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Raquel Sweet’s Bat Mitzvah

My name is Raquel Sweet. I am 13 years old and attend The Brandeis School of San Francisco, where I am in seventh grade. I enjoy swimming, dancing, and playing with my dog, Teddy. I have belonged to Beth Sholom for my entire life. I have so many memories from the synagogue, from attending PJ […] http://bethsholomsf.org/raquel-sweets-bat-mitzvah/ Continue Reading...

Noah — Genesis 6:9-11:32

“Who is like you Who could reach you Who has seen Who has been …When you ride a cherub And glide on the wind And wander through thunder And move within storms Making your way through the waters…“ The liturgical poet Yannai here imagines the divine as controlling the universe, “from the sky to the […] http://bethsholomsf.org/noah-genesis-69-1132-3/ Continue Reading...

Communities Of Inclusion

Buy your tickets for our upcoming Achshav Yisrael program! “Communities Of Inclusion: Middle Eastern Jews In Israel’s Modern Era” will take place on Saturday, October 21, 1 – 3 p.m., in the Sanctuary. The program will follow a community kiddush lunch (12 – 1 p.m.), which all program attendees are invited to. Half of Israel’s […] http://bethsholomsf.org/communities-of-inclusion/ Continue Reading...

Pizza In The Hut Recap

Last Tuesday evening, CBS Family Preschool and Shabbat School families joined the rest of the Beth Sholom community in Koret Hall and the CBS sukkah on Eva Gunther Plaza for our annual Pizza in The Hut Sukkot community dinner. Guests of all ages recited the Sukkot blessings and practiced shaking the lulav with Rabbi Glazer, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/pizza-in-the-hut-recap/ Continue Reading...

5778 High Holy Days Sermons And Teachings

Rabbinic sermons are meant to be heard, so Rabbi Glazer thoughtfully recorded all of his High Holy Days sermons and teachings for your listening edification. If you missed any of the Beth Sholom High Holy Days services this year, or if you just want to revisit some of your favorite teachings, we invite you to […] http://bethsholomsf.org/5778-high-holy-days-sermons-and-teachings/ Continue Reading...

Beraysheet — Genesis 1:1 – 6:8

“Living God and Master of the Universe on high and dwelling in eternity, His name holy and He is sublime and created His world out of three words: sefer, sfar, sippur – letter, limit, and tale.“ So begins the ancient treatise, Sefer Yetzirah, which focuses on sound and its magical capacity for “making” and “world […] http://bethsholomsf.org/beraysheet-genesis-11-68-2/ Continue Reading...

Pizza In The Hut (Sukkot Community Dinner)

Sukkot starts this Wednesday evening and the Beth Sholom sukkah is currently being constructed on Eva Gunther Plaza. Time spent in the sukkah is an important aspect of Sukkot – it helps us appreciate the outdoors and annual agricultural cycles, and it gives us an opportunity to come together in community – family, friends, and […] http://bethsholomsf.org/pizza-in-the-hut-sukkot-community-dinner-2/ Continue Reading...

Sukkot, Day Three — Exodus 33:12 – 34:26

This Shabbat occurs during Sukkot, and we will be reading a special Sukkot selection from the Book of Exodus. The reading provides us with an opportunity to consider the role of strangers in our lives, especially during this time of heightened “othering” in the political and social arenas. Atop Mount Sinai, Moses is famously granted […] http://bethsholomsf.org/sukkot-day-three-exodus-3312-3426/ Continue Reading...

The High Holy Days At CBS

CBS looks forward to sharing the High Holy Days with you this fall. The High Holy Days provide us with an unparalleled opportunity to take stock and reconnect with our deeper selves. Importantly, the spiritual drama and possibility of the “Days of Awe” are matched by the pleasure of spending time with so many friends, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/the-high-holy-days-at-cbs-2/ Continue Reading...

Youth & Family High Holy Days Programming

Congregation Beth Sholom is a stand-outfamily destination for the High Holy Days!CBS offers a selection of age-specific programs and services for children and/or their parents. With the exception of the two free Family Services, a modest donation is requested for each participating child. FAMILY SERVICES Our popular and interactive Family Services are designed for families […] http://bethsholomsf.org/youth-family-high-holy-days-programming/ Continue Reading...