Balance of Tradition and Innovation (Halacha v’ shinui)
As a Conservative synagogue, we follow in a long line of innovators who treasured Jewish tradition, yet also celebrate the dynamic, ever-evolving nature of Judaism and Jewish peoplehood. We strive to balance the steadfastness of tradition with the evolving needs of modern life, and believe this creative tension contributes to the vibrancy of our community.
Congregation B’nai Emunah offers many points of entry throughout the year.
Please come and join us at any or all of these events. Click on the links below or contact the office at 1-415-664-7373 or office[at]bnaiemunahsf.org for more information.
Sleepover in the Sukkah
Friday, September 20, 2013 – 7 PM
Pizza in the Hut
Sunday, September 22, 2013 – 12 PM at Beth Israel Judea
Pizza, songs, and stories in the Sukkah with Rabbi Mark and Rabbi Danny Gottlieb. Learn more.
Simchat Torah Service and Candy Parade
Thursday, September 26, 2013 – 7 PM
A Simchat Torah dinner, service and celebration. Lots of candy for the kids. Come see the Torah unrolled. Learn more.
Mussar Meets the Blues
A unique learning experience with Rick Dinitz. Learn more.
Violin Concert with Fred Lifsitz
Sunday, November 3, 2013 – 3:00 PM
Classical music and background material geared to both children and adults. Fred is a member of the Alexander Quartet, based at SF State. Learn more.
Friday, November 8 – Sunday, November 10, 2013
A weekend in Sonoma with the B’nai Emunah community. This is a chance to really experience Shabbat Shalom. Learn more.
Sunday, November 24, 2013 – 11:30 AM
Arts and crafts galore. Raffle prizes. Kids activities. Family portraits. Judaica items on sale. Music. And, of course, latkes. Learn more.
Saturday morning services led by the women of B’nai Emunah followed by the best Kiddush of the year. Learn more.
Tu B’shevat Seder
Celebrate the New Year of the Trees with songs, stories, fruits, nuts, and grape juice. Learn more.
Bingo, Beer and Burgers (Vegi)
Saturday, February 15, 2014 5:30-8:00 PM
Come have a fun evening and, maybe, win a prize. Learn more.
Saturday, March 15, 2014 – Time TBD
Join us for a community-wide celebration . This will be an evening of food and fun for the whole family. Learn more.
Sunday, March 16, 2014 – 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
B’nai Emunah joins other local synagogues for a carnival. Location TBD. Learn more.
Community Passover Seder
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – Time TBD – Reservations required.
A family-friendly, participatory Pesach seder led by Rabbi Mark. Learn more.
Jewish Heritage Night with the Warriors
TBD at the Oracle Arena
Watch the Golden State Warriors NBA basketball team play. Receive a commemorative prize. Learn more.
Friday – Sunday, May 2-4, 2014
Spend Shabbat in nature. Enjoy the warm company of the B’nai Emunah community. Learn more.
Lag(er) B’Omer BBQ and Marshmallow Roast at the Rabbi’s Home
Sunday, May 18, 2014 – Time TBD
Join the community for good food and good times. Learn more.
Shavuot Study Session
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 – Time TBD
Torah and cheesecake with BIJ, Ner Shalom, and Or Shalom. Teachers will include Rabbi Mark and members of the community. Learn more.
Tisha B’Av Commemoration
Monday, August 4, 2014 – Time TBD
Join with local other local congregations to observe Tisha B’Av. Learn more.
Jewish Heritage Night with the Giants
Join us for an evening of baseball and camaraderie. Learn more.