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 December losses, listed alphabetically:
We offer condolences to his daughter Laurie Bowen and grandchildren, Samuel and Abigail.
We mourn the following November losses, listed alphabetically:
We offer condolences to her daughter, Nancy Alpert and granddaughter, Josie Alpert-Sandler.
We offer condolences to her daughter, Amy Alterman.
We offer condolences to her daughter, Laurie Eisler; son-in-law, Tim Campbell; and grandson, Reed Campbell.
Colette Gitel Goldsztejn
We offer condolences to her son Laurent Goldsztejn (Deborah Stein) and grandchildren, Ariel and Aidan Goldsztejn.
Rabbi Marvin Gross
We offer condolences to his former wife, Lynn Winter Gross.
We offer condolences to her husband, Fred Levin.
We offer condolences to his niece, Sarah Overton.
We offer condolences to his step-son Matthew Barkoff (Britton) and step-grandchildren, Jonah and Mia Barkoff.
We offer condolences to her son Brian Perlman and granddaughters Olivia and Anna Perlman.
William (Bill) Martin Scott
We offer condolences to his wife, Stephanie Scott and his daughter, Ariana Estoque (Marc).
Rabbi Alan Smith
We offer our condolences.
We mourn the following October losses, listed alphabetically:
Joshua Charles Assor
We offer condolences to his uncle, Gregg Lynn.
We offer condolences to his son, John Atkins (Jodi); and grandchildren, Sarah and Leah Atkins.
We offer condolences to her husband, Theodore Geballe; daughter, Alison Geballe; grandson, Daniel Geballe; and sister, Phyllis Friedman.
Zora Elka Gropper
We offer condolences to her granddaughter Anna Kovinsky (Matt); great-granddaughters, Rosie and Tessa Kovinsky.
We offer condolences to his daughter, Natalie Sacks (John MacGregor); and grandson, Jacob MacGregor.
We offer condolences to his daughter, Vanessa Jacoby (Allison); and grandsons, Scott and Theo Jacoby.
We offer condolences to her children, Ted and Sara Newman; and grandchildren, Cassandra Vera-Newman and Vianna Newman.
We offer condolences to her daughter Janis Rader and granddaughter Stephanie Strick
Dr. Raymond Weisberg
We offer condolences to his daughter, Rabbi Dvorah Weisberg; son-in-law, Neal Scheindlin; son, Adam Weisberg (Shoshie); and daughter-in-law, Rachel Brodie.
We offer condolences to his wife, Judith Williams; daughter, Anne Quaintance (Tim); and granddaughter Paige Quaintance.
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.