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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Dec 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Brown Bag December 2018 12:00 pm
Brown Bag December 2018
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us for this monthly drop-in learning sessions with a member of our clergy. Bring your lunch, build community, enjoy some Torah!This program occurs on the first Wednesday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 … Continued
Limonata December 2018 4:00 pm
Limonata December 2018
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for this monthly drop-in, no-host, learning session in Marin. Grab a drink and dive into Torah with a member of our clergy.This program happens on the first Wednesday of each month.Event Signup
Laurel Village Neighborhood Menorah Lighting 6:00 pm
Laurel Village Neighborhood Menorah Lighting
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Laurel Village Chanukah Lighting (outside of Books Inc.) 6:00 – 6:20 pm  Join your Emanu-El clergy as we celebrate with music, singing, candle lighting, & Chanukah treats! We‘ll be giving out dreidels too!
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Cooking for Congregants – December 6, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – December 6, 2018
Dec 6 @ 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
Chanukah Marin Neighborhood Menorah Lighting 6:00 pm
Chanukah Marin Neighborhood Menorah Lighting
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Tiburon Fountain Plaza (across from Servino’s Restaurant, 9 Maine Street)6:00 – 6:20 pmPlease join in with us as we celebrate with music, singing, candle lighting, & treats. 
Chanukah Noe Valley Menorah Lighting 6:00 pm
Chanukah Noe Valley Menorah Lighting
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Chanukah Noe Valley Menorah Lighting
Noe Valley Menorah Lighting 6:00 – 6:20 pm West Parklet: 24th Street between Noe & Sanchez, in front of Just for Fun. We will have a large menorah, music, and treats. All are welcome!
YA: 5th Crazy Night Chanukah Party 7:00 pm
YA: 5th Crazy Night Chanukah Party
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Join us for our fifth annual ‘crazy’ night of Chanukah at 620 Jones! Come schmooze with Bay Area Jews, eat sufganiot, spin the dreidel, and light the chanukiah in private bar space. Ticket Pricing – the first 50 tickets sold … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Shabbat Chanukah Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Chanukah Service (MMS)
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 6:40 pm
This year, we are combining our traditional First Friday Under Five service and our One Shabbat service into a special Chanukah service. Please bring your Chanukiot to light with the community.Following our Shabbat Chanukah service … Continued
Chanukah Celebration Dinner 12-07-18 6:45 pm
Chanukah Celebration Dinner 12-07-18
Dec 7 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm
After our One Shabbat Chanukah Service, we will be having a beautiful dinner with latkes, dreidels, and fun, followed by a circus act for the whole family in Guild Hall. Registration is required for the dinner. … Continued
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Men’s Group – December 9, 2018 9:30 am
Men’s Group – December 9, 2018
Dec 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - December 9, 2018 @ Private Residence in Cow Hollow
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
Tzedek Council Backpack program 11:30 am
Tzedek Council Backpack program
Dec 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
During Yom Kippur, the Tzedek Council, in partnership with Larkin Street, organized a panel of experts on youth facing homelessness where our community learned that San Francisco has more than 1,300 youth who are without … Continued
Tzedek Council Backpack program TEST 11:30 am
Tzedek Council Backpack program TEST
Dec 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
 
A Very Jazzy Chanukah 5:00 pm
A Very Jazzy Chanukah
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the Emanu-El 30s and 40s community for a jazz-filled Chanukah celebration. We’ll start at a private home (address provided upon registration; 10 min walk to SFJAZZ) for some nosh starting at 5PM. Once we’ve … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Nosh with the Rabbi – December 2018 7:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi – December 2018
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi (formerly known as THE Book Club)Join with other young adults in their 20s and 30s for dinner and a deep discussion on a Jewish topic or text guided by a member … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – December 13, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – December 13, 2018
Dec 13 @ 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
The Tribe for Men’s Annual Chanukah Night Out 2018 7:00 pm
The Tribe for Men’s Annual Chanukah Night Out 2018
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join the Tribe for Men at our annual Chanukah Night Out. We will be eating pizza, playing poker, and giving gelt. And no, we didn’t forget about the onsite Bourbon! After registration, you will receive an email with … Continued
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2018 Annual Town Hall Meeting (MMS) 9:30 am
2018 Annual Town Hall Meeting (MMS)
Dec 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Emanu-El’s 169th Annual Town Hall MeetingOur town hall will feature: A special Dvar Torah by two inspiring and outspoken 8th grade students, Shaiah Asaf and Daisy Denebeim Dean, both of whom are members of our Madrichim Teen Teacher Training … Continued
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Scrabble (R57) 3:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Dec 17 @ 3:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Dec 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Intro to Judaism – Winter 2019 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – Winter 2019
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Emanu-El clergy to learn about the breadth and wonder of Jewish tradition. This class is a pathway for the adult learner who wishes to discover or deepen Jewish knowledge, non-Jews who are marrying a … Continued
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Michael Krasny – Are We Really Funny? 7:00 pm
Michael Krasny – Are We Really Funny?
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NPR host and author, Michael Krasny, will discuss Jewish humor in many of its forms of expression through different eras with emphasis on jokes – which can best be understood as narratives of Jewish history … Continued
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Office closed Dec. 24
Office closed Dec. 24
Dec 24 all-day
Temple offices will be closed from Dec. 24 through January 1. Shabbat Services will still take place on Dec. 28 and 29.
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Office closed
Office closed
Dec 25 – Dec 28 all-day
 
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Important Giving FAQs

Important Giving FAQs

Why Give Now? Tax Incentives

A gift to Congregation Emanu-El may entitle you to a charitable contribution deduction against your income tax if you itemize deductions. A contribution made by cash or check is deductible in the year in which it is paid. A credit card contribution is deductible in the year it is charged, even if payment is made in a later year.

Another Way to Donate: Transfers of Stock

There are tax advantages to making a gift to Congregation Emanu-El through a transfer of stock. You’ll enjoy an immediate tax deduction for the value of the stock transfer, and avoid paying capital gains. You may also reduce your taxable estate by donating stock. if you have any questions about transferring Stock, please contact the Development Office at (415) 750-7554 or by email at tbrown@emanuelsf.org.

To facilitate a stock transfer, please use the following information:

Brokerage Firm: First Republic Securities Co, LLC

  • Account Name: Congregation Emanu-El
  • For Further Credit to Accounting Number: 33L064574
  • Clearing Firm: Pershing LLC
  • Pershing LLC DRC#:0443

Broker Contact Information:

  • Phone: (415) 262-4118
  • Sam Schoner
  • Hilary Yu
  • Mary Jane Reyes

It helps us greatly to know of your donation in advance, including the stock name (if known), approximate amount, and how your would like it directed at the Temple.

How Can You Maximize Your Contribution? Corporate Gift Matching

Does your employer match employee charitable contributions? Many Bay Area companies will match charitable donations dollar-for-dollar. Contact your company’s matching gifts coordinator to determine whether your donation to Congregation Emanu-El is eligible to be matched.

For more information, or to consult with staff to create a personal giving program, please contact our Development Office at (415) 751-2535 or by email at development@emanuelsf.org.

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