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Negotiating Jerusalem

Buy your tickets for our upcoming Achshav Yisrael program! “Negotiating Jerusalem” will take place on Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3 – 5 p.m., in Koret Hall. Jerusalem is so many things to so many people. With Donald Trump’s recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the spotlight was once again on […] http://bethsholomsf.org/negotiating-jerusalem/ Continue Reading...

Mishpatim — Exodus 21:1–24:18

Robert Cover (1943-1986), the renowned law professor and activist at Yale Law School, once remarked that every legal system or nomos had woven within its own narrative or story. Cover taught that everyone lives in at least one nomos, by which he means a normative universe. A normative universe is “a world of right and […] http://bethsholomsf.org/mishpatim-exodus-211-2418-3/ Continue Reading...

Social Divisions & Politics In Israel Recap

On Sunday, January 28, the Achshav Yisrael committee of Beth Sholom presented Social Divisions & Politics In Israel with Professor Michael Shalev, a visiting professor and political scientist at UC Berkeley’s Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies. Professor Shalev explained that society in Israel is characterized by diversity, often superimposed on identity issues. How […] http://bethsholomsf.org/social-divisions-politics-in-israel-recap/ Continue Reading...

Member Profile : Willy Waks

Today, we invite you to meet (or reconnect) with congregant Willy Waks. * * * * * How long have you been a member of Beth Sholom? Six years. How long have you lived in the Bay Area? Five-and-a-half years now. Where are you from originally? France, then Israel, then Dallas. That’s the short version, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/member-profile-willy-waks/ Continue Reading...

Social Divisions & Politics In Israel

Buy your tickets for our upcoming Achshav Yisrael program! “Social Divisions & Politics In Israel” will take place on Sunday, January 28, 2018, 3 – 5 p.m., in Koret hall. Achshav Yisrael presents Professor Michael Shalev, a visiting professor and political scientist at UC Berkeley’s Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies. He is also […] http://bethsholomsf.org/social-divisions-politics-in-israel/ Continue Reading...

Va’eira — Exodus 6:2-9:35

The self-revelation of the divine to Moses is a unique moment in our spiritual history and changes the face of monotheism forever. Emboldened and empowered, Moses and Aaron return before Pharaoh, demanding in the divine name, “Let my people go, so that they may serve Me in the wilderness.” Pharaoh’s recalcitrance leads to the moment […] http://bethsholomsf.org/vaeira-exodus-62-935-3/ Continue Reading...

Vayekhi — Genesis 47:28 – 50:26

One of the greatest malaises of Western civilization to this day was captured by Ernest Becker (1924-1974) in his book, Denial of Death. Becker points to the reality we know all too well, that we shield and mask death from our lives until it is too late. What we seek to mask, according to Becker, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/vayekhi-genesis-4728-5026-3/ Continue Reading...

Yermiyahu Ramos’ Bar Mitzvah

Shalom! My name is Yermiyahu Ramos, but you can call me Yehry. I am a seventh grader at James Lick Middle School and my favorite subject is Spanish. I love to play all kinds of sports, but I most enjoy playing soccer with my friends after school. This Saturday, December 9, I will be called […] http://bethsholomsf.org/yermiyahu-ramos/ Continue Reading...

Vayishlach — Genesis 32:4–36:43

In our ongoing quest for wholeness in life, sometimes we feel instead as though we’ve become more broken than we were at the outset. Laban sees this in his analysis of Jacob when he suggests, in last week’s parsha, “you were longing for your father’s house.” (Genesis 31:30). If Jacob was indeed that ambiguous about […] http://bethsholomsf.org/vayishlach-genesis-324-3643-2/ Continue Reading...

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...