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CBS HaLuach, March 29 – April 4

14-CBS-001_email_template_mockup_4-1 What’s the CBS skinny? Did you miss the email version of our HaLuach newsletter? Are you not on our mailing list, but you’re interested in learning more about what’s happening at CBS this week? To read the online version of our March 29 – April 4 HaLuach, please click here. http://bethsholomsf.org/cbs-haluach-march-29-april-4/ Continue Reading...

Vayikra – Leviticus 1:1-5:26

Thumbnail_CoverDesign_ParashatVayikra It was recently reported that some Bible teachers at a Californian Christian seminary cited the lack of recycling bins on campus as a pure expression of their faith – namely, that by using up resources as quickly as possible, they were hastening the coming of the Lord and the New Creation. With the rise of […] http://bethsholomsf.org/vayikra-leviticus-11-526-2/ Continue Reading...

Israel Mission Remembrance (II)

Thumbnail_LuZilberPhoto1_Jerusalem From December 22, 2016 – January 2, 2017, almost 30 members of the CBS community traveled to Israel as part of the CBS/Kol Shofar Intergenerational Communal Family Mission. The trip itinerary was thoughtfully designed by Rabbis Aubrey Glazer and Susan Leider (Kol Shofar), and we’ve heard from many participants about how extraordinary and memorable an […] http://bethsholomsf.org/israel-mission-remembrance-ii/ Continue Reading...

CBS HaLuach, March 22 – 28

14-CBS-001_email_template_mockup_4-1 What’s doing at CBS? Did you miss the email version of our HaLuach newsletter? Are you not on our mailing list, but you’re interested in learning more about what’s happening at CBS this week? To read the online version of our March 22 – 28 HaLuach, please click here. http://bethsholomsf.org/cbs-haluach-march-22-28/ Continue Reading...

Pekudei – Exodus 38:21 – 40:38

Thumbnail_CoverDesign_Pekudei As we close the Book of Exodus, let us return to the challenge posed to our assumptions about the myth of the return of religion by philosopher Peter Sloterdijk in You Must Change Your Life (2014). Recall that Sloterdijk argues that it is not religion that is returning, but a mode in which humans are […] http://bethsholomsf.org/pekudei-exodus-3821-4038-2/ Continue Reading...

Vayakhel — Exodus 35:1 – 38:20

Thumbnail_CoverDesign_Vayakhel While participating on the Rabin Community Building Mission to Israel, I came to realize just how much community is founded upon shared values and built upon shared practice. On this mission, I learned from Dr. Sarale Shadmi-Wortman from Oranim College in Eretz Yisrael, who taught that there are five lenses for measuring community building: (a) […] http://bethsholomsf.org/vayakhel-exodus-351-3820-2/ Continue Reading...

Our Talmud Shiur Resumes

Thumb_TractateShabbat Henry Hollander, leader of our CBS Talmud shiur (study or lesson), wants to learn with you. Talmud study returns next Tuesday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Meeting Room. Participants will begin the fourth chapter of Tractate Shabbat using the Adin Steinsaltz edition of the Talmud. If you don’t have a copy, bring […] http://bethsholomsf.org/our-talmud-shiur-resumes/ Continue Reading...

The Financial Four — March 21, 2017

Thumb_Donation_CBSYellow Today, the latest edition of The Financial Four, an update from our Interim Director of Finance, Missy Sue Mastel. ***** Dear Chaverim, It’s March, and while it may have gone unnoticed to some, I’m proud to say that Scott and I celebrated our one-year anniversary of living together and working together at the shul! It’s […] http://bethsholomsf.org/the-financial-four-march-21-2017/ Continue Reading...

Introducing Fress

Thumbnail_Fress_Color1_v7.3 Fress: (frĕs, Yiddish) verb   1. To eat heartily, with great   enthusiasm. noun   1. One-of-a-kind, high-quality,   and delicious kosher foods   brought right to you. About Fress Fress is an exciting new kosher food service. This is the Bay Area – we set the standard for health-conscious food. Every Fress kosher recipe is lovingly prepared with old-world […] http://bethsholomsf.org/introducing-fress/ Continue Reading...

Dr. E.M. Weitz Breakfast Club — March 26

Thumbnail_Enigma_(crittografia)_-_Museo_scienza_e_tecnologia_Milano On Sunday, March 26, at 9 a.m., please join CBS congregant Newman Fisher for a talk on Jewish cryptology. Cryptology literally means “secret writing.” More generally, the word describes the creation of protocols used to write messages that can be understood only by one’s intended audience and not by any adversaries. The history of cryptology […] http://bethsholomsf.org/dr-e-m-weitz-breakfast-club-march-26/ Continue Reading...