Congregation Ner Tamid is an egalitarian Conservative congregation with community of warm and welcoming people who come together to pray, celebrate, learn, and practice Tzedakah. We are a small and haimishe community where people come to help each other through life’s ups and downs and to form life long friendships. We are a mostly adult community but we welcome families with children and invite all children to participate in our service.

Our mission is to meet the diverse spiritual, religious educational and social needs of our members and to further the causes of the Jewish people and the State of Israel. We strive to build unity with our fellow Jews of all persuasions and affiliations and the community at large, in a spirit of love and respect.

We extend an invitation to you to visit our synagogue, to participate in our programs and activities, and to attend Shabbat and Holiday Services. We know that you will find Ner Tamid a place that will make you feel welcome.

Congregation Ner Tamid is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism [USCJ] - Northern California Region.



Fridays 6:00 PM
Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv

Saturdays 9:30 PM
Shacharit, Torah Service and Musaf

Thursdays 9:30 AM
Weekday Minyan
Shacharit, Torah study and breakfast



Saturdays 8:45-9:30 AM
B’nai Mitzvah class for adults and children

(by appointment only)

Wednesdays 7:15- 8:30 PM
Watercolor Painting Class-All levels welcome

Thursday 9:30 AM
Torah Study Breakfast Club



Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30-7 PM



Southside Jewish Collaborative

Upcoming Events

Tisha b'Av Commemoration

August 4, 2014   6:30pm

at B'nai Emunah

Biblical Botany Brunch

with Dr. Jon Greenberg

Sunday, August 10, 2014   10:30am

Rabbi Bob Alper Comedy Show

August 26, 2014   7:00pm

at Beth Israel Judea

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~ Service Open To All ~

~ Dinner By Reservation Only ~

Congregation Ner Tamid

Discover Shabbat Dinner

Friday, July 25, 2014

6:00 PM


Thursday, July 17, 4 PM

Deadline for Dinner Reservations

Make your reservations by sending in your payment check today or calling the office to arrange payment by credit card.


Monday evening

August 4, 2014



Tisha B'Av Commemoration


B'nai Emunah

3595 Taraval Street

The Tisha b'Av Program will begin with light refreshments. Before we begin the Service itself, we will show the film, Not My Life. It is the first film to depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. The National Council of Jewish Women has become a leader in the struggle to reduce if not eliminate the exploitation of children and young women, and the NCJW is being recognized by the United Nations as a major partner for its work.


      Pre-fast nosh


      Film "Not My Life"*

        (30 min. version) and discussion


     Readings from Lamentations

         in English and Hebrew

On Tisha b'Av, we recall the rabbinic teaching that the Temple was destroyed because people with power did not stand up to gross injustice. Hopefully, we will stand up against this terrible and dehumanizing injustice, which is visible in every city in the world today!

*Not My Life is the first film to depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual violence, and child soldiering. "Human traffickers are earning billions of dollars on the backs and in the beds of our children," says the film's director, Academy Award nominee, Robert Bilheimer, "and yet no one knows this is happening." We have a huge responsibility, right now, to learn the truth and act on it. Challenging though it may be, Not My Life's message is ultimately one of hope. Victims of slavery can be set free and go on to live happy and productive lives. Those who advocate for slavery victims are growing in numbers, and are increasingly effective. At this crossroads for the defining human rights issue of our time, Not My Life tells us, as the late Jonathan Mann said, "We can no longer flee, no longer hide, no longer separate ourselves."