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CBS HaLuach, June 21 – 27

14-CBS-001_email_template_mockup_4-1 Your week 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 June 21 – 27 HaLuach, please click here. http://bethsholomsf.org/cbs-haluach-june-21-27/ Continue Reading...

Korah — Numbers 16:1 – 18:32

Thumbnail_CoverDesign_Korah During a brief visit to Dublin, the birthplace of Oscar Wilde (October 16, 1854), I was struck by the author, playwright, and poet’s quick wit and keen observations about human nature. Wilde once quipped that, “Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.” Torah, on the other hand, teaches […] http://bethsholomsf.org/korah-numbers-161-1832-2/ Continue Reading...

Take Us Out To The Ball Game!

Thumbnail_SFGiantsPromo It’s that time of the year again! CBS invites you to join your fellow congregants and other members of the Bay Area Jewish community for San Francisco Giants Jewish Heritage Night on Monday, August 21. This annual celebration of Jewish identity and heritage is always a home run of fun, and this year the fellas […] http://bethsholomsf.org/take-us-out-to-the-ball-game/ Continue Reading...

A Conversation With Ephraim Margolin

Ephraim-Margolin-768x576 On Saturday afternoon, June 10, following a delicious community kiddush lunch, the Achshav Yisrael committee of CBS presented “Witness To The Birth Of Israel: An Interview With Ephraim Margolin.” Although the special Shabbat afternoon program could not be photographed, we want to share some of the highlights. Achshav Yisrael committee member Eileen Auerbach reports that […] http://bethsholomsf.org/a-conversation-with-ephraim-margolin/ Continue Reading...

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...

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 relationship I have been cultivating with a group of Israeli academics. I’ve done so with a few intentions […] http://bethsholomsf.org/report-from-dublin/ 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...

It’s Americana Jam Band Time!

Thumbnail_AmericanaJamBand 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. Woody Guthrie, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/its-americana-jam-band-time/ Continue Reading...

Announcing Fusion Friday Kabbalat Shabbat!

Thumbbnail_FusionFridayKabbalatShabbat Beginning in 2014, the CBS community has gathered on the third Friday of each month to welcome Shabbat with uplifting song. This spirited 3rd Friday Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service has grown in popularity over the past two years, providing its many participants with a transformative experience that is as moving as it is joyful. This […] http://bethsholomsf.org/announcing-fusion-friday-kabbalat-shabbat/ Continue Reading...