Category Archives: High Holidays

Buckets Full

Sermon by Rabbi Mark Melamut on Rosh Hashanah There was once a King who had an only child, the apple of his eye. The King wanted his child to master different fields of knowledge and to experience various cultures, so … Continue reading

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New Years greeting from Rabbi Mark

By Rabbi Mark Melamut Shalom Friends, I’d like to share a story with you about a child of a certain Rabbi who used to wander into the woods. At first the father let the child wander, but over time he … Continue reading

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Kol Nidrei Appeal 5775: Stretch, don’t Kvetch!

By Andrew Nusbaum I am told that people like me are rare. First, I am a native San Franciscan who still lives here, at a time when most of my peers have had to move out of the city or … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashana’s delicious “Triple Scoop”

From Rabbi Mark’s 5775 Family Service: Rosh Hashana’s delicious “Triple Scoop” (3 sections of the musaf/additional service) offers each of us, no matter our age, opportunities to reflect, to remember and to hope.  And, just when you thought you’ve heard … Continue reading

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Life Savers and Musings with Morey

By Rabbi Mark Melamut Shalom to All, It’s that time of year again. We can begin to imagine the sounds of the shofar calling us from wherever we’ve been since last year. The sweet taste of a dollop of honey … Continue reading

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Kol Nidrei Appeal 5774

By Val Langmuir I am honored to be standing here today.  I’m here to talk to you about my Jewish journey, how it led me to B’nai Emunah, and what this congregation means to me. You wouldn’t know it to … Continue reading

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Tashlich ceremony by the Ocean

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Tashlich – “Joy to the World – and to the fishes in the deep blue sea”

By Rabbi Mark Melamut Join the Jewish people this Rosh Hashana 5774, as we schlep to the beach following services (after changing into sandals of course) on day 1 of Rosh Hashana for this ancient ritual. Actually, Ocean Beach is … Continue reading

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High Holiday Greeting by Rabbi Mark

By Rabbi Mark Melamut Shalom, It’s that time of year again, as the Yamim Noraim, the High Holy Days, or as I prefer to call them, The Awesome Days, are already on their way.  Whatever you call them, they arrive … Continue reading

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High Holiday Greeting From Your President

By Bonnie Gratch Lindauer I love these holidays  because of the opportunity they provide for reflection and soul-searching that began at the beginning of the month of Elul and continues. I also love the change of season that comes around … Continue reading

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