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Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer (1/1/2022) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer (1/1/2022)
Jan 1 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Shabbat Morning Service – Jonah Schwarcz (Meyer) 10:45 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Jonah Schwarcz (Meyer)
Jan 1 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Service 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: This service … Continued
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Intro to Judaism – Winter 2022 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – Winter 2022
Jan 4 @ 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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Weekly Morning Minyan (Jan 5) 8:00 am
Weekly Morning Minyan (Jan 5)
Jan 5 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am
We are offering a weekly morning minyan for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here to navigate to our … Continued
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Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Manny Yekutiel – 1/7/2022 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service with Guest Speaker Manny Yekutiel – 1/7/2022
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for Virtual Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, January 7th, at 6:00 pm! Please note, in response to the rapidly growing spread of Omicron, we are suspending in-person worship for the next few … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Beth Singer (1/8/2022) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Beth Singer (1/8/2022)
Jan 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Beth Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (1/8/22) 10:00 am
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (1/8/22)
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A Zoom seminar – " The Spiritual Teachings of the Sefat Emet".Text: The Language of Truth, trans. & ed. Arthur Green (Jewish Publication Society).Available in paperback on AmazonThe Sefat Emet is the pinnacle of Hasidic … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Eva Richey (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Eva Richey (Main)
Jan 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Service 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: This service will … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Ziv Metlitzky (Meyer) 10:45 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Ziv Metlitzky (Meyer)
Jan 8 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Service 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: This service … Continued
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Men’s Group – January 9, 2022 9:30 am
Men’s Group – January 9, 2022
Jan 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Gentlemen of the El, The first Men's Group gathering of 2022 is scheduled for 9:30 am – 11:00 am on Sunday, January 9th. Due to the rapid spread of Omicron, the January Men’s Group will meet virtually. We … Continued
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Weekly Morning Minyan (Jan 12) 8:00 am
Weekly Morning Minyan (Jan 12)
Jan 12 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am
We are offering a weekly morning minyan for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here to navigate to our … Continued
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MLK Commemoration Shabbat Service 6:00 pm
MLK Commemoration Shabbat Service
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In response to the rapidly growing spread of Omicron, we are suspending in-person Friday night worship for the next few weeks, including for the MLK Pulpit Exchange at both Emanu-El and Third Baptist Church. Our … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris (1/15/2022) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris (1/15/2022)
Jan 15 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (1/15/22) 10:00 am
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (1/15/22)
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A Zoom seminar – " The Spiritual Teachings of the Sefat Emet".Text: The Language of Truth, trans. & ed. Arthur Green (Jewish Publication Society).Available in paperback on AmazonThe Sefat Emet is the pinnacle of Hasidic … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – M. Zuercher and N. Coffman 10:45 am
Shabbat Morning Service – M. Zuercher and N. Coffman
Jan 15 @ 10:45 am – 12:30 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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MLK Commemoration Sunday Service 10:00 am
MLK Commemoration Sunday Service
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
In response to the rapidly growing spread of Omicron, we are suspending in-person Friday night worship for the next few weeks, including for the MLK Pulpit Exchange at both Emanu-El and Third Baptist Church. Our … Continued
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Weekly Morning Minyan (Jan 19) 8:00 am
Weekly Morning Minyan (Jan 19)
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 8:15 am
We are offering a weekly morning minyan for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here to navigate to our … Continued
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Shabbat Service – (1/21/2022) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service – (1/21/2022)
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for Virtual Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, January 21st, at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Jason Rodich and Cantor Arik Luck in the Main Sanctuary.To best ensure we can provide a safe and … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer (1/22/2022) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer (1/22/2022)
Jan 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Shabbat Morning Service – Lucas Geller (Main) 9:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Lucas Geller (Main)
Jan 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (1/22/22) 10:00 am
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (1/22/22)
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A Zoom seminar – " The Spiritual Teachings of the Sefat Emet".Text: The Language of Truth, trans. & ed. Arthur Green (Jewish Publication Society).Available in paperback on AmazonThe Sefat Emet is the pinnacle of Hasidic … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Marc Chang (Main) 11:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Marc Chang (Main)
Jan 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 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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Shabbat Service – (1/28/2022) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service – (1/28/2022)
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for Virtual Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, January 28th, at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Cantor Marsha Attie in the Main Sanctuary.To best ensure we can provide a safe and … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris (1/29/2022) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris (1/29/2022)
Jan 29 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Shabbat Morning Service – M. Gassman and R. Imber Safdar 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – M. Gassman and R. Imber Safdar
Jan 29 @ 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
Shabbat Morning Service – Asher Ellis (Meyer) 10:45 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Asher Ellis (Meyer)
Jan 29 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 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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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 (he/him) 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 in Jerusalem at the age of 13, and has attended 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. Once back, Aaron discovered the various YAC programs that Emanu-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 he is looking forward to contributing to the calendar of fun and original events that Emanu-El’s Young Adult Leadership Committee has to offer.

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. 

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.
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

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Claire Perelman

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 Oakland in July 2018 and hasn’t looked back! She works as a school-based child therapist, gaining her hours towards her LCSW. Her free time is spent perfecting her handstand, brainstorming Jewish community events, and researching play therapy techniques. 

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 be joining YALC and have the opportunity to give back to her community! 

Becca Siegel

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Becca Siegel

Becca (she/her) is a Bay Area native, and loves Bay Area everything from redwoods groves to beaches. You’ll find her first (and last) on any dance floor, and enjoys outdoor concert-going, fitness classes, and discovering new local restaurants. Becca graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle, and is currently a Diversity and Inclusion leader at a Bay Area tech company.

Intrigued by the opportunity of re-establishing deeper connections and building community, Becca began to attend “Late Shabbats” at Emanu-El, as well as community dinners, memorable Camp Nai Nai Nai summers, and wellness workshops. Becca instantly felt connected to the community and became excited about additional opportunities to contribute and bring people together. She’s thrilled to join YALC!

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!