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Brown Bag March 12:00 pm
Brown Bag March
Mar 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
Brown Bag Wednesdays 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Wednesdays
Mar 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, March 1, 2017 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, March 1, 2017
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer 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 text from … Continued
Limonata and Learning, March 1, 2017 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, March 1, 2017
Mar 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
Gossip & Wine with the Tribe for Women – March 2017  7:00 pm
Gossip & Wine with the Tribe for Women – March 2017 
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Local wine bar; address provided upon registrationI Heard it Through the Grapevine:Come join us for an evening of moms, gossip* and wine.*Gossip: as in, know the Jewish context for gossip, how to identify gossip, … Continued
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First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (Foyer) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (Foyer)
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 03-03-2017 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 03-03-2017
Mar 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. Mediterranean 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)
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Men’s Group – March 2017 9:30 am
Men’s Group – March 2017
Mar 5 @ 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
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Mar 11 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Mar 11 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service (Chapel) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (Chapel)
Mar 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Family Bazaar Carnival 4:00 pm
Family Bazaar Carnival
Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Family Bazaar Carnival
Hamil-toshin: A Purim Musical 6:00 pm
Hamil-toshin: A Purim Musical
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hamil-toshin: A Purim Musical
Hamil-toshin: A Purim Musical March 11 6 – 7 pm, All ages Have you always dreamed of being in Hamilton?  Now is your “one shot!” Come to our rehearsal Wednesday, March 8, 7:00 pm in … Continued
PurimPalooza 2017: Young Adult MEMBERS ONLY 9:00 pm
PurimPalooza 2017: Young Adult MEMBERS ONLY
Mar 11 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 12 @ 3:00 am
Online ticket registration is now closed.Tickets will be available at the door on March 11 at VERSO Nightclub for $25.Questions about the event? Send a message to Valerie Bishop. We look forward to seeing you … Continued
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Megillah Reading 2017 10:00 am
Megillah Reading 2017
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Megillah Reading 2017
Join Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer in the mitzvah of hearing the Megillah read in its entirety while enjoying brunch and the company of your fellow congregants. Cost is free, however, you are responsible for the … Continued
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SPARK – Ethical Fitness 7:00 pm
SPARK – Ethical Fitness
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPARK - Ethical Fitness
SPARK!                                 Ethical Fitness In ethics, it’s usually the big issues — capital punishment, lifeboats, euthanasia — that get all … Continued
SPARK – Judaisms of the 21st Century 7:00 pm
SPARK – Judaisms of the 21st Century
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPARK - Judaisms of the 21st Century
SPARK!  Judaisms: A Twenty-First -Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities. Jewish identity is probably not what you think it is, and likely never was, contends Aaron J. Hahn Tapper. In these sessions we will … Continued
SPARK – The Good Old Days 7:00 pm
SPARK – The Good Old Days
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPARK - The Good Old Days
SPARK!The Good Old Days: Buying and Selling American Jewish NostalgiaToday, American Jews make, buy, and sell nostalgia, a sentimental longing for a past that cannot be recovered. This course will examine how American Jews express … Continued
SPARK – Together, with love, Talmud 7:00 pm
SPARK – Together, with love, Talmud
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SPARK - Together, with love, Talmud
SPARK! Together, With Love, We can Change The World: Talmud Study as a Counter-Cultural Rebellion Deep-dive into the universe of the Talmud. Our task will be twofold: First we will study three different texts from … Continued
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At the Rabbi’s Table – March 2017 12:00 pm
At the Rabbi’s Table – March 2017
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
We're continuing a monthly learning session with Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer during your lunch break in downtown San Francisco. Bring your own lunch, and our rabbi will bring the Torah to you! This week's topic … Continued
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Mar 18 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Mar 18 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah Benjamin Friedman-Hibbs 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Including Bat Mitzvah of Reilly Derrick (Main) 10:30 am
Schmoozing with Seniors on Shabbat – March 2017 1:30 pm
Schmoozing with Seniors on Shabbat – March 2017
Mar 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
This event is free of charge and open to the publicJoin 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 … Continued
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Volunteer Opportunity at the San Francisco Botanical Garden 8:45 am
Volunteer Opportunity at the San Francisco Botanical Garden
Mar 19 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm
We invite our members of Congregation Emanu-El to team up with the SF Botanical Garden's Green Team on a Sunday morning! Give a few hours of your time, learn about the Garden, and gain new … Continued
Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors – March 2017 9:00 am
Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors – March 2017
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deliver Disaster Kits to Homebound Seniors - March 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
Climb Higher with The Tribe for Men – March 2017 9:30 am
Climb Higher with The Tribe for Men – March 2017
Mar 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Registration has now closed.Join The Tribe for Men for a morning of indoor rock climbing! Take a couple hours on a Sunday morning to invigorate body and mind.No experience required. No gear required. Just eat your Wheaties … Continued
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Introduction to Judaism Spring 2017 7:00 pm
Introduction to Judaism Spring 2017
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join with Emanu-El clergy to learn about the breadth and wonder of Jewish tradition. This class is a pathway for the adult learner who wishes to discover or deepen Jewish knowledge, non-Jews who are marrying … Continued
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THE Book Club – March 2017 6:30 pm
THE Book Club – March 2017
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Congregant Home, San Francisco$10 members; $18.00 general admission: Dinner will be providedFeaturing Rabbi Jason Rodich: "Freedom Stories: The Texts of Passover"This event is open to our young adult community.Event Signup
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Water Talk – Celebrate World Water Day at Emanu-El! 7:00 pm
Water Talk – Celebrate World Water Day at Emanu-El!
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Water Talk - Celebrate World Water Day at Emanu-El! @ Congregation Emanu-El
Registration for this event is now closed. Tickets may be purchased at the door beginning at 6:00 pm on Thursday, March 23.Cost: Adult Member – $15; Adult General Admission – $20Water Talk – Celebrate World Water Day at Emanu-El!Making … Continued
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Mar 25 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Mar 25 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service Bar Mitzvah of Nathan Rockman (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service Including Bat Mitzvah of Caroline Scharf (Main) 10:30 am
Shvitz & Kibitz: A Rich Jewish Tradition – YA, March 2017 1:00 pm
Shvitz & Kibitz: A Rich Jewish Tradition – YA, March 2017
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come experience the joys of the sauna by steaming with your friends in San Francisco's premier Russian bathhouse. The banya, Russian for sauna, has long been a cornerstone of eastern European and Jewish social life … Continued
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Women’s Seder – 2017 6:30 pm
Women’s Seder – 2017
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Women's Seder - 2017
Registration for this event has now closed.We invite all the women in our community to gather together for our annual Women’s Seder. It will be a multi-generational evening of inspiration and empowerment while dining, learning, conversing, and building … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Mar 31 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Mar 31 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Ruth Calderon (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Ruth Calderon (MMS)
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
One Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Ruth Calderon (MMS)
Spring Scholar-in-Residence: Ruth CalderonFamous Talmudist and founder of a secular yeshiva in Tel Aviv.She served as a member of Knesset for Yesh Atid between 2013 and 2015.
Dinner with Ruth Calderon 7:30 pm
Dinner with Ruth Calderon
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This dinner, immediately following the 6:00pm One Shabbat service on Friday, March 31, will give you the unique opportunity to hear more from Ruth Calderon in an intimate setting. You will be able to ask … 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.


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.


Shvitz & Kibitz: A Rich Jewish Tradition

Saturday, March 25, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Exact address disclosed upon registration
$35.00 

Come experience the joys of the sauna by steaming with your friends in San Francisco’s premier Russian bathhouse. The banya, Russian for sauna, has long been a cornerstone of eastern European and Jewish social life where members of the community gather to re’jew’venate and share the news and gossip of the day. We will connect with that history while re-contextualizing it within our busy young-adult lives.

Physically, the steam is deeply cleansing and purifying while awakening the body and quieting the mind.

Your fee is $35 per person. You will receive the exact address when your registration is confirmed.

Registration is required. If this event reaches capacity, please reach out to Valerie Bishop to be added to the waitlist.

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 Passover Seder

Tuesday, April 11, 6:30 pm
Congregant Cost: $45.00; General Admission: $65.00

Join other Jews in their 20’s and 30’s for our annual Young Adult Passover Seder! Nosh on gefilte fish and horseradish! Sing dayeinu! Find an Afikoman and make a new friend! This seder, led by Rabbi Rodich, Rabbi Mintz and Cantor Attie will be fun, musical and all young adults (who register) are welcome. We’d love to have you!

Registration will close on April 4. Space is limited and priority is given to members.

Register here.


April Late Shabbat

Friday, April 14, 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.


Young Couples Shabbat Hike

Saturday, April 22, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
No charge to attend! Open to members.

Join us for a 2.5 mile hike, picnic (bring your own!), and meditative Shabbat experience.

Pack a water bottle, picnic blanket, snacks, and come out for a wonderful afternoon. Led by Rabbi Rodich.

Register here.

 


At the Rabbi’s Table

Wednesday, April 19, 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 April 19, 2017.


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.


The Germany Close Up Fellowship

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 closes on May 28th, 2017

Learn more and apply here.

History
Established in October 2007, Germany Close Up – American Jews Meet Modern Germany is an initiative created to enrich transatlantic dialogue and provide Jewish-North American students and young professionals in their twenties and thirties with an opportunity to experience modern Germany up close and personally. A generous government scholarship (a part of the ERP Special Assets of the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) covers more than two thirds of participation costs, which leaves a participation fee of $890 per person. At the same time, Germany Close Up is an independent body regarding the organization and content of its programs. The purpose of the program is to allow participants to gain their own perspective on Germany through individual experience.

The eight day program between November 5th and 12th (start in the US will be November 4th or 3rd) will expose participants to Berlin’s multicultural life, allow them to visit sites such as a former concentration camp, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and the Jewish Museum in Berlin, and to experience other key historical sites and cultural venues. They will meet with German opinion-makers from the academic and political spheres, representatives of grass roots movements and the Jewish community, as well as German contemporaries. The role of Jewish voices in transatlantic relations will be explored as participants actively contribute to German-American dialogue.

Learn more and apply here.

The program will focus on the following topics:
• Berlin and united Germany
• The Holocaust and the Nazi Era (incl. a visit to a former Concentration Camp)
• Transatlantic/German-American relations (incl. a meeting with officials of the German Federal Foreign Office)
• Current German Politics
• Jewish Life in Berlin, past and present
• German-Israeli relations
• A visit to a city outside Berlin

Participation Fee of $890 + 50€ for tips which includes airfare, hotel and most meals & ground expenses
Participants pay their participation fee indirectly to Germany Close Up by purchasing their round-trip airline ticket. After being accepted to the program, participants are expected to book their roundtrip airline ticket to Berlin with economy class and to provide proof of purchase to Germany Close Up. In most cases, a participant’s airline ticket purchase will cover the $890 fee, and nothing more is owed to Germany Close Up.

Germany Close Up covers the following expenses in Germany: hotel accommodation in double rooms, most meals, transportation within Germany, admission fees and event tickets.

Flight reimbursement:
If your air fare is lower than $890, the remainder is due to Germany Close Up following the program’s conclusion. If your air fare is more than $890, you may be eligible for a flight reimbursement from Germany Close Up for some of your costs above this amount. For participants departing from the San Francisco Bay Area, the maximum reimbursement is $210. Only flight costs above the $890 participation fee are considered for reimbursement. If your flight is between $890 and $1100, you will be reimbursed after the trip up to $210.

For example:
For flights costs from San Francisco at $1,000, you will be reimbursed $110.
For flight costs from San Francisco at $1,100, you will be reimbursed $210.
For flight costs from San Francisco at $1,200, you will still only be reimbursed $210.

Reimbursement will take place several weeks after the program’s conclusion and will be coordinated by Emanu-El. Please note that the reimbursement process can take up to three months.

Learn more and apply here.

Focus
The trips are designed to expose participants to a range of aspects that make up modern Germany, with both the past and present in focus. Every Germany Close Up trip includes a number of activities, tours, and meetings. All trips cover issues related to Germany’s reflection on its past and its efforts to deal with the memory of the Holocaust and the Nazi horror up to this very day. They also consider Germany’s transformation over the last decades into a modern, reunified, and democratic country in the heart of the European Union, home to the third-fastest growing Jewish community worldwide. Observing Shabbat and keeping a kosher diet are both possible on all Germany Close Up trips. Please note, however, that the program can not cater to very extreme forms of some allergies.

Other expenses
Germany Close Up covers the following expenses in Germany: hotel accommodation in double rooms, most meals, transportation within Germany, admission fees and event tickets. The scholarship does not include tipping. Please keep in mind that you will need to pay around 50€ (roughly $55) for tips.

Learn more and apply 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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