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Hanukka Celebration and Crafts Faire

Everyone is invited to this fun-filled event on Sunday, December 10th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Enjoy children’s games and activity tables, homemade latkes with all the trimmings, a raffle with fabulous prizes, Hanukkah gifts and artisan, hand-made items and homemade baked goods.  … Continue reading

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Parashat Devarim — The Art of Giving and Receiving Rebukes

During Rabbi Mark’s sabbatical this summer B’nai Emunah members are helping lead services and prepare drashiot. This drash was delivered August 13, 2016 by Bonnie G. Lindauer Deuteronomy, also called Seifer D’varim, the Book of Words, combines a repetition of earlier … Continue reading

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Parashat Matot – Mas’ei Numbers 33:50 to 35:13

During Rabbi Mark’s sabbatical this summer B’nai Emunah members are helping lead services and prepare drashiot. This drash was delivered August 6, 2016 by Bonnie G. Lindauer We have a double Torah portion today: Parashot Mattot and Mass’ei.  Etz Chaim … Continue reading

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I Almost Missed The Exodus: A Passover Children’s Story

By Bonnie G. Lindauer    I’ll never forget that day when I was almost left behind in Egypt. I was drawing camels in the dirt when I overheard someone at our front door telling my father to be ready to … Continue reading

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Mazatlan Cathedral Has 28 Stars of David

According to several sources, The Cathedral Basilica de la Immaculada Concepcion in Mazatlan, Mexico,  is the world’s only Roman Catholic Church with the Star of David displayed in each of its 28 stained-glass windows. These were installed in gratitude for the … Continue reading

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Southside Jewish Collaborative Co-Sponsors Rosh HaShanah Senior Luncheon with JFCS

Several members from the Tikkun Olam Committee of the Southside Jewish Collaborative participated at the September 11th luncheon at the San Francisco Jewish Family and Children’s Services.  The Collaborative co-sponsored this holiday luncheon by providing the food and volunteer staff … Continue reading

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Southside Jewish Collaborative Participates in Work Day to Repaint St. Paul’s Tabernacle Church

On August 28th unknown vandals broke into and defaced with yellow paint and hateful words St. Paul’s Baptist Tabernacle Church in the Bayview neighborhood.  Racial and homophobic epithets — along with satanic references — were sprayed along the walls of … Continue reading

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LIMMUD 2015 at Sonoma State University

It was another excellent Limmud (Jewish Learning) conference held at Sonoma State University, Friday, June 26 – Sunday, June 28.  New this year was a full Shabbat from erev to Havdallah. Attending from B’nai Emunah were Bonnie and Martin Lindauer … Continue reading

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Tikkun Olam Collaborative Making Lunches for SF Homeless

The Southside SF Tikkun Olam Collaborative has focused for their 2015/16 theme: Feeding the Hungry in SF.  As part of their work, synagogue members  volunteer monthly at the SF-Marin Food Bank and lunch-bag preparation activities. The lunches are distributed by … Continue reading

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Dr. Michael Saag, MD To Speak May 19th at B’nai Emunah

Mark your calendars for May 19th, Tuesday, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., San Francisco,   for an informative and provocative presentation about his book, Positive: One Doctor’s Personal Encounter with Death, Life and the U.S. Healthcare System, … Continue reading

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