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 I am attending a funeral at your Temple, is it appropriate to bring flowers?

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?

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
    (415) 752-3064

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
    (415) 567-4902


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