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Side by Side October 2019 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side October 2019 Session
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – Dec 10 @ 11:30 am
Side by Side October 2019 Session
Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with their parent or caregiver by their side. Our Side by Side program is rich in Jewish … Continued
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Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Dec 3 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Interfaith Holiday Party 2019 6:00 pm
Interfaith Holiday Party 2019
Dec 3 @ 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 our … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – December 5, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – December 5, 2019
Dec 5 @ 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 four volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
Young Adult Happy Hour with Rabbi Jill Jacobs 6:30 pm
Young Adult Happy Hour with Rabbi Jill Jacobs
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a Young Adult Happy Hour discussion with Rabbi Jill Jacobs, the Executive Director of T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. Our discussion will focus on "Human Rights for Israelis and Palestinians … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-12-06 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-12-06
Dec 6 @ 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. Korean food will be provided.Adult Members – $24.00, Children Members ages 11-17 – $24.00, Non-member Adults – $28.00, Non-member Children … Continued
Rabbi Jill Jacobs – Dinner and Discussion 7:30 pm
Rabbi Jill Jacobs – Dinner and Discussion
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a special dinner and discussion with Rabbi Jill Jacobs. This event immediately follows the 6:00pm One Shabbat Service.Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the Executive Director of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, which mobilizes a network … Continued
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Dec 7 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Dec 7 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Ella Kowal ) Main 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Ella Kowal ) Main
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Seudah Shlishit – Rabbi Jill Jacobs 4:00 pm
Seudah Shlishit – Rabbi Jill Jacobs
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for a special Seudah Shlishit (Shabbat afternoon meal/study) with scholar-in-residence, Rabbi Jill Jacobs. She will be discussing: How Progressives Embrace and Struggle with Zionism. The event will include drinks and hors d’oeuvres.Rabbi Jill Jacobs is the … Continued
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Men’s Group – December 8, 2019 9:30 am
Men’s Group – December 8, 2019
Dec 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - December 8, 2019 @ Private Residence
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
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Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Dec 10 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Where Are We Going? Evening with Prof. David Myers of NIF 6:30 pm
Where Are We Going? Evening with Prof. David Myers of NIF
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where Have We Been? Where are We Going? A Post-Election Look at Israel Tuesday, December 10 at 6:30pm Congregation Emanu-El 2 Lake St, San FranciscoA lecture by Professor David N. Myers Congregation Emanu-El is pleased to welcome … Continued
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Side by Side December 2019 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side December 2019 Session
Dec 12 2019 @ 9:30 am – Feb 13 2020 @ 11:30 am
Side by Side December 2019 Session
Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with their parent or caregiver by their side. Our Side by Side program is rich in Jewish … Continued
Cooking for Congregants – December 12, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – December 12, 2019
Dec 12 @ 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 four volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
December 2019 Late Shabbat Community Dinners 6:30 pm
December 2019 Late Shabbat Community Dinners
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We want to invite all Jewish young adults from around the Bay Area to come together for intimate dinners – ~10 people – at some of the best spots in the Inner Richmond. You will … Continued
Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS)
Dec 13 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
YA Late Shabbat Oneg (GH) 9:45 pm
YA Late Shabbat Oneg (GH)
Dec 13 @ 9:45 pm – 11:00 pm
 
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A Very Jazzy Chanukah 2019 6:00 pm
A Very Jazzy Chanukah 2019
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the Emanu-El 30s and 40s community for a jazz-filled Chanukah celebration. We have a semi-private space reserved at Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio (live jazz every night!) from 6-9PM where we’ll have latkes and some … Continued
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Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Dec 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Tribe for Women Wine Tasting at High Treason 2019 6:30 pm
Tribe for Women Wine Tasting at High Treason 2019
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join fellow Tribe for Women in an evening of wine tasting at High Treason. We will be joined by Rebecca Fineman, the 25th female Master Sommelier in the United States, as we taste 5 wines … Continued
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Young Families Chanukah Pop-Up in Hayes Valley 2019 5:30 pm
Young Families Chanukah Pop-Up in Hayes Valley 2019
Dec 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Please join us for a special Chanukkah pop up for young families with children ages 5 and under! Address will be provided after registration.Event Signup
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Office Closed – Winter holidays
Shabbat Chanukah Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Chanukah Service (MMS)
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Chanukah Celebration Dinner 2019 6:45 pm
Chanukah Celebration Dinner 2019
Dec 27 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm
After our One Shabbat Chanukah Service, we will be having a beautiful dinner with Chinese food, latkes, dreidels, and fun, followed by a circus act for the whole family in Guild Hall. Registration is required for … Continued
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Wise Aging

“Old age is not a defeat, but a victory, not a punishment but a privilege. The test of a people is how it behaves toward the old . . . man’s potential for change and growth is much greater than we are willing to admit and old age (can) be regarded not as the age of stagnation but as the age of opportunities for inner growth.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel

Peer Groups

The primary vehicles for Wise Aging’s exploration are peer groups led by trained facilitators who structure sessions based on a comprehensive curriculum developed by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. The foundational text for Wise Aging peer groups is Wise Aging: Living With Joy, Resilience and Spirit, by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal (published by Behrman House, June, 2015). Participants are guided through reflective work that enables them to come to new understandings about their lives, their selves, and their values. Learning modalities include text study based on active listening, exercises, reflection, and journaling. Topics include: exploring this stage of life; becoming one’s authentic self; a life review; relationship one’s body; revitalizing and nourishing healthy relationships, cultivating qualities of soul; practicing forgiveness; learning to live with loss, change, and death; creating relevant rituals, cultivating wisdom, and leaving a legacy.

If you are interested, please contact our Membership and Engagement team: membership@emanuelsf.org.

 

 

Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit

Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal’s Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit, is the guidebook for Wise Aging groups. Grounded in mindfulness and spiritual practices such as meditation, journaling, movement, and blessings from Judaism and other faith traditions, Wise Aging offers social, emotional and spiritual insights to help individuals meet the challenges of these years with a sustaining spirit.

In addition to its use as a foundational text for the Wise Aging program, Wise Aging can be read as a standalone book, and serve as an excellent resource for clergy- or lay-led book groups, lifelong learning groups, and other places where ongoing learning, reflection on experience, spiritual practice, and pursuit of wisdom define the agenda.

Wise Aging provides the road‐map for the journey we are all on, and that is especially relevant for baby boomers: achieving a fulfilling older age. No subject is off limits. Rabbi Cowan and Dr. Thal explore a wide range of issues including relationships with adult children and spouses; body image; romance and sexuality; living with loss and cultivating well-being.

 

 

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