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Young Adult Community Dinners 6:00 pm
Young Adult Community Dinners
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm
We want to invite all Jewish young adults from around the Bay Area to come together for intimate dinners – between 8 and 10 people – at some of the best spots in the Inner … Continued
Women’s Group trip to the CJM 6:00 pm
Women’s Group trip to the CJM
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet outside of the of the Contemporary Jewish Museum as we head on inside to immerse ourselves in 19th and 20th Jewish fashions, where colors such as aubergine, teal, and grassy green of tribal rugs form the background … Continued
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First Friday Under Five (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five (MMS)
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-11-02 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-11-02
Nov 2 @ 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. Thai food will be provided.Adult Members- $20.00, Children ages 3-10- $10.00, Non-member Adults- $24.00.Event Signup
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Golden Gate Bootcamp 11:30 am
Golden Gate Bootcamp
Nov 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Join the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El for Golden Gate Bootcamp! YuBalance studio will be joining us to teach a private, challenging strength training fitness class. After the class, we'll enjoy snacks in the … Continued
Urban Mikvah with the Tribe for Women 3:45 pm
Urban Mikvah with the Tribe for Women
Nov 4 @ 3:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Urban Mikvah with the Tribe for Women
Dear Tribe for Women,We hope you can join us for an urban mikveh/spa day and/or dinner at Onsen on Sunday, November 4th!We will have a private (clothing optional) 105 minute soak in Onsen's bath house, … Continued
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Scrabble (R57) 3:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Nov 5 @ 3:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Brown Bag November 2018 12:00 pm
Brown Bag November 2018
Nov 7 @ 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 November 2018 4:00 pm
Limonata November 2018
Nov 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for this monthly, drop-in, no-host, learning session in Marin.This learning program happens on the first Wednesday of each month.Event Signup
Tribe for Men’s Book Club – iGen 7:00 pm
Tribe for Men’s Book Club – iGen
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tribe for Men's Book Club - iGen
Tribe Book Club – iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us If you have ever fought, … Continued
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Women’s Group: CJM Tour 6:00 pm
Women’s Group: CJM Tour
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join with members of Congregation Emanu-El's Women's Group for a tour of the exhibit Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. We have a limited number of tickets available, so reserve your space … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Nov 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
 
One Shabbat Service – Rick Jacobs (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – Rick Jacobs (MMS)
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
One Shabbat Service - Rick Jacobs (MMS)
Meet URJ President and Rabbi Rick Jacobs! Rick Jacobs will speak at this evening's One Shabbat on the subject of "21st Century Reform Judaism: A Force for Spirituality, Transformation, and Justice."Watch Rick in action as he speaks … Continued
Young Adult Community Dinners 6:00 pm
Young Adult Community Dinners
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We want to invite all Jewish young adults from around the Bay Area to come together for intimate dinners – between 8 and 10 people – at some of the best spots in the Inner … Continued
Young Adult Community Dinners 6:00 pm
Young Adult Community Dinners
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We want to invite all Jewish young adults from around the Bay Area to come together for intimate dinners – between 8 and 10 people – at some of the best spots in the Inner … Continued
LifeStream Shabbat Gathering 7:15 pm
LifeStream Shabbat Gathering
Nov 9 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
LifeStream Shabbat Gathering ticket for November 9Event Signup
Significant Other LifeStream 2018-11-09 7:15 pm
Significant Other LifeStream 2018-11-09
Nov 9 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Event Signup
YA Late Shabbat with Rick Jacobs (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat with Rick Jacobs (MMS)
Nov 9 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Nov 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Nov 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
November Got Shabbat? 10:15 am
November Got Shabbat?
Nov 10 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Families with young children Birth to 5 years old are invited to come to Got Shabbat? with Mimi Greisman, Early Childhood and Family Educator. We celebrate Shabbat with family and friends. Activities will include a Torah Parade, … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – BM of Julian Monatlik MMS 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Louis Persky (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Louis Persky (Main)
Nov 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
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Men’s Group November 11, 2018 9:30 am
Men’s Group November 11, 2018
Nov 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group November 11, 2018 @ Private Residence- address provided after registration
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
Congregation Emanu-El Summer 2019 Family Israel Trip 11:30 am
Congregation Emanu-El Summer 2019 Family Israel Trip
Nov 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Congregation Emanu-El Summer 2019 Family Israel Trip
(June 27 – July 7) – Congregation Emanu-El trip to Israel Sunday, November 11 – Information meeting 11:30 am at Temple Emanu-El Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer’s amazing multi-generational trip to Israel. We will tour, connect with … Continued
Rachel Korazim – Kristallnacht 2:00 pm
Rachel Korazim – Kristallnacht
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rachel Korazim - Kristallnacht
Israeli Society and the Holocaust with Rachel Korazim Sunday, November 11, 2:00 – 4:00 pm Martin Meyer Sanctuary  Annual Kristallnacht (Pogromnacht) Commemoration Children 11+ are welcome (younger children may participate at parental discretion).  Please join us for this special afternoon with renowned educator, … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Nov 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Nov 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Nosh with the Rabbi – November 2018 7:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi – November 2018
Nov 13 @ 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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Ami Ayalon – Molad 7:00 pm
Ami Ayalon – Molad
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Israel at a Crossroad: Ami Ayalon & Liat Schlesinger of Molad  Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 – 9:00pm  Martin Meyer Sanctuary In the presentation Ami Ayalon, the former head of the Shin Bet and co-founder of … Continued
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A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy – November 2018 7:00 pm
A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy – November 2018
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy emceed by Rabbi Sydney Mintz Doors open at 7:00 pm; Show starts 7:30 pm   Enjoy established and emerging super-funny Jewish comedians for a night of laughter. This night showcases diverse … Continued
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Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
EIN Noe Valley Pop-Up Shabbat 6:00 pm
EIN Noe Valley Pop-Up Shabbat
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Noe Valley Emanu-El members:  Enjoy a Noe Valley Pop-Up Shabbat through our Emanu-El in the Neighborhood Program.  Your service leaders will be Rabbi Jason Rodich and musician Jonathan Bayer and your hosts will be Silvia … Continued
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Thanksgiving – Office Closed
Thanksgiving – Office Closed
Nov 22 – Nov 23 all-day
 
The Tribe for Men: TURKEY BOWL VII 8:00 am
The Tribe for Men: TURKEY BOWL VII
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Gentlemen, We (as in your fellow Tribe member Mike Edlelstein) are once again proud to host the tradition of our Thanksgiving morning football game! We've built up quite a tradition together – what started as a … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Nov 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Interfaith Holiday Party 2018 6:00 pm
Interfaith Holiday Party 2018
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Congregant Home near West Portal.  It’s time to dress up, stand out, and celebrate our diversity! There’s no right or wrong way to celebrate the holidays, so why not have a little fun? Join … 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.

A grateful thank you to those listed below who have joined others this past year as members of the Emanu-El Legacy Circle. 
Anonymous (9)Kerri and Mark Lehmann
Lowell AdelsonMr. Max S. Levi and Mrs. Eva I. Levi
Eugenie S. AlansonBette Goldburg Levy and Richard N. Levy
Herbert and Gertrude AlterDonald E. Levy
Ludwig and Emmy AltmanFred and Yvonne Levy
Marion BaccioccoHarold and Phyllis Levy
Cantor Roslyn Jhunever BarakJoAnne and Jesse M. Levy
Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Alisa Arquilevich BauerMrs. June Levy
Mrs. Centa BaumRoger M. Low
Ernest A. and Fritzi L. BeneschFern and William Lowenberg
David and Riva BerelsonDorothy C. Lurie
Matt and Amy BerlerPatricia Lurie
llya Berman and Larisa LisistaRebecca Macieira-Kaufmann
Louis and Lenore BlumenthalMelanie and Peter Maier
Bertel BorowskyMrs. Sophie Manasse
Dale Boutiette and Alla GershbergMrs. Mae Mandl
Sue BranstenVictor L. Marcus
Mrs. Iris Bulasky and Mr. Louis BulaskyMs. M. Dulcenea Martinez
Caro-Serensky FamiliesKathleen Maynard
Arthur and Shirley CerfRobert and Barbara Mendle
Alvin and Hélène CohenMarilyn Mercur
Steven J. CohenJane L. Mierson
Bernice CohnWalter and Judith Miller
Gary S. CohnRabbi Sydney Mintz
Mrs. Edith S. ColiverHanna W. and Frederick L. Morrison
Andrew and Suzanne ColvinGreta Newman
Michael ColvinDr. Raquel H. Newman
Herbert R. Cook FundRobert and Jan Newman
Adele CorvinWalter and Ellen Newman
Dana Corvin and Harris WeinbergRabbi Stephen S. and Laurie E. Pearce
Mr. and Mrs. Steven E. DinkelspielJefferson E. Peyser
The Harold and Annette Dobbs FamilyPollard Family Trust
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ehrman IIISteven and Kirsten Polsky
Philip M. EisenbergAbigail and Jason Porth
Stuart and Deborah EisendrathEstate of Jacqueline A. Reed
Maurice EliaserHelen Regensburger
Mrs. Helene Ettelson and Mr. George EttelsonHelen Rice
Edward and Susan EuphratRose P. Rinder
B.J. FeigenbaumElla Rinkel
Dorothy B. FeigenbaumBarbara Rogers
Joseph and Cheryl FeigenbaumBarbara J. Rolph
Egon FiresideTheodore T. Rosenberg
Margarete FischerMr. Morton A. Rosenblum and Mrs. Barbara Rosenblum
Alfred P. FisherRuth Friedman Rowell and Alfred Rowell
Mortimer Fleishhacker IIIIlya and Mayya Rudyak
Frederick Fox and Cathy Brooks FoxRobert Sachs
Albert and Eleanor FraenkelBarbara Rose Sagarin
Fannie H. and Walter J. FreudenthalElyse A. Salven-Blatt
Joseph and Mollie Friedman FamilyJohn Henry Samter
Donny and Janie FriendRita R. Semel
Dora FritschiTheodore R. Seton
Lucile B. GabrieleRuth Sevier
Elena F. GaryGary and Dana Shapiro
Oscar GeballeMary Shapiro
Dan and Mona GellerClara (Kay) Shiman
Werner T. GleitzmanPaul J. and Sheri Dana Siegel
Dorothy Tonn Gold and Benjamin P. GoldRabbi Jonathan Singer and Rabbi Beth Singer
Mr. David N. Goldman and Ms. Angela LinEdward Slade
Francis S. GoldsmithJonathan Sorgen
Pauline S. GoldsmithNathan Spivock
Edgar and Regina GoldstineSteven K. Steinberg
Mrs. Doris Livingston GrasshoffMr. and Mrs. Edwin Stern
Joan and Donald GreenRonna Stone and Tim Smith
Rosalind GreenfieldIrving Sugarman
Hans and Elizabeth (Libby) GronowskiRoselyne Chroman Swig
Ralph and Marsha GuggenheimCharles J. Tanenbaum
Alfred and Martha GutmanLaszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation
Katherine S. HackTonkin Family Fund
Isser HarelRabbi Leo and Gunda Trepp
Preston HartmanJohn Upton and Janet Sassoon-Upton
Louis H. HeilbronShirley and Herman Victor
Alfred and Ruth HellerLottie Viyolini
Richard H. HellerAlan Warshaw
Isaias Wolf Hellman, IIIYvette Watenberg
John F. Hogan, Jr.Sylvia and Julian Weidler
Florence and Stanley HolcenbergArthur and Hilda Weil
Margo HornWilliam and Roschelle Weiman
Harry JacobsMarilyn and Raymond Weisberg
Rita E. JacobsSam Welling
Scott and Vicki KahnDr. Lawrence H. Werboff and Caroline Kahn Werboff
Barbara and Ron KaufmanLouis M. Werth
Golda KaufmanHenry and Erna Wertheim
James G. and Bertha P. KaufmanIrene E. White
Mrs. Margaret KaufmanRobert Louis Wiel
Madeleine KaufmannPaul Zarefsky
Michael and Martina KneeFrederick and Juanita Zelinsky
John Koeppel and Susan RothsteinHarold and Doris Zellerbach
Dr. Sidney Konigsberg and Vivian KonigsbergWilliam and Margery Zellerbach
John and Hedda KornfeldAl Zemsky
Terry KrausPolina and Lew Zikman
Terri L. KwiatekHelene (Lani) Zinn
Thea Werth LambertsenNaftali and Schirley Zisman
Dr. Richard and Sharonjean LeedsAndrew Zittell and Mia Mitchell
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