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|Location 2 Lake Street, San Francisco, California, United States|
|Phone number 415 751-2535|
|Country United States|
|City San Francisco|
|Address 2 Lake Street, San Francisco, California|
|Open to visitors yes|
|Need appointment no|
|Handicap accessibility no|
|Geographical Coordinates 37.78715,-122.45975|
Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco, California, is one of the two oldest Jewish congregations in California.
During the Gold Rush in 1849, a small group of Jews held the first High Holy Days services on the west coast of the United States in San Francisco. This group of traders and merchants founded Congregation Emanu-El sometime in 1850, and its charter was issued in April, 1851. The 16 signatories were mostly German Jews from Bavaria.