Funerals and Memorial Services
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.
We mourn the following July losses, listed alphabetically:
We offer condolences to her son, Bill Black (Lenore Naxon-Black) and granddaughter, Ilana Black.
We offer condolences to his daughter, Elizabeth Clark-Mathis (Allan) and grandson, Isaac Mathis.
We offer condolences to her daughter, Rebecca Goldfader (Bevan Dufty); and grandson, Sid Goldfader-Dufty.
We offer condolences to his sister, Cynthia Ostroff and nephews, Jason and Benjamin Ostroff.
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.
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.
We offer condolences to his son, Scott Youkilis (Stacy); and grandchildren, Everett; Charlie; and Honor Youkilis.
We mourn the following June losses, listed alphabetically:
We offer condolences to his daughter, Victoria Dade (Rick) and grandchildren, Benjamin and Nathan Dade.
We offer condolences to his son, Brent Daniel (Judy) and grandchildren, Nathan and Ella Daniel.
We offer condolences to her husband, Jacques Roos; and her three sons and their families.
We offer condolences to his wife, Linda; son, Michael (Lisa); and granddaughters, Nicole and Samantha Shaw.
We offer condolences to his son, Jaime Uziel (Tara) and grandchildren, Scarlett and Micah Uziel.
We mourn the following May losses, listed alphabetically:
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.
We offer condolences to his wife, Phyllis Scott; and his three children.
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.
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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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