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Brown Bag Wednesdays 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Wednesdays
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join Congregation Emanu-El clergy for Brown Bag Wednesdays. On the first Wednesday of each month, bring your brown bag lunch to the temple library for engaging spiritual and cultural discussions.  Noon – 1:00 pm.Event Signup
Limonata and Learning, February 1, 2017 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, February 1, 2017
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Join a member of our clergy for a special learning opportunity, Limonata and Learning, offered exclusively for our congregants in Marin. We will meet for happy hour at Book Passage in Corte Madera while discussing … Continued
Jewish Meditation 7:00 pm
Jewish Meditation
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jewish Meditation
Please join us as we practice opening our minds and souls for a special sitting meditation session that will alter your perception and enhance your Jewish Spiritual practice, led by our special "Guru in Residence".  … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – February 2 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – February 2 2017
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led by congregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi. Together, up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All congregants are welcome to join. Please … Continued
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6th Grade Family Shabbaton 2017 5:00 pm
6th Grade Family Shabbaton 2017
Feb 3 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 5 @ 11:00 am
Price: Your 6th grader is covered by Emanu-El, no need to include him/her in this registration. Must have at least 1 adult (can have up to 4). The price for participation at this Shabbaton is … Continued
Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Feb 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Feb 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (Foyer) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (Foyer)
Feb 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 02-03-2017 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 02-03-2017
Feb 3 @ 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. Thai Food will be provided.Adult Member-$ 18.00, Child ages 3-10-$ 7.50, Non-member Adult-$ 22.00.Event Signup
Access Shabbat – February 2017 7:00 pm
Access Shabbat – February 2017
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Congregation Emanu-El’s Young Adult Community’s Access: Shabbat offers young adult participants an intimate Shabbat dinner environment at a private residence of a young adult community member.A main dish will be provided; guests are asked to … Continued
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 7:30 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Matthew Stewart Lecture – The Heretical Nation 7:00 pm
Matthew Stewart Lecture – The Heretical Nation
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Matthew Stewart Lecture - The Heretical Nation
Why weren’t America’s founders better at being Christian? Was a Jewish heretic involved in the creation of the American Republic? In this talk, Matthew Stewart discusses the influence of Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) on the radical … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – February 9 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – February 9 2017
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led by congregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi. Together, up to five volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All congregants are welcome to join. Please … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Challah Baking with Donny – Year of Shabbat, February 2017 3:30 pm
Challah Baking with Donny – Year of Shabbat, February 2017
Feb 10 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Challah Baking with Donny - Year of Shabbat, February 2017 @ Congregation Emanu-El Kitchen
Get the chance to make challah with our Board President, Donny Friend! His challah is renowned; fluffy, delicious, and always in demand. Bring an apron and get baking! Your challah loaves will be used and featured at … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Shabbat-a-What? Experiential Shabbat Dinner – 2017 7:15 pm
Shabbat-a-What? Experiential Shabbat Dinner – 2017
Feb 10 @ 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Shabbat-a-What? Experiential Shabbat Dinner - 2017
Join us for our kickoff event for Congregation Emanu-El’s Year of Shabbat. We hope you will be a part of this uniquely designed Shabbat experience; everything you wanted to know about Shabbat but were too … Continued
YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
Feb 10 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
 
Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat (MMS)
Feb 10 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
 
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Young Adults Partner with Meals on Wheels – February 2017 9:00 am
Young Adults Partner with Meals on Wheels – February 2017
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Young Adults Partner with Meals on Wheels - February 2017
The Economic Justice group is partnering with Meals on Wheels and bringing them to Temple Emanu-El. Congregant groups will deliver Disaster Preparedness Kits to home-bound seniors around the City. The kits are to be used … Continued
Men’s Group – February 2017 9:30 am
Men’s Group – February 2017
Feb 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
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. … Continued
Beautify a Garden for Homeless Families 2:00 pm
Beautify a Garden for Homeless Families
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join Congregation Emanu-El’s Tzedek Council for a special Tu B'Shevat community day with Hamilton Families, a San Francisco nonprofit organization that works to prevent and end family homelessness, providing shelter for families in crisis as … Continued
French Social Group Gathering – February 2017 2:00 pm
French Social Group Gathering – February 2017
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dimanche après midi conviviale, hors d'œuvre, déserts bonne ambiance Convivial afternoon, appetizers, deserts and good atmosphere!Share travel and immigration stories. Please bring hors d’oeuvres or a dessert from your favorite French region to share with the … Continued
Join the National Day of Jewish Action for Refugees 3:00 pm
Join the National Day of Jewish Action for Refugees
Feb 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join the National Day of Jewish Action for Refugees
HIAS is convening a major rally in New York City in Battery Park, overlooking the Statue of Liberty – our nation’s most powerful historical symbol of hope for those arriving at our shores to build … Continued
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Feb 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (5th floor) 11:00 am
Scrabble (5th floor)
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Side by Side February 2017 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side February 2017 Session
Feb 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side February 2017 Session
When registering below, please indicate that you will  not  be attending and register your child as your guest. Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool … Continued
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At the Rabbi’s Table – February 2017 12:00 pm
At the Rabbi’s Table – February 2017
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
We're continuing a monthly learning session with one of our Emanu-El Clergy during your lunch break downtown San Francisco. Bring your own lunch, and our rabbi will bring the Torah to you!Event Signup
Frances Dinkelspiel – Lecture and Wine Tasting 7:00 pm
Frances Dinkelspiel – Lecture and Wine Tasting
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Frances Dinkelspiel - Lecture and Wine Tasting
Frances Dinkelspiel, authorWednesday, February 15, 2017Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmLecture: “From the Rhine to the Bay” – How Jews shaped the California wine businessLearn about the Jewish connection to California’s wine industry and enjoy … Continued
THE Book Club – February 2017 7:00 pm
THE Book Club – February 2017
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Congregant Home, San Francisco$10 members; $18.00 general admission: Dinner will be providedFeaturing Rabbi Carla Fenves: Members of the Tribe?Are we part of a tribe? If we are, does that help us build community or … Continued
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Office is closed 8:30 am
Office is closed
Feb 20 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
 
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Feb 25 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Feb 25 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Minyan Including Bar Mitzvah of Marley Steiger (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Including Bat Mitzvah of Emily Weiss (Main) 10:30 am
Focused Shabbat Afternoon Hike – February 2017 1:30 pm
Focused Shabbat Afternoon Hike – February 2017
Feb 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Calling all nature lovers! Partake in this exciting Shabbat alternative of a hike along with Rabbi Sydney Mintz in Tennessee Valley. Explore your spirituality in a new way!Dress in comfortable clothes, walking shoes, and bring along … Continued
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Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (5th floor) 11:00 am
Scrabble (5th floor)
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Acceptance & Inclusion in Jewish Education 7:00 pm
Acceptance & Inclusion in Jewish Education
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Supporting the diversity of learners in Jewish Educational InstitutionsHear what local Jewish institutions are doing about inclusion for all types of learners as well as have time to chat with peers about your own experiences, … 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 and Gen E Programming

You’re invited to our programs and events tailor-made for the Young Adult Community (20s & 30s) and Gen E (mid 30s & 40s).  Please check back often as we update this page with new events regularly. Must be 21 or above to attend programming.

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

To join our email newsletter or if you have any questions, please contact Rachel Schonwetter, Community Engagement Professional, at (415) 751-2541 x171 or rschonwetter@emanuelsf.org.

Questions about our Gen E community? Contact Monica Pevzner at mpevzner@emanuelsf.org.


March Late Shabbat – Purim Edition!

Friday, March 10, 8:30 pm
Welcome Reception, 8:00 pm
Late Shabbat is always on the second Friday of the month
Congregation Emanu-El

Our young adult community is warmly invited to experience one of the most popular young Jewish events in the Bay Area. No registration necessary, just show up! Accompany hundreds of young adults for a bewitchingly divine contemporary service led by one of the members of our clergy: Rabbi Sydney Mintz, Rabbi Jason Rodich, and Cantor Marsha Attie, along with the sensational Eric Schoen and Jonathan Ferris. All of the splendor is followed by a lively 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.


PurimPalooza 2017!

Saturday, March 11, 9:00 pm
Verso Nightclub: 1525 Mission Street, San Francisco

Presented by the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El and Jewbilee SF

Buy General Admission Tickets here.
Are you a member of Congregation Emanu-El? Buy your ticket here.

The Bay Area’s biggest and best Purim party is back for its fourth consecutive year!

Hosted by Jewbilee SF and the Young Adult Leadership Committee at Congregation Emanu-El, PurimPalooza will be a night filled with dancing, drinking, costumes, Snapchat filters, a photo booth, and more! We’ll have the entire venue privately booked.

We have VIP packages available, which include entry for up to 8 people, your choice bottle of alcohol and mixers, and a private booth. Prices start at $600, message us to learn more!

Registration will close on March 10 at 3:00 pm.
Questions about the event? Send us a message. We look forward to seeing you there!

​Tickets are nonrefundable and non-transferable.

**All proceeds from this event go back into Congregation Emanu-El and help support future Young Adult Jewish programs in the Bay Area.

Limited discounted presale tickets for $15 and $20. All other tickets, (including at the door) will be $25 while supplies last.
If you are a member of Congregation Emanu-El and want to purchase your $15 ticket, click here. All tickets at the door, members included, will be $25.

Buy General Admission Tickets here.
Are you a member of Congregation Emanu-El? Buy your ticket here.


At the Rabbi’s Table

Wednesday, March 15, Noon – 1:00 pm
55 2nd Street, San Francisco
No charge for admission

We’re continuing a monthly learning session with one of our Emanu-El Clergy during your lunch break downtown San Francisco. Bring your own lunch, and our rabbi will bring the Torah to you!

Directions for 55 2nd Street: After entering a sumptuous marble lobby from Stevenson Street, the indoor park is a few steps up on the left, inside the historic building. There are tables and chairs on wood flooring, and big leather chairs near windows on carpeted areas.

Register for March 15, 2017.
Register for April 19, 2017.


Schmoozing with Seniors on Shabbat

Saturday, March 18, 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Jewish Home of San Francisco

This event is free of charge and open to the public

Join Congregation Emanu-El’s Young Adult Community for an exciting opportunity to schmooze with seniors on a Shabbat afternoon! When’s the last time you’ve schmoozed with a senior citizen? We will be visiting the Jewish Home in San Francisco and socializing with some spectacular residents on a lovely Saturday afternoon. It is a huge mitzvah to visit the elderly and sick, so join us because they say a smile is worth a thousand words. Come join us in putting huge smiles on the faces of our older generation!

Register here.


THE Book Club: March

Wednesday, March 22, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Congregant Home, San Francisco
$10 members; $18.00 general admission: Dinner will be provided.

Featuring Rabbi Jason Rodich: “Freedom Stories: The Texts of Passover”

*THE Book Club is a group of young adults that meets monthly to discuss texts from one of the best sellers of all time: The Bible (and other Jewish texts).
**Also known as a Torah Study group for Young Adults.
***Limited space available, register now to guarantee your spot.

Register here.


THE Book Club: Brunch with Ruth Calderon

Sunday, April 2, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Congregation Emanu-El
Congregant Cost: $10.00; General Admission: $18.00
Brunch will be provided.

Join with THE Book Club for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn with Ruth Calderon, famous Talmudist and founder of a secular yeshiva in Tel Aviv. She served as a member of Knesset for Yesh Atid between 2013 and 2015.

We will discuss: spiritual legacy- what did Yochanan Ben Zakai leave his students and how is it relevant for us today?

*THE Book Club is a group of young adults that meets monthly to discuss texts from one of the best sellers of all time: The Bible (and other Jewish texts).
**Also known as a Torah Study group for Young Adults.
***Limited space available, register now to guarantee your spot.

Register here.


Young Adult Summer Camp 2017!

Friday, August 18 – Sunday, August 20

Save the date for the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El’s 6th annual Summer Camp weekend! Join young adults (20s and 30s) from all over the Bay Area for a relaxing and fun weekend in the beautiful Santa Rosa Mountains on August 18-20, 2017.

Your all-inclusive weekend involves 3-days and 2-nights of accommodations at Camp Newman, meals, snacks and activities. We’ll celebrate Shabbat together and indulge in opportunities to: relax, unwind, dance, hike, play sports, lounge by the pool, stargaze, and more.

Click here to stay tuned to upcoming news about summer camp.


Seasonal Events

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Maintaining Intimacy: Lessons from Successful Marriages

Cost: $150 congregant/$250 non-congregant couple

Are you an engaged or newly married couple? Then this series is meant for you. The Chuppah and Beyond helps participants cultivate the foundational tools for a successful life together while simultaneously building a community of peers. Emanu-El co-facilitates each class along with Yael Melamed, psychotherapist and relationship expert.

Topics covered:

Assessing the challenges of communication
Develop skills for conflict resolution
Financial Planning

Please email Monica Pevzner if have any questions or are interested in future sessions.

 

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