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Congregation Emanu-El Blood Drive 2021 10:00 am
Congregation Emanu-El Blood Drive 2021
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
To support local hospitals and patients in need, Congregation Emanu-El will be sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday April 1st from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm in collaboration with Vitalant, one of the nation’s oldest and … Continued
Mixology: Matzah Edition (Young Adult Program) 6:00 pm
Mixology: Matzah Edition (Young Adult Program)
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 Join YALCers and experienced cocktail makers, Misha Kestler, Lila Cantor, and Aaron Bellings in our continued Mixology series, with a fun Passover twist! Each time we gather, we’ll learn how to make some new drinks.  DrinksWhite … Continued
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One Shabbat Service (4/2/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (4/2/2021)
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. … Continued
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Torah Study and Yizkor Prayers (with Rabbi Beth Singer) 4/3 9:15 am
Torah Study and Yizkor Prayers (with Rabbi Beth Singer) 4/3
Apr 3 @ 9:15 am – 10:45 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Beth Singer. Everyone is also welcome to join us for Yizkor memorial prayers on Saturday, April 3 at 10:15 AM. Feel free to join Torah Study first at 9:15 AM and … Continued
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Every Family Has a Story: No Place on Earth Screening 12:00 pm
Every Family Has a Story: No Place on Earth Screening
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Please join us to honor the families, their descendants, and their advocates, who together have transmitted an unforgettable story of survival in the Holocaust through testimonies, literature, and the docudrama No Place On Earth.Tuesday, April 6, … Continued
Intro to Judaism – SPRING 2021 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – SPRING 2021
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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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What is Zionism? With Rabbi Jonathan Singer 12:00 pm
What is Zionism? With Rabbi Jonathan Singer
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
What are We Talking About When We Talk About Zionism.Taught by Rabbi Jonathan SingerJoin Rabbi Jonathan for a six part lunch and learn with guests from different perspectives sharing about the beautiful complexity of Zionism, … Continued
Conversation with DA Chesa Boudin 5:00 pm
Conversation with DA Chesa Boudin
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Conversation with Rabbi Jonathan Singer and District Attorney, Chesa BoudinFree and open to the community, virtual eventWednesday, April 7, 5:00pmJoin Rabbi Jonathan Singer as he speaks to District Attorney Chesa Boudin about his work, his … Continued
Weekday Evening Minyan (April 7) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (April 7)
Apr 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.
Yom HaShoah 2021: Reading of the Names & Yizkor 5:00 pm
Yom HaShoah 2021: Reading of the Names & Yizkor
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the JFCS Holocaust Center and the greater Bay Area community as we virtually commemorate Yom HaShoah.On April 7, join the JFCS Holocaust Center for a virtual reading of the names and community yizkor service … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (April 7) 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (April 7)
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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Holocaust Remembrance with JFCS: Days of Commemoration 11:00 am
Holocaust Remembrance with JFCS: Days of Commemoration
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
On April 8th and 9th, join the JFCS Holocaust Center for Days of Commemoration in honor of Holocaust remembrance. Attend one or all sessions. Registrants will receive links to join each session via email prior to … Continued
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Holocaust Remembrance with JFCS: Days of Commemoration 1:00 pm
Holocaust Remembrance with JFCS: Days of Commemoration
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
On April 8th and 9th, join the JFCS Holocaust Center for Days of Commemoration in honor of Holocaust remembrance. Attend one or all sessions. Registrants will receive links to join each session via email prior to … Continued
April Young Adult Candle Lighting + Kibbitzin’ 5:45 pm
April Young Adult Candle Lighting + Kibbitzin’
Apr 9 @ 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm
Young Adult Candle Lighting & Kibbitzin'April 9, Candle Lighting 5:45 – 6:00 pm, Kibbitzin' 6:00 – 6:30 pmLet’s bring in the Shabbat light together as a community in a quick 15-minute Zoom call. Bring your … Continued
One Shabbat Service (4/9/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (4/9/2021)
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Cantor Arik Luck. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Parris – 4/10/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Sarah Parris – 4/10/2021)
Apr 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Parris, followed by Mourner’s Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Changing Lives: Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth 5:00 pm
Changing Lives: Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join Rabbi Ryan Bauer for a discussion on the issues affecting LGBTQ+ youth in our community, and learn more about the impactful Host Homes program, run by the SF LGBT Center. Find out how you … Continued
Intro to Judaism – SPRING 2021 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – SPRING 2021
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 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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What is Zionism? With Rabbi Jonathan Singer (4/14) 12:00 pm
What is Zionism? With Rabbi Jonathan Singer (4/14)
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On April 14, join Rabbi Jonathan for the next “What are We Talking About When We Talk About Zionism,” this time with Rabbi Joshua Weinberg, Director of ARZA, the Reform Movement’s Zionist organization. He will … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (April 14) 2:00 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (April 14)
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 2:10 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
Weekday Evening Minyan (April 14) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (April 14)
Apr 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.
Chuppah and Beyond Spring 2021 7:00 pm
Chuppah and Beyond Spring 2021
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Six Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30 pmApril 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19Are you an engaged or newly married couple? Then this series is meant for you. The Chuppah and Beyond program will help … Continued
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One Shabbat Service (4/16/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (4/16/2021)
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Jason Rodich with Cantor Arik Luck and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer (4/17/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer (4/17/2021)
Apr 17 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, followed by Mourner’s Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Young Adult Shabbat Hike 11:00 am
Young Adult Shabbat Hike
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
On April 17th, 20s & 30s are encouraged to polish off their challah French toast and come enjoy some fresh air, nature, and movement to recharge for the week! YALCers Vince Celli and Claire Perelman … Continued
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Intro to Judaism – SPRING 2021 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – SPRING 2021
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 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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What is Zionism? With Rabbi Jonathan Singer (4/21) 12:00 pm
What is Zionism? With Rabbi Jonathan Singer (4/21)
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
What are We Talking About When We Talk About Zionism.Taught by Rabbi Jonathan SingerJoin Rabbi Jonathan for part three of a six-part lunch and learn series with guests from different perspectives sharing about the beautiful … Continued
Weekday Evening Minyan (April 21) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (April 21)
Apr 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.
Men’s Group- virtually – April 21, 2021 5:30 pm
Men’s Group- virtually – April 21, 2021
Apr 21 @ 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 at a private home. This cross-generational group provides a small group experience so important to building community. Our … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (April 21) 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (April 21)
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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One Shabbat Service (4/23/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (4/23/2021)
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Arik Luck. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer (4/24/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer (4/24/2021)
Apr 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.
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Resetting the Table Apps 2021 5:30 pm
Resetting the Table Apps 2021
Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Congregation Emanu-El is thrilled to be partnering with Resetting the Table to present this 5-part workshop series learning and delving into our thoughts and feelings about Israel-Palestine as Jews. Especially in times of high intensity, it can be … Continued
Families Experiencing Homelessness: A Virtual Fireside Chat 7:00 pm
Families Experiencing Homelessness: A Virtual Fireside Chat
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Congregation Emanu-El’s Tzedek Council welcomes Hamilton Families new CEO, Kyriell Noon in conversation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer. The conversation will explore the current state of homeless families in the city, how Hamilton Families has risen … Continued
Intro to Judaism – SPRING 2021 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – SPRING 2021
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 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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What is Zionism? With Rabbi Jonathan Singer (4/28) 12:00 pm
What is Zionism? With Rabbi Jonathan Singer (4/28)
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
What are We Talking About When We Talk About Zionism.Taught by Rabbi Jonathan SingerJoin Rabbi Jonathan for a six-part lunch and learn with guests from different perspectives sharing about the beautiful complexity of Zionism, both … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (April 28) 2:00 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music (April 28)
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 2:10 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
Weekday Evening Minyan (April 28) 5:00 pm
Weekday Evening Minyan (April 28)
Apr 28 @ 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.
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2nd Annual Lag Ba’Omer Community Talent Show 7:00 pm
2nd Annual Lag Ba’Omer Community Talent Show
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Lag Ba'Omer is the 33rd day of the counting of the Omer and is often celebrated with campfires that include music and celebration. Please join our clergy for our 2nd Annual Lag Ba'Omer Community Talent … Continued
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One Shabbat Service (4/30/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (4/30/2021)
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Beth Singer and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to watch on our website livestream page. Or click here to participate via Facebook Live, you don't have to join Facebook to participate. … 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).

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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. 

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.


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