Q My child is invited to a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. What is the appropriate gift, and what does my child wear?
A The gift is a personal choice. Gift certificates are always popular. The child should wear clothes that are appropriate for a religious service.
Q What time are your Shabbat Services?
A We have a variety of Friday night and Saturday morning services. Please see details at Shabbat Services.
Q I am attending a funeral at your Temple, is it appropriate to bring flowers?
A Flowers are not customary in Jewish tradition. We suggest making a gift to charity in memory of the deceased. Families often name either a Temple fund or another organization as preferred recipients.
Q Where are the kosher restaurants and kosher butchers in San Francisco?
A The kosher restaurants in San Francisco are:
- Sabra Grill Restaurant, 419 Grant Ave. ( at Bush Street) (415) 982-3656
- Shangri-La Vegetarian Restaurant 2026 Irving Street (between 21st and 22nd Ave) (415) 731-2548
- This is it Grill and Restaurant 430 Geary Street (415) 749-0201
The kosher butcher is:
Israel Kosher Meat, Poultry and Deli
5621 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94121
A wide selection of kosher foods, including meat, can be found at Mollie Stone's Markets. The location closest to Temple Emanu-El is:
Mollie Stone's Grand Central Market
2435 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94115