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Report From Dublin

Thumb_Ireland2 Rabbi Glazer recently participated in Philosophizing Monotheism, a conference at the National University of Ireland, Dublin. On his return to the States, he shared the inspiring report below. The wonderful conference was the culmination of an ongoing relationship I have been cultivating with a group of Israeli academics. I’ve done so with a few intentions […] http://bethsholomsf.org/report-from-dublin/ Continue Reading...

From Tiberias With Love

Thumbnail_Roberts We’re pleased to announce From Tiberias With Love: Letters of Spiritual Direction from 1777 Community in Eretz Yisrael, a four-session mini-course that will meet at 8 a.m. on Thursdays in March (2, 9, 16, 23), immediately following morning minyan. Scroll down to register now! Does distance really make the heart grow fonder? What would you […] http://bethsholomsf.org/from-tiberias-with-love/ Continue Reading...

Behar — Leviticus 25:1 – 26:2

Crop_CoverDesign_Behar_Facebook Cycles are enticing, entrancing, and mesmerizing. The American poet Adrienne Rich (1929-2012) once remarked: “We might possess every technological resource… but if our language is inadequate, our vision remains formless, our thinking and feeling are still running in the old cycles, our process may be ‘revolutionary’ but not transformative.“ The seven transformative cycles that appear […] http://bethsholomsf.org/behar-leviticus-251-262/ Continue Reading...

Kezayit: Not Every Jew Looks Like You

Kone-Miller-family- What’s this Kezayit thing? Read here. +++++ Writing recently in Tablet Magazine, author David Margolick acknowledged the Jewish people’s chauvinistic tribalism. “Why is it we Jews are not only quick to claim someone as our own, but insist upon claiming all of him? For better or worse, though, we do: our fierce feeling of specialness […] http://bethsholomsf.org/kezayit-not-every-jew-looks-like-you/ Continue Reading...

Yair Harel visits CBS for Kabbalat Shabbat

BethSholom_JimenaEvent109-1024x589 Join Israeli performance artist, musician, and community organizer, Yair Harel, for a special musical Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday evening, April 8. Piyyutim (Hebrew liturgical poems) were chanted for centuries throughout the Diaspora. The poems have been adapted to different melodies, evolving into a form of Jewish “world music” in Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa, and […] http://bethsholomsf.org/yair-harel-visits-cbs-for-kabbalat-shabbat/ Continue Reading...

Kezayit (An Olive’s Worth): A Proper Purim Greeting

Invert2 Purim is almost here! It won’t be long before we’re masked, spieling, ring tossing, and bottoms upping! Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 12, 2017, when our PURIMPALOOZA: Community Purim Carnival & Spiel To Support CBS Educational Programs will take place! +++++ According to Wikipedia, Quora, and just about any website we could find, there […] http://bethsholomsf.org/a-proper-purim-greeting/ Continue Reading...

Kezayit: Tu B’Shevat In A Nutshell

Trees With Tu B’Shevat less than a week away, we’re sharing another Kezayit feature here. What’s this Kezayit thing? Read here. +++++ This coming Monday, January 25, is Tu B’Shevat (literally translating as “the 15th of Shevat”). Prior to the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem (in 70 C.E.), Tu B’Shevat was a fiscal and […] http://bethsholomsf.org/kezayit-tu-bshevat-in-a-nutshell/ Continue Reading...

Why Is Gambling Associated With Hanukkah?

Dreidel2 For American Jews, it’s that time of the year again. Parents of young children are talking about “the December Dilemma,” Jewish a cappella groups are in overdrive, hanukkiot (Hanukkah menorahs) are being pulled out of deep storage, and we’re all drooling in anticipation of latkes, applesauce, and sour cream. Adam Sandler even wrote and performed […] http://bethsholomsf.org/why-is-gambling-associated-with-hanukkah/ Continue Reading...

Noah — Genesis 6:9-11:32

Pieter_Bruegel_the_Elder_-_The_Tower_of_Babel_(Vienna)_-_Google_Art_Project_-_edited For ten generations, the descendants of Noah remained bound as a single people with a unifying language. Following the construction of the Tower of Babel, however, these seventy united nations are scattered, dispersed across the face of the Earth. Today, amidst so many interconnected but unique cultures and ethnicities, we continue our journey toward making […] http://bethsholomsf.org/noah-genesis-69-1132/ Continue Reading...