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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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List of Funds

Congregation Emanu-El List of Funds

Our giving opportunities offer something for everyone. In keeping with our mission, our fundraising initiatives focus on several broad categories that support the work we do.  Your gift(s) to one or more of these funds is greatly appreciated.


  • Where the Need is Greatest – this is our ‘general’ fund, and allows the Temple the most flexibility in directing your contribution dollars.
  • Annual Giving Campaign – the Annual Fund is a critical source of income to the Temple, helping us make up the difference between revenues from membership dues and other fees, and our actual operating costs.
  • Emanu-El Endowment Fund – the endowment helps to secure our congregation’s significant program needs and ensure our future financial stability.
  • Emanu-El Life-Cycle Fund – a donation to the Emanu-El Life-Cycle Fund is a lovely way to mark a personal life cycle experience, to honor friends or family celebrating a happy milestone, or to remember a loved-one.  Be it a baby naming or brit milah, a b’nei mitzvah, conversion, wedding blessing, or memorial service, the Temple clergy and staff strive to ensure that each sacred life cycle occasion is deeply fulfilling and personal.  Our Life Cycle Fund helps to sustain these highly tailored services without charge and guarantees that the services are available when needed.
  • Rabbis’ Discretionary Fund – used for charitable giving at the Rabbis’ discretion.
  • Cantors’ Fund – this fund is used for charitable giving at the Cantor’s discretion.
  • Community Service Fund – the purpose of this fund is to promote and support social justice and community service efforts in the Bay Area, particularly those that encourage giving and volunteering in partnership with our synagogue.
  • Oneg-Shabbat and Kiddush Sponsorship Fund  –  this fund helps to make our temple a welcoming place for members and guests.  It provides in part for the weekly Shabbat Kiddush and for other congregational receptions.
  • Preschool Fund – this fund provides tuition scholarships for children attending the Emanu-El preschool, and for staff development workshops, parent education, enrichment specialists, and special equipment for the preschool.
  • Youth Education Fund – this fund is used for special programming and materials in the Youth and Family Education Program.
  • Other Temple Funds – We are pleased to recognize all of the funds that have helped to sustain Congregation Emanu-El through the years, and are grateful to the individuals, families and foundations that established them.

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