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? Questions about our mid-30s & 40s community? Contact Terry Kraus.
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Programming is open to all who are 21 or older.
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Bootcamp and Brews
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Private 4×4 Strength & Conditioning Class:
In this 55-minute class you will be pushed in terms of your strength and conditioning abilities. Class includes a dynamic warm-up and strength moves with kettle-bells, dumbbells, resistance bands, and weights. Class also utilizes rowing for conditioning and includes HIIT training with core exercises. You’ll spend 4 minutes at each station before switching to your next section. Finish by stretching and cooling down for a few minutes before hitting the showers. Bring your A game, and be ready to have your Fitness Transformed. Class is limited to 16 students to maximize form, attention, and results.
We’ve reserved a cluster of tables across the street at Comstock Saloon. If you want to keep hanging out, join us, eat some protein post-workout, and meet some new folks.
Pre-Late Shabbat Meditation
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come relax into Shabbat with Congregation Emanu-El’s young adult meditation group from 7:30-8:30 pm right before Late Shabbat! Join us for a short guided meditation and a chance to connect and engage in a mindful discussion afterward. We’ll meet in the chapel at Congregation Emanu-El and all head to Late Shabbat together at the conclusion of the meditation + discussion.
Desiree Matloob will lead the session, and has been meditating regularly since 2008. She has engaged in a variety of meditation practices, from 10-day silent Vipassana meditation retreats and 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses, to Jewish mindfulness retreats in Israel/the Bay Area and Zen meditation groups in the city. She’s excited to share the wisdom of meditation practice with the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El.
Passover Late Shabbat
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Volunteer with San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living
10:00 – 11:30 am
Come spend time with local Russian elderly residents at the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living! This is an amazing opportunity to engage with the Elderly community, help bridge the generational gap and practice your Russian language!
Young Adult Seder
6:30 – 10:00 pm
Join other Jews in their 20s and 30s for our annual Young Adult Passover Seder! Nosh on gefilte fish and horseradish! Sing dayeinu! Find an Afikoman and make a new friend! Led by Rabbi Rodich, Rabbi Mintz and Cantor Attie, this Seder will be fun, musical and all young adults (who register) are welcome. We’d love to have you!
Registration will close at 12pm on Friday, April 13th, 2019. Space is limited and priority is given to members.
Food will be Kosher-style. If you have any dietary restrictions, please email Alex Nable at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Front Porch: A Special Opportunity for Members of Emanu-El
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.
Emanu-El 30s/40s Group: A group for adults in their 30s and 40s, we regularly come together in meaningful ways to have fun, develop meaningful relationships, and deepen our Jewish identity through spiritual, educational, social, and service oriented programming. Most events are open to congregants and non-congregants, but certain events are congregant-only.
AFIPO Presents Shesh Besh
April 2 | 7:00 pm
Join the Emanu-El 30s and 40s community for a benefit concert with Shesh Besh, an Arab-Jewish ensemble composed of three members of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and four of the finest musicians from Israel’s Arab community. A reception will follow the performance. This exclusive concert is an event presented by the American Friends of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra (AFIPO).
Space is limited to 10 people; San Francisco location given upon registration.
Ticket Price: $150
Registration will close at noon on Thursday, March 28.
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