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Introducing Our New Executive Director

Thumbnail_HeadshotPhotoJHarris The CBS Board of Directors is delighted to introduce our new Executive Director, Jonathan Harris. Our Executive Director job opening was posted in January 2017. During a search process that attracted almost forty applicants, Jonathan emerged as our clear choice. Among his many talents, Jonathan brings to his new role a strong background in synagogue […] http://bethsholomsf.org/introducing-our-new-executive-director/ Continue Reading...

CBS HaLuach, May 24 – 30

14-CBS-001_email_template_mockup_4-1 It’s HaLuach time! 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 May 24 – 30 HaLuach, please click here. http://bethsholomsf.org/cbs-haluach-may-24-30/ Continue Reading...

Bamidbar — Numbers 1:1 – 4:20

Thumbnail_CoverDesign_Bamidbar Community building requires many relational building blocks for success. As we journey through the Book of Numbers this year, I am reflecting upon the lessons I learned with Dr. Sarale Shadmi-Wortman (Oranim College of Education) during the Rabin Bay Area Leadership Mission to Israel. There are four tangible ways of measuring the intangibles of intentional […] http://bethsholomsf.org/bamidbar-numbers-11-420-2/ Continue Reading...

Samantha Friedland’s Bat Mitzvah

Thumbnail_Samantha-Friedland Shalom. My name is Samantha Friedland, and I am a 7th grader at Creative Arts Charter School. My main hobbies are playing the flute, the guitar, and soccer. I also love being with friends and family, and just having fun. My bat mitzvah will take place this Shabbat, May 27. It will be an exciting […] http://bethsholomsf.org/samantha-friedlands-bat-mitzvah/ Continue Reading...

Report From Dublin

Thumb_Ireland2 Rabbi Glazer recently participated in Philosophizing Monotheism, a conference at the National University of Ireland, Dublin. On his return to the States, he shared the inspiring report below. The wonderful conference was the culmination of an ongoing academic relationship I have been cultivating with a group of Israeli academics. I’ve done so with a few […] http://bethsholomsf.org/report-from-dublin/ Continue Reading...

Witness To The Birth Of Israel

Thumb_Ephraim “Witness To The Birth Of Israel: An Interview With Ephraim Margolin” will take place on Saturday, June 10, 1 – 3 p.m. Becky Buckwald will interview Ephraim Margolin in the CBS Sanctuary. Ephraim Margolin is well known to many of his fellow Beth Sholom congregants as an extraordinary scholar, raconteur, and successful attorney. We have […] http://bethsholomsf.org/witness-to-the-birth-of-israel/ Continue Reading...

This Shavuot: The Kabbalah of Ice Cream

Thumbnail_KabbalahOfIceCream_poster Join fellow members of our Bay Area Jewish community for an illuminating night (and dawn!) of learning, rejoicing, and good eats on Tuesday, May 30, and Wednesday, May 31! Start the evening with a community dinner and post-nosh learning at Congregation Chevra Thilim, then move on to Richmond District staple Toy Boat Dessert Café (for […] http://bethsholomsf.org/this-shavuot-the-kabbalah-of-ice-cream/ Continue Reading...

Learning More About The Israeli Settlements

Thumbnail_EranKaplan_AcshavYisrael_Settlements Last Sunday afternoon, May 7, the Achshav Yisrael committee of CBS presented its tenth program, “The Israeli Settlements: A Historical Overview and Current Developments.” Just below, Achshav Yisrael committee member Eileen Auerbach provides a report and shares some photographs taken during the event. * * * * * Professor Eran Kaplan, PhD, the Richard and […] http://bethsholomsf.org/learning-more-about-the-israeli-settlements/ Continue Reading...

David Malman, Calligrapher & Mensch

Thumbnail_DavidMalman_SiddurMinyanBookPlate_GronowskiFamilyChapel_CBS_August2016 In February 2016, our twice-daily egalitarian minyan was featured by J Weekly. The article emphasized just how important our CBS minyan is to the larger Bay Area Jewish community. “San Francisco is home to about a dozen egalitarian congregations, yet Beth Sholom, a Conservative synagogue in the Inner Richmond, is the only one that provides […] http://bethsholomsf.org/david-malman-calligrapher-mensch/ Continue Reading...

“What Is Talmud Study?” Chapter Three

Thumb_TractateShabbat Henry Hollander, leader of our CBS Talmud shiur (study or lesson), is contributing regular blog posts that explore the Talmud, thus providing members of the community who can not participate in the Tuesday night sessions with a taste of the wonder and complexity the Talmud offers. CHAPTER THREE of his exploration appears just below. You […] http://bethsholomsf.org/what-is-talmud-study-chapter-three/ Continue Reading...