High Holy Days

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High Holy Day Schedule and Tickets


Our regular ticket prices for non-members are:

  • $90 each for Adults for Yom Kippur
  • $18 each for Children under 13 (includes worship, family service and childcare)
  • Free for First Time Attendees and Students

No one will be turned away from B’nai Emunah due to lack of funds.

For further information or financial assistance, please contact the office at office[at]bnaiemunahsf.org or call 415-664-7373.


EREV YOM KIPPUR — Tuesday, September 18 at BE

Arrive by 6:15 pm. Service begins 6:30pm

“Jewish Journeys” from two honored congregants and

“Synagogue Support” from Congregation President, Ken Mitchell 

YOM KIPPUR DAY — Wednesday, September 19 at BE

Morning Service: 9:00am

Torah Service: 10:45am

Sermon by Rabbi Pam: 12:15pm

Musaf Service: 12:45pm

YOM KIPPUR FAMILY SERVICE, 11:00 am – Led by Rabbi Pam in the Childcare Room

Children of all ages and their families are invited to join us.

BREAK & GUIDED RELAXATION, 3:00 pm with Rabbi Pam: 3:00pm

AFTERNOON LEARNING: 4:30 pm – The Power of Eyes and Tongue: Identifying and Wrestling with Our “True Judge” led by Andrew Nusbaum and Frank Kurtz. Join us for this engaging study session as we explore themes of judgment and discuss the challenges that may arise when judging others or feeling judged. Andrew and Frank will draw on the teachings Reb Nachum of Chernobyl, an 18th century Chassidic Master, and Rabbi David Golinkin, a prominent modern scholar of the Conservative Movement.


Mincha Service: 5:15pm

Yizkor Service: 6:00pm

Neilah Service: 6:30pm

Havdalah & Complimentary Break-the-Fast: 7:45pm



Sukkot Day 1 – September 24: Morning Service: 9:30am at Ner Tamid

Sukkot Day 2 – September 25: Morning Service: 10:00am at BE

Shabbat Sukkot in the Sukkah – Friday, September 28, 7:30pm at BE

8:30pm Dessert in the Sukkah

9:00pm Learning and Sleepover in the Sukkah

Bring sweats or other warm comfortable layers, sleeping bag & pillow

Shemini Atzeret Morning Service and Yizkor Service:

Monday, October 1, 9:30am at Ner Tamid

Erev Simchat Torah Potluck Dinner and Candy Parade:

Monday October 1, 6:00pm at BE

**Bring a veggie/dairy dish and a bag of candy to give the kids as they lead our Torah March**

Simchat Torah Morning Service and Hakafot (parade with the Torah Scrolls):

Tuesday, October 2, 10:00am at BE


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We ask all men to wear a yarmulke or another head covering. Jewish men are encouraged to wear a tallit.  Head covering and tallit are optional for women.

Childcare is available for all services.  Contact office[at]bnaiemunahsf.org or call 415-664-7373 to register.

Please support our food drive for the SF-Marin Food Bank. Bring canned or packaged, nonperishable food items to deposit in the barrels in the synagogue lobby. (Please, no glass containers.)

High Holy Day Giving Opportunities

We offer you several opportunities for “righteous giving”, all of which benefit our synagogue community and allow us to provide excellent services and programming throughout the year.  Orders will be taken until items have been printed. Even if you miss a deadline, donations are always appreciated.

  • Honor the memory of your loved ones in the Yizkor Memorial Book. Minimum requested donation is $36 and $9 per name for each name after the first four.
  • Add a name of a loved one in need of healing to the program.
  • Make a pledge to the High Holy Day Appeal. Pledge cards will be distributed at Kol Nidre services on September 18, 2018, but pledges ahead of time are encouraged. You can also also donate online.

To participate in any of these donation options or for further information, please email the office at office[at]bnaiemunahsf.org or call 415-664-7373 or you can pledge online by clicking the button below:

High Holy Days Giving