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AFIPO Presents Shesh Besh 7:00 pm
AFIPO Presents Shesh Besh
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Brown Bag April 2019 12:00 pm
Brown Bag April 2019
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us for this monthly drop-in learning session with a member of our clergy. Bring your lunch, build community, enjoy some Torah!This program occurs on the first Wednesday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 … Continued
Limonata and Learning April 2019 4:00 pm
Limonata and Learning April 2019
Apr 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for a no-host study session at Book Passage in Corte Madera. Take a break from your day with a little Torah, a little nosh, and a little discussion. Grab a snack or a … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – April 4, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – April 4, 2019
Apr 4 @ 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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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Apr 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:00 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
 
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS) 5:30 pm
First Friday Under Five Shabbat Service (MMS)
Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Pre-Oneg (Foyer) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (Foyer)
Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Classic Shabbat Service (Main) 6:00 pm
Classic Shabbat Service (Main)
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner
Apr 5 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
 
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-04-05 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-04-05
Apr 5 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children.First Friday of the month, 6:15 p.m in Guild Hall. Mediterranean food will be provided.Adult Members- $20.00, Children ages 3-10- $10.00, Non-member Adults- $24.00.Event Signup
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-04-05 6:15 pm
Simchat Shabbat Dinner 2019-04-05
Apr 5 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly festive community Shabbat Dinner with children. Mediterranean food will be provided.First Friday of the month, 6:15 p.m in Guild Hall.  Adult Members- $20.00, Children ages 3-10- $10.00, Non-member Adults- $24.00.Event Signup
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Israeli Elections Discussion 9:30 am
Israeli Elections Discussion
Apr 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Israeli Elections Discussion
The Israel Elections are on Tuesday, April 9. Please come to hear from Israel expert, John Rothmann, and Israel Consul General Shlomi Kofman as they discuss the pending elections and what could transpire for Israel … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Apr 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Intro to Judaism – Spring 2019 7:00 pm
Intro to Judaism – Spring 2019
Apr 9 @ 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
Origins of the Bible – Lev & Deut 7:00 pm
Origins of the Bible – Lev & Deut
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Origins of the Bible and How to Read It: Leviticus and Deuteronomy (This is a continuation of the fall course with Rabbi Jeremy Morrison from Lehrhaus Judaica.Newcomers are welcome and the course may be … Continued
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Women’s Seder 2019 6:30 pm
Women’s Seder 2019
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We invite all the women of the Emanu-El community to participate in our annual intergenerational Women’s Seder.  With song, ritual, story and prayer, we join Jewish women all over the world who gather each Passover to … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – April 11, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – April 11, 2019
Apr 11 @ 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
LifeStream Speaker Luncheon 2019-04-11 11:30 am
LifeStream Speaker Luncheon 2019-04-11
Apr 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
LifeStream Luncheon ticket for April 11 Event Signup
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Bagels and Babies (MMR) 9:30 am
Bagels and Babies (MMR)
Apr 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
Pre-Oneg (MMR) 5:30 pm
Pre-Oneg (MMR)
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
One Shabbat Service (MMS) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service (MMS)
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Charles Michael Scholar Wknd Dner w/ Rabbi David Ellenson 7:15 pm
Rabbi David Ellenson Dinner 7:15 pm
Rabbi David Ellenson Dinner
Apr 12 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a special dinner and discussion with Rabbi David Ellenson, the Interim President and Chancellor Emeritus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.  Rabbi Ellenson will continue his lecture from the 6:00pm Shabbat … Continued
Late Shabbat Meditation (R56) 7:30 pm
Late Shabbat Meditation (R56)
Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
YA Late Shabbat Welcome Reception (Foyer) 8:00 pm
YA Late Shabbat Welcome Reception (Foyer)
Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 
Late Shabbat (MMS) 8:30 pm
Late Shabbat (MMS)
Apr 12 @ 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm
 
YA Late Shabbat Oneg (GH) 9:45 pm
YA Late Shabbat Oneg (GH)
Apr 12 @ 9:45 pm – 11:00 pm
 
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Apr 13 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner (R55)
Apr 13 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
LGBTQ Family Get Together Picnic & Hike 10:00 am
LGBTQ Family Get Together Picnic & Hike
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
LGBTQ Family Get TogetherPicnic and hike atop Mt. Davidson! Saturday, April 13, 201910:00 AM – 12:00 PM Please join us for a picnic brunch and hike led by Rabbi Sydney Mintz with Director of Education, Lom Friedman.See the … Continued
Shabbat Morning Minyan – BM Liana Kadis (MMS) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Minyan – BM Liana Kadis (MMS)
Apr 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Shabbat Morning Service – BM Cole Wells (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – BM Cole Wells (Main)
Apr 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Blessing of the Animals & Walk – April 13, 2019 1:30 pm
Blessing of the Animals & Walk – April 13, 2019
Apr 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Blessing of the Animals & Walk - April 13, 2019
Location: Emanu-El Courtyard and Walk to Mountain Lake Dog Park in the Presidio Gather in our courtyard and bring along your furry or fluffy friends!  Even your cats!The blessing of the animals is popular in … Continued
Shabbat Morning Minyan – BM Liana Kadis (MMS) 1:30 pm
Shabbat Morning Minyan – BM Liana Kadis (MMS)
Apr 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
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Rabbi David Ellenson Sunday Lecture 9:30 am
Rabbi David Ellenson Sunday Lecture
Apr 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a special lecture by Rabbi David Ellenson. He will speak about Multiple Consciousnesses: Jewish Identity in the Trump Era.This weekend is made possible by the generosity of Jon Holman and Diana Grand.Event … Continued
Volunteer with SF Campus for Jewish Living 10:00 am
Volunteer with SF Campus for Jewish Living
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Come spend time with local Russian elderly residents at the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living! This is an amazing opportunity to engage with the Elderly community, help bridge the generational gap and practice your … Continued
Tribe for Men Earth Day Celebration at Hamilton Families 1:00 pm
Tribe for Men Earth Day Celebration at Hamilton Families
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join The Tribe for Men for a special Earth Day with Hamilton Families, a San Francisco nonprofit organization that works to prevent and end family homelessness, providing shelter for families in crisis as well as … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Apr 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Torah Study (Library) 9:15 am
Torah Study (Library)
Apr 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
 
Family Passover Seder 2019 4:30 pm
Family Passover Seder 2019
Apr 20 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
This Family Seder is designed to engage families with children. It will be led by Rabbi Beth, Rabbi Fenves, Cantor Luck, and Jonathan Bayer. The Seder will be musical, participatory, and fast-paced with a delicious dinner. … Continued
Adult Passover Seder 2019 6:00 pm
Adult Passover Seder 2019
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This event is for those who want a chance to join in a Seder of discussion, songs, and engagement. This Seder is welcoming to adults and youth who want a full Seder experience and will … Continued
Young Adult Passover Seder 2019 6:30 pm
Young Adult Passover Seder 2019
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Young Adult Passover Seder 2019
Join other Jews in their 20s and 30s for our annual Young Adult Passover Seder! Nosh on gefilte fish and horseradish! Sing dayeinu! Find an Afikoman and make a new friend! Led by Rabbi Rodich, … Continued
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Nosh with the Rabbi – April 24 2019 7:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi – April 24 2019
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nosh with the Rabbi (formerly known as THE Book Club)   Join with other young adults in their 20s and 30s for dinner and a deep discussion on a Jewish topic or text guided by … Continued
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Cooking for Congregants – April 25, 2019 9:00 am
Cooking for Congregants – April 25, 2019
Apr 25 @ 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 -April 28, 2019 9:30 am
Men’s Group -April 28, 2019
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Men's Group -April 28, 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
Stories from Jews of Arab Countries 2:00 pm
Stories from Jews of Arab Countries
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Stories from Jews of Arab Countries
Sunday, April 282:00 – 4:00pmMartin Meyer Sanctuary  White privilege, Intersectionality and the Marginalization of Jews and Zionism– Perspectives of Jews from Arab countries Join us as we hear the compelling personal stories of former Jewish … Continued
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Mazel Tots (MMR) 9:30 am
Mazel Tots (MMR)
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
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Side by Side May 2019 Session 9:30 am
Side by Side May 2019 Session
Apr 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Side by Side May 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
Kanta Judezmo – World Premier! 7:00 pm
Kanta Judezmo – World Premier!
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kanta Judezmo - World Premier!
The Neighborhood Performance Project and Congregation Emanu-El Present  Kanta Judezmo, by Sascha Jacobsen  An oratorio sung in Ladino and English (World Premiere) Narrated by Bobby Coleman Performed by the Musical Art Quintet, Melinda Becker, with Special Guests … 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).

April 2019

We mourn the following April losses, listed alphabetically:

Myles Michael Behrens
We offer condolences to his son, Adam Behrens, daughter-in-law, Elle Behrens, and grandchildren, Benjamin and Katherine Behrens. 

Arthur Mintz
We offer condolences to his daughter, Rabbi Sydney Mintz; and grandchildren, Eli Newbrun-Mintz; Gabriel Newbrun-Mintz; and Sienna Mintz.

Mark Ozer
We offer condolences to his daughters, Elizabeth Ozer and Emily Ozer; sons-in-law, Cliff Staton and Tony Fields; and grandchildren, Samuel; Max; and Emilia Ozer-Staton; and Benjamin and Elena Fields.


March 2019

We mourn the following March losses, listed alphabetically:

Bobbi Schiller
We offer condolences to her daughter, Karen Schiller.

Erika Heiss Bloom
We offer condolences to her son, Mark Bloom; daughter-in-law, Cynthia Vaughn; and grandson, Isaac Bloom.

Marlys Buchler
We offer condolences to her stepdaughter, Alex Buchler; and step-grandchildren, Sofia; Rachel; and Benjamin Buchler.

Carol Sue Maienschein
We offer condolences to her daughter, Erica Mainshine; and granddaughter, Aya Mainshine.
Max Manshel
We offer condolences to his daughter, Cathy Manshel; son-in-law, Bill Rusitzky; and grandchildren Isabell and Mitchell Rusitzky.

 

We mourn the following February losses, listed alphabetically:

Oren Bornstein
We offer condolences to his son, Jeffrey Bornstein; and grandson, David Bornstein.

Ariella Braverman
We offer condolences to her son, Gedalia Braverman, and grandchildren, Ari and Ella Braverman. 

Bud Cohen
We offer condolences to his wife, Laura Fong-Cohen

Dulcenea Martinez
We offer condolences to her friends.

Elizabeth Caspers Peters
We offer condolences to her daughter, Margaret Charnas; son-in-law, Charles Charnas; and grandchildren, Juliet and Nathaniel Charnas.

 

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 Terry Kraus at tkraus@emanuelsf.org or at (415) 750-7552.

To schedule an on-site memorial service please contact Svetlana Leykin at sleykin@emanuelsf.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.

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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