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Cooking for Congregants – June 1 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – June 1 2017
Jun 1 @ 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 Bagies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Bagies (MMR)
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jun 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Jun 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 06-02-2017 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 06-02-2017
Jun 2 @ 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
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 7:30 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Men’s Group – June 2017 9:30 am
Men’s Group – June 2017
Jun 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - June 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
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Brown Bag June 2017 12:00 pm
Brown Bag June 2017
Jun 7 @ 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 … Continued
Limonata and Learning, June, 2017 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, June, 2017
Jun 7 @ 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
German Consul General Concert (MMS) 6:30 pm
German Consul General Concert (MMS)
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
German Consul General Concert (MMS)
In honor of German Consul General Stefan Schlüter and his service to the San Francisco Bay Area community Congregation Emanu-El is proud to host: The Home I Love – Cabaret from Berlin to Tel Aviv Starring … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – June 8 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – June 8 2017
Jun 8 @ 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
Praise, Raise, or Fold (Men’s Group Poker) – June 2017 7:00 pm
Praise, Raise, or Fold (Men’s Group Poker) – June 2017
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer and fellow Men's Group Members at a congregant's home for engaging study and discussion over a fun game. Sign up soon, as registration is limited!Event Signup
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Special Guest Torah Study with Rabbi Gary Zola 9:15 am
Special Guest Torah Study with Rabbi Gary Zola
Jun 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Special Guest Torah Study with Rabbi Gary Zola
Special Guest Torah Study this Weekend.What This Week’s Torah Portion Can Teach Us about American Jewish History.We are honored to be taught this Saturday by Rabbi Gary Zola, Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives … Continued
Torah Study (Chapel) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Chapel)
Jun 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Got Shabbat? (Chapel) 10:15 am
Got Shabbat? (Chapel)
Jun 10 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah of Raya Shveyd (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Bat Mitzvah Ella Ruth Potashner Main 10:30 am
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Salmon Fishing with Your Tribe – June 2017 5:30 am
Salmon Fishing with Your Tribe – June 2017
Jun 11 @ 5:30 am – 3:00 pm
Salmon Fishing with Your Tribe - June 2017
Salmon Fishing with Your Tribe: Sunday, June 11, 5:30 am – 3:00 pmCost is $140 per adult Tribe member+Purchase your own single day fishing license ($15) and BYOF (Bring your own fun!) lunch, snacks, and drinks … Continued
Interfaith Picnic – June 2017 11:00 am
Interfaith Picnic – June 2017
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Interfaith Picnic - June 2017
Sunday, June 11, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm: Main Post Lawn, Presidio Join together with other Interfaith members of Congregation Emanu-El for a fun and casual afternoon at Off the Grid Presidio Picnic. Bring your own picnic … Continued
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Side by Side June 2017 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side June 2017 Session
Jun 13 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am
Side by Side June 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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THE Book Club – June 2017 7:00 pm
THE Book Club – June 2017
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Congregant Home, San Francisco$10 members; $18.00 general admission: Dinner will be providedJoin this month's The Book Club with special guest, Cantor Arik Luck. Topic to be provided soon.This event is open to our young … Continued
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Likrat Shabbat: Adult Summer Art Series 2017 1:00 pm
Likrat Shabbat: Adult Summer Art Series 2017
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Likrat Shabbat: Adult Summer Art Series 2017
Likrat Shabbat: Embodied Kavanah through Art Thursdays: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Cantor Portnoy Art Studio (5th floor) June 15 | June 29 | July 6 | July 20 Facilitated by Ava Sayaka Rosen … Continued
Watercolor Shema-ndalas, June 15, 2017 1:00 pm
Watercolor Shema-ndalas, June 15, 2017
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Likrat Shabbat: Embodied Kavanah through Art Thursdays: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Cantor Portnoy Art Studio (5th floor) June 15 Facilitated by Ava Sayaka Rosen Individual art session #1 $10 each class separately Likrat … Continued
THE Book Club – June 2017 7:00 pm
THE Book Club – June 2017
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Congregant Home, San Francisco$10 members; $18.00 general admission: Dinner will be providedJoin this month's The Book Club with special guest, Cantor Arik Luck.The Liturgical Music and Legacy of Debbie FriedmanLearn about Debbie Friedman’s contribution … Continued
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At the Rabbi’s Table – June 2017 12:00 pm
At the Rabbi’s Table – June 2017
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
We're continuing a monthly learning session with members of clergy, downtown, each month.Please bring a nosh and join us at 55 -2nd Street.  Event Signup
Helping Refugees Today 6:30 pm
Helping Refugees Today
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Helping Refugees Today: What We Need to Know, What WE Need to Do Executive and federal court orders are changing the landscape for refugees who seek safety and freedom in the U.S.  Join us for … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – June 22 2017 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – June 22 2017
Jun 22 @ 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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San Francisco Pride Parade 2017 10:00 am
San Francisco Pride Parade 2017
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
San Francisco Pride Parade 2017
San Francisco Pride Parade 2017 For the fourth year in a row, Congregation Emanu-El will join the URJ San Francisco Bay Area Community to march together in the San Francisco Pride Parade, Sunday, June 25, 2017. … Continued
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Hebrew Grammar with Rabbi Kushner summer 2017 7:00 pm
Hebrew Grammar with Rabbi Kushner summer 2017
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO HEBREW GRAMMARfor people with no short-term memory and who are still fuzzy on English grammarFour Wednesday evening, drop-in sessionsJune 28, July 12, 26, August 9, / 7-8:30 pmPre-requisites: The Hebrew alphabet (preferably in … Continued
The Aleph Men: A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy – June 2017 7:00 pm
The Aleph Men: A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy – June 2017
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Aleph Men: A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy - June 2017 @ Congregation Emanu-El
The Aleph Men: A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy emceed by Rabbi Sydney Mintz Doors open at 7:00 pm; Show starts 7:30 pm   Enjoy established and emerging super-funny Jewish comedians for a night of laughter. Featuring: Julie … Continued
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Wisdom Weaving, June 29, 2017 1:00 pm
Wisdom Weaving, June 29, 2017
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Likrat Shabbat: Embodied Kavanah through Art Thursdays: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Cantor Portnoy Art Studio (5th floor) June 29 Facilitated by Ava Sayaka Rosen Individual art session #2 $10 each class separately Likrat … 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.

Our website and registration website is optimized for use with the Chrome browser. Must be 21 or above to attend programming.


San Francisco Pride Parade 2017

Sunday, June 25, 10:00 AM

For the fourth year in a row, Congregation Emanu-El will join the URJ San Francisco Bay Area Community to march together in the San Francisco Pride Parade, Sunday, June 25, 2017. Reform Jews from across the Bay Area will march together as one united group to show our solidarity with the Pride movement, proclaim our support of civil and human rights, and demonstrate our own strength in numbers.

Join us as we will stand together as one Reform Jewish Community!

Please email either Rabbi Beth Singer or Rabbi Jason Rodich to let them know you will be participating (bsinger@emanuelsf.org or jrodich@emanuelsf.org).


The Aleph Men: A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedyxmen

Wednesday, June 28, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Cost: $15 in advance online (advance registration closes at noon on June 28)
$20 at the door

Enjoy established and emerging super-funny Jewish comedians for a night of laughter. Featuring: Julie Ash, Ben Feldman, Heather Gold, David Roth, Aviva Siegel and Mike Capozzola (yes, he’s Jewish) Hosted by Rabbi Mintz! This night showcases diverse backgrounds, personalities, perspectives, and talents. Join us as we here at Congregation Emanu-El host the national debut of The Aleph Men!

Featuring drinks by Shmaltz Brewing Company
This event is appropriate for guests 21+

Please register.


 Late Shabbat

Friday, July 14, 2017
Welcome Reception, 8:00 pm 
Late Shabbat Service, 8:30 pm
Late Shababt is always on the second Friday of the month at 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.

Let us know you are coming on Facebook!


THE Book Club – July

Tuesday, July 18, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Private congregant home
Congregant cost: $10; General admission: $18
Dinner will be provided.

Join this month’s THE Book Club with special guest, Rabbi Beth Singer. Topic coming soon.

*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.


ACCESS: Shabbat

Friday, July 28, 7:00 pm
Hosted at a private residence in San Francisco
Congregant cost: $5; General admission: $10

Congregation Emanu-El’s Young Adult Community’s Access: Shabbat offers young adult participants an intimate Shabbat dinner at a private residence of a young adult community member. A main dish will be provided, guests are asked to bring either an appetizer, drink, or dessert. Event organizer will contact you the week of the event with further details. Space is limited!

Get your seat at the table here.


SFJFF in Partnership with the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El

Saturday, July 29
Film Screening 6:25 PM pm
Castro Theater
Ticket: $15

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival presents the West Coast Premiere of The Boy Downstairs. Starring Zosia Mamet of GIRLS, this romantic comedy follows awkwardly elegant Diana, an aspiring writer looking for her dream apartment in NYC after a three year stint in London.  Settling in her new place, it’s as if she has a fresh new life — until one night she discovers that her ex-boyfriend is her downstairs neighbor.  Armed with her quirky, offbeat humor, she’ll do some heavy-soul searching and ask herself, what is love is and can it really last?

We are so excited to co-present this film. Get your tickets here.


MenschFest – Young Adult Summer Camp 2017!

Friday, August 18 – Sunday, August 20

Escape the always on, hustle and bustle of the Bay Area, and rediscover your relaxed and playful self. Join us for our 5th year of summer camp throwbacks, live music and Jewish connection!

MenschFest provides a wide variety of activities and ways to engage. It’s up to you how much you want to jump in the flow and how much you want to nap in a hammock. You can try something new or take some time to do your favorite things!

Swimming // Song Sessions // Ropes Course // Arts and Crafts // Jewish Learning // Sports // Yoga // Dancing // Campfires // Shabbat // Solar Carving // Journal Making // Capture The Flag // Meditation // Torah Service // Creative Writing // Coloring // Archery // Havdallah

We’ll see you at camp!

Click here to learn more and nab your tickets.


Jewish Heritage Night with the San Francisco Giants

Augst 21, 2017, Game starts at 7:15 pm, with pre-party starting at 5:00 pm.

Join the Bay Area’s Jewish community at the Giants annual Jewish Heritage Night at AT&T Park! You are invited to bring your family and friends, or even your entire congregation! Your Special Event ticket package includes a seat in one of the Jewish Heritage sections for the game versus the Brewers, a collector’s-edition Jewish-themed Giants item, as well as admission to the Jewish Heritage Night pregame party from 5:00-7:00PM in Lot A! Live cultural entertainment will take place at the pre-game party, and cultural food and drink specials will be available for purchase.

Congregation Emanu-El’s seats are in View Reserve 326, which are located above the third base line with prime views. These tickets retail for up to double the price you’ll pay with us!

Registration is now open here.


Germany Close Up

We are excited to share the great news that the Emanu-El Young Adult Community is going to be an official partner of Germany Close Up in November of this year! This means that 25 young adults from our community will travel together for an eight day experience in Germany and we’re hoping you will apply to be one of them.

Trip date: November 5th –12th, 2017
Application closed on May 28th, 2017

Learn more about the trip here.


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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