In Memoriam


Zichronam Livracha - May Their Memories be for a Blessing

The greeting to mourners is as follows: HaMakom y'nakhem et-khem. May God comfort you and all those who mourn in Zion and Jerusalem.

This Week We Mourn The Following Losses, listed alphabetically 


Paula Hegyi


We offer condolences to her daughter, Suzie Lewis-Frankl, and granddaughter, former member and former staff member, Cathy Lewis.



Paul Vapnek


We offer condolences to his wife, Pearl Vapnek, his daughter Jessica Vapnek, his grandson David Vapnek, and David's fathers, Sean SeLegue and Dr. Richard Zuniga.


It is Jewish tradition to commemorate those who have passed through tzedakah and other deeds of kindness. To make a donation (known as tzedakah) in memory of someone who has recently passed please click here.

PLEASE NOTE if you have had a death in your family and would like to notifiy Congregation Emanu-El, please do not use this form. Instead, please contact Terry Kraus at (415) 750-7552 or




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