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Services

As we begin the process of soul-searching, as individuals and as a community, we come together to worship, to connect to our true selves and to a great power.  

Registration is now closed for all High Holy Day services.

You may join us online for live streamed services or any of our archived services and sermons at www.emanuelsf.org/live 

You can also dial in at 1-888-376-1475 to hear the audio of the Main Sanctuary Services. 

 Click here to order a Machzor for your Jewish library. Please read the service schedule for details. Registration is required for all in-person services. 

Service leadership and sermons are noted.

— services with this icon will be livestreamed and publicly available. Click on the service link to learn more.

— services with this icon are available in person for temple members (registration required). Some in-person offerings are also open to the community if specified in the event description.

Wednesday, Oct 2

Erev Rosh
HaShanah

Thursday, Oct 3

Rosh
HaShanah
Day

Friday, Oct 4

2nd Day
Rosh
HaShanah

Friday, Oct 11

Kol Nidre

Saturday, Oct 12

Yom Kippur
Day

Sounds of the Shofar: Family Erev Rosh HaShanah Service

4:30 - 5:00 pm

St. John's Church

(25 Lake Street)

Service led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer with Cantor Emerita Roslyn Barak. Jonathan Bayer on music.

Opening the Gates: Early Erev Rosh HaShanah Service

5:30 - 7:15 pm

Main Sanctuary

Service led by Rabbis Noah Westreich and Sydney Mintz with Cantor Arik Luck. Sermon by Rabbi Ryan Bauer. 

Under One Dome: Rosh HaShanah Day Service

10:00 am - 12:15 pm

Main Sanctuary

Service led by Rabbis Ryan Bauer and Rena Singer with Cantors Marsha Attie and Arik Luck. Sermon by Rabbi Sydney Mintz. 

Second Day Rosh HaShanah Service

10:00 am - 12:15 pm 

Main Sanctuary

Rabbis Ryan Bauer, Noah Westreich, and Rena Singer with Cantor Arik Luck and musicians will lead a full-length, eclectic traditional style Reform Rosh HaShanah service. Rabbi Madeline Budman will deliver the sermon. The music will draw upon multiple genres, including the master composers of the old world, Eastern European chazzanut, Emanu-El commissioned music from nearly 100 years ago, as well as newer, elevated melodies.

Sounds of the Shofar: Family Kol Nidre

4:30 - 5:00 pm

St. John's Church

(25 Lake Street)

Service led by Rabbis Sydney Mintz and Madeline Budman.  Jonathan Bayer on music. 

Opening the Gates: Early Kol Nidre Service

5:30 - 7:15 pm

Main Sanctuary

Service led by Rabbis Ryan Bauer and Rena Singer with Cantor Arik Luck. Sermon by Rabbi Noah Westreich. 

Under One Dome: Yom Kippur Day Service

10:00 am - 12:15 pm 

Main Sanctuary

Service led by Rabbis Noah Westreich and Sydney Mintz with Cantors Marsha Attie and Arik Luck. Sermon by Rabbi Ryan Bauer.  

Opening The Gates: Late Erev Rosh HaShanah Service

8:00 - 9:45 pm 

Main Sanctuary

Service led by Rabbis Rena Singer and Sydney Mintz with Cantor Marsha Attie. Sermon by Rabbi Ryan Bauer.

Apples and Honey: Rosh HaShanah Service for Young Families with children 4-7 years old

10:00 - 11:00 am

Presidio Wall Park

Join Rabbis Noah Westreich and Madeline Budman with Jonathan Bayer for outdoor children's services and activities.  Stop by for a bit or stay a while with a blanket and enjoy celebrating Rosh Hashanah together with other young families (aimed at children ages 4-7).  

This service is open to members and the entire community. Registration is required.

Opening the Gates: Late Kol Nidre Service

8:00 - 9:45 pm 

Main Sanctuary

Service led by Rabbis Ryan Bauer and Noah Westreich with Cantor Marsha Attie. Sermon by Rabbi Rena Singer. 

Apples and Honey: Yom Kippur Service for Young Families with children 4 - 7 years old

10:00 - 11:00 am Presidio Wall Park

Join Rabbis Rena Singer and Madeline Budman with music by Jonathan Bayer for an outdoor children's service and activities at Presidio Wall! Stop by for a bit or stay a while with a blanket and mark the day of Yom Kippur together with other young families (aimed at children ages 4-7). 

This service is open to members and the entire community. Registration is required.

Learning Session with Senior Rabbi Emeritus Stephen Pearce

12:30 - 1:30 pm

St. John's Church

(25 Lake Street)

Learning session description.

Learning Session with Emanu-El Scholar, Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Virtual - Zoom

Learning session description.

Return Again: Community Rosh HaShanah Service led by Teens, recommended for children 8+

2:00 - 3:15 pm

Main Sanctuary

Join our community for an engaging and beautiful service for all ages. We encourage families with children 8 and above, as well as the young at heart, to join us for worship, poetry, prose and music.

 

The service is led by teens with Cantor Marsha Attie and additional musicians.

Walk Towards Healing and Reflection in the Redwoods

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Meet at corner of Arguello and Washington, walk to the Presidio

Join Rabbis Sydney Mintz, Noah Westreich, Ryan Bauer, and Rena Singer with Jonathan Ferris as we journey together from the Temple through the Arguello Gate and into the redwoods for guided meditation, music, silence, chanting and healing prayers.   

Tashlich:

Letting Go Together Sunset

Service and Concert

4:30 - 6:00 pm 

Baker Beach

We join together across the world in Reverse Tashlich.

To Repair the Earth. To Repair the Sea.

We cast a Pebble, A Shell, A Handful of Sand - as we toss this past year away and celebrate the possibilities of the New Year.

We will leave the beach as we found it, if not better, for the New Year.

 

Bring the whole family, a blanket, a picnic, a bag for beach clean-up when you leave.

 Very limited parking. Preference given to ADA with placard. Carpooling is advised.

  *The Tashlich concert is part of the Cantors’ Concert Series, which is generously supported by Ingrid D. Tauber and Frank Taforo

Return Again: Community Yom Kippur Service led by our Teens.

Recommended for children 8+

2:00 - 3:15 pm 

Main Sanctuary

Join our community for an engaging and beautiful service for all ages. We encourage families with children 8 and above, as well as the young at heart, to join us for worship, poetry, prose and music.

 

The service is led by teens with Cantor Marsha Attie and additional musicians.

Learning Session and Afternoon Service

2:00 - 3:00 pm

St. John's Church

(25 Lake Street)

Service led by Rabbi Noah Westreich with Cantor Arik Luck.

Forgiveness: Service and Discussion

3:30 - 5:00 pm

St. John's Church

(25 Lake Street)

Continuing the opportunity to stay the day and pray, we invite you to join us for a discussion led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer in these final moments before Yizkor.

Forgiveness of self is part of the process of teshuvah, just as is forgiveness of others. Yom Kippur seeks to give us the tools of inner renewal that can help lessen the burdens of the past so that we might better engage our future

How might we forgive others?

How might we forgive ourselves in readiness to step into the new year? .

 A panel of therapists along with Rabbi Ryan will engage each other and you during these moments before Yizkor.

— services with this icon will be livestreamed and publicly available. Click on the service link to learn more.

— services with this icon are available in person for temple members (registration required).  Some in-person offerings are also open to the community if specified in the event description.

Key

Yizkor/Neilah/Havdallah Service

5:30 - 7:00 pm 

Main Sanctuary

Led by Rabbis Ryan Bauer and Madeline Budman.

All clergy assisting. 

Sermon by Rabbi Sydney Mintz.

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