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Samantha Friedland’s Bat Mitzvah

Thumbnail_Samantha-Friedland Shalom. My name is Samantha Friedland, and I am a 7th grader at Creative Arts Charter School. My main hobbies are playing the flute, the guitar, and soccer. I also love being with friends and family, and just having fun. My bat mitzvah will take place this Shabbat, May 27. It will be an exciting […] http://bethsholomsf.org/samantha-friedlands-bat-mitzvah/ Continue Reading...

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 academic relationship I have been cultivating with a group of Israeli academics. I’ve done so with a few […] http://bethsholomsf.org/report-from-dublin/ Continue Reading...

Witness To The Birth Of Israel

Thumb_Ephraim “Witness To The Birth Of Israel: An Interview With Ephraim Margolin” will take place on Saturday, June 10, 1 – 3 p.m. Becky Buckwald will interview Ephraim Margolin in the CBS Sanctuary. Ephraim Margolin is well known to many of his fellow Beth Sholom congregants as an extraordinary scholar, raconteur, and successful attorney. We have […] http://bethsholomsf.org/witness-to-the-birth-of-israel/ Continue Reading...

Learning More About The Israeli Settlements

Thumbnail_EranKaplan_AcshavYisrael_Settlements Last Sunday afternoon, May 7, the Achshav Yisrael committee of CBS presented its tenth program, “The Israeli Settlements: A Historical Overview and Current Developments.” Just below, Achshav Yisrael committee member Eileen Auerbach provides a report and shares some photographs taken during the event. * * * * * Professor Eran Kaplan, PhD, the Richard and […] http://bethsholomsf.org/learning-more-about-the-israeli-settlements/ Continue Reading...

Behar / Bechukotai – Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34

Thumbnail_CoverDesign_Behar-Bechukotai “Sowing the seed, my hand is one with the earth. …Hungry and trusting, my mind is one with the earth. Eating the fruit, my body is one with the earth.“ Wendell Berry’s poem “Prayers and Sayings of the Mad Farmer” asks us to consider how the farmer is like the farm. Similarly, the strong language […] http://bethsholomsf.org/behar-bechukotai-leviticus-251-2734/ Continue Reading...

The Israeli Settlements

Thumbnail_IsraeliSettlement Buy your tickets for our upcoming Achshav Yisrael program! “The Israeli Settlements: A Historical Overview and Current Developments” will take place on Sunday, May 7, 3 – 5:30 p.m., in Koret Hall. What are the Israeli settlements, and what is their legal status? Israel is perpetually in the media spotlight, and news coverage is full […] http://bethsholomsf.org/the-israeli-settlements/ Continue Reading...

Elai Levinson’s Bar Mitzvah

Thumbnail_ElaiLevinson Shalom. My name is Elai David Levinson, and I will be called up to read from the Torah as a bar mitzvah this Shabbat, May 6. I am a 7th grader at Claire Lilienthal Alternative School. During my free time, I can be found drawing, writing, editing my movies, drumming with my band, Planet 17, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/elai-levinsons-bar-mitzvah/ Continue Reading...

Introducing Zion(ism) Matters

thumb_zionismmatters This year, our popular Thinking Matters: Modern Jewish Philosophy mini-course series is introducing an offshoot series dubbed Zion(ism) Matters! Although we think we know what Zionism means, it is always helpful to revisit its past and present, as well as to consider its future. This exciting new series will explore Zionism through lectures, celebrations, and […] http://bethsholomsf.org/introducing-zionism-matters/ Continue Reading...

Aliyah Baruch’s Bat Mitzvah

Thumbnail_AliyahBaruch My name is Aliyah Baruch. I attend Aptos Middle School and I am in the seventh grade. I like playing soccer, hanging out with my friends and family, taking care of animals, and traveling. On April 22, I will have my bat mitzvah. It is a big milestone in my life that I will be […] http://bethsholomsf.org/aliyah-baruchs-bat-mitzvah/ Continue Reading...

Israel Mission Remembrance (III)

Thumbnail_LuZilberPhoto1_Golan 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...