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Brown Bag November 2017 12:00 pm
Brown Bag November 2017
Nov 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, November 2017 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, November 2017
Nov 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
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Cooking for Congregants – November 2, 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – November 2, 2017
Nov 2 @ 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
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Nov 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 11-3-17 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 11-3-17
Nov 3 @ 6:15 pm – 8:30 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 Members- $18.00, Children ages 3-10- $7.50, Non-member Adults- $22.00.Event Signup
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Conversation about Israel, Palestine & the Conflict 2:00 pm
Conversation about Israel, Palestine & the Conflict
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Conversation about Israel, Palestine & the Conflict
The Ambivalence we feel at 50: Creating space to talk about Israelis, Palestinians, and the Conflict – November 5Sunday, November 5, 2:00 – 4:00pmJoin us at Congregation Emanu-El for this very special event, co-sponsored by the … Continued
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Mah Jongg 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg
Nov 7 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Nov 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Nov 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Young Adults: Meditation Session 7:30 pm
Young Adults: Meditation Session
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come relax into Shabbat with Congregation Emanu-El’s new young adult meditation group, from 7:30-8:30 pm right before November Late Shabbat! Join us for a short guided meditation and a chance to connect and engage in … Continued
YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
Nov 10 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Nov 11 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Nov 11 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Got Shabbat? November 2017 10:15 am
Got Shabbat? November 2017
Nov 11 @ 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 … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Alexa Polsky 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Alexa Polsky
Nov 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Mia Kohn 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Mia Kohn
Nov 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
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Men’s Group – November 12, 2017 9:30 am
Men’s Group – November 12, 2017
Nov 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - November 12, 2017
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
Afternoon with Eva Schloss; Anne Frank’s Stepsister 1:00 pm
Afternoon with Eva Schloss; Anne Frank’s Stepsister
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Afternoon with Eva Schloss; Anne Frank's Stepsister
Join us for our annual Kristallnacht Commemoration on Sunday, November 12.Reflections on Resistance: After Auschwitz – An Afternoon with Eva Schloss.Eva, 86, is an Auschwitz survivor and the stepsister of Anne Frank. Both Frank and … Continued
Young Adults Raphael House Nov 2017 3:30 pm
Young Adults Raphael House Nov 2017
Nov 12 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
We are excited to bring a group of young adults from our Young Adult Community to Raphael House for this special night. We will prepare and serve dinner to the residents at Raphael House, working with … Continued
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Mah Jongg 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
November B’nei Mitzvah Orientation Meeting 6:00 pm
November B’nei Mitzvah Orientation Meeting
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
You are invited to the B'nei Mitzvah Orientation Meeting on Tuesday, November 14th!  When: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017Place & Time: Guild Hall from 6:00pm – 7:00pmWho: You and your child are invited to meet for our Orientation … Continued
THE Book Club – November 2017 7:00 pm
THE Book Club – November 2017
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join this month's The Book Club with special guest Rabbi Kushner! Topic coming soon.Tuesday, November 14Hosted in a private home in San Francisco. Address provided upon registration. Congregant Cost: $10.00; General Admission: $18.00Dinner will be provided.*THE … Continued
The Tribe for Men: Lots of Brisket, Even More Wine! 7:00 pm
The Tribe for Men: Lots of Brisket, Even More Wine!
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Tribe for Men: Lots of Brisket, Even More Wine! How to be a better father on Friday night and preparing your kids soul for the 21st centuryJoin Rabbi Bauer, Cantor Luck and your fellow … Continued
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Mah Jongg 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg
Nov 21 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Mah Jongg 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Reza Aslan in conversation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer 7:30 pm
Reza Aslan in conversation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Reza Aslan in conversation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer @ Nourse Theater | San Francisco | California | United States
San Francisco City Arts & Lectures November 28 7:30 pm Nourse Auditorium Reza Aslan is an internationally acclaimed writer and religious scholar. His books include No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, Zealot: The … Continued
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Interfaith Holiday Party 2017 6:00 pm
Interfaith Holiday Party 2017
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Congregant Home near West Portal.Join our interfaith community for a potluck-style holiday party! Bring a food that reminds you of your fondest winter holiday memories. This event is open to your whole family – … 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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