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Beraysheet — Genesis 1:1 – 6:8

“Living God and Master of the Universe on high and dwelling in eternity, His name holy and He is sublime and created His world out of three words: sefer, sfar, sippur – letter, limit, and tale.“ So begins the ancient treatise, Sefer Yetzirah, which focuses on sound and its magical capacity for “making” and “world […] http://bethsholomsf.org/beraysheet-genesis-11-68-2/ Continue Reading...

High Holy Days Sermons And Teachings

Many congregants have requested copies of Rabbi Glazer‘s High Holy Days sermons and teachings. Sermons are meant to be heard (not read), so we’re delighted to report that Rabbi Glazer has recorded each and every one of his Yamim Noraim service contributions for your listening edification. As a bonus, we’ve included Rabbi Glazer’s thoughtful drash […] http://bethsholomsf.org/high-holy-days-sermons-teachings/ Continue Reading...

Ilan Salomon-Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah

Shalom, my name is Ilan and I’m in the 8th grade at the San Francisco School. I enjoy playing sports, making videos, composing music digitally, and playing drums on my own or in my band. I also like talking, laughing, and hanging out with friends. My bar mitzvah is this coming Shabbat and, to be […] http://bethsholomsf.org/ilan-salomon-jacobs-bar-mitzvah/ Continue Reading...

Beraysheet — Genesis 1:1-6:8

New Beginnings: How do I want to begin again this year? Whenever a new chapter in life is about to begin, it is wise to take a step back and ask: How do I want to begin? What are my hopes, aspirations, and dreams? The Jewish New Year is a time to ask ourselves similar […] http://bethsholomsf.org/beraysheet-genesis-11-68/ Continue Reading...

Kezayit (An Olive’s Worth): What’s In A Name? (Or What’s With Orev?)

Now and again, someone asks me why I sign my CBS emails with a two-part first name: Christopher Orev. Fair question. In day-to-day life, I prioritize my given, secular name, Christopher. In this respect, I’m like most Jewish Americans. My patronymic Hebrew name, Orev ben Avraham Avinu v’ Sarah Imanu, is known by very few […] http://bethsholomsf.org/whats-in-a-name-or-whats-with-orev/ Continue Reading...