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Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Parris (5/1/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Parris (5/1/2021)
May 1 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Parris, followed by Mourner’s Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Torah on Tap: Israel (Young Adult Program) 6:00 pm
Torah on Tap: Israel (Young Adult Program)
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Grab your beverage of choice (kombucha, beer, or whatever floats your boat!) and join Emanu-El’s Young Adult Community for a deep discussion on a Jewish topic or text guided by Rabbi Rodich on May 4 … Continued
Intro to Judaism – SPRING 2021 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – SPRING 2021
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 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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Weekday Evening Minyan (May 5) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (May 5)
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
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Reckoning with Joy and Pain: Adam Mansbach 7:00 pm
Reckoning with Joy and Pain: Adam Mansbach
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Reckoning with the Joys and Pain of Life: A conversation with author, Adam MansbachThursday, May 6 at 7:00pm, virtually “David has taken his own life.” These are the words Adam Mansbach heard his father say ten years … Continued
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Beginning Hebrew with Cantor Attie – Summer 2021 12:00 pm
Beginning Hebrew with Cantor Attie – Summer 2021
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Beginning Hebrew with Cantor Marsha Attie 8-week virtual course, Friday afternoons from 12 – 1pm, May 7 – June 25th $36 for members; $54 for nonmembers In this 8-week course you will learn to read the aleph bet as well … Continued
One Shabbat Service (5/7/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (5/7/2021)
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Jason Rodich. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. To follow along with … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Jason Rodich (5/8/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jason Rodich (5/8/2021)
May 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jason Rodich, followed by Mourner’s Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Intro to Judaism – SPRING 2021 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – SPRING 2021
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 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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What is Zionism? With Rabbi Jonathan Singer (5/12) 12:00 pm
What is Zionism? With Rabbi Jonathan Singer (5/12)
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
What are We Talking About When We Talk About Zionism.Taught by Rabbi Jonathan SingerGuest for May 12: Joshua Burg, Intern at Religious Action CenterJoin Rabbi Jonathan for a six-part lunch and learn with guests from … Continued
Weekday Evening Minyan (May 12) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (May 12)
May 12 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
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Asian Jews at Emanu-El 6:30 pm
Asian Jews at Emanu-El
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join fellow Asian Jews at Emanu-El to virtually connect with one another, share stories, and process both the historic and recent anti-Asian violence here in San Francisco, as well as across the country.In order to … Continued
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May Young Adult Candle Lighting 5:45 pm
May Young Adult Candle Lighting
May 14 @ 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Young Adult Candle LightingMay 14, 5:45 – 6:00 pmLet’s bring in the Shabbat light together as a community in a quick 15-minute Zoom call. Bring your candles, wine, and challah (or whatever carb you’ve got … Continued
One Shabbat Service (5/14/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (5/14/2021)
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. To follow along with … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer (5/15/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer (5/15/2021)
May 15 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner’s Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Men’s Group -May 15, 2021 2:30 pm
Men’s Group -May 15, 2021
May 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
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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Shavuot Service 6:30 pm
Shavuot Service
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Tikun Le’il Shavuot – A Night of Learning In Celebration of the Giving of Torah Sunday, March 16th  Join us on Sunday evening, May 16, for a Short Shavuot service, led by Rabbi Jason Rodich and Cantor Marsha Attie, followed by a … Continued
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Mixology: Shavuot Edition (Young Adult Program) 6:30 pm
Mixology: Shavuot Edition (Young Adult Program)
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Emanu-El's (20s & 30s) Young Adult Community is invited to celebrate Shavuot "the feast of weeks" with a spring version of Mixology. We'll be making two cocktails and a mocktail, and welcome you to bring … Continued
Intro to Judaism – SPRING 2021 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – SPRING 2021
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 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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What is Zionism? With Rabbi Jonathan Singer (5/19) 12:00 pm
What is Zionism? With Rabbi Jonathan Singer (5/19)
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
What are We Talking About When We Talk About Zionism.Taught by Rabbi Jonathan SingerGuest for May 19: Tyler Gregory, Executive Director of JCRCJoin Rabbi Jonathan for a six-part lunch and learn with guests from different … Continued
Weekday Evening Minyan (May 19) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (May 19)
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
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One Shabbat Service & Confirmation (5/21/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service & Confirmation (5/21/2021)
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
A special Confirmation Shabbat service led by Rabbi Sarah Parris. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. To … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer (5/22/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer (5/22/2021)
May 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, followed by Mourner’s Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Stitching a New Nation – Israel Action Committee Event 11:00 am
Stitching a New Nation – Israel Action Committee Event
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Israel Action Committee and Friends of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design San Francisco Chapter Present:  Stitching a New Nation:  Fashion, Identity, and Israel’s nation-making Sunday, May 23 11 AM  Free and open to the community, virtual event  Countries, like people, … Continued
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172nd (Virtual) Annual Meeting 5:00 pm
172nd (Virtual) Annual Meeting
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for our 172nd (Virtual) Annual Meeting to hear our leadership deliver a "state of the congregation," vote on a nominee to our Board of Directors, and reflect on where we've been in the … Continued
Weekday Evening Minyan (May 26) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (May 26)
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
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One Shabbat Service (5/28/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (5/28/2021)
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Jason Rodich. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. To follow along with … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Parris (5/29/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Parris (5/29/2021)
May 29 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Parris, followed by Mourner’s Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Membership… It’s not like joining a gym.

If you’re ready to join, apply here.

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Why Should I Join?

“Do not separate yourself from the community.”
~ Rabbi Hillel

“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”
~ Kurt Vonnegut.

Becoming a member of Emanu-El isn’t like joining a gym. Membership means you are taking responsibility for ensuring the vibrancy and livelihood of YOUR community. You will immediately become part of one of the most historic congregations in the world and carry on the legacy of our community.

Why Does Membership Cost Money?

At Congregation Emanu-El we ask you to “choose your dues” for your first fiscal year of membership, under our voluntary system.

No one has ever been denied membership due to financial circumstances. After the first year of membership, we will help all who are interested to continue as members of the congregation. All Jews, or those with Jewish partners, are welcome to become members. To learn more about membership, contact Ariana Estoque.

What Are Some of The Benefits Of Membership?

High Holy Day One Pass

There are tens of thousands of Jews in our community and our synagogue has limited number of seats..  Despite all the additional High Holy Day Services we have added, there still is not room for everyone. Therefore, a High Holy Day Pass is for members of Emanu-El.

Access to Clergy

Members can meet with our clergy for religious counseling and lifecycle events including weddings, b’nai mitzvahs, funerals, and more. Even if these events are years away, joining now allows you to develop a personal relationship with our clergy so you know who you prefer to be by your side during your life’s defining moments.

Wedding Discounts

Members pay virtually nothing for a wedding at Emanu-El. All sanctuaries are free to use and the clergy waive their wedding fees. However, these discounts only apply if you have been a member for more than a year. Even if you are single, you never know when you will meet “The One.” Don’t wait and you’ll save big bucks to help pay for your wedding party, your honeymoon, or a big screen TV!

More Discounts and Priority Registration

Members receive special discounts on programs such as classes, dinners, and more. Members also receive priority registration and discounted rates when reserving Emanu-El event spaces, such as the Main Sanctuary.

Young Adult Leadership Committee (YALC)

Only members are invited to join the committee, which works closely with our clergy and staff to conceptualize, plan, and implement all of our exciting young adult programs and events. If you want to be a leader in our community, then become a member and join YALC. Additionally, only members are eligible to be elected to our Board of Directors and serve on other committees.

Priority Enrollment in Preschool

The longer you are a member, the higher priority your children have when enrolling in our popular preschool. Even if children are just a “twinkle in your eye,” if you wait until you have children, then your priority will be lower than if you became a member earlier.

Member-Only Benefits

These are benefits that are free or offered at a discount for members only:

– Brit milah/baby naming (offsite for members only)
– Funeral or memorial service (offsite for members only)
– B’nai mitzvah training and ceremony
– Clergy home or hospital visit
– Priority enrollment in preschool, youth education, and adult education
– Union of reform judaism benefits (camps, NFTY, conventions)

Benefit Extension to Family

Clergy services for weddings, funerals, and memorial services are extended to your family, including your spouse, same or opposite sex domestic partner, grandparents, parents, children, and siblings. It also extends to your spouse or partner’s family and any “step” family members. So by joining Emanu-El you can provide some crucial services for your family.

Membership at Congregation Emanu-El is unique, affordable, and flexible. We invite you to learn more by contacting Ariana Estoque at [email protected] or (415) 750-7552.

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