FAQs including MyEmanu-El
My child is invited to a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. What is the appropriate gift, and what does my child wear?
The gift is a personal choice. Gift certificates are always popular. The child should wear clothes that are appropriate for a religious service.
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.
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) 731-2548There are no kosher butchers in San Francisco.
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
Kosher foods can also be found at Trader Joe’s. The location closest to Temple Emanu-El is:
3 Masonic Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118