Category Archives: Members Achievements

Updates on our members achievements

“Friendliest Synagogue in San Francisco” put to the test!

B’nai Emunah was featured in the latest Jew in the Pew column by the J’s David A. M. Wilensky: The website of Congregation B’nai Emunah proclaims it “the friendliest synagogue in San Francisco.” A bold claim, but they pride themselves … Continue reading

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Parsha Pinchas: Who Gets to Judge?

During Rabbi Mark’s sabbatical this summer B’nai Emunah members are helping lead services and prepare drashot. This drash was delivered this past Shabbat by Andrew Nusbaum.   This week we see the conclusion of the story of Pinchas. Before we … Continue reading

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Parsha Balak: Role Reversal

During Rabbi Mark’s sabbatical this summer B’nai Emunah members are helping lead services and prepare drashot. This drash was delivered this past Shabbat by Rabbi David Lavine. Today’s Parsha, Balak, is a bit different than those around it. It is … Continue reading

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Parsha Korah and the Need for Humility

During Rabbi Mark’s sabbatical this summer B’nai Emunah members are helping lead services and prepare drashot. This drash was delivered this past Shabbat by Andrew Nusbaum. This week we read of Korah’s famous rebellion against his cousin Moses. Korah is … Continue reading

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Harold and Susan Tauber Are Retiring

Long time B’nai Emunah members, Harold and Susan Tauber have owned Glen Park Hardware for 38 years.  On August 31, 2016 they will be closing up shop. As a thank you to their customers they are throwing a goodbye party … Continue reading

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Benefit Concert with Fred Lifsitz and Friends

Violinist and longtime member Fred Lifsitz collaborated with fellow musicians Sarah and Jennifer Lee as well as Myer Johson-Potter for an afternoon of classical favorites. The musicians presented a lively program starting off with Vidui by Ernest Bloch. The moving … Continue reading

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Annual Membership Meeting

By Sharon Bleviss A lively quorum met for the Annual General Meeting at B’nai Emunah on May 1, 2016. The format differed from past years as congregants mingled (with food, of course) in the social hall as they perused the … 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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Bar Mitzvah Drash about Hayei Sarah

This drash was given  November 7, 2015  by Sebastian Middle   My Torah portion is called “Hayei Sarah” or “Life of Sarah” but it is really about Sarah’s death and Abraham’s bloodline. In our story, Abraham’s wife Sarah dies; he … Continue reading

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A Safe Space for Me

Kol Nidrei Speech by congregant Seth “Shais” St. Martin My parents always told me, that “Religion is not for children.” It is something that, when done right, is fluid and nuanced. It can be dangerous when over simplified by a … Continue reading

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