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Vayakhel — Exodus 35:1 – 38:20

Thumbnail_CoverDesign_Vayakhel 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...

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

Thumbnail_Enigma_(crittografia)_-_Museo_scienza_e_tecnologia_Milano 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...

Israel Mission Remembrance (I)

Thumbnail_IsraelMission_GroupPhoto_Jerusalem 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...

Announcing Fusion Friday Kabbalat Shabbat!

Thumbbnail_FusionFridayKabbalatShabbat 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...

Makor Or High Holidays Intensive

Thumb_MakorOr It’s time to register for the Makor Or High Holidays Intensive at CBS! The High Holy Days (or High Holidays) mark the most intense period of the Jewish sacred year. Beginning with the month of Elul, we spend six weeks in preparation, prayer, meditation, reflection, and repentance (teshuvah, return) as we re-tune ourselves to our spiritual lives, pausing […] http://bethsholomsf.org/makor-or-high-holidays-intensive/ Continue Reading...

New Books In Our Library Collection

Thumb_Heart-of-Many-Rooms Rosemary Rothstein and the rest of the CBS Rabin Family Library Committee have been quite busy this past year. New books are added to our collection all the time. We invite you to come by and take a look! If you would like to check out a book, just take a card from the library […] http://bethsholomsf.org/new-books-in-our-collection/ Continue Reading...

Kezayit: FRIDAY

2FRIDAY What’s this Kezayit thing? Read here. +++++ This week, what happens when an internationally-acclaimed design firm partners with a Jewish non-profit determined to engage young and unaffiliated Jews? Friday happens! Well, the app, at least – not the day of the week, which happens every seven days, just after Thursday and before Shabbat. FRIDAY, an […] http://bethsholomsf.org/kezayit-friday/ Continue Reading...

Kezayit: Not Every Jew Looks Like You

Kone-Miller-family- What’s this Kezayit thing? Read here. +++++ Writing recently in Tablet Magazine, author David Margolick acknowledged the Jewish people’s chauvinistic tribalism. “Why is it we Jews are not only quick to claim someone as our own, but insist upon claiming all of him? For better or worse, though, we do: our fierce feeling of specialness […] http://bethsholomsf.org/kezayit-not-every-jew-looks-like-you/ Continue Reading...

Rabbi’s Message: 7th Day Passover 5776

CoverDesign3_PartingSea Now that the seders are over, where is Passover leading us? What is the spiritual texture of the journey that leads us onwards as we reach the seventh day of Passover? The seventh day of Passover is a time for reimagining what our world would look like — without Pharaoh, without the Angel of Death. […] http://bethsholomsf.org/rabbis-message-7th-day-passover-5776/ Continue Reading...

Two Exciting Israel Opportunities For Teens

AchshavYisrael A visit to Israel is a key stepping stone in a Jewish American teenager’s journey of Jewish discovery. As part of Congregation Beth Sholom’s ongoing effort to help all Bay Area Jewish teens connect and identify with Jewish peoplehood and practice, we’re highlighting two exciting Israel travel opportunities here. GIFT OF ISRAEL CBS is one […] http://bethsholomsf.org/two-exciting-israel-opportunities-for-teens/ Continue Reading...