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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...

Renew Our Days: The High Holy Days Unbound

Shaliach tzibbur (prayer leader), musician, and teacher Aviva Chernick returns again to CBS to lead Renew Our Days: The High Holy Days Unbound, a special, two-part service occurring on the mornings of Rosh Hashanah Day 1 and Yom Kippur. Renew Our Days is a prayer lab, a non-halachic service (e.g., there is no Torah service) inspired by traditional liturgy, but not […] http://bethsholomsf.org/renew-our-days-the-high-holy-days-unbound-2/ Continue Reading...

Shoftim — Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9

“Justice, justice shall you pursue.” (Deuteronomy 16:20) What does it take to pursue justice in an unjust world? I think of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who commented that “human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of […] http://bethsholomsf.org/shoftim-deuteronomy-1618-219-2/ Continue Reading...

CBS HaLuach, August 16 – 22

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 Beth Sholom this week? To read the online version of our August 16 – 22 HaLuach, please click here. http://bethsholomsf.org/cbs-haluach-august-16-22/ Continue Reading...

Re’eh — Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17

American naturalist-poet Ralph Waldo Emerson once remarked, “Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.“ Emerson’s 1836 essay, Nature, expresses the belief that everything in our world – even a drop of dew – is a microcosm of the universe. This transcendentalist notion is not foreign to Judaism, especially its […] http://bethsholomsf.org/reeh-deuteronomy-1126-1617-2/ Continue Reading...

Take Us Out To The Ball Game!

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...

CBS HaLuach, August 9 – 15

Your week ahead 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 August 9 – 15 HaLuach, please click here. http://bethsholomsf.org/cbs-haluach-august-9-15/ Continue Reading...

Ekev — Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25

William Shakespeare once wrote, “There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” If a beneficent Creator created the world, is it merely a question of thinking that accounts for why bad things happen to good people? We are disturbed by such moral calculus. This week’s reading of Parashat Ekev provides us […] http://bethsholomsf.org/ekev-deuteronomy-712-1125-2/ Continue Reading...

The Financial Four Five — August 1, 2017

Today, the latest edition of The Financial Four, an update from our Interim Director of Finance, Missy Sue Mastel Horwitz. ***** Hello, I hope you are having a wonderful summer! As we at all prepare for the High Holy Days and 5778, I would like to give you an update on the ongoing financial picture […] http://bethsholomsf.org/the-financial-four-five-march-21-2017/ Continue Reading...