In their presentation, Ami Ayalon, the former head of the Shin Bet and co-founder of Blue White Future and Liat Schlesinger, executive director of Molad, share their analysis from joint work on consolidating and revitalizing the progressive community. The Israeli center-left camp, they argue, can return to dominance in the public arena and ultimately win in the ballot box. This task is not only a political goal, but also an existential necessity.
Congregation Emanu-El hosted a Yom Kippur 2018 discussion on the 1,300 youth who are homeless in San Francisco. Guest speakers included: Rabbi Jason Rodich San Francisco Director of Homelessness and Support Housing, Jeff Kositsky Dr. Colette (Coco) Auserwald from Larkin Street Youth Services
Rabbi Sydney Mintz delivers a sermon at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco on 9-19-2018 Quote: “This is not an environmental sermon, this is a sermon about the places in each of us that are still asleep, still in denial, still waiting for something more to happen before we are forced to change.”
Rabbi Jonathan Singer delivers a sermon at Temple Emanu-El on 9-18-2018 "It's an ongoing effort to work to express our Jewish values while valuing our Judaism. We have to be tireless in our work to heal the world."
"Someday, someone will look for your face in a photo—but you won’t even have been born and you’ll already have died. Poof! Just like that. Welcome to the High Holy Days! For just these few days, we are invited to rise above the boundaries of our life-spans and see how the whole thing is woven into a much, much larger tapestry.” Rabbi Emeritus Lawrence Kushner delivers the sermon at Shabbat service on September 14.
Rabbi Beth Singer delivers a sermon at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco. "Sometimes we feel invisible. But at moments like this, we remember that we are part of something so much bigger than ourselves. We turn to one another and we say, 'to see your face is like seeing the face of God.'"
"How can we, as Jewish men, look inside ourselves to take up an honest reckoning of what we have been trained to be? If those claiming “me too” are telling truths about the ways in which so many people have experienced male aggression, domination or violence, then men’s work of stepping forward to respond to “me too” requires an honest telling about the ways --more subtle that we can ever imagine-- that we have been trained to be the perpetrators and enablers of that violence. " Rabbi Jason...
Rabbi Sydney Mintz delivers a sermon at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco on 8-10-2018. “It’s time to make a commitment to the scorched earth. Let’s stop eating something together and start a movement.”