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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 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)

Tal Yeshanov

Co-Chair
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Tal Yeshanov

Co-Chair

Tal was born in Israel and grew up in Cupertino, CA. She became very involved in Jewish life in high school as an active participant in the Israeli Scouts and BBYO. She attended U.C. Berkeley where she continued immersing herself in Jewish life. She served as the Vice President of Programming of the Jewish Student Union at Hillel and the co-founder and president of the Jewish Business Association. After graduating Tal moved to San Francisco and worked in finance analyzing mutual funds. Her finance career was put on hold when the economy collapsed in 2008 so she went backpacking across South America for 6 months. While travelling she was able to further strengthen her connection to Israel as she had the opportunity to meet many fellow Israeli travelers (post army travel is very common in Israel and many young adults travel to South America after their service). Tal returned to San Francisco with a strong connection to Israel and instantly became involved in the Jewish and Israeli scene. She loves planning and attending Young Adult events.

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.

Jonathan Bloom

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Jonathan Bloom

Jonathan Bloom first attended Temple Emanu-El’s Late Shabbat in 2008, and was instantly hooked. After years of following his television news career through the small and largely Christian towns of Middle America, finding Emanu-El’s vibrant and growing Young Adult Community was like finally coming home. It was the happy end to the first chapter of an exciting Jewish journey that continues to unfold here in San Francisco. A Temple member since late 2008, Jonathan has performed comedic roles in the Purim Follies since 2010, and has been a fixture at other Jewish social events, often as a volunteer bartender and unofficial event photographer. In 2012, after a career move that ended many years of working evenings and weekends, Jonathan took a long-awaited step and joined the Young Adult Leadership Committee, hoping to help shape this dynamic and one-of-a-kind community for his peers and the generations that follow. Jonathan can be found skiing the slopes of Lake Tahoe during the winter, cheering on the San Francisco Giants by summer, and performing pop-up concerts with the a cappella group Scales Of The City when you least expect it. Jonathan can also be seen most weekday evenings on ABC 7, reporting on the tech world’s latest innovations, and the great Bay Area minds that create them.

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!

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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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.

Wendi Kruger

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Wendi Kruger

Wendi recently moved to the Bay Area in July 2015 is thrilled to be a part of the Emanu-El community. She immediately joined the congregation, after returning from Congregation Emanu-El’s Summer Camp in 2015.  Back in New York, Wendi was also active within the Jewish community. After a memorable and inspiring trip to Israel with the Jewish Enrichment Center-Birthright  Israel Next, she established a team of beginner triathletes within the Jewish community to participate in the NYC Triathlon, while fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Her goal is to bring that passion to our young adult community. Wendi is a third grade teacher at a private school in Portola. Her hobbies include triathlons, cycling, hiking, and running.  Wendi joined YALC in February 2016 and is looking forward to her new role!

Allie O'Leary

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Allie O'Leary

Allie joined Emanu-El after moving back to California in 2012 and wanting to get connected to the Jewish community in San Francisco. Allie grew up attending a Reconstructionist synagogue in Orange County. She attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and then ventured into the political world working on the 2008 Obama campaign and moving to Washington, DC. After dabbling in politics, Allie decided to pursue a passion for public health and got her Masters in Public Health from George Washington University. After graduating, she moved to San Francisco to pursue a career in public health and works at UCSF in adolescent health. Allie joined YALC in June 2013 after attending many late night shabbats and other YALC sponsored activities in the city. Her family hails from San Francisco and she grew up attending Bar and Bat Mitzvah’s and family reunions at Emanu-El. Allie is an expert people watcher, a dog enthusiast, an avid reader and experimental crafter.

Adam Riley

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Adam Riley

Adam recently 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.

Anna Weinstein

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Anna Weinstein

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.

Aaron Weisinger

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Aaron Weisinger

Aaron Weisinger has been an Emanu El congregant for the past five years along with his wife Erica. He lives close to the temple and has been on the YALC since 2014. Aaron grew up in Danville and attended UCSB for his undergraduate degree before obtaining his MBA at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga. He enjoys spending weekends in Tahoe where he enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, fishing and relaxing.