Young Adult Programming
Update – June 8, 2020
We can still be together while practicing social distancing (or as we like to call it, “physical distancing”)! Congregation Emanu-El’s Young Adults are excited to present you with a wide variety of virtual offerings.
You’re invited to our programs and events tailor-made for the Young Adult Community (20s & 30s- programming is open to all 21+) and our mid-30s & 40s group. Please check back often as we update this page with new events regularly.
Join or renew your Emanu-El membership at any time. Subscribe to the Young Adult Newsletter by logging into your MyEmanu-El portal and select My Settings from the drop-down menu at the top right corner where your name is listed.
Friday, September 11 at 7:30 pm
You are warmly invited to experience one of the most beloved young Jewish events in the Bay Area from the comfort of your own home! Starting this month, our clergy will lead services from the gorgeous Main Sanctuary at Emanu-El – tune in to experience this beautiful space once again. You’ll find us live-streaming this special service led by Rabbi Mintz, Rabbi Rodich, and Cantor Attie from our Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El Facebook page at 7:30pm on Friday, September 11th.
If you’d like to share your Jewish journey at an upcoming Late Shabbat, contact [email protected].
Late Shabbat Oneg
Friday, September 11 at 8:30 pm
Late Shabbat ONEG is BACK – VIRTUALLY! Join us for Late Shabbat Oneg on an amazing new platform called Sidebar. Meet new people, join our fun themed rooms, and see old friends! This platform allows you to seamlessly move between rooms as if you were in the physical space – come check it out!
Serve the Moment Fellowship:
Jewish Service Work in Response to Covid & the Fight for Black Lives
September 30— December 11
Want to put your passions into action? The Jewish Service Alliance presents Serve the Moment. Serve the Moment Corps Members will spend 12 hours/week elevating their professional skills and accelerating their personal growth through virtual and in-person service with trusted partners. Serve the Moment Corps Members will volunteer while learning and reflecting with their peers through trainings led by national leaders in the field. There will be an intentional focus on social inequities, systemic injustices (racial, food, and education), and addressing urgent needs through meaningful service rooted in Jewish values. Apply today or nominate a changemaker in your community. Serve the Moment’s Fall Service Corps will take place from September 30—December 11.
2nd Day Rosh HaShanah Park Hang!
Sunday, September 20 at 1:00 pm, Alamo Square Park
We are tired of being at home and are ready to mix and mingle (safely). With restrictions being lifted, we want to invite you to enjoy an afternoon in Alamo Square Park. This will be a small socially distanced activity which will include some games and activities. We can’t wait to meet you! For safety reasons there is a cap of 10 people on this event.
After registering, please Venmo $5 to Drew (@drewrosenthal) to secure your spot. Your money will be returned to you after the event!
High Holy Days 2020
September 18— 20, September 27—28
Due to the pandemic and current health guidelines, Emanu-El’s High Holy Day worship services will be conducted entirely online. We will combine the grandeur and majesty of the Early Service with the warmth and intimacy of the Late Service. Join together in one service which will be a hybrid of styles that our community has come to know and love. The rabbis leading each service are listed by service. Cantors Luck and Attie will provide music with their accompanists. ALl of our livestreamed High Holy Day Services are open to the community and will be beautifully and professionally produced so the magnificence of the sacred season can be felt by all who join online.
Erev Rosh HaShanah services begin on Friday, September 18 at 6:00 pm, and the holidays conclude on Yom Kippur Day on Monday, September 28. For a full listing of Emanu-El’s High Holy Day Services, visit hhd.emanuelsf.org.
Shanah Tovah – we hope you will join us!
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. For more information on events in this group contact Rachel Melman.
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