Temple Emanu-El Happenings
High Holy Days
We hope that you enjoyed High Holy Days Services! Don't forget, they continue with Sukkot this week and Simchat Torah next week! Be sure to RSVP to join our clergy & congregation.

First Day of Religious School
Sunday, October, 4 // 9:30am

We're excited for our first day of Religious School this year! Don't forget to register if you haven't already. If you have any questions, be sure to reach out to Phil Hankin.

Service & Event Times
Fri., Oct. 2nd
6:00 PM
Sun., Oct. 4th
9:30 AM
Tues., Oct. 6th
12:00 PM
Thurs., Oct. 8th
12:00 PM
Sat., Oct. 10th
9:00 AM
Sun., Oct. 11th
9:00 AM
Tues., Oct. 13th
12:00 PM
Wed., Oct. 14th
12:00 PM
Important Upcoming Events
Annual Campaign
Shana Tova! We hope you joined us for Rosh Hashanah services & heard from Temple Emanu- President Steve Krandel about the Annual Campaign. We have an aggressive goal of $100,000 this year to help provide health and safety at Temple Emanu-El, in addition to programming for our congregants.

Want to make your donation be more impactful? Steve Krandel will personally match all donations made between now and the end of High Holy days (October 10th).

Erev Sukkot & Shabbat Experience
Friday, October 2nd // 6pm

Join the clergy for this special zoom Shabbat & Sukkot experience. Members will be making their own mini-Sukkah using the kits they have received. Non-members - feel free to create your own mini-sukkah with whatever you might have at home! 

Chat with Rabbi Magat
Tuesday, October 6th // 12pm

Here's your opportunity to chat with your fellow congregants and talk to the Rabbi about whatever is on your mind. Bring your lunch & hang out for an hour with everyone!

TV / Film Discussion
Thursday, October 8th // 12pm

Love movies? Want to talk about Jewish films and topical events? Join Rabbi Magat & Phil Hankin for their movie discussion. This session is now bi-weekly, so be sure to check the calendar for upcoming dates!

This week, they will be talking about

Tikkun Olam Committee: Ballot Proposition Review
Thursday, October 8 // 7:00 pm,

Temple Emanu-El community will come together to learn more about  Propositions 16 and 17 (RAC-CA endorses) and Proposition 20 (RAC-CA opposes). And, in case you missed Tuesday's forum, we'll throw in a quick rundown on Prop. 15. (RAC-CA neutral). 

Erev Shabbat & Simchat Torah & Yizkor Service
Friday, October 9th // 6pm
Saturday, October 10th // 9:00am

Join our clergy over Zoom as we celebrate reaching the end of the Torah for this year! Be sure to have your flags and presents decorated that you received in your High Holy Day gift bag.

On Saturday morning, Rabbi Magat will be holding the Yizkor service via Zoom.

TEPS Pizza Fundraiser
Tuesday, Oct. 13 // 4-9pm

Love Pizza? Help support the Temple Emanu-El Preschool with our annual pizza fundraiser! Be sure to pick order from Round Table Pizza on The Alameda, and a portion of all purchases will go to supporting TEPS.

Sefer Book Club
Sunday, November 1 // 5pm
Introducing the Sefer Club - a book club for the greater Temple Emanu-El community. We are so excited to announce our first book that we will be reading:

Ariel Sampson Freelance Rabbi, by Manishtana

Community Events
Bone Marrow Donor Needed
A friend of a Temple Emanu-El community member is needing a Bone Marrow donor. Jordan was recently diagnosed with leukemia and needs to find a bone marrow donor match. Jordan is 24 years old, bi-racial (Black and white), and Jewish, which is a hard match to find. If you are able to support him or can help out, please click the link below.

APJCC Nature, Nurture & Sustainability
Monday, October 5th // 5pm

Join our webinar celebrating the holiday of Sukkot with a multicultural flavor! Locally and abroad, Jewish and Hindu traditions have joined in common purpose around sustainability practices. Register and reserve a Sukkot Chaat Snack Box for contactless pickup at the APJCC as part of the celebration!  

Prop. 15 Forum
Tuesday, October 6 // 7pm

Proposition 15: The lack of funding for California’s schools and essential local services is a profound problem in California. Is Proposition 15 a good solution? What does the measure actually do? What Jewish perspectives might inform this vote?
RAC-CA is not taking a pro or con position on Prop. 15, rather we are planning our biggest action yet to shed light on the proposition and the issues it addresses with clear information, Jewish wisdom, and dialogue. RAC-CA’s Forum on Prop 15 will be on Tuesday, October 6 at 7 p.m

California State Senate Virtual Forum
Wednesday, October 7 // 7pm

The African American Community Service Agency (AACSA), Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley (JCRC), and Latinos United for a New America (LUNA) are hosting a virtual candidate forum for the California District 15 State Senate seat, for which Dave Cortese and Ann Ravel are candidates. Please join us for a discussion centered around issues related to equality to learn more about the upcoming election.


Questions? Contact Diane Fisher at diane@jvalley.org.
Pride in Your Sukkah
Thursday, October 8 // 8pm

LGBTQ in Israel: When Tel Aviv Meets the Rabbinate

Matan Zamir Deputy Consul General in SF grew up in Jerusalem where his family has lived for nine generations. He is a lawyer; he received his L.L.B. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 2008 and like any passionate Israeli, Matan enjoys his basketball, and upon moving to San Francisco he became a proud Golden State fan. Zamir and his American partner Dylan Chuilli, are excited to be in San Francisco and the couple, who are avid wine connoisseurs, enjoy exploring California's wine country. As an interfaith couple — Chuilli is a non-practicing Christian — Zamir told the Bay Area Reporter during an interview earlier this month that he looks forward to working with the San Francisco Bay Area's large interfaith community.

Voter Engagement
The General Election is coming up soon, on November 3rd. It's important to have your voice be heard, for any issue that you support. Here are different ways that you can register to vote and have your voice be heard. How will you encourage others to vote this election?

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