Monthly Archives: May 2013

Mazal Tov to Rabbi Batshir Torchio

By Rabbi Mark Melamut Please consider a donation to B’nai Emunah in honor of Batshir.  Donations will go towards hosting the oneg, providing a community gift, and to supporting her BE congregational home. It is with great pride and honor … Continue reading

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Great is Tzedakah, Because it Preserves Life

BE is establishing new Benevolence Fund Please consider a donation to the new Congregation B’nai Emunah Benevolence Fund.  This fund is being established for charitable purposes in order to support individuals and families in need in our community.  According to … Continue reading

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Soaring High Above the Clouds

Shalom Friends, Comfortable and relaxed, it is Memorial Day, and I’m soaring high above the clouds.  Hayley and I are returning from a family simcha, a cousin’s wedding in Atlanta.  It was a rare, complete weekend off without our children, … Continue reading

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BE Members will participate in Jewish Folk Chorus Concert – 6/16/13

By Chaya Roberts The Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco is having their 87th end-of-year concert on Father’s Day June 16th at 2:30 PM  at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay, at 1835 Ellis Street , San Francisco 94115. There is … Continue reading

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Greetings from Our New President – Bonnie Gratch Lindauer

I am honored  to serve as your president for the next year. Most of you know me but maybe some  might wonder about my past experience.  As you know I have been Sisterhood president/head of the Sisterhood Leadership Team a … Continue reading

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Blessings & Gifts – Bissle to Nibble #22 of 5773

By Rabbi Mark Melamut Parshat Naso (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89) Guilt, jealousy, vows, and finally, blessings and gifts, are just a sampling of the main areas of focus in this week’s torah reading.  As a young, Jewish boy growing up in … Continue reading

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Inside My Heart – Bissle to Nibble #21 of 5773

By Rabbi Mark Melamut Parshat B’midbar (Numbers 1:1 – 4:20)  and the Approach of Shavuot Each time I leave home for the day, I’m checking and re-checking, “Do I have everything? Keys, check, wallet, check, phone, check, travel coffee mug, … Continue reading

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Book Group discusses Aleppo Codex

By Bonnie Lindauer Our book group enjoyed a very spirited discussion about “The Aleppo Codex: The True Story of Obsession, Faith and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible,” written by Matti Friedman, a journalist who painstakenly researched the travels and … Continue reading

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Open Arms – A Bissel to Nibble #20 of 5773

By Rabbi Mark Melamut Parshat B’har-B’hukkotai (Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34) – Open Arms What an amazing string of sunny and warm days in San Francisco.  On my bike ride along the Ocean Beach path this morning, the sun sparkled on the … Continue reading

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Lag B’Omer barbecue

Young and old got together to celebrate at Mark and Hailey’s house for BE’s annual Lag(er) B’Omer BBQ. On a balmy Sunday night in San Francisco we enjoyed each others company, feasted on kosher burgers and hot dogs and tasted … Continue reading

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