Tag Archives: High Holy Days

My Jewish Journey – Flori Green

Kol Nidrei Speech by congregant Flori Green My Jewish Journey began the day I was born — in La Paz, Bolivia, to parents who were lucky enough to be one of last people to escape Nazi Germany in August 1939. … Continue reading

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Joy and the ‘Inside Out’ of the New Year

Sermon for Day 2 of Rosh Hashanah by Rabbi Mark Melamut   For many of us the New Year is a mix of emotions.  It can be a swirl of anticipation, anxiety, awe, and expectation, a feeling as if we … 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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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 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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High Holiday Appeal – What Bnai Emunah means to me

By Kathleen Safer A couple of years ago congregation B’nai Emunah started the tradition to have the Kol Nidre appeal to the congregants given by community members rather than the President. When I try to think of just a few … Continue reading

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High Holyday Greetings from Our President, Pete Gleichenhaus

Elul 5772 August 2012 To Members of Congregation B’nai Emunah and Friends, Is it almost Tishrei again? And how does one remember exactly what is the year? Well, the answer to the first question is “Yes.” Each of us is … Continue reading

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“Let the Games Begin” – The Countdown towards Rosh Hashana/New Year 5773 – Only 2 to go…

September 8, 2012 – Parshat Ki Tavo – “For what in our lives do we hold our heads high?” With this Shabbat and our Saturday evening Slichot service, we stand at the crossroads of time.  We begin to say goodbye to … Continue reading

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