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Kol Nidre – Office closes at 1:00 pm 8:30 am
Kol Nidre – Office closes at 1:00 pm
Oct 8 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
 
2019 KN Family Service Ushering 4:30 pm
2019 KN Family Service Ushering
Oct 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
Kol Nidre Family Service 5:00 pm
Kol Nidre Family Service
Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
2019 KN Classic Service Ushering 5:15 pm
2019 KN Classic Service Ushering
Oct 8 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
HHD 2019 KN Sr. Transp 6:00 pm
HHD 2019 KN Sr. Transp
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Transportation Assistance for Seniors in San Francisco on High Holy Days In partnership with the Jewish Community Federation, Congregation Emanu-El is again offering to subsidize half of the cost of transportation for elderly and disabled … Continued
Kol Nidre Early Service 6:00 pm
Kol Nidre Early Service
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
2019 KN Cont. Svc. Ushering 7:45 pm
2019 KN Cont. Svc. Ushering
Oct 8 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
Kol Nidre Late Service 8:30 pm
Kol Nidre Late Service
Oct 8 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
 
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Office closed for Yom Kippur
2019 YK Classic Service Ushering 8:15 am
2019 YK Classic Service Ushering
Oct 9 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
HHD 2019 YK Study Session I 10:00 am
HHD 2019 YK Study Session I
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
 
2019 YK Cont. Svc. Ushering 10:45 am
2019 YK Cont. Svc. Ushering
Oct 9 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
HHD 2019 YK Study Session II 11:30 am
HHD 2019 YK Study Session II
Oct 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
 
HHD 2019 YK Panel Discussion 1:00 pm
HHD 2019 YK Panel Discussion
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
 
HHD 2019 – Refection in Redwoods 2:00 pm
HHD 2019 – Refection in Redwoods
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
 
HHD 2019 YK Afternoon Service 2:30 pm
HHD 2019 YK Afternoon Service
Oct 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
 
2019 YK Comm. Svc. led by Teens 3:30 pm
2019 YK Comm. Svc. led by Teens
Oct 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
 
2019 YK Guided Meditation 4:00 pm
2019 YK Guided Meditation
Oct 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
HHD 2019 – YK Healing Service 4:00 pm
HHD 2019 – YK Healing Service
Oct 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
2019 Yizkor Classic Service Ushering 4:45 pm
2019 Yizkor Classic Service Ushering
Oct 9 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
2019 Yizkor Contemporary Service Ushering 4:45 pm
2019 Yizkor Contemporary Service Ushering
Oct 9 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Every year for the High Holy Day services, we need temple ushers who extend a warm welcome, hand out prayer books, help congregants with seating, and answer general questions. Enrich your High Holy Day experience … Continued
HHD 2019 Yizkor Sr. Trans. 5:30 pm
HHD 2019 Yizkor Sr. Trans.
Oct 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Transportation Assistance for Seniors in San Francisco on High Holy Days In partnership with the Jewish Community Federation, Congregation Emanu-El is again offering to subsidize half of the cost of transportation for elderly and disabled … Continued
Yizkor Service 5:30 pm
Yizkor Service
Oct 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
 
30s and 40s Yom Kippur Break the Fast 2019 6:30 pm
30s and 40s Yom Kippur Break the Fast 2019
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Come join the Emanu-El 30s and 40s community for our annual break-the-fast as we mark the end of Yom Kippur. Whether or not you fast or go to services, come and connect with your community … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Oct 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Men’s Group – October 27, 2019 9:30 am
Men’s Group – October 27, 2019
Oct 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - October 27, 2019 @ Private Residence
Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with a member of the clergy at a private home. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community. This … Continued
One Shabbat service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat service (MMS)
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Late Shabbat Meditation (Chapel) 7:30 pm
Late Shabbat Meditation (Chapel)
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
YA Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
YA Late Shabbat (MMS)
Oct 11 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
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Sukkot Celebration Service & Dinner 2019 5:00 pm
Sukkot Celebration Service & Dinner 2019
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Celebrate Sukkot at Temple Emanu-El with a festive outdoor service in the courtyard at 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 13, 2019, followed by Mediterranean dinner.Please feel free to bring your own bottle of wine.Reservations are … Continued
Sukkot Celebration Service & Dinner 2019 5:00 pm
Sukkot Celebration Service & Dinner 2019
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Celebrate Sukkot at Temple Emanu-El with a festive service in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary at 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 13, 2019 followed by a Mediterranean dinner under the Sukkah (Courtyard).Please feel free to bring … Continued
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Office Closed – Sukkot
Office Closed – Sukkot
Oct 14 all-day
 
Sukkot Festival Service and Breakfast 9:00 am
Sukkot Festival Service and Breakfast
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Join us on the first morning of Sukkot for the festival service beginning at 9:00 am in the chapel. Following the service, you are invited to stay for a delicious breakfast and freshly brewed coffee … Continued
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Sukkot Dinner 2019: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group 7:00 pm
Sukkot Dinner 2019: The Tribe for Women & Women’s Group
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come join us for our annual Women's Group and Tribe for Women dinner in the sukkah for a night of women, discussion, and wine. We will be outside so remember to dress warmly!Please register, and bring … Continued
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Side by Side October 2019 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side October 2019 Session
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – Dec 10 @ 11:30 am
Side by Side October 2019 Session
Emanu-El’s Side by Side program introduces our youngest children (18 months to 2.5 years) to a preschool environment with their parent or caregiver by their side. Our Side by Side program is rich in Jewish … Continued
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat service (MMS)
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Special Sukkot Israeli Dinner with Chef Aliza 7:15 pm
Special Sukkot Israeli Dinner with Chef Aliza
Oct 18 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
One Shabbat Service, plus Oneg  Friday, October 18  6:00 pm Special Speaker, Aliza Grayevsky Somekh of Bishulim SF, followed by experiential dinner and wine event (registration required)  A Journey Through the Threads That Weave Israeli … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Oct 19 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Isaac Wayne) Main Sanctuary 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Leah Lashinsky) MMS 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service (BM of Leah Lashinsky) MMS
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Young Families Havdalah in Rabbi Fenves’ Sukkah 5:00 pm
Young Families Havdalah in Rabbi Fenves’ Sukkah
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Please join us for a special Havdalah in Rabbi Fenves' Sukkah for young families with children ages 5 and under! Address will be provided after registration.Event Signup
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Yizkor service and breakfast 9:30 am
Yizkor service and breakfast
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Sukkot Yizkor service with Senior Rabbi Beth Singer begins at 9:30 am in the Chapel. Bagels and coffee to follow after the service.
Simchat Torah Dinner & Celebration 2019 5:00 pm
Simchat Torah Dinner & Celebration 2019
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us as we mark the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings and the beginning of a new cycle! This joyful and festive occasion includes dinner, dancing and singing with the Torah … Continued
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Mah Jongg (Room 57) 1:30 pm
Mah Jongg (Room 57)
Oct 22 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
 
Young Adult Volunteer Night at the SF-Marin Food Bank 6:00 pm
Young Adult Volunteer Night at the SF-Marin Food Bank
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join members of the Young Adult Community at Congregation Emanu-El for an evening volunteering with the SF-Marin Food Bank. Volunteers will help sort and package produce for families in the greater San Francisco community. This … Continued
God Wrestling with Rabbi Jonathan Singer 6:30 pm
God Wrestling with Rabbi Jonathan Singer
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
God Wrestling with Rabbi Jonathan Singer Tuesdays, October 22, 29, November 5  6:30-8:30 pm  How we talked and continue to talk about the Holy from the very beginning to today. We will look at challenging texts, touch … Continued
Raising A Jewish Mensch with Rabbi Pearce 6:30 pm
Raising A Jewish Mensch with Rabbi Pearce
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Raising a Jewish Mensch – A Scaffolding for Independence and Responsibility taught by Taube Scholar, Senior Rabbi Emeritus Stephen Pearce Tuesdays, October 22, 29, November 5, 2019—6:30-8:30pmUtilizing both rabbinic education and a doctorate in psychology, Rabbi … Continued
Intro to Judaism – Fall 2019 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – Fall 2019
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Emanu-El clergy to learn about the breadth and wonder of Jewish tradition. This class is a pathway for the adult learner who wishes to discover or deepen Jewish knowledge, non-Jews who are marrying a … Continued
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Limonata and Learning, October 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning, October 23, 2019
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join a member of our clergy for a special" no host" learning opportunity, Limonata and Learning, offered exclusively for our congregants in Marin. We will meet for happy hour at Book Passage in Corte Madera … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – October 24, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – October 24, 2019
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Do you enjoy cooking? Participate in this mitzvah led by congregant and former restaurant owner Gail Laghi, and congregant and chef Sari Swig. Together, up to four volunteers make meals for congregants in need. All … Continued
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Men’s Group – October 27, 2019 9:30 am
Men’s Group – October 27, 2019
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group - October 27, 2019 @ Private Residence
Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with a member of the clergy at a private home. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community. This … Continued
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Emanu-El NEXT Town Hall 6:30 pm
Emanu-El NEXT Town Hall
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a congregation Town Hall Come together as a community and learn about exciting plans for Emanu-El’s future. Monday, October 28 6:30-8:30 pm Martin Meyer SanctuaryEvent Signup
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Chuppah and Beyond Fall 2019 7:15 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Fall 2019
Oct 30 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Six Wednesdays, 7:15 – 9:15 pmAre you an engaged or newly married couple? Then this series is meant for you. The Chuppah and Beyond program will help you build and strengthen the foundational tools for a successful, happy lifelong … Continued
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Funerals and Memorial Services

In Memoriam

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.

Are you looking for information about comforting those who are in mourning? Here is an article by Legacy Connect we hope you will find helpful. Also, what to expect at a shiva (house of mourning).

 

October 2019

Dr. Raymond Weisberg
We offer condolences to his daughter, Rabbi Dvorah Weisberg; son-in-law, Neal Scheindlin; son, Adam Weisberg; and daughter-in-law, Rachel Brodie.

 

September 2019

Claire Finkel
We offer condolences to her granddaughter, Robbi Shveyd and great-grandchildren, Raya and Rebecca Shveyd.

Olga Issenberg Gross
We offer condolences to her daughter, Judy Langlois.

Marlene Swartz Levinson
We offer condolences to her daughter, Julie Jeremy and grandchildren, Ben and India Jeremy.

Barbara Kahn Gardner
We offer condolences to her son, Robert Gardner.

 

August 2019

We mourn the following August losses, listed alphabetically:

Gordon Katznelson
We offer condolences to his sons, Stephen Katznelson and David Katznelson; daughters-in-law, Trudy Edelson and Barbara Bersche; and nephew David Arrick.

Barbara Kowitt
We offer condolences to her daughter, Jennifer Derrick; son-in-law, Mike Derrick; and grandchildren, Reilly and Nola Derrick.

Rusty Selix
We offer condolences to his wife, Nancy Selix.

 

July 2019

We mourn the following July losses, listed alphabetically:

Mark Erman
We offer condolences to his wife, Monique Soltani; and daughters, Ayla and Josephine Erman.

Phyllis Friedman
We offer condolences to her son, David Friedman.

Eva Levi
We offer condolences to her daughter, Connie Levi; and grandchildren, Zachary and Danielle Robin.

Steven Tessler
We offer condolences to his niece, Ivy Fine.

Michael Wittenberg
We offer condolences to his daughter, Erin Hartman.

 

June 2019

We mourn the following June losses, listed alphabetically:

Jane Bryk
We offer condolences to her son, Andrew Mosson; daughter-in-law, Laura Mosson; and grandsons, Theodore and Spencer Mosson.

Hope Eisenberg
We offer condolences to her family and friends.

Robert Ersepke
We offer condolences to his sister, Evelyn Krimen.

Harold Lieberman
We offer condolences to his stepdaughter, Karen Solomon, stepson-in-law, Matthew Schaefer, and step-grandchildren, Emmett and Desmond Solomon Schaefer.

Ralph Lowenstein
We offer condolences to his wife, Kazue Lowenstein, daughter, Barbara Lowenstein-Weglein, and grandson, Kennedy Weglein.

Ruth Mansbach
We offer condolences to her son, Larry Mansbach; daughter-in-law, Bette Caan; and grandchildren, Arthur and Liza Mansbach.

Marge Wolfe
We offer condolences to her stepson, William Wolfe, and grandchildren, Sara and Amelia Wolfe.

 

 

Home of Peace Cemetery

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 Ariana Estoque or call (415) 750-7552.

To schedule an on-site memorial service please contact Svetlana Leykin  or call (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.

For information on sitting Shiva please click here: Shiva Minyan Information

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.


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