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Brown Bag Wednesdays 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Wednesdays
Feb 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, February 1, 2017 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, February 1, 2017
Feb 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
Jewish Meditation 7:00 pm
Jewish Meditation
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jewish Meditation
Please join us as we practice opening our minds and souls for a special sitting meditation session that will alter your perception and enhance your Jewish Spiritual practice, led by our special "Guru in Residence".  … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – February 2 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – February 2 2017
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led by congregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi. Together, up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All congregants are welcome to join. Please … Continued
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6th Grade Family Shabbaton 2017 5:00 pm
6th Grade Family Shabbaton 2017
Feb 3 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 5 @ 11:00 am
Price: Your 6th grader is covered by Emanu-El, no need to include him/her in this registration. Must have at least 1 adult (can have up to 4). The price for participation at this Shabbaton is … Continued
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Feb 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Feb 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (Foyer) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (Foyer)
Feb 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 02-03-2017 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 02-03-2017
Feb 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. Thai Food will be provided.Adult Member-$ 18.00, Child ages 3-10-$ 7.50, Non-member Adult-$ 22.00.Event Signup
Access Shabbat – February 2017 7:00 pm
Access Shabbat – February 2017
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Congregation Emanu-El’s Young Adult Community’s Access: Shabbat offers young adult participants an intimate Shabbat dinner environment at a private residence of a young adult community member.A main dish will be provided; guests are asked to … Continued
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 7:30 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Matthew Stewart Lecture – The Heretical Nation 7:00 pm
Matthew Stewart Lecture – The Heretical Nation
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Matthew Stewart Lecture - The Heretical Nation
Why weren’t America’s founders better at being Christian? Was a Jewish heretic involved in the creation of the American Republic? In this talk, Matthew Stewart discusses the influence of Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) on the radical … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – February 9 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – February 9 2017
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led by congregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi. Together, up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All congregants are welcome to join. Please … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Challah Baking with Donny – Year of Shabbat, February 2017 3:30 pm
Challah Baking with Donny – Year of Shabbat, February 2017
Feb 10 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Challah Baking with Donny - Year of Shabbat, February 2017 @ Congregation Emanu-El Kitchen
Get the chance to make challah with our Board President, Donny Friend! His challah is renowned; fluffy, delicious, and always in demand. Bring an apron and get baking! Your challah loaves will be used and featured at … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Shabbat-a-What? Experiential Shabbat Dinner – 2017 7:15 pm
Shabbat-a-What? Experiential Shabbat Dinner – 2017
Feb 10 @ 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Shabbat-a-What? Experiential Shabbat Dinner - 2017
Join us for our kickoff event for Congregation Emanu-El’s Year of Shabbat. We hope you will be a part of this uniquely designed Shabbat experience; everything you wanted to know about Shabbat but were too … Continued
YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
Feb 10 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
 
Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS)
Feb 10 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
 
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Young Adults Partner with Meals on Wheels – February 2017 9:00 am
Young Adults Partner with Meals on Wheels – February 2017
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Young Adults Partner with Meals on Wheels - February 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
Men’s Group – February 2017 9:30 am
Men’s Group – February 2017
Feb 12 @ 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
Beautify a Garden for Homeless Families 2:00 pm
Beautify a Garden for Homeless Families
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join Congregation Emanu-El’s Tzedek Council for a special Tu B'Shevat community day with Hamilton Families, a San Francisco nonprofit organization that works to prevent and end family homelessness, providing shelter for families in crisis as … Continued
French Social Group Gathering – February 2017 2:00 pm
French Social Group Gathering – February 2017
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dimanche après midi conviviale, hors d'œuvre, déserts bonne ambiance Convivial afternoon, appetizers, deserts and good atmosphere!Share travel and immigration stories. Please bring hors d’oeuvres or a dessert from your favorite French region to share with the … Continued
Join the National Day of Jewish Action for Refugees 3:00 pm
Join the National Day of Jewish Action for Refugees
Feb 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join the National Day of Jewish Action for Refugees
HIAS is convening a major rally in New York City in Battery Park, overlooking the Statue of Liberty – our nation’s most powerful historical symbol of hope for those arriving at our shores to build … Continued
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Feb 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (5th floor) 11:00 am
Scrabble (5th floor)
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Side by Side February 2017 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side February 2017 Session
Feb 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side February 2017 Session
When registering below, please indicate that you will  not  be attending and register your child as your guest. Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool … Continued
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At the Rabbi’s Table – February 2017 12:00 pm
At the Rabbi’s Table – February 2017
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
We're continuing a monthly learning session with one of our Emanu-El Clergy during your lunch break downtown San Francisco. Bring your own lunch, and our rabbi will bring the Torah to you!Event Signup
Frances Dinkelspiel – Lecture and Wine Tasting 7:00 pm
Frances Dinkelspiel – Lecture and Wine Tasting
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Frances Dinkelspiel - Lecture and Wine Tasting
Frances Dinkelspiel, authorWednesday, February 15, 2017Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmLecture: “From the Rhine to the Bay” – How Jews shaped the California wine businessLearn about the Jewish connection to California’s wine industry and enjoy … Continued
THE Book Club – February 2017 7:00 pm
THE Book Club – February 2017
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Congregant Home, San Francisco$10 members; $18.00 general admission: Dinner will be providedFeaturing Rabbi Carla Fenves: Members of the Tribe?Are we part of a tribe? If we are, does that help us build community or … Continued
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Office is closed 8:30 am
Office is closed
Feb 20 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
 
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Feb 25 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Feb 25 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Minyan Including Bar Mitzvah of Marley Steiger (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Including Bat Mitzvah of Emily Weiss (Main) 10:30 am
Focused Shabbat Afternoon Hike – February 2017 1:30 pm
Focused Shabbat Afternoon Hike – February 2017
Feb 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Calling all nature lovers! Partake in this exciting Shabbat alternative of a hike along with Rabbi Sydney Mintz in Tennessee Valley. Explore your spirituality in a new way!Dress in comfortable clothes, walking shoes, and bring along … Continued
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (5th floor) 11:00 am
Scrabble (5th floor)
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Acceptance & Inclusion in Jewish Education 7:00 pm
Acceptance & Inclusion in Jewish Education
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Supporting the diversity of learners in Jewish Educational InstitutionsHear what local Jewish institutions are doing about inclusion for all types of learners as well as have time to chat with peers about your own experiences, … 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

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