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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jul 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Mah Jongg (R57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (R57)
Jul 3 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jul 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Under Five Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
Under Five Service (MMS)
Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-07-06 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-07-06
Jul 6 @ 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. Thai food will be provided.Adult Members- $20.00, Children ages 3-10- $10.00, Non-member Adults- $24.00.Event Signup
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jul 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Mah Jongg (Chapel) 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg (Chapel)
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – July 12, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – July 12, 2018
Jul 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 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)
Jul 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Lake Tahoe Shabbat 6:00 pm
Lake Tahoe Shabbat
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lake Tahoe Shabbat
Celebrate Shabbat With Your Friends from Congregation Emanu-El in Tahoe! Friday, July 13 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Address provided upon registration) Please join us for our Second Annual Emanu-El Tahoe Shabbat. This year, Jamie and … Continued
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Tahoe Shabbat 2018 6:00 pm
Tahoe Shabbat 2018
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tahoe Shabbat 2018 @ Address provided upon registration
Celebrate Shabbat With Your Friends from Congregation Emanu-El in Tahoe! Please join us for our Second Annual Emanu-El Tahoe Shabbat. This year, Jamie and Mark Myers have graciously agreed to host us all.  Please come at 6 … Continued
Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS)
Jul 13 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Jul 14 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
July Got Shabbat? 10:15 am
July Got Shabbat?
Jul 14 @ 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 Torah Parade, … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service (Chapel) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (Chapel)
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
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Mah Jongg (Chapel) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Chapel)
Jul 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
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Nosh with the Rabbi – July 2018 7:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi – July 2018
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi (formerly known as THE Book Club)Join with other young adults in their 20s and 30s for dinner and a deep discussion on a Jewish topic or text guided by a member … Continued
The Tribe for Men’s Summer Bar Night 7:00 pm
The Tribe for Men’s Summer Bar Night
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Happy Summer! Let's get together for a no host Tribe Bar Night – good beers and food at The Richmond Republic Draught House on Thursday, July 19 from 7pm – 10pm.It will be fun to … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jul 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Mah Jongg (Chapel) 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg (Chapel)
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
What’s Love Got to Do With It? 6:30 pm
What’s Love Got to Do With It?
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Emanu-El yentas may be on a break from their matchmaking, but there's still love in the air! Come celebrate Tu B'av (AKA Jewish Valentine's Day) with us, and join the Emanu-El Young Adult Community … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – July 26, 2018 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – July 26, 2018
Jul 26 @ 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
Nosh with the Rabbi – July 2018 7:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi – July 2018
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi (formerly known as THE Book Club)Join with other young adults in their 20s and 30s for dinner and a deep discussion on a Jewish topic or text guided by a member … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Jul 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jul 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Young Couples Shabbat Dinner- July 2018 8:00 pm
Young Couples Shabbat Dinner- July 2018
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Congregation Emanu-El's Young Couples Dinners are back! You and your partner* are invited to join other young couples and members of Emanu-El for a fun, intimate Shabbat dinner in a private home. Join us on Friday, July 27 at 8:00 pm. … Continued
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Shmoozing with Russian Speaking Seniors 10:00 am
Shmoozing with Russian Speaking Seniors
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
If you are Russian speaking, we are looking for your help! The Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El is taking a small group of Russian speaking community members to volunteer at the San Francisco Campus … Continued
SF Jewish Film Festival Presents: Scaffolding 9:15 pm
SF Jewish Film Festival Presents: Scaffolding
Jul 29 @ 9:15 pm – 10:15 pm
SF Jewish Film Festival Presents: Scaffolding
Congregation Emanu-El is a co-presenter of the following SFJFF film, Scaffolding.  The tropes are familiar: a talented but troubled working class teen; a domineering and unsupportive father; an earnest teacher who tries to save his … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Jul 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Mah Jongg (Chapel) 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg (Chapel)
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Young Adults: Demystifying SF Real Estate & Lending 6:30 pm
Young Adults: Demystifying SF Real Estate & Lending
Jul 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Love living in the Bay Area? Interested in buying a house? Come to this event to learn about the market, how to write a competitive offer, and what it takes to be approved for a … Continued
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“Young Jews on the outside are not knocking on the door.  It is our collective responsibility and challenge to reach them by breaking down the synagogue walls and engaging them, wherever they may be… Congregation Emanu-El [is] doing just that.” ~Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President, Union for Reform Judaism

Young Adult Programming

You’re invited to our programs and events tailor-made for the Young Adult Community (20s & 30s) and our mid 30s & 40s group. Please check back often as we update this page with new events regularly.

Want to become a member of Congregation Emanu-El? Join or renew your Emanu-El membership at any time!

Questions about our Young Adult Community? Contact Rachel Schonwetter. Questions about our mid 30s & 40s community? Contact Monica Pevzner.
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San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 38

Saturday, July 21, 8:45pm
Castro Theater
Tickets: $13 (with EMANUELYA38 promo code) 

We’re excited to be co-presenting The Man Who Stole Banksy at the 38th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival which runs July 19 – August 5, 2018 throughout the Bay Area!! Visit www.sfjff.org or click the link below to learn more about the film and purchase tickets; get a special discount when you use code EMANUELYA38 at checkout! We’ll see you at #SFJEWISHFILM this summer!

TICKETS HERE


What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Tuesday, July 24 6:30-9:00 pm
Congregation Emanu-El 

The Emanu-El yentas may be on a break from their matchmaking, but there’s still love in the air! Come celebrate Tu B’av (AKA Jewish Valentine’s Day) with us, and join the Emanu-El Young Adult Community with guest Shalom Bayit for a workshop about building and maintaining healthy relationships.

Interested in developing a better understanding of yourself?
Deepening your current relationships?
Creating new relationships that are equitable, safe, and thriving?
Not sure if your current relationship is healthy, unhealthy, or abusive?
Want to learn how to set healthy boundaries?
Want to be a better communicator?

Why only celebrate Valentine’s Day in February when you can celebrate in July too? ​Whether you’re currently in a relationship or not, there is something in this workshop for you.

Register now


Nosh with the Rabbi (formerly known as THE Book Club)

Thursday, July 26 7:00-9:00 pm
Private residence in San Francisco
Congregant Cost: $13.00; General Admission: $18.00 (dinner provided)  

Join with other young adults in their 20s and 30s for dinner and a deep discussion on a Jewish topic or text guided by a member of the Emanu-El clergy team. This month, Rabbi Jonathan Singer will be there to lead the evening. 

Register now


Young Couples Shabbat Dinner

Friday, July 27 8:00-10:00 pm
Private residence in San Francisco (Pacific Heights)
Member Couples: $40

Congregation Emanu-El’s Young Couples Dinners are back! You and your partner* are invited to join other young couples and members of Emanu-El for a fun, intimate Shabbat dinner in a private home. Join us on Friday, July 27 at 8:00 pm. Dinner will be hosted in Pacific Heights at the home of Rachel Barnard and Yonatan Melamed. We ask that each couple contribute $40 and bring wine or a dessert to share with the group.

Space is limited so register soon! Please register as a couple–either register both members of your household together or add your partner as a guest on the registration form.

Register now

*Our young couples gatherings are for those around age 35 and under, in a committed relationship and currently without children. 


Shmoozing with Russian Speaking Seniors

Sunday, July 29 10:00 am-12:00 pm
San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living
302 Silver Avenue

If you are Russian speaking, we are looking for your help! The Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El is taking a small group of Russian speaking community members to volunteer at the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living (SFCJL). During this intergenerational experience you will get to meet and shmooze one-on-one with residents at the SFCJL and keep them company for one morning. Discussions may include everything from history, sports, cultural differences, career choices, family, education, and a host of other life topics.

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Demystifying SF Real Estate and Lending

Tuesday, July 31 6:30-8:30 pm
Congregation Emanu-El

Tired of paying rent but think home buying in San Francisco is impossible? Think again! Heard stories about the ultra competitive market in SF? Learn how to succeed! Hear the tips and tricks to successfully purchase a home or investment property from San Francisco’s top real estate and mortgage professionals. Hear how to successfully win in a competitive market, the strategies you need to utilize, and ask all your burning home buying questions.

Come enjoy appetizers, adult beverages, networking, and Q&A! The team presenting will provide all the strategies you need to successfully purchase a home in the Bay Area tomorrow.

6:30-7:00pm Enjoy light appetizers, adult beverages, Q&A, and networking.
7:00-7:30pm: Presentation from two of San Francisco’s Top 1% Realtors: where to start your home buying journey, unique strategies to employ, how/where to unlock value, and tips on preparing a competitive offer.
7:30-8:00pm: Presentation from a top producing mortgage team- what does it mean to get pre-approved, how big of a down payment do you need? What will my housing payment look like on my new home?
8:00pm: Networking and Q&A continues

Interested in participating on our panel that evening? Email YACommunity@emanuelsf.org by July 18!

Register now


Camp Friends are the Best Friends Happy Hour

Wednesday, August 1, 6:30-8:30 pm
Southern Pacific Brewery

Coming to Camp Nai Nai Nai 2018 – West Coast? Still on the fence about registering and want to make a friend or two before you sign up?

Join us for our final pre-camp meet-up days before registration ends (on August 3) to meet your fellow campers! With no-host adult beverages and human bingo you will spend the evening mingling with fellow campers.

Learn more about Camp Nai Nai Nai: campnainainai.org and register today!

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Shabbat Morning Yoga Flow

Saturday, August 4 10:00-11:30 am
Congregation Emanu-El

Join us for a Saturday morning Shabbat flow. Lauren Hammond will be leading a rejuvenating vinyasa flow for yogis of all levels. Whether your new to yoga, or an experienced yogi, come sweat it out with your fellow young adult community members. Bring your own mat and enjoy no-host bagels and coffee after!

Lauren Hammond is a 200 hour registered Yoga teacher and Reiki master/ teacher. She has been teaching for six years around the world with all ages and levels. She uses reiki and dance to inform her yoga practice as a student and teacher. Yoga has been a gift in finding ways to create balance, peace and playfulness in her life. As yoga has integrated into her life, it has allowed her to move out of her head and into the heart space on and off the mat. As a teacher, she hopes to present that gift to others. The gentle vinyasa flow will be one hour of movement for all levels. Using breath, music and playfulness we will retreat from our busy minds and energize the body.
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Pre Late Shabbat Meditation 

Friday, August 10, 7:30-8:30 pm  

Come relax into Shabbat with Congregation Emanu-El’s young adult meditation group from 7:30-8:30 pm right before June Late Shabbat! Join us for a short guided meditation and a chance to connect and engage in a mindful discussion afterwards. We will meet in the Chapel at Emanu-El. Together, we will all head to Late Shabbat services after the meditation session.     

 

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August Late Shabbat 

Friday, August 10
Welcome Reception, 8:00 pm 
Late Shabbat Service, 8:30 pm 

Late Shabbat is always on the second Friday of the month at Congregation Emanu-El  

You are warmly invited to experience one of the most popular young Jewish events in the Bay Area. Come as you are, in casual attire, no registration necessary! Accompany hundreds of young adults for a contemporary Shabbat service led by members of our clergy! The Shababt service is followed by an oneg featuring schmoozing, snacks and spirits.

Come early to mingle and meet new people before the service for our intimate wine and cheese Welcome Reception at 8:00 pm.

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Seasonal Events
Camp Nai Nai Nai 2018 – West Coast

Friday, August 17- Sunday, August 19
Camp Navarro (2.5 hours north of San Francisco)

Camp Nai Nai Nai is the ultimate Jewish summer camp for adults! Shed the 9-to-5; return to your inner child; rediscover unadulterated joy! Camp Nai Nai Nai is where we sing the wrong words to the right songs, stumble into spontaneous adventures, and party like it’s 1999!

Recharge your city-worn spirit and tap into the exuberant energy only found at camp. As an inclusive and pluralistic Jewish space, Camp Nai Nai Nai offers young adults the Shabbat experience of a lifetime – among free-spirited friends (new and old) from around the country, against a picturesque backdrop of a campfire, and sprawling night sky full of stars.

ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE for accommodations, meals, and activities: $325 (registration closes Aug 3, 2018)

Register now


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Maintaining Intimacy: Lessons from Successful Marriages

This program happens twice a year, stay tuned for our next dates
Six consecutive Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Are you an engaged or newly married couple? Then this series is meant for you. The Chuppah and Beyond program will help you build and strengthen the foundational  tools for a successful, happy lifelong relationship, while simultaneously building a community with other couples. Emanu-El clergy co-facilitate each class along with Sharon Epel, LMFT, a San Francisco-based psychotherapist and couples counselor. Topics covered include:

  • Assessing the challenges of communication
  • Managing conflict and staying connected
  • Financial Planning and differing approaches to money
  • Maintaining intimacy, friendship, and commitment
  • Lessons from a successful marriage

Please email Monica Pevzner if you have any questions or join the waitlist here!


Front Porch: A Special Opportunity for Members of Emanu-El 
rocking chair

Are you looking to take a deep dive and really build meaningful relationships with other young adults in our community? We invite you to join Front Porch.

Through this innovative program we are matching young adults in groups and providing short videos and discussion materials to guide the relationship building. We want the groups to get together for six home hosted sessions over the course of six months. We have a box of materials for each group with all of the supplies you will need—video links, session agendas, handouts and discussion questions. The six topics are: sacred space, sacred time, social justice, money, legacy, and community. Check out this video to learn more.

Want to join a group with other young adults? Fill out this interest form in our online portal.

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