Since 1850, Congregation Emanu-El’s renowned clergy, dedicated board and welcoming staff serve our congregants and provide an open, responsive, nourishing environment in which to personalize discovery of the three pillars of Jewish life: Worship, Learning, and Community.

Enter our architecturally inspiring Temple and access the many portals to Judaism offered at Congregation Emanu-El. The light-filled courtyard is a vital intersection of congregational activity. Our dome is an inviting beacon and safe haven, gracing the skyline and continuing our link to the cultural, religious, and civic life of San Francisco.

As the largest Reform synagogue in Northern California, we take great pride in our rich heritage and nationwide reputation for innovation. Temple leaders work hard to secure the Congregation’s future through careful resource and facilities management and thrive on inventive ways to engage and serve our congregants.

Congregation Emanu-El’s members are committed to the enduring values of all Jews: love of family, education, philanthropy, mitzvot—righteous deeds, and tikkun-olam—the repair of the world.