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CBS HaLuach, March 15 – 21

Beth Sholom this week. 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 Beth Sholom this week? To read the online version of our March 15 – 21 HaLuach, please click here. http://bethsholomsf.org/cbs-haluach-march-15-21-2/ Continue Reading...

Vayikra — Leviticus 1:1 – 5:26

A strange miniature Aleph opens this week’s parsha, the only one of its kind in the Torah. What does it mean? In our study of the Zohar, we discovered the most remarkable insight: “A miniature aleph — deriving from a diminished place, diminished becoming great as it joins above.” The mystics understand this seemingly obscure […] http://bethsholomsf.org/vayikra-leviticus-11-526-3/ Continue Reading...

Purimpalooza 5778 Recap

The CBS campus was packed this past Thursday afternoon and evening, as Beth Sholom community members of all ages donned costumes and imbibed good spirits during our annual Purimpalooza: Community Purim Carnival & Spiel To Support CBS Educational Programs. It’s a mitzvah to act the fool on Purim, so we tipped back our cups, ate […] http://bethsholomsf.org/purimpalooza-5778-recap/ Continue Reading...

Fusion Friday Kabbalat Shabbat Is Back!

CBS is proud to announce the return of Fusion Friday Kabbalat Shabbat, a spirited Kabbalat Shabbat service that provides its many participants with a transformative experience that is as moving as it is joyful. Led by Rabbi Aubrey Glazer, the Shir Hashirim Ensemble – Hazzan Richard Kaplan, violinist Lila Sklar, and Sheldon Brown (on clarinet, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/fusion-friday-kabbalat-shabbat-is-back/ Continue Reading...

Americana Jam Band Returns!

Americana is a cholent – a rich stew – of diverse musical dialects and perspectives, including folk, bluegrass, country, soul, gospel, rock, and more. Like the Jewish experience, though, Americana’s disparate elements work in unison to create an original sound and story that we recognize as specifically American. Joan Baez, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/americana-jam-band-returns/ Continue Reading...

Announcing Valor Grrrls Kabbalat Shabbat !

Kabbalat Shabbat means “welcoming the Sabbath.” More specifically, the Jewish mystics conceived of the Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat service as a welcoming of “the Sabbath bride,” the Shechinah, or feminine aspect of the Divine. Our new Valor Grrrls Kabbalat Shabbat musical service celebrates this intrinsic feminine nature of Kabbalat Shabbat by spotlighting the music of […] http://bethsholomsf.org/announcing-valor-grrrls-kabbalat-shabbat/ Continue Reading...

VayakhelPekudei — Exodus 35:1 – 40:38

The genius of every design by Steve Jobs (1955-2011) was an ability to understand what his community of users really wanted. Jobs was single-minded, and at times ruthless, in directing his designers to respond to community, to “have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” Community is founded upon shared values and built upon […] http://bethsholomsf.org/vayakhel-exodus-351-3820-3/ Continue Reading...

Member Profile : Holly Christman & Max Perr

Today, we invite you to meet (or reconnect) with congregants Holly Christman & Max Perr. * * * * * How long have you been members of Beth Sholom? Holly & Max: 22 years. How long have you lived in the Bay Area? Holly & Max: 37 years. Where are you from originally? Holly & […] http://bethsholomsf.org/member-profile-holly-christman-max-perr/ Continue Reading...

Negotiating Jerusalem

Buy your tickets for our upcoming Achshav Yisrael program! “Negotiating Jerusalem” will take place on Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3 – 5 p.m., in Koret Hall. Jerusalem is so many things to so many people. With Donald Trump’s recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the spotlight was once again on […] http://bethsholomsf.org/negotiating-jerusalem/ Continue Reading...

CBS HaLuach, March 1 – 7

This week at Beth Sholom! 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 Beth Sholom this week? To read the online version of our March 1 – 7 HaLuach, please click here. http://bethsholomsf.org/cbs-haluach-march-1-7-2/ Continue Reading...