The Fellowship Hall (1924 Cedar St) is accessible by a ramp on the Bonita Avenue side of the Hall, and has a T-Loop system to enhance audio for those with hearing aids.
Upcoming Worship Services
BFUU Fellowship Hall 1924 Cedar Street
(at the corner of Cedar St. and Bonita Ave.)
all services are on Sundays from 10:30 AM to around noon, unless otherwise noted
August 18: The Book of Ruth
Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin (she/her), Guest Worship Leader
Exploring the classic story of the triumph of righteousness in a harsh and unjust world.
Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin is the Senior Rabbi of Temple Sinai in Oakland, CA. After ordination from HUC-JIR in New York, Rabbi Mates-Muchin served as the Assistant Rabbi at Temple Beth Zion in Buffalo and then as the Associate Rabbi at Temple Sinai in Oakland before becoming Senior Rabbi in 2015. Rabbi Mates-Muchin focuses her efforts in serving her community through worship, pastoral care, social justice work, and encouraging the recognition of the vast diversity within the Jewish community. As the first Chinese America Rabbi, she has lectured broadly on the changing nature of the American Jewish community and how established Jewish institutions can become more inclusive. She is actively engaged in the general East Bay community, as well, through interfaith and other organizational work, and nationally, Rabbi Mates-Muchin serves as a Central Conference of America Rabbis representative to the Board of the Union for Reform Judaism. She is married to Jonathan Mates-Muchin and together they have four children, ages 10, 13, 15, and 17.
August 25: All Men Are Created Equal – What’s Happened to Women?
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles (she/her), Worship Leader
We’ll look back at the history of the Equal Rights Amendment and how conservative women joined in blocking its passage. The inherent worth and dignity of every person remains a hope still to be realized in the third millennium.
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles describes herself as a recovering psychologist and recovering attorney, who graduated from Starr King in 2011 and was ordained to UU ministry in 2013. Along with preaching at Bay Area churches as a guest speaker, she is active with the Rossmoor Interfaith Council and also writes poetry and short stories.