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.
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Food, Faith, and Conflict: Eating Judaism
Saturday, October 28, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: SHIN-DIG; 403 Irving Street (@ 5th Avenue), San Francisco, CA 94122
Spend shabbat afternoon and celebrate havdalah with Congregation Emanu-El’s Young Adult Community and Dr. Leah Hochman, Emanu-El’s fall Scholar-in-Residence. Together, over appetizers and wine, Dr. Hochman will discuss Food, Faith, and Conflict: Eating Judaism.
Dr. Leah Hochman directs the Louchheim School for Judaic Studies at the University of Southern California and is associate professor of Jewish Thought at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. from Pitzer College and her M.A./Ph.D. in religion and literature from Boston University; her dissertation treated Moses Mendelssohn’s theories of religion and language. She held a post-doctoral fellowship at the Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum and has been a fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, the Simon Dubnow Institute in Leipzig, and the Einstein Forum in Potsdam. She taught previously at the University of Florida and Boston University.
This lecture sponsored by the Charles Michael Lecture Endowment Fund and is free and open to the young adult community.
Space is limited; please be sure to register.
Jews in Training
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 11:30 am-12:15 pm
Location: 604A 3rd Street, San Francisco CA 94107 (Mission Bay)
Looking for a fun workout to mingle with other young adults in our community? Well, then come to Epic Hybrid Training for a special “Jews in Training” event. This workout class is specially designed for our community and will feature a strength training circuit with kettle bells, sandbags, medicine balls, and other cool equipment. Following the workout, we will have raffle prizes that include 5 packs and 10 packs of free classes to the studio. We will also be planning a post workout brunch, so stay tuned for more details. Looking forward to this epic event!
Cost: $25 (regularly $35)
Limited to 16 registrants so be sure to sign up before the class fills up! Registration is non-refundable.
November Late Shabbat
Friday, November 10, 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
You are warmly invited to experience one of the most popular young Jewish events in the Bay Area. Come as you are, in casual attire, no registration necessary! Accompany hundreds of young adults for a contemporary service led by members of our clergy accompanied by Eric Schoen and Jonathan Ferris. All of the splendor is followed by an 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.
Volunteer at Raphael House
Sunday, November 12, 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: 1065 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109
We are excited to bring a group of young adults from our Young Adult Community to Raphael House for this special night. We will prepare and serve dinner to the residents at Raphael House, working with their chef. Registration is required. The mission of Raphael House is to help at-risk families achieve stable housing and financial independence while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity..
THE Book Club
Tuesday, November 14, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Private residence
Join this month’s The Book Club with special guest Rabbi Kushner! Topic coming soon.
Congregant Cost: $10.00; General Admission: $18.00
Dinner will be provided.
*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.
Front Porch: A Special Opportunity for Members of Emanu-El
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.
We have hit capacity for our Fall course, please click on the link below to join our waitlist, and to be on the list for when we have dates for our next session in 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