Funerals and Memorial Services
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.
We mourn the following April losses, listed alphabetically:
Myles Michael Behrens
We offer condolences to his son, Adam Behrens, daughter-in-law, Elle Behrens, and grandchildren, Benjamin and Katherine Behrens.
We offer condolences to his daughter, Rabbi Sydney Mintz; and grandchildren, Eli Newbrun-Mintz; Gabriel Newbrun-Mintz; and Sienna Mintz.
We offer condolences to his daughters, Elizabeth Ozer and Emily Ozer; sons-in-law, Cliff Staton and Tony Fields; and grandchildren, Samuel; Max; and Emilia Ozer-Staton; and Benjamin and Elena Fields.
We mourn the following March losses, listed alphabetically:
We offer condolences to her daughter, Karen Schiller.
Erika Heiss Bloom
We offer condolences to her son, Mark Bloom; daughter-in-law, Cynthia Vaughn; and grandson, Isaac Bloom.
We offer condolences to her stepdaughter, Alex Buchler; and step-grandchildren, Sofia; Rachel; and Benjamin Buchler.
Carol Sue Maienschein
We offer condolences to her daughter, Erica Mainshine; and granddaughter, Aya Mainshine.
We offer condolences to his daughter, Cathy Manshel; son-in-law, Bill Rusitzky; and grandchildren Isabell and Mitchell Rusitzky.
We mourn the following February losses, listed alphabetically:
We offer condolences to his son, Jeffrey Bornstein; and grandson, David Bornstein.
We offer condolences to her son, Gedalia Braverman, and grandchildren, Ari and Ella Braverman.
We offer condolences to his wife, Laura Fong-Cohen
We offer condolences to her friends.
Elizabeth Caspers Peters
We offer condolences to her daughter, Margaret Charnas; son-in-law, Charles Charnas; and grandchildren, Juliet and Nathaniel Charnas.
Home of Peace Cemetery in Colma is owned and operated by Emanu-El. We encourage members to pre-plan their arrangements by contacting the cemetery staff. Email: jewishcemeteries-sf.org. Phone: 650.755.4700.
Congregation Emanu-El believes it is important to have a community to reach out to should a member family suffer a loss. At Emanu-El our rabbis and cantor are here to help in that time of need. Not only do our clergy perform funerals and memorial services, but they also provide spiritual counseling if requested.
To reach our clergy regarding a recent loss please contact Terry Kraus at email@example.com or at (415) 750-7552.
To schedule an on-site memorial service please contact Svetlana Leykin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 751-2541 x123.
Our clergy (if available) can perform on-site non-member funerals/memorial services but there will be an officiating fee and a facility usage fee. For more information please contact Svetlana Leykin at the email or phone number listed above.
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Giving Tzedakah to remember a loved one is a mitzvah.
Please consider making an additional donation to the Emanu-El Life Cycle fund in gratitude for the services our clergy provided during these profound moments. The Life Cycle fund makes it possible for all members, no matter their economic circumstance, to have the services of the clergy during these transitional times in their lives. Donate online or contact the Development Office at (415) 750-7554.