Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to volunteer with Emanu-El?  We have many ways for you to get involved! Please see our listings below and reach out to the contact listed.  We welcome you to join us!

Volunteer with Emanu-El

Congregant Connections
Reach out to new members, deliver gift bags, and help with mailings.
Frequency: As planned

Contact: Jenn Brysk at [email protected]

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Welcome Greeters and Ushers: Shabbat & B’Nei Mitzvah Services and Special Events
Welcome fellow members and guests to services and events. Hand out prayer books and programs. Assist with seating and general questions.
Frequency: Ongoing | Friday nights (5:30 – 6:10 pm) or Saturday mornings (9:00 – 9:40 am), plus special events, TBA

Contact: Ann Jackson at [email protected]

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Ten Lev Collective
Provide heartfelt care to fellow Emanu-El congregants during life-cycle moments. For more information, please visit the Ten Lev Collective webpage.
Frequency: Ongoing, specific needs addressed as needed

Contact: Ann Jackson at [email protected]

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Knitting Group
Knit or crochet baby blankets and hats for Emanu-El’s Tiniest Members and for the Homeless Prenatal Program (HPP).
Frequency: Every 2 weeks on Tuesdays, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Or, knit/crochet from home if you’re unable to join our biweekly group.

Contact: Meta Pasternak at [email protected], Susan Rothenberg at [email protected]

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SF Marin Food Bank Opportunity
Join the Tzedek Collective as we partner with our friends at St. John’s to serve food to our community.
Frequency: Select Saturdays – Next Session is June 8, 7:30 – 10:00 am

Contact: Alexa Asher at [email protected]

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Flower Committee
Help contribute to making the synagogue beautiful. No previous experience with flower arranging is required.
Frequency: Friday mornings (once a month, ongoing)

Contact: Jeanne Newman at [email protected], Larry Sanders at [email protected]

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Interfaith Winter Shelter Dinners
Each January, over 8 consecutive nights, our congregation cooks and serves warm, nourishing meals for the homeless population at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church shelter. The San Francisco Interfaith Winter Shelter program is a partnership of the San Francisco Interfaith Council (SFIC), Episcopal Community Services (ECS) and the current Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH).
Frequency: Annual, previously Jan. 23 – 30, 2024, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Contact: Ann Jackson at [email protected]

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