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Men’s Group -July 1, 2021 5:30 pm
Men’s Group -July 1, 2021
Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with a member of the clergy. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community. On Thursday, July 1, you'll … Continued
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One Shabbat with Cantor Barak and Rabbi Pearce – (7/2/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat with Cantor Barak and Rabbi Pearce – (7/2/2021)
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, July 2nd, at 6:00 pm! Led by Rabbi Beth Singer with Cantor Emerita Roslyn Barak and sermon by Rabbi Stephen Pearce, in the Main Sanctuary.  In … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/3/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/3/2021)
Jul 3 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Weekday Evening Minyan (July 7) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (July 7)
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
Chuppah and Beyond Summer 2021 7:00 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Summer 2021
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Six Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pmJuly 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 25Are you an engaged or newly married couple? Then this series is meant for you. The Chuppah and Beyond program will help you build … Continued
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One Shabbat Service – (7/9/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (7/9/2021)
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, July 9th, at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbinical Student and Emanu-El Director of Education Leo Fuchs and Cantor Arik Luck in the Main Sanctuary.To best ensure … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 7/10/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 7/10/2021)
Jul 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Most Fun in A Cemetery (Sunday, July 11) Tour 1:00 pm
Most Fun in A Cemetery (Sunday, July 11) Tour
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
"The Most Fun You Will Ever Have In A Cemetery"Historical tour of Home of Peace Cemetery and Hills of EternityTwo options, limited 25 spots per session:Sunday, July 11 – 1:00pm (Register Here)OR Monday, July 19 – … Continued
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Weekday Evening Minyan (July 14) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (July 14)
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
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One Shabbat Service – (7/16/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (7/16/2021)
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, July 16th, at 6:00 pm! Led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris and Cantor Arik Luck in the Main Sanctuary. To best ensure we can provide a safe … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jason Rodich – 7/17/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jason Rodich – 7/17/2021)
Jul 17 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jason Rodich, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Young Adult Park Play Day 1:00 pm
Young Adult Park Play Day
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
After this past year, isn’t it time to PLAY? Bay Area 20s & 30s are invited to join in for an afternoon of sunshine and chill park games on July 18, 1pm-3pm. Time to break … Continued
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Most Fun in A Cemetery (Monday, July 19) Tour 1:00 pm
Most Fun in A Cemetery (Monday, July 19) Tour
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
"The Most Fun You Will Ever Have In A Cemetery"Historical tour of Home of Peace Cemetery and Hills of EternityLimited to 25 spots per session:Monday, July 19 – 1:00pm (Register Here)Join Emanu-El historian, Judi Leff, … Continued
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End of Life Planning: Be Prepared with Sinai Memorial Chapel 6:30 pm
End of Life Planning: Be Prepared with Sinai Memorial Chapel
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
End of Life Planning: How to be prepared with Sinai Memorial Chapelwith Rabbi Ryan BauerJoin us for this special program with Sinai Memorial Chapel and our own Rabbi Ryan Bauer. During the pandemic, it has … Continued
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Weekday Evening Minyan (July 21) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (July 21)
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
Jews Of Color Gathering (July 2021) 7:00 pm
Jews Of Color Gathering (July 2021)
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Led by congregants who identify as Jews of Color, we are convening regular gatherings of Emanu-El members who identify as Jews of Color of any race or ethnicity, to meet each other, share stories, and explore … Continued
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One Shabbat Service – (7/23/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (7/23/2021)
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, July 23rd, at 6:00 pm! Led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Cantor Marsha Attie in the Main Sanctuary. To best ensure we can provide a safe and … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/24/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/24/2021)
Jul 24 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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One Shabbat Service – (7/30/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (7/30/2021)
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, July 30th, at 6:00 pm! Led by Rabbi Jason Rodich and Cantor Marsha Attie in the Main Sanctuary. To best ensure we can provide a safe and … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/31/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/31/2021)
Jul 31 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Yom Kippur Retreat

Friday, September 29, 2017 through Sunday, October 1, 2017

 

Join Rabbi Carla Fenves, Rabbinical Student Rena Singer for an informal Yom Kippur retreat in the wilderness. Experience Yom Kippur the way it was originally intended—no suits, cell phones, or distractions. Spend a full day in nature reflecting on the year passed by and the days ahead.

The cost for the weekend is $140/adult, $65/child (3-17), free for children 2 and under. We will be at Camp Newman in Sonoma. This retreat is open to members of the Congregation and their families.

Registration is now closed, we hope you’ll join us next time!


Here is a sample schedule:

Friday

Arrive in late afternoon and check-in
Festive group dinner and introductions
Kol Nidre Service
Evening Activity

 

Saturday

Morning Yom Kippur Service
Free Time- Arts program, hike, text study
Yizkor and Neilah
Break-the-fast dinner
Campfire and smores

 

Sunday

Breakfast
Check out by 12pm


Frequently Asked Questions

What if I, or my kids, want to eat during Yom Kippur?

We provide the pre- and post-fast meals on Friday and Saturday evenings. If you are not fasting, then we encourage you to bring your own food for during the day on Saturday. Try to stick to easy, non-perishable things, because there will be no kitchen available for preparing meals.

Will childcare be available?

Yes! We will have babysitting during Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur Morning services for children ages 2-6. We will also have “busy bags” for children who sit through services. We encourage you to bring your child’s favorite non-electronic toys, board games, etc. so long as they are willing to share.

Can I help to lead any of the activities?

Again, yes! We would love it if you wanted to lead an afternoon activity, have an honor during services, or help coordinate. Please contact Rabbi Fenves if interested.

Will Internet or cell phone coverage be available?

No and no. That is the point.

What is proper attire for the retreat?

Yom Kippur is a day to focus internally and not to worry about dressing up. Traditionally, Jews wear white on Yom Kippur to represent purity and rebirth and avoid make-up, leather, or any luxury goods.

What should I pack?

Think glamping. You will need bedding for each person—either sheets or a sleeping bag and pillow. Although it can get warm during the day, bring for the evening, as it gets a bit cold. Plus, fun stuff like flash lights, picnic blankets, portable chairs, etc.

Is transportation provided?

No. Once people are registered, we will do our best to help find carpools.

How far is URJ Camp Newman from Emanu-El?

The drive to Camp Newman takes a little over an hour without traffic. We advise families to leave San Francisco before 2 pm to avoid traffic congestion, which can lengthen the ride to 2 hours. The best option is to leave early and enjoy a relaxing lunch and afternoon in Santa Rosa and Healdsburg.

Can I come for just part of the retreat–arriving late or leaving early?

We would love for you to get the full experience. But do what you can. The cost is the same regardless. 

What is the housing breakdown?

Housing requests will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.
There are two options: Field Cabins are dorm-style with 4 sets of bunk beds and 1 large shared bathroom with showers. The Faculty Cabins, while further away and uphill from the major activities of the weekend, allow for more privacy with two bedrooms with one bath and do have a few extra amenities like a kitchenette and living room.

Update: we hit capacity for our Faculty Cabin requests and currently only have space in our Field Cabins.

 

 

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