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Lifelong Learning

Congregation Beth Sholom offers classes, casual learning opportunities, and social gatherings for adults designed to bring Jewish values, culture, rituals, and texts into our everyday lives. We expand our social and cultural horizons with visiting Jewish scholars, professors, Judaic art and photography exhibits, Jewish authors, political pundits, artists, journalists, rabbis, and more.

In addition, Beth Sholom plays a proactive role in the Bay Area Jewish community, partnering with other Jewish and community-based organizations to co-sponsor special lecture events, cultural and political presentations, and more.

CURRENT CLASSES


FROM TIBERIAS WITH LOVE

On Thursday mornings in March 2017, Rabbi Glazer offers a four-session course titled From Tiberias With Love: Letters of Spiritual Direction from 1777 Community in Eretz Yisrael. No knowledge of Hebrew required, but students must register online. Click here to learn more about this mini-course.

When: Thursday mornings, after morning minyan
(March 2–23)
Where: Board Room, CBS
Cost: Free  

THINKING MATTERS: MODERN JEWISH PHILOSOPHY

Join our impressive line-up of teachers to wrestle with some of the exciting and challenging questions of modern Jewish philosophy! Can there be such a thing as a Jewish philosophy, or a philosophy of Judaism? How have Jewish traditions participated in the philosophical canon or in philosophical questioning in modern times? How do Judaism and philosophy relate to the broader question of the modern relationship of ethics, religion, and theology to philosophy? Different sections taught by various leaders. Details about the current semester of Thinking Matters can be found here and here.

When: Thursdays (except summer), 6:30 or 7 p.m., depending on instructor
Where: Board Room, CBS
Next Meeting: February 23
Cost: Variable; full semester and individual course options
 

INTRO TO JUDAISM: Learning for the Mind, Heart, & Soul

Jew-Curious? Interested in converting to Judaism? Sharing your life with a Jew and want to crack the code? Or maybe you’re a Jew who doesn’t know much about Judaism or Jewish identity?

Our engaging, university-accredited Intro To Judaism course is interactive and encourages questions, discussion, and hands-on learning. No knowledge of Hebrew is required, but you will be learning to read the language as part of the class. The 2015-16 course syllabus is available for download here. The syllabus and schedule for the 2016-17 course will be distributed during the first class and available for download here shortly thereafter.

When: Sundays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Board Room, CBS
Meetings Dates: 2016: October 23; November 6 & 20, December 4 & 18; 2017: January 15 & 29, February 5 & 19, March 5, 12, & 26, April 9 & 23, May 7 & 21, June 4 & 18
Cost: $344 for an individual, $533 for a couple; discounted rates offered to CBS members. Some financial aid and payment options are available — CBS is committed to never turning people away. For more information, contact email the shul office or call us at 415-221-8736.  

NUGGETS OF WISDOM

Thematic halachic teachings from Maimonides to Rav Kook. No knowledge of Hebrew is required. Taught by Rabbi Glazer.

When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings, after morning minyan
Where: Board Room, CBS
Cost: Free  

PSALMS: A SHELTER IN THE WORD

Each week a different psalm is studied. The text is easily accessible, but the issues are full of complexity. No knowledge of Hebrew is required and refreshments are served. Taught by Rabbi Glazer.

When: Shabbat afternoons, 4 p.m.
Where: Board Room, CBS
Cost: Free  

TALMUD STUDY

Our Talmud study students learn as a group and at times in havruta (with partners). Participants meet weekly for dinner and study. No knowledge of Hebrew is required, but a willingness to learn some vocabulary helps. Taught by Henry Hollander.

When: On temporary hiatus b/n January – April 2017
Where: Board Room, CBS
Cost: Free  

For more information on our adult education offerings, please email the synagogue office.
 

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Sponsor a Kiddush

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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Donate

If you need assistance in making a contribution to CBS, please contact Beth Jones, Director of Membership & Development, at 415.940.7092.

For online donors who wish to designate a particular CBS fund or make their gift in memory/honor of a particular individual, please complete the "Add special instructions for donation" field on the online donation form.


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Service times

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

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

Facility Rental

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.

FACILITY RENTAL PRICING