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Ki Tetzei — Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19

German Jewish thinker Hannah Arendt once remarked: “Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.“ How do we discern the difference between hypocrisy and evil? And then how do we confront evil in life? For modern people, […] http://bethsholomsf.org/ki-tetzei-deuteronomy-2110-2519-2/ Continue Reading...

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 37

CBS is delighted to announce that we are co-sponsoring four films in this year’s 37th SF Jewish Film Festival! The oldest Jewish film festival in the world is back! This highly regarded festival runs from July 20 to August 6, and we invite you to check out as many movies as you can. If you […] http://bethsholomsf.org/san-francisco-jewish-film-festival-37/ Continue Reading...

Meet Jordyn Halpern, JVS Summer Intern

CBS is pleased to introduce our Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Kohn Summer Intern, Jordyn Halpern. Jordyn is supporting multiple departments at CBS during her internship (June 19 – August 8), but she is focusing on communications. Wearing her communications hat, Jordyn will learn about thoughtful marketing and website management as well as gaining blogging experience. […] http://bethsholomsf.org/meet-jordyn-halpern-jvs-summer-intern/ Continue Reading...

Announcing Fusion Friday Kabbalat Shabbat!

Beginning in 2014, the CBS community has gathered on the third Friday of each month to welcome Shabbat with uplifting song. This spirited 3rd Friday Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service has grown in popularity over the past two years, providing its many participants with a transformative experience that is as moving as it is joyful. This […] http://bethsholomsf.org/announcing-fusion-friday-kabbalat-shabbat/ Continue Reading...

Learning More About The Israeli 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...

The Israeli Settlements

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...

Pesach – Day 5

“Roots, man — we’re talking about Jewish roots, you want to know more? Check on Elijah the prophet. … yeah — these are my roots, I suppose. Am I looking for them? … I ain’t looking for them in synagogues … I can tell you that much.” — Bob Dylan, 1983 Is the Messiah a […] http://bethsholomsf.org/pesach-day-5/ Continue Reading...

Vayakhel — Exodus 35:1 – 38:20

While participating on the Rabin Community Building Mission to Israel, I came to realize just how much community is founded upon shared values and built upon shared practice. On this mission, I learned from Dr. Sarale Shadmi-Wortman from Oranim College in Eretz Yisrael, who taught that there are five lenses for measuring community building: (a) […] http://bethsholomsf.org/vayakhel-exodus-351-3820-2/ Continue Reading...

Israel Mission Remembrance (I)

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-i/ Continue Reading...

Dr. E.M. Weitz Breakfast Club — March 26

On Sunday, March 26, at 9 a.m., please join CBS congregant Newman Fisher for a talk on Jewish cryptology. Cryptology literally means “secret writing.” More generally, the word describes the creation of protocols used to write messages that can be understood only by one’s intended audience and not by any adversaries. The history of cryptology […] http://bethsholomsf.org/dr-e-m-weitz-breakfast-club-march-26/ Continue Reading...