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Congregation Beth Sholom’s Community Interest Groups


Our Jewish ethos — the powerful trilogy of Torah study, tzedakah (giving), and tefillah (prayer) — motivates us to practice tikkun ha’olam (healing the world) and gemilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness). It’s not about what we say or believe, but what we do.

Some of Congregation Beth Sholom’s community groups are impelled by this Jewish imperative of social action, whereas other groups bring members together to learn, expand their perspectives, have fun, or just relax.

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ACHSHAV YISRAEL

Achshav Yisrael provides quality programming about Israel to CBS and the broader community. Achshav Yisrael programs are open to all age groups and occur approximately five times each year. The programming committee intends to create a safe space at CBS for thoughtful community exploration of Israel.

When: Periodically, approx. 5 times/year
Where: Various locations, CBS
Next Program: TBA
Contact:  Eileen Auerbach
Fees: Variable
 

CHICKEN SOUPERS

Preparing and delivering kosher meals to people with AIDS, chronic illness, disabilities, and those who are homebound. This is an excellent opportunity to perform gemilut hasadim (“the giving of loving-kindness”), and a deeply meaningful way for you to get involved!

When: One Sunday a month –
   9 a.m., cooking; 3:30 p.m., delivery
Where: CBS Kitchen
Next Date: December 17
Contact: Judy Leash or Debra Surkin Perloff
Fees: No fee
 

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CBS BOOK CLUB

A book club for all readers: men, women, students, and teenagers.

When: One Sunday a month –
   9:30 a.m. (after morning minyan)
Where: Rabin Library
Next Meeting: TBA
Next Book: TBA
Contacts: Stuart Blecher & Howard Gordon
Fees: No fee
 

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CBS BOOK CLUB FOR KIDS

We have two age-specific book clubs for kids! One is designed for children in Grades 5–6, and focuses on Jewish historical fiction. The other is for kids in Grades 7–9 who enjoy reading and discussing adolescent literature that explores the Jewish experience in different times and places. Participants engage in a facilitated discussion with Book Club leader Howard Freedman (Director of the Jewish Community Library) and, often, they connect with the author of the book they have read via Skype.

When: Variable
Where: Various locations
Next Meeting:
   Grades 5 – 6, TBD (summer hiatus)
   Grades 7 – 9, TBD (summer hiatus)
Next Book:
   Grades 5 – 6, TBD
   Grades 7 – 9, TBD
Contact:  Elin Cohen
Fees: $10 for the program/dinner OR 15$ for the
   program/dinner and a copy of the book (available
   for pickup at CBS)
 
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CBS PARENTS BOOK CLUB

A book club for parents in the CBS community, the group comes together on school class days to discuss books of interest to the participants. The club reads books from the Jewish Community Library’s Book Club In A Box program, and all books are available to borrow from Rebecca Goodman‘s office in the CBS administrative area.

When: Quarterly, Saturday mornings 9:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Where: Boardroom, CBS
Next Meeting: TBA
Next Book: TBA
Contact:  Elin Cohen
Fees: No fee
 
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WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB

A place to meet and discuss books of Jewish and general interest. Books are generally written by Jewish authors, or are popular novels or works of nonfiction. Readings are selected based on group interest, book availability, author, and topic.

When: Third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Rabin Library
Next Meeting: January 18
Next Book:
   The Septembers of Shiraz,
   by Dalia Sofer
Contact: Jean Tepper Segal
Fees: No fee
 

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DR. ERNEST M. WEITZ BREAKFAST CLUB

The Dr. Ernest M. Weitz Breakfast Club is a quarterly breakfast gathering featuring a thought-provoking guest speaker. The Club is dedicated to increasing knowledge of contemporary Jewish issues and ideas. Many of the speakers are leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish community.

When: Three breakfasts each year, Sunday mornings
   at 9 a.m.
Where: Koret Hall
Next Meeting: TBA
Next Speaker: TBA
Contact: Beth Jones
Fees: $40 per year for an individual, $80 for a couple,
   or $15 per meeting. Checks payable to: Congregation
   Beth Sholom (please write “Dr. Ernest M. Breakfast Club
   Dues” in the note section)

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CBS SOFTBALL TEAM

CBS is an active participant in BATS, a Jewish softball league consisting of teams from six synagogues. Games are played in south Marin or San Francisco every other Sunday during the softball seasons. Teams are coed and players must be 18 or older. This league is more about fun and camaraderie than competitiveness.

When: 8 game seasons in spring and fall, playing every
   other Sunday afternoon
Upcoming Games: Fall season underway
Where: Diamonds in Marin & SF (details shared w/ players)
Contact:  Steven Baruch
Fees: No charge aside from $25 club shirt.
 
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CBS KEVAH LEARNING GROUPS

Kevah enables individuals to get together with friends and new friends in private homes to create an intimate Jewish learning community described as “more a conversation than a class.” Each Kevah group is led by an outstanding Jewish educator from the region. CBS currently has five active Kevah groups, each representing a different demographic or topical focus. If you are interested in joining an existing CBS Kevah group or learning more about creating a Kevah group of your own, please reach out to us!

When: Various times; depends on group
Where: Various congregant homes
Next Meeting Time: Various times; depends on group
Contact: Sonia Daccarett
Fees: Variable, depending on group

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CBS YOUTH & TEEN GROUPS

CBS youth and teen groups offer young community members a great way to explore Judaism and Jewish identity in a fun, social environment with their peers. Learn more about all of our youth group and youth learning options by clicking here.

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It has become a tradition to sponsor a Kiddush luncheon in honor of a simcha or special celebration.

For more information, email Jane Sykes.

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Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, 9 a.m.

 

Morning Minyan

Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m.

 

Evening Minyan

Sunday-Thursday, 6 p.m.

Saturday, 5 p.m., November - March (PST)
Saturday, 6 p.m., March - October (DST)

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Shabbat School Schedule

Thursdays (2nd-7th grade),

4 - 6 p.m.

Saturdays (K-6th grade),

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Contact

For general inquiries or life cycle events, please email our main office or call 415.221.8736.

Address:
301 14th Avenue,
San Francisco, CA 94118

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Celebrate your most important life events at Beth Sholom!

We accommodate both large and intimate gatherings, ranging from 50 - 400 attendees.

For more information or to schedule a tour, email Beth Jones.

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