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Young Adult Community Dinners 6:00 pm
Young Adult Community Dinners
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm
We want to invite all Jewish young adults from around the Bay Area to come together for intimate dinners – between 8 and 10 people – at some of the best spots in the Inner … Continued
Women’s Group trip to the CJM 6:00 pm
Women’s Group trip to the CJM
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet outside of the of the Contemporary Jewish Museum as we head on inside to immerse ourselves in 19th and 20th Jewish fashions, where colors such as aubergine, teal, and grassy green of tribal rugs form the background … Continued
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First Friday Under Five (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five (MMS)
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-11-02 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2018-11-02
Nov 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 Members- $20.00, Children ages 3-10- $10.00, Non-member Adults- $24.00.Event Signup
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Golden Gate Bootcamp 11:30 am
Golden Gate Bootcamp
Nov 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Join the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El for Golden Gate Bootcamp! YuBalance studio will be joining us to teach a private, challenging strength training fitness class. After the class, we'll enjoy snacks in the … Continued
Urban Mikvah with the Tribe for Women 3:45 pm
Urban Mikvah with the Tribe for Women
Nov 4 @ 3:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Urban Mikvah with the Tribe for Women
Dear Tribe for Women,We hope you can join us for an urban mikveh/spa day and/or dinner at Onsen on Sunday, November 4th!We will have a private (clothing optional) 105 minute soak in Onsen's bath house, … Continued
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Scrabble (R57) 3:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Nov 5 @ 3:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Brown Bag November 2018 12:00 pm
Brown Bag November 2018
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us for this monthly drop-in learning sessions with a member of our clergy. Bring your lunch, build community, enjoy some Torah!This program occurs on the first Wednesday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 … Continued
Limonata November 2018 4:00 pm
Limonata November 2018
Nov 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for this monthly, drop-in, no-host, learning session in Marin.This learning program happens on the first Wednesday of each month.Event Signup
Tribe for Men’s Book Club – iGen 7:00 pm
Tribe for Men’s Book Club – iGen
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tribe for Men's Book Club - iGen
Tribe Book Club – iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us If you have ever fought, … Continued
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Women’s Group: CJM Tour 6:00 pm
Women’s Group: CJM Tour
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join with members of Congregation Emanu-El's Women's Group for a tour of the exhibit Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. We have a limited number of tickets available, so reserve your space … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Nov 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
 
One Shabbat Service – Rick Jacobs (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – Rick Jacobs (MMS)
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
One Shabbat Service - Rick Jacobs (MMS)
Meet URJ President and Rabbi Rick Jacobs! Rick Jacobs will speak at this evening's One Shabbat on the subject of "21st Century Reform Judaism: A Force for Spirituality, Transformation, and Justice."Watch Rick in action as he speaks … Continued
Young Adult Community Dinners 6:00 pm
Young Adult Community Dinners
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We want to invite all Jewish young adults from around the Bay Area to come together for intimate dinners – between 8 and 10 people – at some of the best spots in the Inner … Continued
Young Adult Community Dinners 6:00 pm
Young Adult Community Dinners
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We want to invite all Jewish young adults from around the Bay Area to come together for intimate dinners – between 8 and 10 people – at some of the best spots in the Inner … Continued
LifeStream Shabbat Gathering 7:15 pm
LifeStream Shabbat Gathering
Nov 9 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
LifeStream Shabbat Gathering ticket for November 9Event Signup
Significant Other LifeStream 2018-11-09 7:15 pm
Significant Other LifeStream 2018-11-09
Nov 9 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Event Signup
YA Late Shabbat with Rick Jacobs (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat with Rick Jacobs (MMS)
Nov 9 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Nov 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Nov 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
November Got Shabbat? 10:15 am
November Got Shabbat?
Nov 10 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Families with young children Birth to 5 years old are invited to come to Got Shabbat? with Mimi Greisman, Early Childhood and Family Educator. We celebrate Shabbat with family and friends. Activities will include a Torah Parade, … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – BM of Julian Monatlik MMS 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Louis Persky (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service BM of Louis Persky (Main)
Nov 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
 
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Men’s Group November 11, 2018 9:30 am
Men’s Group November 11, 2018
Nov 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group November 11, 2018 @ Private Residence- address provided after registration
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
Congregation Emanu-El Summer 2019 Family Israel Trip 11:30 am
Congregation Emanu-El Summer 2019 Family Israel Trip
Nov 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Congregation Emanu-El Summer 2019 Family Israel Trip
(June 27 – July 7) – Congregation Emanu-El trip to Israel Sunday, November 11 – Information meeting 11:30 am at Temple Emanu-El Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer’s amazing multi-generational trip to Israel. We will tour, connect with … Continued
Rachel Korazim – Kristallnacht 2:00 pm
Rachel Korazim – Kristallnacht
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rachel Korazim - Kristallnacht
Israeli Society and the Holocaust with Rachel Korazim Sunday, November 11, 2:00 – 4:00 pm Martin Meyer Sanctuary  Annual Kristallnacht (Pogromnacht) Commemoration Children 11+ are welcome (younger children may participate at parental discretion).  Please join us for this special afternoon with renowned educator, … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Nov 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Nov 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Nosh with the Rabbi – November 2018 7:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi – November 2018
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi (formerly known as THE Book Club)Join with other young adults in their 20s and 30s for dinner and a deep discussion on a Jewish topic or text guided by a member … Continued
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Ami Ayalon – Molad 7:00 pm
Ami Ayalon – Molad
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Israel at a Crossroad: Ami Ayalon & Liat Schlesinger of Molad  Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 – 9:00pm  Martin Meyer Sanctuary In the presentation Ami Ayalon, the former head of the Shin Bet and co-founder of … Continued
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A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy – November 2018 7:00 pm
A Night of Jewish Stand Up Comedy – November 2018
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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. This night showcases diverse … Continued
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Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
EIN Noe Valley Pop-Up Shabbat 6:00 pm
EIN Noe Valley Pop-Up Shabbat
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Noe Valley Emanu-El members:  Enjoy a Noe Valley Pop-Up Shabbat through our Emanu-El in the Neighborhood Program.  Your service leaders will be Rabbi Jason Rodich and musician Jonathan Bayer and your hosts will be Silvia … Continued
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Thanksgiving – Office Closed
Thanksgiving – Office Closed
Nov 22 – Nov 23 all-day
 
The Tribe for Men: TURKEY BOWL VII 8:00 am
The Tribe for Men: TURKEY BOWL VII
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Gentlemen, We (as in your fellow Tribe member Mike Edlelstein) are once again proud to host the tradition of our Thanksgiving morning football game! We've built up quite a tradition together – what started as a … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Nov 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Scrabble (R57) 11:00 am
Scrabble (R57)
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
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Interfaith Holiday Party 2018 6:00 pm
Interfaith Holiday Party 2018
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Congregant Home near West Portal.  It’s time to dress up, stand out, and celebrate our diversity! There’s no right or wrong way to celebrate the holidays, so why not have a little fun? Join … Continued
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Young Adult Leadership Committee

Young Adult Leadership Committee

We host over a hundred events every year. How do we do it? Who comes up with all the ideas? The answer is the Young Adult Leadership Committee (YALC). These dedicated young adult volunteer congregation members are the brains and brawn behind our programs and events. They comprise a sample of our Young Adult Community: they’re in their 20s and 30s, and they’re awesome!

Young Adult Leadership Committee (YALC)

Aaron Bellings

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Aaron Bellings

Aaron is a San Francisco native, and passionate about all things San Francisco! Growing up just a few blocks from Temple Emanu-El, he used to attend summer school and various activities at the congregation. His family relocated to the North Bay at the age of 10, but Aaron’s love of Emanu-El and his Jewish heritage remained. Aaron had a Bar Mitzvah Jerusalem at the age of 13, and has continued to attend High Holy Day services at Emanu-El for years. After receiving his BS in Finance at Santa Clara University, he moved back to San Francisco and enjoys a career in residential real estate with his brother Michael. After moving back, Aaron discovered the various YAC programs that Emau-El had to offer, and was impressed to see how the programs have grown. After a year of attending events, he couldn’t wait to get involved! His first event was a home buyer seminar with a fellow YALC member, which was received very successfully, and is looking forward to contributing to the calendar of fun and original events that Emanu-El’s Young Adult Leadership Committee has to offer.

Rachel Bycer

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Rachel Bycer

Rachel is a native of Syracuse, NY, but a Californian at heart. After graduating from Northwestern University in Chicago and studying abroad at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, she ditched her snow boots for flip flops and spent five years happily soaking up the sunshine in San Diego. She previously worked as an AmeriCorps Fellow, a Teach For America Corps Member, and an Educational Director at the Anti-Defamation League. Currently, she is pursuing her passion for education and social justice as a ninth-grade English teacher at Woodside High School and teaches at the Temple Emanu-El Religious School. She is so excited to be on YALC and looks forward to meeting you out in the community!

Ethan Brown

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Ethan Brown

Ethan grew up outside of Boston, in Newton, Massachusetts. He went to college at Brown University, then medical school at Weill Cornell in New York City. Drawn by the prospect of outdoor activities without the cold, he moved out west in 2012 for residency and now works at UCSF as a neurologist. Throughout different cities both in the US and abroad, participating in Jewish activities or hosting Jewish holidays has been a huge part of Ethan’s focus, and always served to provide an instant sense of community. Coming to San Francisco, Ethan was impressed at the young adult energy at Congregation Emanu-El, where activities such as Late Shabbat and Front Porch helped make the Bay Area feel more like home. He is thrilled for the opportunity to help expand and sustain young adult Jewish activities and help everyone find an equally welcoming experience.

Lila Cantor

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Lila Cantor

Lila was born in Westchester, NY and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a graduate from the University of Rochester, but decided to move back to the bay after graduating in 2014. She’s previously worked in the healthcare sector but is currently working in the technology space. Her passions include health, wellness, and fitness, and finding new ways to forge relationships with friends! In her free time, you can find Lila catching up with friends at local restaurant, working out, or traveling!

Since joining Emanu-El in December 2016, she has been involved with Eimatai, Young Adult Summer Camp Committee for two years, and attending events put on by YALC in the community service, social, and fitness realm! Lila‘s first event put on in the community was a Boxing Fitness, and in joining YALC in April 2018, she is excited create more fun and memorable experiences!
Aaron Hattenbach

Co-Chair
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Aaron Hattenbach

Co-Chair

Aaron grew up in Santa Monica, CA (Go Dodgers!), but his best friends will admit that he’s a NorCal convert and loving everything the Bay has to offer.  He earned a BA in Political Science and Business from Brandeis University where he was Captain of the Varsity Golf Team.  After graduating in 2009, Aaron moved back to Los Angeles and worked in Private Banking/Wealth Management as an investment advisor for several firms before taking the summer of 2014 off to backpack around Europe with a dear friend from High School.  It was during this life changing trip that he decided to take the leap of faith and accept a position with a successful Fintech company in San Francisco.

After attending several Late Shabbat’s earlier this year, Aaron felt an immediate connection with congregants and members of the YALC board that are now some of his closest friends in the city.  Aaron joined YALC in August 2016 after putting on an event at the Ping Pong Club, Spin SF and is very excited to work with the YALC leadership team in planning future events! He enjoys playing golf, travelling the world and learning new songs on his Ibanez AC-240 acoustic guitar.

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Danielle Klebanov

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Danielle Klebanov

Danielle is a native of LA and moved to San Francisco after graduating from UC Santa Cruz in 2014. She came to a Late Shabbat while she was still in college but in the city for an interview and knew right then that she would want to be involved with the Jewish Community.  After attending more Late Shabbats through the last 3 years she decided to go to Summer Camp and had a blast!  After that, she knew she wanted to join YALC so she could help welcome other new members into the Young Adult community.

Danielle works as a Recruiter in the tech industry while also attending grad school at USC to get her Masters in Applied Psychology.  She’s passionate about helping people find new career opportunities that they love.  In her free time, she loves baking and eventually wants to be a professional cake decorator.  She can’t wait to share her passions with the Young Adult community at Emanu-El!

Phillip Klugman

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Phillip Klugman

Phillip grew up in Central California’s Salinas Valley, where he was a member of Temple Beth El. Phillip left the golden state and traveled to New York for college, where he attended NYU and immersed himself in the strong Jewish community of New York. This led him to join NYU’s Jewish Heritage Program and participate in numerous events at NYU’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life. As part of this great Jewish community, Phillip traveled to Israel for the first time on a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip, where he further connected to his Jewish roots and discovered his insatiable love of hummus. After graduating with a B.A. in Political Science from NYU, Phillip returned to his home state of California where he now works as a brand builder and communications expert, helping brilliant people and companies achieve their communication goals. He joined YALC in 2013 to continue building his strong Jewish identity and to be a part of the great Jewish Community at Congregation Emanu-El.

Blake Premer

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Blake Premer

Blake is a connector and takes immense joy helping foster meaningful relationships!

He grew up in Miami and went to college in Washington DC. It’s fair to say he fully lived the D.C. life! Interning at the Democratic National Committee and working in the nonprofit field for 5 years. Eventually, it was time for tech, which led him to the Bay working on creating the next generation of smart homes.

With regards to Judaism, Birthright was the powerful experience that brought a deep connection with his Jewish roots. After attending a late shabbat at Temple Emanu-El that same sense of pride of our people was rekindled. He knew he had to be involved.

A world class culture creator, Blake continues to lead and recommend culture building activities to one of the world largest companies, Samsung. Blake sees the immense value of strength in unity and shared values of compassion, love, and respect. He cannot wait to meet you!

Adam Riley

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Adam Riley

Adam moved to San Francisco in December, 2015. He began coming to Late Shabbat at Congregation Emanu-El and felt inspired by the warmth and openness of the community, so he joined YALC to get more involved. Adam grew up in Boulder Colorado as a Reform Jew and moved to Connecticut in high school. He studied Manufacturing Engineering at Boston University and then moved to Orange County, CA.

Adam has also volunteered on the young professional boards of the Jewish Federations of Orange County and Los Angeles. He helped start the Orange County Moishe House in 2009. In 2010, Adam lived in Israel for 6 months, working for a software company and volunteering at a high school teaching English. After leaving Israel, he explored Europe, and ended up working at 3 wineries in Spain and France. Adam loves hosting Shabbat dinners and leading wine tasting events.

Sarah Rothenberg

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Sarah Rothenberg

Sarah is thrilled be joining YALC and grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow with such a strong team of professionals in the community. Sarah grew up in Massachusetts and moved to San Francisco in 2013 for a start-up job in Education-Technology. A passionate educator and former tech camp director, Sarah is always looking for new ways to engage learners and foster the love of learning in children and adults. As a life-long learner herself, Sarah spends her time outside of the classroom writing, biking, hiking, running, playing tennis and in the dance studio. Sarah is also a certified children’s yoga instructor and loves getting to share her practice with little ones.

Misha Safyan

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Misha Safyan

Misha is a native San Franciscan that grew up in the Sunset and graduated from Lowell High School. He studied Aerospace Engineering at UCLA, after which he earned a Master’s degree at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France. His professional career started at NASA Ames working on small satellite technologies, and he currently works at Planet Labs launching satellites into space to help humanity better understand our planet. Misha joined YALC in May 2017 and is honored and delighted to serve on the committee.

Gabby Sharaga

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Gabby Sharaga

Originally from Ventura, California, Gabby spent the first twenty three years of her life in Southern California and earned her bachelor’s in political science and psychology from the University of Southern California and master’s of education from UC Santa Barbara. She moved up to the Bay Area in 2014 to teach middle school and has since transitioned to working in strategic development for a global nonprofit social enterprise.

Gabby is extremely passionate about youth development and social justice and as an undergrad served as a Co-Director of USC Troy Camp, one of USC’s largest and oldest student-run philanthropies that provides long-term mentorship for students in South Los Angeles. Gabby’s Judaism has always been extremely important to her – she held several leadership positions in her temple youth group growing up and recently had the opportunity to travel to Israel for a second time through Birthright, as well as participate in Emanu-El’s Germany Close Up trip. Gabby is very excited to be joining YALC and working with a wonderful group of people in the Emanu-El community.

Cara Walden

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Cara Walden

While Cara was raised in New Jersey she always had a sense for adventure and knew she wanted to travel the world.  Having always had a passion for international service, after graduating from Hobart and William Smith colleges in 2011 she made plans to travel abroad. In addition to being a Peace Corps and AmeriCorps alum, she has lived and worked in seven countries where she facilitated and oversaw community development and outreach. On returning to the United States she moved to Portland, Oregon where she received a masters in International Development and Service from Concordia University. Having fell in love with the west coast, upon graduation, she moved to the bay area in 2016. Throughout her time abroad she always was able to find a jewish community to welcome her in, so when she moved to San Francisco she knew she wanted to help facilitate and strengthen the community here. As soon as she attended her first Late Shabbat at Congregation Emanu-El she was inspired by the friendliness and compassion if everyone she met and knew she had found something she wanted to be a part of. She is so excited to be on YALC and looks forward to meeting you out in the community!

Anna Weinstein

Co-chair
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Anna Weinstein

Co-chair

Anna was born in the Ukraine and grew up on the Peninsula. During her college years at UC Berkeley, Anna worked at Hillel and was a co-founder and president of the Jewish Business Association.

After receiving her BS in Business Administration, Anna lived in the East Bay and worked in financial services, helping thousands of clients obtain residential mortgage financing and educating first time homebuyers. In 2014, Anna moved to San Francisco and discovered the welcoming, warm community and interesting programming at Emanu-El. Anna currently works as an Operations Manager at a leading FinTech start up in San Francisco and enjoys spending her spare time exploring San Francisco, working out, cooking, and planning/attending Emanu El events.

After a few years of attending events, Anna joined the 2016 Young Adult Summer Camp Committee and loved planning camp. Anna became a YALC member in late 2016 and is excited to plan fun, enriching events and getting to know members of our thriving young adult community.

Alina Jordan

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Alina Jordan

Alina was born in St. Petersburg Russia and immigrated to Boston when she was five years old. She became very involved with Hillel at the University of Rhode Island where she studied International Business and Spanish. The opportunities that Alina was granted through her involvement in Hillel sparked her passion for the Jewish community, leadership, and travel. After graduation is when Alina’s real adventures began. She spent a year teaching English in Spain and then four years in Chicago. Although Alina loved the windy city, after surviving the Polar Vortex, she decided to chase the sunshine and moved to San Francisco (where she learned there was more fog than Sunshine but she still loves it).

Alina works as a commercial real estate broker, and in her spare time enjoys meeting new people, exploring all the CA has to offer, creating art, and being involved in the community. She is extremely excited to be part of YALC and to help plan great events for the community.