Rabbi Beth Singer, co-senior rabbi of Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco, offered a Hebrew blessing for the city’s newly elected Mayor London Breed at an interfaith pre-inauguration event Monday, July 9, at Third Baptist Church.
In her blessing, Singer, a fixture of Jewish representation at civic events, said, “We pray, all of us on your behalf, from a personal prayer that was taught to Aaron the priest. Every person is endowed with the capacity to bless another person.” She then recited the Priestly Benediction.
Breed was sworn in today at City Hall, making history as the first black woman to be mayor of San Francisco.
Rabbi Beth Singer, co-senior rabbi of @templeemanuelsf, offered a Hebrew blessing for the city’s newly elected Mayor @LondonBreed at an interfaith pre-inauguration event Monday, July 9, at @ThirdBaptistSF. (Video by Rev. Portia Osborne of Third Baptist) pic.twitter.com/rMe0EdZyAS
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