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Brown Bag March 12:00 pm
Brown Bag March
Mar 1 @ 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
Brown Bag Wednesdays 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Wednesdays
Mar 1 @ 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, March 1, 2017 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, March 1, 2017
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer 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 text from … Continued
Limonata and Learning, March 1, 2017 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, March 1, 2017
Mar 1 @ 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
Gossip & Wine with the Tribe for Women – March 2017  7:00 pm
Gossip & Wine with the Tribe for Women – March 2017 
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Local wine bar; address provided upon registrationI Heard it Through the Grapevine:Come join us for an evening of moms, gossip* and wine.*Gossip: as in, know the Jewish context for gossip, how to identify gossip, … Continued
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First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (Foyer) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (Foyer)
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 03-03-2017 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 03-03-2017
Mar 3 @ 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. Mediterranean 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)
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Men’s Group – March 2017 9:30 am
Men’s Group – March 2017
Mar 5 @ 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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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Mar 11 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Mar 11 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service (Chapel) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (Chapel)
Mar 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Family Bazaar Carnival 4:00 pm
Family Bazaar Carnival
Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Family Bazaar Carnival
Hamil-toshin: A Purim Musical 6:00 pm
Hamil-toshin: A Purim Musical
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hamil-toshin: A Purim Musical
Hamil-toshin: A Purim Musical March 11 6 – 7 pm, All ages Have you always dreamed of being in Hamilton?  Now is your “one shot!” Come to our rehearsal Wednesday, March 8, 7:00 pm in … Continued
PurimPalooza 2017: Young Adult MEMBERS ONLY 9:00 pm
PurimPalooza 2017: Young Adult MEMBERS ONLY
Mar 11 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 12 @ 3:00 am
Online ticket registration is now closed.Tickets will be available at the door on March 11 at VERSO Nightclub for $25.Questions about the event? Send a message to Valerie Bishop. We look forward to seeing you … Continued
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Megillah Reading 2017 10:00 am
Megillah Reading 2017
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Megillah Reading 2017
Join Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer in the mitzvah of hearing the Megillah read in its entirety while enjoying brunch and the company of your fellow congregants. Cost is free, however, you are responsible for the … Continued
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SPARK – Ethical Fitness 7:00 pm
SPARK – Ethical Fitness
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPARK - Ethical Fitness
SPARK!                                 Ethical Fitness In ethics, it’s usually the big issues — capital punishment, lifeboats, euthanasia — that get all … Continued
SPARK – Judaisms of the 21st Century 7:00 pm
SPARK – Judaisms of the 21st Century
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPARK - Judaisms of the 21st Century
SPARK!  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 … Continued
SPARK – The Good Old Days 7:00 pm
SPARK – The Good Old Days
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPARK - The Good Old Days
SPARK!The Good Old Days: Buying and Selling American Jewish NostalgiaToday, 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 … Continued
SPARK – Together, with love, Talmud 7:00 pm
SPARK – Together, with love, Talmud
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPARK - Together, with love, Talmud
SPARK! Together, With Love, We can Change The World: Talmud Study as a Counter-Cultural Rebellion Deep-dive into the universe of the Talmud. Our task will be twofold: First we will study three different texts from … Continued
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At the Rabbi’s Table – March 2017 12:00 pm
At the Rabbi’s Table – March 2017
Mar 15 @ 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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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Mar 18 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Mar 18 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah Benjamin Friedman-Hibbs 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Including Bat Mitzvah of Reilly Derrick (Main) 10:30 am
Schmoozing with Seniors on Shabbat – March 2017 1:30 pm
Schmoozing with Seniors on Shabbat – March 2017
Mar 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
This event is free of charge and open to the publicJoin Congregation Emanu-El's Young Adult Community for an exciting opportunity to schmooze with seniors on a Shabbat afternoon! When’s the last time you’ve schmoozed with … Continued
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Volunteer Opportunity at the San Francisco Botanical Garden 8:45 am
Volunteer Opportunity at the San Francisco Botanical Garden
Mar 19 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm
We invite our members of Congregation Emanu-El to team up with the SF Botanical Garden's Green Team on a Sunday morning! Give a few hours of your time, learn about the Garden, and gain new … Continued
Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors – March 2017 9:00 am
Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors – March 2017
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors - March 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
Climb Higher with The Tribe for Men – March 2017 9:30 am
Climb Higher with The Tribe for Men – March 2017
Mar 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Registration has now closed.Join The Tribe for Men for a morning of indoor rock climbing! Take a couple hours on a Sunday morning to invigorate body and mind.No experience required. No gear required. Just eat your Wheaties … Continued
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Introduction to Judaism Spring 2017 7:00 pm
Introduction to Judaism Spring 2017
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join with 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 … Continued
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THE Book Club – March 2017 6:30 pm
THE Book Club – March 2017
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Congregant Home, San Francisco$10 members; $18.00 general admission: Dinner will be providedFeaturing Rabbi Jason Rodich: "Freedom Stories: The Texts of Passover"This event is open to our young adult community.Event Signup
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Mar 25 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Mar 25 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah of Nathan Rockman (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Including Bat Mitzvah of Caroline Scharf (Main) 10:30 am
Shvitz & Kibitz: A Rich Jewish Tradition – YA, March 2017 1:00 pm
Shvitz & Kibitz: A Rich Jewish Tradition – YA, March 2017
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come experience the joys of the sauna by steaming with your friends in San Francisco's premier Russian bathhouse. The banya, Russian for sauna, has long been a cornerstone of eastern European and Jewish social life … Continued
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Women’s Seder – 2017 6:30 pm
Women’s Seder – 2017
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Women's Seder - 2017
Registration for this event has now closed.We invite all the women in our community to gather together for our annual Women’s Seder. It will be a multi-generational evening of inspiration and empowerment while dining, learning, conversing, and building … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Mar 31 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Mar 31 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Ruth Calderon (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Ruth Calderon (MMS)
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
One Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Ruth Calderon (MMS)
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.
Dinner with Ruth Calderon 7:30 pm
Dinner with Ruth Calderon
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This dinner, immediately following the 6:00pm One Shabbat service on Friday, March 31, will give you the unique opportunity to hear more from Ruth Calderon in an intimate setting. You will be able to ask … Continued
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Planned Giving

Gift Planning and the Emanu-El Legacy Circle

Including Congregation Emanu-El in your estate planning promises your children and future generations a place of worship, study and community.  Your legacy gift automatically makes you a member of the Emanu-El Legacy Circle.  With your permission, your commitment to the congregation will be honored by a permanent place of recognition at the synagogue as a tribute to your values and generosity, you will be acknowledged in our donor reports, and invited to special events during the year.

Planned Giving Committee Testimonials


There are several ways to leave a legacy to Congregation Emanu-El:

  • Name the synagogue in your will or estate plan as a recipient of a set percentage or dollar amount of your estate
  • Designate Emanu-El as a beneficiary to a life insurance policy, retirement fund, or IRA
  • Make a bequest of real estate, a valuable work of art or other personal property

Unrestricted gifts provide Emanu-El with the maximum flexibility to allocate funds where the need is greatest.  If you wish to designate a more specific purpose to your gift, please consider one of the broad areas that serve our congregation’s core mission – worship and spirituality, Jewish education, or community and social justice – and let us know, so we can ensure that we will be able to honor your wishes.

The following sample provision may be helpful to you and your attorney.

“I bequeath to Congregation Emanu-El, Two Lake Street, San Francisco, California 94118, the sum of $ _________ * [or ________percent of my estate] for its general charitable, religious and educational purposes.”

If you have made a provision in your will, or would like more information on the Emanu-El Legacy Circle, please contact Lani Zinn in the Development Office by phone: (415)750-7557.


The Emanu-El Legacy Circle:

Anonymous (15) Mr. Max S. Levi and Mrs. Eva I. Levi
Lowell Adelson Bette Goldburg Levy and Richard N. Levy
Eugenie Alanson Donald E. Levy
Herbert Alter Fred and Yvonne Levy
Ludwig and Emmy Altman Harold and Phyllis Levy
Cantor Roslyn Jhunever Barak JoAnne and Jesse M. Levy
Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Alisa Arquilevich Bauer Mrs. June Levy
Mrs. Centa Baum Roger M. Low
llya Berman and Larisa Lisista Fern and William Lowenberg
Louis and Lenore Blumenthal Dorothy C. Lurie
Sue Bransten Patricia Lurie and Albert Guibara
Mrs. Iris Bulasky and Mr. Louis Bulasky Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann
Caro-Serensky Families Melanie and Peter Maier
Arthur and Shirley Cerf Mrs. Sophie Manasse
Charles and Margaret Charnas Mrs. Mae Mandl
Alvin and Hélène Cohen Victor L. Marcus
Bernice Cohn Ms. M. Dulcenea Martinez
Gary S. Cohn Kathleen Maynard
Mrs. Edith S. Coliver Marilyn Mercur
Andrew and Suzanne Colvin Elizabeth Meterparel
Dana Corvin Jane L. Mierson
Mr. and Mrs. Steven E. Dinkelspiel Rabbi Sydney Mintz
The Harold and Annette Dobbs Family Pamela Mittel
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ehrman III Hanna W. Morrison and Frederick L. Morrison
Philip M. Eisenberg Greta Newman
Mrs. Helene Ettelson and Mr. George Ettelson Dr. Raquel H. Newman
Edward and Susan Euphrat Walter and Ellen Newman
Dorothy B. Feigenbaum Rabbi Stephen S. and Laurie E. Pearce
Joseph and Cheryl Feigenbaum Jefferson E. Peyser
Egon Fireside Pollard Family
Margarete Fischer Steven and Kirsten Polsky
Alfred P. Fisher Abigale and Jason Porth
Mortimer Fleishacker III Jacqueline Reed and Paul Zarefsky
Frederick Fox and Cathy Brooks Fox Helen Rice
Albert and Eleanor Fraenkel Ella Rinkel
Fannnie H. Freudenthal and Walter J. Freudenthal Barbara Rogers
Joseph and Mollie Friedman Family Mr. Morton A. Rosenblum and Mrs. Barbara Rosenblum
Don and Janie Friend Ruth Friedman Rowell and Alfred Rowell
Elena F. Gary Ilya and Mayya Rudyak
Dorothy Tonn Gold and Benjamin P. Gold Robert Sachs
Mr. David N. Goldman and Ms. Angela Lin John Samter
Francis S. Goldsmith John Upton and Janet Sassoon-Upton
Pauline S. Goldsmith Rita R. Semel
Mrs. Doris Livingston Grasshoff Theodore R. Seton
Don and Joan Green Gary and Dana Shapiro
Rosalind Greenfield Clara (Kay) Shiman
Hans and Elizabeth (Libby) Gronowski Paul J. and Sheri Dana Siegel
Ralph and Marsha Guggenheim Jonathan Sorgen
Alfred and Martha Gutman Steve Steinberg
Katherine S. Hack Ronna Stone and Tim Smith
Isser Harel Roselyne Chroman Swig
Louis H. Heilbron Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation
Alfred and Ruth Heller Tonkin Family Fund
Richard H. Heller Rabbi Leo Trepp and Gunda Trepp
John F. Hogan, Jr. Lottie Viyolini
Margo Horn Alan Warshaw
Scott and Vicki Kahn Yvette Watenberg
Barbara and Ron Kaufman Marilyn and Raymond Weisberg
Golda Kaufman Sam Welling
James G. and Bertha P. Kaufman Dr. Lawrence H. Werboff and Caroline Kahn Werboff
Leon Kaufman Louis M. Werth
Mrs. Margaret Kaufman Henry and Erna Wertheim
Michael and Martina Knee Irene E. White
Terry Kraus Helene (Lani) Zinn
Dr. Sidney Konigsberg and Vivian Konigsberg Andrew Zittell and Mia Mitchell
Terri L. Kwiatek Naftali and Schirley Zisman
Thea Werth Lambertsen
Dr. Richard and Sharonjean Leeds
Kerri and Mark Lehmann  * may their memory be a blessing

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Women's Seder - 2017

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Registration for this event has now closed.We invite all…

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