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Pray

with us as we gather for Rosh HaShanah

and Yom Kippur 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

Sounds of the Shofar

Family Erev Rosh HaShanah Service

4:30 - 5:00 pm

St. John's Church

(25 Lake Street)

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

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

Opening the Gates

Late Erev Rosh HaShanah Service

8:00 - 9:45 pm 

Main Sanctuary

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

Thursday, Oct 3

Rosh
HaShanah
Day

Under One Dome

Rosh HaShanah Day Service

10:00 am - 12:15 pm

Main Sanctuary

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

Apples and Honey

Rosh HaShanah Service for Young Children

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.

Learning Session

with Senior Rabbi Emeritus Stephen Pearce

12:30 - 1:30 pm

St. John's Church

(25 Lake Street)

Explore why the creation narrative was displaced by the Akedah - the Binding of Isaac in Rosh HaShanah liturgy. We must look at what narratives do, not what they say: they bind us together by reinforcing common values and culture. They define the behavior of generations in an ever-present tension between what is hoped for and what actually is.

Return Again

Teen-Led Rosh HaShanah Service

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.

 

Led by teens with Cantor Marsha Attie and additional musicians.

Reverse Tashlich

Letting Go Together 

Service and Concert

4:30 - 6:00 pm 

Baker Beach

We gather together to cast our regrets into the sea, revel in our musicians' gifts, and sing and dance with our community at Baker Beach, followed by beach clean-up as we leave the beach as we found it, if not better, for the New Year.
 
Bring the whole family, a blanket, a picnic and 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.

Friday, Oct 4

2nd Day Rosh
HaShanah

Rosh HaShanah

Second Day 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.

Friday, Oct 11

Kol Nidre

Sounds of the Shofar

Evening Family Service

4:30 - 5:00 pm

St. John's Church

(25 Lake Street)

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

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

Opening the Gates

Late Kol Nidre Service

8:00 - 9:45 pm 

Main Sanctuary

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

Saturday, Oct 12

Yom Kippur
Day

Under One Dome

Yom Kippur Day Service

10:00 am - 12:15 pm 

Main Sanctuary

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

Apples and Honey

Yom Kippur Service for Young Children

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 Emanu-El Scholar, Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

12:30 - 1:30 pm

St. John's Church

(25 Lake Street)

We will read and discuss Moses Maimonides’ synopsis of Judaism’s laws governing what we are permitted to say about other people as well as the prohibition against l’shon haRa, the evil tongue. 

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.   

Return Again

Teen-Led Yom Kippur Service

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.

 

Led by teens with Cantor Marsha Attie and additional musicians.

Yom Kippur

Afternoon Service with Learning Session

2:00 - 3:00 pm

St. John's Church

(25 Lake Street)

Rabbi Noah Westreich and Cantor Arik Luck will guide us through the contemplative and meditation liturgy of Yom Kippur afternoon, an exploration of the ancient practice by the high priest in the Temple in Jerusalem. Rabbi Westreich’s teaching will focus on the Book of Jonah, which is traditionally read at this time.

Healing and Meditation Service 

3:30 - 4:45 pm

St. John's Church

(25 Lake Street)

Led by Rabbis Ryan Bauer, Sydney Mintz and Rena Singer with Cantor Arik Luck.

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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