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Men’s Group -July 1, 2021 5:30 pm
Men’s Group -July 1, 2021
Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with a member of the clergy. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community. On Thursday, July 1, you'll … Continued
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One Shabbat with Cantor Barak and Rabbi Pearce – (7/2/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat with Cantor Barak and Rabbi Pearce – (7/2/2021)
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, July 2nd, at 6:00 pm! Led by Rabbi Beth Singer with Cantor Emerita Roslyn Barak and sermon by Rabbi Stephen Pearce, in the Main Sanctuary.  In … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/3/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/3/2021)
Jul 3 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Weekday Evening Minyan (July 7) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (July 7)
Jul 7 @ 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.
Chuppah and Beyond Summer 2021 7:00 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Summer 2021
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Six Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pmJuly 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 25Are you an engaged or newly married couple? Then this series is meant for you. The Chuppah and Beyond program will help you build … Continued
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One Shabbat Service – (7/9/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (7/9/2021)
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, July 9th, at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbinical Student and Emanu-El Director of Education Leo Fuchs and Cantor Arik Luck in the Main Sanctuary.To best ensure … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 7/10/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 7/10/2021)
Jul 10 @ 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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Most Fun in A Cemetery (Sunday, July 11) Tour 1:00 pm
Most Fun in A Cemetery (Sunday, July 11) Tour
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
"The Most Fun You Will Ever Have In A Cemetery"Historical tour of Home of Peace Cemetery and Hills of EternityTwo options, limited 25 spots per session:Sunday, July 11 – 1:00pm (Register Here)OR Monday, July 19 – … Continued
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Weekday Evening Minyan (July 14) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (July 14)
Jul 14 @ 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 – (7/16/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (7/16/2021)
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, July 16th, at 6:00 pm! Led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris and Cantor Arik Luck in the Main Sanctuary. To best ensure we can provide a safe … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jason Rodich – 7/17/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jason Rodich – 7/17/2021)
Jul 17 @ 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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Young Adult Park Play Day 1:00 pm
Young Adult Park Play Day
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
After this past year, isn’t it time to PLAY? Bay Area 20s & 30s are invited to join in for an afternoon of sunshine and chill park games on July 18, 1pm-3pm. Time to break … Continued
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Most Fun in A Cemetery (Monday, July 19) Tour 1:00 pm
Most Fun in A Cemetery (Monday, July 19) Tour
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
"The Most Fun You Will Ever Have In A Cemetery"Historical tour of Home of Peace Cemetery and Hills of EternityLimited to 25 spots per session:Monday, July 19 – 1:00pm (Register Here)Join Emanu-El historian, Judi Leff, … Continued
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End of Life Planning: Be Prepared with Sinai Memorial Chapel 6:30 pm
End of Life Planning: Be Prepared with Sinai Memorial Chapel
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
End of Life Planning: How to be prepared with Sinai Memorial Chapelwith Rabbi Ryan BauerJoin us for this special program with Sinai Memorial Chapel and our own Rabbi Ryan Bauer. During the pandemic, it has … Continued
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Weekday Evening Minyan (July 21) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (July 21)
Jul 21 @ 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.
Jews Of Color Gathering (July 2021) 7:00 pm
Jews Of Color Gathering (July 2021)
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Led by congregants who identify as Jews of Color, we are convening regular gatherings of Emanu-El members who identify as Jews of Color of any race or ethnicity, to meet each other, share stories, and explore … Continued
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One Shabbat Service – (7/23/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (7/23/2021)
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, July 23rd, 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 Jonathan Singer – 7/24/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/24/2021)
Jul 24 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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One Shabbat Service – (7/30/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (7/30/2021)
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, July 30th, at 6:00 pm! Led by Rabbi Jason Rodich 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 Jonathan Singer – 7/31/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/31/2021)
Jul 31 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Membership

Membership… It’s not like joining a gym.

If you’re ready to join, apply here.

If you would like to subscribe to our Young Adult newsletter, click here.

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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