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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Dec 1 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Mazel Tots! (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots! (MMR)
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Dec 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Dec 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service with Rabbi Pearce (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service with Rabbi Pearce (Main)
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service with Rabbi Pearce (Main)
Senior Rabbi, Emeritus Stephen S. Pearce will deliver this evening's sermon. 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 12-1-17 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 12-1-17
Dec 1 @ 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- $18.00, Children ages 3-10- $7.50, Non-member Adults- $22.00.Event Signup
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Dec 2 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Dec 2 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Erica Assang 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Erica Assang
Dec 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Sara Atkins 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Sara Atkins
Dec 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Cole Valley/Pac Hts. Havdalah 2017 6:30 pm
Cole Valley/Pac Hts. Havdalah 2017
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cole Valley/Pac Heights Neighborhood Havdalah on Saturday, December 2 at 6:30 PM. "Remember the Sabbath day to sanctify it," says the fourth of ten commandments. And Emanu-El in your Neighborhood plans to do just that as … Continued
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Annual Town Hall Meeting (MMS) 9:30 am
Annual Town Hall Meeting (MMS)
Dec 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Emanu-El’s 168th Annual Town Hall Meeting (MMS)Give your input on some of the opportunities and challenges we face as a Jewish community at Emanu-El, and about how we can improve our temple home. Our town … Continued
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Side by Side 9:30 am
Side by Side
Dec 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side
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 environment with … Continued
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel)
Dec 5 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
The Tribe for Men’s Annual Chanukah Night Out 2017 7:00 pm
The Tribe for Men’s Annual Chanukah Night Out 2017
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join the Tribe for Men at our annual Chanukah Night Out. We will be eating pizza, playing poker, and giving gelt. And no, we didn’t forget about the onsite Bourbon! After registration, you will receive an email with … Continued
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Brown Bag December 2017 12:00 pm
Brown Bag December 2017
Dec 6 @ 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.This time Senior … Continued
Limonata and Learning, December 2017 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, December 2017
Dec 6 @ 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
Limonata and Learning, December 2017 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, December 2017
Dec 6 @ 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
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Cooking for Congregants – December 7, 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – December 7, 2017
Dec 7 @ 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
Side by Side 9:30 am
Side by Side
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side
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 environment with … Continued
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Men’s Group – December 10th , 2017 9:30 am
Men’s Group – December 10th , 2017
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - December 10th , 2017
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
Advancing the Cause: Prager vs Elsner 3:00 pm
Advancing the Cause: Prager vs Elsner
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Advancing The Cause: The Left And Right Visions For American Jewry And IsraelDennis Prager in debate with Alan Elsner of J Street December 10, 3:00 – 5:00 pmPolitical polarization in the US has also spread … Continued
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Side by Side 9:30 am
Side by Side
Dec 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side
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 environment with … Continued
It’s a Doc’s Lab Chanukah Happy Hour! 5:30 pm
It’s a Doc’s Lab Chanukah Happy Hour!
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
It's a Doc's Lab Chanukah Happy Hour!
It's a Doc's Lab Chanukah!No kids at home? Join us for some Chanukah fun! Let’s rekindle the days of the Barbary Coast & the Gold Rush as we step into living history. Boomers are invited … Continued
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel) 6:00 pm
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel)
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Cooking for Congregants – December 14, 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – December 14, 2017
Dec 14 @ 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
Side by Side 9:30 am
Side by Side
Dec 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side
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 environment with … Continued
Chanukah Pop Up Menorah Lighting (Marin) 6:00 pm
Chanukah Pop Up Menorah Lighting (Marin)
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Marin Chanukah Lighting 6:00 pm
Marin Chanukah Lighting
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please join in with us as celebrate with music, singing, candle lighting, & treats. We will gather by the elephant fountain inside the south end of the mall, near the inside-mall entrance to Barnes and Noble.
Noe Valley Chanukah Lighting 6:00 pm
Noe Valley Chanukah Lighting
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
New Location: Noe Valley Town Square – On the south side of 24th street between Sanchez and Vicksburg streets.   We will have a large menorah, music and treats. All are welcome! 
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Chanukah Party for Mishpacha families 5:00 pm
Chanukah Party for Mishpacha families
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chanukah Party for Mishpacha families at Emanu-El  5:00-6:00 PM  Join us for a special Chanukah-themed gathering at Congregation Emanu-El. There will be festive activities and snacks appropriate for your little ones. After the party, we invite you to stay for the 6:00 PM One Shabbat service and the dinner (pre-registration required) and magic show … Continued
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Dec 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Chanukah Celebration Dinner 12-15-17 7:15 pm
Chanukah Celebration Dinner 12-15-17
Dec 15 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
After our One Shabbat Chanukah Service, we will be having a beautiful dinner with latkes, dreidels, and fun, followed by a magic show led by Brian Scott for the whole family in Guild Hall. Registration … Continued
YA: 4th Crazy Night Chanukah Party with SHAMATi! 8:30 pm
YA: 4th Crazy Night Chanukah Party with SHAMATi!
Dec 15 @ 8:30 pm – Dec 16 @ 2:00 am
Join us for our fourth annual ‘crazy’ night of Chanukah at Brick and Mortar Music Hall (1710 Mission Street), where local Bay Area favorites SHAMATi (https://www.shamatimusic.com/) will be playing the night away! Come schmooze with Bay Area Jews, … Continued
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Side by Side 9:30 am
Side by Side
Dec 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side
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 environment with … Continued
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Rinder Chapel)
Dec 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
THE Book Club – December 2017 6:30 pm
THE Book Club – December 2017
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join this month's The Book Club with special guest Rabbi Jason Rodich! We will study the real story of Chanukah!Tuesday, December 19Hosted in a private home in San Francisco. Address provided upon registration. Congregant Cost: $10.00; … Continued
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Side by Side 9:30 am
Side by Side
Dec 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side
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 environment with … 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.

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

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.

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4th Crazy Night Chanukah Party featuring SHAMATi

Friday, December 15, 8:30 PM
Location: Brick & Mortar Music Hall (1710 Mission St)

Join us for our fourth annual ‘crazy’ night of Chanukah at Brick and Mortar Music Hall, where local Bay Area favorites SHAMATi (https://www.shamatimusic.com/) will be playing the night away! Come schmooze with Bay Area Jews, eat sufganiot, spin the dreidel, light the Chanukiah, and listen to some of the best live music the Bay Area has to offer in a private, reserved space.

Ticket: $20 until 2:00 PM on Friday.
Ticket at the Door: $30

This event will 100% sell out, so make sure to buy your ticket early for guaranteed entry.

This event will be a night to remember, we look forward to seeing you there in your festive attire!

Get your ticket today!


THE Book Club- December 

Tuesday, December 19, 6:30-8:30 pm
Hosted in a private home in San Francisco. Address provided upon registration. 
Congregant Cost: $10.00; General Admission: $18.00
Dinner will be provided.

Join this month’s The Book Club with special guest Rabbi Jason Rodich. We will study the real story of Chanukah!

*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.


January’s Late Shabbat: 31st Annual Third Baptist Church/Congregation Emanu-El Interfaith Services in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, January 12, 2018
Welcome Reception, 6:30 pm 
Shabbat Service, 7:30 pm
Late Shababt is always on the second Friday of the month at Congregation Emanu-El

We are delighted to continue our historical relationship with Third Baptist Church. On Friday, January 12 at 7:30 pm, our congregations will celebrate Shabbat together. The Third Baptist Church choir will join both our cantors and their ensemble and Reverend Dr. Amos Brown will deliver the sermon.

Come as you are, in casual attire, no registration necessary! A young adult oneg will follow.

Let us know you are coming to Late Shabbat on Facebook!


Winter Interfaith Shelter Dinner 

Sunday, January 21, 5:00-8:30 pm
St Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell St 

Volunteer to cook dinner with other young adults during our winter Interfaith Shelter Dinners! Every January, Congregation Emanu-El joins in the mitzvah of feeding the hungry by providing volunteers to shop, cook and serve dinner to over 100 homeless men for eight consecutive nights at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. These clients are extremely grateful to receive home-cooked meals served by people who look them in the eye and let them know they care.

Register here.

 


The Setup Downtown SF: Stand Up Comedy

Thursday, February 1, 7:45-9:30 pm
The Beer Basement
222 Hyde Street

Join members of the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El for a night at The Setup, an underground stand up comedy show located at the newly opened Ales Unlimited: Beer Basement in the heart of San Francisco. The show will be hosted by local favorites Richard Sarvate and Abhay Nadkarni and will feature established comedians from around the country as well as local up-and-coming stars. Their goal is to provide a truly raw alternative experience. San Francisco is known for indulging and incubating the absurd whims, oddities, and genius of the freaks who call it home. Think Lenny Bruce, Robin Williams, Jefferson Airplane. Comedians on the stage that night will be announced closer to the event.

We have 30 discounted tickets for our community! If you sign up through us, we will be there before the show to give you your ticket at the venue.

Tickets: $12

Register here.


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


Seasonal Events

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Maintaining Intimacy: Lessons from Successful Marriages

We have hit capacity for our Fall course, please click on the link below to join our waitlist.  We will  notify you when we have dates for our next session in early 2018.

Six 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!

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Side by Side

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