has written widely on the European novel from the eighteenth century to the present, on contemporary American fiction, and on modern Hebrew literature. He has also written extensively on literary aspects of the Bible. His twenty-six published books include two prize-winning volumes on biblical narrative and poetry and award-winning translations of Genesis and of the Five Books of Moses.


Of Mind and Myth: Religious Thinking in Jewish Mysticism
Taught by Professor Ariel Evan Mayse of Stanford University

This three-week course will explore the rich intellectual world of Jewish mysticism both medieval and modern, with a particular focus on the Zohar, Hasidism and neo-Hasidism. We will look at tales of mystical teachers and enter Zoharic poetics of interpreting biblical stories, and will investigate daring Hasidic homilies and their bold new theological visions. We will also consider these sources with an eye to modern moral, spiritual and intellectual questions (including environmental ethics), exploring both the wisdom of the mystical tradition for contemporary Jewish thinking as well as its challenges.

Ariel Evan Mayse joined the faculty of Stanford University in 2017 as an assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies and serves as the rabbi-in-residence at Atiq: Jewish Maker Institute (atiqmakers.org). Previously he was the Director of Jewish Studies and Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Thought at Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts. Mayse holds a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies from Harvard University and rabbinic ordination from Beit Midrash Har’el in Israel. His most recent publications include Speaking Infinities: God and Language in the Teachings for Rabbi Dov Ber of Mezritsh (University of Pennsylvania, 2020); Hasidism: Writings on Devotion, Community and Life in the Modern World (Brandeis University Press, 2020), edited with Sam Berrin Shonkoff, and The Language of Truth in the Mother Tongue (Magnes Press, 2020, in Hebrew).


Talmud: Explore Big Jewish Questions of the Past, Present and Future
Taught by Professor Charlotte Fonrobert of Standford University

Session 1: Whatever happened to God?  
The destruction of the Jerusalem Temple and the Beginning of Talmudic Literature  

We shall look at the repercussions of the Roman-Jewish war 66-70CE culminating in the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple (Beit ha-Mikdash) by the Romans. Its destruction signified the end of the sacrificial service and the priesthood, and thereby the end of biblical religion. Theologically, the Jerusalem Temple signified God’s presence amongst God’s people, so its destruction (hurban) also constituted a profound theological crisis. We shall look at the beginnings of Talmudic literature and the ingeniously creative ways, by which the sages of the Talmud (hakhamim) bridged a potentially catastrophic loss of cultural and religious tradition.  

Session 2: My Home is My Castle and Fortress?  Talmudic Religion as Household Religion  
In the second we shall deal with the Talmudic focus on the domestic world as primary stage of Jewish life. From early on Talmudic texts made marriage and the establishment of a household not only a religious duty (mitzvah), but also a sanctuary of in its own right. We will explore the gender roles and their contestation, as well as in the Talmudic world beyond the home.  

Session 3: Talmudic Futures and the Future of the Talmud
In our third and last class we ask what kind of future(s) Talmudic texts envisioned and were committed to. The urgent question of our time about the future of our planet and human life on it is one that concerned the sages of the Talmud, obviously in different ways. However, their commitment to a human future raises surprisingly relevant ethical question.  

Charlotte Fonrobert is the Director of the Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University, and a professor of talmudic literature and culture in the Department of Religious Studies. Among many other academic writings, she has published The Cambridge Companion to the Talmud and Rabbinic Literature (2007). In the past she has taught at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles, and currently guest – teaches in the School of Jewish Theology in Potsdam/ Germany. Prof. Fonrobert is originally from Germany, where she met Rabbi Joseph Asher (z”l) when in college.


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TAUBER SPARK 2019 OFFERINGS WERE:

Jewish Masculinity in the #MeToo Era with Rabbi Joshua Ladon

How Jewish Feminists Transformed Judaism and American Culture with Rabbi Jane Litman

Things They Never Taught You In Hebrew School: The Practice of Mussar with Rabbi Beth Singer

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KEYNOTES 2019

Rabbi Joshua Eli Plaut, PhD – Good News from Israel: Medical Acheivements and Daily Miracles at Rabin Medical Center

Prof. Marc Dollinger, PhD – Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance In the 1960s

Gunda Trepp – Biography of Rabbi Leo Trepp

Questions about the Tauber SPARK program? Contact Ariana Estoque at 415-751-2541 x111 or at [email protected]


TAUBER SPARK 2018 OFFERINGS WERE:

Mussar – Transform Yourself Through Jewish Wisdom, taught by Greg Marcus, Ph.D.

70 Faces of Israel: Exploring Israel Through Popular Culture, taught by Ilan Vitemberg

The Lessons of Joseph, taught by Sue Reinhold, Ph.D.

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KEYNOTES 2018

Taube Scholar and Emanu-El’s Senior Rabbi Emeritus, Stephen Pearce

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen,  the author of Waking Lions

Lynne Quittell, MD,  Director, North American Office, Ben-Gurion University Medical School for International Health; Pediatric Pulmonologist, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.


SPARK 2017 OFFERINGS WERE:

The Good Old Days: Buying and Selling American Jewish Nostalgia with Prof. Rachel B. Gross

Ethical Fitness with Rachel Brodie

Judaisms: A Twenty-First -Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities with Aaron Hahn Tapper, PhD

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

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2017 Seminar Speakers

Tad Taube and Shana Penn sharing details of the Museum of the History of Polish Jewry

Prof. Marc Dollinger in conversation with Ilana Kaufman, from the JCRC discussing Jews and Race: The Changing Color of American Jewry

Emanu-El Scholar, Rabbi Lawrence Kushner discussing “’God was in this Place and I, i did not Know.’” A very close reading of Genesis 28:16.

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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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