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.
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This week we mourn the following losses, listed alphabetically:
We offer condolences to her son, Jon (Bonni) Shenk and grandchildren, Anabel and Abraham.
Judith Levine Coren
We offer condolences to her daughter, Amy Seff; son-in-law, Jon Seff; and grandchildren, Kyle and Olivia Seff.
Beverly Benson Gasner
We offer condolences to her son Stuart Gasner; daughter-in-law Kate Ditzler and granddaughter, Dorothy Gasner.
Sheldon Mark Mitchell
We offer condolences to his son Jason Mitchell; son-in-law, Amparo Mitchell and granddaughters, Sarah and Lena Mitchell.
This October we mourn the following losses, listed alphabetically:
We offer condolences to his nephew, Nersi Boussina.
We offer condolences to her son, Gabe Kind; daughter-in-law Liz Kind, and grandchildren Joseph and Emily Kind.
Betty Fae Nusinow
We offer condolences to her daughter Hillary Wollin, daughter-in-law Larry Wollin, and grandchildren Hez and Charles Wollin.
Paul Robert Scherer
We offer condolences to his son, Jeremy Scherer and grandchildren Scarlett and Clementine Scherer.
We mourn these September losses, listed alphabetically:
We offer condolences to his daughter, Lisa Alexander.
David Israel Cook
We offer condolences to his sister, Beth Cook and nieces Amelia and Willa Cook.
Frances Sanders Day
We offer condolences to her sister, Pamela Rose, brother-in-law, Steven Dinkelspiel, and niece and nephew, Emma and Eli Dinkelspiel.
We offer condolences to her daughter, Betsy Linder.
We offer condolences to his daughter, Gabriel Petlin and grandchildren, Kian, Dov, and Rafael Petlin.
We offer condolences to her grandson, Scott Goldman.
We offer condolences to her husband, Jeff Bornstein, and son, David Bornstein.
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.