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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 8/1/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 8/1/20)
Aug 1 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Havdalah with Margeaux Wolberg (8/1/20) 8:00 pm
Havdalah with Margeaux Wolberg (8/1/20)
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Havdalah with Margeaux Wolberg on Facebook Live, click here.
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Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery! 5:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
  For over two years, every Sunday night Emanu-El congregants have provided dinner for the youth living at G-House (a transitional home for youth experiencing homelessness run by Larkin Street Youth Services), by bringing food … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (Young Families) 7:30 pm
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (Young Families)
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Rabbi Sarah Parris, ECE Director Nika Greenberg, and CEEP Teacher Abiba Bola, to discuss the book, How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. Reading a book will not end racism, but the … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
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Congregation Emanu-El BLOOD DRIVE 10:00 am
Congregation Emanu-El BLOOD DRIVE
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Congregation Emanu-El BLOOD DRIVEThis blood drive is being conducted in collaboration with Vitalant, one of the nation’s oldest and largest transfusion medicine organizations. To schedule your appointment, please visit bloodheroes.com and use Sponsor Code: Emanu-El. ADVANCE APPOINTMENTS are encouraged to help … Continued
The Gold(berg) Rush with Judi Leff (Day Time) 11:00 am
The Gold(berg) Rush with Judi Leff (Day Time)
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Gold(Berg) Rush: History of San Francisco Jewry led by legacy Emanu-El member Judi Leff Free program via Zoom Thursday, August 6, 11:00am – 1:00pm PST  Judi is passionate about San Francisco Jewish history and produced the 125th Anniversary of the Jewish … Continued
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/6/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/6/2020)
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Marsha Attie to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
A Conversation About Emanu-El’s Member Survey 5:00 pm
A Conversation About Emanu-El’s Member Survey
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Life under Covid-19 has impacted our entire community. Last month you participated in Emanu-El's member survey, as part of a national survey of Jews conducted by the URJ. The results are in. We want to … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
One Shabbat Service (8/7/20) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (8/7/20)
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to participate via Facebook Live, our preferred platform – you don't have to join Facebook to participate. For alternative access via livestream, click … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 8/8/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Ryan Bauer – 8/8/20)
Aug 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Havdalah with Eric Schoen (8/8/20) 8:00 pm
Havdalah with Eric Schoen (8/8/20)
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Havdalah with Eric Schoen on Facebook Live, click here.
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Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery! 5:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
  For over two years, every Sunday night Emanu-El congregants have provided dinner for the youth living at G-House (a transitional home for youth experiencing homelessness run by Larkin Street Youth Services), by bringing food … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (Young Adults) 6:00 pm
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (Young Adults)
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Rabbi Jason Rodich to discuss the book, How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. Reading a book will not end racism, but the idea that learning leads to action is a foundational … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/13/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/13/2020)
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Marsha Attie to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
Multi-Racial and Multi-Ethnic Families Gathering (Aug 2020) 7:00 pm
Multi-Racial and Multi-Ethnic Families Gathering (Aug 2020)
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join fellow members of Emanu-El from multi-racial and multi-ethnic families in a Zoom gathering to meet one another, share stories, and build a community to support each other through the complexities of the world around us … Continued
The Gold(berg) Rush with Judi Leff (Evening) 7:00 pm
The Gold(berg) Rush with Judi Leff (Evening)
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gold(Berg) Rush: History of San Francisco Jewry led by legacy Emanu-El member Judi Leff Free program via Zoom Thursday, August 13, 7:00 – 9:00pm PST  Judi is passionate about San Francisco Jewish history and produced the 125th Anniversary of the Jewish … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
One Shabbat Service (8/14/20) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (8/14/20)
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Shabbat service led by Rabbi Sydney Mintz and Cantor Arik Luck. Click here to participate via Facebook Live, our preferred platform – you don't have to join Facebook to participate. For alternative access via livestream, click here. … Continued
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service (8/14/20) 7:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service (8/14/20)
Aug 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Young Adult Late Shabbat Service with Rabbi Jason Rodich, Rabbi Sydney Mintz and Cantor Marsha Attie. Click here to participate via Facebook Live, our preferred platform – you don't have to join Facebook to participate.
August Late Shabbat Oneg 8:30 pm
August Late Shabbat Oneg
Aug 14 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Been missing your Late Shabbat crew? You’re in luck! This month, Late Shabbat Oneg will be hosted on a new virtual platform, Sidebar, which will let you make the rounds, bump into old friends, meet … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Stephen Pearce 8/15/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Stephen Pearce 8/15/20)
Aug 15 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Stephen Pearce followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Havdalah with Cantor Marsha Attie (8/15/20) 8:00 pm
Havdalah with Cantor Marsha Attie (8/15/20)
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Havdalah with Cantor Marsha Attie on Facebook Live, click here.
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Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery! 5:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
  For over two years, every Sunday night Emanu-El congregants have provided dinner for the youth living at G-House (a transitional home for youth experiencing homelessness run by Larkin Street Youth Services), by bringing food … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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July Jewish Book Club (Young Adult Program) 6:00 pm
July Jewish Book Club (Young Adult Program)
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Have some extra time on your hands and want to dive into a meaningful book? You’re invited to a virtual discussion about The Weight of Ink, by Rachel Kadish, led by our community member Annie Alpers! … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Arik Luck. Facebook Live.
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Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/20/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/20/2020)
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Marsha Attie to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (With Rabbi Beth Singer) 12:30 pm
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (With Rabbi Beth Singer)
Aug 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Join Rabbi Beth Singer to discuss the book, How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. Reading a book will not end racism, but the idea that learning leads to action is a foundational … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 8/22/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 8/22/20)
Aug 22 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Havdalah (8/22/20) 8:00 pm
Havdalah (8/22/20)
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Havdalah on Facebook Live, click here.
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Discovering Your Life’s Purpose (YA Program) 11:00 am
Discovering Your Life’s Purpose (YA Program)
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The pandemic has created a perfect time to pick up new hobbies, think introspectively, and dream about “what’s next.” Get off the couch!  Join Young Adult Community member Juliana and YALCer Anna as they walk … Continued
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery! 5:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
  For over two years, every Sunday night Emanu-El congregants have provided dinner for the youth living at G-House (a transitional home for youth experiencing homelessness run by Larkin Street Youth Services), by bringing food … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
High Holy Day Preview 5:00 pm
High Holy Day Preview
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
What Will Our 40-Day Journey Look Like?As we prepare for the Days of Awe and the period of reflection leading up to them, we know that these High Holy Days of 5781 will be different. … Continued
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music 7:30 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music
Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm – 7:40 pm
Soothe Your Soul: A Moment of Music, with Cantor Marsha Attie. Facebook Live.
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Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/27/2020) 12:00 pm
Hebrew, Music and Prayer (8/27/2020)
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Join Cantor Arik Luck to discuss prayer, Hebrew, and music. Registration is required.Event Signup
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (With Rabbi Beth Singer) 12:30 pm
How to be an Antiracist Book Club (With Rabbi Beth Singer)
Aug 27 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Join Rabbi Beth Singer to discuss the book, How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. Reading a book will not end racism, but the idea that learning leads to action is a foundational … Continued
Jews of Color Virtual Gathering (Aug 2020) 7:00 pm
Jews of Color Virtual Gathering (Aug 2020)
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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
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Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F) 11:00 am
Mimi’s Music and Fun Group – (M,W,F)
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Show up with your little ones (birth to 4 years) and spend time with other parents. Join us to celebrate Havdalah on Mondays and as we prepare to welcome Shabbat on Fridays. Enjoy music, stories, puppets, … Continued
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Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 8/29/20) 9:15 am
Torah Study (with Rabbi Jonathan Singer – 8/29/20)
Aug 29 @ 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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Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery! 5:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Support youth experiencing homelessness with a Sunday night dinner delivery!
  For over two years, every Sunday night Emanu-El congregants have provided dinner for the youth living at G-House (a transitional home for youth experiencing homelessness run by Larkin Street Youth Services), by bringing food … Continued
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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 2020

We mourn the following July losses, listed alphabetically:

Evelyn Black
We offer condolences to her son, Bill Black (Lenore Naxon-Black) and granddaughter, Ilana Black.

Larry Clark
We offer condolences to his daughter, Elizabeth Clark-Mathis (Allan) and grandson, Isaac Mathis.

Cara Goldfader
We offer condolences to her daughter, Rebecca Goldfader (Bevan Dufty); and grandson, Sid Goldfader-Dufty.

Ken Rosenbaum
We offer condolences to his sister, Cynthia Ostroff and nephews, Jason and Benjamin Ostroff.

Alan Schneider
We offer condolences to his wife, Laurie Kahn; two daughters; and cousin, Michael Schneider (Pamela).

Fereydoon Eliahoo Soofer
We offer condolences to his children, Guiv (Deborah) and Kaveh (Lida) Soofer; and grandchildren, Dylan, Tyler, Blake, Bryce, Elliot, Devon and Hudson Soofer.

Barry Sterling
We offer condolences to his wife, Audrey; children, Joy, Laurence, and Terry; grandchildren, Justine, Mike, Barrie, and Joseph; great-grandson, Calvin; nephews and nieces Rand, Pamela, Scott, Susan, and Judy Sterling; brother-and-sister-in-law Bert and Joan Shapiro.

Michael Youkilis
We offer condolences to his son, Scott Youkilis (Stacy); and grandchildren, Everett; Charlie; and Honor Youkilis.

 

June 2020

We mourn the following June losses, listed alphabetically:

Maximilian Bryer
We offer condolences to his daughter, Victoria Dade (Rick) and grandchildren, Benjamin and Nathan Dade.

Jerome Daniel
We offer condolences to his son, Brent Daniel (Judy) and grandchildren, Nathan and Ella Daniel.

Bettye Roos
We offer condolences to her husband, Jacques Roos; and her three sons and their families.

Sumner Shaw
We offer condolences to his wife, Linda; son, Michael (Lisa); and granddaughters, Nicole and Samantha Shaw.

Abraham Uziel
We offer condolences to his son, Jaime Uziel (Tara) and grandchildren, Scarlett and Micah Uziel.

 

May 2020

We mourn the following May losses, listed alphabetically:

Maria Diamond
We offer condolences to her family and friends.

Leonora Farkas Kain
We offer condolences to her granddaughter, Shelly Dolev and great-granddaughter, Katherine Dolev.

Gerald Arnold Lester
We offer condolences to his sister, Lynn Hershman.

Bill Scott
We offer condolences to his wife, Phyllis Scott; and his three children.

 

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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