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Jewish State or State of the Jews? Recap

On Saturday, November 11, the Achshav Yisrael committee of Beth Sholom presented Jewish State or State of the Jews: The Role of the Conservative/Masorti Movement in the Israeli Religious & Cultural Leadership of the State with Yizhar Hess, CEO of the Masorti / Conservative Movement in Israel. The presentation was generously sponsored by the Steve […] http://bethsholomsf.org/jewish-state-or-state-of-the-jews-recap/ Continue Reading...

Jewish State or State of the Jews?

Buy your tickets for our upcoming Achshav Yisrael program! “Jewish State or State of the Jews: The Role of the Conservative/Masorti Movement in the Israeli Religious & Cultural Leadership of the State” will take place on Saturday, November 11, 1 – 3 p.m., in the Sanctuary. The program will follow a community kiddush lunch (12 […] http://bethsholomsf.org/jewish-state-or-state-of-the-jews/ Continue Reading...

Matot / Massei — Numbers 30:2 – 36:13

Parashat Matot The final of the four tangible ways of measuring the intangibles of intentional community that I learned with Dr. Sarale Shadmi-Wortman (Oranim College of Education) during the Rabin Bay Area Leadership Mission to Israel is Meaningfulness: “My uniqueness is an important resource and influence for the group.” As we read this week in […] http://bethsholomsf.org/matot-massei-numbers-302-3613/ Continue Reading...

David Malman, Calligrapher & Mensch

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...

Kadima Konvention Recap

CBS is proud to have hosted Kadima Konvention 2017 this past weekend (March 31 – April 2, 2017). The Kadima Konvention is a regional gathering for children in Kadima, the middle school arm of United Synagogue Youth (USY), the youth organization of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ). Kids in Grades 6 and 7 from […] http://bethsholomsf.org/kadima-konvention-recap/ Continue Reading...

Israel Mission Remembrance (III)

From December 22, 2016 – January 2, 2017, almost 30 members of the CBS community traveled to Israel as part of the CBS/Kol Shofar Intergenerational Communal Family Mission. The trip itinerary was thoughtfully designed by Rabbis Aubrey Glazer and Susan Leider (Kol Shofar), and we’ve heard from many participants about how extraordinary and memorable an […] http://bethsholomsf.org/israel-mission-remembrance-iii/ Continue Reading...

Israel Mission Remembrance (II)

From December 22, 2016 – January 2, 2017, almost 30 members of the CBS community traveled to Israel as part of the CBS/Kol Shofar Intergenerational Communal Family Mission. The trip itinerary was thoughtfully designed by Rabbis Aubrey Glazer and Susan Leider (Kol Shofar), and we’ve heard from many participants about how extraordinary and memorable an […] http://bethsholomsf.org/israel-mission-remembrance-ii/ Continue Reading...

Responding to the Executive Order on Migration and Refugees

This Shabbat, from 11 – 11:45 a.m., please join us for a special bimah dialogue featuring Rabbi Glazer, Dr. Lindsay Gifford (Assistant Professor of International Studies and Anthropology, University of San Francisco), and Vlad Khaykin (Associate Director for the Anti-Defamation League in San Francisco). As the world faces the most severe refugee crisis since World […] http://bethsholomsf.org/responding-to-the-refugee-ban/ Continue Reading...

Matot/Massei — Numbers 30:2 – 36:13

Parashat Matot Hermann Hesse (1877-1962), a German-born Swiss author, once remarked: “Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.“ Hesse’s universal vision of human enlightenment requires us to transcend our worldly boundaries. Ironically, religion […] http://bethsholomsf.org/matotmassei-numbers-302-3613/ Continue Reading...

Camp Ramah Galim

Riding Your Wave In the Sea of Judaism: The Start-up Camp Ramah Galim There is nothing quite like the oceanic rhythm of Camp Ramah campers and staff surrounding you from dawn till dusk. In those eternal moments, you begin to feel the pulse of this camp’s namesake — Galim. Singing, dancing, exploring, studying, rock climbing, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/camp-ramah-galim/ Continue Reading...