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Light It Up!

Join the CBS community in Koret Hall on Thursday, December 14, 2017,from 5:30 – 8 p.m. to mark The Festival of Lights! The candles will be burning bright at Beth Sholom as we celebrate the third night of Hanukkah together! Our annual Hanukkah celebration is always a joyous party, but this year we’re turning it […] http://bethsholomsf.org/light-it-up-2/ Continue Reading...

Light It Up!

Join the CBS community in Koret Hall on Thursday, December 15, 2016,from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. to mark The Festival of Lights! Because so many in our community will be traveling during the actual holiday this year (December 24 – January 1), we’re throwing a pre-Hanukkah party so that we can all be together. This […] http://bethsholomsf.org/light-it-up/ Continue Reading...

The Dreidel — Unmasked!

Hanukkah is over. For a few evenings, we’ll gaze longingly at the counters, tables, and ledges where our hanukkiot so recently glowed…and then our attention will shift to family debates about which movie and Chinese restaurant is right for Christmas Day. Today, though, we hope to extend your Hanukkah glow for at least a few […] http://bethsholomsf.org/the-dreidel-unmasked/ Continue Reading...

Why Is Gambling Associated With Hanukkah?

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...