Sweet Days Ahead

We’re Coming Together

This year Congregation B’nai Emunah and Congregation Beth Israel Judea are merging to become one congregation on the south side of SF! We have embarked on this journey with the help of both Boards of Directors, our interim Rabbi Samuel Barth, and over 80 volunteers across 12 Action Teams headed by one Merger Council.

In the season ahead we are excited to create a new shul with a new name, and the right space for our new community to gather. We invite you to join us in creating an inclusive and supportive community of spiritual engagement, rooted in the synthesis of progressive values & tradition.

We are welcoming: Jews and Non-Jews. experienced prayer leaders, newbies and questioners. Jews of all ages and means. We will meet you where you are.

We are inclusive: people with disabilities, learning differences, people of color, LGBTQ are the fabric and strength of our diverse and inclusive family.

After the High Holy Days

As we travel on beyond Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we approach the joyful days of Sukkoth with open hearts.

Our services are free and open to the public, and can be attended live in person (masked + socially distanced) as well as online. The Zoom link for online participation will be posted in the Join Dispatch email.

Sukkoth, Sh’mini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah

Important reminders for in-person events:
– observe social distancing
– show proof of vaccination to gain entry
– wear a mask at all times (all above the age of 2)
– make sure to dress in warm layers for the outdoor services

Eve of Sukkot I, Monday, Sept 20th 
7:00 pm  Sukkah Gathering
Brotherhood Way and Zoom

Sukkot Day I, Tuesday, Sept 21
10:15 am Sukkot Service with Lulav, Hallel
Brotherhood Way and Zoom

Sukkot Day II, Wednesday, Sept. 22   
Office closed.  No Services
Link to other Synagogue service to come

Shemini Atzeret, Tuesday, Sept. 28   
10:15 am,  Yizkor, Hallel. Morning Service
Taraval St and Zoom

Simchat Torah, Tuesday, Sept. 28 
6:30 pm  Music, Dancing, Hakkafot (Processions) (Outdoors)
Taraval Street and Zoom

More details about Sukkot, Sh’mini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah will be published in the Joint Weekly Dispatch email.

Our Shared values

As we continue to learn and worship together, imagining new programming and vision, we hold a commitment to these enduring shared values:

  • Inclusive and egalitarian
  • Warm and welcoming extended family
  • Connected and participatory community
  • Hamish and unpretentious
  • Non-judgmental and accepting
  • Committed to social justice