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2023 10th grade NY trip 4/20-4/23 11:59 pm
2023 10th grade NY trip 4/20-4/23
Mar 1 2022 @ 11:59 pm – Jan 26 2023 @ 1:00 pm
NY 10th grade trip: April 20th-23rd, 2023. Please reserve a spot for your student with a non-refundable $700 deposit (the balance of $700 is due by March 29, 2023).Event Signup
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Tot Shabbat – (1/6/23) 5:00 pm
Tot Shabbat – (1/6/23)
Jan 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
PJ PARTY SHABBAT!Join us on our beautiful courtyard for dinner & teen-led activities at 5:00 pm. Followed by a joyful and engaging 30-minute service in Martin Meyer Sanctuary from 5:30 – 6:00 pm. No membership required! ALL kids … Continued
Shabbat Service 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Services this Friday, Janaury 6th at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbis Sydney Mintz and Sarah Joselow Parris with Cantor Marsha Attie. To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred … Continued
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Torah Study 9:00 am
Torah Study
Jan 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Each week, a member of our clergy leads a group in Torah Study, followed by Mourner’s Kaddish and Healing Prayer. While in general we are back in person as well as on zoom, for the … Continued
2023 Shabbat Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner 10:00 am
2023 Shabbat Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This year Rabbi Kushner will be using Arthur Green’s Speaking Torah: Spiritual teachings from around the Maggid’s Table (Genesis-Leviticus).Zoom meetings, Saturday mornings, 10:00 am – 11:00amFirst session: Saturday morning, September 24,2nd session, Oct 83rd session, … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Ever Estoque (Meyer) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Ever Estoque (Meyer)
Jan 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Services in our Martin Meyer Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: Service will … Continued
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Intro to Judaism – Winter 2023 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – Winter 2023
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join 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 a … Continued
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Marin Gathering – January 2023 4:30 pm
Marin Gathering – January 2023
Jan 12 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Join Rabbi Jonathan for our January Marin Gathering at Book Passage Bookstore & Cafe (51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera) from 4:30 – 5:30pm on Thursday, January 12, 2023.Hope you can join us!Event Signup
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36th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Pulpit Exchange Weekend 5:00 pm
36th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Pulpit Exchange Weekend
Jan 13 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm
36th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Pulpit ExchangeFriday through Monday, January 13 – 16, 2023, Congregation Emanu-El and Third Baptist Church joined together once again for a weekend of worship, sermons, music, and the opportunity … Continued
MLK Commemoration Shabbat Service 5:00 pm
MLK Commemoration Shabbat Service
Jan 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
For the 36th year, Congregation Emanu-El and Third Baptist join together in person for an incredible opportunity to gather together and stand in solidarity with our friends at Third Baptist against all forms of hate! … Continued
New Member MLK Wine/Cheese Reception 5:30 pm
New Member MLK Wine/Cheese Reception
Jan 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
All new members should join us for a little wine, a little cheese, and a little schmooze before our Annual MLK Pulpit Exchange Shabbat. Event Signup
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Torah Study 9:00 am
Torah Study
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Each week, a member of our clergy leads a group in Torah Study, followed by Mourner’s Kaddish and Healing Prayer. We are back to hybrid. Please check Torah Study session webpage to access our Zoom … Continued
2023 Shabbat Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner 10:00 am
2023 Shabbat Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This year Rabbi Kushner will be using Arthur Green’s Speaking Torah: Spiritual teachings from around the Maggid’s Table (Genesis-Leviticus).Zoom meetings, Saturday mornings, 10:00 am – 11:00amFirst session: Saturday morning, September 24,2nd session, Oct 83rd session, … Continued
Shabbat Morning Minyan (Chapel) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Minyan (Chapel)
Jan 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Minyan this Saturday, January 14th at 10:30 am in the Rinder Chapel!To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: Advance registration is required. If … Continued
JETY Havdallah and Bowling 7:15 pm
JETY Havdallah and Bowling
Jan 14 @ 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm
6th and 7th Grade Students! Join us on Saturday, January 14th at 7:15pm for a night of Havdallah and Bowling. At 7:15, we will meet outside of Presidio Bowl to celebrate Havdallah, and then from … Continued
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MLK Commemoration Sunday Service 2023 10:00 am
MLK Commemoration Sunday Service 2023
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We are so grateful to be back in person with Third Baptist Church and Emanu-El clergy on Sunday, January 15th! The MLK Pulpit Exchange is an integral part of our community partnership with Third Baptist … Continued
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MLK March 2023 11:00 am
MLK March 2023
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
This 1.5-mile march starts at SF's Caltrain Station (4th and King) and crosses over the Lefty O'Doul Bridge near Oracle Park. It then stops in the Willie Mays Plaza to commemorate the Edmunds Pettus Bridge … Continued
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2023 LA trip Feb 25-26 (8th/9th) 10:59 am
2023 LA trip Feb 25-26 (8th/9th)
Jan 17 @ 10:59 am – Feb 1 @ 11:59 am
8th/9th grade LA trip: February 25-26th, 2023. Please reserve a spot with a non-refundable $400 deposit by February 1st (the balance of $400 is due by February 15, 2023).Event Signup
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Chuppah and Beyond Winter 2023 7:00 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Winter 2023
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Six Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00pmJanuary 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22Are you an engaged or newly married couple? Then this series is meant for you. The Chuppah and Beyond program will help you … Continued
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Men’s Group Poker Night – 1-19-23 7:00 pm
Men’s Group Poker Night – 1-19-23
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gentlemen of the El,Join Rabbi Jonathan for a Men's Group Poker Night on Thursday evening, January 19th at 7:00p.Snacks. Libations. And a little Torah, too! Venue location to be provided before the event. Event Signup
TEST: Men’s Group Poker Night – 1-19-23 7:00 pm
TEST: Men’s Group Poker Night – 1-19-23
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gentlemen of the El,Join Rabbi Jonathan for a Men's Group Poker Night on Thursday evening, January 19th at 7:00p.Snacks. Libations. And a little Torah, too! Venue location to be provided before the event. Event Signup
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ETY Paint and Sip 6:00 pm
ETY Paint and Sip
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
High Schoolers! Join us for a calm, fun, night of painting, eating, and listening to music. This will be a guided painting session with festive drinks and a pasta bar. Join us at 6pm for … Continued
Shabbat Service 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Services this Friday, January 20th at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbis Ryan Bauer and Jason Rodich with Cantor Arik Luck. To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, … Continued
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Torah Study 9:00 am
Torah Study
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Each week, a member of our clergy leads a group in Torah Study, followed by Mourner’s Kaddish and Healing Prayer. We are back to hybrid. Please check Torah Study session webpage for more information, or … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Henry and Julia Rivo (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Henry and Julia Rivo (Main)
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Services in our Main Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: Service will be … Continued
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Is Israel the Next Middle East Energy Powerhouse? 9:30 am
Is Israel the Next Middle East Energy Powerhouse?
Jan 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Sunday, January 22nd 9:30-11:00 AM Is Israel the Next Middle East Energy Powerhouse?  Presented by the Israel Action Committee  *This event will be held virtually over zoom.  “Moses dragged us for 40 years through the desert to bring us … Continued
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Antonio We Know You: Conversation with Rabbi Mintz 7:00 pm
Antonio We Know You: Conversation with Rabbi Mintz
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“Antonio, We Know You.” Special AUTHOR  Interview: Rabbi Sydney Mintz in conversation with congregant, CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY AND author Antonio Salazar-Hodson Thursday, January 26 7:00 – 8:30 pm Martin Meyer Sanctuary   Antonio Salazar-Hobson story is hard to fathom. He was … Continued
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Shabbat Service 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Services this Friday, January 27th at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris with Cantor Marsha Attie. To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note … Continued
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Torah Study 9:00 am
Torah Study
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Each week, a member of our clergy leads a group in Torah Study, followed by Mourner’s Kaddish and Healing Prayer. We are back to hybrid. Please check Torah Study session webpage for more information, or … Continued
2023 Shabbat Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner 10:00 am
2023 Shabbat Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This year Rabbi Kushner will be using Arthur Green’s Speaking Torah: Spiritual teachings from around the Maggid’s Table (Genesis-Leviticus).Zoom meetings, Saturday mornings, 10:00 am – 11:00amFirst session: Saturday morning, September 24,2nd session, Oct 83rd session, … Continued
Shabbat Morning Minyan (Chapel) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Minyan (Chapel)
Jan 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Minyan this Saturday, January 28th at 10:30 am in the Rinder Chapel!To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: Advance registration is required. If … Continued
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Women of Emanu-El Presidio Hike 10:00 am
Women of Emanu-El Presidio Hike
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Women’s Group Presidio HikeSunday, January 29 10:00 am to 11:30 am Join Temple Emanu-El women for a hike in The Presidio. We’ll meet outside the Temple Emanu-El Arguello Street entrance at 10:00 am with a … Continued
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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 Altabet

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Aaron Altabet

Aaron (also answers to A-A-Ron) was born and raised in the bay area. After college at the University of Puget Sound, he spent four years in both Maine and California teaching middle school science and leading wilderness trips. He got back in touch with his Jewish identity during his Ed.M. program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he had a great time at Hillel events. For the past three years, Aaron has been working in biotech as a science recruiter, which has been an unexpectedly fun evolution of his career on the people side of science.
Michelle Brody

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Michelle Brody

Michelle (she/her) was born and raised in the great state of New Jersey. After graduating from Claremont McKenna College with a degree in philosophy and public affairs, she moved to San Francisco in 2019 by way of Washington DC and Seattle. At work, Michelle manages customer onboardings for a tech company. In her free time, she can mostly be found on one of her many bikes or attempting an elaborate baking project. 

Michelle realized upon moving to San Francisco that while she had close-knit friendships, she didn’t have the Jewish community she desired. Attending Late Shabbats and participating in Emanu-El’s Do Good, Feel Good tikkun olam series, Michelle found the connection she was looking for. Her goal in YALC is to continue to build her Jewish  community here and help create similar opportunities for others.

Vince Celli

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Vince Celli

Vince (he/him) grew up in a small town in West Sonoma County. He was an Environmental Studies major at UC Santa Cruz (go Banana Slugs!). After several years of pursuing personal passions in the solar and fitness industries, he settled down in San Francisco and joined the tech sales world.

He was raised in a secular household but, like so many other young Jews, his Birthright trip ignited a passion for Judaism, Israel, and Jewish culture that would mark the beginning of his Jewish journey. Several years later, he attended his first Late Shabbat at Temple Emanu-El and fell in love with this community so much that he hasn’t missed a single one in over a year! His goal with YALC is to give back to the Bay Area Jewish community that has been such a positive impact on his life and provide others the same opportunity it gave him to explore and strengthen his Jewish identity.

When he’s not engaging in the Emanu-El community, you can find Vince working out, playing sports, traveling, spending time outdoors, and enjoying time with friends and family. 

Julia Cinnamon

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Julia Cinnamon

Julia (she/her) is a professional fun-raiser.  At Repair the World, a Jewish service movement, she connects young adults to Judaism through service and learning as the West Development Director.  Julia is passionate about young adults having a seat at the table, and is a board member of Jewish Silicon Valley and the Silicon Valley JCRC. 

While a founding resident of Moishe House Silicon Valley, Julia hosted 200+ in-person and 200+ virtual events.  After a year recovering, Julia’s excited to get back to programming with the YALC team.  Julia spends her free time in a white-water raft or kayak, exploring the California wild.  You can find Julia talking about her Jersey roots and performing improvisational comedy every other Friday at Endgames in the Mission!  Julia is originally from New Jersey and grew up in Saratoga, Ca.  She received her BA in Political Science and Psychology from Rutgers University. 

Jenna Feldman

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Jenna Feldman

Jenna (she/her) is a graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles, where she earned her B.A. in Diplomacy and World Affairs and Spanish Studies. Following graduation, she spent 2 years living in Washington, D.C. working in pro-Israel politics. Jenna considers Washington to be the catalyst for her passion for Judaism and engaging with the young adult Jewish community. During the pandemic, Jenna decided to head back to her roots in the Bay Area and transitioned into working in customer advocacy at a software company.
 
Jenna is so excited to join YALC! After moving into San Francisco in Summer 2021, she has had a blast getting involved in the young adult Jewish community here. Temple Emmanuel Late Shabbats are the highlight of every month and have brought the most wonderful and kind people into her life. Outside of socializing with the Jewish community, you can find Jenna on a gorgeous Bay Area hike, crushing a workout on the Peloton, exploring new areas of the city, or spending time with her friends and family.
Brandon Kaufman

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Brandon Kaufman

Brandon Kaufman (he/him) was born in Irvine, CA and moved to San Francisco in the Fall of 2021. Brandon graduated in 2021 from the University of Southern California where he received a B.A. in Public Relations with a minor in Communication Design. 

Brandon has been an active member in the Jewish community wherever he lives, most recently being one of the USC Hillel 2019-2020 co-presidents. Being in the Jewish community to Brandon is about connecting like-minded people with similar values together in a fun space. He especially loves to host events and connect people to new friends as well as make his own new friends!

Outside of the Jewish community, Brandon is listening to an audiobook or watching TV and he loves to explore the various pizza places that SF has to offer as well as attempting to get better at golf. Brandon currently works at Deloitte Digital as an Associate Account Executive.

Misha Kestler

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Misha Kestler

Misha (he/him) is a Washington, DC area native who attended a Jewish day school K-12 before earning his BS in Agricultural Economics from the University of Maryland and MPS in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University. After an 8+ year career in sports marketing, Misha transitioned into tech recruiting last year and is loving the change…He’s passionate about travel (especially Europe and recently National Parks), serving as social chair for friends, and Bay Area adventures. In his free time, Misha can be found on a trail or tee box, a bakery with an espresso and chocolate chip cookie, or visiting family in the East Bay…Misha’s attended multiple late shabbats since moving to SF in 2016 and loves the end of week relaxation it brings. He was inspired to join YALC after attending Camp Nai Nai Nai and spending more time with the Rabbis and community. 

Aaron Malki

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Aaron Malki

A-A-Ron Malki was born in Redlands, CA (not to be confused with Redding, CA) and moved to San Francisco in the summer of 2020. He holds a degree in political science with a minor in conflict resolution from the University of Oregon (Sco Ducks!) and he is an active contributor to organizations such as Hillel, Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, Habitat for Humanity, and Keshet Chicago. 

Aaron currently works in residential asset management but he has also previously owned a retail start up called Heart Hats. When Aaron isn’t at the office, he enjoys hiking, Shabbat dinners with friends and family, fashion, watching the Ducks beat those pesky Huskies, yoga, camping and eating a delicious croissant from Vive la Tarte bakery. Aaron is a new member of Yalc and he is ecstatic to plan some fun events!
Claire Perelman

Chairperson
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Claire Perelman

Chairperson

Claire (she/her) spent most of her life in Southern California, growing up in LA and attending college and graduate school in San Diego. After graduating, Claire moved to the Bay in July 2018 and hasn’t looked back! 

Claire was brought to Late Shabbat by a close friend in January 2019, and instantly knew that she had found the Jewish home in the Bay Area she had been seeking. She is thrilled to serve as YALC’s Chairperson and have the opportunity to continue to build an engaging, inviting, and sustainable community for her fellow Bay Areas 20s and 30s. 

Outside of YALC, Claire works as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at two SFUSD high schools, lifts weights, and tries to laugh as much as humanly possible. 

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Natalie Rochman

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Natalie Rochman

Natalie (she/her) was born and raised in Northern California. Originally from Sacramento, Natalie moved to the great state of Michigan for college, where she graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science, and a minor in Judaic Studies. At school, Natalie was involved with Michigan Hillel, where she worked as the Major Events Officer as well as her sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon.

For work, Natalie works in Crisis Communications, where she works helping others overcome challenges and issues. In her free time, Natalie can be found reading a new book, watching Netflix with her roommates, or baking in her tiny San Francisco kitchen.

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Cara Walden

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Cara Walden

While Cara (she/her) was raised in New Jersey. she always had a sense for adventure and knew she wanted to travel the world.  With her 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 fallen 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 of 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!