Erev Shabbat Service
Friday, November 11 at 7:00 PM

Baby Shabbat
Saturday, November 12 at 9:00 AM

Tot Shabbat with Kindergarten and 1st Grade with Catered Dinner
Friday, November 18 at 6:00 PM

Erev Shabbat Service
Friday, November 18 at 7:00 PM

Shabbat Morning Minyan
Saturday, November 19 at 9:00 AM
Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Friday, November 25 at 6:30 PM
The Annual Campaign and #GivingTuesday
Tuesday, November 29
The election is over, and no matter how you're feeling about the outcome, there is one thing you can do to make a positive difference in your community!  Donate to Temple Emanu-El on #GivingTuesday, November 29, a global day dedicated to giving back, where nonprofits, individuals, families, and communities around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and giving.

Feeling like you can't wait that long? You can donate anytime from now until December 31st, 2016!  All donations, big and small are welcome and help support Temple Emanu-El's annual campaign.
Whether you contribute $5 or $500, your support is greatly appreciated.

Be sure to donate here anytime or on November 29 for #GivingTuesday.   Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for live updates the day of #GivingTuesday!

We are two-thirds of the way through our campaign and we know we can reach our goal with everyone's help!  All gifts to the Annual Campaign will be recognized in Connections and help us support our ongoing and new programming!  Please contact the Temple Administrative Office at (408) 292-0939 or visit our webpage with any questions.
Baby Shabbat
Saturday, November 12 at 9:00 AM
Temple Emanu-El presents a Shabbat experience geared towards families with children ages 1-30 months.  Little ones will enjoy a service full of Shabbat songs, Torah talk, and parachute play!  Kiddush, motzi, and a bagel oneg sponsored by Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood follows this fun-filled program.  What a great opportunity for parents of young children to meet and form groups- perhaps even life long friendships- with their peers.  Everyone is welcome!

Sisterhood Membership Luncheon
Sunday, November 13 at 1:00 PM
Come thank fellow members and enjoy lunch and a program focusing on the history of our Sisterhood.  The Membership Appreciation Luncheon is free to members who have paid their dues for 2017.  Lunch features Mediterranean cuisine.  Non member guests are welcome for $10.  Contact for more information.

Israeli Dancing
Tuesday, November 15 at 7:30 PM
Great exercise! Great fun! Great chance to meet new people!
Put on your dancin' shoes and come to our free Israeil dance class taught by our very own Loui Tucker. No dance experience necessary and we welcome everyone from the community to join in the fun.
Parenting Circles: Raising a Resiliant Child
3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM beginning October 20.  Next Meeting: November 17.
Learn how to raise resilient children in the face of trends toward anxious parenting and over-parenting, and share your own ideas and experiences.  Parents of children ages 0-11 will discuss the novel The Blessing of a Skinned Knee.  For more information, contact Emily at   Purchase tickets here.  Although the first meeting has happened, you may still attend future meetings.  Please contact Emily about the materials and reading for the November meeting.

Tot Shabbat with Kindergarten and 1st Grade Participating
Friday, November 18
6:00 PM Service, 6:30 PM Catered Dinner
Worried that your little ones will squirm and make noise during services?
No need to worry at Tot Shabbat!
Led by Rabbi Magat and Cantor Amanda Winter, families with preschool age children will enjoy upbeat songs, a short story, and a talk with the Rabbi on the bimah during these brief services. The perfect way to introduce your little ones to the tradition of Friday nights. Followng services, enjoy a delicious dinner provided by Sisterhood, of course at no charge!
Brotherhood Paid-Up Membership Dinner
Saturday, November 19 at 6:00 PM
Brotherhood Members - Please be our guest, with your significant other, for our annual paid-up member dinner on Saturday, November 19 in the Temple House. New members may pay at the door!  Enjoy a delicious, buffet dinner.  This promises to be a very fun night. RSVP to no later than November 14.

2nd Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Sunday, November 20 at 6:30 PM
At this time of year, when it is especially important for us to be thankful, we will join together with other organizations and congregations to share our gratitude as a community and give back.  There will be a canned food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank.  A communal reception will follow the service.  
Turkey Drive
Now through November 22
Please join Temple Emanu-El Preschool in our annual Turkey and Canned Food Drive to benefit Sacred Heart Community Services.
Turkeys (frozen), canned food and donations (made payable to Sacred Heart) can be delivered to the preschool between the hours of 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Monday-Friday 11/1-22.  Please help us to touch the lives of others!!!
Contact Barbara 408-293-8660 or with any questions.

Latkes and Laughs
Sunday, December 18.  Doors Open at 5:30 PM, Show at 6:30 PM
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!  Enjoy potato pancakes and punchlines from amazing comedians.  NEW THIS YEAR: A delicious, latke dinner is included in the ticket price. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here.  CALLING ALL TEMPLE MEMBERS: We are looking for babysitters to help provide childcare during Latkes and Laughs.  If you are interested, please contact

An Interfaith Trip to Israel and Rome!
April 18-May 2, 2017
Rabbi Dana Magat and Bishop PJ McGrath will be leading an interfaith trip to their respective spiritual homelands: Israel and Rome! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the roots of two of the most influential and important world religions. Registration is available on our website, or by clicking here.

In the Community
Become a JFS Friendly Visitor -- Make A Real Difference in the Life of An Isolated Senior!
JFS is in need of empathetic and committed volunteers to become Friendly Visitors.  A JFS Friendly Visitor is matched up with an isolated senior for a weekly or every other week visit and they form lasting friendships with the senior. Our Friendly Visitors say that they get so much more than they give. Volunteers must be amenable to JFS' screening process.  For more information, contact Lori Cinnamon at

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Tour Colma's Jewish Cemeteries
Sunday, November 13 at 10:00 AM
Meet at Colma Historical Association Museum.  1500 Hillside Boulevard, Colma.
The museum is near Serramonte Blvd and closer to 280 than 101. It is at the corner of F St. and Hillside Blvd. It's about a half-mile walk from the Colma BART station.
Enjoy a tour of three of the Jewish cemeteries in Colma: Home of Peace, Hills of Eternity, and Eternal Home. The tour will begin at the museum with a 10-minute film which discusses the history of all of Colma's cemeteries, including moving burials from San Francisco. We will then visit the three Jewish cemeteries and hear about some of the history and the burials, famous and perhaps some locals. There is no fee for the tour.
Torah Study Class at the JCC: Women's Commentary
Wednesdays November 30-December 21 at 7:00 PM
In the last generation or so, our ongoing conversation with Torah has been greatly enriched by the unique perspectives and experiences of women rabbis, scholars and thought-leaders. This lively and engaging class will explore selected Torah portions through the lenses of some of our wisest and most profound women commentators. Please  join us as we find new ways for our ancient texts to inform our lives as women and men today. Instructor: Rabbi Carol Caine. Cost: $79 (JCC members $36). For more information or to register, contact
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