Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
Men’s Group -July 1, 2021 5:30 pm
Men’s Group -July 1, 2021
Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Men of Congregation Emanu-El have a monthly opportunity to socialize and study with a member of the clergy. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community. On Thursday, July 1, you'll … Continued
2
One Shabbat with Cantor Barak and Rabbi Pearce – (7/2/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat with Cantor Barak and Rabbi Pearce – (7/2/2021)
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, July 2nd, at 6:00 pm! Led by Rabbi Beth Singer with Cantor Emerita Roslyn Barak and sermon by Rabbi Stephen Pearce, in the Main Sanctuary.  In … Continued
3
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/3/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/3/2021)
Jul 3 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
4
5
6
7
Weekday Evening Minyan (July 7) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (July 7)
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
Chuppah and Beyond Summer 2021 7:00 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Summer 2021
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Six Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pmJuly 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 25Are you an engaged or newly married couple? Then this series is meant for you. The Chuppah and Beyond program will help you build … Continued
8
9
One Shabbat Service – (7/9/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (7/9/2021)
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, July 9th, at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbinical Student and Emanu-El Director of Education Leo Fuchs and Cantor Arik Luck in the Main Sanctuary.To best ensure … Continued
10
Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 7/10/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 7/10/2021)
Jul 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
11
Most Fun in A Cemetery (Sunday, July 11) Tour 1:00 pm
Most Fun in A Cemetery (Sunday, July 11) Tour
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
"The Most Fun You Will Ever Have In A Cemetery"Historical tour of Home of Peace Cemetery and Hills of EternityTwo options, limited 25 spots per session:Sunday, July 11 – 1:00pm (Register Here)OR Monday, July 19 – … Continued
12
13
14
Weekday Evening Minyan (July 14) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (July 14)
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
15
16
One Shabbat Service – (7/16/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (7/16/2021)
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, July 16th, at 6:00 pm! Led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris and Cantor Arik Luck in the Main Sanctuary. To best ensure we can provide a safe … Continued
17
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jason Rodich – 7/17/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jason Rodich – 7/17/2021)
Jul 17 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jason Rodich, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
18
Young Adult Park Play Day 1:00 pm
Young Adult Park Play Day
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
After this past year, isn’t it time to PLAY? Bay Area 20s & 30s are invited to join in for an afternoon of sunshine and chill park games on July 18, 1pm-3pm. Time to break … Continued
19
Most Fun in A Cemetery (Monday, July 19) Tour 1:00 pm
Most Fun in A Cemetery (Monday, July 19) Tour
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
"The Most Fun You Will Ever Have In A Cemetery"Historical tour of Home of Peace Cemetery and Hills of EternityLimited to 25 spots per session:Monday, July 19 – 1:00pm (Register Here)Join Emanu-El historian, Judi Leff, … Continued
20
End of Life Planning: Be Prepared with Sinai Memorial Chapel 6:30 pm
End of Life Planning: Be Prepared with Sinai Memorial Chapel
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
End of Life Planning: How to be prepared with Sinai Memorial Chapelwith Rabbi Ryan BauerJoin us for this special program with Sinai Memorial Chapel and our own Rabbi Ryan Bauer. During the pandemic, it has … Continued
21
Weekday Evening Minyan (July 21) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (July 21)
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
We are offering a weekday evening minyan during the week for our community to say kaddish together. Join our sacred ‘zoom room’ to be with each other and create space for memory. Click here.
Jews Of Color Gathering (July 2021) 7:00 pm
Jews Of Color Gathering (July 2021)
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Led by congregants who identify as Jews of Color, we are convening regular gatherings of Emanu-El members who identify as Jews of Color of any race or ethnicity, to meet each other, share stories, and explore … Continued
22
23
One Shabbat Service – (7/23/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (7/23/2021)
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, July 23rd, at 6:00 pm! Led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Cantor Marsha Attie in the Main Sanctuary. To best ensure we can provide a safe and … Continued
24
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/24/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/24/2021)
Jul 24 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
25
26
27
28
29
30
One Shabbat Service – (7/30/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (7/30/2021)
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, July 30th, at 6:00 pm! Led by Rabbi Jason Rodich and Cantor Marsha Attie in the Main Sanctuary. To best ensure we can provide a safe and … Continued
31
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/31/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 7/31/2021)
Jul 31 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
VIEW FULL CALENDAR

SCHEDULE

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).

July 2021

We mourn the following July losses, listed alphabetically:

Sally Berger
We offer condolences to her daughter, Jamie (Mark) Myers; and her grandchildren, David Myers and Eve (Joseph) Loecher.  

Sampson Davidoff
We offer condolences to his niece, Eileen (Nersi) Boussina; and his great-niece and nephews, Michael, Brandon and Ashley Boussina.

Sandra Gordon
We offer condolences to her husband, Norman Gordon; and her children, Mimi and Grant Gordon.

Bill Landesman
We offer condolences to his daughter, Vicki (Wayne) Buder, and grandchildren, Lily and Benjamin Buder.

Yelizaveta Livshits
We offer condolences to her grandson, Daniel (Emily) Spier; and her great-grandchildren, Elijah and Leora Spier. 

Mia Mitchell
We offer condolences to her spouse, Andrew Zittell.

June 2021

We mourn the following June losses, listed alphabetically:

Susan Cole
We offer condolences to her spouse, Alan Ovson.

Stella Daniels
We offer condolences to her friends and family.

Victor A. Levi
We offer condolences to his niece, Jacqueline Ferris (Jonathan), and his great-niece and nephew, Lilah and Reuben Ferris.

Sheila Parton
We offer condolences to her daughter, Julia Bergman (Adam); and her grandchildren, Sarah and Aaron Bergman.

Bernard “Baxter” Rice
We offer condolences to his spouse, Lorie Rice.

Marjorie Traub
We offer condolences to her spouse, Barry Traub.

Ruth Teitel Wintroub
We offer condolences to her grandson, Noah Wintroub (Carey); and her great-grandchildren, Bennett, Dylan and Quinn Wintroub.

May 2021

We mourn the following May losses, listed alphabetically:

Gertrud Baer
We offer condolences to her friends and family.

Arthur Brunwasser
We offer condolences to his friends and family.

Max Forman
We offer condolences to his former spouse, Terri Forman, and his daughter, Hallie Forman.

Dorismae Hacker Friedman
We offer condolences to her daughter Leslie Friedman (Jonathan Clark).

Karen Liberman
We offer condolences to her spouse, Loren Woo, and her daughters, Madeline and Elaine Woo.

Eleanor Miller
We offer condolences to her daughters, Jeanne Miller and Susie (Denis) Roy, and her grandchildren, Tucker, Taylor and Zachary (Kelly Stewart) Roy.

Herb Wander
We offer condolences to his daughter, Lois Wander.

April 2021

We mourn the following April losses, listed alphabetically:

Jerry Bailin
We offer condolences to his son, Paul Bailin (Jennifer Wenzel), and his granddaughter, Eliana Bailin.

Philip Gaman
We offer condolences to his brother, Steven Gaman (Van Luu).

Gwen Kerner
We offer condolences to her husband, Dr. John Kerner.

Issak Khodak
We offer condolences to his daughter, Svetlana Leykin (Vladimir), to his grandsons, Dima (Tatyana) and Robert Leykin, and to his granddaughters, Shayna and Hannah Leykin.

Judith Miller
We offer condolences to her friends and family.

Steffi Tick
We offer condolences to her daughter, Katherine Tick (Fred Raker), and her grandchildren, Samuel and Emma Tick-Raker.

March 2021

We mourn the following March losses, listed alphabetically:

Maurine Axelbaum
We offer condolences to her grandson, Marc Axelbaum (Katherine Dowling), and her great-grandchildren, Charles, Cameron and Phoebe Axelbaum.

Inge Bruns
We offer condolences to her niece, Gunda Trepp.

Thelma Colvin
We offer condolences to her son, Larry Colvin (Kimberlee), and to her grandson, Jacob Colvin, as well as her nephew, Andrew Colvin (Suzanne), her niece Susan May, and great-nephews, Matthew (Jessica) and Michael Colvin.

Heidi DeArmond
We offer condolences to her step-daughter, Jennifer Kodner (Mark Goldberg), and to her step-granddaughter, Sadie Kodner.

Irving Gordon
We offer condolences to his sister, Alyce Brown.

Stephen Grand
We offer condolences to his sister Diana Grand (Jon Holman).

Edward Greene
We offer condolences to his daughter, Christina Anzel (Joshua), and his grandchildren, Dylan and Isabel Anzel.

M. Barron “Barry” Kesser
We offer condolences to daughter, Wendy Kesser, and his grandchildren, Nathaniel and Ariella Yanowitch.

Paul Allen Morris Krow
We offer condolences to his son, Evan Krow (Catherine), and his grandchildren Nyree and Taryn Krow.

Marian Lewenstein
We offer condolences to her grandson, Joel Lewenstein (Lora Allan), and her great-grandson, Gideon Lewenstein.

Helen McKendell
We offer condolences to her daughter-in-law to Tracy Tilin McKendell, and grandson to Alec McKendell.

Marilyn Marx Mindel
We offer condolences to her former spouse, Lawrence Mindel.

Omar Nicolas Peralta
We offer condolences to his daughter, Jessica Peralta Ullman (Jordan), and his grandchildren, Olivia and Gabriel Ullman.

Adele Reich
We offer condolences to her friends and family.

Armando “Mando” Salazar
We offer condolences to his brother, Antonio Salazar-Hobson (Katherine Salazar-Poss), and his neice, Adela Salazar-Poss, and nephew, Beto Salazar-Poss.

Irving Salmeen
We offer condolences to his daughter, Dr. Kirsten Salmeen (Terry Platchek), and to his grandson, Theordore Platchek.

Iris Tandler
We offer condolences to her son, Robert Tandler (Valli Benesch), and her granddaughters, Michelle and Jaclyn Tandler.

February 2021

We mourn the following February losses, listed alphabetically:

Deborah Haas-Izenberg
We offer condolences to her mother, Janet Haas, and to her brother, Jeffrey Haas.
Brigitte “Gitta” Lewin
We offer condolences to her family and friends.

Rob Gymant
We offer condolences to his daughter, Anne Gymant Paris (Michael Paris), and to his granddaughters, Sophie and Elena Paris.

Adrienne O’Toole
We offer condolences to her daughter, Maureen Terris (Michael), and her grandsons, Paul, Charles and Spencer Terris.

Frank Platchek
We offer condolences to his son, Terry Platchek (Kirsten Salmeen), and to his grandson, Theordore Platchek.

Saul Ziskroit
We offer condolences to his son, Harris Ziskroit (Serena), and to his grandchildren, Seraphina and Lucas Ziskroit.

January 2021

We mourn the following January losses, listed alphabetically:

Morton Denker
We offer condolences to his daughter, Sheryl Denker (Alex Chuzhoy), and to his granddaughter, Daliah Chuzhoy.
Marianne Dowling
We offer condolences to her daughter Katherine Dowling (Marc Axelbaum), and grandmother to Charles, Cameron and Phoebe Axelbaum.
Ellen Garner 
We offer condolences to her brother, Kenneth Laxer.
Howard Gilman
We offer condolences to his daughter, Deborah Kay (Scott), and to his grandchildren, Rachel, Andrew, Elijah and Noah Kay.
Hanne Johnson
We offer condolences to her daughter, Erika Coplon (Dovid), and to her granddaughters, Daphne and Trixie Coplon.
Sophia Lambert
We offer condolences to her great-aunt, Paula Freedman.
Jesse M. Levy
We offer condolences to his daughters, Gayle, Robin and Janet Levy, and his partner, Betty Dvorson.
Paulina Liebowitz
We offer condolences to her granddaughter, Gina Silverman (Reagan Richey), and her great-granddaughter, Eva Richey.
Elizabeth Meterparel
We offer condolences to her friends and family.
Howard Miller
We offer condolences to his wife, Eleanor, his daughters, Jeannie Miller and Susie (Denis) Roy, and his grandchildren, Tucker, Taylor and Zachary (Kelly Stewart) Roy.
Leonard Paul
We offer condolences to his daughter Lauri Paul (Mark Hamilton), and his grandsons, Oliver and Dylan Hamilton.
Joseph Pell
We offer condolences to his daughter, Karen Pell, and son, David Pell, and grandchildren, Emma, Tessa, Herschel and Octavia Pell.
Richard Rossen
We offer condolences to his son, Jerome Rossen, and grandchildren, Benjamin and Natalia Rossen.
Barry Rubens
We offer condolences to his son, Jonathan Rubens (Barbara Sobel), and to his grandsons, Ethan and Miles Rubens.
Syed Abdul Majid Quadri
We offer condolences to his daughter, Shabana Siegel (Charles), and to his granddaughters, Hannah and Leah Siegel.
Alison Small
We offer condolences to her brother, Andrew Kowal (Lauren), and her nieces, Ella and Chloe Kowal.
Richard Zuniga
We offer condolences to his husband, Sean SeLegue, and his son, David Vapnek.

December 2020

We mourn the following December losses, listed alphabetically:

Bob Aronow
We offer condolences to his brother Louis Aronow (Susan).
Alessandra Beck
We offer condolences to her husband Jonathan, and three children, Vivianna, Anton and Julian.
Henry Landau
We offer condolences to his brother, George Landau.
Thomas Langsdorf
We offer condolences to his daughter, Caroline Weinstein and grandchildren, Charles and Theodore Weinstein.
Adam David Nemer
We offer condolences to his sister, Melissa Nemer and nephews, Samson and Ayal Einhorn. 

Arlene Shapiro Wiseth
We offer condolences to her son, Marc Axelbaum (Katherine Dowling), and her grandchildren, Charles, Cameron and Phoebe Axelbaum.

November 2020

We mourn the following November losses, listed alphabetically:

Leonard Brant
We offer condolences to his wife, Michelle Brant.
Shirlee Marks
We offer condolences to her granddaughter, Cynthia Marks Shegalov (German Shegalov) and great-granddaughter, Cecily Shegalov.
Thelma Steinberg Schnitzer
We offer condolences to her children, Gary Schnitzer (Sandra Wilder) and Deborah Novack (Kenneth).

October 2020

We mourn the following October losses, listed alphabetically:

Lyudmila Chuzhoy
We offer condolences to her son, Alexander Chuzhoy (Sheryl Denker) and granddaughter Daliah Chuzhoy.
Jules Einhorn (Gershon Ben Zusiya)
We offer condolences to his son, Joshua Einhorn (Melissa Nemer), and grandchildren, Ayla and Samson Einhorn.
Phyllis Loyko
We offer condolences to her daughter, Robin Reitzes and grandchild, Aidan Rosenberg.
Dr. Edmond Brown McMahon
We offer condolences to his daughter, Elizabeth McMahon (Charles Ehrlich) and granddaughter, Laura Ehrlich.
Edis Robinson
We offer condolences to her husband, Martin Robinson.
Erwin Rodich
We offer condolences to his grandson, Rabbi Jason Rodich (Fran Benjamin).
Paul Ross
We offer condolences to his family and friends.
Seena Rubin
We offer condolences to her son, Jeff Rubin (Marcia Pope) and grandchildren, Abbie and Samantha Rubin-Pope.
Janet Schlessinger
We offer condolences to her son, Don Schlessinger.

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.


Preparing for a Jewish Funeral: A Checklist

UPCOMING EVENTS

SEE ALL