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Announcing Valor Grrrls Kabbalat Shabbat !

Kabbalat Shabbat means “welcoming the Sabbath.” More specifically, the Jewish mystics conceived of the Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat service as a welcoming of “the Sabbath bride,” the Shechinah, or feminine aspect of the Divine. Our new Valor Grrrls Kabbalat Shabbat musical service celebrates this intrinsic feminine nature of Kabbalat Shabbat by spotlighting the music of […] http://bethsholomsf.org/announcing-valor-grrrls-kabbalat-shabbat/ Continue Reading...

Americana Jam Band Returns!

Americana is a cholent – a rich stew – of diverse musical dialects and perspectives, including folk, bluegrass, country, soul, gospel, rock, and more. Like the Jewish experience, though, Americana’s disparate elements work in unison to create an original sound and story that we recognize as specifically American. Joan Baez, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/americana-jam-band-returns/ Continue Reading...

Pizza In The Hut (Sukkot Community Dinner)

Sukkot starts this Wednesday evening and the Beth Sholom sukkah is currently being constructed on Eva Gunther Plaza. Time spent in the sukkah is an important aspect of Sukkot – it helps us appreciate the outdoors and annual agricultural cycles, and it gives us an opportunity to come together in community – family, friends, and […] http://bethsholomsf.org/pizza-in-the-hut-sukkot-community-dinner-2/ Continue Reading...

Youth & Family High Holy Days Programming

Congregation Beth Sholom is a stand-outfamily destination for the High Holy Days!CBS offers a selection of age-specific programs and services for children and/or their parents. With the exception of the two free Family Services, a modest donation is requested for each participating child. FAMILY SERVICES Our popular and interactive Family Services are designed for families […] http://bethsholomsf.org/youth-family-high-holy-days-programming/ Continue Reading...

Take Us Out To The Ball Game!

It’s that time of the year again! CBS invites you to join your fellow congregants and other members of the Bay Area Jewish community for San Francisco Giants Jewish Heritage Night on Monday, August 21. This annual celebration of Jewish identity and heritage is always a home run of fun, and this year the fellas […] http://bethsholomsf.org/take-us-out-to-the-ball-game/ Continue Reading...

It’s Americana Jam Band Time!

Americana is a cholent – a rich stew – of diverse musical dialects and perspectives, including folk, bluegrass, country, soul, gospel, rock, and more. Like the Jewish experience, though, Americana’s disparate elements work in unison to create an original sound and story that we recognize as specifically American. Woody Guthrie, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/its-americana-jam-band-time/ Continue Reading...

Zoe & Hana Jaeger Skigen’s B’not Mitzvah

Shalom. Our names are Zoe and Hana Jaeger Skigen. We are twelve-year-old twins and we just finished Grade 7 at the Synergy School in San Francisco’s Mission District, where we also live. This Shabbat, June 17, we will become b’not mitzvah. We have spent our entire lives doing meaningful things together and the process of […] http://bethsholomsf.org/zoe-hana-jaeger-skigens-bnot-mitzvah/ Continue Reading...

This Shavuot: The Kabbalah of Ice Cream

Join fellow members of our Bay Area Jewish community for an illuminating night (and dawn!) of learning, rejoicing, and good eats on Tuesday, May 30, and Wednesday, May 31! Start the evening with a community dinner and post-nosh learning at Congregation Chevra Thilim, then move on to Richmond District staple Toy Boat Dessert Café (for […] http://bethsholomsf.org/this-shavuot-the-kabbalah-of-ice-cream/ Continue Reading...

Dance The Pain Away

It’s easy for us to shirk our Jewish responsibility to wrestle with the more challenging and anachronistic aspects of our tradition. In a few weeks, when we read Parashat Vayikra, we’ll reconsider the ancient Israelites‘ sacrificial practices, which seem quite alien to us today. Yet the psychological distance imposed by time and social change doesn’t […] http://bethsholomsf.org/dance-the-pain-away/ Continue Reading...

VeZot Ha’Berachah
Deuteronomy 33:1 – 34:12

Please note that Parashat VeZot Ha’Berachah is read during the Simchat Torah service, which will take place on Tuesday, October 25. This Saturday, October 22, is Shabbat Sukkot, during which we read a selection from Parashat Ki Tissa. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) once remarked: “Zion is in ruins, Jerusalem lies in the dust. All […] http://bethsholomsf.org/vezot-haberachah-deuteronomy-331-3412/ Continue Reading...